Once a year, in October, we pack up and go for the weekend to the Frio River, specifically The River Bluff Cabins. It takes 3 cabins to accomodate our large family and the very reasonable off-season rates make renting the 3 cabins possible. The cabins are immaculate, comfortable and artfully designed to feel spacious and even airy (perhaps the high ceilings help with that.) Even so, we're rarely inside because the attractions outside call us. I'm older and spend much of my day down at the river, enjoying the other worldly sense of peace and serenity in the flowing river and overhanging trees. I watch the kids (and dog) play in the water, raft and tube downstream and paddle back up. It's dim, and cool and utterly enchanting.
Meanwhile the younger families in our party love the circular set up of the cabins where a kind of communal life takes place with children playing in the central playground where parents can keep an eye on them from the patio swings. We barbecue our dinners at the provided grills and roast marshmallows at fires in the bonfire pits till late into the night.
Coming to the River Bluff Cabins is an event that all of us in my family look forward to all year long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River Bluff Cabins offers the finest family vacation destination in the Texas Hill Country. Our wonderfully rustic cabins and majestic lodges are nestled along the gorgeous Frio River where you can relax, have an unforgettable time in the river or hit the trails for an amazing hike and see nature at its finest at nearby Garner State Park or Lost Maples State Park. Our “lil piece of heaven on earth” has stunning mountain views and a bazillion stars overhead at night. Great for families, reunions, weddings, group gatherings and we cater to the lodging needs of our motorcycle friends. All of the cabins and lodges, 2 BR/BA and much larger, have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, Direct TV, pet-friendly and we even supply the linens. It’s not unusual to see European axis deer or our native whitetail deer and turkey roaming through the screensaver-like beauty of the Texas Hill Country. If you need any supplies, shop with us first for your essentials and you can always find the rest in nearby Leakey, Texas. So whether you’re planning a summer river vacation or a quiet winter retreat, remember River Bluff Cabins – the finest cabins and lodges on the Frio River. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Bluff Cabins Rio Frio, Texas