Summer at the Ranch

Summer at the ranch is a time for families. Our three lodges, amply spaced, offer vacation lodging in our secluded and hidden valley in the heart of Hill Country.

Here, young fawns romp in the hayfields with their mothers while largemouth bass swirl in deep spring holes of Pipe Creek as it winds through the ranch.

Fawn at Rancho Madrono
Pipe Creek in the Texas Hill Country - Rancho Madrono

Family Time in the Texas Hill Country

Families come to the ranch to spend quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of cities and to safely gather as a family. The gated ranch is located on a quiet road that is tree-lined and private. Once inside the ranch perimeter, there is plenty of room to spread out and explore.

Family Reunions at Rancho Madroño

Our Main Lodge is the perfect headquarters for a family reunion. Complete with a swimming pool and covered event pavilion, the Main Lodge can serve as a place to gather and be a family. Our Creek and Cottonwood Lodges are perfect places for additional family members.

Call today to discuss reserving a single lodge or all the lodges on the ranch for a family reunion!

Main House Spacious Dining Area, Rancho Madrono
Safe family vacations in Texas Hill Country during covid-19

Fun on the Ranch

There is so much to do outdoors at the ranch!

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

At Rancho Madroño, Pipe Creek flows through the meadows and woodlands of our expansive ranch. Here you will find places to swim and paddle. We rent paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks so you can get out on the water.


With more than 400 acres, there is plenty of places to explore at Rancho Madroño. Hike the hills and along the creek or take in a Texas Hill Country sunset.


At Rancho Madroño, you’ll enjoy 2 miles of private access to Pipe Creek. Fish year-round for largemouth bass, perch, bluegills, and channel catfish. Catch and release only.

Kayaking and Fishing Pipe Creek, a clearwater Creek near San Antonio TX
Fishing for Catfish in Pipe Creek

Fun Things To Do Nearby

We are located between Boerne and Bandera, Texas – what a great place to be! Boerne is an upscale resort town while Bandera claims to be the nation’s cowboy capital.

Horseback Riding

Explore the Texas Hill Country on horseback! Cross G Ranch in Bandera offers trail rides. See creeks, ravines, hills of various degrees, wooded areas, valleys, and high plateaus with some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen in the Texas Hill Country.

Wine Tasting

Hill Country is blessed with several wineries in nearby Boerne and Comfort. The Texas Hill Country is famous for its local wineries. Plan out a day to sample some of the state’s finest wines! Many wineries offer tours and special group rates. Purchase a bottle of your favorite and bring a taste of the Hill Country home with you.

Parks and Places

The Texas Hill Country has a secret! Beautiful, underground caverns are hidden throughout. Plan an afternoon trip to The Cave Without a NameCascade Caverns, or Natural Bridge Caverns. Guided tours are offered.

Surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness that includes grand oak trees and Hill Country cedars, stands the humble and beloved Polly’s Chapel. A gem of Texas history.

Visit Wineries Near Rancho Madrono in the Texas Hill Country
Horses in pasture at Rancho Madrono