• BEDS: 2

The Nest Cabin Resort - Cardinal Cabin #6


Property Description

What's on your checklist for the ideal Hill Country vacation? Is overall location important to you, or a list of amenities and activities available? Do you value privacy, but would still like the opportunity to meet new people? The Cardinal Cabin in the Nest Cabin Resort hits the sweet spot, bringing all those factors together for an amazing vacation getaway! It's close to Pipe Creek and Bandera, as well as popular local parks and rivers, in a private setting that also allows for socializing!

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.

We'd like to point out from the get-go that each cabin at The Nest Cabin Resort comfortably accommodates up to three people. However, it's important to note that this is a good-sized resort, and there are several vacation cabin rentals available here! If you're looking for great kid-friendly Hill Country lodging for a larger group, please contact us for more information on space options and booking availability.

The big red barn at The Nest is not only a beloved local landmark, but it serves as a welcoming centerpiece to your Hill Country escape! The cabins at the resort are arranged in a staggered diagonal pattern for a specific reason: to allow privacy to guests when they want it. The Cardinal Cabin has its own shaded porch with comfy outdoor furniture that are just perfect for sipping coffee in the morning. Mountainous Hill Country views surround the entire resort, and the Cardinal Cabin even faces west for a good look at those vivid and colorful sunsets!

Along with privacy whenever you'd like it, you'll also have the chance to mingle and meet your fellow travelers at The Nest! The resort has fun, conversation-encouraging meeting spaces like a pavilion with multiple picnic tables and a crystal-clear and refreshing swimming pool. Strike up a game of cornhole (bags), bring your footballs and frisbees and take advantage of the big grassy field in front of the cabins, or try your hand at precision axe throwing! (axe throwing is at your own risk and The Nest does not supply axes) We invite out guests to enjoy themselves, but do to so responsibly; a signed release of liability is required, both for your protection and ours. Smokers are welcome, but are asked to keep it outside.

Natural light accents the airy and light woodwork inside the Cardinal Cabin, and AC, heating, and ceiling fans keep the interior space just right all year round. You'll have a roomy and plush king-sized bed and futon, and a full bath with a big and immaculate shower stall-and clean bed and bath linens are provided, too. The full kitchen features a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and sink, along with dishes, silverware, and cups, and you can kick back and relax on both traditional and bar-style seating. Tech and entertainment extras include local-channel TV .

Whatever amenities and extras are most important to you for your Hill Country vacation, the Cardinal Cabin in The Nest Cabin Resort will satisfy your checklist! Book this fun and relaxing escape with Backroads Reservations today!

Accommodation Features:

The Cabin
Elegant King-sized bed
Full-sized futon with complementary bedding
Well-appointed kitchenette complete with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker
Comprehensive set of dishes, silverware, and cups
Bathroom featuring a spacious shower
Split mini AC and heating system for personalized comfort
Ceiling fan for additional ventilation
All bed and bath linens provided
Exclusive private parking spaces
Designated smoking areas outside only

Captivating mountain views
Television with local channels
Expansive pavilion offering numerous picnic tables
Cornhole (bags) game for leisure
Standard coffee maker for your convenience
Pavilion area furnished with picnic tables
Communal swimming pool with abundant seating

Rates and Detailed Information
Eclipse prices are calculated based on maximum occupancy
Nightly rate applies for 2 guests
Complimentary stay for children under 2
Community WIFI available; signal strength may vary, and streaming may not be possible on your mobile or streaming device
Third guest incurs a fee of $20 per day
Children are welcome
Pets are not allowed
Hiking permitted
Opportunities for wildlife viewing
Strict prohibition on the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
Hill Country river and lake water levels are contingent on rainfall
Release of liability is mandatory

Approximate distance
Frio River: 65 miles
Medina River: 10 miles
Guadalupe River: 30 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 45 miles
Garner State Park: 55 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 20 miles

Pipe Creek
The natural splendor of the Texas Hill Country is on full display in this handsome little town! It's surrounded by a nature preserve, a high-in-the-hills winery, and their locally-famous pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. After you go antiquing, you can cut a rug at Pipe Creek's renowned dance hall!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Pool
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
  • One Night Fee is $20
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Veranda
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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