|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A beautiful ranch style home with lush landscaping and your own private swimming pool awaits you and your family. A hidden jewel in the Texas Hill Country, only five minutes from historic Gruene and tubing on the Guadalupe & Comal rivers. The décor is elegant with a Texas feel, every room has a beautiful Texas limestone wall. Ample parking on private grounds, surrounded by large beautiful oak trees – a very private retreat. Enjoy a day of fun on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, Schlitterbahn, Canyon Lake, shopping downtown New Braunfels, the San Marcos Outlet Malls or Historic Gruene, and then come home to your own private oasis away from the crowds. The entry doors are stunning and lead into a large open room with large comfy furnishings, a shuffleboard table and lovely vaulted ceilings. Indoor dining for 16 including a large table for the family to gather around and the serve through kitchen and bar. The house can sleep 16 comfortably with four bedrooms, one nook and a game room. The master has a king and two futons. The remaining three bedrooms have queen beds. The nook has a full futon and the game room has two queen sleeper sofas. There are four bathrooms. One large master bath, one bedroom has its own private bath and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom in between. There is a also a bathroom off the utility room between the kitchen and game room. The coolest part of all is the converted garage (game room) which opens up to the back patio and pool and has a huge TV and a man cave look! Flat screen TVs, cable, internet. Unwind on the large front porch with handmade furniture and porch swing made by PaPaw, a quiet place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. French doors from the master bedroom and french doors from the living area lead you to the spacious back porch and patio where you can gather round the fire ring or play dominoes or cards on tables that were handmade by Opa, while others can enjoy the pool, play basketball or climb the tree house. Or, just simply sit, relax and watch wildlife such as birds, whitetail deer and turkey come feed at the feeder just across the driveway.
Geared towards families, church groups and corporate events. No bachelor or bachelorette parties, mature groups only.
Gorgeous ranch style that sleeps 16, huge open living room and dining room, swimming pool, outdoor stone patio, media room, large fully appointed kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining. acres of privacy, ample parking, ideal for small weddings or corporate events. Absolutely lovely, perfect Hill Country Retreat.
My husband and I are both natives of New Braunfels. Growing up in New Braunfels was a blessing in disguise. We floated the Comal and Guadalupe rivers every chance we got. There were times that we floated both rivers in one day. As a kid you don't seem to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area you are growing up in. But now that we are on the other side, we realize how blessed we were to grow up in a community with not one but two beautiful rivers, a quaint little town and Gruene Hall where we along with our parents have danced to many a good songs. We went to Canyon High School here in New Braunfels, married and have raised our family here. We currently live on the property next door to Escondida de Gruene
Myra Zunker purchased this lodge in 2011
We bought this property with the intention of creating a place for families to come and enjoy a relaxing vacation. The home was built in 1976 and is a beautiful ranch style home featuring rock walls in every room. We have spent the last year remodeling and landscaping the home with the help of wonderful family. Family is important to us and we wanted to share Escondia de Gruene so other families could enjoy a slice of what we grew up enjoying. There are lots of beautiful places you can stay on the rivers, but not many that are a private retreat away from the hustle and bustle, a secluded oasis as Escondida de Gruene. You are close enough to enjoy everything New Braunfels and Gruene has to offer, then come home to your own private retreat!
Private swimming pool with shallow sun deck and umbrella for the little ones. Lots of outdoor dining area. Large screen TV in gameroom to watch movies or Hook up your Xbox and play games. Adults can enjoy a game of shuffleboard indoors while watching the flat screen TV above the fireplace. Custom made card/dominoe tables on the back porch made by my Dad, known to our family as Opa. Relax on the front porch in the handmade furniture and porch swing built by my father-n-law, known to our family as PaPaw. Game room opens up to the back porch, patio and pool creating a gathering place for the entire family.
What a wonderful week we have had! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy the house and all it offers! We'll be back!
Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday! Beautiful house and great scenery! Nice and quiet place to stay! Can't forget about all the deer! It was Awesome!
Arrived at Escondida with ease. Myra gave perfect directions and descriptions of the grounds. The music was already playing as we walked in the door. Our group almost arrived all at once and everyone did a perusal of the place. It was gorgeous and all in our party were in awe. The house was perfect, the exterior was well groomed and the pool was pristine. We were happy campers.
Our weekend was quite a memorable one. Not only did we celebrate my boyfriend's (at the time) birthday but after, he sang to me in front of all of our friends out by the pool (with the help of a blow up screen and some karaoke mics) and proposed. What a magical evening. Under the stars and completely away from anyone else, surrounded by nature and all of our closest friends. It was something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We were able to end the LATE evening in the warm pool water, relaxing and taking in all that had transpired. WOW.
We could not have asked for a more ideal setting for our engagement weekend and we know that our friends absolutely loved it.
We are thankful to Myra and everyone at Escondida de Gruene for their hospitality; it was spot on and our group was extremely satisfied.
We hope to make return trips in the future as a new tradition with family and friends.
PS - the future chapel and reception hall look to be amazing. I cannot wait to see them completed. Maybe we will even get married there.
the newly engaged couple, Josh and Amy
The home was beautiful, clean and very accommodating. It was perfect for our group getaway and very conveniently located for day trips and visiting the town. Would definitely stay here again!
I cannot say enough great things about this property and the Zunker family! We were blessed to find this location to have our wedding and everything was absolutely perfect. The house worked out well for all of our family to gather throughout the weekend and the grounds provided a beautiful setting for us. Tim and Myra are such good people and were more than willing to accommodate any needs we presented. We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend!
This was our 17th Annual Chick Trip and our first time to stay at this property. It is definitely our favorite. The house, furnishings, pool and property are by far the nicest we have found in the area. The owners do a wonderful job maintaining the property. We plan on being back next year!!
Only five minutes from historic Gruene where restaurants and shopping are top tourist draws in Texas. Floating the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers is made easy by local outfitters who can provide the non-disposable containers required by the new river rules. Close to Schlitterbahn.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Off Season 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Holiday weekends are 3 nights minimum---
Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
Early check in fee $25 per hr
Available for daily access please call