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Tarpley Guesthouse
Tarpley, TX

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This charming new cottage is nestled in the Texas Hill Country town of Tarpley and just a two minute walk from the famous Mac and Ernies Roadside Eatery which has been featured on the Food Channel, Southern Living and Texas Monthly. It’s also a great base camp for short trips to Lost Maples State Park, the Hill Country State Natural Area and Garner State Park. You can also take a short walk from the house to the crystal clear waters of Williams Creek. The cottage is bright and cheery with an open living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen offers top of the line stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The bedroom which opens on to the front porch has lovely antique pieces and a Queen bed. The large bath has a tub with shower and there is a nook with a washer and dryer. All of the interior walls and hardwood floors are lovingly restored reclaimed wood dating back to the 1870s. This is really a couple’s hideaway but the big sectional sofa in the living room can easily accommodate a child. There is a large front porch and a smaller back porch each with a table and chairs overlooking the expansive yard. Amenities include central air and heat, satellite TV, high speed internet, charcoal grill and all bed and bath linens are supplied. No telephone but excellent AT&T and T-Mobile cell service.


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The House

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed
  • Bath with tub/shower combo
  • Living room with satellite TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining area
  • Front and back porches with seating
  • Central air and heat


  • Short walk to Williams Creek
  • One block from Mac and Ernies restaurant
  • Kitchen equipped with refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, range top and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster
  • Kitchen equipped with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, flatware and cooking utensils
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Washer and dryer
  • All bed and bath linens supplied
  • Charcoal grill
  • Ceiling fans throughout
  • Private swimming pool

Rates & Details

  • $120 per night for two guests
  • One night rate $140 (not allowed on event or holiday weekends)
  • Maximum of two guests
  • Two night minimum
  • No pets allowed
  • Smoking outside only
  • ATVs are permitted
  • No fireworks allowed
  • Not suitable for children

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This was honestly one of our most amazing experiences! We were looking for some R&R in the Texas Hill Country and this place did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the house’s open kitchen along with outdoor porch as they were both perfect for entertaining guests. And the mattress…….. so comfortable. You could tell the host wants her guests to feel at home! We spent most of our day swimming and reading by Williams creek (walking distance) and then up to Mac n’ Earnies for lunch. This restaurant is amazing by the way! Its received awards from the food network channel and it's right next door! We ended up here for lunch, dinner, AND brunch on Sunday! It was such a great stay. Do not overlook this Hill Country gem! Nolan

I just wanted to let you know that our stay this past weekend was amazing! The guesthouse is absolutely perfect....even my boyfriend was impressed (and he's never impressed LOL.) They truly have outdone themselves.. It is so easy to tell that it was built with love and was very well thought out! Thanks again, Roxanne

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866.796.0660 (toll-free)
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P.O. Box 967
Bandera, Texas 78003