• BEDS: 5
  • BATHROOMS: 2.5

Guadalupe River Retreat


Property Description

Imagine a private riverside resort, a kid-friendly and pet-friendly hideaway loaded with luxurious amenities, and tons of fun and relaxing things to do. All this and more awaits you at the Guadalupe River Retreat, one of the best Hill Country vacation destinations, tucked away in the gorgeous mountainous terrain just outside Boerne! It's perfect for nature lovers and travelers alike with its rural setting, but with the charming city of Boerne close by.

Fishing, swimming, and canoeing are all instantly available to you, thanks to a private Guadalupe River frontage, and you're set for tubing, too (contact Bergheim Campground and River Outfitters in Boerne for more info on floats. Activities are seasonal, and water levels are based on rain). The property is at the end of the road, with no neighbors near this private Hill Country getaway, just wide-open countryside! If the shopping or night life bugs should bite, Bandera and Boerne are just a short drive away.

A shaded porch offers great views of the river and the terrain beyond, and the property is populated with both deer and birds; the latter love to visit the numerous feeders here. Along with patio furniture and a fire pit, there are two porch swings-one on the deck, the other on the river's bank. Ample parking is available for your vehicles.

The "wow factor" inside starts with over 50 linear feet of windows encircling the living area, inviting the beauty of the outdoors, indoors. There's ample seating in the living, seating and dining areas. The huge kitchen features modern appliances, cookware and serving ware, and there's also a washer/dryer combo. Three comfy bedrooms sleep up to seven: a king and a single day bed in the master; a queen in the second bedroom; and two singles in the third. All bed and bath linens are provided, with two full baths: the master features a jacuzzi and shower, the second has a shower/tub combo. There is also an additional half-bath. Central A/C and heat keep the house comfortable, and there's a satellite smart TV and DVD player for you to enjoy.

The views, the perks, the awesome waterfront location alongside a popular river-these factors, and so many more, make the Guadalupe River Retreat an incredible private Hill Country hideaway! Touch base with us at Backroads Reservations, and we'll happily help you book this Lone Star gem.

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

The House:
Master bedroom featuring a King bed and single day bed.
Private patio off the master bedroom with seating and a fire pit.
Master bath equipped with a jacuzzi and a large walk-in shower.
Second bedroom with a queen bed.
Additional second bedroom with two single beds.
Shared hallway bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Open kitchen, dining, and living room area with large glass windows and additional seating.
Equipped with central air and heating facilities.

Smart TV with cable, Wi-Fi, anda charcoal grill.
Private Guadalupe River waterfront access.
Fully equipped kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, range top, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and toaster
Kitchen provisions include dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, pots, and pans.
Provides washer and dryer facilities, ceiling fans, outdoor swing overlooking the river, and an outdoor picnic table and swing at the river.
Linens and towels are provided.

Rates and Other Details:
Additional guests incur a fee of $25 per person, per day, after 4 guests.
Allows a maximum of 2 pets with a pet fee of $25 per pet, per day; potential discounts available for longer stays.
Welcomes children; smoking permitted only outside.
Note: Gas fireplace is not for use.
Allows one Mule-type UTV.
Advises checking prior to booking due to a steep newly paved road to the water.
Provides wheelchair accessibility to the ground floor with master bed and bath, with a ramp at one entry door. However, four stairs lead to the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom.
Observes quiet hours after 10 PM.
Offers catch and release fishing, tubing, and canoeing with a drop-off and float right to the home.
Prohibits the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes vary depending on rainfall.
Requires a signed release of liability form before check-in.
This property features a non-standard cancellation policy.
Long-term stays may require routine cleaning

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 80 miles.
The Medina River is 25 miles.
Immediate access to the Guadalupe River.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 65 miles.
The Garner State Park is 75 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 35 miles.

Boerne has it all for Hill Country visitors! From cavern tours to relaxing natural parks to hot rod shows to Oktoberfest, there's something for every visitor here. Shoppers will want to check out the Hill Country Mile for an eclectic selection of shops to browse, amid downtown's historical art and architecture.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cleaning fee is $265
  • Guest fee is $25, per day, after 4 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Kayak Canoe
    Kayak Canoe
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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What guests are saying...

Texas hill country living at its finest. If you are looking for a place to relax and unplug this is the home. Amazing views from open living room and kitchen areas. Morning coffee watching deer by the river. Spent days at table playing games and puzzles. Naps on the comfy couch waking up to birds calling from feeders off the deck. Easy access for those using walkers/wheelchairs. Internet speed was perfect for my remote work. Also can’t say enough about Spencer and Jess. They were always available for our questions and quickly resolved any concerns.
The best hill country property at which I've stayed. Conveniently close to Boerne, yet also providing peaceful solitude. The property has a river-facing brace of windows that allows contemplation of a pristine stretch of the Guadalupe River. An outstanding place to stay.
Texas hill country living at its finest. If you are looking for a place to relax and unplug this is the home. Amazing views from open living room and kitchen areas. Morning coffee watching deer by the river. Spent days at table playing games and puzzles. Naps on the comfy couch waking up to birds calling from feeders off the deck. Easy access for those using walkers/wheelchairs. Internet speed was perfect for my remote work. Also can’t say enough about Spencer and Jess. They were always available for our questions and quickly resolved any concerns.
Far enough away from San Antonio to feel secluded and relaxed but close enough to get there quickly. If you seek a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere, this is the place. It has everything you need. Thanks for the excellent communication. We loved the place. It served as a perfect getaway location to rest, and we had a lot of fun exploring San Antonio too.
The house is amazing. Like staying in a 5-star hotel. The linens, towels, furniture, kitchen…everything was perfection! If you’re traveling with someone in a wheelchair, this house is handicapped accessible!! The doors are plenty wide enough. The master bedroom and bathroom are perfect for someone on a walker or in a wheelchair! The shower is a roll-in and is huge! We will definitely come back!
Thank you so very much for an incredibly awesome experience. The host was great and very timely in response to any questions. The home is absolutely gorgeous and what a view. The peace and quiet was just what we needed to rejuvenate ourselves from city life. The wildlife just made everything perfect. We watched the deer in the morning and at sunset, the cows from next door came over to graze and visit, listened to the turkey’s from afar and even had an opportunity to see one. The best part was the big buck we were so fortunate to see. It literally stopped us in our tracks as we watched this beautiful buck standing proud and tall with his full set of antlers. Wow…. how often do you get to see something so amazing. We were so in awe that neither one of us could even reach for our camera to capture the sight of this beauty. Our dog Skylar thanks you as well. She enjoyed playing in the river and loved all the wonderful smells and sitting out on the deck taking it all in. The only drawback for us at our age was the steep incline getting up and down to the river. But overall awesome. Again, thank you so much.
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