The charming town of Camp Verde evokes a feeling of stepping back in time to a place full of history, yet is welcoming and new. It is as if you have found a secret treasure – a feeling of discovering something very special you want to share with your friends. For more than 150 years, Camp Verde General Store has occupied this little piece of Texas, along the Verde Creek. Give yourself a moment to indulge in the rich history of this timeless gem. Come relax in the shade, enjoy an ice-cold Coca-Cola, have a one-of-a-kind sandwich from the General Store's Restaurant, and try the wide variety of savory jams, jellies and sauces available for purchase.
The General Store & Restaurant's present day, two story stone structure of Southern colonial design was constructed after a flood swept away the original building around 1900. Originally, the general store was established to offer goods and services to the soldiers stationed at Fort Verde, a mile to the west. By the time the US Army deactivated the Fort, the Camp Verde General Store and post office had become an important part of the community, serving the growing number of pioneer ranchers in the area.
Since 2003, Camp Verde General Store has been gradually undergoing a sort of renaissance, introducing a new spirit to this part of the Texas Hill Country. Everywhere you look there are distinct touches that add to the historical setting of this remarkable venue. A spectacular outdoor patio is perfect for a gathering with friends and family. An old fashioned front porch inviting you to "sit a spell" and enjoy the day. Shade trees that have offered shelter for hundreds of years. Great care has been taken to honor the past while welcoming the future.
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, right along the gorgeous Guadalupe Rivers, Kerrville, Texas is a luxurious country haven full of friendly people, fresh air, and all the modern conveniences to make this setting comfortable and enjoyable for your new home. Known for its breathtaking views, beautiful parks, and abundance of recreational opportunities, Kerrville is also recognized as one of the healthiest areas of Texas.
Come explore the historical sites in and around Kerrville, take in the captivating scenery, and enjoy the vibrant wildlife. Kerrville is home to world-class artists and performers, folk art, music venues, restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries. Local wineries and craft agriculture combine to make this area an adventure in sights, flavors, and aromas.
A gem right on Main Street, the Cailloux Theater earns rave reviews for providing great views of excellent acts at a great price. Catch everything from community theater productions to performances from the local symphony and touring musical groups.
Hidden Springs Golf Course
A fun and challenging course, Hidden Springs is part of the Double B Resort in nearby Harper, so you can come for the day or play and stay. Either way, you'll enjoy a relaxing round amid babbling brooks, limestone bluffs, and foraging whitetails.
James Avery Visitor Center & Store
James Avery was born in Kerrville, and jewelry lovers won't want to miss this spot when they're in town. Visitors can view the workshop where the jewelry is handmade, learn the history of the company through six exhibits, or purchase an item from the large James Avery store. You might even get to shake hands with the man who started it all.
Kerrville Hills Winery
Stop and smell the corks at Kerrville's first winery, featuring award-winning wines and friendly staff. Take a tour of the facility or relax in the tasting room and sample the whites and reds, including some of the best cabernets in the state. Guests of the nearby Y.O. Ranch Hotel may make use of a complimentary shuttle to and from the winery.
At 517 gorgeous acres on the Guadalupe River, this park deserves special recognition. Boat and bike rentals are available for most of the year, the latter of which you can use on the recently completed Kerrville River Trail. Bring the RV or rent a cabin so that you have enough time to do everything you'll want to do.
The Museum of Western Art
Housed in a beautiful building showcasing the distinctive Southwestern style of Texas architect O'Neil Ford, the Museum of Western Art boasts hundreds of sculptures, paintings and artifacts of life in Texas in the 19th and 20th centuries. The ever-evolving exhibitions also highlight the works of beloved Western artists of all kinds. Purchase a framed print or rare book from the museum store to add to your own private collection.
River's Edge Gallery
River's Edge showcases artists who have been featured in accredited museums, won awards for their work, and/or craft pieces with a unique perspective and style. The gallery provides custom framing at museum conservation quality and a concierge service for private viewings, by appointment.
Sunrise Antique Mall
You might just lose yourself for a few hours as you peruse the rare stamps, Texas wildflower jellies, vintage duds, and much more in this antiquer's paradise. Layaway is available if you find something you love that you can't take with you at the moment.
A short drive north in Mountain Home, this legendary Texas ranch offers hunting, camping, wildlife tours, lodging, and more. If touring, arrive early and bring your camera to capture over 50 species of exotic game while knowledgeable guides give you a private or group tour. The ranch also offers summer camps for kids, including the Adventure Camp, a week full of outdoor activities like horseback riding, archery, hiking, ropes course, and camping under the stars.
Bandera, Texas is known worldwide as the Cowboy Capital. The unique landscape and architecture shows why it is a one of a kind city. Bandera has played an extremely important role in keeping the unique American traditions of the Texas cowboy alive.
Ranching fell to an all-time low in the 1930's. This is when an innovative rancher decided to take in "dudes" to help him through the depression. Because of this, Bandera has become well-known for having many popular Dude Ranches. Bandera Dude Ranches provide a hands on experience of the cowboy life through horseback riding, chuck wagon meals, and trail rides. One of the more popular ranches near Bandera is the Mayan Ranch.
Do not miss out on seeing the Frontier Times Museum, located in Bandera. This museum serves tribute to the legacies of the American cowboy and ranching practices. The Museum has a large collection of artifacts from Bandera's early days. Many of these gems were donated from all over the world.
There is always something to do at the local Bandera honky-tonks where Texas artists and musicians mingle with ranchers and tourists, giving Bandera an exciting, unique atmosphere. Traffic around Bandera, consists of horses and motorcycles as much as cars and trucks. The population has held steady for many years at about 1,000 people. But, recently the population of the county has grown substantially.
Enjoy the great outdoors at one of Bandera's State Natural Areas. The area of Bandera County is home to over 200 different bird species, which can be seen at the Natural Area and Bandera City Park. Horseback riding, popular scenic drives, rodeos, hunting, and golf are all popular activities that any visitor should look forward to. For individuals that enjoy Texas history, there are several museums and historical tours offered in Bandera.
For those that enjoy the night scene, sit back and enjoy the 11th Street Cowboy Bar; where you can enjoy live music and dancing, and buy inexpensive, cold drinks.
You can explore all the excitement and activities the bustling city of Bandera has to offer, then return home to your peaceful Eagle Ridge Camp Verde home. Get the best of both worlds! Contact us today about special incentives and property tours.