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“Mixed Bag”

Flying L Hill Country Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We exchanged into the Flying L for a week's stay. Our unit was spacious, comfortable, decorated in true western motif. We had a couple join us and they were able to rent a lock off next door so we were in a "home-feel" setting. The resort is located within a subdivision, which was a surprise based on the website....but the staff and some activities helped overcome our original impression upon arrival 'what is this place". Staying in February meant there were very few people there, so it is hard to imagine what it would be like filled in season [for example -noise overhead or from other units; noise from the water park just outside our bedroom/small patio area. However, the waterpark looked like it would be great for families with children. Miniature golf was very basic. Our friends had a great horseback ride; our golf was rather disappointing - the drought has taken its toll and tees, fairways were almost "hardpan" and the greens more like miniature golf. The layout and setting is quite nice and we would love to see it once it is back in good shape. The fee of $18.75 was reasonable but $25 for rental clubs that were mismatched and not complete was not. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The Activities Director and his helper were both outstanding. Nightly rides in the wagon around the ranch to spot wildlife followed by smores, stories around a campfire made great evenings. The highlight was cowboy/country singing by Buck and Brad - great entertainment. We ate only one meal at the Ranch - a great buffet of bbq brisket, lamb, sausage and the trimmings. However, you had to sign up by 4 pm and the night's menu was not posted until 1 pm, plus it was $15.95 per person - so we elected to eat dinner in town and breakfast in our units. Hope this is just a "winter, low census" issue since the kitchen help worked hard to prepare good food. Would definitely see this as a great spot for families.

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Went to Flying L intending to have a few days of family time and ended up having a remarkable few days of making memories. The meals were 'spot on' and the breakfast was really impressive (the pancakes were the only downside as they sat out way too long) and the variety was quite a surprise. In the end, it was the people who live and work there who added that extra 'something' to make this a memorable few days for our family. The spontaneous music, the truly clean environment....free of trash/debris, literally a smile on every person connected to the Flying L, and having something for everyone to do...be it shuffleboard, the lagoon, golf (a diamond in the rough by the way...remarkably well kept course) fishing, riding horses with Joe Bob or just sitting around watching the deer. The apartments/condo's by the pool were far better than we anticipated. This was a great stop and I know our family has all agreed...we shall return! A trip that left us with lots of smiles and an appreciation for those who keep the Flying L flying high!

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Reviewed 19 April 2013

view excellent, horse obedient and wonderful
Guide Kid friendly and helpful and could tell about Texas history

4  Thank Pirjo U
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at the Flying L Guest Ranch or a week. Both times it was a week or so after Thanksgiving. A down time at the ranch which made our time relaxing and quiet which we loved. The people are gracious and friendly. S'mores every night around a campfire!!!! But Christmas time in Bandera, TX!!
In the summer the ranch is a very busy place with lots of families visiting. There is a really nice water park and pool. Horses to ride. Wagon to ride. And other activities. The town of Bandera is still a cowboy town. Quaint and fun. The Madena River runs by it. Cool!! Lots to see and do.

5  Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 7 December 2016
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