Convenient to the bustling community of Bandera yet poised amidst the Hill Country’s scenic beauty along the gentle Medina River, Bridlegate offers relaxing solitude—not to mention unsurpassed quality and value.
Texas Rangers persuaded Apache and Comanche raiders to leave and cattle-drive trails have been paved over, but you'll still see cowboys on horseback in downtown Bandera. And yes, rodeos are still some of the best entertainment around.
Bandera's relative isolation over the years—due to the railroads bypassing the hilly terrain—contributed to the preservation of the "Old West" character of this historic Texas town where the abundance of limestone and cedar (ashe juniper) dictated the enduring architecture of the region. The people of Bandera are proud of their past and will happily "spin a yarn or two" as they welcome new arrivals. Think of it as resettling the frontier—without the hardships.
Of course, isolation is a relative term. Today Bandera is only 19 miles from Boerne, a very commutable 32 miles from San Antonio—and the scenic drive to Kerrville is just 25 miles. Now you can practically live on a ranch without leaving the city.
At Bridlegate, you'll splash in waters that were visited by Native Americans, walk the land where thousands of longhorn cattle trailed their way to market, and watch sunsets that turned cowboys into poets. Bridlegate is a magnificently preserved piece of Bandera history.
Clear water sparkles over its rocky bottom as the river meanders peacefully through Bridlegate’s natural beauty, especially evident at the River Park, where residents can fish for bass, float in a quiet pool, or tube over gentle rapids shaded by towering cypress trees where great blue herons nest.
Wildlife lovers and birding enthusiasts will thrill to the variety of feathered, finned, and furred wildlife drawn to the river area. For the athletic-minded, playing fields above the river are maintained and ready to provide family fun opportunities for all the community’s residents and their guests.
Downstream from the residents’ park, gorgeous homesites on bluffs above the river provide a bird’s-eye view of the scenic surroundings and ownership of these sites includes private access to the wide meadowlike bank of the river below—it’s like going on vacation without leaving your property.
On another part of the ranch, Windmill Lake offers bountiful wildlife and recreation choices to the owners of the homesites surrounding the lake. Imagine watching a vee of ducks, silhouetted against a gorgeous hill country sunset as they glide in for a landing—all just a few feet from your own back porch.