• BEDS: 6

River Ridge Cabin on the Medina

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

This one's a gem! If you're looking for a roomy vacation rental for up to ten people, all in the setting of a waterfront cabin getaway with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country, well-let us introduce you to the River Ridge Cabin! Everything about this place is generous: the amenities, the roster of things to do (both along the Medina River and in nearby Bandera), the welcoming and comforting space inside, and more. Your family and friends will rave about this hideaway spot for years!

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. We have 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, while witnessing the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

There are plenty of cabins for rent in Bandera County, but none with the room, ambiance, river access, and amenities like you'll find here! This kid-friendly getaway is the perfect spot for your next family gathering, with sleeping room for up to ten people, and entertaining space for more. The River Ridge Cabin offers breathtaking views indoors and out, with its riverside setting and vibrant Hill Country vistas.

Your perch overlooking the banks of the Medina-complete with private river access-provides the perfect setting for tubing, fishing, wildlife watching, and just relaxing. (please note; there are semi-steep rock stairs leading down to the meadow and the river is a 5 minute walk from the house). With an open-air porch, screened-in porch, breezeway, and fire pit gives you almost endless entertainment options, and there's a charcoal grill out back, too. This location is a perfect jumping-off spot for scenic tours of the surrounding Hill Country, and there's covered parking available for several vehicles.

The layout here is unique; the porch divides the cabin into two sections. Up front, there's the comfy living area with a fireplace; a full kitchen; a bedroom with a king-sized bed; and a full bath with a tub/shower combo. In the back, you'll find the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, a full bath with a shower and Jacuzzi tub, and a double bunk bed bedroom. There's restful sleeping space for up to ten guests here, and clean bed and bath linens are provided. The kitchen is generously appointed, and there's even an island bar that seats ten. Rounding out your amenities are a satellite TV and DVD player, a washer/dryer combo, and window AC units and space heaters. While there is Wifi Internet service available, please be aware its strongest in the front section of the cabin.

One call to Backroads Reservations, and you'll soon be enjoying one of the most beautiful riverfront cabins in Bandera! One visit, and you'll want to come back again and again to this peaceful and spacious Medina River hideaway.

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

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

The House
Master bedroom furnished with a King bed
Master bath equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower
Second bedroom furnished with a King bed
Third bedroom featuring two bunk beds (double beds down and twin beds up)
Second bath with a tub and shower combination
Spacious screened porch for leisure and relaxation
Breezeway game area for entertainment
Living room with a fireplace for added comfort
Dining island bar with seating for 10
Fully equipped kitchen featuring a microwave, regular coffee pot, range top and oven, refrigerator, and a toaster
Window units for A/C and portable space heaters in multiple bedrooms

Riverfront location, a 5-minute walk to the water with semi-steep rock stairs that might pose a challenge for young children and the elderly
In-house washer/dryer facilities
Satellite TV with DVD player
Internet access available
A vast meadow leading to the river, with rock stairs leading down to the water
Private river access, ideal for fishing and wildlife/bird viewing
Amenities include a fireplace, charcoal grill, fire pit, and a large covered parking area

Rates and Details
Eclipse pricing structured for maximum occupancy
Maximum accommodation for up to 10 guests
Nightly rate specified for 4 guests, with an extra guest fee of $20 per guest per day after the initial 4 guests
Children are welcomed
Pets are not allowed
Smoking permitted only in outdoor areas
Strict prohibition against discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
Reservation terms may be adjusted within 5 days of local event announcements
Events and holiday weekends may require a three-night minimum stay
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes vary based on rainfall
Note: This property has a non-standard cancellation policy
Encouragement for all properties on the Backroads website to reserve for the 2024 eclipse; reservation acceptance or denial is at the discretion of management at the time of booking.

Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World! With museums, rodeos, horseback riding, motorcycle rallies, and boot-scootin' live music venues, Bandera's got it all for fans of the Hill Country and the Wild West! Celebrate this uniquely American heritage, and take some time for a trip down the scenic Medina River.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget

What guests are saying...

Everything was amazing, extremely clean and very well kept. The views were gorgeous. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. The hosts were very kind, polite and attentive. We loved feeding the deer and walking the property. Bandera is such a cute town with so many activities to enjoy. The house was a perfect location as well. We will definitely be back!
Our family really enjoyed our time at the River Cabin. It was so peaceful sitting out on the back porch in the mornings and watching the deer and birds through the living room windows in the evening. The house layout worked out great for our family, it’s spilt into two hours and gave privacy to the families. Backroads Reservations communicated very well with us and provide tons of information about the area. We will deft be back!
We had a wonderful mini vacation here. The cabin was cozy and welcoming with very lovely decor. We enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife (deer, armadillo, squirrels, and raccoons) come and go across the property. We loved going down to the river and then coming back to relax on the back porch and make s’mores on the fire pit. We couldn’t have had a better time. This was our first time in Bandera. We had takeout from the China Bowl and The Dough Joe. Both were very good. We also went hiking at the Hill Country Natural State Area. It was beautiful. This is a great place for families and an area rich with local history and beautiful landscapes. Our host was great at communicating important information and we loved the extra precautions to ensure that we had a safe stay. We’d love to visit again!
Was a great experience for my boys. Downfall was my parents couldn't experience their grandchildren by the river. We still had fun over the weekend.
Super spacious and comfortable!! It is accurate to say this is a ‘home away from home.’ House is quiet and private from surrounding homes. Watching deer eat corn in the front yard was very peaceful and entertaining! I would love to stay here again next year!
the place is very nice the view is also good stairways a bit steep for older people young maybe not so much but shaded as you go down to the river the kitchen is very spacious for people who like to cook I did like the stove and plenty of room in the refrigerator and pantry of room on the Island great for all of your stuff the house is in a perfect spot to where you can do a 2 and 1/2 hour River Ride walk up to the house grab a bite to eat and if you'd like you can take another 2 and 1/2 hour to the park and drive back to the house the house is about a halfway point perfect we very much enjoyed our stay there