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Recent New Braunfels reviews

  • 2nd Annual Family Fest- Splendid!

    "We all enjoyed our first stay so much, we decided to do it again this year. We found it to be even better than last year...! All the personal touches were still there, and we were happy to discover even more amenities in this great home. The addition of a second refrigerator in the rec room was perfect for us. Cooking & eating is a big part of our family fun, and refrigerator storage is always an issue. Also a bigger selection of large pots & pans, spices, storage containers and every appliance we needed. (blender, slow-cooker and two coffee pots) Free Wi-fi for all our techno-gadgets, ample firewood for our nightly campfires, fishing tackle and kayaks. The home and backyard is so well arranged and comfortable, and provides ample spaces for either large group gab sessions or private quiet spots for reflection. Chris is kind and gracious and a most perceptive and accommodating host. He genuinely wants his guests to enjoy their time spent at Gruene River House. We can hardly wait until our 3rd annual visit comes around! :-)"
    Guest: Elizabeth S. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • We'll be back! What a great place to stay!

    "In all honestly, I'd like to keep this condo a secret! It was a great place to stay! The beds were very comfortable, it's well equipped, furniture is nice and condo is decorated beautifully. Location is terrific, views are beautiful, quiet, well maintained, and perfect! We'll be back for sure! Its off-season, so Schlitterban wasn't open yet, making it quieter. Teens would love the set up... just wade across the shallow Comal river to Schlitterban. A short walk to the oldest Bakery in Texas, Naeglins (EVERYTHING was awesome, literally EVERYTHING), and less than a block from there to the 1800's Phoenix Saloon (best burgers EVER, spicy chili, tons of history, and live entertainment in the evenings), the 150 year old Henne hardware store (a step back in time for sure!), a real "old-fashioned barber shop", lots of ladies boutiques, an amazing antique store (full of household items, kitchen ware, jewelry, etc), the railroad museum, wine bars, dining, and 2tarts bakery (cupcakes, cookies, coffee, and lounging on sofas til midnight)... all a couple blocks from the condo! A terrific location. We also saw 30+ deer grazing just across from the parking lot and watched squirrels play, ducks swim, and people-watched the folks floating down the river. A quick hop in the car and we were at Gruene for lunch and shopping, drove down the beautiful river road, around Canyon Lake area, had dinner at Oma's Haus (real authentic German fare, and unbelievable strudel! don't let the appearance of the place fool you, the food is worth it) went to a concert at Whitewater Amphitheater, and still had access to fast food (Taco Bell, Subway, Whataburger, etc), Walgreens, grocery stores, etc. About 20 minutes away are the Outlet malls of San Marcos, Natural Bridge Caverns, Wildlife Tours, Wonder World Caves, and Aquarena Springs. Head south a little to San Antonio for Mi Tierra Restaurant, Riverwalk and Market Square, plus the Alamo, Six Flags, and Sea World. This beautiful condo is the perfect location for an awesome vacation! Absolutely NOTHING bad to say! We loved it!!!! We'll be back and hopefully stay longer!"
    Guest: BethH Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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  • Guy's weekend in TX

    "Our group of 6 friends enjoyed our stay at Forever Gruene for the third year in a row. Our excuse for visiting is to attend the Formula 1 car race in Austin, but we love Gruene and especially enjoy our evenings on the terrace at Forever Gruene and its outdoor fireplace."
    Guest: Jens G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • purplefairy

    "MADE MORE MEMORIES ON OUR 2ND TIME HERE. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME, SO PEACEFUL AND RELAXING!! MY KIDOS LOVE THE "TEENAGERS" DOWNSTAIRS HANGOUT! WE WERE IN THE WATER EVERY DAY SUN UP TO SUN DOWN. NIGHT FISHING WAS EXCELLENT!EVERYTIME WE LEAVE WE ARE SADDEN. I HAVE ALREADY REQUESTED 2015 TIME! DARYL IS SO GREAT TO WORK WITH! PLACE IS GREAT FOR ALL AGES!!"
    Guest: vera g. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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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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