How big is the Silver Spur Guest Ranch
The historical Silver Spur Guest Ranch, is located on 300 acres in Bandera, Texas, is one of the finest guest ranches in the Texas Hill Country. The ranch has a great neighbor, the Hill Country State Natural Area, which has over 5,600 acres our guests can use for extended horseback rides, fishing, camping and wildlife watching.
Are you open year round?
Yes, the Silver Spur is open year-round with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Which airport do we fly into? Do you provide shuttle service?
Most of our guests fly into San Antonio International Airport, which is located approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive from the Silver Spur. We refer all of our guests to Ray Farrar of Ray’s Rides for shuttle service to and from the ranch. You may contact Ray’s Ride’s for reservations and fees by calling 830-388-2443.
What are your Check-in and Check-out times?
Check-in time – 3:00pm. Rooms are guaranteed to be available at 3:00pm for check-in, however guests are welcome to arrive earlier in the day to enjoy lunch, ranch amenities, horseback riding, etc. Please let us know when making your reservation if you will be arriving early for lunch and/or morning horseback rides.
Check-out time – 11:00am. Guests must check-out of their room by 11:00am, however guests are welcome to stay on the ranch for the day to enjoy lunch, afternoon horseback rides, ranch amenities and outdoor activities. Please let us know when making your reservation if you will be staying for lunch and/or afternoon horseback rides.
What should I pack?
Our dude ranch is definitely a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Wear what you will feel most comfortable in while relaxing and if you have Western wear, bring it along and you will fit right in! Below are recommended clothing and items for optimal safety and comfort during activities on the ranch you may be participating in .
• Jeans or riding pants
• Long sleeve shirts
• Hat, gloves, sunglasses
• A jacket for cooler weather
• Hiking boots or athletic shoes
• Layers for cooler weather
( We provide pool towels)
For the warmer months (May – October), we recommend packing shorts and short-sleeved shirts. For cooler months (November – April) you’ll need to pack a jacket and warmer clothes.
If needed, we have sweatshirts, t-shirts, western hats and beanies available for purchase in our Gift Shop located in the main Lodge.
Will I have cell phone service?
Cell phone service is very spotty on the ranch. There are certain spots that seen receive a better signal depending on your cell phone provider. We do have a landline available office located in the Main Lodge if you need to make an important phone call.
Will I have Internet access?
Yes, we do have satellite-based Wi-Fi available to our guests. The Lodge Ranch Room is equipped with wireless internet through a satellite dish. Bring your laptop with wireless modem and stay in touch with the outside world. Since the internet is through satellite, it can be a little temperamental with the weather. There is a small daily fee for Wi-Fi access.
Do you allow pets?
Unfortunately, because of all the animals on the ranch, we can’t accommodate pets. However, there’s an excellent kennel we can refer you to in town should it be needed.