Your own private getaway on the Frio River
John & Irene Moore
- english, spanish, hungarian
About John & Irene Moore
We love to 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. 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 2004
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.
Off the grid and loved it! The views, the landscape and ability to enjoy the frío river in a more natural state. The cabin was perfect and well equipped, previous reviews were helpful and accurate. Even enjoyed some fishing. The family walked alittle upstream and enjoyed our own private tube rides with the kids. We also went to Garner State Park and enjoyed swimming and hiking there for a day, only about 25 minutes away but a very scenic drive. I’ve stayed in other places on the river in the past, highly recommend this place.
Frio River vacation
The overall vacation was fine. We were disappointed that the river was not conventially located. We could see the river fine,but the access was not convenient. We had to walk down the switch back road to get to the water.
The ad stayed that the cabin was for 7 people to sleep. The air mattress which was for 2, did not hold air. That was not good.
July 2019 River getaway
The house was very clean and well equipped. Just a short walk to a beautiful stretch of the Frio River. We had a blast!
Perfect slice of paradise
Our family truly enjoyed our stay at Double Dog Cabin. The location was beautiful. We could even hear the water flowing tranquilly below our patio. The cabin was beautifully decorated and clean. John was very communicative and made the process easy. We will be back!
Back to the Frio
We were impressed with the proximity to the river. The sounds of the water at night with the moon coming over the hills in the background...absolutely awesome. The ability to bring our dogs and let them swim during the day was also a huge benefit for us. We haven’t been to the Frio River in 6 years. This location is definitely one that we would return to. It was close enough to town, but also far enough from town. Great location, great water, great house!
Owner was easy to contact and answered all of our questions. We will be back if he will have us!!!
Cabin was very welcoming. Great cooking utensils .. Just like HOMe
Greatly surprised. Extremely affordable