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The Gruene River Guest House - book the whole house or suites separately

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5 BR, 5 BA, with outdoor kitchen, pool, & private access to the Guadalupe River

The Gruene River Guest House is the perfect location to experience all that the New Braunfels and Gruene area have to offer. Situated on 5 beautiful acres of open green space with 300 feet of Guadalupe River frontage it is the perfect location for family reunions, weddings, corporate events, or any large group gathering. The property is within walking distance of downtown Gruene with its variety of shops, restaurants, and famous dance hall and within a few miles of all the attractions of downtown New Braunfels. It features 4 separate guest suites which sleep 20 in total each with their own private entrance. The grounds consist of a large outdoor kitchen and grilling area, a large deck shaded with large old Oak trees, and a private pool. Along the river front there is private river access for toobing, kayaking, or fishing and a beautiful Gazebo perfect for a romantic riverside wedding by the rapids. See more of us at grueneriverguesthouse.

The Gruene River Guest House suites:

The Farm House: The original home site built in 1948. It has a large open living/dining/full kitchen area with 2 bedrooms each with queen size beds and 2 baths. Sleeps 4.

The Texas Room: A Texas themed guest suite with a queen size bed, private bath and a kitchenette. Sleeps 2.

The Garden Room: A bright and airy guest suite with 2 queen size beds, private bath and a kitchenette. Sleeps 4.

The Paris Room: A large bunk house type suite with 4 queen size beds and a sleeper sofa, private bath, dining area and kitchenette. Sleeps 10.

All suites have TV with cable, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, washer/dryer available in the Farm House.

Plenty of parking on site for large groups.

3 day weekend rentals include discount for the 3rd night.

Weekly rentals include discount of 1 weekend night free.

Daily reservations for individual suites booked separately from the main house can be considered within 60 days of anticipated stay.

Monthly rates for individual suites booked separately from the main house can be considered in off-peak season (Oct-Apr).

Please contact the owner for discounts and individual suites. Or find us at grueneriverguesthouse dot com.

More Details

Jeff & Lynnae Paules
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jeff & Lynnae Paules

Transplanted Texans with deep roots. Jeff moved to Beaumont as a child and graduated in 1980 from Lamar University. Eventually living and moving between Houston and Dallas several times. Jeff has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Lynnae also moved to Beaumont in 1980 to start a family and has 4 children and 1 grandchild. Lynnae went on to graduate from Lamar University in 1992 with a degree in nursing. Jeff and Lynnae met in 2001 and started their journey together which has taken them to the far reaches of the globe. They enjoy traveling, skiing , rafting, and hiking. In 2014, they moved from Houston, TX to Atlanta, GA for Jeff's job but plan to return and retire in Texas to be close to family and friends.

Jeff & Lynnae Paules purchased this house in 2017

Why Jeff & Lynnae Paules chose New Braunfels

Whenever we traveled we have always preferred to stay at the "mom & pop" places vs the resorts and chain hotels. Each place had its own unique quality and we would enjoy meeting the owners and hearing their stories. Whether it was just the two of us or finding a place large enough to accommodate our large blended family we always enjoyed these places the most. When we would find something we really liked we would begin to dream about one day finding something similar and starting our own "mom & pop" place. Our dream came true when we came across The Gruene River Guest House in an internet search for an "inn for sale" in Texas. The Gruene River Guest House had what we were looking for, a beautiful property, close to family, large enough for family get togethers of our own, and near outdoor activities that could be enjoyed by all. All this right in the middle of a vibrant community that is 100% pure TEXAS!

What makes this house unique

The Gruene River Guest House is more than just a vacation rental it is truly a special place. It is where memories that are meant to last a lifetime begin. Many of our guests have been coming to The Gruene River Guest House for many years and often book early to save "their weekend". What makes The Gruene River Guest House special is our guests and the memories they make here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would recommend Gruene River Guest House to anyone looking for a venue with beautiful views and awesome hospitality! Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. Our guests fell in love with the view

Feb 2018
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New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Tenant will be responsible for all charges, including damages caused to the property, etc. by any person in Tenant's party or any invited guest
  • Swim at your own risk. Tenant acknowledges there is no lifeguard on duty at the swimming pool or on the river.
  • Obey all laws and city ordinances, orders, rules , regulation and covenants applicable to the Permitted Use, condition and occupancy of the premises
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The Farm House master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The Farm House guest bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The Texas Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , The Garden Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , The Paris Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Farm House master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Farm House guest bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Texas Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , The Garden Room
    Bedroom 5 - 4 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Paris Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Gruene River Guest House - book the whole house or suites separately
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous! Simply fabulous! Will be back next year!

  • 5 of 5

The owner is so gracious and extremely easy to work with. This was our 18th Annual Chick Trip to this area, but first time to stay on this property. We feel like we have now found our permanent annual home! The home and property are beautiful and well maintained. It is close to downtown Gruene and right on the river. The private pool is amazing! I highly recommend it. Thanks, Lynnae for making our weekend so special!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was exciting to meet you and the other "chicks'! We are thrilled that you have already booked your next year's trip with us. We can't wait to welcome you back!
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Amazing place! Excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband’s 50th together with family and friends age 16 to 50+. The property is huge with so much space to play, relax or take selfies as what most of us were doing as there was so much photo ops available. The suites were all excellent, clean and provided all our needs.The water was still cold at that time so we didn’t get to enjoy the river . There were some very nice views though. Lynnae was available all the time we were there and was so helpful in making our stay enjoyable . We are hoping to come back soon and perhaps enjoying the river this time around.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome property!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property and the owner Lynnae. The house is absolutely wonderfully furnished with everything you may need and then some, right on down to shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryers, tons of towels and linens, nice new washer and dryer inside the main house, phenomenal patio area with giant grill with mini fridge & ice maker, the list goes on and on.

There was even paper plates, paper towels, trash bags and dish detergent. Other than buy our own groceries, everything was there.

The owner, Lynnae, came by to check on the sprinkler because it's was supposed to freeze that night and she texted me before coming each time, which was very thoughtful. She was available for any questions I had by text or phone call at anytime. The property was extremely well maintained.

The little historic town of Gruene was just a few minutes away and what a nice little place full of unique shops. The Gristmill Restaurant is a must. And for shopping for groceries, there is a huge HEB Plus that is unbelievable. While in the area you must also stop by Buc-ee's, it's a gas station/grocery store/gift store that is awesome. Has great local gifts, very good food they are cooking daily in their bakery, hot food, candy, grocery store, it's incredible. I could've shopped in there for a few hours but didn't have he time.

We stayed during Christmas and when we arrived Lynnae had the fence decorated nicely with wreaths and bows and even had a decorated Christmas tree inside for us. She thought of everything. We had six dogs and 6 adults and she allowed all our dogs which was wonderful cause that was a priority for us. We will definitely go back, would love to every year, just need to figure out if my kids are ok with driving from CA again. It's on the river but the property is very big so it's not a river view but I'm sure it sells out every summer because it is a perfect location. Oh the swimming pool looked great too, just no use for us during December.

Again, thank you Lynnae for allowing my family including the dogs to use your home, it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, It was our pleasure to host your family over the Christmas Holiday! At Gruene River Guest House we want our guests to feel at home . We look forward to welcoming you and family back again.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome and has plenty of room for big groups! Love the river location and the pool! Hung outside the whole time! Not the first time we stayed here, we keep coming back. Thanks for the memories!

Mike W.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests return year after year, it is like welcoming back old friends! Offering more than just a place to stay is what drives us. Until next year!
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Perfect family vacation retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Gruene River Guest House in Gruene. We are a family of 20 - all ages! This beautiful retreat is ideally located a short walk to the town of Gruene , on the river , with an awesome pool. We spent our days drinking coffee on the deck , lounging in the semi shaded pool , sitting in chairs in the river , floating the river right from our own dock , then having happy hour and dinner in the well planned outdoor kitchen area. There are plenty of tables and chairs for all ! A few things that made it even more awesome and easy - a pull trail wagon for taking things down to the river and back , a commercial ice maker in the outdoor kitchen , provided coffee pots and coffee , all utensils and serving dishes in the main kitchen , provided beach towels , plenty of trash containers and roll off trash cans available, excellent AC in each room, nice bath/ shower products and super clean and well kept rooms and grounds. This is the perfect place. We have already booked for next year !!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review, we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations! We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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This property is absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Gruene River Guest House. We had a group of 20 women stay for our 18th Annual Chick Trip. This was by far the best property we have ever stayed. Plenty of beds and bathrooms for all! Beautifully decorated and maintained and furnished with everything you need. The pool was absolutely wonderful and the grounds offer easy access to the river. The owner was very attentive and easy to work with. We cant wait to go back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that Gruene River Guest House exceeded your expectation, and look forward to having you come back next year!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Antonio Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Landa Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Gristmill River Restaurant
Car: recommended

Located within a short driving distance to downtown Gruene and the Gruene rapids, the famous Guadalupe River toob rental hub. The popular Schiltterbahn waterpark is only 2 miles away, the Gruene River Guest House is a perfect launching spot for a summer mid-week trip with the kids to the park.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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