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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Braunfels lodge description

A beautiful ranch style home with lush landscaping and your own private swimming pool awaits you and your family. A hidden jewel in the Texas Hill Country, only five minutes from historic Gruene and tubing on the Guadalupe & Comal rivers. The décor is elegant with a Texas feel, every room has a beautiful Texas limestone wall. Ample parking on private grounds, surrounded by large beautiful oak trees – a very private retreat. Enjoy a day of fun on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, Schlitterbahn, Canyon Lake, shopping downtown New Braunfels, the San Marcos Outlet Malls or Historic Gruene, and then come home to your own private oasis away from the crowds. The entry doors are stunning and lead into a large open room with large comfy furnishings, a shuffleboard table and lovely vaulted ceilings. Indoor dining for 16 including a large table for the family to gather around and the serve through kitchen and bar. The house can sleep 16 comfortably with four bedrooms, one nook and a game room. The master has a king and two futons. The remaining three bedrooms have queen beds. The nook has a full futon and the game room has two queen sleeper sofas. There are four bathrooms. One large master bath, one bedroom has its own private bath and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom in between. There is a also a bathroom off the utility room between the kitchen and game room. The coolest part of all is the converted garage (game room) which opens up to the back patio and pool and has a huge TV and a man cave look! Flat screen TVs, cable, internet. Unwind on the large front porch with handmade furniture and porch swing made by PaPaw, a quiet place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. French doors from the master bedroom and french doors from the living area lead you to the spacious back porch and patio where you can gather round the fire ring or play dominoes or cards on tables that were handmade by Opa, while others can enjoy the pool, play basketball or climb the tree house. Or, just simply sit, relax and watch wildlife such as birds, whitetail deer and turkey come feed at the feeder just across the driveway.

Geared towards families, church groups and corporate events. No bachelor or bachelorette parties, mature groups only.

Gorgeous ranch style that sleeps 16, huge open living room and dining room, swimming pool, outdoor stone patio, media room, large fully appointed kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining. acres of privacy, ample parking, ideal for small weddings or corporate events. Absolutely lovely, perfect Hill Country Retreat.

Property Type

      • Lodge

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Nook: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                1 full size futon...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                1 king size bed and 2 full futons...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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              • Game/play room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                2 queen sleeper sofas...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (2) Futons (3)

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 1 / Master: toilet, shower

                Larger master bath with shower and double sink...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Just ask and we can put in touch with a great caterer....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully furnished kitchen for 16 guests...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                16...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Fire pit to sit around and enjoy the great outdoors, roast marshmellows or just sit and star gaze...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Large open living area with indoor dinng for 16, flat screen TVs, comfy sofas and chairs, vaulted wooden ceiling. Huge master with patio doors open to the stone patio and swimming pool. Four bedrooms with two sleeping nooks, four bathrooms. Garage converted to fun man cave - door opens on to the patio. Small special events and family reunions encouraged. Shuffleboard. Acres of hill country surround the home with ample parking and privacy.....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Hook your ipad/phone up to the stereo receiver and listen to your favorite playlist. Indoor and outdoors speakers for your listening pleasure. ...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Shuffleboard table in main living area...moreless

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Beautiful, renovated gated pool with patio furniture and umbrella. Pool is 4ft deep with a hallow swim deck that is perfect for the little ones....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Large stone patio by the pool and a man cave media room that is the former garage. Open to the patio on cool summer nights!...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Theme

                              • Family

                              Location & View

                                  • Mountain View:

                                    This estate is in the Texas Hill Coutnry. Beautiful acreage, private grounds, lovely views. Five minutes from Gruene and 12 minutes to Canyon Lake and the Horseshoe on the Guadalupe River....moreless

                                  Car

                                      • Necessary

                                      Activities

                                      • Sailing
                                      • Cycling
                                      • Fishing
                                      • Swimming
                                      • Hiking
                                      • Spelunking
                                      • Groceries
                                      • ATM/Bank
                                      • Fitness Center
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Massage Therapist
                                      • Hospital
                                      • Water Skiing
                                      • Hunting Small Game
                                      • Freshwater Fishing
                                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                                      • Water Tubing
                                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                                      • Mountain Climbing
                                      • Golf
                                      • Jet Skiing
                                      • Hunting
                                      • Basketball Court
                                      • Kayaking
                                      • Rafting
                                      • Live Theater
                                      • Library
                                      • Churches
                                      • Winery Tours
                                      • Recreation Center
                                      • Playground
                                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                                      • Cinemas
                                      • Restaurants
                                      • Museums
                                      • Theme Parks
                                      • Zoo
                                      • Shuffleboard
                                      • Miniature Golf
                                      • Shopping
                                      • Sight Seeing
                                      • Wildlife Viewing
                                      • Antiquing
                                      • Boating
                                      • Outlet Shopping
                                      • Eco Tourism
                                      • Bird Watching
                                      • Walking
                                      • Scenic Drives
                                      • Paddle Boating

                                      Other Activities

                                          • Only five minutes from historic Gruene where restaurants and shopping are top tourist draws in Texas. Floating the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers is made easy by local outfitters who can provide the non-disposable containers required by the new river rules. Close to Schlitterbahn....moreless
                                           

                                          Reviews

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                                          • Fantastic gathering spot!

                                            Fantastic gathering spot!

                                            • Guest Jim (Arizona)
                                            • Date of stay 12/23/13
                                            • Review Submitted 12/27/13
                                            We gathered for Christmas with four families. Our stay was brief but it was a perfect house for all of us. Plenty of comfortable rooms and beds. The "man cave" garage was perfect for the teen cousins. We will consider coming back in the warmer months so we can take advantage of the many outdoor activities!

                                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                                            Owner response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We are delighted that Escondida de Gruene got to be part of your family's Christmas. Many blessings and wishes for a Happy New Year. We hope you'll be back again someday! Thank you for choosing Escondida de Gruene.

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                                          • Feast Keepers

                                            Feast Keepers

                                            • Guest Janice (Berne, IN)
                                            • Date of stay 09/18/13
                                            • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                                            Our family enjoyed this beautiful home and pool in a tranquil setting. Seeing the deer feeding every day was an extra bonus. The owners were extremely helpful in every way.

                                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                                          • Girls Weekend

                                            Girls Weekend

                                            • Guest Jena (Houston)
                                            • Date of stay 09/13/13
                                            • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                                            A group of ten girlfriends all took a break from their husbands and kids to get together for the weekend and absolutely loved our stay! We barely left the house but did make the quick trip to Gruene Hall and the Gristmill. Location is perfect! Spent our time by the pool and around the fire pit. Plenty of beds and bathrooms and had lots of personal space for everyone. Loved that you guys came down and fed the deer for us to see them up close at the pool. It was great and we can't wait to come back again! Thank you Myra!

                                            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                                            Owner response: Thank you so much for choosing Escondida de Gruene! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Tim was happy to feed the deer so you could experience a little wildlife! Awesome that you made it to Gruene, it's a great place to visit! You were wonderful guests and we appreciate your kind words. Hopefully you'll be able to come back someday!

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                                          • A Family Delight

                                            A Family Delight

                                            • Guest Anonymous
                                            • Date of stay 08/01/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                                            We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and it was just the best family gathering ever. The facilities and owners were terrific to deal with and the place was wonderful. Very accommodating and close to so many entertainment venues. I would recommend this to a friend or relative. Our Grandkid from 25 down to 3 years old were ecstatic.

                                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                            Owner response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again someday. Thank you for choosing Escondida de Gruene.

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                                          • Chicago/Texas Visitors

                                            Chicago/Texas Visitors

                                            • Guest Angie (Chicago)
                                            • Date of stay 08/09/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                                            Escondida de Gruene was outstanding! We went for a friends reunion/getaway and I'd absolutely recommend the rental house to any group. The decor and landscape was truly beautiful and memorable. Our entire group loved the cozy house and there was certainly room for our large group. The house was well prepared and thought out for guests and very clean. We especially enjoyed the deer sightings, pool and outdoor area. The owners were a pleasure to work with as well. We'll certainly re-book our next trip here.

                                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.

                                            Owner response: You were wonderful guests and are welcome back anytime. Thank you for choosing Escondida de Gruene. We are thrilled to know you had such a good time and that you enjoyed your stay.

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                                          • Wonderful Week

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                                            Wonderful Week

                                            • Guest The Howe's
                                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                                            What a wonderful week we have had! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy the house and all it offers! We'll be back!

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                                          • Awesome Retreat

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                                            Awesome Retreat

                                            • Guest Pam
                                            • Date of stay 07/19/13
                                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                                            Thank you for such an awesome retreat. This house is so beautiful and perfect for our family reunion and my 60th bday!!! We are so blessed to have found the perfect place to enjoy family, friends, fellowship, and fun. The wildlife and beauty of the scenery was such a gift from God. We are blessed...thanks and lots of love from our family.

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                                          • Perfect Family Get Away

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                                            Perfect Family Get Away

                                            • Guest Gary & Jan
                                            • Date of stay 07/24/13
                                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                                            This has been a perfect family get away. The opportunity for our son and daughter, together with their families to enjoy each other, is an ideal setting has been something we want to repeat. Thank you for adding to our memories. The wildlife was a constant pleasure and the accommodations worked so well. We appreciate the care you give this place.

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                                          • Wonderful stay, wonderful home, wonderful location!

                                            Wonderful stay, wonderful home, wonderful location!

                                            • Guest WWM (Houston)
                                            • Date of stay 06/19/13
                                            • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                            The perfect place for our family vacation! Lots to do, rest, play and relax! The private pool is so convenient. Very kid friendly and prime location to Gruene's shops! Thank you for everything...we hope to be back again next Summer!

                                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.

                                            Owner response: It was very nice meeting you. Thank you so much for choosing Escondida de Gruene. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will choose us again your next visit to New Braunfels.

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                                          • Annual Family Reunion

                                            Annual Family Reunion

                                            • Guest Anonymous
                                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                            • Review Submitted 06/21/13
                                            We have gone to Schlitterbahn and have rented a house near New Braunfels every year for the last 4 years and this house has been the nicest and most comfortable. There were 13 of us and we all had plenty of room. We especially liked the floor plan and the fact that all the bedrooms had adjoining bathrooms. The kids loved the pool. The property was wonderful. We arrived to see a group of 6 deer grazing in the front yard and one of them had a new born fawn. The owners love wildlife as much as we do and it showed. We saw deer come and go throughout the day and on the last night of our stay, the owners actually drove down by the pool and put out corn so we could watch the deer while we sat by the pool. In addition, we saw wild turkey and roadrunners....all from the patio. We had a great time and hope to return next year.

                                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                            Owner response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that your family gathering was a success. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for sharing your experience and thank you for choosing Escondida de Gruene. We hope to see you again next year!

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                                          2 night min stay
                                          $800
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                                          Fees:

                                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                                          • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
                                          • Early Check-In $25 per hour $25 + tax
                                          • Tax Rate 10%

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                                          Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                                          Location

                                          • Nearest Airport: New Braunfels Municipal Airport at 8.2 Miles
                                          • Nearest Motorway: IH 35 at 3.8 Miles
                                          • Nearest Barpub: Gruene Hall at 2.4 Miles
                                          • Nearest Ski: Canyon Lake at 17 Miles
                                          • Nearest Golf: Landa Park Golf Course at 5.5 Miles
                                          • Nearest Restaurant: Gruene: Grist Mill, Gruene River Grill, Mozies at 2.4 Miles
                                           

                                          Owner info

                                          Year Purchased: 2011

                                          About the owner: My husband and I are both natives of New Braunfels. Growing up in New Braunfels was a blessing in disguise. We floated the Comal and Guadalupe rivers every chance we got. There were times that we floated both rivers in one day. As a kid you don't seem to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area you are growing up in. But now that we are on the other side, we realize how blessed we were to grow up in a community with not one but two beautiful rivers, a quaint little town and Gruene Hall where we along with our parents have danced to many a good songs. We went to Canyon High School here in New Braunfels, married and have raised our family here. We currently live on the property next door to Escondida de Gruene

                                          Why the Owner Chose New Braunfels:
                                          We bought this property with the intention of creating a place for families to come and enjoy a relaxing vacation. The home was built in 1976 and is a beautiful ranch style home featuring rock walls in every room. We have spent the last year remodeling and landscaping the home with the help of wonderful family. Family is important to us and we wanted to share Escondia de Gruene so other families could enjoy a slice of what we grew up enjoying. There are lots of beautiful places you can stay on the rivers, but not many that are a private retreat away from the hustle and bustle, a secluded oasis as Escondida de Gruene. You are close enough to enjoy everything New Braunfels and Gruene has to offer, then come home to your own private retreat!

                                          The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                                          Private swimming pool with shallow sun deck and umbrella for the little ones. Lots of outdoor dining area. Large screen TV in gameroom to watch movies or Hook up your Xbox and play games. Adults can enjoy a game of shuffleboard indoors while watching the flat screen TV above the fireplace. Custom made card/dominoe tables on the back porch made by my Dad, known to our family as Opa. Relax on the front porch in the handmade furniture and porch swing built by my father-n-law, known to our family as PaPaw. Game room opens up to the back porch, patio and pool creating a gathering place for the entire family.


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                                          Photos

                                          • Back patio around fire ring

                                            Back patio around fire ring

                                          • Shuffleboard Table

                                            Shuffleboard Table

                                          • Garage turned bedroom/playroom. Open up the door and enjoy the outdoors

                                            Garage turned bedroom/playroom. Open up the door and enjoy the outdoors

                                          • Master bedroom w/king & queen sleeper sofa. French doors open up to patio area

                                            Master bedroom w/king & queen sleeper sofa. French doors open up to patio area

                                          • We call this the nook. Quiet place w/futon to relax, nap or spend the night

                                            We call this the nook. Quiet place w/futon to relax, nap or spend the night

                                          • Beautiful bedroom with 2 limestone walls & 2 full futons

                                            Beautiful bedroom with 2 limestone walls & 2 full futons

                                          • Inside pool area

                                            Inside pool area

                                          • View from the treehouse

                                            View from the treehouse

                                          • Treehouse for the kids

                                            Treehouse for the kids

                                          • Back porch with 2 tables and icechest.  Bring your cards and dominoes!

                                            Back porch with 2 tables and icechest. Bring your cards and dominoes!

                                          • Front of home

                                            Front of home

                                          • Additional table in kitchen area

                                            Additional table in kitchen area

                                          • Fully equipped kitchen with double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge

                                            Fully equipped kitchen with double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge

                                          • Master bathroom with double sinks and shower

                                            Master bathroom with double sinks and shower

                                          • This bedroom and the next bedroom with 2 futons share a bath in between them

                                            This bedroom and the next bedroom with 2 futons share a bath in between them

                                          • This bedroom has a queen bed and it's own bathroom.

                                            This bedroom has a queen bed and it's own bathroom.

                                          • Backyard, inside pool area looking back at house.

                                            Backyard, inside pool area looking back at house.

                                          • Dusk at Escondida pool side

                                            Dusk at Escondida pool side

                                          • Front porch with porch swing, bench and chairs

                                            Front porch with porch swing, bench and chairs

                                          • Back patio chairs surrounding a fire ring.  Bring your marshmellows & star gaze

                                            Back patio chairs surrounding a fire ring. Bring your marshmellows & star gaze

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                                          Date last modified - Friday, April 18, 2014

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                                          Sleeps 16

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