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Texas Hill Country Rental Private Pool
Relax on the back porch of Cardinal Bluff Retreat Bandera cabin
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Cardinal Bluff Bandera area cabin sleeps 12 modern decor with Texas Hill Country inspiration

Cardinal Bluff Retreat

Cardinal Bluff Retreat is a serene family getaway located in the heart of Texas Hill Country in the small hamlet of Pipe Creek, Texas which is just outside Bandera.  


Situated on 6+ secluded acres, the property has everything a family or group of friends needs to enjoy a week in the Texas Hill Country.   At Cardinal Bluff you’ll wake up every morning to the sounds of nature and relax all day in your private pool while the kids burn off energy on the trampoline or exploring the property.  

Best of all Cardinal Bluff is a pet friendly Hill Country rental so you’re welcome to bring well behaved pets on your trip.

Private Pool

Texas Hill Country Pool

There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and taking in the views of the Texas Hill Country as you relax in your own private pool.  Cardinal Bluff features a large salt water pool that is yours to enjoy during your visit.  Ample towels are provided as well as life jackets and basic pool toys.  If you feel like watching a movie or listening to music while you take a swim, the pool area features a 36 inch TV with surround sound.  As your day comes to an end, soak up the view of the Texas Hill Country as you take one last dip and watch the sun set.

Pet Friendly Hill Country Rental

Since no family gathering is complete without your pet, Cardinal Bluff is pet friendly!  Your adventurous furry friend will have 6+ acres to run free and take in the Hill Country.  If they’re the adventurous type they’re more than welcome to take a dip in the pool to cool off after spending the day exploring.

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Modern Texas Hill Country Decor

You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when you choose a rental in the Texas Hill Country.  Cardinal Bluff was thoughtfully redesigned in 2022.  The house features modern decor  with strong influences of the Texas Hill Country. If you need to stay connected to the outside world Cardinal Bluff profides Fiber internet access.

Texas-Sized Porch for Relaxing

There’s no better way to start or end your day than kicking back and enjoying the scenery from the front porch at Cardinal Bluff.  Take a seat on a relaxing rocking chair or take a nap on the cushioned couch.  Relaxation is yours to enjoy.

Hill Country back porch Bandera cabin rental
Texas Hill Country Fire Pit

Designed for Kids AND Adults

Cardinal Bluff has everything you need to enjoy time with the little ones.  Beyond the salt water pool the property features a 12’ enclosed trampoline.  Once you’re done jumping, test your baseball skill in the batting cage (it even has night lighting) or play some corn hole.  At the end of your Texas Hill Country day, kick back and play some board games gather around the fire pit to toast your glass, cook some s’mores and talk about all the fun you’ll have the next day at Cardinal Bluff Retreat.

Learn more about our lodging options for officers training at Hill Country Dog Center

  • What is so Special About the Texas Hill Country?
    The Texas Hill Country features rolling hills and a glimpse into Texas Centuries ago. It's where old Texas meets new Texas. It's where you'll meet the friendlies people on earth while seeing amazing Texas Wildlife. It's a cultural and natural experience
  • Does Cardinal Bluff Have a Private Pool?
    Yes. Cardinal Bluff offers guests an amazing salt water pool. The pool is situated on top of the bluff so it looks down over the creek.
  • Does the Private Pool at Cardinal Bluff Provide Safety Equipment and Toys?
    The pool at Cardinal Bluff offers several rafts to float on. There's also a basket ball hoop to provide hours of fun to kids and adults alike. Several life jackets are provided for safety purposes. Guests are encouraged to use them as needed.
  • What are the nearest towns to Cardinal Bluff?
    Cardinal Bluff is located approximately 45 minutes to San Antonio and San Antonio Airport. The Texas Hill Country cabin is located 9 miles from Bandera and approximately 14 miles from Boerne. Helotes is around 17 miles way
  • What can I expect from a stay at Cardinal Bluff?
    Cardinal Bluff Retreat is designed as a destination for friends and family. In the area you can expect to experience the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country in a tranquil setting. From the rolling hills and wooded forests to the sparkling rivers, the area provides a perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and more. Visitors can also enjoy the many local attractions, such as historic sites, wineries, art galleries, and more.
  • Is Cardinal Bluff Retreat Pet Friendly?
    Yes! We welcome well-behaved pets at Cardinal Bluff Retreat. For the comfort and safety of all guests, we ask that pets are not left unattended. We also ask that pet owners clean up after their pet.
  • Is Cardinal Bluff Retreat Available as a Lodging Option for Visitors to Hill Country Dog Center?
    Absolutely! Cardinal Bluff is an idea lodging option. We have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house can be booked for several weeks while you're training. Hill Country Dog Center is around 4 miles from the house. What better way to finish a hard day than to come back to a private pool and watch the sun set from a rocking chair.
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