Review of Buckhorn Lake Resort
Wow, Buckhorn Lake Resort is what every RV Park should aspire to be when they grow up. It's pristine and well managed by a friendly helpful staff and has great sites and a variety of site choices, and lots of amenities for you to enjoy during your stay.
Buckhorn Lake Resort is a premier and upscale RV Resort that is designed for big rigs, rallies, and guests who want to enjoy all of the amenities, special events, and fun things to see and do nearby. All of the roads are paved and big rigs won't have any trouble maneuvering through the Resort and into their sites which are long and wide. The park is pet friendly.
Buckhorn is conveniently located just off Interstate 10 with easy access to Kerrville, San Antonio, Boerne, or Fredericksburg.
A great place to stay for a weekend, vacation, or few months to escape the cold weather.
When you arrive at Buckhorn Lake Resort you'll most likely say "wow, what a fantastic RV park." You'll be greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff who seems committed to making sure you have an enjoyable stay. Then comes the hard part - deciding where to park your rig! There are 131 sites and you have several site choices:
There are four levels of pricing based on location or back-in or pull-through sites. Regardless of your choice, you site will have a long level parking pad, a picnic pad and picnic table or table and 4 chairs, grass on both sides of the parking pad, plus a conveniently located pedestal with 30/50 AMP service and water, cable, and phone hook-up. Like the roads, all of the sites are paved almost perfectly level. They are also long and wide enough for big rigs with four slides.
If you want to stay at Buckhorn and don't have an RV or friends and family are joining you, then the three rental cottages are perfect. Each cottage has a private covered patio with a table and chairs overlooking the pond and Swan Island. Each cottage will sleep up to six in a private bedroom, twin built in bunk beds, and a queen sleeper sofa. A kitchenette has a refrigerator, sink, and microwave. Utensils are not included. The cottages are clean, functional, and relatively new.
Across the stone bridge over the lake is The Club at Buckhorn - a very exclusive Class A Motorhome Community that is and well done with small ponds and waterfalls, a variety of colorful landscaping, and some unique and beautiful "coach houses." At the writing of this review, there were a few lots still available for sale. I only know of a couple other offering like this and Buckhorn is clearly the best and most unique and upscale that we have seen. Owners get to enjoy all of the Resort's amenities. Some of the parking pads in The Club at Buckhorn are in a rental pool for guests to enjoy.
In addition to some fantastic sites, what makes Buckhorn Lake Resort stand out from 99% of the other RV Parks are the amenities, some of which include:
In the center of Buckhorn Lake Resort is an 8000 square foot Event Center with limited food service (on Saturday you can enjoy a good breakfast), fireplace, outside covered patio and chairs, a huge party room with a band stage. Attached to the Event Center is a Rally Building with social or meeting room, a private social room, and a movie theater with a big screen and 35 rocker seats.
Throughout the year, you can enjoy several special events ranging from dinner shows to New Year's Eve parties to music events.
Here are some comments from Kathy, the owner of Buckhorn Lake Resort, about our lower than expected rating on the RV sites and scenic beauty: "I understand what you are saying about not a lot of trees around the sites but it is a double edged sword. Most of our guests have larger rigs and prefer not to be under a large tree as the birds make a mess on their rigs plus they have trouble getting satellite reception and a strong internet connection! We do have ornamental trees on every site along with real grass, concrete pads and patios that are located on the shade side of your coach so you can enjoy the afternoon without the sun in your eyes, and patio furniture with some large oaks here and there. However, we are in the Heart of the Hill Country so whatever direction you look we are surrounded by beautiful oak trees, cedars, wild flowers, etc. We also have many water features, ponds, and water falls plus catch and release fishing." I agree with all of that and Buckhorn Lake Resort is a fantastic RV Resort and one of Texas Outside top rated parks.
We visited Buckhorn Lake Resort to attend one of their special events which was a two day music festival that was a blast - read our review of Thomas Michael Riley's Red Neck Rivera Music Festival to learn more about what will most likely be an annual event at Buckhorn Lake Resort. It started on Friday night with a dinner music show with some delicious pork and the fixings plus a great dessert following by a get set from Thomas Michael Riley. Saturday the music started at 2:00 with 4 different musicians - a great day of music. And during the festival, Buckhorn cooked a variety of good food from fried pickles to pork sliders to burgers. The prices were excellent, for example, $2 for cold beer and $6 for a huge juicy cheeseburger with fries! Read our review of this fun music festival.
We also enjoyed time at the pool and hot tube and a set of tennis. I only wish we had practiced putting on their putting green before we headed out to play golf at both Comanche Trace Golf Club and Riverhill Golf Course.
What a fun 3 days! Can't wait to do it again next year.
If all of the above is not enough to get you to visit Buckhorn Lake Resort, then here are some options to entice you to stay here. Within 30 to 45 minutes you can visit and explore:
Kerrville has lots to see and do from shopping to good restaurants to tubing, kayaking, fishing, or swimming in the Guadalupe River - use this Kerrville map to find some things to do and here is a link to our Top Ten Things To Do In Kerrville.
Why not plan your trip around one of the many special events in Kerrville including the world famous Kerrville Folk Festival. If you like golf you've got several choices - see this Kerrville Golf Map to find a course to play.
It's impossible to get bored on a trip to Buckhorn Lake Resort.
Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on: