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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 1 air-conditioned sun-room, 2 baths, Sleeps up to 16

Circle H Lodge, an historic house from the early 1900's, is near Leakey in an area of the Texas Hill Country noted for magnificent scenery. The lodge is located in a lovely, secluded valley on Circle H Ranch. This is a working ranch devoted to the preservation of wildlife and is home to many species of both native and non-native animals. The lodge is decorated in Cowboy High Style with antiques and Cowboy -Indian memorabilia. There is a natural rock swimming pool in front of the lodge. During the evening hang out with family or friends at the old cantina located behind the lodge.

This two-story lodge has been completely renovated. It has central heat and air-conditioning and provides all the amenities. There is a large living and dining area. The five bedrooms will sleep up to 16 people. Rates are based on up to 8 people. Additional people up to 16 can be accommodated for an additional fee. Call for pricing. Two bedrooms have king beds, one bedroom has full size bed with pullout trundle and standard twin. One bedrooms has a pair of twin beds. Sunroom has two daybeds with pullout trundles. In addition, one downstairs bedroom has one full bed. There are two full baths with one on each level. The upstairs air-conditioned and heated sunroom provides a comfortable place to relax while enjoying the beautiful view or provides extra sleeping accommodations.

The well-equipped kitchen includes a large side-by-side refrigerator, convection double oven, microwave, dishwasher , crockpot and all cooking essentials. A barbecue grill and a fire pit are provided for outdoor cooking. The spacious yard that surrounds the lodge is perfect for picnics. Hang out at the old cantina behind the lodge for anytime fun.

Other activities in the area include hiking, swimming, photography, summer rodeos, or floating the Frio River. The numerous migratory routes, which cross this area, provide almost limitless opportunities for bird watching. There are several restaurants in the area. Garner State Park is 8 miles from the lodge. Lost Maples Natural Area is a 30- minute drive. The city of San Antonio is approximately 1 1/2 hours away. It is 6 miles to the county airport.

Smoking outside only please. No pets.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds given, but credit is given to re-book within one year. $100 re-booking fee.

Float/Tube rental available nearby. Complementary pool floats are available for lodge pool use during your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Jen Harwood
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jen Harwood

John and I are blessed to get to live on and be the caretakers of such a beautiful place. John's dad and mom first started coming to the area for vacation back in the 60's. They fell in love with the property Circle H Ranch sits on and decided to make it theirs. John started the business Circle H Ranch, Inc. shortly after graduating college and has successfully run an exotic animal breeding operation for over the last 20 years. The lodge was renovated and made available to guests back in the 80's. Over the years thousands of guests have come through and shared our little slice of heaven with us. We hope you too will get to come for a visit soon. Best Wishes, Jen and John

Jen Harwood purchased this lodge in 1977

Why Jen Harwood chose Leakey

Experience a one of a kind vacation at this exotic animal ranch. The lodge is nestled among the hills and perfect for the ultimate family vacation in the hill country. Why fight the crowds and noise at the river when you can have your very own secluded natural spring-fed pool that keeps a consistent water level year round. If you care to venture out to the river, it's only a 10 minute drive down the road.

What makes this lodge unique

Not only are you getting a great house with all the amenities, you also get to experience an exotic vacation right here in Texas. Your kids will love to see and learn about the many different species of exotic hoofstock that we have on the ranch. In addition, we have great hiking and glorious colors on our hills when the seasons change.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a great time during our stay. We want to make reservations for the same time next year." Thanks again, Kristal, Liberty TX, July 2012
Jul 2012
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Leakey Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Downstairs
    Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Sunroom - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs 2 Daybeds with 2 Trundles
  • Up to 16 people can be accommodated. One bedroom is located downstairs with a full size bed. We allow sleeping bags and/or air matresses to be brought in by guests for additonal sleeping accommodations. Rate is based on 8 people. Call for rates for additional people over 8 up to 16 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Historic house has central heat & air, 2 king beds, 2 full beds, 5 twin beds, 3 trundles, huge kitchen & living/dining area. All bedrooms upstairs except one full size bed downstairs. One full bath up & one full bath down. Grounds are 2 acres of carpet grass & oak trees, spring fed limestone swimming pool, shaded cabana, hammocks, horseshoe and washer pits, BBQ facilities, fire pit for bonfires, cantina.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews

The truest form of a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get out of Texas without leaving Texas this place is the perfect spot. A very secluded area that make you feel like your on your very own island. The homeowners are the sweetest so that's a big plus too.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We hope to have you back very soon. :) Jen
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50th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our parent's 50th wedding anniversary at Circle H Ranch & Lodge and had the most beautiful weekend. The house is very lovely and spacious enough for a large group. We had 25 guests at the party and had plenty of room for more. We were both inside and outside and enjoyed all the natural beauty around us.....Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property!!! We enjoyed every moment wished we were able to stay longer

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marcy!! See you back soon. :)
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Great Lodging and Facilities

  • 5 of 5

Jen and John were extremely good about communicating up front. The house is roomy, well stocked and perfect for our two families. The Cantina is CLASSIC! There was plenty of room for more than the 7 of us. The creek had great fishing for the boys, swimming "pool" was excellent and the hike up the mountain and back was a lot of fun. JR took good care of us. All in all, well worth the price and it will have us returning to Leakey.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Circle H. We look forward to seeing you back soon. :) Jen & John
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McKinney, TX

Great Getaway Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Ranch over Labor Day 2016 for a family reunion. Everything was perfect. The ranch house was large enough to easily sleep the 10 family members and the property was more of a compound. There was room and activities for us all to be together or to venture off and hike, swim, play, or relax in a dozen different areas. Great place for getaway, and you really feel like you got away. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you as our guests! Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you back. :) Take care.
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Victoria, TX

Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. A beautiful natural spring creek runs alongside the house and ends in a crystal clear swimming hole. We enjoyed every minute hiking, swimming, and taking in the natural beauty of the ranch. Our children had a wonderful experience they won't soon forget as well. Even the young children enjoyed playing in the ankle deep waters where the creek enters the pool. Thank you to the Harwoods for sharing this unique and beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy your family enjoyed your time at Circle H Ranch & Lodge. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you back soon. Best wishes to you and yours! :) John & Jen
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Local Airport for small planes
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 83
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Leakey, Concan, Utopia
Car: necessary

In an area of the Texas Hill Country noted for magnificent scenery, the lodge is located in a lovely, secluded valley on Circle H Ranch. The two-story lodge is completely renovated, has central heat and air-conditioning and provides many amenities. There is a large living and dining area. The five bedrooms are each uniquely decorated in western style and will sleeps 10 people and up to 15 with special arrangements. We can accommodate more people for an additional charge per person per night. For over 8 people.....Children between the ages of 1 -16 years is an additional $25/night per child and other persons is $50 additional per night per person. An upstairs sunroom provides a comfortable place to relax while enjoying the beautiful, panoramic view.

The kitchen is well equipped as well as an outdoor barbeque and firepit are available.

Other Activities: Other activities in the area include hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, photography, golf, summer rodeos, tubing or floating the Frio River, antique shopping, retail boutique shops, motorcycle rides or car rides on 'The Three Sisters' (RR 335, RR 336, RR 337), nightly family-friendly dances at Garner State Park, helicopter rides over the river and through the hills out of Concan, local bars, and live music. In addition, the numerous migratory routes, which cross this area, provide almost limitless opportunities for bird watching.

Golf: Golfing is nearby at Concan.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are based on an 8 person occupancy. Each additional person over 8 is $50/per night/ per person.

$495-$750/ ni
NO CLEANING FEE. ***Credit card is required to keep on file for incidentals and/or excessive need for cleaning until after stay. Any damages or need for excessive cleaning caused by guests will be charged to the credit card on file. The person who made the reservation is responsible for their group, and any persons who may visit them. Thank you for helping us remain safe, friendly & pristine.

Winter & Spring OFF Season (after Labor Day - before Memorial Day):
$595/2 night minimum or $495/night for 3 or more nights or 1 full week at $3000/week. BE SURE TO ASK FOR DISCOUNTED RATE OF $495 FOR MORE THAN 3 NIGHTS DURING OFF SEASON.

1 night stay available and charged at holiday rate of $750.

Re-booking Fee is $100.

Summer & Holiday Guests receive 15% discount during Winter/Spring OFF Season following summer/holiday stay(only non-holiday nights are discounted).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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