Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Located among the limestone hills, caves, and rivers of Hill Country, the 190-room Y.O. Ranch calls Kerrville home. Although in downtown, it is still reminiscent of the prairie; the lobby is decorated with game heads, exposed wood beams, and antiques from the area. Owned by the same group that operates the Inn of the Hills, Y.O. gets its name from the nearby 600,000-plus-acre ranch. Rooms range from standard to multi-bedroom suites; kids in the family suite have their own fort with bunk beds.
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