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5 Fun Things to Do in Bandera, Texas

Bandera, Texas is bustling this time of year and the Silver Spur Guest Ranch is right at the heart of it all. And there’s always plenty to keep them busy at a place like the Silver Spur. With lots of people visiting this beautiful Texas dude ranch of ours, we decided to put together a list of a 5 fun things to do in Bandera, Texas while you’re here!

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Hike in the Hill Country State Natural Area

Texas Hill Country is known for its natural beauty. That’s part of why so many people choose to stay in Bandera, Texas for vacations, retreats, and more. It’s also what makes the Silver Spur such a beautiful and unique dude ranch. But you’d be missing out if you stayed on our property, beautiful as it is, during your whole stay here. That’s why think everyone should hike in the Hill Country State Natural Area.

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Trick Roping at the Silver Spur

There’s never a dull moment at the Silver Spur Ranch, but one of our guests’ favorite forms of entertainment here is trick roping. In case you’ve never heard of it before, trick roping is a competitive art form involving the spinning of a lasso. It began in wild west shows in the 19th century and became widely popular thereafter. We know firsthand, since trick roping is a staple when it comes to entertainment out here on the ranch!

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Facts About Texas Longhorn Cattle

One of the nice things about dude ranches in Texas is that they’re full of cool animals that you might not normally see. One animals that is commonly found at a Texas dude ranch is the famous Texas longhorn. At the Silver Spur, we know a lot about the Texas longhorn since we have several. So here’s our list of facts about this particular type of cattle!

Why We’re One of the Best Dude Ranches in Texas

Dude ranches in Texas are popular destinations, year-round. They give people a chance to try out a different lifestyle and experience something completely new. Plus kids love getting to spend time with all the ranch animals and maybe even got some horseback riding in while they’re there. But there’s one ranch in Bandera, Texas that’s really special: The Silver Spur Ranch! Here’s why we’re one of the best dude ranches in Texas.

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10 Fun Facts About Horses

It’s no secret that everyone who lives on or works at a Texas dude ranch most likely loves horses. Horseback riding is an integral part of the Silver Spur experience, after all! We’re pretty much experts on all things horses here at the Silver Spur, but sometimes  they can surprise even us. So we did a little research and came up with these 10 fun facts about horses that you probably didn’t know. A lot of them stumped even us!

Visiting Texas Hill Country is Good For You

How Visiting Texas Hill Country is Good For You

As you may already know, the Silver Spur Guest Ranch is located in Texas Hill Country, a beautiful area full of varied terrain, hills, and caverns. People flock to dude ranches in this area because of its beauty and the many fun things to do around there. But did you know that visiting Texas Hill Country is good for you? It may sound crazy, but we have proof!

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5 Ways Ranch Animals Are Great for Kids

One nice thing about dude ranches in Texas like the Silver Spur is that they’re full of ranch animals like donkeys, longhorns, horses, and more. And that’s why so many kids and parents love getting the chance to stay at a Texas dude ranch. There’s something about spending time with animals that deeply affects people, especially children. Here are 5 ways ranch animals are  great for kids.

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4 Reasons to Take Your Family to a Dude Ranch

A stay at a Texas dude ranch always makes for a fun vacation, but the Silver Spur happens to be one of the best dude ranches for families. It has endless activities to keep both kids and adults busy and happy. Plus it makes for a pretty unique and memorable family vacation. Here are our 4 reasons to take your family to a dude ranch, though most people don’t need any convincing once they see our beautiful grounds in Bandera, Texas!

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Why Go on a Retreat at a Texas Dude Ranch

A Texas dude ranch may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider going on a relaxing retreat, but it’s actually the perfect location for it. We hold a number of spiritual, communal, and wellness retreats here at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch, and people can’t seem to get enough of them! Here’s why you should go on a retreat at a texas dude ranch like the Silver Spur.