• BEDS: 7

River Bend Hideaway on Medina

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Get ready for a true Texas Hill Country experience! This 10 acre property is located just East of Medina Texas on the Medina River, one of the most majestic parts of the Hill Country. The cabin can accommodate up to 13 guests with everything you need for a great getaway including high speed internet. From the cabin you can stroll down to the creek for a swim or fish to your heart's content. There is plentiful wildlife and a variety of birds to view as you hike all across the property. Heading back to the house relax under the covered front porch or relax inside and view nature through the large glass windows.

The cabin has three bedrooms and two full baths. The master has a king bed, the second bedroom two full beds and the third bedroom has a queen bed and a bunkbed with a double bed on the lower bunk and a single bed on the upper bunk. There is a very large shower in the master bath and the second bath also has shower. The fully equipped kitchen flows into the open dining area with a dining table that seats four and the living room with satellite TV and relaxing leather couches, one of which is a queen sleeper sofa. The washer and dryer are in the laundry room just off the kitchen, a charcoal grill is conveniently situated outside and the front porch is a great spot to just catch the breeze and watch the world go by. The cabin has central heat and air as well as ceiling fans throughout the house, covered parking if needed, all bed and bath linens are provided and you'll have good cell service.

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 orchards here earned Medina the title of "Apple Capital of Texas," but there's more here than that! Ride the challenging Twisted Sisters Motorcycle Trail through the Hill Country, or take a more relaxing tube ride down the Medina River. Get your fill of satisfying barbecue and other American fare during your visit, too!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

The Cabin
Master bedroom with king bed and satellite TV  
Work station desk in master
Master bath with shower, sinks and large closet
Second bedroom with two full beds
Third bedroom with a double lower/single upper bunk beds
Second bath with a shower
Dining area with seating for four
Living room with 2 couches, one of which is a sleeper sofa
Island and bar stools
Kitchen equipped with oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker (Kuerig and regular), blender, mixer, toaster
All pot, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, baking sheets, dishes and glasses provided
Washer and dryer
Satellite TV
WIFI with internet and good cell service

Front porch with seating for four guests
Side covered porch with seating for 4 guests
700 feet of private access to clear Medina River for swimming and fishing
Guests must bring their own river towels
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Charcoal grill

Rates and Details
Rental rate based on 4 guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 4 guests
Maximum of 13 guests
Children welcome
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
Cleaning fee is $125
Smoking outside only
No hunting permitted on the property
No ATVs, discharging of firearms or fireworks allowed


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Dinner Not Available
    Dinner Not Available
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • 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
  • Festivals
  • Winery Tours
    Winery Tours
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic


We were looking for a secluded place where our family could get in some much-needed R & R while continuing to socially distance, and this place fit the bill. The private river access is beautiful, and we spent as much time as we could hanging out in the water or lazing on the shore. There are soaring cypress trees, and we were able to hang a hammock in the shade. You can drive down to the river in just a couple of minutes or make the short (lovely) walk. We saw so many deer but no other people during our entire 4-day visit. The back porch is such a great place to hang out, and we also enjoyed the fire pit. The kitchen was adequate for cooking, although the dishwasher was on the fritz while we were there. Beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of space to spread out. Our 12-year-old has already asked when we can go back!