This is a real dude ranch type of experience! We enjoyed the fact that the location keeps us in civilization but is fun for the family to feel like we are authentically going back in time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent Nov through March 2011-12 at 2E RV Guest Ranch Resort. The permanent rv'ers there were some of the nicest people you could meet. The permanent sites are well cared for and landscaped by the residents and are a real bonus for this rv park. The management/owners are another matter. Rent started at $185 for Nov and Immediately went up to $225 for Dec. The washers and dryers did not work on credit cards (the wireless required to authorize did not always function). When Campers asked for it to be made a coin laundry, the price went up and water levels in the small washers were lowered, dryer time reduced as well as heat. Price for electricity started at .12 a killowatt hr and was increased to .15--a 25% increase. Before we left in March, rent went up to $250 and now is $275. Grass is not mowed on a regular basis and many times the rv'er's mow their own and help their neighbors by mowing. Some showers have no curtains, showers and clubroom not cleaned regularly. As much as we liked the other rv'ers, we will not be back to a rv park that is managed in this manner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The 2E RV Resort is part of the 250 acre Twin Elm Guest (dude) Ranch located 2 miles West of Bandera. Two years ago the current owners bought a really beat up dude ranch, and started to clean and paint the cabins and put in new corrals. To expand the capacity they started to build a RV park. 50 sites are planned and 28 are done. 8 are occupied by permanent residents and ranch hands. Permanent sites are neat. Access to the park is good. Interior roads are asphalt and pads are cement and long, but very narrow. Interior roads are blocked by low hanging trees requiring you to back down the road to get out. Pamphlets say place has Wi-Fi, but there is none (but could access internet via Iphone). Pool was being resurfaced. You are told you can walk your dogs anywhere, but the ground is covered by cactus and sharp burrs which make walking dogs impossible. There are ranch dogs which run loose on the property. Owners do not pick up after their dogs and the place has plenty of horse and dog waste spread everywhere. Electric service is good. Water pressure drops when water is used in the pool area (to 4 psi). The bath house-laundry-social room was being framed but appears small. The park was very dry and dusty, and a camp worker-volunteer-resident started mowing, covering everything in thick dust and dirt and cutting off the top of the sewer connections. Rocks were hitting RVs. When we asked him to stop mowing by our RV, he became very angry and aggressive; and when the staff was told, nothing was done. Place caters to those groups in the ranch cabins and is focused on horse riding. No one is in charge of the campground. The ranch area is not paved, if it rains the campground will be covered in mud. Dumpster (1) was overflowing. The new owners have money, but apparently do not have a clue as to what people who RV desire. You can see Bandera in 2-3 hours; so you need to skip staying here and move on. We would not stay here again, even for free. We left early and did not stop to ask for a partial refund. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Brand new RV Park and Cabins in Bandera, TX. Three miles north of Bandera on Hwy 16. Wonderful RV park with 15 cabins. Great Grand Lodge and swimming pool. Friendly owner/operators. RV Park has gravel roads and sites. Sites are level and wide. Big rig friendly. Clean restrooms and laundry. Cabin(s) and lodge have Direct TV. RV park has a few TV channels via air. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice hill country park. 50Amp pull thrus. We have slides on both sides and a 12 ft carpet. As that makes about 22ft, sites are wide in my book Free WiFi is unreliable. AT&T and Verizon both work well. Clean restrooms and showers and nice Laundry. Large pool in season. Small fitness center. Lots of deer. Lake is dry. Park is 7 miles down a dead end road. But it is paved and all but last 2 miles has yellow line down the center. Not an issue. Bandera is a great little tourist town. Will definitely stay again. Rate is C2C Premier. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Was here in off season so could be different at other times of the year. Staff is friendly and helpful. Sites are uneven and close but clean and well maintained. We stayed on Monday and Tuesday nights, clubhouse is closed Monday through Wednesday but pool is open. We are Coast to Coast premier members so we did not pay for the camping directly so price is based on what lower-tiered members pay in trip points. Road to campground is a bit hairy but it a beautiful area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is coast To Coast. This is 30 site campground with all Pull-Thru sites. Road and sites are paved. They have 100's of acres yet the sites are very close together. They are set up to sell lots for homes or RV's. The road to the park is a secondary road and not the best road for a large RV. We did not have any problems. Its is about 9 miles from Bandera. It is way out in the hills of Hill Country. There is much wildlife. They have access to Lake Medina. At this time the lake is down 25 feet so impossible to lunch a boat. Not the fault of the RV Park. If the sites where spaced further apart and the access road where better this park could be 9. With wifi and cable it could be a 10. It is very quiet and peaceful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The managers are two of the rudest people we have ever met. The sites are so close together that you can't put out your awning. The only thing good about this park is you can walk to town - but I would NEVER stay here again. In the 7 years we have been RV'ing, this is the worst park ever! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed 5 nights and loved this place. Stayed here years ago and the park is in much better shape than I remembered. Very clean park with excellent facilities, even had place to wash cars. Everyone, including office people were very friendly to us. Great location at edge of town, walk to places even 11th Street Cowboy Bar. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners must have looked long and hard to find such rude, obnoxious managers. The sites are very close together and only a few have shade. Our site was pretty level though. During our stay, they had a power problem (overload?) and it blew the electrical systems in three RVs. Their attitude was "stuff happens." The swimming pool looked nice and clean, although we didn't use it. The best thing here is the location in the middle of Bandera. We will never stay here again, since there's a lovely park at the other end of town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our 2nd stay here. Last May there were very few folks there. February was a bit crowded, but we were very happy to get a nice, close space to the bathrooms. 3 nice clean separated showers. Strong hot showers. Manager not the friendliest, but nice enough. I appreciate the morning Zumba and exercise classes and the Tuesday night cowboy jam session. Location is the best to walk to town. That's why we will stay here again. Good rate also. Good strong wi-fi and good cable TV! We camped here in a Motorhome.
You might want to visit this one before booking. Cancelling will cost you plenty. I cancelled, and it cost $100 out of a monthly rent of $220. Very surprised that this was a Good Sam park; assume they qualified on bathhouse, pool, etc. as it was more parking lot than campground; not even close to 'resort'. Sites in the lower area are so close together you cannot put out your awning; slides almost touch. If you want to sit out, you'll be sitting at your neighbor's wall. If you want to cookout, you'll probably have to go across the road to an open area. The upper area is not as bad, but still very close. Managers not overly friendly, but we didn't experience the out and out rudeness previously described. The park looked clean when we visited. As stated, we did cancel our reservation, and probably would not stay here again due to the closeness of the spaces. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here every time there is a motorcycle rally and we go to Bandera. This time, we went just to go, no rally going on. When there is a rally, it is packed. This time it was very empty. Even when it is full, we have not experienced any problems with noise or people being rowdy. There is one entrance and it accommodates our 44' rig and a trailer behind us. They have a field that we have stayed in when arriving late at night so as to not disturb those who are already asleep. This is the first time we have used the pool and hot tub. They were clean, as were the restrooms that are connected to the pool. I did not use the laundry facilities, but our friend did and said they were fine. There are trees so some spots are shaded. The sites are gravel/dirt, and the road is paved. I do not think they have any cabins for rent, but they have a red Caboose that is an efficiency that you can rent, current rate is $85/night. You can access the river in a few different places and play in the water. The elderly man in the office was friendly and polite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a bad park. Sites are close but adequate. Took some doing for other campers and some staff to warm up to us. Rate was based on monthly stay. Park is well maintained and sites are mostly level. Area is rich with history and there are some organized activities. We would stay again but not long term. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here to take care of business. We did not experience the same treatment as some others, and we expected it. The folks running the place are not from Texas and run a (very) tight ship. Everyone we dealt with was nice enough and all the facilities were spotless and the pool was very nice. The spots are very tight but we had good shade. The monthly rate is quite reasonable and we will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The managers of this park are the rudest people we have ever met. The park is very poorly run. You can't use the family center and kitchen unless it's a whole park event. The managers keep it under lock and key. The sites are very small and very close together. If you want to put out your awning, it'll touch your neighbor's rig the sites are so small. Very few trees and very little shade. The managers ride around on golf carts looking for something to gripe about, and if they want your space for an event or someone else, they will cut your stay short without giving you a refund. We were shorted by 3 days. The park is popular because it's within walking distance to town. However, this does not override the rude management. Don't stop here! Nightly rate reflects monthly rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 nights. The welcome was quite cold and not really friendly, not the Texas one! All is nice and clean. Kids pay same price than adults ($3 each) for 1 night. Very close to town, big pool, clean restrooms, good WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third time staying at this park since 2007. It is close to town and within walking distance. Has great cable, nice pool and clean facilities. We have our own Wi-Fi and did not use theirs. The park is in dire need of site repairs. Sites are dirt and used to be grass. Rain causes real problems with the mud in the area. Park seems to be going down somewhat since our first time here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The spaces here are very tight. Our slide-out nearly touched the slide-out of our neighbor. The park was full when we were here, and the manager was not friendly. She refused to give us a Good Sam discount because I did not have my card. I did have my membership number, but that was not enough for her. The park is located on the Medina River, and a walk along the bank is easily accessible. Also very good proximity to town, within walking distance to restaurants and other entertainment. Bathhouse is very clean, attached to community room. We noticed that there are planned activities. We stayed two nights, but because of the close together sites and the unfriendly reception, we will look elsewhere when visiting Bandera in future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in this park because it's within walking distance to downtown Bandera. I also chose the park because they advertise free Wi-Fi and I work from my RV. After we checked in we were told, "We have been having trouble with the Wi-Fi and we have parts on order". Well we stayed here for 7 nights and those parts never arrived. My advise would be to move on down the road to one of the other parks in the area. The rest of the park is starting to show signs of neglect, the sites are somewhat muddy and in need of some new gravel and re-leveling. I wouldn't stay here again without trying some of the other parks around Bandera. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is probably very pretty when the trees are green and the grass is growing, so it can be a bit stark in the winter. However, it is clean, the staff and campers are cordial and it's well located for seeing things in the area. One can walk to downtown Bandera for the shops and restaurants. Sites could be a bit more level. As far as permanents, there is a sign in the office that states that this is not a residential park. It may be a tad short of a resort, but it's not so far away that I would avoid the park. In fact, I believe I would use this park anytime. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are few shaded sites available and those have only minimal shade provided by small, younger trees. Their website describes the sites as "spacious" but this couldn't be any further from the truth. They are tiny and they pack people in like sardines, leaving lots of empty spaces between rigs. There is one very nice staff member but the manager is down-right rude and in need of customer service training. Overall, the park is clean; however, the pool is not so we loved that we had access to the river. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first RV park to stay at after purchasing our fifth-wheel, and we did not know how lucky we were at the time. We have since stayed at many different RV parks, and none have been as accommodating, friendly, or well-managed, since. The folks at Pioneer care about their customers. They take pride in each and every site, and they make sure your stay is as pleasant as it can be. The river is in full view from most of the sites. The swimming pool is always a joy. The Hot Tub is well-maintained. You can walk to town in five minutes and enjoy a hot meal. Well, I could go on and on. it is just the best RV park we stayed at to date. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very clean park, with management that is very friendly and caters to the needs of the visitors. We came for a week and ended up staying over a month greatly due to the campground and the other guests there, as well as the location near downtown Bandera. The sites are large enough to spread out and the restrooms, pool and grounds are well taken care of. We stayed here in a 5th wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In spite of the other 2006 rating, I took a chance on this park because it had wireless. Had no problems, easy to get in and out. Paid $132 for the week + $16 electricity. Very clean restrooms. Has a pool, but didn't check it out. Very close to downtown Bandera, but off the highway (no noise). Has several spaces with view of the Medina River. Office is sparse for supplies and food, but town is easy walk. I believe this used to be a Jellystone park some years back. I would go back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pioneer in Bandera, associated with Pioneer in Aransas Pass, is totally the opposite and is inhabited by permanents in some old rigs. People left for work at 5am. The only “Resort” is in their name. Parking is crowded and on grass/dirt. “Shaded RV spaces” are few. We didn’t even unhitch. But free WiFi and cable were outstanding. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflects the PA Rate for a Big Rig Site. This rate is all that the park should be charging as they have no washrooms (sign on door says RVs should have their own and with high cost of propane they are closed effective June 2011), no Wi-Fi (changed their policy so available only for permanent residents), no amenities of any kind, and a Laundry that is pretty poor with 3 very old washers and only 1 working dryer. There were only about 8 other RVs and all but one was a permanent unit. The office is not staffed and to register you have to pick up the red phone at the door which connects you to the resident manager who lives in one of the permanent units. I made a reservation ahead, and when arrived and phoned the manager she said to just go to my assigned site (#13) and she would register me later. Little did I know that later meant the next day in the afternoon! If you are looking for just an overnight site or for a couple of nights and are totally self contained and don't need to use their laundry then for $18 ($15 PA rate for regular site) not a bad place to stay. The Big Rig sites are very long pull throughs which are easy to get into and out of and reasonably level. There is some road noise during the day but at night it is very quiet despite being located on highway 16. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park to stop and smell the roses (cactus). The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and you never feel watched and are available 24 hours a day. The owners deliver mail directly to your site. We came to stay for a week to rest up from traveling, and decided to have our week converted to a monthly stay. while here we were able to make online purchases for delivery and our mail sent. While here, we made side trips to Hondo, San Antonio, Kerrville, Medina and Boerne. The sites are large enough not to have to unhook the tow dolly and still plenty of room to park the car. There are enough things to see and do in the area that you can stay as busy as you want or not at all. This park is also a horse motel and while here there were horses boarded and they enjoyed a daily carrot and we enjoyed them. A real diamond in the rough, located in historic Texas. We will definitely stay here again when in the area in the future. A side trip to Mamacita's restaurant in Kerrville is a must. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, quiet spacious campground. Cosy clubhouse with fireplace. Laundry and hot showers available. Super nice and helpful owners who really make you feel welcome. They went out of their way to help us with our cell phone problem, even letting us use their cell phone. While we were there they had a BBQ which was free to the campers. Afterwards there were about a dozen local musicians who entertained us. We had planned on staying two days, but we were enjoying ourselves so much we ended up staying four days. When in the area we will certainly return. They are Passport America so there is more of an incentive to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park that has had few upgrades. The restrooms are old and the washing machines and dryers just are awful! It's in an ideal location and most sites are large, but overall it's a dusty park since the roads and sites are not paved. The current, not so friendly manager, does not take into consideration where she parks the rigs. She put our friends into a 30 amp site and they needed 50 amp. A lot of "bikers" were staying in the park and the loud music and their partying was disturbing! We've stayed in other parks that allowed motorcycles, but they had rules that asked everyone to respect their neighbor. They only cared about filling the sites and not caring about the ramifications that others had to content with. This could be an excellent park but needs a bit of TLC! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed 2 nights at PPA rate of $11. Very nice smaller park and convenient to town. If you have not been to Bandera, put it on your bucket list. Enjoyed the park, would have been a 10 but showers/rest rooms needed some cleaning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly, helpful people running this park. We used our PassPort America discount and stayed here for $11 a night for the first two nights. All facilities were clean and in working order. It was a delightful, restful stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good location on the edge of Bandera which is a nice small town. We stayed three nights, two at PPA rate and one at full rate so have showed average, very good value. Restrooms and laundry are old but clean and adequate. There is also a nice activity room. Everyone was friendly, and it all seems to be well kept.WiFi worked well, you get an hour for each log in but you can just log in again when time is up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For the small town of Bandera this is a really nice park close to town and it is quiet. The lady that works there is super friendly and helpful. The sites are large with gravel and level. They also have a little concrete pad for each site and a picnic table. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is for a monthly stay and it is plus electric at 12 cent. The road are dirt so it muddy or dusty depending on the day. It is close to town and shopping and there is lots to do for a small town. Excellent overnight stop with Passport America. It is a quiet park with easy in and out. Some sits are side by side. Utilities were well located and in good working order. The price is the best in the area and only one other park is better as far as facilities. I'll use it again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate noted is based on monthly rate. This was a nice well maintained campground. We were in a site with a new electrical post and others had been replaced/upgraded. Wifi was limited to an hour then you had to log on again. It was fun seeing the 2 burros and 2 longhorns in their field. Tons of deer are there both white tail and axis. A few rally groups came by since they have great facilities for them. We would definitely stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park. The owners and staff treated us like family. We camped here with 7 other couples and the owner went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The sites are large pull thru with full hookups. The Wi-Fi and cable worked good. There are 3 rec rooms that can accommodate the largest rallies. There is a small pond on the way down to the Medina River. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed as part of a rally and got a special rate. Large park with no full timers. 1 mile to Bandera. Close to the road and a little noise from motorcycles but heck, this is the Hill Country in Texas so expect that! Very well run, friendly staff, large sites, and lots of trees. We used the cable and also hooked up the satellite. Nice park. We'll return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, quiet, shady park, about a half mile from the river. Lots of white tail deer in the area, as well as the park's longhorn cattle and mini donkeys. Spots are large (#82 is HUGE)and easy to get into. WiFi & cable weren't the best, but that may have had to do with numerous storms. All in all, a very pleasant park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice, small-town park. Good for a brief stay (we stayed two nights) but too remote from major shopping for an extended stay. Nice trees, deer, friendly staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate cited is the rally rate. Great staff and very friendly. Rally area is not treed and has gravel drive and pads, dusty and lots of sticker burrs. Rustic like a ranch should be. Rally hall is 5star. We left the motorhome here for 10 days between rallies and felt very safe doing so. Walk down the road to the Medina River; see the deer walking all over the property and the two huge longhorn steers. Close to town and there is lots to do there. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend for a rally. Sites are gravel but level. Some sites need tree limbs trimmed or they will screen your rig or prevent awning from coming all the way down. Wi-Fi speed comes and goes but generally works on average. Some electrical issues caused several sites to lose power. Flip of the coin whether we would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects group rate. We stayed with our group three nights. Friendly gent checked us in, then led us to the site. Park has a very nice selection of shaded, partly shaded, and won't be shaded until the trees grow bigger sites. Our shaded site was wide enough for easy movement around the RV with all slides out. Several community halls available, very nice. Good selection in the library; we donated a box of books and there was still plenty of shelf space. Nice walk to the river through the park, with axis deer escorts. The only downside to this park is the lack of a swimming pool, which is critical in the south Texas heat. I can see why this park is so popular with Winter Texans - it's a great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The roads are dirt that makes dust whenever they are not mud from rain. The previous reviews have the rest of the park described well. However some surprise news hit me. After having to wake up the snoring office clerk, he proceeded to speak to me like I was an idiot for asking about the advertised monthly rate. He very curtly told me that they have so much business that they do not need do monthly rentals now. After my polite departure, it was interesting that there were over twenty empty sites just in the front part of the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects weekly rate of $150. Very quiet park. We were in site 106, an open area, not many trees but big sites. There is an area with lots of shade. Tons of deer each day. Nice trail to river. Very friendly host. Paved roads with gravel sites. Laundry was small but very clean. Very short drive to downtown Bandera. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly couple with Texas charm here. Solid base lime gravel roads and pads with wide turns. Well shaded, or open sites, and trees are trimmed up and back. Bandera is known as the Cowboy Capital of the world and this is God's country, enjoy it. Our 45' bus was right at home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this campground on three different occasions since December, 2009 and have had a wonderful experience each time. Host is normally working in the office and is always very friendly and helpful to us. The sites are absolutely beautiful and quite spacious. We look forward to relaxing in our lounge chairs and watching the deer, longhorns and best of all, the little donkeys in the pasture. The restrooms are always exceptionally clean and neat. This campground, by far, is our favorite of all the campgrounds we've visited so far!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects a Casita Rally rate. Nice campground in the Texas Hill Country. Has only one free shower and two pay showers: 25 cents for 4 minutes. The Wi-Fi was a bit flaky, but there were 140 units all trying to get onto the Internet at the same time. Great cable TV, with over 35 channels. Had good level sites. This campground hosts a number of RV Rallies during the "off-season" after winter Texans head home. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best parks we've ever stayed in. Great facilities, laundry, showers and bathrooms are top notch. Very quite and peaceful and well lit at night. Backs up to the Medina River. We will return on our next trip to the Hill Country. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, quiet park with large spacious sites. The owners and help were very friendly and accommodating. The only unpleasant problem is the sand spurs. If the park had a pool and could get rid of the sand spurs it could be a 9 at least. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Nothing outstanding, but clean park close to town, with easy access to the hill country. The rest rooms and showers were clean and the staff was very accommodating. Nice walk down to the river from campground. Burro's really like corn chips. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This rate was for one night with Good Sam Discount. The staff here were really friendly and very helpful, showing us to our site and giving us information on the best places to eat, and things to do, in Bandera. The site we had was a nice large pull through with plenty of room on each side for our slide-outs, the only down side was that the dump was too far back so we ended up having to unhook our tow vehicle and park it in front of our motorhome. This campground is very peaceful, there is a lovely walk down to the river where they've put tables and chairs for you to be able to sit and enjoy the view. Deer come into the park around sunset and there's a field with Texas Longhorns and donkey's which our children loved. There were a lot of friendly snow-birders at this campground and they obviously get very busy. We will definitely stay here again next time we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing wrong with this park, but there's nothing spectacular about it either. The sites are a decent size, the staff is friendly, and the grounds are well-maintained. It is quiet. There is nothing about it that would prevent us from visiting again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park and things not deserving of a higher rating are the gravel, somewhat un-level sites and no wifi although many in our rally group (140 trailers) were "hijacking" wifi from a nearby residence or business. Lots of shade trees in the older section and very close to downtown Bandera. Eleven miles from Medina and the famous Cider mill and the Medina Apple Pies! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this campground several times. The staff is absolutely wonderful & family operated. They are meticulous down to the last detail! They take you via golf cart to the various available sites to let you select which one you prefer. The campground does cater to the senior set, but we're baby boomers & still enjoyed it. They provide games, snacks & meals in the rec room, on certain days. You can also walk down to the river or use their wonderful building that houses their exercise equipment & a large assortment of books to choose from. The laundry room is also located there, along with small private rooms which are available for those who wish to paint or do some kind of crafting. Wonderful campground! We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really liked the park, the town of Bandera and the hill country area. Accepts Passport America and TACO. Very clean, well-maintained bathroom/showers and laundry room. Extremely friendly, helpful owners/staff; we were only there a few days and they knew us by name. During our stay they hosted a terrific BBQ dinner for their winter Texans (and the rest of us). Easy day trips to San Antonio. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.