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Backroads Reservations

Great destinations in the Texas Hill Country

Call 866-796-0660

No booking fees Since 2001


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Farhaven is a 76 acre private hideaway nestled in the beautiful Sabinal Canyon between Utopia and Lost Maples State Park.  It offers a peaceful backcountry experience, with all the comforts of home and minutes from popular area attractions.  Enjoy hiking, bird watching, biking or exploring native wildlife habitat with spectacular views, sunsets and star-filled nights.  Ride your horse in our 100’ X 220’ sand/woodchip arena or anywhere on the property or just relax in a hammock or sit in front of a campfire. Host provides home grown organic vegetables on a seasonable basis.

The Farhaven Ranch is also home to Mark, Nancy, Bear and Ace (black labs), and four beautiful horses in training for English Dressage and Jumping competitions.

Tours are offered of the ranch's sustainable living structure to intereseted guests and especially their children. This includes two solar systems generating over half of the power required to run the ranch;45,000 gallons of rainwater collection; a state of the art passive solar greenhouse; and extensive organic gardens. Farhaven also has access to a private swimming hole with huge cypress trees a short drive from the property. Nancy and Mark are committed to providing guests an enjoyable Hill Country experience.

Bed linens, Towels and Kitchen Utensils Provided

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The Cottage

  • Two Bedrooms
  • 1 Queen and 1 King
  • Pullout double sofa in living area
  • 1 bath
  • Central air and heat
  • TV monitor with VCR/DVD, CD player

For Horses

  • Two 30' pipe pens under shade trees


  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • BBQ grills and firepits w/firewood
  • Coffee and teas
  • Laundry service available
  • For horses, two 30' pipe pens under shade trees

Rates and Details

  • Cottage sleeps six. $150/night double occupancy for 2 nights.
  • $170 one night rate
  • $15/night per additional guest over two guests.
  • Cleaning fee: $35 per stay, refunded if left clean
  • Three Day Booking on Holidays
  • 12% occupancy tax
  • Horses welcome. $15/night per horse.  Feed and hay available locally.
  • Current negative coggins required for all equine guests
  • Children welcome
  • Well-behaved dog(s) allowed $10/dog/night
  • Smoke-free indoor environment
  • Off-road motorized vehicles not allowed



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866.796.0660 (toll-free)
830.522.4661 (local)

P.O. Box 967
Bandera, Texas 78003