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360 Pr 3850, Utopia, TX 78884
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Utopia
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Utopia River Retreat is set on 22 acres along the Sabinal River in Utopia, Tx. Set in the heart of the Sabinal and Frio River Canyons, we are centrally located to both Lost Maples State Natural Area and Garner State Park. Just 20 min either direction. We have 6 one bedroom cabins, 3 two bedroom cabins and a 5 bedroom area home called the Fortress on the property with a Wedding / Party Venue. In addition to our on-site accommodations we also have additional managed properties in the area available. The Wellington Creekside Lodge (a 4 bedroom house with a private pool and hot tub) and The Country Cottage (a 2 bedroom house).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fishing
Patio
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Tennis court offsite
Kids pool
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Kristi M wrote a review May 2022
Dallas, Texas23 contributions3 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in the Arrowhead cabin over Memorial Day for a hill country getaway with friends & their children who were staying in the Tomahawk cabin and 2 of the RV spots (16 of us in total; 8 adults/8 kids aged 2-10). I would recommend Utopia River Retreat for couples, groups of friends, and families who are looking for a quiet getaway with comfortable accommodations. Despite no water in the Sabinal River behind the property, we managed to have plenty of fun! Our group spent one afternoon at the pool on property, one day at Garner State Park, and every night on the covered deck at Utopia River Retreat enjoying the breeze and cypress trees blowing in the wind. We had group meals and play time on the deck, and everyone enjoyed exploring the riverbed and old trees. Arrowhead is the perfect location at the River Retreat - the covered deck on one side and the pool on the other. The cabin was perfect for the 2 of us - comfortable king bed, soft sheets, nice sized great room kitchen/living/dining, and water pressure in the shower! The kitchen has plenty of cookware/cutlery and a full size fridge. In the mornings, we enjoyed coffee on the covered deck overlooking the trees and river bed. We used the charcoal grill near the pavilion to cook most of our meals - which was perfect for our large group. The Retreat managers were very responsive to my questions via email, and provided contactless check in when we arrived after hours.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Sam C wrote a review Jul 2021
Carrollton, Texas488 contributions75 helpful votes
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Very nice location and great rates. We stayed here to visit the Frio River for our first time and it was perfect. We were about 20 minutes east of the river and still able to get a cabin even though we booked late. The swimming pool is a nice feature - clean and comfy. We stayed at the Hideout which was perfect for our needs. The back porch looks right over the small creek behind it. You could get in the clear clean water if you liked but not deep enough to really swim in. There are some local deer that roam around the area and the place is very secluded and quiet from any noise or crowds. Utopia is a very small town so be sure you bring food to eat and snacks. There is a local grocery store but not open after daytime hours. There is one cafe to eat at with typical texas style food - serves all meals. The kitchen is well kept but no dishwasher but not much of an issue. There is a large AC wall unit for the whole cabin and ceiling fans with some stand up fans that really help keep the place cool. No ice maker but there are ice trays. Be sure to bring charcoal if you want to cook on the grill outside - they sell firewood and you can find some small wood pieces for a fire at night but not enough for grilling. There is really no place to fish even though they state that on the listing. Has wifi in the cabin that you can connect to with your phone but not very fast. They do not clean your cabin while you are there so you make beds and clean dishes as needed. Cell service is very spotty in this part of the state. Would go back if we were stay in this area again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Like this cabin being right by the creek.
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Lisa wrote a review Mar 2021
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We spent 2 nights and it was so enjoyable and relaxing! We brought our little Shih Tzu and she so enjoyed just sitting on the porch with us and watched the birds and wildlife. Hope to get back there soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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927donaldv wrote a review Mar 2021
San Antonio, Texas159 contributions75 helpful votes
I wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in the Kickapoo Cabin. It was wonderful, cozy, and relaxing. Just a good time and much-needed R & R.Thanks again for a wonderful place to spend time by the river, Don & Yvonne
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Rhyno wrote a review May 2020
Odem, Texas3 contributions
Such a beautiful place, nice and quiet. The people are very nice and helpful. Many renovations to the cabins and grounds for a comfortable getaway. Utopia area is very nice year round. I hate to submit this review for wanting to keep it hidden, but these people deserve the business.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Scenic404967 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had my son's wedding here, The party barn served as a great place for our Friday night dinner party and then for the wedding reception on Saturday night. Great staff - had everything we needed and were very accommodating. The wedding was down by the river and was great. Weather was a bit chilly but not bad for February. They had heaters available so that was very much appreciated. The fortress house was great for 5 adults and 6 kids and cabins were comfortable for a number of guests. The kids had so much fun with room to run around and play. Karyn is the best to work with!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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927donaldv wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas159 contributions75 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from a wonderfully relaxing weekend. The cabin was very nice and the Sabinal River is beautiful If you are looking to disconnect this is the place. We enjoyed the river and the fire pit. It is amazing how relaxing a fire can be.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Thje cabins all are near the river
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Response from UtopiaRR, Manager at Utopia River Retreat
Responded Feb 6, 2020
We loved having you two stay with us. I am so glad you were able to experience the "peace" of Utopia! Looking forward to your next visit. - Karyn
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Townie789 wrote a review Aug 2018
Bryan, Texas34 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a weekend here for a quick get away before the craziness of fall schedules set in. The cabins are equipped with literally everything you could need to be totally self-sufficient including cooking equipment, plates, glasses, silverware, coffee maker, pots, pans, etc. In addition, Karyn (property manager) emailed the few extra things we needed to bring (coffee, extra towels for the river/pool) and was SUPER responsive to all questions I had. I was also very impressed with the cleanliness of everything in the cabin from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bath. Loved the porch on our cabin that faced the river where we had coffee both days. Wish we had had time to use the fire pit! (Firewood is available for purchase on site.) We will DEFINITELY stay here again on our next visit to Utopia!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rose C. wrote a review May 2018
San Antonio, Texas3 contributions
Awesome cabins. It had everything you need to cook with. So clean and relaxing. This place has now become our family getaway location. The people are so nice and the local food is delicious. The pool and grounds are beautifully kept. Fresh towels and the fridge worked great. The cabins are far away enough from the other guests to allow for more privacy. Totally recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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elvamh wrote a review May 2018
San Antonio, Texas10 contributions
I went with my husband and our two dogs and we all had a wonderful time. The cabins were cozy and comfortable. It was a short drive from Garner state park so we also got to go there for some hiking. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Utopia River Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Utopia River Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Utopia Texas (0.6 miles) and Sabinal Canyon Museum (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Utopia River Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Utopia River Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Utopia River Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Utopia River Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Utopia River Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Utopia River Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Utopia.
Are pets allowed at Utopia River Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.