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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!

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, each with in-suite bathrooms featuring showers only. Each room is themed.
(Cowboy/Indian/Whitetail) and has a private entrance leading to the back patio.
Large antler chandeliers in the living room.
Dining table accommodating 12 guests with 8 barstools.
Custom hand-made totem pole and quilt.
Four couches, one day bed, 2 trundle beds, and 2 queen chair beds.
Full kitchen with all appliances, gas stove, bread warmer, ice maker, and necessary utensils, pots, and pans suitable for large groups.
Central AC and heating; includes a 1/2 bathroom in the utility room.

Expansive waterfront property featuring a sizable constant level pond.
Outdoor 6-person hot tub for relaxation.
Kayaking and catch & release fishing opportunities (bass and perch); includes 2 kayaks and paddles.
Small concrete wading pool with a soothing waterfall feature.
Covered patio and additional covered patios with generous seating on both sides of the lodge.
Outdoor lighting for enhanced ambiance.
Large smart TV with applications in the living room; equipped with two workstations and Roku for guest account access.
Seasonal indoor fireplace for added comfort.
WiFi and reliable cell service.
Keurig and traditional coffee makers for guest convenience.
Large open charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.
Washer and dryer; freezer and commercial ice maker available.
Firepit with complimentary wood for a cozy atmosphere.
Indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker system for entertainment.
Game table in the lodge for chess/checkers and card games.
Outdoor games, including horseshoes, cornhole, oversized Jenga, washer boards, and tailgate golf.

Rates & Details:
Lodge accommodates 12 guests.
Nightly rate based on 6 guests; each additional guest over the initial 6 incurs a fee of $25 per night.
Children are welcome.
Well-behaved pets allowed at $25 per day per pet (enquire at the time of booking); two large dog kennels provided for outdoor pets during the night.
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Nearby Hill Country river levels vary based on rainfall.
Release of liability form required to be signed.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 20 miles.
The Medina River is 55 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 75 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 35 miles.
The Garner State Park is 35 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 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


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Has a Hot Tub
  • Cleaning fee is $275
  • Guest fee is $25, per day, after 6 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
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  • 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

Hill Country Travel Blog

28 May


Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River halfway between Kerrville and Hunt lies the town of Ingram. This community of about 1,800 people is almost a combo of several towns in its vicinity, in that it’s taken advantage of local resources and has capitalized on them to make it a prime example of a Hill Country town. You’ll find farming and ranching in Ingram, wineries that take advantage of the unique local terroir, attractions linked to recreation on the river, and even a model of Stonehenge!

25 May


Just east of Hunt in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find a marker erected in 2005 that discusses the history of the town and its vicinity. Hunt itself is located 13 miles west of Kerrville, at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River. As the historical marker states, the town of Hunt is the ultimate result of three different communities that were founded in more or less the same place!

16 May


The Hill Country town of Kendalia is near the Guadalupe River, about halfway between Blanco and Boerne as the crow flies. It’s one of the smaller towns in the region; its population has hovered around 100 the past several decades, and when you count the ranchers and rural dwellers in its ZIP code that number increases to about 350. Nonetheless, Kendalia has a fascinating history all its own.

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What guests are saying...

Special location with a lot of love put into it. We very much enjoyed our time there and the eclipse (despite the clouds)! We hope to return.
This a unique and beautiful place, and the owners obviously poured their hearts and imagination into it. It is a fantastic place for a family gathering, but outside visitors are not allowed without making prior arrangements. be sure to negotiate the terms in advance if you want take full advantage of this wonderful space.
A wonderful place to make memories with family or friends! The Lantana Lodge has everything you need to create a vacation worth remembering. Beautiful lodge and artistry throughout the property. Definitely recommend!
R. W. Curington
This Lantana Lodge is a special little nook inset in a wonderful Texas landscape. It is a hunting-style lodge that exudes years of craftsmanship, dedication, and love for the Texas Hill Country. While the lodge does satisfy that hunting-lodge feel, it also retains a romantic feel that will make you never want to leave. If you are looking to submerge yourself into and cultivate the proper Hill Country experience, this is your spot. The property boasts a scenic landscape and includes an indoor wood-burning fireplace, large fishing pond, outdoor games, hot tub, a complete wrap around porch with a grill and tables, and plenty of acreage to feel relaxed and decompress. It is guaranteed that you will have a hard time deciding if you want to stay inside and soak up the ambiance, or go outside and watch the sunset and stars take rise. One thing is for sure: you’ll have a hard time leaving.
The Lantana Lodge was absolutely peaceful and beautiful. It had everything we needed. It was a great escape from the rest of the world for our family over the Thanksgiving Holiday! We felt honored to be able to stay in a place that was created with so much care and artistry.
Our stay was very peaceful and restful. The house is so cool and I love how they shared the history of the home to help you truly appreciate what a special place it is. The property has everything you need to have a great get away. I would note for the bigger fellas out there that you might end up sleeping on the sofa, my husband is 6’ 4” and had a rough time on the bed, we slept in separate rooms so we wouldn’t disturb each other. Haha! Not a big deal, there are so many spots to get shut eye and none of them take away from the experience. ❤️
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