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Gruene River Outpost Lodge

1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Gardendale, Texas
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I came to New Braunfels for our 1yr wedding anniversary and we stayed at this lodge. Place needs to be updated and needs basic necessities in the rooms! Great location next to the Guadalupe river. The Bullfrog tube company they have on site is higher in the price than others in the area. Was some false advertisement... More 

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Datil, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The location of this place could not be beat! But when I made the reservation I asked about tubing (toobin') on the river because of the recent flooding in the area. I was told there was no problem, the cost was $18, must be cash and it was located right there on the grounds. Turns out the Guadalupe River was... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have enjoyed the Gruene River Outpost for annual reunions for well over ten years. The location is right on the Guadalupe River with large, well kept grounds interspersed with enormous pecan trees and is very peaceful. It is a perfect place for friends or family to gather in an environment surrounded by fun activities associated with New Braunfels, Gruene... More 

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Colleyville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have been staying at the Gruene River Outpost Lodge each year for over 15 years. There have been a few ownership changes during that time and the new owners are pumping some money into the property (several rooms and the pool were under renovations). We had several rooms in our party and the remodels/updates had already begun. We keep... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a regular visitor over many years I have seen The Gruene River Outpost have its ups and downs. On our latest visit we were delightfully surprised at the improvements being made under new ownership. Our room and been freshly painted, floors updated, new shower enclosure, new television with satellite, and there were many signs of exterior upgrades as well.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great location for a larger group to spend time together, over looks the river and has large community spaces. Right across the street from river rafting/tubing outfit so no driving required. Slowly being renovated by the new owners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow, the new owners have updated the rooms. New floors, paint, flat screen tv. Very clean. It is much improved over last year. They have tube rentals and a great riverside location. Plan on bringing family back for a weekend later this year!!!!!!

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Ahmadi, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Gruene River Outpost lodge is just off the beaten track from I-35, behind all the highway hotels, in an idyllic little spot on the river where you can find relaxation and plenty of green for sore eyes. The management and staff there are rebuilding this site and are very accommodating and hospitable. Charles, in charge of the reconstruction, initiates... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Yes, this place is rustic, BUT, it is filthy and is a dump. It is outrageously overpriced. No one ever came to clean our room. We checked in and were greeted in our room by a live lizard, live and dead roaches, and a cracked toilet seat. They did not replace the toilet seat, but did repair it with tape.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night over Labor Day and it was one night too many. Location is great, but if I could have simply pitched a tent on the grounds, it would have been a better stay. Room was dirty and very outdated. Toilet was loose and moved around. Floors and walls were filthy and the pool looked like a lab experiment... More 

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