• 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, tucked away in the gorgeous Hill Country 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.

Fish, swim, and canoe on your private Guadalupe River frontage, and you're set for tubing, too-the main drop-off is one hour upstream, and the pick-up point is four hours downstream. 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, Comfort 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 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 one of the best Hill Country vacation destinations! Touch base with us at Backroads Reservations, and we'll happily help you book this Lone Star gem.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This accommodation is open for business. 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 4/15/2020

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

Cable TV
Charcoal grill
Private Guadalupe River waterfront
Fully equipped kitchen with Krups 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
Rental rate based on 4 guests
Each addition guest costs $25 each, per day
Well behaved pets welcome at $25 per day per pet. Max 2 and they must be approved.
Cleaning fee is $150
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
Release of liability required to stay
No fireworks, open fires or discharging of firearms allowed
Quiet hours after 10PM
Catch and release fishing
Tubing, canoeing  - drop off and float right to the home

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.

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



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • 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
  • 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...

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.