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Ready for a quiet getaway for family and friends, the newly remodeled and refurnished River View Guest House awaits you in Blanco, Texas. Built in 1939, this beautiful bungalow style home is nestled in the shade of five huge pecan trees.
Blanco is in the heart of the unique Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the drive into town as you pass through the rolling hills. The town was named after the white limestone on the bottom of the river.
As you approach the native stone home, imagine resting with a good book or talking with a friend on the bench swing on the front porch. Entering the house, you are greeted by amber walls and the original hardwood floors. As the sun sets, the floors and walls assume a particularly lovely glow. The detail and simplicity of the trim around the windows and doorways is pleasing to the eye, and the arch between the rooms invites you to explore. The spacious sunroom at the back of the house is enclosed with windows to gaze at the glistening sun reflecting off the Blanco River.
A large, well-stocked kitchen can be used by guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It can accommodate meals for large gatherings of family and friends as easily as a romantic dinner for two. The roomy living area has conversation areas and a gaming table. Kick your feet up in the comfy chairs in the old dining room to watch the cable TV or a DVD. Outside, the three patios beckon you to watch the birds and feel the gentle breezes. Outside seating tempts you to barbeque a meal on the grill for your group.
Reservations can be made for the whole house. There are three bedrooms to sleep six with accommodations for an additional five guests.
River View Guest House is designed to be a place of comfort and connection. We welcome your visit.
Description of the House and Rates
The River View Guest House is a bungalow style home built in 1939. The house has two bedrooms downstairs and an attic bedroom upstairs. Antiques found at auctions and estate sales grace the rooms without creating clutter.
The house can sleep up to 11 guests. You, your friends and family will have the house to yourselves. The house is reserved for $275 per night for up to 6 guests, with reduced rates for longer stays. An additional charge of $20 per person per night is required for parties over six people.
The River Bedroom is the larger of the two downstairs. This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and a great view of the river. There is also a very comfortable down-covered bench for lounging or reading a book.
The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower/bathtub.
The Pecan Bedroom with its bead-board walls and queen-sized bed will lull you into a tranquil sleep with its cozy ambiance.
The Starry Loft Bedroom is reached after ascending the stairs through the pecan tree limbs. Imagine a secret hideaway. The room features a king size bed with a thick pillow topper that can convert to two twins. This ample bedroom has its own full bathroom with shower. Those who retire early will appreciate the quiet and privacy of the Starry Loft.
Two additional people can be accommodated at the house by use of a queen-sized deluxe Aerobed thick inflatable bed. If needed, three more people can sleep on the three couches.
The River View Guest House is also available for hosting gatherings of family and friends without an overnight stay. Call for event packages and customizable options, such as Knit-ins, Quilt-ins, Reunions, Book Groups, Wine or Wildflower Tours, etc.
Coming soon: River View Cottage --- solid flagstone rock walls, private bath, private deck, separate building, and kitchenette --- stayed tuned!
King size beds (1) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed.
Queen size Beds (2) - The two downstairs bedrooms have queen-sized beds.
Twin or Single Beds (2) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed that can convert to two twins, if needed. Also available are three couches in the downstairs living areas as well as a queen-size deluxe Aerobed (electric inflation) available. House can easily sleep 11 people....moreless
A Collection of Board Games and books. Large porch swing. Large Fenced Yard for Playing. Viewing wildlife and birds on the Blanco River. Beautiful sunsets. VERY quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Large pecan trees surround the house and cottage. Bright and shiny yellow bicycle built for two (with helmets)...moreless
Cable TV with a lot of channels to choose from...moreless
Radio in the living room. Portable radio in the sunroom with a container of CDs for your listening pleasure....moreless
Newly installed (Dec 2012) 32 inch flat screen TV downstairs. 21 inch TV upstairs...moreless
Some VHS and DVD movies are available for viewing...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
The house is just three short blocks from the town square where there are many shops, restaurants and activities....moreless
Beautiful green river. Moves along at a lazy pace. Wonderful for floating or swimming. Also great for fishing....moreless
Blanco is a town of about 1700 people. Easy to walk from the Guest House to the town square for meals and shopping. ...moreless
House backs up to the Blanco State Park and the Blanco River. The sunroom in the house has 4 chairs that allow you to just sit and watch the river go by. The river is great for swimming and fishing....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
Dining table in the sunroom can easily seat 4 - 10 people. Additional tables in other rooms of the house too. ...moreless
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
$100 when booking;
Half the amount due 4 weeks prior to stay;
Remaining amount due 2 weeks prior to stay;
Email confirmation sent after each run of the credit card
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Wildflower Tours. Winery Tours. Fishing - the Blanco River is stocked at different times of the year. Hiking - climb Enchanted Rock. Antiquing and restaurants - walk to several stores just a short 3 blocks away on the town square. Zip-line over the Hill Country.
Year Purchased: 2003
Why the Owner Chose Blanco: I chose this house due to its location by the river and three blocks from the town square. I also like how peaceful this place feels.
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House: The house is 3 short blocks from the town square that is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The back gate enters into the Blanco State Park where there is easy access to swimming in the water.