Hipcamp host Victoria N.
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At Home Away From Home Ranch, it feels like you are a million miles away from everything, yet only 10 minutes from main street of picturesque Boerne in the heart of the Texas Hill-Country, close to all the fun activities in San Antonio, Kerrville, Fiesta Texas, Bandera, Sea World, etc.

Bring your pets, your kids, family - or run away and don't bring anyone! Just enjoy

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At Home Away From Home Ranch, it feels like you are a million miles away from everything, yet only 10 minutes from main street of picturesque Boerne in the heart of the Texas Hill-Country, close to all the fun activities in San Antonio, Kerrville, Fiesta Texas, Bandera, Sea World, etc.

Bring your pets, your kids, family - or run away and don't bring anyone! Just enjoy our heavily wooded yet fenced-in, and manicured hideaway with plenty of trails and fields to run in. Our dozens of animals are very social - it's like an open petting zoo! You can enjoy all our animals, from African Boers (and bottle babies), to miniature donkeys, ponies, mini-pigs, puppies, etc., 

We have 9 different, "one-of-a-kind" cabins of different sizes and prices, comfortably housing up to 40 "campers" with all the comforts of home (thick posturopedic mattresses and high-end linens, bathrooms complete with thick plush towels, shampoo, etc,  fully equipped kitchens with coffee makers, refrigerators, fresh ground coffee, cream, etc., dining options with in-cabin and in-nature tables, complete with dishes, silverware, etc., - even wine glasses & free Netflix! ) yet each cabin has plenty of privacy / woods, and are just a few steps away from your parking spaces. 

This first cabin, Hansel & Gretel, is the most private, tucked into the farthest corner of the woods, with lovely views from your porch, with majestic oaks, big cedars, campfire & BBQ grill.

Whatever you would like, we can probably give you a great getaway, from total privacy all the way to DOING IT ALL FOR YOU: From bringing magic to quick getaways with intimate/romantic candle-lit dinner under the stars, to anniversary surprises like chocolate covered strawberries and wine, birthday parties, or an unforgettable Hill Country wedding with hundreds of guests - All especially customized just for You; all set in hundreds of beautiful live-oaks of a national nature preserve... 

You can choose to just "get away from it all" with your favorite 4-legged friend (yes we are very pet friendly)... Maybe learn to ride a horse or cook your favorite gourmet meal...or make it an ideal hub to explore The Hill Country!With the owners personally overseeing each guest's needs, we are dedicated to helping you make your travel planning very easy and vacation unforgettable. Please feel free to contact us with anything you would like to know more about our unique lodging, activities, vacations, special events and fine dining offerings - tailored especially for you!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Victoria a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

A lake 10 minutes from your doorstep (no motors) and a lovely river to kayak 10 minutes away.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hansel & Gretel Cabin in the Woods in Texas.

Redwoods

Actually lovely woods with big old oaks and pine trees (no option was available here for that)

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Hansel & Gretel Cabin in the Woods

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Hipcamper Smijai

Guys weekend trip

Smijai P.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2019

We recently stayed at the Home Away From Home property for a cousins weekend (4 adult guys). We originally booked the Hansel and Gretel cabin but Vicky gave us a FREE upgrade without us even asking. We appreciate the thoughtfulness of our comfort and ensuring that we were going to enjoy our experience. The cabin was clean and had everything that we needed. I want to give a special recognition to Teresa (property manager) for all of her help. She checked in on us, welcomed us and made sure that we had everything we needed throughout the stay. The cabin and the property was beautiful and the animals were great to interact with. Again, big thanks to Vicki for upgrading us to the larger cabin which was much more comfortable.

The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars is the communication. Before the process and during our stay I felt like I was constantly chasing down Vicki and Mickey. We called 8 times on the way to the property and at the gate and another guest had to let us onto the property. I spoke with Mickey to see if we could also participate in activities (survival wilderness course in the woods sounds cool!) and his response was more or less, sorry we are busy with other guests but I will come talk to you guys soon (he never did). The day we were leaving (and most other guests left) I finally heard back that saying there was availability but at that point it was too late. We are 4 grown men so we can make do without hand-holding but it was disappointing because we wanted to spend money on activities and we were not even given a chance to talk about it with the hosts (Mickey said he would come by the cabin 3 times and never did). Just didn't like feeling like we were an after thought when we also were paying guests.

I say this not to take away from the owners or the property - we loved the experience and had a great weekend. I definitely recommend but just be aware you need to communicate early if you want to do additional things. Be prepared that it may be a little more hands-off than expected (which is perfectly fine for some people).

Pros - Beautiful property, clean cabin, FREE upgrade to a larger cabin, lots of animals around, Teresa is wonderful

Cons - Issues with communication

Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2019

We loved staying out with Victoria and Mickey! Their ranch is beautiful; absolutely pristine and well maintained. They have the most wonderful group of friendly well-loved animals. If you're lucky you'll get an in-depth tour of the feeding time ritual, from the chickens, goats, and horses, to the cutest pig we've ever met. The cabins are beautiful and each one is decorated according to it's own theme. They are all spotless and are a fantastic getaway in the beautiful Texas hills.

The communal fireplace is incredibly built and perfect for evening bonfires!Hansel & Gretel Cabin in the WoodsBeautiful kitchen area with a loft overheadHansel & Gretel Cabin in the Woods
Hipcamper Mercedez
Mercedez H.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2019

Victoria and Mickey were excellent hosts and the cabin was cute and cozy.

Some tips and things to know about this listing: Be sure to communicate well in advance of your arrival to ensure a smooth check-in (sometimes it takes awhile to get a response, but no biggie if you’re planning ahead). Keep in mind that there is a $50 non-refundable pet fee per pet, which isn’t precisely mentioned on the listing, and is handled once you arrive. Be sure to read the welcome binder when you arrive, as they have specific policies that are not listed here.

Overall, we were happy with this cabin and would visit again!

Hipcamper Delilah

A great city escape

Delilah O.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay and loved the interaction with the animals. We had a great time escaping the city, enjoying the peace and quiet and the hill country stars.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley B.
recommends this listing.
November 10th, 2019

Great weekend getaway! Perfect for the kids. They loved being with the animals and running around. We felt very safe and loved that they got to explore on their own. Our cabin was nice and comfortable. We enjoyed going into Boerne, such a cute town!

Hipcamper Joe

A great escape

Joe G.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2019

This ad does not do justice to how great this place is. The accommodations are simple but comfortable and clean; exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in the Hansel and Gretel cabin. I believe there are 9 in total that range from simple to resort-like. Animals roam the ranch freely. I woke up and played with some donkeys while my wife took photos from the warmth of our bed. There is also a pig, some chickens, a couple dogs and a herd of goats that roam the property. While it is only about 3 miles off the freeway, it feels like 100. It was a great way to escape.
Even more amazing than the property are the hosts, whom I am convinced are the most interesting couple in the world. Micky is retired army special forces, speaks 4 languages, teaches survival courses (scheduling that later), trains horses and may be the friendliest host we have ever encountered. His wife Vicky is an amazing human being but an even better chef. She cooked us an amazing anniversary dinner that put even the best fine-dining to shame. She literally interviewed us (detailed like a job interview) a few days in advance to learn about our flavor preferences. Our five course meal for 2 with champagne came at a price that was so low, I honestly felt guilty. After the meal, the most interesting couple in the word sat with us, shared a few drinks and some great conversation.

If you NEED a weekend away from it all, don't miss out on this place. Make sure you ask Vicky for her creme brulee; it is life-affirming.

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Hipcamper Joe G.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2019
Hipcamper Palar R.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2019
Property
Hansel & Gretel Cabin
State
Texas
$100/night
1 Site
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