Stony Ridge Ranch

326 PR 2323 P.O. Box 357, Hondo, Texas 78861
Innkeeper(s): Rollie and Steve Devlin
  • Front of Lodge area with breezeway

    Front of Lodge area with breezeway

 
  • Introduction

    Run away to this exclusive San Antonio and Bandera area bed and breakfast inn. Stony Ridge Ranch is a luxurious Texas Hill Country B&B ranch lodging getaway near San Antonio and Bandera.

    Stay in your own private custom log guest house or one of our new guest cabins. Your bed and breakfast getaway will feature a unique blend of Texas charm and luxury featuring luscious linens and upscale appointments, a full gourmet breakfast, optional dinner, large decks to view stunning sunsets and much more. All accommodations come with private bathrooms and romantic fireplaces.

    For your visit to the Texas Hill Country, choose your accommodations from our

    custom guest log home or guest cabins. Both include full gourmet breakfast!
    Your kitchen will be stocked with gourmet coffee, fresh cream, homemade cookies, nuts, yogurt and juices.

    Our cozy log cabins provide you absolute comfort and seclusion. Each one comes with a large deck with an extensive view of the surrounding countryside. Sit and relax with a cup of coffee while enjoying a beautiful Texas morning, or snuggle up with someone special and take in a magical sunset over a magnificent horizon.

    Stony Ridge Ranch Bed and Breakfast also offers a private custom built log home for our guests. The lodging includes a master suite with a queen size bed topped with down pillows and luxurious linens. There is also a cozy loft with a queen size bed complete with a balcony and an extensive view of the country side. Lastly, it includes a personal kitchen complete with appliances and stocked with gourmet coffee, delicious home made cookies, nuts and other snacks.

    Rolling hills, hidden springs, flowing rivers, and picturesque mountain ranges surround the Stony Ridge Ranch Bed and Breakfast making it a perfect romantic hideaway lodging for exploring Bandera, San Antonio and all the treasures of the Texas Hill Country. Indulge in a choice of heavenly spa treatments or choose from plenty of activities to keep you busy. From hiking and biking to hunting and fishing, Texas Hill Country provides everything an adventurer could ever dream of.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our Story

    It had long been a dream of ours to own and operate an exceptional Texas Hill Country ranch. My husband Steve, originally from Charlotte, Texas, had long desired to return to his kinder, gentler roots. I was raised a city-girl in the Fort Worth area, but inside of me there was always an "Out of Africa" meets "Annie Oakley" spirit yearning to express herself.

    In 1999 we made the leap from "Big D" to "small h" (hills, happiness and heavenly horizons)! No one was more surprised than we were that it actually came together for us. I had been in the catering and special events business in Dallas for 13 years, and Steve had (and has) an insurance brokerage business that he operates on his own. In addition to our raising whitetail deer, I decided to open a guest house on our mountaintop and show off my love of cooking, meet interesting people and share our passion for this wonderful, scenic and fascinating region of the southwest.

     


     

    The Texas Hill Country is a beautiful region of ancient oaks, hidden canyons, mountain springs and wondrous vistas. We named our ranch "Stony Ridge" in honor of the massive limestone crest that traverses our land. Laden with ancient flint and geodes, we often find prehistoric arrowheads while wandering this magical place we now call home. The unusual connection between awe-inspiring past and the peaceful present is always apparent to our many guests who come to stay with us in this timeless corner of the planet.

    As a committed member of the celebrated culinary organization, Les Dames d'Escoffier, former member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, and Managing Director and Board Member of the Texas Olive Oil Council, I can truthfully say I love to prepare glorious food and entertain in my home more than any other calling I can think of. My husband and I cordially invite you to stay with us and enjoy a very special and enriching experience here at the beautiful Stony Ridge Ranch. Walk, sleep, read, look, breathe, think, laugh, eat, drink, dream and sigh. Simply sublime.

    Best regards,
    Rollie and Steve Devlin

  • Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each Morning

    Breakfast 

    A full gourmet breakfast is included with all accommodations. This may be a choice of a German fruit pancake with local Canadian bacon and house made fruit salad or warm rosemary goat cheese fritters on breakfast toasts.

    Always something unique and unexpected!

    Picnics or Lunch 

    Picnics are available for hiking or horseback riding. Lunches are also available. Please let us know prior to your visit. $18 PP


    Optional Dinners 

    Due to our remote location, we offer a pre arranged Gourmet Grazing Tray or Upscale Gourmet Dinner.

    Gourmet Grazing Tray - This is available in your private guest house or sitting on your deck enjoying the view. Assortment of meats, salad, cheeses, olives, grilled breads, herbed olive oil dipping sauce, grilled veggies, homemade dessert, bottle of wine included. Available Saturday evenings only. $95 dinner for two.

    Upscale Gourmet Dinner paired with wine - Chef Rollie will be your private chef, serving you a very special three course candle lit dinner on the terrace, or at yourcabin. She will talk to you about your tastes in food and wine and specially prepare your dinner for you. Available Saturday evenings only. $150-$175 per couple.

     

    Prearranged Special Gourmet Dinners 

    Available for a group of 6 persons or more. Invite your friends for a fun weekend or special occasion.

    Chef Rollie's Cooking Classes 

    These classes can be tailored to you and your friend’s or guest’s interests/tastes. This could be a Saturday afternoon wine pairing and appetizer class or a full four course dinner class. Prices to be determined based on complexity and time. Starting at $65 PP.

  • Activities

    Activities at the Ranch and nearby include: 

    • Hiking, walking trails and biking
    • Bird Watching
    • Tubing, river rafting, kayaking (Bandera, Leakey) May-September
    • Horseback riding must be prearranged
    • Frio Bat Flight Tours www.hillcountryadventures.com
    • Cooking Classes at the ranch with prior notice

     


    Bandera- the “Cowboy Capital of the World”. Bandera is nestled in the Texas Hill Country, 30 miles from Stony Ridge. Stroll along Main Street, shop and dine at some of our favorite places:

    The Grotto-907 13th Street. Chef owned, this casual bistro serves house made pizzas, salads and a healthy original menu. 830-796-9555

    Mulberry’s Wine Bar-Main Street and Mulberry. Paninni Sandwiches, cheese boards, international wines and local ales. 823 Main Street, Bandera. 830-796-9463

    Gunslinger-1107 Cypress St. (off Main St.). Cowboy couture and ranch furnishings. 830-796-7803

    Hill Country State Natural Area - (only 8 miles from the ranch). Over 5,000 acres of beautiful hills, valleys and streams for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.

    Lost Maples State Natural Area - This 2,000 acre park holds a microclimate which is the only place the Big Tooth Maple is found west of the Mississippi. Check with the state park for the condition of Fall colors at 1-800-792-1112. Great hiking trails also.

    Stony Ridge Whitetail Hunts - We have our scientific breeding license from the State of Texas, and do offer a few hunts from November until January every year. Please go to our website or call us for more information, 830-562-3542

    Bandera Texas Visitors Guide - Cowboy Capital of the World

    Castroville, Texas - The Little Alsace

    Lost Maples State Natural Area in Texas

    Garner State Park in Texas

    Hill Country State Natural Area in Texas - 830-796-4413

    Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery - A fun outdoor restaurant in Tarpley, 11 miles from Stony Ridge Ranch

    Sunset Bat Flight Tours

    Utopia, Texas

    Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard - A working olive orchard with over 10,000 olive trees, gift shop, olive products.

    Tarpley Tunes - An outdoor music and theater venue in the Texas tradition of "backyard concerts"

    Gunslinger -  A great local cowboy store in Bandera, Texas. You have to see it to believe it, cowboy couture,  ranch furnishings, and a unique shopping experience.  830-796-7803

  • Birding Opportunities

    Seasonal Sightings 

    Stony Ridge Ranch in the Texas Hill Country is blessed with wonderful birding Spring, Summer and Fall. Watch the most colorful bird in North America, the Painted Bunting, Vermillion Flycatcher, and observe Peregrine Falcons, Ladder Backed Wookpeckers, the Red Shouldered Hawk and Blue-Winged Warbler.

    • Peak time to see a variety of birds is early May into June and September and October
    • Best viewing of hummingbirds is July and August
    • Butterflies and Spring flowers are in abundance in April and May

    Partial List of Birds Sighted at Stony Ridge Ranch 

    • Northern Mockingbird
    • Lesser Goldfinch
    • Turkey Vulture
    • Cactus Wren
    • Western Scrub Jay
    • Rufus-crowned Sparrow
    • Eastern Phoebe
    • Ladder Backed Woodpecker
    • American Crow
    • Barn Swallow
    • Common Ground-Dove
    • Bewick's Wren
    • Eastern Wood-Pewee
    • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    • Loggerhead Shrike
    • Great Blue Heron
    • Blue-winged Warbler
    • Green Jay     White-winged Dove
    • Chipping Sparrow
    • Black Vulture
    • Northern Cardinal
    • Northern Flicker
    • American Goldfinch
    • Great Horned Owl
    • Greater Roadrunner
    • American Kestrel
    • Black-crested Titmouse
    • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
    • Yellow Headed Blackbird
    • Orange Crowned Warbler
    • Brown-headed Cowbird
    • White Eyed Vireo
    • Great Egret
    • Harris Hawk
    • Mississippi Kite     House Finch
    • Rufus-crowned Sparrow
    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Mourning Dove
    • Ruby Crowned Kinglet
    • Vermillion Flycatcher
    • Turkey Northern
    • Rough-Winged Swallow
    • Red Shouldered hawk
    • Broad Winged Hawk
    • Crested Caracara
    • Bank Swallow
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Painted Bunting
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Scarlet Tanager
    • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Cookbook: Rollie's Texas Hill Country Table

    Dear Guests and Friends,

    Well I finally did it, I self-published my own cookbook!

    It is called:

    Rollie's Texas Hill Country Table
    Recipes from Stony Ridge Ranch

    The book is $22.95 + S&H ( $2.50 per book) priority mail.

    Visit Our Website to Buy The Cookbook Through PayPal

    I have already had two book signings and will have more soon in San Antonio. I also am planning to do two Cooking Classes and signing cookbooks... One will be at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard South of San Antonio at the end of January 2012. The other will be at Central Market in San Antonio in March 2012.

    These make great gifts!  If you would like to order the cookbook please fill in the information form below for PayPal.  As an alternative, you can call or e-mail with a credit card number and we will ship them to you.

    Thank you so much!
    Rollie
    stonyridge@indian-creek.net
    830-562-3542