Official Capital of the Texas Hill Country
Nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River, Kerrville is one of the Texas Hill Country's best kept secrets and known as the official capital of the Texas Hill Country. Rich in history with a diverse selection of things to see, do, taste and experience, Kerrville is a must-see for anyone in the Texas Hill Country.
The downtown area of Kerrville is full of unique retail shopping experiences ranging from high-end merchandise shops where cowboys once purchased provisions for cattle drives headed north to old hidden treasures in a two-story antique shop. Dining fare is as varied and unique as the shopping experience with menus ranging from exotic game to international cuisine to burgers and fries; offering meal options for every appetite. When visiting downtown Kerrville find time to tour the stately Schreiner Mansion built in 1879, explore a bookstore filled with rare first editions and books on Texana, relax with cocktails in an upscale-underground club that once was used for ice storage, or experience an art exhibit in a 1935 art deco building that was initially home to the Kerrville Post Office.
While strolling between the shops and galleries, if you listen closely, you can hear the water from the Guadalupe River spilling over the downtown dam. Few cities have a river running through the heart of downtown; being built on the banks of the Guadalupe River is just one of the many things that makes Kerrville a unique Texas Hill Country destination. After a day of shopping, dining, and checking out the art exhibits, relax in the gazebo located on a bluff above the river or venture across the river to newly renovated Louise Hays Park, complete with an amphitheater, a four mile long scenic river trail, and a children's play area all nestled in the serenity of Texas Hill Country beauty. The City of Kerrville also has the Hill Country Arts Foundation, local craft shops, Museum of Western Art, Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Kerrville Performing Arts Society, Callioux Theater, and the Hill Country Museum.
Kerrville is a true Texas Hill Country treasure offering shops, restaurants, a flourishing arts community, and outdoor recreation all in an historic downtown setting.
The Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With over 50 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels and out to beautiful Kerrville, Texas. As a result, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each winery has its own personality, terroir, and style of winemaking, yet all share a commitment to quality, hospitality and a fervent passion for what they do. They invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer. Experience a weekend on the Texas Wine Trail and relax, unwind, and learn more about Kerrville, a magical place in the Texas Hill Country.
Kerrville Hills Winery
Featuring a 5-star rating, the Kerrville Hills Winery is one to try if you're not looking to "vineyard hop" and just want an afternoon of relaxation, sipping on some of the finest vinos on the Texas Wine Trail. Sitting at the highest point in Kerr County, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery (KHW) was the first winery established in Kerrville. In 2019, John Rivenburgh purchased Kerrville Hills to establish a communal space for educated winemaking accelerating boutique operations. John has deep roots in the Texas Hill Country, is an award-winning winemaker, and has passion for growing high quality, sustainable Texas grapes.
Come and enjoy the natural scenic Hill Country beauty that surrounds Kerrville for miles in every direction and the sparkling, spring-fed waters of the Guadalupe River. Retreat, relax and have a great time in Kerrville and at its many area parks.
Louise Hayes Park
Amenities of this popular park include an interactive fountain, playground, restrooms, pavilions, and trail heads. There are also numerous picnic areas, parking areas, and a stage with concrete dance slab. Louise Hays Park is home to a variety of special events, such as, Get Outdoors Day, Robert Earl Keen's 4th on the River, and the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.
Kerrville Sports Complex
The City of Kerrville Sports Complex is a multi-sport complex built upon 104 acres. The Complex offers top level, high quality athletic fields suitable for year-round play and tournaments for baseball, softball, and soccer.
Carver Park is a 5-acre park and redeveloped in 2009 with amenities such as a large covered pavilion with basketball court, small pavilions, trail, Bar-B-Que pit, newly renovated playground area, Sprayground and multiuse sports field.
This park along the Guadalupe River continues to be the city's busiest park. This city park offers a variety of fun camping options such as 30 and 50 amp RV sites, tent camping, cabins, and even a Ranch House. Facilities include the Recreation Hall, the Dining Hall, and day use facilities including playground, butterfly garden, sand volleyball, basketball, 10+ miles of hike and bike trails, river access, River Trail Trailhead, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, and picnic areas with standing grills throughout. With 517 acres, this is the largest municipal park in Kerrville.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Guadalupe River
Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to have the vacation of a lifetime. Whether you're looking to kick back and relax, or spend the day busy with fun activities, this Camp-Resort is an ideal location. Spend the day splashing in Yogi Bear's Water Zone, putt-putting on the 18-hole mini golf course, walking along the banks of the Guadalupe River, and so much more. No matter your age, camping here is bound to be a blast. Come experience everything this park has to offer while making memories with your friends and family!
Enjoy the comforts of living that relaxed country lifestyle at Loma Vista Ranch, while still being close to premier medical facilities in Kerrville. Home to a great hospital and great medical network, the Peterson Regional Medical Center is ready and able to provide you and your loved one's care, should a routine visit or medical emergency arise during your time at the ranch. Peterson Regional Medical Center specializes in offering big city services in a small, personalized setting, while featuring the most advanced technology and a patient-centered approach to care, with compassionate staff. Let them help you take care of your health close to your new home here at Loma Vista Ranch.
The Kerrville-Kerr County Airport (KERV) is a public-use general aviation facility that serves the Hill Country's air transportation needs. Major facilities at the airport include a 6,000 feet primary runway and additional crosswind 3,600 feet runway. The airport and tenants provide the following services: Airborne ambulance service, Aircraft maintenance, Aircraft manufacturing, Conference room, Catering services, Flight instruction, Full-service FBO, Hangar space, Vehicle Parking and Rental Cars. Kerrville-Kerr County Airport is home to eight on-airport businesses including Mooney International, FBO Kerrville Aviation, Dugosh Aviation and Air Evac EMS. The terminal building facilities include: Public seating area in waiting room with Wi-Fi and Flight Aware monitor, Large conference room, Coffee and refreshments are located in break room, Pilots lounge which includes quiet area and shower, Flight planning area including computers, printers, and access to most flight planning software.
Fredericksburg is located in the heart of the Texas Wine Country and less than 30-minutes from your new ranch property at Loma Vista Ranch. Known as the #1 destination in the Texas Hill Country, this lovely, spirited town has numerous amenities for all to enjoy, from renowned restaurants and exciting nightlife, to numerous country fairs and other special events. Like many other Hill Country locales, Fredericksburg is rooted-deep in German heritage; so, don't be surprised if you're greeted with a warm "Willkomenn!" while visiting the city's many specialty shops and boutiques.
Shopping, Food & Drink
With over 150 different shops, Fredericksburg is often referred to as "Shopping Heaven" and is one of the primary reasons people love to visit. From home décor, to handmade jewelry, you’ll find a staggering selection of retailors filled with all sorts of treasures waiting to be discovered. Fredericksburg offers a huge host of fine dining establishments that keep locals and visitors coming back for more. The Auslander Restaurant & Biergarten is a must visit eatery in Fredericksburg. Although, nothing beats authentic Texas BBQ, and Fredericksburg’s Backwoods BBQ serves the best around. Of course, there is always the southern staple, TexMex and there’s no shortage of it in Fredericksburg!
Vineyards, Wineries & Historical Museums
The Texas Hill Country is home to over 45 vineyards and wineries, and located at the heart of it all, is Fredericksburg. Production in Fredericksburg dates back to the city’s founders who used the mustang grape to make their wines. Today there are a total of 12 wineries in the Fredericksburg/Gillespie area that produce a variety of great quality wines, and many are open to the public for touring and tastings. Fredericksburg is also rich in history and considered a National Historic District. The city’s eighty plus historic sites and museums offer visitors a glimpse into the past. To experience the rich German heritage of Gillespie County, be sure to visit the 3.5 acre Pioneer Museum Complex, containing prime examples of early German structures and artifacts. Another must visit museum is The National Museum of the Pacific War, home to seven different exhibits that display some of the most notable aspects and events of WWII in the Pacific Ocean.
Parks & Galleries
If you love to be outdoors, Fredericksburg will be your ideal place, with numerous parks and outdoor spaces just waiting to be discovered and explored. The showcase of Fredericksburg's recreational parks is the 330 acre Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. In the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area you can hike on more than 11 miles of trails, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, geocache and stargaze. The beautiful, rolling landscape of Fredericksburg has even long been a source of inspiration for local artists. The city offers a large, and very diverse arts scene and was even named one of Southwest Art Magazine's "Top Five Western Art Towns." The city is home to a large selection of galleries and shops that are perfect for those looking to add to their collection.
Known for its pleasing blend of Texas country charm and modern conveniences, the area around Loma Vista Ranch offers a diverse set of activities and events that are sure to appeal to all ages and interests.
When you live at Loma Vista Ranch, you open the door to enormous possibilities. Not only do you get to live in the tranquility of the Hill Country, but you are also under an hour from the entertainment, attractions, dining, and fun of San Antonio.
The following doesn't begin to cover all of the events and attractions this vibrant city has to offer and it's just a quick trip down the road from your new homesite at Loma Vista Ranch. This community really does offer the ideal location to suit your lifestyle.
San Antonio's Riverwalk
Visit San Antonio's famed Riverwalk, and experience everything from museums and entertainment to shopping, nightlife and dining. The Riverwalk is a charming stretch of walking paths lined with shops, bars and restaurants that wind along the banks of the San Antonio River. Also known as Paseo del Río, the Riverwalk passes one story below downtown San Antonio, Texas and offers a splendid walking tour that includes the San Antonio Museum of Art, Rivercenter mall, HemisFair Park and much more. The Alamo or San Antonio Museum of Art are full of history and worth a visit with the family, or if you're looking for more adventure, take the family to Six Flags Fiesta or catch a San Antonio Spurs game!
Shopping, Food & Drink
If you like to shop, you will be in retail heaven! The Shops at La Villita is a historic arts village that features a number of art galleries and collectives. San Antonio's historic Main Plaza, at the heart of the city, dates back to the early 1700s. This beautiful public space, with huge trees, bubbling fountains, sidewalks, tables and soft landscaping, vitalizes the city's center core. Or take a trip to Market Square with family-owned cafes, working artists and the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande also known as El Mercado. From early morning until late at night, Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through 32 shops at "El Mercado," and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza.
Experience one of the world's premier caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns. Take the Discovery Tour and get an up-close and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. Or go higher up to the Tower of the Americas. The rotating tower has panoramic views and is a San Antonio landmark. Looking for a great game of golf? Check out The Palmer Course at La Cantera, at just under 7,000 yards in length it was designed by Arnold Parmer and carved right out of the beautiful Hill Country on the northwest side of San Antonio. Or enjoy The Resort featuring five sets of tees on each hole to accommodate every player skill level. There are six holes with breathtaking views of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta, plus many natural water features.