• BEDS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 1.5

Big Fern Cabin in Leakey

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

If you're seeking a Hill Country escape where you can disconnect completely from the rush and hustle of the everyday grind, the Big Fern Cabin near Leakey is just what the doctor ordered! This is a kid-friendly and pet-friendly vacation getaway in a mountainside location, with inspirational Hill Country views all around. It's a nature lover's dream in the country, but you'll also have access to great towns like Leakey, Vanderpool, Concan, and Utopia. It's a fantastic place to relax and decompress!

There are 63 acres of Hill Country beauty for you to discover at the Big Fern Cabin, with a wet-weather creek that flows right by your holiday cabin! You won't find a better setting for wildlife and bird watching, hiking, and stargazing. What's more, Garner State Park and the Lost Maples State Natural Area are both within a 20-mile drive. Motorcyclists love it as a center point for a Hill Country tour, and cycles are welcome here! Be aware the drive is a little steep, and is composed of Texas caliche, which can be challenging on a motorcycle.

Outside, you'll find covered parking. The Big Fern Cabin itself has a huge deck, furnished with an outdoor dining setup. The deck is shaded by oaks, and is designed around them, with their trunks rising through the deck itself. The panoramic views you'll enjoy here are the prettiest around! A gas grill and fire pit are also set up for cookouts, snacks, and private gatherings. For the well-being of all involved, a signed release of liability is required to rent the Big Fern Cabin.

Inside, you'll find comfortable space in the living area, along with a dining table that seats four. There's a fully-appointed kitchen, with appliances for meal prep, and a dishwasher for cleanup afterward. Cooking ware, dining ware, glasses, and utensils are provided, too! Central air and heat keep the comfort level to your liking.

Upstairs, there's a master suite with a full bathroom, including a shower and clean linens. The bedroom features a plush and comfy king-sized bed, and with the queen-sized sleeper futon downstairs, there's sleeping space at the Big Fern Cabin for up to four. For added convenience, there's a half-bath on the lower level of the cabin, too.

We'd like to note something you won't find here: TV. This is by design. The Big Fern Cabin is meant to be a true escape, where you can connect with nature, family, and friends without distractions. Many of our guests find this liberating!

Get away for real in this Hill Country jewel! Contact Backroads Reservations for booking information for the back-to-nature hideaway that is the Big Fern Cabin.

The House:
Master bedroom located upstairs, featuring a luxurious and spacious king-sized bed.
Full bathroom with a shower for convenience.
Queen-sized sleeper futon provided on the lower level of the cabin.
Half-bath available on the lower level.
Fully equipped kitchen includes a regular coffee maker, dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, and refrigerator, complemented by dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, and pots and pans.
Central air conditioning and heating for comfort.

Expansive deck offering seating and an outdoor dining table for your relaxation and dining needs.
Dining table accommodating 4 guests.
Opportunities for remarkable bird watching.
Access to hiking and walking trails.
Gas grill for outdoor cooking.
Wi-Fi and local telephone services available.
Firepit for enjoyable evenings outdoors.

Rates and Specifics:
The nightly rate is structured for 2 guests.
Additional guest fee of $20 per day, per additional guest.
Maximum allowable occupancy capped at 4 guests; children below 2 years stay free.
Pet fee set at $20 per day, per pet, with potential discounts for longer stays.
Please note that there is no washer and dryer available at this time.
Smoking is prohibited within the cabin premises.
Strict prohibition against discharging firearms, fireworks, or using ATVs.
Release of liability is required for guests.
Certain event and holiday weekends may necessitate a minimum stay of three nights.
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes are subject to variation based on rainfall.
Motorcycles are welcome, yet note the steep caliche drive and contact us at the time of booking for further information.

Distance from this home:
The Frio River is 9 miles.
The Medina River is 40 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 55 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 10 miles.
The Garner State Park is 20 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 45 miles.

"The Swiss Alps of Texas" is nestled in the Frio River Valley, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Two museums offer a local historical perspective, and one of the most famous trees in Texas-the Rio Frio Landmark Oak, is just down the road. Test your bike on the Twisted Sisters Trail!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Veranda
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

Our hosts were the best! Since we arrived after dark, they met us to guide us to the barndominium. We were advised about what we'd need to bring with us if we didn't want to shop right away. The surrounding roads are so fun to drive! The outside is so enjoyable. We spent most of our time on the deck. Perfect for viewing the eclipse, and the night sky. Just what we needed to really relax. Private note from Susan: Thank you for such a great stay! I never would have thought of this trip without your email. My husband was so happy with the outdoor spaces. He wants to go back for the next eclipse.