• BEDS: 7

River Bend Hideaway on Medina

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Property Description

If you're looking for a beautiful place where a large group can enjoy the best the Hill Country has to offer, we've got the perfect kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and budget-friendly family weekend getaway! The River Bend Hideaway is right on the Medina River, where you'll have private access to the tubing, fishing, and swimming this area's famous for. This countryside roost is also close to great towns like Bandera and Medina, so you'll be close to great food, shopping, night life, and events!

There's space here to accommodate up to 13 guests, but this spacious home is perched on ten gorgeous Hill Country acres, so everyone will have plenty of elbow room! It's easily one of the best guest houses in the Bandera area, a waterfront cabin getaway loaded with amenities and extras, all in a rural setting that's relaxing and exciting all at the same time. The grounds are ideal for wildlife watching, hiking, and stargazing, too!

The River Bend Hideaway has two shaded porches, both with comfy outdoor furniture, where you can rest and savor views of the mountainous countryside and the nearby Medina River. The charcoal grill on-site allows you to test your BBQ skills; there's nothing like a hearty meal after a day on the river! While bed and bath linens are included during your stay, your hosts at River Bend ask that guests bring their own towels for use on the river. If there are smokers in your crew, they're allowed to light up, but outside only, please.

Gleaming light and dark woodwork makes the interior shine, along with plenty of natural light. There's an enormous living area and dining area, a bar island with stools, and a generously equipped kitchen, including a washer and dryer alcove right next to the kitchen. Cutlery, glasses, cookware and serving ware for your meals are included, too! Both full bathrooms in the home have showers, and the three bedrooms with seven plush and restful beds provide great sleeping arrangements for up to a baker's dozen. Ceiling fans, and central air and heating throughout the home, guarantee a comfortable indoor environment. There are satellite TVs in the master bedroom and living area, Wifi Internet service is available, and cell phone coverage in the area is good, too.

Call Backroads Reservations today to book this popular Hill Country vacation retreat! You'll get riverside luxury and extras at great and affordable rates.

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

The Cabin:
Master bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed, equipped with satellite TV.
Master bath featuring a shower, sinks, and a large closet.
Workstation desk within the master bedroom for added convenience.
Second bedroom equipped with two full beds.
Third bedroom featuring a queen bed and a bunk bed.
Second bath furnished with a shower.
Dining area with seating for four guests.
Living room adorned with two couches, including a sleeper sofa.
Kitchen equipped with an oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, both Kuerig and regular coffee makers, blender, mixer, toaster, and a complete set of pots, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, baking sheets, dishes, and glasses; inclusive of an island and bar stools.

700 feet of private access to the clear Medina River for swimming and fishing.
Satellite TV and WIFI with reliable internet and good cell service.
Washer and dryer facilities available.
Front porch seating for four guests and a side covered porch with seating for 4 guests.
Wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking opportunities.
Charcoal grill and firepit for outdoor activities.
Note: Guests are required to bring their own river towels.
Carport for covered parking.
Crystal clear river access for swimming and fishing.
Wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking are prevalent, with a deer feeder attracting diverse wildlife.

Rates and Details:
Eclipse pricing structured around maximum occupancy.
Additional guest fee of $25 per day after the initial 4 guests, with a maximum allowance of 13 guests.
Warm welcome extended to children.
Acceptance of pets, with a limit of 2 pets, subject to a pet fee of $25 per day, per pet.
Potential pet fee discounts for extended stays; restrictions on size and accommodations apply.
Strict policy against pets on leather couches and a requirement for crating when the home is unattended.
Smoking permitted only in outdoor areas.
Prohibition of hunting on the property, along with the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Note: The property relies on a water well system; bottled water is recommended.
Reservation terms may be adjusted within 5 days of local event announcements.
Events and holiday weekends may necessitate a three-night minimum stay requirement.
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes vary based on rainfall.
Note: This property has a non-standard cancellation policy.
All properties on the Backroads website are encouraged to reserve for the 2024 eclipse; reservation acceptance or denial is at the discretion of management at the time of booking.

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


  • 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

What guests are saying...

This was perfect for my family of four! This place was very spacious for us, very quiet, and also the host was very accommodating to my schedule. I was able to check in early and late. If you are looking to drink, eat, BBQ, star gaze and be able to have a great nights sleep go here.
My family and I had an amazing time at the cabin, we even talked about coming back in the future because we loved it so much. We loved the atmosphere, the fresh air. The fact that we could literally walk to the river and have an awesome time. It was so quiet and relaxing to be there. A huge plus for us, was the privacy and how homey the cabin felt. The kids did not want to leave, they loved the fact that they could run around outside and it was safe. Oh, they loved how close the deers got to the cabin. We also got to see a few rabbits hoping around. Such a beautiful place to stay at with your family, definitely worth the drive. The host were also so kind and always checking up to make sure we were okay. Definitely felt the happy calm vibes at the cabin! Private note: We appreciate you sharing your beautiful cabin with us. We loved staying there, it’s such a neatly and well kept cabin. Thank you once again for everything.
We were needing to get away for some quiet and relaxing time and this place had it. The house was great and had everything we needed but the location was the best. We walked down to the river and sat on the back porch watching the variety of wildlife that came out to eat the corn that we threw out. Besides the whitetail, we had black buck, axis, wild pigs, and mouflon sheep. We did go for a drive through the hill country and then stopped in town at the apple store and had lunch and brought some delicious apple pie back with us. We will definitely be back when we can stay a little longer.
The house was great!! We accomplished exactly what we wanted to do this weekend....relax and unwind. We enjoyed watching the wildlife running in the fields behind the house. We did drive in the hill country for awhile and stopped at the apple store for lunch and apple pie...great little place. Wish we could have stayed longer but work always calls. Hopefully we can get back down there for some more relaxing times. thanks so much.
Merissa Green
We absolutely loved our stay at the cabin! My little family needed a getaway and change of pace from Covid-life, and the cabin in Medina was just perfect. The enjoyed siting on the porch to watch the wildlife in the mornings and our toddler loved exploring by the river and throwing rocks in the water. The firepit was nice for evening fun too. We took a daytrip over to Lost Maples for the beautiful fall colors. The cabin was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. Think we'll be planning another trip in the spring/summer!
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!
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