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Gruene River Outpost Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels, TX 78130   |  
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Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
“Had a great time...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I along with our two sons and a grandson stayed here for three days in July, 2012. As they had said in their ads, it isn't fancy...but it was just fine for what we needed. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean...the full kitchen was more than adequate and the appliances were full-size and functional. The grounds were neatly kept, the pool gave our grandson lotsa fun, the location was fantastic for our shopping, eating, a visit to Natural Bridge Caverns, and Two Ton Tuesday reveling. The river was slower than we've experienced before...can't fault the owners for that...but the tube rentals on the premises were convenient and being able to get out right in front of our lodgings was great. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. I think that the complainers haven't read the advertising or spent too much time in their rooms instead of using them for a lift-off base. AND we have stayed in five star hotels that didn't give us enough towels...the maids were right on. We'd come back again...no doubt.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Deer Park, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Was pleased by the location to the surrounding area, but that was it. There was a rainstorm when we stayed so I awoke to a leak, got out of bed to assess the leak and fell because of the tile floors. The crack in the roof was over a foot and a half wide and was dripping just 3-4 feet from the bed. Also had my Chi flat iron taken from the room by maidservice. When informed of the both the office could have cared less. I WILL NOT stay here again and we frequent New Braunfels 1-2 times a year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This was our second stay at this wonderful place sitting on a picturesque point of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas. Our room was fantastic and we had a wonderful view of the river and chose to drink our coffee every morning on our porch. I loved this place so much that I invited to more families to stay with us this trip, they all loved there rooms. Our rooms were clean and well maintained. Our shower pressure was great. The beds and pills were very comfortable. We never saw any insects or bugs in our rooms! We are planning our next trip back!! Thanks for another wonderful stay!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great family vacation to this lodge. Staff very friendly and super location. Wish I could take the view with me back to Houston. My kids stayed outdoors the entire time. Pool, river, basketball courts, and picnics outside under their beautiful pecans trees, it really entertained my crew. We will go back!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed in room 154, if you get that room look in the bathroom and make sure the holes in drywall around light switch and shower head are fixed...crickets are in walls and infest your room through those. The kids had a great time in the pool with slide and we did float to the room ($15 a person with our own tubes?!) Really could be great but you can't use your bathroom or sleep at night so....

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The past two summers I stayed at the Lodge for long weekend with friends. To me, the location is perfect and getting tubes to float the Guadalupe River could not be easier or more convenient. The tube rental staff is extremely nice. However, they are in desperate need of an extermination service in their rooms. The bathroom in our room had crickets coming out of the vent in the ceiling CONSTANTLY. We counted over 35 crickets in the bathroom over the course of our two night stay. We could not shower because the crickets fell from the ceiling while you were in there, and using the restroom was a constant struggle to avoid a cricket falling on your head.

I understand this is not a 5 star hotel and do not expect it to be. Hey, you're floating the river, it's a place to sleep when you're not lounging outside. But the bug issue was extremely excessive. If you have to keep the bathroom door shut with a towel underneath it while you're sleeping, I think there's a problem. Also, after being in the room for one day, we ran out of toilet paper and it took the staff over an hour to bring us more. The front desk staff was not very friendly when we called about the toilet paper.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This place is wayyyy overpriced for what you get. Your high nightly rate really does not get you much but a stay in a moldy, dirty, and bug infested rooms. The grills are rusted out, the "kitchen" is worse than any college dorm room, and then you have to pay another 20 dollars to float the river. I do not understand why management or the owner does not reinvest/remodel the accommodations. I hope the owner reads this website and takes some pride in his investment.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gruene River Outpost Lodge

Address: 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Location: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
Hotel Class:2 star — Gruene River Outpost Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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