|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A picturesque waterfall runs across this quiet stretch of the Guadalupe River, creating a perfect place for wading on one side, and for exploring or just putting our lawn chairs in the river and relaxing on the other side. The location is perfect for using our kayak, and you can tube right out our back door. A favorite pastime is watching the river go by from the three-tiered, large riverside flagstone patio. It is also a wildlife magnet, with osprey and heron fishing here. Oh, and so do the fly fishermen, as this trophy section of the river is stocked with trout from November through February directly across the river. All of this can be enjoyed from the multiple layers of decks outside of this charming, well-appointed, and recently remodeled house with all of the creature comforts. The many activities of Canyon Lake, Gruene, and New Braunfels are also just a short drive away.
Special Events and Festivals: The Texas Hill Country boasts many different events and festivals throughout the year. Below is just a sample of them. You can Google any of these for more info...
Gruene Market Days (every 3rd weekend Feb - Nov) -- 100s of vendors for Texas crafts and foods; Whitewater Amphitheater (spring & summer) -- concert venue 3 miles away. Listen to your favorite bands riverside; Texas Clay Festival (4th weekend in October) -- Gruene brings Texas potters to sell their craft and demo for kids; Wurstfest (early November) -- New Braunfels' Octoberfest; Christmas Holidays -- New Braunfels, Gruene, Canyone Lake, and San Antonio all have special events; Live Music -- Summertime brings lots of live music to Gruene & New Braunfels; Troutfest (February) -- Down the street and in our backyard; Fiesta San Antonio (April) -- Music, dancing in the streets, large festival; Kerrville Folk Festival (May/June) -- longest running musical festival of its kind;
Nearby Attractions: Canyon Lake (5-10 mi) - one of the deepest lakes in Texas; 80 miles of shoreline; all the usual lake activities; Canyon Lake Golf Club (5 mi); Schlitterbahn (10 mi) - nation's best water amusement park; Landa Park (10 mi) - great park in New Braunfels; San Marcos Outlet Stores (11 mi); Gruene Historical District (12 mi) - shopping, antiques, Gruene Hall, old town charm; Dry Comal Creek Vineyards (13 mi); Aquarena Nature Center (15 mi) - glass bottom boat & glass bottom kayak tours of wetlands; Wimberley (18 mi) - one of America's 10 Best Small Towns; Natural Bridge Caverns (21 mi) - chambers of underground caverns - a natural wonder; Wonder World (21 mi) - cave and themepark rolled into one; Guadalupe River State Park (29 mi); Six Flags Fiesta Texas (30 mi); Sea World San Antonio (41 mi); LBJ National Historic Park & Birthplace (45 mi); San Antonio (River Walk, the Alamo, the Missions, Zoo) (47 mi); Austin (State Capital, University of TX, 6th Street (56 mi)
Tubing, Kayaking, and Fishing: Tubing: This is a great section of the river to launch your tubing trip. No need to rent a tube, just drive up river and float down to the house or toob the horseshoe, which is just a couple of miles from the house (see our guide in the house for more information)....Kayaking: The river is usually at a level such that paddling upstream is quite easy, even for the kids. Then you can float back effortlessly toward the house. We provide a two person kayak with paddles and life jackets....Fishing: Fishing is a popular pastime on the Guadalupe, and the waterfall in our backyard is a popular spot for fish and anglers alike. Both the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited stock the river with trout between November and February, and the fish thrive in the cool waters of the Guadalupe, which was recently voted one of the top 100 trout streams in the US.
We live just an hour away from this house, in Austin, Texas. We visit Canyon Lake every month to enjoy the house ourselves too!
Chris Brownson purchased this house in 2010
Chris is simply the best host, period. The house was well equipped and maintained. Everything works on the property. Chris is also super responsive, not only for before-the-booking inquiries, but also during our stay. After we arrived, we had troubles finding things, so I texted Chris, within 10 minutes he responded with clear instructions. It was amazing.
We stayed for the Columbus Day long weekend. It is a small town, most businesses are closed early on Saturday then not at all open on Sunday. We had to cook, which was not in the plan. Surprisingly Chris has everything needed to prepare a meal for family, except for fresh grocery, and there is one big grocer nearby.
The river and view was so beautiful, and Chris has everything needed to enjoy it. Tubes, kayak, life vests, etc. We were so busy doing water activities, rarely got any time left to enjoy the view. Therefore we are definitely going back there.
My family and I stayed here 4 nights. The pictures of this beautiful property had our expectations and anticipation high. Our stay here far and away exceeded any expectations. It was very relaxing to sit outside on any of the decks and listen to the waterfall. In the evenings we watched from the lowest deck trout swim up river and deer cross the river right in front of us. With kayaks and tubes provided there was plenty of fun to be had on the river during the day. The house was furnished with very comfortable furniture. Prior to our arrival the communications from the owners gave us all the information answering any questions we might have had before it occurred to us to ask. During our stay a text message to the owner was immediately responded to. We will 100% plan another stay here. Thank you.
This property on the banks of the Guadalupe River was an ideal, too-brief, getaway for my wife and I. The owners were extremely helpful in answering our questions before arrival, and spot-on with their restaurant recommendations. We started each morning and ended each evening by the river, choosing BBQ takeout our final night because no restaurant could match the property's riverside seating. The home was clean, and the amenities available at the home were as described. We will absolutely be back to this home again!
This is a first class operation. The owner goes above and beyond to make sure you have a good experience. We spent a wonderful week and a half here passing most of our time on the awesome lower patio and sitting in chairs in the water. The house is perfectly situated to Canyon Lake, Gruene and New Braunfels proper. You couldn't ask for a better location on the river- great people watching without all the loudness further down the river. We are already getting dates together for next year!
We really enjoyed our time at this lovely property. The scene of the river was priceless. Very pleased with this cozy little get away. Highly recommend!
Had a great stay at this little retreat on the Guadalupe River. The river was still raging from all the rain this spring, so kids could not play in river or tube down Guadalupe. We tubed down the Comal River which is near and a slow moving river that is great for kids. Loved the relaxing small town vibe and locals. We are already planning to return when we can tube down Guadalupe soon! Thank you for sharing your wonderful retreat with us.
This house is on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels. It is the best of both worlds...you hear nothing but the sounds of the waterfall on this quiet stretch of the river, yet you are only minutes from the many Canyon Lake activities as well as New Braunfels' shopping, restaurants, and Schlitterbahn, the nation's best water amusement park. But with groceries, gas, and restaurants all located within a mile or so from the house, swimming, fishing, and use of our tubes and kayaks right off the back patio, there is no reason to go anywhere else. But, if you must, you are also close to arts, crafts, and antiquing in Gruene as well as over 240 stores at the Outlet Malls in San Marcos. And, of course, Austin, the live music capital of the world, is an hour away. It is even quicker to get to the many attractions that San Antonio has to offer, such as Sea World, Six Flags, the Riverwalk, and the Alamo.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning||$70 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
Please note that holidays and Spring Break are charged at high season rates (and the automatic rate generator might not account for this). Please feel free to give me a call (Chris) and I am happy to answer any questions about rates, availability, or the property itself.