My family and I stayed at the Hideout on the Horseshoe from June 9-11,2006 for a weekend at the Guadalupe River and other San Marcos fun spots. This new resort/cabins are absolutely breathtaking and has the most gorgeous view to the river and the hill country. However, with the nice rooms and beautiful views come with the negatives. First of all, there are no plates, utensils, or daily housekeeping and NO PHONES! If you want to call for towels, blankets or what suits your fancy, you must use your cell phone and expect to wait a while once you actually reach someone to get the needed items. While we were there, there was some rowdy young kids that kept us up ALL night. Our back patio joined with 2 other cabins and there really was no privacy. We did use one of the bar-b-que pits that they had as it seemed that others wanted it too. So if you have one, bring it. They offer a free food buffet and live music on Saturdays and that was ok. The resort does have a shuttle that will pick you up and take you to the river and give you tubes-of course for a fee, but the free service was nice.The food line was huge and a little slow as they only had 2 people working the food line. Music was a 1 man show. It was good though. Country of course, your in Texas!
Our room was a loft and I must say the stairs were quite steep! I almost fell myself. If you have back problems or just a little slow to step, do not get this room. Our cabin was pretty and fairly new. The new wood smell is still there . All in all, I would go again to San Marcos, but would skip the fancy cabin for a more family friendlyplace to save me some headaches. For the price of the place I was just expecting some basic housekeeping- like clean towels and coffee supplies. I give to 3 ***