History

The Silver Spur Guest Ranch is owned and operated by Garry and Kay Walsmith. Their family and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to the ranch. The Walsmiths fell in love with the Hill Country while at a family reunion. They had always dreamed of having a place for families to come and enjoy each other, meet new friends, make special memories, and to get away from the daily grind. While shopping in the area, Kay picked up magazines and information everywhere she went. One day after they returned home, they were going through the pile she had collected and a real estate magazine opened up to a page about Silver Spur. It was like it was meant to be. The rest is history.

The Silver Spur was lovingly renovated and redecorated by the Walsmiths prior to opening for guests. We still find projects to keep us busy, so you might notice something new each time you come, like our poolside gazebo or hay barn. The ranch is located in beautiful Texas Hill Country, just 9 miles from Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” 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.

During your stay, you might enjoy a world famous trick roper show, country band, a storyteller, or singing cowboy. Or you can try your hand at a Texas Hold ‘Em table or even get a chance to sing karaoke with other guests! Kids love our various animals, including miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, longhorns, chickens, geese and more. Plus everyone has fun at the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores each night.

What makes the Silver Spur unique:

    • We’re located in a beautiful area, directly adjacent to the State Park.
    • We have a large and beautiful main lodge. It’s used as a central meeting place for all ranch guests, and even offers opportunities for group events.
    • We have the largest swimming pool in the area (Junior Olympic size with 250,000 gallons)
    • Horseback rides at the Silver Spur are scenic with our panoramic hills, meadows and areas covered with trees.
    • We have friendly horses and the most experienced wranglers in the Hill Country, so even beginners can enjoy the breathtaking trail rides.
    • We have an arena for barrel racing, pole bending and other related activities.
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