Cool Water Acres Bed and Breakfast
Cool Water Acres is located 5 miles from downtown Bandera and encompasses 54 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country.. A private seven acre spring fed lake provides cool clear water for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and relaxing. The lake was built in the 50's around a dam on Indian Creek and ranges in depth from 1 to 20 feet. Most of the year overflow waters from the underground springs in the lake, pass over a spill way and meander their way to a dramatic 15 foot waterfall and pool. Bass, perch and catfish are plentiful and easily caught, when they're in the mood. Two floating docks provide for fishing and sun bathing. Fishing poles are provided as well as a 2 person pedal boat for exploring the lake. A 2 person electric powered bass boat is available to serious fisherman. The rest of the ranch topography contains varied terrain and elevations which make for wonderful hiking excursions. The quarry, from which the material for the dam was taken, was an ocean floor millions of years ago and sea fossils abound. Another part of the ranch runs through a cool tree covered gorge, where it is common to see deer, turkey, and armadillos. And on another, you can be perched up on a high ledge once used by Indian lookouts and view the magnificent surrounding hills.
Your private cabin consists of an old homestead originally built in 1870. The old cabin was home to the Kalka family, 12 members of which were born in the front room of the cabin. At one time the cabin was used as a stagecoach stop. In late 1994 the cabin was remodeled. A full kitchen was added and a 'real' bathroom was added to the bedroom. Care was taken to preserve the old beams and feel of the cabin, including an old rock fireplace. Another old 1930's Kalka building was torn down, and the old weathered wood and beaded ceilings were used in the remodeling. The bedroom has a queen size bed and bath, while the main room consists of a living area with a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The cabin can sleep a total of 3 adults comfortably. Complimentary fruit and farm fresh eggs are provided when you arrive. The cabin is located about fifty feet from the water and your own private floating dock. Located nearby is our barn and you are welcome to visit with our horses, cats and chickens. Our smiling yellow lab is sure to greet you when you arrive! Rates are $125 for 2 people, per night, plus tax. There is a $10 charge for each additional person per night. There is a 2 night minimum stay.
Private horsemanship instruction is available on site for $30/hour. Trail riding is available at nearby stables.