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Gruene River Hotel & Retreat
Ranked #3 of 12 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 9, 2012

hotel good,staff very friendly.and the rooms OMG JUST BRILLIANT,all on a theme.
breakfast is served only from 8.30 til 9.30..they do expect you to all dine at 8.30,but is was great food. pool very small but ok,gardens down to river are gorgeous,we saw turtles and cormarants.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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grueneapple, Manager at Gruene River Hotel & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind comments! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Gruene Apple B & B, and we hope to see you again when next you're in our area!

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife and I decided to stay at the Gruene Apple Bed and Breakfast based on the recommendation of one of our close friends who recently stayed there. So, we decided to book a stay the weekend of 10/12-10/14/12. There is a two night minimum on weekends. We arrived early Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted with a smile and welcome to our weekend stay away from home. Check in was quick and easy. The Gruene Apple has 14 separate rooms that are individually decorated in a unique theme (i.e. The Broken Arrow, Wild West, and The Big Apple, to name a few). Each room has either a queen or king size bed with separate shower/tub, private access to a balcony, and various other in room amenities. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room we booked which was the Big Apple . This bed and breakfast was very nicely decorated in all common areas. It has a separate library, game room, private theater, dining room and kitchen for all guests staying there. The most spectacular part about staying at the Gruene Apple was the unbelievable gourmet breakfast that is prepared each morning by the owners of this establishment. What a great part of this trip. All in all, we had a very memorable and relaxing time while staying at the Gruene Apple Bed and Breakfast. It was especially nice to be able to walk out the front door and be within walking distance to all the unique shops and restuarants in historic Gruene, Texas. Great weekend getaway and one that you might want to consider if traveling to this part of Texas.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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grueneapple, Manager at Gruene River Hotel & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you for your recent review of the Gruene Apple B & B! We really appreciate your kind words, referral and room tip! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a great place to stay while in Gruene, Tx. During the week Sun - Thur they have $99 special on four of their themed rooms. We stayed in the vineyard room. The room was inviting and well layed out. The bathroom was spacious and clean. They have a great gourmet breakfast that is out of this world. The room had a covered patio which we sat and ate our breakfast and the resident cat who joined us on the patio didn't mind us sharing our bacon with him. The bed and breakfast grounds were well kept and manicured. The owners and employees were very friendly and helpful. I have stayed at the "other" b & b in Gruene and found the employees not so friendly or accommodating.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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grueneapple, Manager at Gruene River Hotel & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to offer a review of the Gruene Apple B & B! We want you to know we appreciate your comments and hope you'll return soon.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Me and my fiance were in the area and wanted to stay someplace near by the local honky tonk bar. Well, we called around and stumbled upon this gem.

We stayed in the Aice and Wonderland Room, while this was not my favorite story growing up... it was still a delightful experience. We both had so much fun at this location.

We spent the day lounging on the terrace and drinking some of the complimentary wine. In the evening, we walked less than 3 minutes and made it to the honky tonk bar.

It is a perfect location in Gruene.

And it is a BEAUTIFUL building.

Breakfast was also delicious!!!

I will go back!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Found this wonderful little gem quite by accident, but will purposely return! Rooms were excellent and well appointed. Close to all the charm the historical Gruene shopping district with quaint restaurants and the Guadalupe river. The B&B has free wine and snacks in the afternoon and shows a movie in their downstairs theater. We were greeted so warmly and given a brief history and tour of the property. It's really perfect. The breakfast was truly a gourmet treat! And Ki was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back and visit again sometime. :)

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

My wife and I have been staying at the Gruene Apple Inn since the year it opened. The location, accommodations, and breakfast have consistently been superb! We have always found the owners and staff to be extremely pleasant and accommodating. We have introduced many others to the Inn, recommended it, and hosted small business meetings there. We have NEVER been disappointed. We recently built our retirement home just down the road in New Braunfels, but we still look forward to our occasional weekend junkets to the Gruene Apple Inn. When we have visitors that outnumber our guestroom capabilities, this is our back-up of choice.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Just returned from my second stay at the Gruene Apple B&B, it is an absolutely wonderful place! The amenities are endless (even a library and a game room!). They provide music and wine in the evening in a lovely setting. The proprietors and staff are friendly and accomodating but you still have a feeling of privacy. I have stayed in two different rooms and found them both to be charming, exquisitely decorated, and incredibly comfortable (also very clean). The breakfast is an elaborate and delicious event, beautifully served with countless selections ranging from "hearty" to "dainty", plus great coffee. Everything about this place is comfortable and inviting.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Gruene River Hotel & Retreat

Address: 1235 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Location: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in New Braunfels
Price Range: $145 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Gruene, with Guadalupe River access, this 14 room, boutique retreat provides a truly unique vacation or corporate retreat guest experience. Walk down to the river from the backyard or stroll through the historic district's amazing shops and restaurants, and kick up your heels to live music at Texas' oldest dance hall. Enjoy a complimentary wine happy hour each evening, and come to the table hungry in the morning for a fabulous gourmet breakfast buffet. For a romantic getaway, business retreat or fun weekend of dining, dancing, shopping and sight seeing, the Gruene River Hotel and Retreat! ... more   less 
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Gruene Apple Bed And Breakfast
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