• BEDS: 2

Clear River Cabin on Medina


Property Description

A 500-foot private stretch of the Medina River all to yourself? Check. 100 acres of the scenic Texas Hill Country for you to explore? Check. A quiet rural setting, yet furnished with modern comforts and amenities? Check. The attractions and fun of Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, only minutes away? Check. Your family vacation wish list will be fulfilled, and then some, at the Clear River Cabin on the Medina River! This rustic cabin is perfect for a secluded weekend getaway.

This waterfront vacation rental is perfect for a small family, with beautiful Hill Country views everywhere you turn! Outdoor aficionados will love the park-like setting of the spacious property, and it's just a short drive from the Hill Country State Natural Area.

With the cypress-lined and crystal-clear Medina River nearby, you can enjoy swimming, tubing, fishing, and wildlife watching-or a leisurely walk along the river. It's the perfect spot to clear your head; the sounds of the river can be very therapeutic! The porch, complete with ample patio furniture, runs the length of the cabin-and it's shaded for your comfort. Want to whip up a hearty outdoor dinner? There's a charcoal grill here, too; just be sure to grab some charcoal for cooking. Cast your gaze skyward on clear nights for great stargazing!

The inside of the cabin is decorated in a Lone Star and cowboy theme-perfect for its location near Bandera! The seating area features a TV and DVD player, along with a selection of titles to enjoy. The kitchen and dining area (with an island and bar stools) is furnished with appliances and utensils, dishes, and glasses. The cabin has a queen-sized bed and a twin, providing sleeping room for three. The full bathroom here features a walk-in shower, and all bed and bath linens are provided-however, we ask you bring towels to use when on or in the river. Box air conditioning and heating units are on hand for year-round comfort, and good cell service is provided in the area.

With the property itself, and the scenic walks and drives available in the Bandera area, the Clear River Cabin on the Medina River offers all the ingredients for an awesome family holiday! Get a hold of us here at Backroads Reservations, and we'll set you up for your next memorable Hill Country escape.

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

The Cabin:
Main room equipped with a queen bed.
Second bedroom featuring a twin bed.
Suitable for a maximum of three adults or two adults and one child.
Bathroom includes a walk-in shower.
Comfortable seating area available.
Fully equipped kitchen with an island and bar stools, provided with cookware, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes, and glasses.
Stainless refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and electric griddle.
Regular and Keurig coffee makers available.
Linens and towels provided (separate river towels to be brought by guests).
Front porch furnished with seating arrangements.
Private parking area provided.
No Wi-Fi or cable, but reliable cell service accessible.

500 feet of private riverfront for guest enjoyment.
Entertainment facilities include a TV, DVD player, and a selection of DVDs.
Charcoal grill and utensils provided (guests to bring charcoal and fluid).
Fishing and hiking permitted on the property.
No hunting allowed on the premises.
Prohibited activities encompass the use of ATVs, discharging firearms, and fireworks.
No open fires permitted on the property.
Access road on the property is unpaved, most vehicles suitable except for those with low ground clearance.

Rates and Policies:
Nightly rate based on double occupancy (2 people).
Children under 2 stay without additional charge.
Accommodation for a total of 3 guests, with an extra guest incurring a fee of $20 per day.
Children are welcome; however, pets are not permitted.
Prohibited activities include the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Event and holiday weekends may require a minimum three-night stay.
Water levels in the Hill Country river and lake are subject to variation based on rainfall.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 50 miles.
Immediate access to the Medina River.
The Guadalupe River is 25 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 35 miles.
The Garner State Park is 45 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is15 miles.

Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World! With museums, rodeos, horseback riding, motorcycle rallies, and boot-scootin' live music venues, Bandera's got it all for fans of the Hill Country and the Wild West! Celebrate this uniquely American heritage, and take some time for a trip down the scenic Medina River.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Cleaning fee is $30
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
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  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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What guests are saying...

Nice stretch of river to tube and fish in and didn’t see any other folks out there. Lots of wildlife and a nice front porch to relax on.
Highly recommend! Private and remote yet close enough to town. Exactly what the website stated. We will return.
The cabin is sweet and I felt like I had thousands of acres of privacy. Really good communication with the hosts and management company. Just what I needed to destress and relax!
This is a very private cabin I the beautiful Texas hill country. The waterfront in beautiful and private. Wow! What a gem.
I honestly can’t say enough wonderful things about this place! My husband and I came up for the week for our anniversary. This was the perfect location! You drive through beautiful landscape to get here, I just love the hills! The property is very easy to find. Once we drove through the gate, we were greeted by the cutest little blonde friend (cows.) The cabin is so cute, and the bed is amazingly comfy and the AC is amazingly cold! The kitchen is fully stocked, and even has a full set of cast iron cookware - which i of course loved! Now let’s talk about the river - Omigosh! It’s just a short little ride from the cabin down to the river. The owners have kept the area beautiful, and we had several picnics out on the grass. There are several entry points into the river from this spot. It is a perfect swimming area! The water feels amazing and is crystal clear! We spent most of the week floating in our tubes, I highly recommend bring some! We caught catfish, perch and a huge bass right there! Bring your fishing poles too! We have seen so many deer! HUGE groups of Axis and Whitetail! Lots of turkeys and even saw a little gray fox. Town is just a short ride, and we frequented OST for breakfast several times. It is so good and surprisingly cheap. TJ’s has great margaritas! Mi Pueblo is awesome for tacos and even homemade horchata! Lowe’s is very well stocked and we were able to find all the groceries we needed! It’s a great town! All-in-all, this trip was exactly what we needed! Life during COVID has been so chaotic. This was the perfect place for us to just find the peace we so desperately need at times, and to just recharge. I love this place and truly hope to come back! ❤️
Everything exceeded my expectations from the location, amenities (including an awesome smoker grill, omg), private river access, and the random swing under a tree...just WOW! It was so nice to escape the pandemic and stay somewhere in a beautiful location. It was a full ranch experience that I was not expecting! I came in one evening and there were three cows that greeted me after I came in the gate. There’s a little pond by that gate that is frequented by deer and buzzards (of all things.) I wanted to get away from humans so this was perfect! I hope to come back someday. Bandera stole a piece of my heart
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