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Utopia on the River

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3.0 of 5
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363 County Road 360, PO Box 847, Utopia, TX 78884
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We learned of this beautiful place from a Living Social deal. Unfortunately, we learned the place has been sold and the new owners are not interesting in running the B&B any longer or otherwise we would have made this a yearly escape!! We traveled here with 4 kids, ages 10-14, and all loved this place! There is plenty of entertainment... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Utopia otR via a Living Social deal. We have an infant, and two elementary aged kids, and wanted to have a change of scenery that didn't require too much traveling. UotR was just right for us. We booked rooms 8 & 9 so that everyone could get good rest, but we could stay up with the big kids... More 

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utopialodge, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The river this year has definitely been amazing this year, I am so glad everyone was able to enjoy it. We agree this is a little slice of paradise! - Cheryl Russell, Owner More 

League City, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter (11) and I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Houston, and man did we find our own personal retreat here! What a beautiful piece of property and the river flowing through the grounds was just amazing. My daughter actually preferred it to the Frio. Breakfast was awesome, room was just right and the owners/staff... More 

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

I'm so tickled to hear that your daughter preferred our property and the Sabinal River to the Frio! It sounds like you two really had a wonderful time getting away from the buzz of the big city, and I'm glad that you found our lodge to be a comfortable hideaway. And thanks for the suggestion about dinner -- I'll definitely... More 

Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The positives first: location was beautiful, the river so close for those who want to swim is a plus and if you are into walking and finding trails this is the place. The Inn was clean. The negatives: for those of us who were looking for a quiet place to sit and enjoy nature and read a book - it... More 

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

First off, I'd like to apologize if you didn't have the restful escape that you were after, Colette. We are a full-service bed and breakfast in the middle of our busy season, and with that, there's inevitably going to be people and noise around our property. But, I'm sorry if you would have preferred a quieter environment. I'm also bummed... More 

Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Note: Some of the photos on Trip Advisor do not reflect current updates - so don't rely completely on them. Our stay here was wonderful. We traveled here to stay and dine at the Laurel Tree and float the Frio, and we were so glad we did. This is a little gem that you could keep a secret - but... More 

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

You just made my day, Rick! I'm absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us and hope you had fun floating the Frio and enjoying Utopia. Hope to see you back next time you're in need of a quiet getaway! Until then, Cheryl Russell, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice peaceful place. Deer came to feast daily and the humming birds were all over the property. We enjoyed the free breakfast and access to the river was awesome! My husband is an amputee and he was able to get to the edge of the river on his scooter. All in all we had a relaxing couple of days!

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

After all these years, I still can't get over all the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Utopia. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your husband were able to enjoy a couple days relaxing on the riverside and spying on the curious critters that also call this place home. I hope to see you back the next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First timers here but definitely will be back! Very relaxing and close to lots to do. We definitely enjoyed the river and beautiful property! Husband got to see fireflies for the first time! A hidden gem! Can't wait to go back!

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that your first visit was one to remember, Tina. I hope that you and your husband enjoyed relaxing among the natural beauty of Utopia and had some fun chasing the fireflies. I look forward to seeing you two back again soon. Until next time, Cheryl Russell, Owner More 

Refugio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have stayed here a number of times and this time was no less fantastic. A great place to get away to the peace and quiet and away from the everyday grind. If you love the sound and beauty of nature, this is the place for you.

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Karyn J, Owner at Utopia on the River, responded to this review

The natural beauty of Utopia is what's kept me here for so many years, Stacey, so I can totally understand how it keeps drawing you back to us! It's wonderful to hear that you can always count on us to give you the peace and quiet you're looking for on every trip. Until next time, Cheryl Russell, Owner More 

Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We wanted a nice quiet place away from crowds to celebrate our anniversary. Utopia on the River filled the bill. We especially enjoyed having the river close by where we could go and just relax with the soothing sounds of the water rippling over the rocks and the clean fresh air to breathe. The rooms were nice and clean and... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Rooms and property are even better than photos show! Property is secluded and sits on the banks of Sabinal River (check out the waterfall). Our room was updated and very comfortable. Great bed. The pool and hot tub offered a welcomed and relaxing break after a day of hiking (Lost Maples SP is magnificent) and tubing (the Frio is the... More 

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