• BEDS: 8

Cardinal Bluff Retreat

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Have we got a family-friendly Hill Country getaway for you! The Cardinal Bluff Retreat near Pipe Creek is a beautiful rental home perched high on a bluff, where the mountain views and local wildlife are absolutely amazing. It sleeps up to eight people (make that twleve with the optional neighboring suite - additional fee applies), and is loaded with amenities and extras you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. There's even a fenced-in yard for your well-behaved pets. It really is like having a resort all to yourself!

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of two upcoming solar eclipses. Saturday, October 14, 2023 will bring an annular "Ring of Fire" eclipse, and a full solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8, 2024. We've got 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies and witness the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

** The nightly rate is based on 8 guests and does not include the additonal outside suite. The suite can sleep 4 more guests and can be rented for an additional $100 per night **  

Kids love the Cardinal Bluff Retreat! There's a refreshing pool with plenty of seating, and we're just getting started. How about a batting cage with a pitching machine? A trampoline? It's all here! There are even board games inside to enjoy. Play safe! Children must be supervised while using recreational spaces, and an assumption of risk release must be signed, for your protection and ours. Nature lovers enjoy the 6.5 acres of scenic land here, as well, with plenty of birds and wildlife species calling the surrounding countryside home.

Outside, you'll also find a roomy shaded patio with comfy seating, and two tables for fresh-air dining. Speaking of which, you'll have a propane grill for those BBQ feasts! Relax around the fire pit; it's a great setting for watching sunsets, stargazing, cooking up snacks, and enjoying good company. A seasonal Red Bluff Creek is nearby, where you'll spot lots of wildlife. Smoking is allowed here, but only outdoors.

The bright and beautiful interior of the Retreat has three bedrooms outfitted with six beds, providing slumber space for up to eight. There are also two full baths (one off the master, the other openly shared), and clean bed and bath linens are included. Three smart TVs and Wifi Internet provide entertainment, and every inch is climate-controlled by central air and heat. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, cooking ware, and serving ware, and there's also a convenient dishwasher and washer/dryer combo for cleanup.

A cozy suite can also be made available, which provides privacy for up to four people; it's an apartment-like setup where you'll be close by the Retreat but will have your own space. (The suite is never rented to other guests during your stay) You'll be comfortably accommodated with a queen-sized bed, full-sized pull-out sofa sleeper (great for kids), full bath, and fresh bed and bath linens. The suite includes a kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator. coffee maker and an intimate seating area with a TV. It's at the top of a fairly steep flight of stairs, so it's not recommended for mobility-restricted, elderly guests or older pets. The suite can be rented for an additional $100 per night. Please inquire at time of booking.

The Cardinal Bluff Retreat offers a thrilling and relaxing Hill Country escape for every member of your family! Talk to us at Backroads Reservations today for booking info on this fantastic vacation rental

The House
Master bedroom with a King bed
Master bath with a large jacuzzi tub and shower
Second bedroom with a queen bed
Third bedroom 4 single beds (2 trundles)
Shared hallway bathroom with a shower/tub combo
Living room seating with television
Large dining table
Full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave and toaster oven
Coffee maker, all pot, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes and glasses provided
Large, covered patio with Hill Country views

The Suite
Outside suite above garage with a queen bed and a full-sized bed (pull out couch) that sleeps up to four more guests. Suite is never rented to other guests during your stay. The suite can be rented for an additional $100 per night and is not included in the nightly rate. Please inquire at time of booking.
Shared bathroom with a shower
Split-min AC
Kitchenette with mini fridge, sink and K-cup coffee maker
Wifi and television

Hill Country views
Swimming pool with ample seating
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Batting cage with pitching machine
6 acres of scenic to hike
Fenced-in yard for pets
Multiple outdoor seating areas
Firepit with chairs
Gas BBQ grill
Board games
Record player (bring records)
Workspace in master
Three Smart TVs
WIFI with internet access
Washer and dryer
Bed and bath linens are included

Rates and Details
Assumption of risk release must be signed
Garage parking  not available to guests
The minimum age of main guest must be is 25 years old
Not suitable for infants due to liability
Maximum 12 guests allowed to stay
All guests must be disclosed. Absolutely no day visitors are allowed
Firewood on property is not for guest's use
Additional suite that sleeps four more guests available for $108/night
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Smoking and vaping outside only
No hunting permitted on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy


  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

Great place for a getaway. I highly recommend this place. Very clean. Very home like vibes. Kids had lots of things to do. Very kid friendly. They get 2 thumbs up 👍🏽👍🏽
Andrea White
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay here! The property is so big (inside and out) and we really appreciated the fenced-in front and backyard for the safety and freedom of our two pups! We loved how there were so many seating areas from the front porch area, to the outdoor dining table, pool area, campfire area, and more! Even the inside felt incredibly spacious with it's huge master and two bedrooms (also just as spacious). It was just my husband and I and our two dogs but we can totally see a big family or group of friends spending time here! The interior design was SOOO beautiful and the couches and beds were very very comfortable. We loved and appreciated how they provided nice pool towels, bath towels, linens, blankets, tons of cups and plates and silverware, spices, cooking and bakeware (even a blender and keurig), board games, turntable, a pool basketball hoop/ball, floaties, bird feeders for bird watching (we got to see some hummingbirds), trampoline, and batting cage! They seriously have thought of everything it seems. Our favorite place to hang was the pool. The views from the pool were absolutely incredible and it was so nice to be on the hillside and to have all the privacy we could have asked for! The hosts were also so nice and super responsive which we also really appreciated. I accidentally locked us out as we were heading into SA and they got back to me so fast with keypad access so that we could get inside. Nothing but 5 stars all around and we will definitely be back with family and friends soon! Thanks again :)
Beautiful property that provides a nice relaxing environment.
Clean, accurately advertised and fun place to stay.
I would definitely rent this home again. The home way top notch very clean and the host was very responsive to any questions and very accommodating. We were a party of 10 and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the home, the outdoors and the pool too. We found the tree house too.
Our stay was amazing plenty of room for the 8 of us. The property was amazing, quiet, tranquil and not to far away from town. The pool was beautiful especially at night when the breeze starts to roll in and you can hear the wind. This was exactly what we needed. We walked down the road to the treehouse which was also fun. Plenty of parking so we didn’t have a problem hauling the jet skis and the drive to Canyon Lake was beautiful
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