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#4 Whippoorwill Haus - River Road Treehouses

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 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:
April 22, 2018

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 New Braunfels

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:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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

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#4 Whippoorwill Haus - River Road Treehouses
average rating of 3.875 based on 56 reviews
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5

Perfect Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My mom took her four adult children and their spouses and kids on an awesome family getaway for Easter. We were a group of 20 - the youngest was 9 and the oldest was 73. The treehouses were a perfect spot for us all to have some privacy and some together time. Morning coffee was served by my sister-in-law on the shared deck between two of the cabins. We sat in our pjs and planned each day, laughing and enjoying the cool morning air as the birds chirped and the cows mooed around us. Gamenights were loud and raucous affairs on that same deck. Our last day was spent enjoying the riverside park across the street. We grilled, we played horseshoes and ladderball (both of which we brought), we tubed and kayaked and skipped rocks. It was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed excursions to Fredericksburg, Gruene, San Antonio, and Austin during our 6 day stay. The treehouses were maintained and the staff was ready to accommodate our requests for towels, etc. Awesome experience all around!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Tulsa, OK
4

Nice Place, A Couple Things To Know

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Went to Whippoorwill Haus over spring break with some friends who rented the Morning Dove House. They share a deck, so it was very convenient. Some things you might want to know...the main road is just across the bridge in the pictures. Traffic isn't bad, but auto noise will be part of your life and you need to keep an eye on toddlers. The cabins don't have a lot of free-roaming area immediately around them if that's what you're looking for. There's a picnic/park area over by the river, which is across the main road. A zipline tower is attached to the Whprwl Hse, and when the wind blows, the upstairs creaks like a ship. All in all, good property. Plenty of things to do and good stock of supplies.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Waco, TX
5

Best Spring Break Ever!

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

What a unique experience staying in the Treehouses. Very clean, great amenities, quiet place, gorgeous location. We made so many memories and plan to come back as well as tell all of our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Rowlett, TX
1

Getaway Weekend Ruined

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I booked a getaway weekend for my wife and I. The property was beautiful and scenery was incredible. We were looking forward to a nice romantic weekend away and it was ruined. We planned this trip early enough in the season to avoid the crazy crowds of partiers that come down to the river. Turns out our neighbors were going to party until the wee hours of the morning. Both nights the neighbors were stomping, screaming, blaring music, and partaking in drugs. Even after approaching them at 4am to please stop as we weren’t able to get any sleep they continued. We drove back to Dallas exhausted and frustrated that our weekend was ruined. We reached out to the management company and the distributed a 50$ credit to their properties. My wife and I are so displeased that they’ve handled the situation this way that I surely won’t be planning further trips with them and won’t be reccomending their properties to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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MCALLEN, Texas
5

Mom's 80th Birthday Celebration

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a wonderful time in a beautiful setting. We had 19 people in 4 treehouses. Cardinal Casita had enough room in the sitting area to fit everyone for dinner on a cold Christmas Eve. The fire pit was a hit. Main concern was the lighting not working on the bridges for those who arrived in the dark and 3 people tripped on the step outside of Cardinal Casita. Otherwise, everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Midland, TX
4

Our stay

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We came for our first anniversary. The cabin was beautiful except there was no water which we were excited for. Pictures online should be updated to show that because our neighbors during the stay mentioned the same thing.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Map

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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Notes

  • MINIMUM STAY
    Fall, Winter, Spring: 2 night minimum stay on weekends, no minimum during the week.Summer: 3 night minimum stay on weekends, 1-2 night minimum during the week.Holidays: 3 to 4 night minimum stay depending on the holiday.

    PAYMENTS AND TAXES
    We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover cards for payment as well as checks. All payments should be made in US Dollars. All applicable Taxes will be charged and included in the Renter’s total bill.

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE
    A Reservation Deposit equal to 50% of the total bill is due upon reservation.
    Within 7 days in advance of arrival, the Remaining balance is due.

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