• 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!

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.

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 with king bed and satellite TV  
Master bath with shower, sinks and large closet
Work station desk in master
Second bedroom with two full beds
Third bedroom with a queen and a bunk bed
Second bath with a shower
Dining area with seating for four
Living room with 2 couches, one of which is a sleeper sofa
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
Island and bar stools

700 feet of private access to clear Medina River for swimming and fishing
Satellite TV
WIFI with internet and good cell service
Washer and dryer
Front porch with seating for four guests
Side covered porch with seating for 4 guests
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Charcoal grill
Guests must bring their own river towels
Carport for covered parking
Crystal clear river for swimming and fishing
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Deer feeder with lots of wildlife

Rates and Details
Extra guest fee is $25, per day, after 4 guests
Maximum of 13 guests
Children welcome
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Max two pets and size limit is restricted, message us at time of booking. At no times are pets allowed on leather couches and pets must be crated when the home is unattended
Smoking outside only
No hunting permitted on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Property is on a water well. Bottled water is recommended
Backroads reserves the right to increase the nightly rate and fees within 5 days of all local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 65 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 45 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 28 miles
Garner State Park: 55 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

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...

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!
Great place with access to the Medina and a ton of land , we cooked on the bbq pit and on the fire pit grill. Just a 40-minute drive to Lost Maples. Everything worked well and communication was fast. We had a great time
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