• BEDS: 2

Slowpoke Cabin on Turtle Creek

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

The Hill Country is famous for its water recreation, and the Slowpoke Cabin near Kerrville is an amazing location for it! This fantastic waterfront guest house is not only right on the banks of Turtle Creek, but the tubing, kayaking, and swimming of the Guadalupe River is only a ten-minute drive from here. When you consider its peaceful country setting with tons of luxurious extras, all just 15 miles from downtown Kerrville, there's no question you've got a winner for your Hill Country escape!

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.

Did we mention your private dock? Yep, it's right there on Turtle Creek, and there's even a kayak and paddle boat you can use to explore its waters. Test your angling skills off the dock, or enjoy a conversation and a snack around the riverside fire pit. While there's plenty to enjoy your backyard, keep in mind the water-based adventure and fun of the Guadalupe River is a short trip away.

A big limestone patio gives overlooks the creek, and it's luxuriously equipped with cushioned outdoor furniture. Enjoy a game of cornhole (bags) or badminton, and rustle up some hearty BBQ on the charcoal grill. There's a second fire pit on the patio (this one's propane), and there's even an outdoor shower for post-creek cleanup. This kid- and pet-friendly location is great for wildlife watching and stargazing, too! Smoking's allowed, but outside only.

Inside this fine waterfront rental, it's light and airy, with rustic wood floors and accents. The two bedrooms come with queen-sized beds, and there's a full bath with a shower/tub combo off the master bedroom. With a pull-out that's perfect for a child, there's sweet slumber space for up to five people. There's a second full bathroom, this one with a shower stall, and fresh linens are provided for bed and bath. You'll find a full kitchen, complete with modern appliances, cooking and serving ware, and a handy laundry room, as well. Two TVs (Roku) on site, and there's also Wifi Internet and good cell service; there's even a laptop-friendly work area!

We're proud to invite our visitors to experience the Slowpoke Cabin for themselves! No matter what draws you to the Hill Country, a stay here will make your getaway a fun and memorable experience. Book this amazing guest home with Backroads Reservations today!

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

Accommodation: The House
Master bedroom with queen bed
Master bathroom with a shower/tub combo
Second bedroom with queen bed
Second bath with a shower
Living area with a couch, chair, and television
Couch suitable for a child only
Fully equipped kitchen with island seating, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven with a range top, microwave, regular coffee pot
All pots, pans, dishes, flatware, cutlery, utensils, and glasses provided
Dedicated workspace in the second bedroom

Private dock
Paddleboat and kayak available
Gas firepit on the patio
Regular firepit by the creek
Cornhole and badminton games
Birding, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing
Two TVs (ROKU)
Wi-Fi internet
2 DVD players
Water filtration system
Washer and dryer
Charcoal grill

Eclipse prices are based on maximum occupancy
House sleeps five guests, with one being a small child
Rental rate is based on 2 guests
Children under 2 stay free
Extra guest fee is $20/guest/day after 2 guests
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer-term stays
Event and holiday weekends may have a three-night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain
Release of liability required
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy
All houses on the Backroads website are requested to book for the 2024 eclipse. We reserve the right to accept or deny the reservation at the time of booking.

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 70 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 60 miles
Garner State Park: 65 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

This is home to the nationally-renowned festivals celebrating folk music, Celtic heritage, and the Texas arts and crafts. Nestled among beautiful natural parks, Kerrville also features wineries, breweries, and an amazing array of local restaurants. There's even a museum dedicated to the work of Western American artists!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Groceries
  • Kayak Canoe
    Kayak Canoe
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

We loved this place for us and our active elementary age kids. Plenty to do with a kayak, pedal boat, camp fire, hammock, corn hole, badminton, and a great back patio. 2 bathrooms was a plus and 2 bedrooms. The kitchen was really well stocked with kitchen items plus a few food items that were surprises. We love the location of only 20 minutes to get to Kerrville and the River Trail. It is a quiet small river with only us on it the whole time. Plenty of games to play inside too.
We loved this little place so much! The property is just as described, and the pictures don’t do it justice. We are a family of 4 with 2 under 3. The AC units kept us cool in the 100 degree weather, so don’t be too weary of the property not having central AC if you’re coming when it’s warm out. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need to cook on your trip. The most amazing part of this rental is the back of the property. It’s well kept, well lit and the perfect place to relax and fish, grill, look at stars and make s’mores! 10/10 would recommend!
We had an absolute wonderful time! The kids loved the paddle boat and we loved visiting by the fire pit and the ducks and the beauty! There were a million stars and a telescope to see them all! Love love love it there!
Wow! Right on the creek with access to the water within a few steps. This is a great find! Looking forward to staying again in during warmer temps.
My son, myself, and our lab really enjoyed this place! I love sitting outside with my dog and we did that quite a bit. The view looking towards the creek during the day is beautiful and the blanket of stars at night is perfect! The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. The house is cute and very clean.
This was an amazing stay and extremely well equipped accommodations. I would highly recommend this cabin. Excellent hosts & a truly wonderful experience.
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