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15% DISCOUNT FOR JAN & FEB! Large Home w/3 Indoor & 1 Outdoor Fireplaces & MORE!

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Sleep Up To 14 In This Rustic Riverside Property - Walk To Downtown Wimberley!

Lonesome Dove River Retreat is the perfect place for a family vacation. It is a short walk downhill to the crystal clear Blanco River where you can just sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the flowing water or go for a swim. Fishing with the kids is a favorite pass time of many as is just sitting in a lawn chair in the cool water and relaxing. In the evening you can sit on the porch and enjoy a beautiful hill country sunset with deer grazing on the lawn.

The spacious house is well suited for large groups and will sleep sixteen comfortably. It has four bedrooms and four full en-suite bathrooms. This feature make this property a favorite for groups who need to get ready for a wedding at one of the many nearby wedding venues including the Old Glory Ranch just one mile down the road. In the living area you'll find a large open space with ample seating, and flat screen TV mounted over the electric fireplace. The updated kitchen boasts new stainless steel appliances including double ovens. The dining room features a show-stopping stainless steel table with seating for eight. There is also four barstools for additional seating.

Most guests spend the majority of their time gathered under the outdoor pavilion with ample seating, propane grill, and outdoor fireplace. Lonesome Dove is only one mile from the Wimberley town square, forty-five minutes from downtown Austin, and about one hour from San Antonio.

There is also a one bedroom guest cabin that can be added to accommodate larger groups. Cliffside Cabin ( can sleep an additional 4 guest and also provides you with the entire property exclusively. If you choose not to include the Cliffside Cabin in your reservation please be aware it can be rented to another group for the same dates as your reservation. This means the river access, fire pit, and outdoor pavilion would become shared amenities.

More Details

Heart of Texas Getaways
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Heart of Texas Getaways

The owner's of Lonesome Dove bought the property in 2010 as a vacation rental as well as a place for their own extended family to come and enjoy Wimberley. They remodeled, redesigned and redecorated the home. As travelers who often enjoy vacation rentals, they wanted to ensure their guests had the perfect vacation experience. You can also check out their personal website, to view a full list of all of their properties.

As tourism in the area grew and the house became more popular with vacationers, the family decided to buy or build more properties. In total, they now own 6 vacation homes or cabins in the Wimberley Valley and plan to build more.

The owners are long time Central Texas residents and have two daughters.

Heart of Texas Getaways purchased this estate in 2010

Why Heart of Texas Getaways chose Texas Hill Country

Unfortunately in Wimberley there is no public access areas to the Blanco River at this time. Lonesome Dove has a private river access area specifically for its guests. Enjoy being just steps away from the crystal clear refreshing waters. There are shallow areas that are great for young kids or for adults who want to put a chair in the water and hang out. Walk down stream just a little bit for deeper areas where you can completely submerge yourself.


Wimberley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ADA Accessible with safety bar
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in Shower, Claw-foot Tub
    Cliffside Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Walk In Shower
    Cactus Star Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot Tub with Spray Shower
    Yuca Moon Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot Tub with Sprayer Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , Private Bath with ADA Bathroom and private entrance to porc
    Yuca Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Private Suite with Separate Entrance, bath & Gas Fireplace
    Cactus Star - 1 queen , 1 double , Private Suite with separate entrance, bath and gas fireplace
    Cliffside Cabin - Master - 1 king
    Main House - Master - 1 king , 1 double , Private Entry from Porch and Separate Bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


3/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

15% DISCOUNT FOR JAN & FEB! Large Home w/3 Indoor & 1 Outdoor Fireplaces & MORE!
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews
Houston, TX

Solid 4 stars EXCEPT for miscommunication (Cliffside Cabin was booked during our stay)

  • 3 of 5

The property is lovely! Beautiful home, nice big well-equipped kitchen. Our group (5 couples, most with young kids) occupied all rooms in Lonesome Dove and could not hear the adjacent families that were with us... the beds were comfortable too and the bathrooms very nice! Great pavilion, nice front yard and convenient location to downtown Wimberley. We really enjoyed roasting marshmallows and staying up late talking and playing games by the outdoor fireplace.

The only bad part about the location is that the "river access" is a narrow easement to the Blanco that is between two properties across the street. This provided for some entertainment, but would've preferred a river front location or better access. Also, River Road is very busy! It was dangerous even to cross the street, much less walk to town, without fear of being run over by a car speeding around the hilly corner.

MISCOMMUNICATION!!! The owner failed to notify us that we would be sharing the property with another couple. We fully expected all 5 bedrooms, as the VRBO listing said we would automatically get it since our party was more than 10pp. However our reservation came back for 4 bedrooms, with no clarification that this would NOT include Cliffside Cabin as the VRBO listing led us all to believe. So... we show up thinking we have the whole place then a couple comes along late at night with their reservation for Cliffside Cabin. The owner did NOTHING to remedy their lack of communication.

Heart of Texas Getaways was attentive to our needs up until this point, but failed to offer anything to make up for the misleading VRBO listing. Other than this unfortunate experience, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Wimberley and Lonesome Dove Inn.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Inoz Brew & Chew
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Quicksand at Woodcreek Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
San Marcos Transit Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Leaning Pear


Rates & Availability

Wimberley Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15% Discount
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Non Peak Season
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The first night's stay (deposit) is forfeited when cancelling the booking of multi property homes unless both homes can be rented for the same dates. If the same dates are re-booked, then the traveler will be fully refunded minus a $100 re-booking fee. There is a two-night minimum stay required and a three-night minimum stay required on all major holidays (Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving). This property can host special events. Please contact us for special event pricing and information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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