Saturday, August 23, 2014

Upcoming shows:

Summer went by just as fast as it came, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over at Roddy Tree!

With September rolling around, we some exciting performances such as:
- Slim Bawb and the Fabulous Stumpgrinders on the 6th.
- Hawiian Luau Party on the 13th.
- Peter Karp & Sue Foley on the 20th.
- Billy Bright Super Bluegrass Trio on September 27th.

Then in October we have:
- Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones on the 4th.
- Duke Davis & Buckshot on the 11th.
- Furbash Forever on the 18th.
- Halloween Bash on the 31st

So please, come out and enjoy as many of the events as possible! Can’t wait to see you here.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Reggae is a music genre that was first developed in the late 1960’s of Jamaica. It consists of brass instruments and others such as the drums, bass, guitar, organ and melodic. The stylistic origins are jazz, mento, calypso, rocksteady and R&B.  This form of music has spread across to many countries across the world, due to artist like Steele Pulse, Janet Kay and Bob Marley and the Roddy Tree Ranch is bringing it to you on August 23rd. The Lazy Days Canteen will host “Reggae on the Guadalupe” with Terry Emden & the Galaxy Reggae Band “The Reefs” and have special guest, fire dancer Aurora Joleen.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Time

So many exciting things go on in the Hill Country during summer time. You have the last few days of the folk festival going on until June 8th. The festival has been around for years and has many exciting crafts and activities for all ages, entertainment and performers that you’ll be glad you saw and heard, and Vendors that will make you put your money to good use. The folk festival is always an exciting way to spend some time of summer, and with that only being about 20 minutes from the Roddy Tree Ranch, you’d also have a peaceful and exciting place to stay.
Roddy Tree Ranch and Lazy Day Canteen offer great service and excellent entertainment on the weekends. The “U B the Star” Karaoke Contest is in full swing every Friday night. The Canteen opens at 6:30 PM with food & beverages and the singin’ cranks up about 8 PM. The first, second & third place finishers will be selected from 6 finalists Labor Day Weekend, with concert tickets, and vacations in Corpus Christi & at Roddy Tree on the line. Saturday evenings the “River Rats” rock the house and Sunday afternoons always brings the hardcore Western Swing fans out to do some boot scootin’ to Junior Pruneda & Friends! You never know who might show up to jam with Junior and the boys. No better great way to spend a Sunday, summer afternoon from 4-7 PM then with the “King of Western Swing”. Big entertainment also pops into the Roddy Tree, the “King of Tex-Mex Rock N Roll” Joe King Carrasco will be at the Canteen June 21st. Joe has been playing for decades and was introduced into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and has always been a crowd pleasure.
When planning a stay at the Roddy Tree, it’s nice to know there are awesome towns and nearby attractions. Kerrville has the beautiful golf course, mall, and many parks. Fredricksburg, famous for its Enchanted Rock State Park, Cave Without a Name, and Main Street door-to-door shopping is always a good place to spend the day! Also located in Fred for the kids is a Mr. Gatti’s pizza place! Great fun. The town also holds the Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War. Boerne and San Antonio are less than an hour from the ranch. Both have exciting things to do, many family activities and many shopping areas as well as restaurants including; Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, River City Mall and of course The Alamo.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Awesome review about the ranch in Austin Woman Magazine!

By: Carol Kim

Some may think our favorite family getaway destination can’t possibly compete with such hubs of entertainment as the Magic Kingdom or other popular resorts. There are no waterslides, hair-raising roller coasters, swimming with dolphins or fine-dining establishments. In fact, the atmosphere of our annual spring-break vacation spot is downright sedate. But that’s precisely why our family has returned to Roddy Tree Ranch in the Texas Hill Country time and time again.
Because after months of sprinting from one after-school activity to another, the stresses of deadlines and work, school and homework, RTR offers the perfect setting for decompression and reconnection. Throughout the years, this peaceful resort has become a safe haven for us. It provides a sanctuary where, now that my girls are in the throes of the emotional and drama-filled tween and teen years, my children can retreat to the comfort of simple pleasures.
RTR offers a break from the pressure cooker of academics and peer pressure, far removed from alarm clocks, standardized tests and trying to fit in. Our children have grown up here—one week at a time—every year for the past seven years. I’ve watched my oldest grow from a little girl to a young woman on the cusp of adulthood. My youngest has graduated from listening to charming picture books to reading lengthy novels by J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins.
RTR is where my girls threw their first horseshoes, learned how to ride a bicycle, practiced layups and roasted literally hundreds of marshmallows. They have learned patience (from fishing), independence (exploring the grounds on their own), an appreciation for nature and the joy of simply sitting on the porch and watching the birds and occasional deer go by.
In a world dominated by virtual relationships, we crave the authentic connections we re-establish here every year. There is something about helping your child hook slimy, squirming worms onto hooks (and then removing those same hooks from countless caught fish so they can be caught again) that creates a steadfast bond capable of overcoming the pull of even the most sophisticated electronic device. Every year, my husband and I would question whether this was the year one of our children would request a trip to a more exotic or exciting locale.
And every year, one or both of the girls would ask, “Are we going to Roddy Tree this year?”
And that was enough to prompt him to reserve, yet again, the same cabin for another spring-break week. Except for next year. For the first time in seven years, we will be taking a different spring-break trip, having managed to secure a prized spot in the lodge at Big Bend National Park. But when we informed our children of our decision to not return, our 13-year-old insisted we at least make plans for a weekend visit next year. And for me, that is clear evidence of true magic at work.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Music in the Hill Country

Music in the Hill Country

Everyone enjoys good music and good food, and when you stay at the Roddy Tree Ranch, the search for those two things becomes much easier.

The Roddy Tree Ranch has been here and running for 18 years now and the Lazy Days Canteen (located at the Roddy Tree Ranch) is celebrating its 5th year anniversary this year! The Canteen has always brought quality entertainment to the hill country during summer, Saturday nights since 2009 and plans to keep it that way for a good long while. The music venue includes performers such as Joe “King” Carasco (also known as the “Crown Jewel” of Tex Mex Rock n’ Roll), Monty Montgomery (one of the top 50 guitarists of all time), Reggae on the Guadalupe (with Terry Emden, the Galaxy (Waazobia) and fire dancer, Aurora Joleen), Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones (Austin Chronicle Music Hall of Famer), Nautical Nation (their performance on May 10th is a fundraiser for their 2014 Coast to Coast Tour), Larry (the ultimate Jam Band), Slim Bawb also known as Bob Pearce (has that swampy-Louisiana sound), “Karp Foley” which is Sue Foley and Peter Karp (has a cross between country and blues -bluntry- with a little healthy dose of R&B thrown in) and the Lazy Days Canteen’s very own house band The River Rats!
On Sundays in the middle of April, you can even do some boot scootin’ to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame member – Junior Pruneda & Friends.

Your weekend music is always taken care of at the Roddy Tree as well as the food which is provided by Chef Jefe – who has 11 years of experience working in the food and restaurant industry.

(Google all these entertainers, they all have sites and you can listen and preview their music)
(For your convenience Kerrville’s ticket outlet – Western Beverages)

All the music and fun doesn’t stop there though! For more you can attend the famous Kerrville Folk Festival; the festival goes on for 18 straight days, has been going on since 1972, and nearly draws 30,000 people a year! The best part is that you can spend the entire day at this event or out in some very well-known nearby towns like Fredricksburg (doing some shopping or dining down Main Street or even going to visit the beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park) and return to your cottage rental at the Roddy Tree Ranch.

The Roddy Tree Ranch and Lazy Days Canteen is located just one mile from the Ingram Dam on Highway 39 headed toward Hunt.

(For more info call Keith Asbury at (830) 459-9912)