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#2 Cardinal Casita - River Road Treehouses

43 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

New Braunfels Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Come sleep in the Trees! Cabin 2, Cardinal Casita

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: 2 full beds in the Loft (accessed by spiral staircase), 1 clawfoot Bath with Shower.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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 �� 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.

Reviews

4.3
based on 43 traveler reviews

#2 Cardinal Casita - River Road Treehouses
average rating of 4.3488374 based on 43 reviews
Weatherford, Texas
5

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  • 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:

Nanacamp has been our family tradition for the past 14 years. This year's visit to the treehouse was so far our favorite destination. We had fun on the river, eating at Gristmill, exploring Gruene antiques and just spending rime with our grandchildren, Mattilyn 16 and Wyatt 14. This may be the last year they want to have Nanacamp, so we ended on a high.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Cardinal Casita

  • 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 somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Came here for a girls trip. Excellent location. Super cute house. Wonderful time. Only cons: the shower leaks all over the bathroom floor, the upstairs is cute- but not sleepable in the summer- way too hot. There is not an air conditioner upstairs. There was plenty of room on the couches downstairs. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Rainy Vacation but Still Good

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Four families rented four houses at River Road Treehouses. Overall, we had a great time. The property overall is quaint, quiet, and relaxing. We saw deer in the field behind the property each morning/evening. Despite it raining every day we were there (clearly not the property's fault!), the nine kids with us enjoyed walking in and exploring the creek bed down below the houses, both when it was dry at our arrival time and when it was decently full when we left. (We had a lot of rain!) Overall, the cabins were great - fully stocked kitchen (minus a dishwasher), plenty of seating in the living area, grill on our patio and in a common area, plenty of pillows and blankets, etc. One issue we had was with the shower in Cardinal Casita - the main shower head sprayed with powerwasher-like force, the handheld was also extremely forceful and had a leak that shot out of it like a needle, and I actually look my kids to a friend's treehouse to bath them because the bathtub appeared dirty/stained. Unfortunately, there were no "river towels" under the sink and our friends received a delivery of clean bath towels during the three-day stay but we did not receive any. Overall, we had a fine stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Lorenzo, Texas
5

PERFECT Hill country getaway

  • 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:

We absolutely loved the River Road Treehouse experience. Our treehouse, the Cardinal Casita, was very clean and perfect for us and our two young boys. They absolutely loved it and so did we! I would highly recommend the River Road Treehouses to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Don't Miss the Magical Path to the River

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The pictures are enchanting of the trees outside the windows and I couldn't wait to get to the treehouses. But, I was expecting something more. Management made every attempt to fix what they could, but some things were bigger issues. The bathtub leaked and shower curtains were clumsy; the beds upstairs were very uncomfortable and squeaky, even by kids' standards! Microwave was inconveniently perched on top of refrigerator and not clean. The house was very cool downstairs, but uncomfortable in the loft. Simple fix would be to put an ac unit upstairs instead of in the master where it is not needed. The plus for the house was its size. Really large. Stairs are extremely tight and a large person could not possibly get up them. We did not discover the walking path to the lake or the steps into the lake until the evening before we left. Those are charming features of the property!! We enjoyed the covered pavilion and making smores. It would a great deck for a family reunion. Great location for enjoying river floating, and Canyon lake. We rented jet skis and that was the high light of the trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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5

Riverroad treehouse #2

  • 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:

Husband and I enjoyed our short stay here very much and plan to return in the future with our children. The cabin was adorable and the river was crystal clear. Only complaint was the king sized matress in the master bedroom was uncomfortable to the point my husband had to finally move to the couch.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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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Amenities

New Braunfels Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • *Claw foot tub w/ shower feature
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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.

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