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Review of Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins

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Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins
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Pearland, Texas, USA
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A great place to unplug and unwind.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

Visited Walnut Canyon Cabins with three boys and my wife during Spring Break. Only stayed 2 nights but could have spent many, many more.

David and Laurie have built a cozy retreat located about 10 miles from downtown Fredericksburg, close enough to shop but far enough from the crowds to actually relax and enjoy the Texas Hill Country.

Our cabin was stocked with fresh eggs, sausage, biscuits, muffin mix, juice, basically everything you need for a great start to your day. Feel like breakfast for lunch and dinner? There was enough for that too!

The boys especially enjoyed playing with Zack and Zoey, the resident puppies.

David allowed the boys to test their skills at "catch-a-chicken" and took us on a hiking tour of the entire property since our hiking time at Enchanted Rock was postponed due to overcrowding in the park.

We stayed in the Tree House, which is the newest cabin on the property. Build by David himself, the cabin was much bigger than I envisioned and was perfect for a family of five.

My overall impression is that David and Laurie want you to feel like family when staying at the Walnut Canyon Cabins, which is why we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: All of the cabins have great views and a sense of privacy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

My husband and I were in desperate need of a break from the routine/kids/stress/every day, etc, so we decided to take a long weekend in the Hill Country. We usually do New Braunfels, but decided to try Fredericksburg this time.

We checked out the local B&Bs, but I've never been an B&B fan. My husband stumbled on these cabins on craigslist of all places. So we called and booked a reservation. We got the last cabin for the weekend, calling more than a month in advance! So think ahead, apparently these guys go fast!

We drove in from 87, leaving San Antonio on the Boerne side. We didnt look at a map before leaving and just typed in the address to the GPS. We were a little confused by the directions - you go for several miles down what seems like a private ranch road. But dont be swayed - just keep going. It'll take you a good 15 minutes after leaving the freeway to get there.

However, it's worth it. The view from the backs of the cabins is spectacular - a true hill country treat. It is beautiful, and everything that we came for. The cabins themselves are very cozy and comfortable and clean. Everything you can think of is provided in case you forget. AND they give breakfast. I LOVED the fresh eggs scrambled up with some Grist Mill leftover tenderloin. I'm addicted now. And dont worry - there's coffee too.

There's no cable, or not any i could find. But they do have a pretty good selection of DVDs. You are a fair bit out of town - so be aware of that. It takes 20 minutes or so to get into Fredericksburg. It's a beautiful drive, but still a drive. There's a restaurant right down the road, but it happened to be closed when we were there. So just be aware and plan accordingly. No drinking on that drive.

I would have been completely overjoyed if there had been a heater on the back patio. We managed to go during a cold snap and didnt get to enjoy the view and the stars the way I had wanted since the porch was so cold! But other than that, it was a wonderful stay. I will defintely stay there again, especially when I bring the kids this summer.

For the kids - there are ponies and chickens and the sweetest puppies AND plenty of space for them to explore and not get in trouble. I would feel 100% comfortable just letting them play outside. You can't say that for most B&Bs and hotels. It's like a built in babysitter!

Room Tip: All the cabins are great. The view from "The Woods" was phenomenal.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Peaster, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

My new husband and I spent our honeymoon in "The Woods" cabin for 4 days and 3 nights. Not NEAR long enough but it could not have been more perfect! Gorgeous view, adorable animals, peace and quiet and the goodies for breakfast were the perfect touch! And YUMMY! (Farm fresh eggs, sausage, biscuits, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, etc!) Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just wanting to get away from it all, you will not find a better place owned by better people...ANYWHERE! Laurie and David, you two are truly a gift from God!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stayed two nights in "The Woods" cabin, wish we could have stayed two weeks.

David is a wonderful host and the creator, builder, designer of the 4 cabins.

Farm fresh eggs from his chicken house are in every cabin, along with biscuits, pancake mix, coffe, tea, sausage and other goodies for breakfast.

Two very friendly puppy dogs, Zack & Zoey, will great you in the morning or when you return from a day trip to Texas wine country.

It is very quiet in the morning so sleeping until 10 am is no problem. Cabins are warm and comfortable, the view is beautiful, the stars are night are breath taking.

Oh and bring a camera for wildlife shots, deer, cardinals, llamas, lambs, ponies, horses, etc... all in a 15 min drive of the cabin!

Room Tip: All 4 cabins can be used as a couples get away or for a young family of 4. Contact David for more in...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

My husband and I took a weekend getaway and stayed at Walnut Canyon Cabins. I let my husband take care of booking the cabins and didn't know what to expect. I was delightfully and extremely impressed. The cabins were very clean and new with beautiful views. The kitchen was stocked with exactly what we needed for our weekend stay including coffee and fresh brown eggs. David and Laurie are extremely friendly and make you feel at home. It was very quiet and peaceful. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

My girlfriend Christi and I went there during Thanksgiving week to get away from the busy Houston life for a day or two....We stayed in "the Woods" cabin and could not have been more pleased with the cabin, the view or the hospitality! Very clean, very quiet and the fresh farm eggs in the fridge were the perfect touch. We plan on coming back to visit Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins until we have stayed at all three cabins (one more was in construction!) then we will start over again! Close enough to Fredricksburg, Texas, but far enough away as well.
Thanks to David and his Family for a wonderful place to get away!
God Bless!

Room Tip: After seeing the Cabins, We recommend "The Woods" for first timers. Great views off the b...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

David and Laurie,

Thanks again for the great hospitality. We were looking for the perfect get away to spend
our 30th wedding anniversary. Wow, did we find it. The Look Out cabin was perfect and the
views were spectacular. Spending lots of time at the nearby vineyards and the Alamo Springs
Cafe was great but couldn't wait to get back to the cabin. We will be back with the family!!!

Thanks again, Rory and Laura - Corpus Christi Texas

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins
Address: 503 Deer Road, Fredericksburg, TX
Location: United States > Texas > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Fredericksburg
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded, fully furnished guest cabins with a magnificent hilltop view. All the peace and quiet you can stand. Totally self contained. You won't want to leave!! ... more   less 

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