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Recent New Braunfels reviews

  • Guadalupe River Retreat

    "We really enjoyed our stay and especially enjoyed the pool table…that was an unexpected surprise (either I missed it on VRBO or the picture has since been added). We also enjoyed watching the trout fisherman across the river landing some really nice fish. Overall a really nice, roomy cabin on the river that was just what my family needed for some quality down-time over Christmas. I would just add one bit of caution, we had no cell-phone connectivity (we're on Verizon), so if you're someone who texts constantly that might be a problem for you (it wasn't for us). The cabin does have internet and Wi-Fi so that was enough connectivity for us."
    Guest: Allen C. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 13, 2014
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  • Great Place - perfect for reunions and get-together

    "We stayed during the memorial weekend along with 6 families and had one of the memorable long weekend. These are two separate houses with a common game/bar room. It is extremely spacious and well kept. We were about 24 people including couple of toddlers. Everyone had a great time and particularly enjoyed the huge backyard facing Lake Dunlap. The owner is extremely nice and helpful . We got locked out once and the owner came within short time to help us unlock the door. Cathy from property management company "Vacation river rentals" is extremely helpful and always available even during weekends."
    Guest: Raj Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • July 2014

    "In July, our family spent a week at the River Retreat in Seguin. The house is located on a very quiet bank of a small river. Because there are woods on the other side of the river and the neighbors’ houses are almost out of sight, you have the feeling of being very secluded. We were there for a week with 6 adults and 4 young grandchildren. It was nice not to have to worry about noise and the neighbors. It is a good location for a family gathering. It is not a luxurious house; it is a pleasant, unpretentious vacation home. There is an adequate kitchen with enough cooking gear and more than enough dinnerware, plates, utensils, etc…which is always one of my questions when renting… “Will I have to buy salt and pepper and more plates?” The river is shallow and muddy like all slow central Texas rivers are, but we enjoyed the canoe and playing in the water. There is a basketball goal, a grill, small kayaks, and several life jackets. It is an easy drive to all the places they list on the website and Seguin, which is 10 minutes away, and is a nice quiet town with groceries, good pizza, etc. The rental agent we talked to was helpful and accommodating."
    Guest: Donald N. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Great dock and wading area!

    "My husband and I stayed here right after Thanksgiving. The temperatures were a little on the low side. I was happy that the owners brought in two room heaters and had them running before we got there. We brought our three dogs with us and they really enjoyed the dock, wading area, and the fenced in yard. We had a great week-end. Seemed to be quite the hot spot for fishing -- too bad my husband didn't think to bring his pole!"
    Guest: Stephanie L. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 9, 2013
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New Braunfels Travel Tips

A slice of old Germany situated in the center of Texas hill country, New Braunfels is truly a destination like no other in America. Located 40 miles south of Austin between the capital and San Antonio, New Braunfels is easily accessible. Founded by a German prince with a group of farmers and craftsman in 1845, the town has been built around charm and hospitality and boasts an undeniably unique history, making it a perfect vacation destination for families, friends and couples alike.

New Braunfels Attractions

If you're heading to the Lone Star State for your next vacation, then New Braunfels should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Infused with German culture since the day of its founding, the area regularly hosts events and cultural experiences like Wurstfest, a celebration of German culture with an emphasis on food and beer. Needless to say, this event makes a phenomenal destination for food lovers from all over.

Held on the banks of the Comal River, Wurstfest attracts visitors from all over the country, and the delectable Bavarian sausage, treats and beer are the main stars of the show. Spanning the course of 10 days in early November, the festival features fantastic cuisine, traditional Bavarian performances (yes, there will be polka) and carnival rides for the kids. If you're heading to New Braunfels in the autumn, try to plan your trip around the festival so that you and the family won't miss out on the fun. Just remember to look well in advance for lodging, as the town tends to pack out during this event.

Things to Do in New Braunfels

In addition to all of the exciting German events New Braunfels offers, it also boasts a ton of ways to have fun on the open water. With multiple rivers and lakes all within a short drive of the Texan town, fun in the sun is never hard to find for tourists or residents on a hot day. Whether you're looking to raft down river rapids with friends or take in a modern water park, New Braunfels is best seen with a swimsuit and sunscreen.

New Braunfels is the home to an award winning waterpark, the aptly named Schlitterbahn. Get ready for thrills, because with rides like the Master Blaster, Black Knight and Wolfpack, there's going to be plenty of adrenaline to go around. If you'd rather kick back, you can even rent your own cabana, don your shades and work on your tan. The party doesn't stop when the sun goes down either, as the Schlitterbahn hosts movie nights and an arcade - perfect for a family night out.

Nature lovers will feel right at home in the Texas Hill Country, particularly in New Braunfels. Just slightly outside of the city you can find Tube Haus, a river rafting and tubing outfitter that can help you strap on a life jacket, get comfortable on inner tubes and safely coast along the Guadalupe River with ease. Try floating the "Horseshoe Loop" one of the most famous and scenic routes around the area due to the fantastic views offered as you float lazily along its course. Float trips can take between two and five hours, depending on what route you ultimately decide on. Adult beverages are allowed on the river, so long as it isn't being stored in a glass container, so remember to bring along something cold to enjoy while you're afloat.

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