Happy Horse Hotel

Review provided by: Karen Boone

Website:  www.happyhorsehotel.com

860 Pope Bend North
Cedar Creek TX 78612

GPS: N 30° 11.050′ W 97° 26.315′

Happy Horse Hotel is a campground for Equestrians. It is the only overnight park of its kind conveniently located right by  McKinney Roughs Nature Park. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Houston and a 3 hour drive from Santa Fe, TX. The horse hotel is run and owed by Hollis and Beaux. It is located right up the road from the Pope Bend Park Entrance for the McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  It has 7 RV spots and 2 bungalows.  There is 1 outhouse available, which is shared by everyone.  The RV spots are 30 amp and each have water hookups. There are 20 horse pens and 2 covered stalls available. The bigger bungalow sleeps 3-4 people with 2 twins and one king size bed. The small bungalow which is brand new as of Sept 2010, sleeps 2-3 with one single and one double bed. Each bungalow has a full kitchen, but no running water. The larger bungalow has it’s own outside shower behind it. There is another shower available for the rest of the campers to use. These showers are awesome as they are outside and you get to shower with the stars.

For those of you who need it, Hollis and Beaux offer a shuttle service for you and your horse to the trail head .  This is the way to go if you are camping in a big rig, we use it all the time. They also offer discount day passes for the park. We try to make a trip to the HH (Happy Horse Hotel) as often as we can. The owners are great and make you feel right at home. Dogs are allowed (except in the bungalows) as long as they are well behaved. There are trails behind the camp area which are fun for a quick evening ride. They just kind of weave in and out and are fun to just jump on your horse and do bare back.

This place is a must for anyone heading to McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Please checkout their website for great pictures and information.


RV Spots $20 per night

Horses $10 per night – whether you use there pens or not.

Lg Bungalow $75-95 per night (depending on how many people)

Sm Bungalow $75 per night

Park Ride fee: $5.00 per day

Guided Rides $40 for 1-2 riders ( no time limit)