Kerrville, TX

Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center

Meghan Callaghan
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Why We Love It

  • Western-themed hotel featuring 19th-century antiques, exotic game trophies and chandeliers with branding irons hanging from them
  • Family rooms feature an alcove with a bunk bed for kids
  • Visit the Y.O. Ranch (an hour drive away) for horseback riding, or go wine tasting at nearby Hill Country wineries
  • Play sand volleyball, tennis and basketball or relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub

"Large and affordable rooms" --Fodor's

84% (19 Member Ratings)

"Food at restaurant was excellent as well as prices."
Mar 21, 2016
San Antonio, TX, United States


Map & Directions

Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center is a an hour drive from the San Antonio International Airport. Taxi fare is quite expensive so a more affordable option is to rent a car.

Rooms & Rates

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For a flashback to the Old West, head to the Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, located in Kerrville, about an hour drive from San Antonio. Although the hotel isn't set on a ranch, it is named after and inspired by the nearby Y.O. Ranch, where guests can go horseback riding or hunting. The hotel is decked out with Western-themed decor including more than 40 game trophies mounted to the walls and 19th-century antiques. 

Guest rooms carry on the Western theme in the decor. Rooms feature wood furnishings, Saltillo tiled flooring and a patio or balcony. Despite the Old West style, the rooms still offer updated technology including flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and refrigerators. Most suites also have wood-burning fireplaces. Family rooms here come with an alcove with a built-in bunk bed and activity desk so kids can have their own space away from mom and dad.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Branding Iron Restaurant, and the Elm Waterhole Saloon offers a 19th century-inspired space to enjoy a cocktail while playing pool or watching sports. Head to the saloon Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. for complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Relax in the outdoor swimming pool with a separate kids pool as well as a hot tub. There's plenty to do on site including sand volleyball, tennis and basketball. Drive to nearby golf courses, Hill Country wineries and Y.O. Ranch.

From the press:
  • "You may be on one of the bustling main streets of Kerrville, but a stay at the Y.O. Ranch Resort is a little like a retreat to a star 1950s dude ranch" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request for a one time fee of $10 + tax for children up to the age of 2. 
Extra bed available on request for a one time fee of  $10 + tax per night.
Extra person charge is $10 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged based on length of stay:

  • 1-2 nights $25.00 one time fee
  • 3+ nights $50.00 one time fee
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: Late checkout charges: 50% after 2pm, 100% after 4pm.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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19 Member Reviews
(84% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Food at restaurant was excellent as well as prices.
Other Comments: Had 2 lamps where lights were not working.
Patricia Mar 21, 2016 San Antonio, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The lobby and bar was quite nice as were all of the staff we came in contact with
Other Comments: The rooms in the building we were in don't receive much light and are dark most of the day. There are only a few chairs and tables for the patios/decks of each bldg. so either get there 1st or take from someone. The patio/deck are either directly on the parking lot or open to a grass area totally surrounded by buildings so not very attractive anyway. Ceiling in our hallway was sagging badly in one area. Walls in room had been touched up with paint by just spotting without trying to blend and looked tacky.
craig Feb 16, 2016 Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: How everyone was so friendly.
Other Comments: Don't change anything.
Ray Dec 06, 2015 Austin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: this deal was a great value-would do it again if offered in the future.
Other Comments: great place-great staff -great deal.
David Nov 30, 2015 Vidor, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Thanksgiving beffett was superb. Very friendly, helpfully, and courteous staff.u
Daniel Nov 30, 2015 Corpus Christ, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The facilities! The big fireplace! Accomodating personel! Dollar value!
Kathy Nov 30, 2015 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The fact there was an in house bar and restaurant. The Thanksgiving buffet was excellent.
Other Comments: Travelzoo was the reason we booked here. We decided to try something different for Thanksgiving. At first we were told the buffet was booked up but because we were in house John at the front desk made sure we were accommodated. He was very friendly and helpful.
Vernell Nov 28, 2015 Spring Branch, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Staff
Donald Nov 27, 2015 Rosenberg, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff and rustic atmosphere.
Donald Nov 27, 2015 Rosenberg, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Breakfast. Comfortable bed. Interesting lobby.
Kay Nov 08, 2015 Florence, AL, United States

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