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#4 Whippoorwill Haus - River Road Treehouses

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Come sleep in the Trees! Cabin 4, Whippoorwill Haus

The moment you arrive at our property and see the enormous eighty foot cypress trees with decades old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, and a 100’ footbridge that takes you safely across the seasonal creek to your private tree house, you realize you are in a special place.

“Wait a minute, did you say a treehouse?” many people ask. Yes, but this is not your childhood plywood fort of days gone by. Our treehouses are newly constructed, engineered custom cabins with all the conveniences of modern living including air conditioning/heat, wi-fi, satellite TV, kitchen and bathroom.

Picture your own custom cabin, with attached private deck and an open living, dining area and kitchen with a loft above and a master suite attached and a fully functioning bathroom with a walk in shower. The treehouses are actually attached to the large hardwood trees that run along a seasonal creek, which lend to the picturesque setting that will give you an overall exhilarating experience.

We are very fortunate to be located near a very beautiful section of the Guadalupe River on River Road between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. Though not right on the river, our cabins sit over the seasonal dry creek bed and have 400 feet of river access across River Road with hammocks, picnic tables, fire pits and chairs for your use as well as a nice grassy area to hang out, wade in the water or tube.

Also be aware for those guests staying in the lofts upstairs, our cabins are custom built around the trees, to decrease the weight of the structure, we used spiral staircases to the loft which can be a bit narrow, but it is part of the charm of our treehouse cabins.

Since we are so centrally located, you will be able to easily access and enjoy many of the best places the Texas Hill Country has to offer including river access from our property, Canyon Lake (a boat ramp is only minutes away), Whitewater Amphitheater, River Road Icehouse, Koozies, historic Gruene Hall, Schlitterbahn and the many attractions New Braunfels has to offer, which is 11 miles from the treehouses.

Many of our guests come here to tube and enjoy the Guadalupe River and take advantage of the ease in which they can access and enjoy the river by simply walking across River Rd. to the river access. By taking a shuttle up river and simply floating back down to the river access, you can tube with your group very easily!

**KAYAKS and TUBES ARE NOT included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. After a long day of tubing and river fun many of our guests enjoy relaxing and barbecuing along the banks of the river recounting the day’s excitement. Afterwards you can enjoy the nightlife and many live music venues nearby or simply hang out with your family and friends on your private treehouse deck.

After a day or two of tubing and river fun, many guests change pace and rent a deck or ski boat at Canyon Lake or go to New Braunfels to enjoy Schlitterbahn Waterpark. When your group is ready for shopping, Gruene Market Days or the San Marcos Outlet Malls are only short drives away.

While all of these activities described above are the main reasons many of our guests come to stay, others simply come for a quick escape from the city to recharge their batteries and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the croaking frogs or chirping crickets at night as they watch for shooting stars in the starlit sky. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, you will find it here.

Come for a romantic weekend getaway or try your hand in the blue ribbon trout fishing on the Guadalupe. Our property is located next to the spot on the river where they often times stock the trout which makes it a great place to fish! You can wade the river yourself or hire a fly-fishing guide to take you down the river in a raft or fishing boat.

Notes: Whippoorwill Haus has 2 queen beds in the Loft (accessed by spiral staircase), 1 clawfoot Bath with Shower, Shares a large deck with Mourning Dove Haus

More Details

Property Manager
Best Texas Travel Representative
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Best Texas Travel Representative

This property is managed by Best Texas Travel which is a locally owned, small business who deeply cares about our guest’s comfort and over-all experience. We know you are here to relax and have a good time, so we strive to make each of our guest’s stays as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. Should you have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us. We look forward to your stay with us!

Why Best Texas Travel Representative chose Texas Hill Country

We initially found this property while we were enjoying the beautiful drive along River Rd. Though originally vacant, we absolutely fell in love with this piece of land which had huge trees and really good river access. After thinking for some time about what we could do with the property, the idea came to us to build treehouses in the majestic hardwood, cypress and pecan trees that lined the creek taking advantage of the beautiful canopy view this property possessed.

Shortly thereafter, we began researching treehouse building techniques and were amazed at all the information we found (there is actually a treehouse builders organization as well as people who make and sell specific tree house hardware.) After much planning and engineering we began building our treehouses in the winter of 2010 and finished at the end of July, 2010. We love this property because of the way in which the tree-houses are set and nestled in the trees and the convenience to all the fun activities and venues the area has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

This is to our knowledge the only treehouse rental complex in the area. You will absolutely enjoy staying here among the tall cypress and pecan trees. The creek is seasonal, though it typically runs ½ of the year (as long as we get rain every 3-4 weeks) and is very soothing to listen to. It is so pretty and our river access is fantastic! We invite our friends over often and try to stay as much as possible ourselves.

Amenities

New Braunfels Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 1 Twin bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Tube rentals and shuttles can be arranged by Renter with many of the local tubing sites along River Rd. **Kayaks And Tubes not included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. We are located across the road from the Guadalupe.

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

#4 Whippoorwill Haus - River Road Treehouses
average rating of 3.8536584 based on 41 reviews
4

Enjoyed our retreat

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This suited our group's needs and desires. A few negatives - not enough silverware for 8 people; the coffee pot didn't work properly and had tiny cone filters instead of the large basket filters.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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5

River Road Tree Houses

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

First time visitors and loved the setting and location on River Road. The treehouse was clean and furnished adequately (except the kitchen lacked content for good meal preparations). The beds were incredibly comfortable with nice linens. The only negative, which is minor, was some maintenance items such as a whole in the wall and the bathroom vent fan didn't work.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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5

Springtime mini vacation and float

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Perfect as always! Friendly people, beautiful sights and superior acomadations. Although those stairs might need to be widened.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Katy, TX
4

nice spring break getaway

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

this cabin was just what we were looking for to get away for a few days during spring break. It was clean and well stocked, centrally located for the things we wanted to do. I did wish that it had a larger saucepan (for pasta) and a cookie sheet, but all other basics were there. The spiral staircase was hard to navigate for my young kids (5 & 2) and for me, since it is very narrow and I am...not. :) The shared deck between our cabin and the one next to it was more of an issue than I expected. Though it was large enough we could all be out there at the same time, it felt weird to be sitting on the same deck with strangers. That and the larger groups in mourning dove during our stay tended to use the whole deck when we weren't out there. We didn't mind, but if I book again I will go with one of the cabins with its own deck--less awkwardness all around. Overall, we had a great time there and would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Prosper, TX
1

Treehouse Wasn't Worth the Price

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was very unhappy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were excited about the experience of staying in the tree houses,even though I saw they charged a $75 cleaning fee upfront. This sent off warning signals, but I decided the experience would be worth it. I was wrong! Just to give a few examples of what I got for my "cleaning fee" 1.)The master bedroom bedspread had a stain on it that looked like blood. 2.) The shower curtain had mold on it. 3.). We had to go on a search for towels. There were none left in the bathroom. Not even the ones that were suppose to be under the sink. 4.)One of the chairs had splatters of something on it and also on the curtain. There was also a large section of fabric torn off the back of the chair exposing a metal piece. 5.) There was exposed styrofoam in the bedroom. Looks like maybe there was a hole at one time. 6). I checked the couch on the lower floor to see if it was a pull out and there were lots of crumbs and trash in it. 7.) There was an extension cord hanging down from the tv, if we had small children this would have been a hazard. 8.) The WI-FII information was not accurate. In fact the the network they said to log on to was not active. When we voiced our concerns, over the condition of the unit, management said that next time we booked they wouldn't charge a cleaning fee. Considering we do not live in the area and I had told them we would not not be back I didn't see this as being concerned about our concerns. The view consisted of a field behind us that had pallets and trash backed up to the fence. Management was very friendly and helpful when we booked the unit, but I would NOT recommend this establishment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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George West , TX
4

Fun stay for our family of 4

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great stay and loved our treehouse! I have 3 complaints but just know we would gladly stay here again especially for the price. First Of all I was hoping to have a river view. Mind you the river park across the road was awesome and we enjoyed it. But no river view. Secondly we had really loud neighbors our first 2 nights and the walls are paper thin so you could hear all their conversations which were adult of nature and I was with my 14 and 16 year olds. If the walls had been better insulated wouldn't have been an issue. And lastly the beds were not comfortable at all for my husband and I have back problems so you need to plan for that if u have back problems. On a high note we loved the location as we were close to Gruene and the back way to Wimberley thru Devils Backbone which was so cool. We had an amazing time and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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We are located between the third and fourth crossings on River Rd. only 8 minutes away from Whitewater Amphitheater and River Road Ice House where live music and large concerts are common place on weekends. We are 15 minutes from Gruene and New Braunfels, 10 minutes from Canyon Lake Dam. Tubing outfitters are located within walking distance.

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