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Best Texas Travel Representative

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#2 Cardinal Casita - River Road Treehouses

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

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Texas Hill Country 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.

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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

4.6
based on 34 traveler reviews

#2 Cardinal Casita - River Road Treehouses
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 34 reviews
5

Sisters' week end gettaway

  • 5 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:

My sisters and I had a wonderful time. Our treehouse was comfortable and the scenery was relaxing. We plan to return another time. We went shopping in Guerne and took pictures at Old Time Photos.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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4

Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

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:

Overall we really enjoyed the stay. Our boys loved the loft! The television never could get a signal in the LR or Loft, but we were able to use Netflix. The bedroom TV was the only one we could watch live. The bathroom was the most disappointing part. The shower head was strong, but the water came out in such a thin stream that it was painful. Once we figured out to turn it only half-way on, it was better. The shower-caddy was pretty gross. Also, be sure to put the shower curtain all the way in the tub, or you will have a mess on your hands.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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not worth full price

  • 2 of 5

The property is an odd hybrid between hotel and rental house. It lacks the full amenities of a rental house - seriously, no dishwasher? I don't even look for them when I'm renting houses anymore because I assume them to be standard. And it doesn't have things like a washer and dryer that I'd expect from a place that markets itself as available for longer term stays. But then it also doesn't have the amenities of a hotel either. You pay a cleaning fee but they expect you to do most of it yourself too.

As far as the quality of the property, I think for the price it's a very bad value. I used a Groupon but I can't imagine paying list price, and even for the discount I got, I wish I would have just spent more money and rented a better property.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

#2 Cardinal Casita - River Road Treehouses

  • 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:

Enjoyed the stay & the property. Very close to the river. Spent day at Grene which was great. Very clean property. My only suggestion would be to update the pots & pans...a bit too used for my cooking taste. But other than that, I've already recommended the property to a friend looking to take a mini vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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5

excellant place. will visit again

  • 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:

easy to find and easy to get in. no check in needed. smartphone app told me everything i needed. great little cabin, super homey feeling loved the balcony. really cool out door deck with fire pit that was connected to the walkway. We will definitely book again, perhaps at another cabin. only one complaint.. hot water tank was quite small. so the second person had quite a chilly shower. however its a stand alone cabin so that should have been expected. That aside everything was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Relaxing weekend get away!

  • 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 very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The location was great and easy to find. So thankful for the carts to get all our stuff across the bridge, that was a genius! House was perfectly clean and comfortable. The staff was great and very helpful. I'm looking forward to the next stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 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

Texas Hill Country 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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