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Town-hopping Backroads Tours & “Uber-style” Designated Drivers

Boerne is the center of all things Hill Country, and HomeAway Ranch is The Perfect Hub to take the back roads, see everything, then come back, grab some dinner and spend the night with us!

 If you have an upcoming anniversary, birthday, bridal shower, retirement, or just want to have a fun and unique day trip, consider a tour. AT Home Away Ranch, we will help you plan the perfect itinerary for your group and take on all the driving responsibilities. It’s a fabulously fun road trip!

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All of these drives are well within a couple hours road trip from Boerne and there are lots of fun things to do and interesting places to stop along the way:

  • Minutes away from the ranch is the town of Comfort, where you can experience some great antique shopping and/or wine tasting.
  • Venture a little further and you can see what beautiful Kerrville has to offer with the wide Guadalupe River flowing through.
  •  Be sure to explore tiny gems like Waring, where the General Store has Steak Nite every Wednesday with fantastic live music!
  • We take you to discover wonderful places like Sisterdale, where there are two awesome little wineries and a fabulous BBQ joint.  
  • Another “must” is Luckenbach where you'll find a wide range of visitors each weekend, including bikers, bankers and everyone in between. It is common for people to bring instruments and those in the crowd entertain each other, taking turns performing under the trees just outside the bar.
  • Continue on and you'll find Stonewall and Fredericksburg where you can visit wineries, the Wildseed Farms or Enchanted Rock State Park.
  • If Country and Western is more your style, we will take you to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital.
  •  Beyond this are some of the most beautiful Hill Country drives taking you to the town of Leakey or to Lost Maples State Park.
  • Drive east of Boerne and you'll find the towns of Gruene and New Braunfels. Stop in at Gruene Hall, the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, or do some tubing in the Guadalupe!
  • And Boerne is only 15 minutes from San Antonio

Sea World

SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park, in the Westover Hills District of San Antonio, Texas on the city’s west side. It is the largest of the three parks in the SeaWorld chain owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, and the world's largest marine-life theme park.

Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, formerly Fiesta Texas, is a theme park located in La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas. It is owned and operated by Six Flags. The park was built by Gaylord Entertainment Company, and opened on March 14, 1992 as the first business in the district of San Antonio.


Tubing on the rivers in and around San Antonio is a Hill Country pastime and a South Texas tradition.
The five best rivers for tubing within driving distance of San Antonio are the Comal, the San Marcos, the Guadalupe, the Medina and the Frio.
The Comal River is the shortest river in the world at only 2.5 miles long
The San Marcos River is spring-fed and 10 times cleaner than EPA standards for drinking water according to It’s a constant 72 degrees and typically less crowded than the popular Comal River.
The Guadalupe River is the most popular river to float, and it’s constantly changing. The water level can change how the river runs, but crowds still make their way to the river every weekend.

The Medina River is another float option for tubers. Check online for river conditions here too, because the water is low when it hasn’t rained.

Seasonal Local Events

If you like discovering and learning local culture and traditions do not hesitate to ask for all the fun events Boerne as well as the towns around have to offer.


Would you enjoy taking a scenic drive into the Texas Hill Country and tasting some of the most incredible and award-winning wines, beers and spirits?
The Texas Hill Country is becoming famous for wineries, breweries and distilleries.
a tasting tour is more suitable for the adventurous couple, family members visiting town, a close group of friends, or just those with sophisticated pallets wanting to broaden their horizons.  Believe it or not, some people never drink a drop of alcohol and still have a wonderful time experiencing something new and different with people they love.  A tasting tour really is something everyone enjoys!! Wine, beer, and spirit tasting rooms are open all year round.

Half Day / 3 winery private tour Includes tour guide, base tasting fees*, round trip transportation, chilled water bottles and snacks. Half day tours last up to 4.5 hours. Start times are flexible. Only your group is in the vehicle and you choose the wineries, breweries and/or distilleries.
for half-day: $120 p/person.* 

Many venues allow you to bring in a picnic and we can prepare your custom-made picnic lunch to enjoy on your trip

* Minimum 2 people for tour of local venues, minimum 4 for further venues and/or full day tours – includes venue fees of up to $10 p/person – some venues charge more/have more expensive tasting menus/fees so additional fees could apply if you chose these venues. Sales tax of 8.25% and tour guide gratuity of 15% are not included in base prices shown.

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Antiquing &/or Art Galleries

The Texas Hill Country has an eclectic history, with a treasure trove of antique goods, and Home Away From Home Ranch is surrounded by quaint towns with a number of antique stores that are full of one-of-a-kind items that are beautiful and affordable. No matter if you’re looking for the perfect piece of antique furniture or looking for that vintage record, we can advise you where, or even take you to find it at one of these.


From May through October experience a magical moment: 3 million Mexican Freetail Bats fly from an old railroad tunnel every evening. We take you, entertaining you on the way. Sit you comfortably and after take you to enjoy a Hill Country classic where their hamburgers made Texas Monthly's 50 best burgers in Texas list!

Night Out On The Town

Hill Country Dance Halls
Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find that two-steppin’ is somewhat of a way of life.  Looking for ways to jump into Texas culture? find yourself a pair of boots, and a dance hall and you’ll be well on your way!
When you make Home Away From Home Ranch in Boerne your Hill Country hub, you’ll find that some of the most unique dancehall experiences happen just up the road. We’ve compiled a list of Hill Country Dance Halls found only a short distance from Boerne that the whole family is sure to enjoy and remember – and can take you there, as designated drivers.
Price:  Ask for quote – varies depending on services required

•  Sea World
•  Fiesta Texas
•  Tubing
•  Seasonal Local Events

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