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Lightning Bug Springs - Lodge

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Property Description

*** This property is request to book only - you must inquire about availability prior to booking ***

A great family vacation should have it all: comfortable spaces for relaxation, great location, beautiful views, and pampering amenities, all for a budget-friendly price. Sound like a tall order? The Lodge at the Lightning Bug Springs Retreat brings all these together, and more! The 15-acre Retreat is just outside of Concan in the Texas Hill Country, close to other towns and Garner State Park. It's a peaceful vacation rental with a pool, shared pavilion/picnic area, and sports facility all its own!

The Lodge shares some facilities with other cabins on the Retreat, which collectively was formerly known as the Rockin' River Ranch in Concan. You'll enjoy access to the pavilion, which features a large kitchen, twin charcoal smokers, and shaded picnic area. Beyond the pavilion, you'll find a crystal-clear swimming pool, soccer field, horseshoe pits, tether ball court, a fire pit, and even a special swimmin' hole created in the Dry Frio just for guests at the Retreat. Tubing on the Frio River in Concan, and Garner State Park, are both just short drives away!

The Lodge features a beautiful shaded back deck, complete with rocking chairs, a porch swing, and outdoor lighting. The deck faces the swimming hole, and presents stunning views of the Hill Country beyond. It's a wonderful spot for wildlife watching and peaceful, private relaxation!  You'll also have your own private grill; with that, a full kitchen inside, and the huge kitchen and smokers in the pavilion, the Retreat is a paradise for cooks and grill masters! Smoking's allowed here, but outside only.

The climate-controlled interior of the Lodge is appointed with woodwork and furnishings that create a warm and rustic personality. Cable TV, Wifi, and a delightful fireplace grace the living area, and the full kitchen is decked out with appliances, plentiful counter space, and all the cooking and serving ware you'll need. The three bedrooms feature a king bed and two doubles, and provide lush sleeping accommodations for up to six guests. Two full bathrooms each have a tub and shower combo, and clean bed and bath linens can be provided too.

Treat your family to a special, memorable, and fun Hill Country getaway in the Lodge at the Lightning Bug Springs Retreat! Contact us for booking information at Backroads Reservations today-and ask us about additional rental opportunities here for even larger groups!

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 entire Lightning Bug Springs Retreat sleeps up to 48 guests in multiple cabins. For larger groups, inquire about availability**

The Lodge
Bedroom with a King bed
2nd bedroom with double bed
3rd bedroom with double bed
Master bath with a tub shower combo
Second bath with a tub shower combo
Open kitchen, dining and living room area
Fully equipped kitchen with regular coffee maker, range top, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
Kitchen equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans
Large dining table
Living area with two couches and two chairs  
Central air and heat
Smart TV with satellite
Washer & dryer

Amenities (some may be shared)
15 acres to hike/explore
Waterfront property with large swimming hole
Swimming pool (seasonal)
Large fire pit
Volleyball net, horse shoes, soccer goals
Outdoor pavilion with kitchen and charcoal BBQ pit smoker
Rock smoker
Covered patio with seating
Outdoor lighting
Cell service
Swimming & catch & release fishing

Rates & Details
The minimum age to rent the house is 25 years old
The house sleeps 6 guests
Nightly rate is based on 4 guests
Each addition guest is $ 25 each, per night
Well behaved pets $50/day (limit 2, must be approved)
Pets must be leashed at all times when outside, kenneled when alone inside
Cleaning fee is $ 175
Security deposit $250
Events must be pre-approved. Fees apply
Smoking outside only
Non-standard cancellation policy. No refunds given within 30 days of check in
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

About Concan
The Frio River carves its way through this pretty little town, which makes it a perfect setting for
horseback riding, hiking, bat-watching and wildlife spotting. Ride a tube or a kayak down the river, visit Mount
Old Baldy in nearby Garner State Park, and grab a bite and brew in one of Concan's restaurants and night spots.

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 5 miles
Medina River: 60 miles
Guadalupe River: 90 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 15 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 55 miles


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic