Situated within minutes of Creekside at Camp Verde is the charming town of Camp Verde, packed full of marvelous stories and rich history. Camp Verde started out as a United States Army post in 1855. This post was where researchers looked into the feasibility of camels in the United States. Researchers noticed that other animals panicked at the smell of camels. So, they decided against using camels and released them from the facility to roam around as they please. Residents, at this time, described that there were several beasts roaming the area. These "beasts" they referred to was the Army post's camels. In 1861, Confederate Forces captured Camp Verde. Egyptian handlers took the camels and used them to haul cotton to Mexico. Soon after, the camels were sold to different zoos and circuses.
Today, Camp Verde is a community consisting of a general store, and remains of the military post. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to Camp Verde always enjoy stopping in the store where they can relax and enjoy a refreshing, ice cold Coca-Cola and a delicious sandwich. The store houses several fine food items from all over the world. Stop in and see all the numerous fine products Camp Verde General Store has to offer.
Official Capital of the Texas Hill Country
Travel less than 15-minutes down the road from Creekside at Camp Verde and you'll find yourself in the well-known town of Kerrville. 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.
Texas Wine Trail
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 (3600 Fredericksburg Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028) 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 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 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. Kerrville-Schreiner Park along the Guadalupe River offers a variety of fun camping options, cabins and even a Ranch House. Facilities include the Recreation Hall, 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 517 acres, this is the largest municipal park in Kerrville. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to 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.
Enjoy the comforts of living that relaxed country lifestyle at Creekside at Camp Verde, 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 Creekside at Camp Verde.
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.
Cowboy Capital of the World!
Convenient to the bustling community of Bandera, Creekside at Camp Verde 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. 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.
Bandera, Texas is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World! The unique landscape and architecture show why it is a one-of-a-kind city and this beautiful "old town" has played an extremely important role in keeping the unique American traditions of the Texas cowboy alive. When ranching fell to an all-time low in the 1930's 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. Or experience all the "cowboy" activities offered at the Flying L Dude Ranch Resort.
Shops & Restaurants
Plus, there is always something to do at the local Bandera honky-tonks where Texas artists and musicians mingle with ranchers and tourists alike, giving Bandera an exciting and unique atmosphere. Traffic around Bandera consists of horses and motorcycles, as much as cars and trucks. If you enjoy shopping there's plenty of that here too at many local boutiques including the Fickle Pickle, The Cowboy Store, HyO Silver, Bandera General Store, several clothing boutiques, an antique mall, and more. When you're ready to get some grub, there are a number of local joints to choose from in the Bandera and Boerne areas including OST (Old Spanish Trail) Restaurant since 1920, Fat Boyz deli and sandwich shop, Bricks on the River, Busbees B-BQ (as seen on the Travel Channel), Backyard Bistro, and Dough Joes - just to name a few. For those that enjoy the night scene, sit back and enjoy the 11th Street Cowboy Bar; where you can enjoy live music and dancing.
Parks & Museums
This is also a fantastic place to come experience the great outdoors with your family 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 are all popular activities. For golfing enthusiast, check out the newly refurbished Flying L Ranch golf course. For individuals that enjoy Texas history, there are several museums and historical tours offered in Bandera. 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.
Just down the road from the majestic community of Heritage Hills is the charming city of Boerne, Texas – one of the hottest towns in the Texas Hill Country, bursting with plenty of German pride and traditions! A treasure, nestled in the magnificent setting of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is only minutes north of San Antonio, via Interstate 10.
Boerne's vibrant downtown features many family-owned businesses. A favorite in Boerne is the Black Rifle Coffee Company on Main Street. As a veteran-owned coffee company, Black Rifle Coffee's mission is to serve premium coffee and culture to people who love America. They have developed many explosive roast profiles with the same intense focus learned while serving as members of the United States military. Black Rifle Coffee Company continues to be committed to supporting veterans, law enforcement, and first responders. From every purchase of their delicious coffee, the company gives back to support these heroes. Also be sure to enjoy a quaint breakfast or lunch at the Bear Moon Bakery Café. This homey space will surround you with warmth and comfort, as you indulge in a variety of rich American cuisine and baked goods. With it's unique and welcoming downtown, you'll feel right at home in Boerne!
Haupstrasse - Main Street
A stroll down Haupstrasse (Main Street in German) through Boerne's charming historic district offers a world of specialty shops including great antiques, fine home accessories, unique gift items, trendy boutiques, jewelry and art galleries. Intermingled among the shopping, you can experience the inviting aromas from a hometown bakery, or you may choose to relax at one of the local wine bars, or enjoy a brew at the brewhaus on the creek. A charming, family-owned micro-brewery in the heart of Boerne, the Cibolo Creek Brewing Company is a great place for a one-of-a-kind brew.
Cibolo Creek Trail / River Road Park
The cypress-lined Cibolo Creek flows through downtown Boerne and continues on to the nationally recognized Cibolo Nature Center. Hiking trails and a boardwalk allow you to explore 100 acres with four distinct ecosystems - grassland, marshland, woodland and river bottom. The Cibolo Creek Trail follows the creek and at several points you can veer off to several sites in Boerne's historic downtown and the famed Hill Country Mile.
Year round parades, festivals and cultural events fill the air with music and merriment. The Kendall County Fair, Chocolate Walk, Berges Fest, Wings Over Boerne, Parade of Artists, Cibolo Songs and Stories, Abendkonzerte, Weihnachts Fest, Dickens on Main, Boerne Market Days and the Key to the Hills Rod Run are some of the activities that draw people from near and far away.
When you live at Creekside at Camp Verde, 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 just 45 minutes from the entertainment, attractions, dining, and fun of North 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 Creekside at Camp Verde. 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.