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Mockingbird Lodge - River Road Treehouses

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Canyon Lake cabin description

**PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT (inquire by e-mail or through HomeAway for other listings) our other 5 River Road Treehouse cabins (we are located across the road from the Guadalupe River, we do have a river access area for our guests located across River Road from us. ALSO on HomeAway check out our GERONIMO CREEK RETREAT properties on HomeAway - 4 tree house cabins, 5 custom tipis and our Homestead home located 15 minutes from New Braunfels and San Marcos, on the Geronimo Creek. (please inquire by e-mail or call). - FOR FASTEST RESPONSE PLEASE E-MAIL OR SEND AN INQUIRY THROUGH THIS SITE.

The River Road Treehoues:

Come sleep in the Trees! Cabin 1, Mockingbird Lodge

The moment you arrive at our property and see the enormous eighty foot cypress trees with decades old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, you realize you are in a special place. When you notice the footbridge attached to the trees will take you safely across the seasonal creek and to your private tree house, you know you have found an amazing place to stay. The Tree Houses are LOCATED on the OPPOSITE side of River Road from the Gaudalupe River. We do have a river access area for our guests across the road from us.

“Wait a minute, did you say a treehouse?” many people ask. Yes, but this is not your childhood plywood fort of days gone by. Our treehouses are newly constructed, engineered custom cabins with all the conveniences of modern living including air conditioning, wi-fi, cable, kitchen and bathroom. Picture your own custom cabin, with attached private deck and an open living, dining area and kitchen with a loft above and a master suite attached and a fully functioning bathroom with a walk in shower.
The treehouses are actually attached to the large hardwood trees that run along the creek, which lend to the picturesque setting that will give you an overall exhilarating experience.

**Our cabins are custom built around the trees, the spiral staircases to the loft are a bit narrow, but it is part of the charm of our treehouse cabins.

We are very fortunate to be located near a very beautiful section of the Guadalupe River, on River Road between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. Though not right on the river, our cabins sit over the seasonal dry creek bed and have river access across River Road with a nice grassy area to hang out, wade in the water or tube. Since we are so centrally located, you will be able to easily access and enjoy many of the best places the Texas Hill Country has to offer including river access from our property, Canyon Lake (a boat ramp is only minutes away), Whitewater Amphitheater and River Road Icehouse, historic Gruene Hall, and New Braunfels, which is 11 miles from the treehouses.

Many of our guests come here to tube and enjoy the Guadalupe River and take advantage of the ease in which they can access and enjoy the river by simply walking across River Rd. to the river access. By taking a shuttle up river and simply floating back down to the river access, you can tube with your group very easily! **KAYAKS and TUBES NOT included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. After a long day of tubing and river fun many of our guests enjoy relaxing and barbequing along the banks of the river recounting the day’s excitement. Afterwards you can enjoy the nightlife and many live music venues nearby or simply hang out with your family and friends on your private treehouse deck.

After a day or two of tubing and river fun, many guests change pace and rent a deck or ski boat at Canyon Lake or go to New Braunfels to enjoy Schlitterbahn Waterpark. When your group is ready for shopping, Gruene Market Days or the San Marcos Outlet Malls are only short drives away.

While all of these activities described above are the main reasons many of our guests come to stay, others simply come for a quick escape from the city to recharge their batteries and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the croaking frogs or chirping crickets at night as they watch for shooting stars in the starlit sky. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, you will find it here.

Come for a romantic weekend getaway (we can even arrange for babysitters!) or try your hand in the blue ribbon trout fishing on the Guadalupe. Our property is located next to the spot on the river where they often times stock the trout which makes it a great place to fish! You can wade the river yourself or hire a flyfishing guide to take you down the river in a raft or fishing boat.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets at this property...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king


              • Loft: 2 queen

                Also, a day bed...moreless

              • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Queen Beds In Loft, Sleeper Sofa (1) Pull out couch in the living room, for relaxing!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels provided, if you will be using the river please bring your own towels for this....moreless

              • Heating:

                Unit in living room and space heater in bedroom....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking is limited. 2 cars per cabin....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is limited. 2 cars per cabin....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Tube rentals and shuttles can be arranged by RENTER with many of the local tubing sites along River Rd. **KAYAKS and TUBES not included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. We are located across the road from the Guadalupe....moreless


                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable


                  • Internet:

                    WiFi available - Subject to availability, some devices may not be compatible. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi - Limited available...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal (guests provide there own Charcoal)...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Fishing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Fly Fishing


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 11 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Mid Season - Fall
                  Sep 2 - Nov 26, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Mid Season - Fall
                  Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Mid Season - Fall
                  Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  New Year
                  Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Mid Season Low
                  Jan 2 - Jan 4, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Low Season
                  Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $95 $149
                  Fri, Sat
                  Mid Season - Spring
                  Mar 1 - Mar 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  Spring Break
                  Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Mid Season - Spring
                  Mar 23 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $195
                  Fri, Sat
                  High Season
                  May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $249 $295
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $195 $195
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • cleaning fee $75
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  Rates Subject to change to Holidays/events. $500 damage dep.

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                  Last updated: 09/02/2014
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Antonio International air port
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  IH 35
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Canyon Lake Golf course and Landa Park

                  We are 8 minutes away from White water amphitheater and River Road Icehouse were live music and large concerts are commonplace on weekends. We are 15 minutes from Gruene and New Braunfels and 10 minutes from Canyon Lake Dam. Tubing outfitters are located within walking distance.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: I am the full time manager of the River Road Tree-houses and want to make your stay with us the best possible. Whether you need a recommendation to eat, information on tubing outfitters or something taken care of in your cabin I am on call to take care of your needs.

                  Why the Owner Chose Canyon Lake:
                  **PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT our other 5 River Road cabins, please e-mail an inquiry or call us about other availability. Also, check out the GERONIMO CREEK RETREAT on HomeAway. 4 treehouse cabins, 5 custom tipis and our Homestead home located on HomeAway, We originally purchased this property in 2009. We drove by and fell in love with the big trees and river access. After thinking for some time about what he could do with the property, the idea came to us to build treehouses above the floodplain. We bought the land and began researching treehouse building and were amazed at all the information we found (there is actually a treehouse builders organization as well as people who make and sell specific tree house hardware.) After much planning and engineering we began building our treehouses in the winter of 2010 and finished at the end of July, 2010. We love this property because of the way in which the tree-houses are set and nestled in the trees and the convenience to all the fun activities and venues the area has to offer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  This is to our knowledge the only treehouse rental in the area. You will absolutely enjoy staying here among the tall cypress and pecan trees. The creek is seasonal, though it runs mostly in the low season (as long as we get rain every 3-4 weeks and is very soothing to listen to. It is so pretty and our river access is fantastic. We invite our friends over often and try to stay as much as possible.

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Living Area/ Kitchen

                    Living Area/ Kitchen

                  • Living/kitchen from loft area

                    Living/kitchen from loft area

                  • Bathroom w/ shower

                    Bathroom w/ shower

                  • Loft w/ two queen beds

                    Loft w/ two queen beds

                  • Walking Bridge

                    Walking Bridge

                  • Deck at River Access/Park located across the street from the cabins.

                    Deck at River Access/Park located across the street from the cabins.

                  • Master bedroom w/ King bed

                    Master bedroom w/ King bed

                  • Living Room w/ pull out couch. Looking out to deck area

                    Living Room w/ pull out couch. Looking out to deck area

                  • Bathroom w/ Shower

                    Bathroom w/ Shower

                  • Night Time View

                    Night Time View

                  • Hammock and bridge view

                    Hammock and bridge view

                  • Up river View from river access located across the street from the cabins.

                    Up river View from river access located across the street from the cabins.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, August 28, 2014

                  $95 - $295 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/02/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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