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Boulderdash Cabin & RV Park

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· Bandera, Texas
5 acres
9 sites
1 Glamping
5 Vehicle/Tent
2 Caravan
Hello, I’m Carol-anne, my husband Lyn and I spent several years searching for a Hill Country hideout. After not being able to find anything that would meet our needs we had all but given up on the idea. So we decided we should just buy ourselves an RV and go wherever the wind blew us. In 2016 we did just that! We bought ourselves “The Land Yacht” as I have come to call our Heartland Cyclone. We spent 2016 and 2017 touring the country. In February 2017 we decided to attend the “Cowboy Mardi Gras” in Bandera, TX and found a great spot to camp on Lake Medina. My dad joined us on that trip and I think we all kind of fell in love with the place! Lyn and I (always dreaming) decided to look and see what sort of real estate there was around the lake. We have always argued about lake vs. river. Lyn likes the lake and I like the river. Anyway, after some searching online we decided to go up in person one day and just “look”. Well.......long story short. The first place we looked at was Boulderdash, it met all our needs. Boulderdash came complete with 3 acres on the river at the mouth of Lake Medina. It had a cabin already on it that was built in 2009 and 5 RV hookups. PERFECT! We listed the cabin as a vacation rental and started to refurbish the RV hookups and sites, 5 years later we are retired here and continuing to make improvements. We named it Boulderdash because of the huge boulders out front and because Boulderdash is defined as “Something that does not have or make sense”. Which was perfectly suited to this endeavor! The idea was just to pay the property taxes with the cabin rental until we could retire and build our home. The lot next to ours became available so we purchased it. Boulderdash was growing faster than we ever could have imagined! What started out as a temporary rental quickly became a full blown campground! Boulderdash continues to exceeded our expectations and has become a place full of fun memories, not only for ourselves but for whomever visits.
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Hiking
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Lake
River, stream, or creek
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Bandera, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Carol Anne & Lyn E.Joined in February 2018
Response rate: 100%
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377 Ratings · 377 reviews
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Sarah J.recommends
November 28, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
This space is beautiful! Loved having corn to feed the regular deer visitors. The hosts were friendly and responsive. I’d definitely stay here again.
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Jamie L.recommends
November 21, 2022
RV Site 1
The hill country view with plenty of wildlife! …………
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Haley F.recommends
November 15, 2022
Tent Site 4
We had the best time at Boulderdash! A front was blowing in when we arrived, which made the heated bathroom even better. Lynn, Carol-Anne and Andrea were all amazing. We enjoyed evening walks on the riverbed and watching all the deer and ducks wander around. It was quiet, serene and close to everything. The drive to Hill Country Natural Area was less than 30 minutes for an easy hike to a great view. All around an excellent experience.
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Serena T.recommends
November 7, 2022
Riverside tent Site 1
We were late getting there and didn't call to let them know.... And they were there waiting for us to greet us, and we're vary kind. You can tell that they really care about the place, and it is a lot better maintained then the state parks.
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Svetlana M.recommends
October 24, 2022
RV Site 4
Such a great experience!! Love!
We were incredibly impressed with the environment that Carol-Ann & Lyn created. The amenities at Boulderdash are so well maintained (bathrooms, electric hookups, sitting areas). You can tell they’ve put a lot of thought into creating a top-notch experience for guests. They are very clear with their rules. This led to a great environment with respectful campers. We can’t wait to come back!
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Kimberly N.recommends
October 23, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
Cute spot along the Medina River
We absolutely loved this spot!! We stayed down at site 2 along what would normally have been the water line, but with the drought we’ve been having there was very little water (which we expected). That said, even with no water we still enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, since the temps were mild and the breeze was plentiful. Enjoyed hiking the dry riverbed at sunset. Stars were plentiful at night, with very little light to interfere. The communal kitchen space was a real perk, we had running water only steps away from camp. We tend to be fairly self-sufficient so we never used any of the other amenities (bathroom/shower), but it was nice to know they were there if needed. Loved all the solar lights scattered about the property! Firewood is sold on property which is a real convenience. Really enjoyed the complimentary deer corn and birdseed, saw a good many deer wandering around, and 4 ducks that seem like permanent residents. We can’t wait to come back when the river is full, this spot will be even more amazing with plentiful water to swim in. We’ll be back for sure!!
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Jia H.recommends
October 19, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
This camp site is very well maintained and super convenient. There is toilet and hot shower and they are super clean. All camp areas can access water and electricity, which made it a lot easier. The view next to river is also very night during sunset. The only missing part is there isn’t that much water in the river during Oct.
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Ryan G.recommends
October 18, 2022
Riverside tent Site 1
We had a great time at Boulderdash. They are great hosts!
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Marc T.recommends
October 3, 2022
Tent Site 4
Campsite #4 is very private, but we ended up upgrading to Site #2 by the river which was surrounded by beautiful huge cypress trees. Lots of shade and space to bring the vehicle right up to the site for easy setup and takedown. Firepits have grills on them which we gladly took advantage of by grilling burgers! Lovely property owned and ran by lovely people. Excited to go back!
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Mel P.recommends
September 19, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
Another great stay at tent site #2!
This was my 2nd trip to Boulderdash and won't be the last. This is a great waterfront campsite!(#2) Love camping here!
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Richard C.recommends
August 27, 2022
RV Site 2
We had a very scenic and tranquil stay here. We fed the deer and enjoyed every minute of our time here. We would definitely recommend Boulderdash to anyone wanting to camp in this area.
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Terri N.recommends
July 24, 2022
RV Site 1
Camping on this property was like a little slice of heaven. Owners and host were so friendly and helpful. If you ever want to get away and not be in a crowded camp ground, this is your place. We will definitely be a returning guest.
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Stephanie U.recommends
July 21, 2022
Boulderdash Cabin
Carol-anne's cabin was great! The cabin was clean with plenty of clean towels and all the stuff we needed for the weekend. The A/C was a huge plus given the 100+ weather. Access to the river is easy although the water level was low. Our dogs still loved the water. We also enjoyed the campfire and used the grill for burgers.
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Launa J.doesn't recommend
May 30, 2022
Boulderdash Cabin
Have better Pest Control for roaches in house. They were especially bad in Master Bedroom!
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Roy S.recommends
May 30, 2022
Tent Site 4
The people that had rented a riverside spot didn’t show up so they let me upgrade for free. They were very friendly and accommodating, and the spot was very nice. Would highly recommend for those looking for a relaxing time by the river.
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Eva V.recommends
May 25, 2022
"Stella"
Love the place host very friendly .
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Mel P.recommends
May 8, 2022
Riverside tent Site 1
This is a great place to camp! Love that the water is right here since it was in the 100s during our trip. The grounds are well maintained. The river was gorgeous. The owners are very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Loved that there are 2 bathrooms with showers and also a water station next to our campsite. My kids loved feeding the baby ducks. We will definitely be back
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Grant H.recommends
May 3, 2022
Riverside tent Site 1
Perfect Family Camp spot.
Wonderful site for camping. Hosts were great communicators. The site has an outdoor sink and counter as well as electricity to charge up your devices. The river was perfect for the kids to play in all day. We loved it and will definitely be back.
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Jason C.recommends
May 2, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
Great location. Loved being so close to the river.
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Juan G.recommends
April 18, 2022
Boulderdash Cabin
Cabin
The cabin has everything we needed and was very clean.
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Elizabeth D.recommends
April 11, 2022
Riverside Tent Site 2
We couldn’t have asked for a better first camping experience! The hosts were great and checked on us both nights! River was low making it perfect wading height for my toddler. Even my 16 year old dog had a good time! If you want an outdoor experience with great amenities like fire pits, showers, bathrooms, and an on-site necessity store with ice and wood, this is the place! We will definitely come back and hopefully when the river is higher!
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Vanessa C.recommends
April 6, 2022
Tent Site 4
I loved tent camping there it was my very first experience the stars were beautiful and the host were very sweet. Very clean site and access right to the river. It was an amazing stay and I will definitely be coming back in the future 🙂
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Arthur G.recommends
March 21, 2022
RV Site 2
We enjoyed our stay at Boulderdash #2 and the camp hosts were very friendly and accommodating. The weather was nice and the RV pad we stayed on was fully equipped with everything we needed. The camp is situated at the foothills of the Medina river above the lake and the views were satisfying. We were made to feel at home by the camp hosts and our kid enjoyed playing with the hosts kids. The time spent at Boulderdash #2 was well worth it and is a short drive into Bandera, the Cowboy capital of the world where dining and shopping are abundant but not overkill. A city park in Bandera had horse rides that gave my kid a chance to be a Cowboy for a few minutes. Will come again.
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Monty B.recommends
March 19, 2022
RV Site 3
Great place, really nice folks
Everyone was super nice and accommodating. The campground was very well kept, easy to access pulling a travel trailer, and a really nice spot on the river. Can't wait to come back.
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Shelley S.recommends
February 22, 2022
RV Site 3
Great time!
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Melissa S.recommends
December 6, 2021
Tent Site 4
Great weekend camp spot!
This was such a great spot for a weekend getaway! The owners were really helpful and communicative before our arrival and the manager, Andrea was so nice and accommodating. The spot itself has plenty of room in a beautiful wooded area. We got to see a giant porcupine in a tree and some deer (and the local geese and duck), which was really fun. There’s a paved path down to the river and then you walk over some smooth rocks to get to the water. It was absolutely beautiful and just high enough to be able to swim. We set our chairs up in the water and relaxed for the day. Our two dogs were very happy there too. We’ll definitely be back!
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Sherry M.recommends
December 2, 2021
RV Site 1
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the solitude and spaciousness of the Boulderdash camp sites. When camping we look for secluded camps that only have a few sites, which allow us to better enjoy nature and not be bombarded by other campers. Boulderdash fit the bill. Also, the owners and host were great.
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Lauren E.recommends
November 29, 2021
"Stella"
Stella was even more than we expected - such a great place to stay and had everything we could have needed. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back for another stay!
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Lisa F.recommends
November 28, 2021
RV Site 3
Amazing campsites and Amazing Hosts
This has to be my absolute favorite campsite so far! First, the site is beautiful! There are only a few rv sites and a few tent sites and they are set up so that you don’t even know anyone is there. Second, the hosts have thought of everything! Each site has bird feeders and path lights and a big jar of corn to feed the deer and the occasional goose. We stayed for 4 nights over the Thanksgiving week and we never left the site other than for walks to the river and to explore the area. Bandera is only a few minutes away but we were extremely happy not to leave. On Thanksgiving morning, our host, Carol Anne, brought us the most delicious, homemade pumpkin bread!!! ❤️ We will definitely make this a regular camping trip and next time we will bring more family. This is the PERFECT spot for a small group, you could literally have the whole place to yourself!
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Dany S.recommends
November 24, 2021
RV Site 2
A hidden Gem ! A must visit…!
Absolutely a great place to visit and spend time… quiet, clean, nicely equipped and convenient! The owners, host and staff and extremely friendly, helpful and very responsive. First time here and surely coming back ! Well worth it and the scenery all around is beautiful!!! Thank You for a great experience!!!
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