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Escondida de Gruene--April Fool's Special--$650 per night in April--No foolin'!

Myra Zunker

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Myra Zunker

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Escondida de Gruene--April Fool's Special--$650 per night in April--No foolin'!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

New Braunfels Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

A beautiful ranch style home with lush landscaping and your own private swimming pool awaits you and your family. A hidden jewel in the Texas Hill Country, only five minutes from historic Gruene and tubing on the Guadalupe & Comal rivers. The décor is elegant with a Texas feel, every room has a beautiful Texas limestone wall. Ample parking on private grounds, surrounded by large beautiful oak trees – a very private retreat. Enjoy a day of fun on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, Schlitterbahn, Canyon Lake, shopping downtown New Braunfels, the San Marcos Outlet Malls or Historic Gruene, and then come home to your own private oasis away from the crowds. The entry doors are stunning and lead into a large open room with large comfy furnishings, a shuffleboard table and lovely vaulted ceilings. Indoor dining for 16 including a large table for the family to gather around and the serve through kitchen and bar. The house can sleep 16 comfortably with four bedrooms, one nook and a game room. The master has a king and two futons. The remaining three bedrooms have queen beds. The nook has a full futon and the game room has two queen sleeper sofas. There are four bathrooms. One large master bath, one bedroom has its own private bath and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom in between. There is a also a bathroom off the utility room between the kitchen and game room. The coolest part of all is the converted garage (game room) which opens up to the back patio and pool and has a huge TV and a man cave look! Flat screen TVs, cable, internet. Unwind on the large front porch with handmade furniture and porch swing made by PaPaw, a quiet place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. French doors from the master bedroom and french doors from the living area lead you to the spacious back porch and patio where you can gather round the fire ring or play dominoes or cards on tables that were handmade by Opa, while others can enjoy the pool, play basketball or climb the tree house. Or, just simply sit, relax and watch wildlife such as birds, whitetail deer and turkey come feed at the feeder just across the driveway.

Geared towards families, church groups and corporate events. No bachelor or bachelorette parties, mature groups only.

Gorgeous ranch style that sleeps 16, huge open living room and dining room, swimming pool, outdoor stone patio, media room, large fully appointed kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining. acres of privacy, ample parking, ideal for small weddings or corporate events. Absolutely lovely, perfect Hill Country Retreat.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Myra Zunker (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Myra Zunker

My husband and I are both natives of New Braunfels. Growing up in New Braunfels was a blessing in disguise. We floated the Comal and Guadalupe rivers every chance we got. There were times that we floated both rivers in one day. As a kid you don't seem to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area you are growing up in. But now that we are on the other side, we realize how blessed we were to grow up in a community with not one but two beautiful rivers, a quaint little town and Gruene Hall where we along with our parents have danced to many a good songs. We went to Canyon High School here in New Braunfels, married and have raised our family here. We currently live on the property next door to Escondida de Gruene

Myra Zunker purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Myra Zunker chose New Braunfels

We bought this property with the intention of creating a place for families to come and enjoy a relaxing vacation. The home was built in 1976 and is a beautiful ranch style home featuring rock walls in every room. We have spent the last year remodeling and landscaping the home with the help of wonderful family. Family is important to us and we wanted to share Escondia de Gruene so other families could enjoy a slice of what we grew up enjoying. There are lots of beautiful places you can stay on the rivers, but not many that are a private retreat away from the hustle and bustle, a secluded oasis as Escondida de Gruene. You are close enough to enjoy everything New Braunfels and Gruene has to offer, then come home to your own private retreat!

What makes this lodge unique

Private swimming pool with shallow sun deck and umbrella for the little ones. Lots of outdoor dining area. Large screen TV in gameroom to watch movies or Hook up your Xbox and play games. Adults can enjoy a game of shuffleboard indoors while watching the flat screen TV above the fireplace. Custom made card/dominoe tables on the back porch made by my Dad, known to our family as Opa. Relax on the front porch in the handmade furniture and porch swing built by my father-n-law, known to our family as PaPaw. Game room opens up to the back porch, patio and pool creating a gathering place for the entire family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful week we have had! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy the house and all it offers! We'll be back!
Jul 2013
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Escondida de Gruene--April Fool's Special--$650 per night in April--No foolin'!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Houston, TX
5

Great place for a get together

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a 30th Birthday with family and friends at Escondida de Gruene and really enjoyed the home. Shuffleboard, Foosball, the fire pit and grill were all a big hit. The owners are really nice and accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you staying with us at Escondida de Gruene. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Glad to hear your birthday party was a success! We look forward to having you back someday.
Round Rock, TX
5

3rd Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are a church music ensemble and always set aside a weekend in January for intensive rehearsal to prepare for the upcoming year. This is the third year that our group has traveled to Escondida De Gruene for our retreat. We have used various retreat venues, but nothing compares with this location. The location is beautiful and the house is large, well-equipped and comfortable for our group of 16. We have intensive rehearsals, then eat well from meals prepared in the large kitchen, and relax in fellowship in the comfort of our Escondida home. We can't wait to book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group is a true joy to to have as guests at our rental home. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for taking such great care of our home during your stay. See you next year!
Adkins, TX
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Great house! It has everything you need and is right down the road from Gruene. An additional perk of us staying around Christmas was that the whole house was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The owners live right up the road and are very nice/helpful. Came down to introduce themselves, show us how to operate everything, and to bring extra firewood. When bringing firewood at night he fed the deer right near us (20 yards or so), got to watch does to bucks feeding. The kids and teens enjoyed the treehouse, fooseball table, and basketball court. Great place to spend time with family or friends and relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was nice meeting you and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us again sometime!
Berne, IN
5

October Feast gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Escondida De Gruene! The lovely, spacious home is comfortable, clean and well-maintained. The owners are friendly and extremely helpful. The swimming pool and close proximity to Gruene, TX are great benefits. We were relaxed and refreshed.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed visiting with you and were so glad to hear you enjoyed our home. We hope you can make it back again someday!
katy texas
5

Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

We were attending our son's destination wedding in New Braunfels. Not only did the house sleep 8 adults in comfort and privacy, the house was the gathering place for our other guests and children from out of town . The kids had a blast . they were well occupied with swimming, exploring the tree house, and enjoying the deer and even spotted some wild hogs and turkeys! We hosted a couple dozen people for lunch before the wedding, and brunch the morning after and everyone was impressed with the home, the amenities and surroundings. And there are no finer hosts than the owners!.it was a terrific weekend, and we would highly recommend the Escondido De Gruene for any of your family gatherings, adventures, or quiet getaways. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you and your family. We appreciate your kind words and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you back.
LaWard, Texas
5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Escondida De Gruene was great. Every year my girlfriends get together for our girlfriend weekend. We looked at alot of properties and decided this one would be perfect for our weekend. It met all of our expectations. It was centrally located so we didn't have to travel far to get to a grocery store, restaurant or shopping area. Another feature we liked was the house was in the country with a pool and there were no close neighbors. The grounds were very well kept and enjoyed the wildlife in the mornings and evenings.

I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for staying with us at Escondida de Gruene. It was a pleasure having you and your group of girlfriends! You are welcome back anytime! So glad you got to enjoy the wildlife too!

Map

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Blastenhoff
Gruene Hall
Landa Park
Gruene
Gruene River Grill
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
New Braunfels Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Landa Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Gruene: Grist Mill, Gruene River Grill, Mozies
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

Only five minutes from historic Gruene where restaurants and shopping are top tourist draws in Texas. Floating the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers is made easy by local outfitters who can provide the non-disposable containers required by the new river rules. Close to Schlitterbahn.

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Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

New Braunfels Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Feb-Mar 2015 Special
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
 
 
2015 Year Round Rate
May 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$850
$5,100
 
 
2016 Rate
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$850
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$850
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holiday weekends are 3 nights minimum---
Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
Early check in fee $25 per hr
Available for daily access please call

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

New Braunfels Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 / Master - toilet , shower , Larger master bath with shower and double sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 full size futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 king size bed and 2 full futons
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Game/play room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sleeper sofas
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (2) Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Large open living area with indoor dining for 16, flat screen TVs, comfy sofas and chairs, vaulted wooden ceiling. Huge master with patio doors open to the stone patio and swimming pool. Four bedrooms with two sleeping nooks, four bathrooms. Garage converted to fun man cave - door opens on to the patio. Small special events and family reunions encouraged. Shuffleboard. Acres of hill country surround the home with ample parking and privacy..

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