From the sounds of gentle breezes rustling the leaves to the breathtaking views, staying at the Firefly cabin is a unique hill country experience. Located on FM 337 between Vanderpool and Leakey in an area known as the 'Swiss Alps of Texas', the cabin is less than 10 miles from Lost Maples State Natural Area and Lost Maples Winery at Polvadeau Vineyards, and 20 miles from Garner State Park. The closest river access is 10 miles to the Frio River and 15 miles to the Utopia City Park.
With tall, dense, mature stands of Ashe juniper mixed with Texas Oaks and Lacey Oaks along the steep-sided canyons, this stretch of RR337 has been designated as one of the most popular scenic highways in Texas.
Firefly's interior offers hand-hewn beams, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, central air/heat, TV with VCR and/or DVD, video library, and an informal dining area with a fully equipped kitchenette (in-cabin coffee setup, microwave, full size refrigerator and stove, pots, pans and dishes).
Firefly will accommodate up to (4) people offering a separate bedroom with a king size bed and a futon in the living room. This cabin offers a shower/tub.
Towels and luxury 400+ thread count linens are provided. Other amenities for Firefly include a private front and rear porch with a view of the mountains, as well as outdoor fire pit, BBQ grill and picnic table. Hammocks and bird feeders are also available on the property. Relax and unwind while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature up close.
Located on the Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail, Firefly offers good birding and wildlife viewing opportunities year round. The area is home to over 200 species of birds including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Painted Bunting, Tufted Titmouse, Summer Tanager, Vermillion Flycatcher, Black-chinned Hummingbird and Black-capped Vireo.
We know that you want to make the most of your hill country excursion so why not take advantage of our Activity Recommendations and Planning service. We will personally work with you to make sure your time spent in the area becomes a memory to be treasured for years to come.
In the nearby town of Utopia you can play golf on the course where the movie 'Seven Days in Utopia' was filmed starring Robert Duvall, or enjoy an enchanted lunch or dinner on Saturdays at The Laurel Tree Guest Table Restaurant. The Laurel Tree is owned by Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate Laurel Waters and offers a menu that changes weekly consisting of the freshest, seasonal ingredients. A unique private dining tree house built by Tree House Masters is also available on the Laurel Tree property by reservation only.
Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery is a more laid back option although the food is a special experience you won't want to miss. Mac and Ernie's is located about 35 miles from the cabin in Tarpley. Reservations are not necessary but highly recommended for parties of 8 people or more.
The newest addition to the area is the Lost Maples Winery at Polvadeau Vineyards. Polvadeau Vineyards has specialized in growing the Black Spanish/Lenoir grape since 2006. The vineyard is the 1st commercial producing vineyard in Bandera County. In the fall of 2014 the first building of Lost Maples Winery opened and offers a tasting room and an opportunity for guests to see wine being made.
Other attractions to the area include Lost Maples State Natural Area, Garner State Park, Hill Country State Natural Area, Frio River tubing, horseback riding, Devil's Sinkhole and Frio Bat Flights. There's plenty to do in the Tri-Canyon area, but sometimes you can find enjoyment in doing nothing at all. At The Lodges nature can provide the entertainment, and we provide the "rest". Sit back and relax at your cabin, cook on the grill and enjoy star gazing or making s'mores by the campfire.
Whether a romantic getaway for two or a family fun-packed vacation, The Lodges at Lost Maples has something for everyone. Please Note: We are a 'No Pets' facility.