Perfect for families - Your own private getaway on the Frio River
John & Irene Moore
- english, spanish, hungarian
About John & Irene Moore
We are lovers of travel, but we always come back to the Texas Hill County which is our favorite place in the world - home. John grew up as a fourth generation Texan in San Antonio and for many years made a living as a sports photographer in Central Texas. Irene grew up in a Large Hungarian family and was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. We love doing anything outdoors. We have a big family and lots of friends! We both compete in ultra distance canoe racing, marathons and the occasional triathlon. We love golf, movies, sailing in the Caribbean and spending time at the cabins.
John & Irene Moore purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why John & Irene Moore chose Leakey
We fell in love with the beauty of the Hill Country, the rugged beauty of the land combined with the crystal clear water of the Frio and the wide open skies at night. When I was young my mom started bringing us out to Leakey for the holidays, we used to come out and spend summer nights dancing in Garner State Park. Eventually we wanted to get a place of our own out here, but we wanted to get away from the huge summer crowds further down river. Mom is a river guide and Master Naturalist and for years brought her kayaking groups to the Frio for fun paddles here and around this area.
What makes this Cabin unique
The very best thing about our cabins is that they are DIRECTLY on the beautiful Frio River. Sitting on the front porch, you are literally looking down at the River about 20 feet away. At night you can hear the water trickling over the rocks and if you listen closely, .....deer hooves on the river bed as they come out for a drink. Located in a sparsely populated area of Real County, this charming little Frio River Canyon is a perfect Texas Hill Country Getaway for couples and families. Just far enough from town (10 mins) that you can really enjoy the peaceful sunsets and sunrises and close enough that you are only minutes away if you forgot the bread, or need some fresh veggies for the salad.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Double Dog Cabin 1
The river is beautiful, and great location!! The property was not clean. A broken potty chair behind the house, the cushions on the front porch chairs were very dirty, and dust and hair balls in all the corners. The cabinets were a mess (pots and pans sufficient), and the tubs still had someone else’s hair in them. We will not stay again in this location.
Sorry to hear about your situation. The group ahead of you had way to many people and the housekeeper didnt have time to prepare for you guys. Please accept our apologies and know that the issues you brought up were corrected, thanks for your honest feedback!
The getaway exceeded expectations. Before we arrived John the property owner called and gave us an overview of the area. The cabin fully accommodated the six of us. All incidentals were provided and was met with a bottle of wine. The area was private and away from the crowds. There are multiple swimming hole below the cabin to keep the grandkids safely occupied. The sunrises are breath taking! Now that we found a gem we want to plan again for next summer. The Schreiber’s
It was simply amazing! The Cabin was great in a perfection location!
The Cabin was just as described in all its 5-Star reviews! We really enjoyed our stay! The location was perfect with great access to river! The Cabin has it all and I literally mean all. The wine on the house was a sweet touch!
Great Family Environment
We enjoyed how close the property was to the water and how safe we felt having the kids playing down below. Will definitely rent again.
Quiet river view
Beautiful view of the Frio from the porch!
Very peaceful and away from crowds!
Our stay in the cabin was great! I would definitely come back. The river is not deep near the cabin, but that is exactly what we wanted so the kids could play while we watched on the balcony! The cabin could have been a bit cleaner the ashtrays were full and dirty outside and there were dead bug that needed to be swept up in cabin but the beds and towels were clean and that’s what really matters! Overall , I loved the place and was even surprised that there was an upgraded TV compared to the one in the pictures and WiFi which allowed us to use cell phones.
We love the location of this property. It is in a wonderful little valley that keeps things quiet and preserves a feeling of seclusion but you can be in downtown Leakey in about 10 minutes and Garner State Park is just a short drive from there. There are places to hike and go wading or fishing or kayaking on the property and if you are a cyclist or biker, then some of the most popular Hill Country routes pass less than 1 mile from the front door. During the holidays there are several local festivals in town and the annual Christmas Bazzaar. In the summer, there is a popular July 4th parade.