• BEDS: 5
  • BATHROOMS: 2.5

Guadalupe River Retreat

Property Type : Guest House

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). 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Since 4/15/2020, Backroads Reservations has had zero incidents of COVID exposure in any of our 100+ rentals. This accommodation is open for business and Backroads Reservations is aware of the proper cleaning and disinfecting measures needed between guests. We have provided this guidance to our hosts and housekeepers so that everyone takes the necessary precautions to protect the health of our guests, hosts and housekeepers alike. In addition, for rentals with same day turn-overs, we have increased the hours between check-in and check-out to give extra time between cleanings. Message us for more details, if needed. Dated 8/16/2021

The House
Master with a King bed and single day bed
Private patio off the master with seating a fire pit
Master bath jacuzzi and large walk-in shower
Second bedroom with a queen
Second bedroom with two singles
Shared hallway bathroom with a tub/shower combo
Open kitchen, dining and living room area
Large glass windows and additional seating
Central air and heat

Smart TV with cable
Charcoal grill
Private Guadalupe River waterfront
Fully equipped kitchen with Keurig coffee maker, range top, oven, refrigerator, dish washer, microwave and toaster
Kitchen equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans
Washer and dryer
Ceiling fans
Outdoor swing overlooking the river
Outdoor picnic table and swing at the river
Linens and towels provided

Rates and other Details
Each addition guest costs $25 each, per day,after 4 guests
Well behaved pets welcome at $25 per day per pet. Max 2 and they must be approved.
Cleaning fee is $200
Children welcome
Smoking outside only
Gas fireplace is not for use
1 Mule-type UTV allowed. Road to water is newly paved, but steep. Check with us prior to booking
Ground floor with master bed and bath is accessible by wheelchair and one entry door has a ramp. There are 4 stairs leading to the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom
Quiet hours after 10PM
Catch and release fishing
Tubing, canoeing  - drop off and float right to the home
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This property requires a release of liability form to be signed before check-in
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy

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

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 80 miles
Medina River: 25 miles
Guadalupe River: immediate access
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 65 miles
Garner State Park: 75 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 35 miles

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • 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

What guests are saying...

September, 2021
We really enjoyed all the rental had to offer. We loved the layout of the property. All windows made for such an incredible view. The photos online do not do it justice. The balcony was used the most. Kitchen had everything we needs. Im not sure about the other beds but the king was amazingly comfortable. Our kids loved it. They loved playing in the river. My husband loved exploring. The hill was steep to get down. But that was the only workout we needed for the day. We highly recommend staying here with your family
March, 2021
This is a beautiful home with a spectacular view! The home overlooks the river and with the array of windows, you almost feel as if you are part of the trees. The wildlife and bird watching is fantastic! The river is down the hill (as describe), so would recommend to take everything you need down with you the first time (it's a hike back up), but once you are down there, it is perfection. We were there when the river was low, so the kids had a great time playing, fishing (we were not lucky in the fish department) and exploring the banks. The house itself was great! Everything you could need was there. For you coffee gurus, there was both a Keurig and a drip coffee maker! The location was the right distance from Boerne (about 15/20 minutes). We made our way into town with no trouble. Would also recommend checking out Cave without a name, which is right down the road. All in all, great trip! Highly recommend this location and our hosts were top notch!
March, 2021
We spent a month in this home with our 2 small children. It really felt like home. The house is so comfortable! Photos don’t do this home justice, it is beautiful. The view from the huge windows facing the Guadeloupe is breathtaking. Access to the river is steep but we were able to get get there with our toddlers. They loved splashing and fishing in the water. Lots of wildlife to watch and birds at the bird feeders on the porch. The house is perfectly clean and the decor is very cute. The beds were super comfortable! They had everything you could need including stuff for the kids. I hope we get a chance to return someday! We’re still a bit sad to not be in the house anymore. That place is just the best! The windows and the the view. The river access. The beds were super comfortable. Just felt Like home! Only suggestion I have is to provide more cleaning supplies to maintain the house during the stay. Overall I just can’t say enough nice things about this home! Thank you!”
December, 2020
This was a front row seat to a daily parade of hill country wildlife. We watched wild turkeys, deer, armadillos, and many birds each day. It was beautiful during the day and the stars were fabulous at night. Many comforts of home awaited us and the secluded location made us feel like we were on our own private river. Gorgeous view and fabulous house! We have stayed at many homes in the hill country, and we hit the jackpot with this one! We loved sipping coffee and watching the parade of deer, wild turkeys, armadillos and more. The birds were fabulous and it was great that you had birdseed for us to fill the feeders. Lol~I dropped the top of the tall one onto the hillside below and had an adventure retrieving it. We felt at home the entire time!
December, 2020
Loved everything.
October, 2020
Awesome house on the river! The pictures don’t really do the property any justice, as it was much better then we expected. The views alone are fantastic. Definitely a great place to stay for a weekend if traveling around the hill country. 15 min to Boerne and 45min to Fredericksburg.