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Lantana Lodge in Sabinal

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

This Hill Country getaway near Sabinal is truly special! Every stick of lumber in the Lantana Lodge is a labor of love, from the furniture to the guest home itself, crafted by hand by its owner. Located in the beautiful Hill Country River Region, the Lodge sleeps up to a dozen, and stands as a warm tribute to the couple who lived here and loved the land. That love is reflected in every room of Lantana Lodge, and in its pond and waterfall features, too. It's a personal experience to stay here!

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.

When he got a sawmill, the owner sought hundreds of trees that would become Lantana Lodge, and his expert craftsmanship let him barter for most of the expense it took to build. The furniture, bed frames, deck, pond dock, and covered bridge are his creations, an extension of his family history offered to yours to enjoy. In that spirit, kids and pets are welcome!

The pond is perfect for catch-and-release fishing, and there are two kayaks provided. A fire pit sets on the pond's banks, with firewood included. Two shaded patios run the Lodge's length, and feature plenty of furniture. A picturesque stone walkway leads to a waterfall that fills a pool that's great for young children. There's a charcoal pit on the deck (for cooking; not a fire pit), and you'll also find horseshoes, corn hole, over-sized Jenga, washer boards and tail gate golf, vivid Hill Country sunsets, wild birds and much more! With safety in mind, a signed release is required to stay here.

Guests will love the radiant woodwork inside the Lodge! Fun, colorful touches like antler chandeliers, a mounted quilt, and a totem pole enhance the space. Comfort's assured with central air, ceiling fans, and an indoor wood-burning fireplace. The living area has three couches and a Roku-ready TV, along with Wifi. The kitchen includes appliances and cooking and serving ware, and the dining area has a 12-person table and eight bar stools! The utility room has a washer and dryer, industrial sink, deep freeze, commercial ice maker, and handy half-bath.

Three bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and full bath, are named after concepts dear to the owners' hearts: The Whitetail Room, for the deer nearby; the Cowboy Room, for their love of John Wayne; and the Indian Room, since their parents were teachers on a Navajo reservation. The bedrooms have private entrances that lead to the patio. With additional trundle beds and queen-sized chair/beds, there's sleeping space for up to 12, and all beds and baths include fresh linens.

Backroads Reservations would love to introduce your family to the loving family haven of Lantana Lodge! Come create your own fond family memories to add to the legacy here!

The Lodge
Three queen bedrooms with in-suite bathrooms with showers only. Each room has a name/theme (Cowboy/Indian/Whitetail)
Each bedroom has a private entrance leading to the back patio
Large antler chandeliers in living room
Dining table with seating for 12 with 8 barstools
Custom hand made totem pole and quilt
Four couches and one day bed
2 trundle beds and 2 queen chair beds
Full kitchen with all appliances, gas stove, bread warmer, ice maker. All utensils, pots, pans etc for large groups
Central AC and heat
1/2 bathroom in Utility room

Waterfront property with large constant level pond
6 person outdoor hot tub
Kayaking & catch & release fishing (bass and perch)
2 kayaks and paddles
Small concrete wading pool with waterfall
Covered patio with seating
2 covered patios that run the length of lodge on both sides with ample seating
Outdoor lighting
Large smart TV with apps in living room
Two work stations
Roku for guests to sign into their own accounts
Indoor fireplace (seasonal use)
WIFI and cell service
Keurig and regular coffee makers
Large open charcoal grill
Washer and dryer
Freezer and commercial ice maker
Firepit with some complimentary wood
Indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker system
Game table in the lodge for chess/checkers and card games  
Outdoor games including horseshoes, cornhole, oversized Jenga, washer boards and tail gate golf

Rates & Details
The house sleeps 12 guests
Nightly rate is based on 6 guests
Each addition guest over the first 6 are $25 each, per night
Children allowed
Well-behaved pets $25/day/pet (ask at time of booking)
Two large dog kennels for outdoor pets to stay at night
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Nearby Hill Country river levels vary depending on rain  
This property requires a release of liability form to be signed

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 20 miles
Medina River: 55 miles
Guadalupe River: 75 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 35 miles
Garner State Park: 35 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 45 miles

The town of Sabinal lies in Uvalde County in the southern Texas Hill Country. Its proximity to the Sabinal, Leona, Nueces, and Frio rivers has earned it the title of the "Gateway to the River Region." Therefore, it's no surprise tourism focused on swimming, tubing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing on those bodies of water is important to Sabinal's well being.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas


  • 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
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
    Winery Tours
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Kayak Canoe
    Kayak Canoe
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa

What guests are saying...

Fantastic stay at the Lodge, went down to go dove hunt a lease with some guys outside of town. the lodge met everything we could ask for. Beautiful pond, fantastic kitchen, great seating area, comfy beds.
We were looking for a place to sleep 9 adults for a work event at a nearby town. We had to get two hotel rooms in town to make up rollout beds. Place is perfect for couples with kids, bachelor or bachelorette groups. Not so much for a large corporate group. Bedrooms, bedding and bathrooms all very clean . Plenty of seating space both indoors and outdoor. The back patio was my favorite! The breeze and wooden rocking chair were perfect for nap time!! Ice machine was a great bonus.
Perfect for gatherings with friends and family! The property itself is strikingly beautiful, with the house overlooking a stocked pond, a natural-fed wading pool, and (my favorite) far enough from city lights to offer a clear view of the milky way at night. The house has a massive common room which was great for hanging out, playing games, cooking together in the fully stocked kitchen, and enjoying meals at the large dining table. Had an awesome time and can’t wait to go back!
It\'s was a breath of fresh air going to this ranch! There is no lack activities or amenities. The living space is so great, the bedrooms were perfect, the kitchen is fully stocked along with an amazing range. Plenty of bacon was cooked to perfection. As cool as the inside was we actually spent all of our time outside, even at night, the night sky was lit up! The pond is stocked full and the outdoor sitting is amazing. Just go walk around and enjoy being outside! An amazing weekend with friends that I hope to go back and enjoy more of this great ranch!
The Lodge was so charming!! A group of friends and I stayed for the weekend and we had a blast!! There was so much to do! We caught fish and swam in the pool and stargazed. The communal set up of the lodge had us all gathering around the kitchen and talking together through the wee hours of the night! We will definitely be staying again!
Megan & Nathan
Incredible stay for families (we came with a 7-week-old baby)! We arrived to this gorgeous Texas hill country ranch and were welcomed by a BEAUTIFUL hand-built lodge with pieces of family history in every room, making us feel like we belonged. We got to see tons of wildlife, stargaze (there was even a meteor shower while we were there), cook fun meals both in the well-stocked kitchen and in the outdoor grill area, kayak, fish, cool off in the pool, and enjoy games (that they provided) in the large living space. Besides being a stunningly beautiful place to stay, the lodge also boasted great AC, comfortable beds, hot showers, and everything we needed. This was our first vacation with our little one and it was WONDERFUL. The Rochat family has put their heart and soul into this slice of heaven. 10/10 would stay here again!