About the property
- Lodge7000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
NEW LISTING! Hill Country River Home, 7 Bdrm/6 Bath, Sleeps 32+, Pool & Game Rm
Blanco Valley Lodge (BVL) is a recently completed hill country vacation home, designed to provide families and groups a safe and relaxing place to be together. Comfortable accommodations, privacy, spectacular Hill Country views, an open floor plan, and a peaceful stretch of the Blanco River allow guests to gather and entertain in a stress-free way. Just one hour from Austin and San Antonio, 25 minutes west of Wimberley, and 10 minutes East of Blanco, BVL is nestled on 9 acres and is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday, holiday, or anniversary, gather the girls or the boys, or your families and friends, your co-workers or team members, and enjoy time in the hill country.
The gated property includes a 6,000-square foot luxury home, 1,100 square foot guest house, and over 4,700 square feet of outdoor decking outfitted with tiki torches, hot tub, fire pit, Texas shaped pool, washer pits, and basketball goal.
The main house floor plan includes 4 spacious bedrooms, a bunkhouse loft, four full bathrooms, a dining hall with two 16-foot farmhouse tables, fully-equipped kitchen, game room, large gathering spaces with three fireplaces, and numerous windows to enjoy the view and watch kiddos swim and play outside. Attached to the main house is a guest house with its own fully-equipped kitchen, living area, and two guest rooms, each with private full baths. Both houses feature big walk-ways, let in great natural light, and all the beds are made with luxury linens.
Please note, with the exception of summer season travel (June - August) as well as major holidays, we do allow rentals of just the main house for up to 20 people. Please see the rates page for details.
The kitchen and dining spaces in the main house were designed to entertain a large group but allow for everyone to feel included and comfortable. Guests will find plenty of counter space for prepping as well as bar space for socializing as meals are brought together. All amenities were purchased in 2017 and include a commercial ice maker and fridge, 4 ovens, large island, oversized pantries, dinner, drink, and silverware for 40, multiple Keurig’s and coffee pots and numerous large serving platters. Our indoor dining space has an incredible view of the Blanco River and comfortably seats 32 adults with plenty of space for additional seating, movement, catered meals, or for presentations and demonstrations.
Guests activities include walking right into the Blanco River, swimming in the pool, gathering around a movie or big sporting event, playing pool, ping pong, foosball, shuffle board, or card and board games. BVL is a great place to escape the distractions of daily routine and focus on your family, enjoy time with your friends, or collaborate and commit to a mission or goal for your particular group or small business.
Please see our instagram account, Blanco Valley Lodge, for additional pictures and information on the property.
We would love to talk with you more about the property, our area, and your travel plans. As this property and listing is new, we know it will take time to build reviews, which are extremely valuable when planning a vacation or retreat for such a big group. Please consider the reviews of Wimberely Valley Lodge, another property we own and manage on VRBO/Homeway -VRBO listing 892959. Over time, we hope to build similar rapport and relationships with guests at Blanco Valley Lodge as we have enjoyed at Wimberley Valley Lodge.
Please note we are not an event venue. There are many nearby wedding and event venues in our area and we are happy to help accommodate sleeping arrangements for guests. We are not equipped or designed to host weddings or rehearsal dinners. We do have policies regarding day guests and require all reservations and rental contracts be made with guests over the age of 30.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Laura Pierce
We are a family of five along with Bella our faithful pup, and a bunch of other pets that are hard to photograph, that love calling Wimberley Texas home. Seeing families and friends enjoy time together at a slower, simpler pace has drawn us to the vacation rental business. We live on a family ranch that has provided many wonderful life-long memories for several generations and we hope to provide others similar opportunities and memories. Fellowship is so good for the soul and doing it while in comfy clothes, surrounded by beautiful scenery and removed from distractions is treasured time. Please also see our other VRBO listing, https://www.vrbo.com/892959
Laura Pierce purchased this Lodge in 2016
Why Laura Pierce chose Blanco
Please see our instagram, Blanco Valley Lodge, to set up a tour. We would be happy to walk you through the property to ensure it's a great fit for your group. As soon as you turn down our road you will quickly see why this spot makes for such a wonderful and peaceful escape. Finding a place that allows a large group to gather for meals at a table, or around a pool, or around a game table or living room, is hard to find. This place does that, and also gives renters great personal space in bedrooms and bathrooms. With 5 King beds and 2 queen beds (in additional to many fulls, and twins) adults sleep well!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
5 star experience
House 5 stars - beautiful finishes and decoration. Game room and TVs everywhere. Huge kitchen and dining area where we hosted a private chef. Everything is top notch
Outside area 5 stars - heated pool, and hot tub. Gas fireplace, and tiki torches lining the pool. Feeder that attracts wildlife at night, all overlooking the Blanco river.
Host 5 stars - Laura and Kasey took care of all the small details, and were a quick call or text away if we needed anything at all.
Location 5 stars - Blanco is located in the heart of hill country, multiple cool towns nearby and only 45 min or so from Austin and San Antonio
Fantastic for Team Summits
Our company rented the facility to host an internal team summit for 21 people. The house had plenty of space and activities to do while there. The team enjoyed every minute of it. There's nothing like talking around the fire after a long day of learning.
We'd definitely do things there again!
All it advertises and more...
We take several family vacations and this one was by far one of our best ones. The owners were always quick to respond and helpful along the way when planning. When we arrived, they came out and met us, and let us know if there was anything we needed, to please call them directly. They left their cell numbers. Because the house was so well equipped and cared for, we didn’t need to contact them for anything. The home/ lodge itself had so much to do, as our family utilized every bit of it, inside and out. It was an exceptionally beautiful place, and so fitting for our family gathering. From the basketball goal, spa, outdoor fire pits (one for s’mores and the other to sit around), then onto the river, skipping rocks, and the sight of deer, ping pong, then inside the house, playing board games, pool, shuffle board, etc, we enjoyed it all. The scenery was amazing! Thank you Dave and Laura for making this happen for us, we truly appreciate it. We look forward to a visit back.
Best house we have ever stayed in!
The property was amazing! We have stayed in many vacation rental properties and this house was by far the best. The sleeping accommodations were inviting and comfortable, the kitchen was big and spacious, the game room was lots of fun, the living areas were cozy and homey feeling and the outdoor areas were well kept and beautiful. The house looked like Chip and Joanna Gaines had just remodeled it on "Fixer Upper"! It had absolutely everything we needed for a big group of 29! On top of all of that, the owners were both extremely nice and great to work with! No complaints at all. We hope to come back next year.
Fabulous place to stay with a large group of all ages!
Laura and Dave , the owners, were so great to work with and so very accommodating! The home is appointed so beautifully and the flow of the house/guest house was so nice! We had 25 family members stay for a Christmas celebration ranging from 3 yrs. to 78 yrs. The game tables were used many times and the dining area was fantastic, allowing us to sit together for our meals. We cooked in a well stocked kitchen and everyone was able to help out and be involved. What a wonderful property for an active, large group of all ages! Thank you for sharing your home!
Blanco Valley Lodge was amazing and the perfect getaway from the city! The house was beautifully updated and spacious with plenty of room for our large group.
There were so many activities to do during our stay but some of our favorites were swimming in the pool, cooling off in the private access to the Blanco river just steps away from the backyard, family game nights around the large farmhouse tables, star gazing on the back patio (you don't get that in Dallas), cooking in a dream kitchen and ping pong tournaments!
We absolutely loved this property and all it had to offer. The owner was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be back!
Time at Blanco Valley Lodge can stand alone as a vacation, but there is also much to do for those wanting to explore the hill country. Wineries and a handful of breweries surround the Blanco area. For boaters, Caynon Lake's public marina is a 30 minute drive. Vaaler Creek Golf Course is a 10-mile drive or River Crossing is another nearby course. Luckenbach is a scenic 30-mile drive, Frederickburg is 45 miles west or another close and picturesque option is the sweet town of Wimberley, Texas. Wimberley provides an entertaining square to walk around, shop, and dine. Wimberley also hosts monthly market days for more serious shoppers, public swimming holes for kiddos, ziplining, golf, and more. A couple nearby destination restaurants include the Leaning Pear (Wimberley) The Salt Lick (Driftwood) and Tratoria Lisina (Driftwood.) Another fun family option is visiting Pedernales Falls State Park (25 miles.) Guests are provided details and contacts to our many favorite hill country spots, eateries, bakeries, and caterers. We are happy to email links to all of the above suggested places, in addition to all the fun seasonal options that happen in the Hill Country.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We accept credit card payments but do require damage deposits be paid by electronic check. It is our intent to fully refund guests' damage deposits and in order to do so, must receive them by physical or electronic checks to avoid credit card fees. We do require all payments and rental agreements be made with an adult 30 years or older.