Welcome to Bulverde Spring Branch. Whether you’re just dropping by or you call us home, we know you’ll find the good life here. Our thriving community is distinctly and proudly Texan. We offer history, charm and personality.
In Bulverde Spring Branch, our diverse community of more than 60,000 combines the best of country living with big city amenities. Quiet residential neighborhoods and multi-family communities provide easy living for everyone.
A great place to live, work and raise a family, we offer outstanding schools, personalized healthcare, distinctive shops and restaurants, and activities for every age. Bulverde Spring Branch is full of culture, nature and hospitality, where people are as passionate about outdoor adventures as they are about their favorite martini.
With so many options and so many things to do, choosing can be a challenge. Let us offer a few tips.
Cradled among the rolling hills of South Texas, Bulverde Spring Branch is filled with natural attractions and an expanding public park system. Rolling green hills meet stone outcroppings; rock cliffs give way to clear rivers, and wildflowers dot the landscape. It’s the perfect place to enjoy open vistas, wildlife areas, spectacular scenery and meet friendly people along the way.
With a wide variety of outdoor activities and attractions, including the Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area, Upper Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, residents seldom complain of a lack of things to do. On any given day, visitors to Guadalupe State Park can be seen kayaking, tubing and swimming in the river while children search for turtles and frogs. Deep pools entice fishermen with bass and catfish. Hiking trails beckon to birdwatchers.
Adjacent to the park, the Honey Creek State Natural Area offers two miles of interpretive nature trails featuring an array of geology, flora and fauna. The Upper Guadalupe River is perfect for rafting, fly fishing and canoeing. Nearby Canyon Lake is another popular destination and offers 80 miles of scenic shoreline and opportunities to go boating, fishing and swimming.
Closer to town is the Bulverde Spring Branch parks system with plenty of space for energetic recreation. In fact, the Bulverde Community Park, encompassing 13 acres of land, provides public playgrounds, practice fields, shaded and unshaded picnic areas, an event gazebo and a water splash pad. The City also helps facilitate and sponsor community events at the park, such as Movies in the Park, and Spring and Fall Musik in the Park programs.
Kleck Park is another local favorite located on 43 acres of densely wooded ranchland with 1.2 miles of hiking trails. Sixteen birdhouses along the path are marked with signs describing local avian species. Visitors can walk, bike, hike or even ride horseback through the scenic area
Food for the Soul
Begin or end your day dining indoors or out at one of our area’s outstanding restaurants. Throughout Bulverde Spring Branch, you’ll find an eclectic mix of regional favorites and specialty cuisine.
For authentic Mexican food, don’t miss Ay Chiwawa! Mexican Cafe and Sandra’s Cantina. Or check out The Branch Neighborhood Grill, a family-friendly place serving up delicious American cuisine with cold beer and great service. Chicken fried steak, burgers, and frog legs can be found at Richters Antler Café, while steamed dumplings and sizzling black pepper beef are highlights at China King.
In historic Downtown Bulverde Village is Verde Bistro offering Latin Fusion cuisine with Argentinian empanadas, tapas, artesian pizzas and vegetarian tortillas. Its bar features exotic handcrafted martinis and cocktails.
Front Porch Bar and Grill is another favorite offering American fare and gourmet burgers. With a full bar and live entertainment, it has become a weekend destination for many. The venue has live music in the evenings, and garage doors open to create instant al fresco seating.
Live Music & Libation
Ready to sway to some tunes? Several local venues will liven up your life.
Grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music at Max’s Roadhouse where you’ll find local and regional talent playing a range of tunes from bluegrass to country rock. Pool tables, dart boards, the foosball table and shuffleboard table provide extra fun. facebook.com/maxsroadhouseTX
Spechts Texas invites you to join them for an ice-cold beer, great music, and a relaxing time on the back patio. Bring the family for dinner, or brunch on Sunday, and learn what true Texas hospitality is all about. spechts.com
Nestled in Downtown Bulverde Village is Vine in the Village, home to more than 101 wines from around the world. Hungry? The wine bar serves a variety of tapas, pizzas and tasting boards. Look for jazz music or pickers night in the parking lot. vineinthevillage.com or facebook.com/vineinthevillage
No trip to the Front Porch of the Hill Country would be complete without tipping a glass. The Bulverde Spring Branch area boasts three local wineries for grape enthusiasts.
Wine aficionados can turn to Sister Creek Winery, in nearby Sisterdale, or Dry Comal Creek Winery in New Braunfels for estate grown vintages and specialty events. Just around the corner in Spring Branch is Kai-Simone Winery. A family owned winery, Kai-Simone offers tastings or a glass of wine with a small plate selection, either indoors or on the outdoor patio.
Shop til You Drop
Shopping is a favorite pastime in Bulverde Spring Branch, and we plan to tire you out. A visit to Historic Downtown Bulverde will reveal an eclectic mix of stores and galleries. Handcrafted fine leather handbags and totes fill the shelves at Texas Carpet Baggers. Designed and created on site, the bags are truly individual.
Artisanal items including woodcrafts, textiles, mixed media, jewelry and metal sculpture can be found at The Makery. Alamo City Pottery offers novice craftspeople the chance to make their own designs at a hands-on workshop.
Cruise on over to Shops at Faithville Park in Spring Branch to find something for everyone. Home décor accents, gifts and casual apparel can be found at Farmhouse Market. A true southern boutique, Petticoat Junction displays boho western apparel, jewelry and accessories.
Ready to refresh and recharge? Step on over to Skin Rejuvenation Clinique. A personalized training program at Athletic Foundations or an individualized workout at Revo Sports Academy will provide new energy for visitors and residents alike.
Comforts of Home
When it’s time to relax for the evening, we have just the place to unwind. Centrally located, the Hampton Inn by Hilton is near a variety of attractions including a championship golf course, shops, restaurants, outdoor water recreation and a winery and vineyards. For those who need to mix work with pleasure, the hotel has 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
A quieter, relaxed option is Rebecca Creek Ranch Bed and Breakfast with three cottages. The Lodge, Gate House and New Mexico Suite beckon visitors with a Hill Country ambience. Sitting on 60 acres of land, it offers a quiet getaway from hustle and bustle.