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The Gruene River House & Cabin on the Guadalupe Riverbanks!

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View of River House, Fire-Ring, and Backyard Shore, from the Guadalupe River.

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Braunfels chateau / country house description

Walk, paddle, or float to Gruene!

This secluded custom-built Hill Country Home and Historic Cabin are located on a wooded one-acre lot, less than 1/2 mile upstream from the Gruene Historic District, on a 140-foot span of the Guadalupe Riverbanks.

Over 100 feet of Deck and Patio spaces are available with the large Upstairs Deck, and an equally large Downstairs Patio, both of which overlook the Guadalupe River with an unobstructed view of the opposing riverbank and undeveloped cliffs. The yard is shaded by huge Cypress and Pecan trees, and is perfect for outdoor gatherings, especially with the group seating areas and the large Stone Fire Ring.

The Upper Level includes 3 Bedrooms, the huge Great Room, and the large fully furnished Gourmet Kitchen. The large Master Bedroom has a private Full Bathroom, and will accommodate up to 5, with the King-Size Bed, 2 Twin Beds in the form of a Trundle Bed, and an additional Twin Bed. The 2nd Upstairs Bedroom has a Queen-Size Bed. The 3rd Upstairs Bedroom has a Queen0Size Sleeper Sofa, and a Half-Bathroom. The Great Room has vast expanses of Guadalupe River Views, and is open to the Gourmet Kitchen and Living Room containing the shared Double-Sided Fireplace. Additionally, 2 can be accommodated in the Great Room, by using 2 large Leather Sofas as sleepers.

The Downstairs also has 3 Bedrooms. 2 of the Bedrooms will accommodate up to 4, each with a King-Size Bed, a Pop-Up Trundle, and an additional Twin Bed. These also have Full Bathrooms, and sweeping views of the River. The 3rd Downstairs Bedroom will accommodate up to 4, with 2 Bunk Beds, and 2 Twin Beds in the form of a Trundle Bed. Additionally, there are 3 'floating cots' that can be moved to any room in the House for convenience. All Bedding and Pillows are provided.

The detached Rustic Cabin can accommodate 2, with a King-Size Bed and a Private Full Bathroom. The Cabin also has it's own Private Deck and Fire-Ring and is separated from the rest of the Property by a Rustic Cedar Fence.

The property can easily accommodate 7 couples in Private Bedrooms, and can accommodate an additional 14 people, for larger family/group outings.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Bedrooms are specially configured with kids in mind. All bedrooms have additional capacity for single, stowable beds, and one downstairs bedroom is designed for kids specifically (2-bunk beds, and a trundle w/a pop-up, to sleep a total of 4). The Garage/Recreation/Game Room is also designed specifically for kids, with plenty of games, fishing equipment, floats, a Large Projection TV, and Home Entertainment Center with DVD/CD/FM/AM/VCR capability....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            For the benefit of all of our guests, pets are not allowed due to the allergic sensitivity of some individuals. Additionally, this location has several predator species that may increase the danger to smaller pets....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is only allowed in the Outdoor Designated areas, again due to the allergic nature of some individuals. Additionally, all smoking waste is to be placed in appropriate ashtrays provided....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No one under the age of 25 is allowed, without a consenting parent or guardian present. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 28

          • Master King Bedroom - Upstairs w/River View: 1 king, 3 twin/ single

            Full Bathroom, 2 Twins as Daybed w/Pop-Up. TV and Fireplace....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom - Upstairs with Wooded Views: 1 queen

            Queen Bedroom next to Kitchen/Great Room. TV and Fireplace....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom (Sleeper) Rec Room - Upstairs with River Views: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Half-Bathroom, Ping-Pong/Pool Table w/games, TV/DVD, Laundry...moreless

          • King Bedroom - Downstairs with River Views: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Full Bathroom. Pop-Up Twin under King Bed. TV/DVD. Coffee....moreless

          • King Bedroom - Downstairs with River Views: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Full Bathroom, Pop-Up Twin under King Bed. TV/DVD. Coffee....moreless

          • Bunks/Daybed Bedroom - Downstairs with River Views: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

            Daybed w/Pop-Up can be used as King Bed. TV/DVD....moreless

          • Living Room Sleeper Sofas & Cots - Upstairs with River Views: 5 twin/ single

            2 Leather Sofas/3 Cots (may be used anywhere). TV/DVD/Stereo...moreless

          • Historic Cabin with King Bedroom - with private Wooded Views: 1 king

            Full Bathroom, Privacy Fence, Fire-Ring, Coffee. TV/DVD...moreless

          • Bedroom 9

            ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bedroom Bathroom - Upstairs with Wooded Views: toilet, tub, shower

            Separate Tub and Shower enclosures....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom/Rec Room Bathroom - Upstairs with River Views: toilet

            Also has a sink and a mirror. Laundry facilities/supplies....moreless

          • King Bedroom Bathroom - Downstairs: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • King Bedroom Bathroom - Downstairs: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Historic Cabin Bathroom - with Wooded Views: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Complete Gourmet Kitchen facilities are available, including an Automatic-Grind Coffeemaker and additional conventional coffee maker, with a total capacity of 24 cups. Both pre-ground and whole-bean coffee is provided, along with condiments, filters, etc. The Gourmet Kitchen also includes cast-iron and non-stick cookware, pyrex, bakingware, storage, George Foreman grill, popcorn-maker, crock-pot, and Food Processors, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (3) All Bedrooms contain their own Mini-Refrigerator/Freezers, Coffeemakers (with coffee/condiments), and Microwave Ovens. Additionally, the Gourmet Kitchen contains a large Refrigerator with an automatic icemaker, and filtered ice/water through the door, as well as chilled Mugs in the Freezer....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full Gourmet Kitchen located in the Main House, including a Microwave Oven, Glass-Top Electric Stove, and a Large Electric Oven. Additionally, a Bar Area is located adjacent to the Gourmet Kitchen and Double-Sided Fireplace, with a Commercial Blender, Bar-stools, and plenty of Bar-ware....moreless

          • Shared Kitchen:

            The Full Gourmet Kitchen/Bar Area is adjacent to the Great Room/Entertainment Area....moreless

          • Microwave:

            (3) All Bedrooms contain their own Microwaves, TV's, Coffee-Makers (and supplies)....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            All Dishwashing Liquid and Detergents provided....moreless

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (3) A double-sided, walk-around Fireplace is available in the Great Room, facing into the Gourmet Kitchen and Bar area. Additionally, a Larger Stone Fire-Ring is in the Backyard, next to the Riverbanks, with a large Adirondack seating area. Firewood is provided for both....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Main House has A/C-Heatpump, with the additional option of an Attic Fan for fresh air, for the cooler months. The Detached Cabin contains a new A/C-Heater wall unit, as well as an Electric Fireplace with optional heat....moreless

          • Garage:

            Attached Garage has been converted into the Rec Room and Laundry area. Includes a Half Bathroom, Washer and Dryer, Telephone, TV, Seating, Stereo/Entertainment System, Music Library, and Recreational Equipment....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Depending upon the size of the Recreational Equipment, parking is available in the Large Front Parking Area, or on Street Level, a short walk downhill to the Main House....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Overflow parking areas are available at street level. This will accommodate 4 additional cars/vehicles....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            (2) 2 Heavy Duty Dryers are located in the Attached Garage Rec Room....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Located in the Attached Garage Rec Room. Detergent, etc. provided....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All new Pillows, Cases, Bedding, Towels, and Linens are provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • (2) 2-person Kayaks are available, at the Riverside docking area with steps down to the water. There are 2 sets of rapids that just a short paddle upstream (in the direction of Canyon Lake/the 1st Crossing) or downstream (towards Gruene). Life vests are provided as well. Additionally, fishing equipment is provided to fish for the abundant Bass, Perch, Carp, and (occasionally) Trout, in the Backyard. Wildlife is abundant here, including Deer, Racoon, Armadillo, Fox, and the occasional Skunk. Birders will appreciate over 200 species of exotic birds, including the local Owl, Falcon, Egret, Cormorant, and Duck populations. Arrangements can be made with the local River Outfitters for group float/raft/kayak trips. Simply have youself picked up at the property, taken upstream with lunch provided on the River, and float/paddle to you own Backyard as an easy end to your trip. A simple phone call later, the River Outfitters will retrieve the equipment....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (9) All Bedrooms have Cable TV, as well as the Kitchen/Bar Area, the Great Room/Entertainment Area, the Detached Cabin, and the Garage Rec Room/Laundry Area....moreless

              • Music Library:

                (2) Located in the Great Room Entertainment Area, as well as the Garage Rec Room/Laundry Area....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Located in the Great Room Entertainment Area....moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High Speed (7 Meg) Wireless Roadrunner WiFi is provided free of charge, for those with a Wireless Card available in their laptops. This is Long-Range WiFi, and can be used at the seating areas next to the River, in the Detached Cabin, and throughout the entire property....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                (10) Free Telephone Service, both local and Long-Distance, are offered in each of the Bedrooms, including the Detached Cabin, the Great Room/Entertainment Area, the Gourmet Kitchen, and the Garage Rec Room/Laundry Area....moreless

              • Telephone:

                (10) Free Telephone Service, both local and Long-Distance, are offered in each of the Bedrooms, including the Detached Cabin, the Great Room/Entertainment Area, the Gourmet Kitchen, and the Garage Rec Room/Laundry Area....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                For those without WiFi cards on their laptops, direct connection via Cable Modem is available....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (4) There are a total of 4 Deck/Patio Areas on the property, in the following configurations: The Detached Cabin has it's own private/secluded wooden deck, facing the front of the Main House with direct access to the River. The Main House has a large (8x40') Front Porch/Breezeway seating area, that faces the large wooded Front Yard and drive/parking area. Additionally, the Main House has 2 outdoor areas in the Backyard, facing the Riverside and the beautiful private/undeveloped opposing Cliffsides: the Downstairs Covered Patio (10x40')with Adirondack seating areas and a barbecue grill, and the Large Upstairs Deck and Balcony (10x40'), also with Adirondack seating areas and an excellent view of the River and Cliffs. Additionally, there are many other seating areas, near the Riverbank, under the huge Cypress and Pecan trees, and a large Adirondack seating area near the Riverside Stone Fire-Ring (wood provided)....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                The Downstairs Patio is covered by the Upstairs Deck and Balcony, and offers a shady retreat from the Sun, and is connected to all 3 Downstairs Bedrooms, as well as the Upper Deck/Balcony via stairs....moreless

              • Balcony:

                The Large Upstairs Deck and Balcony are connected to the Great Room/Entertainment Area through glass doors, and have steps down to the Backyard/Back Patio, for access to the Riverside....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Located DIRECTLY ON the Guadalupe River, a short Float Trip to the Rapids just before the Gruene River Bridge, next to Gruene Hall, the Gristmill Restaurant, and the Gruene Historic District...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July/August 2014
                  Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,039 $1,694
                  Fri, Sat
                  August 2014
                  Aug 3 - Aug 14, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $899 $1,669
                  Fri, Sat
                  August 2014
                  Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $529 $1,654
                  Fri, Sat
                  August 2014
                  Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $499 $1,484
                  Fri, Sat
                  Labor Day Weekend 2014
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,249 $1,249
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  September 2014
                  Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $399 $919
                  Fri, Sat
                  September 2014
                  Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $389 $1,189
                  Fri, Sat
                  September 2014
                  Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $409 $1,159
                  Fri, Sat
                  September 2014
                  Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $389 $909
                  Fri, Sat
                  September/October 2014
                  Sep 28 - Oct 11, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $319 $849
                  Fri, Sat
                  October 2014
                  Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $329 $849
                  Fri, Sat
                  October 2014
                  Oct 19 - Oct 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $309 $789
                  Fri, Sat
                  October/November 2014
                  Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $289 $709
                  Fri, Sat
                  November 2014
                  Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $289 $684
                  Fri, Sat
                  November 2014
                  Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $304 $539
                  Fri, Sat
                  Thanksgiving Holiday 2014
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $1,094
                  November/December 2014
                  Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $554
                  Fri, Sat
                  December 2014
                  Dec 12 - Dec 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $289 $629
                  Fri, Sat
                  December 2014
                  Dec 21 - Dec 23, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $599
                  Christmas Holiday 2014
                  Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $849
                  December 2014
                  Dec 28 - Dec 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $599
                  New Year's Eve & Day 2014/2015
                  Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $854 $599
                  Thu
                  January 2015
                  Jan 2 - Jan 8, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $464
                  Fri, Sat
                  January 2015
                  Jan 9 - Jan 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $449
                  Fri, Sat
                  January 2015
                  Jan 16 - Jan 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $584
                  Fri, Sat
                  January 2015
                  Jan 23 - Jan 29, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $619
                  Fri, Sat
                  January/February 2015
                  Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $564
                  Fri, Sat
                  February 2015
                  Feb 6 - Feb 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $549
                  Fri, Sat
                  February 2015
                  Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $564
                  Fri, Sat
                  February 2015
                  Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $654
                  Fri, Sat
                  February/March 2015
                  Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $284 $699
                  Fri, Sat
                  Spring Break Holiday 2015
                  Mar 6 - Mar 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $549 $749
                  Fri, Sat
                  Spring Break Holiday 2015
                  Mar 13 - Mar 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $549 $914
                  Fri, Sat
                  Spring Break Holiday 2015
                  Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $324 $899
                  Fri, Sat
                  March/April 2015
                  Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $324 $919
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Full Weekends and Full Holiday Rentals required. Minimum 2-Night stay. Pricing excludes Historic Cabin pricing required during Weekends, Holidays, and Summer.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

                  30.9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Antonio International Airport
                  3.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  IH - 35
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mozie's
                  2.9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Landa Park
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Grist Mill

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  We have special arrangements with a local River Outfitter for personalized curbside service to our property. Let us know if you need our help setting this up for you, and we'll be happy to make the arrangements, all the way down to your equipment requirements, # of coolers, lunch orders, and specific drink orders - for each individual member of your group. Since we send so many group trips to the Outfitters, they convey a unique discount directly to our Guests, as a courtesy to our Guests for our assistance in coordinating float trips.

                  The location of the River House & Cabin will enable you take a float trip that begins and ends in Comal County, and IS NOT affected by the new restrictive City of New Braunfels River Ordinances, related to disposable containers, cooler sizes, music volume, number of inner-tubes per person, etc.

                  'Float Trip to the Backyard'

                  This is the most scenic and most convenient float trip available. We have made arrangements for the River Outfitter staff to pick up your group in a Private Van, with all of the pre-arranged gear, coolers, lunch, ice, drinks, etc. (We will arrange this for you), and take your group up-River to the First Crossing of the Guadalupe River for drop-off service to begin your Float Trip (~4 hour trip to our property). At the end of your Float Trip, you'll find yourself at our River House's Backyard - where you can jcall the River Outfitter staff, and have them come pick up all the stuff. It's really a great, hassle-free way to go, and you won't have to deal with paying for parking, lugging equipment, shopping for drinks and ice, packing your own coolers, managing trash, or waiting in long lines, etc.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006


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                  Photos

                  • View of River House, Fire-Ring, and Backyard Shore, from the Guadalupe River.

                    View of River House, Fire-Ring, and Backyard Shore, from the Guadalupe River.

                  • Alternate View of the Great Room, Dining Area, and Historic Cabin in background

                    Alternate View of the Great Room, Dining Area, and Historic Cabin in background

                  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom, with View of Wooded 1-Acre Location through windows

                    Upstairs Queen Bedroom, with View of Wooded 1-Acre Location through windows

                  • View of Great Room, Dual Fireplace, Kitchen, and Guadalupe River, from Upstairs

                    View of Great Room, Dual Fireplace, Kitchen, and Guadalupe River, from Upstairs

                  • Upstairs Master King-Size Bedroom, with View of the Guadalupe River

                    Upstairs Master King-Size Bedroom, with View of the Guadalupe River

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                  7 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 28

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