About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-9)
Joy's Country Cabin is located in the beautiful rolling hills, on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. We are just 10 minutes to either New Braunfels, San Marcos or Seguin and about 35 minutes to San Antonio or Austin. The house overlooks a cottage garden and a small pond frequented by wildlife. The setting is one of rolling hils and small farms - a tranquil, peaceful spot - yet it's only minutes from shopping, restaurants and local attractions. It's a great place to vacation, honeymoon, or get away. The large front porch and garden area is the ideal place to relax and unwind. A charcoal grill is also provided for those who enjoy outdoor cooking.
The living room is a circa 1850's log cabin which has been lovingly restored. The remainder of the house is newly built using old materials, giving the home a charming, rustic feel. It is furnished and decorated with country antiques, patchwork quilts and 'Texas treasures.' The large kitchen, dining, living area is big enough for your family to gather together. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances, pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. The home has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two double beds and the third bedroom has a twin bed. There is also a futon in the living room.
The house has all the charm that only a log cabin can have combined with accommodations of the 21st century. It has central heating and air conditioning, satellite TV and a utility room with washer and dryer. So come visit and experience all that our country home has to offer.
Also on the same 60-acre property we have just furnished the 100-year old Farmhouse for a vacation rental. It is located on top of a hill and from there are fantastic views of the countryside. It has similar amenities as Joy's Country Cabin and is roomier so it can more easily accommodate larger groups. Call or email to ask about either The Cabin or The Farmhouse.
Keywords: New Braunfels house, San Marcos house, Seguin house, country house, log cabin
Sherman and Joy Schlichting
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- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Sherman and Joy Schlichting
Sherman is a carpenter by trade and usually builds using modern conventional methods. But he and Joy especially like saving old homes. So when an old log cabin was offered to them in 1998 they took on the challenge of restoring it. The log walls were moved to the farm where Joy was raised. Sherman and Joy grew up in the community surrounding the area and even though they are not able to make their living from the farm, they wanted to keep the property in the family. Having vacation rentals gives them a way to do that. They opened their first vacation rental in 2000 and have since then completed two more. Joy just retired from 30 years working as a teacher and counselor in the public schools. So now she can devote more time to the vacation rentals. Their latest project is restoring a house built before Abraham Lincoln was president! It has been moved beside Joy's Country Cabin and will hopefully be completed within the next year. It is definitely a labor of love, bringing a house back to life.
Why Sherman and Joy Schlichting chose Guadalupe County
Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for old homes. It saddens them when they are not cared for. They have always been especially attracted to log cabins. They have a charm that is hard to beat. And they are part of our history. The log cabin which is now the living room of Joy's Country Cabin was built by German immigrants who came to the area in the mid 19th century. At that time there were no lumber yards or even lumber mills. There was not a hardware store around where you could buy nails. So the early settlers built with what they found in the area. In the case of this house, it was elm trees. Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for the work that went into building these early structures and want to see them preserved. Having vacation rentals allows us to save some of these wonderful old homes and share them with others.
What makes this House unique
The property where Joy's Country Cabin is located has always been special to Sherman and Joy, especially Joy, since it has been in her family for several generations. The area on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country is some of the most beautiful and productive in Texas. The soil is black and rich which means the grass, trees and crops grow lush. Cattle and horses graze on the grasslands surrounding the cabin. In the Spring, Texas wildflowers bless the countryside. And at all times of the year, wildlife come to the pond which can be seen from the porch swing. Many, many guests from all over the world come back to Joy's Country Cabin time after time just to be able to sit on that porch.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The location was awesome, off the beaten path, but still close to everything we wanted to do.
Uber was available to get us to and from Gruene Hall, which is really nice if you want to go have fun and not worry about anything. I only have two complaints, there are no locks on the bathroom or bed room doors, and a bigger grill would be nice, it was hard to prepare food for 8 on it. Other than that the place is great.
Wonderful, relaxing stay
Our family of three stayed at this cute home. We had a wonderful time. The scenery was wonderful and it was truly a relaxing stay. We were also very close to Gruene and New Braunfels. The owners were great. We would definitely stay again. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to have the convenience of a home; but still close to everything!
My husband & I stayed for a month at the Bunkhouse, and a second month at the Country Cabin. Each is unique, and a very pleasant stay. We enjoyed the country lifestyle. Joy and Sherman are wonderful hosts and really made us feel welcome. The property is 15 minutes from either I-10 or I-35 so you can easily get to the Guadalupe River or in to San Antonio.
cabin in the country but close to everything!
the description and photos on vrbo first attracted me to this rental. my wife and I plus 5 kids travel to the cabin and found it to be just perfect. it was lovingly redone and repurposed materials by the owners and is a beautiful rustic cabin. it does have all the modern amenities including central air and heat and satellite for the kids. its location in the country is wonderful and secluded but only minutes from Schlitterbahn!! It is a wonderful cabin and it was a wonderful vaction, do yourself a favor and rent this cabin you will love it. joy and her husband were easy to work with and accommodated us in every way. from the cabin we were only minutes to New Braunfels or Wimberly and enjoy the entire area. also check out the grain bin restaurant just down the road and get a hamburger they are good
A GREAT GATEWAY CABIN
my family of 4 have stayed at Joy's cabin several times. The cabin is located in great location far enough away from the city but still close drive wise. The cabin has all the modern conveniences. The porch is where we spend a lot of time watching the world slowly go by from the porch swing. This is our ideal spot to just get away from the big city and unwind. The owners are wonderful people who make sure everything is in order for your visit. We will continue to frequent the cabin.
Beautiful property and great experience
My group stayed at the farmhouse for a college reunion so to speak. We had 8 people for the most part and that was the perfect fit as far as space. Quick drives to San Marcos or Gruene were great. The place was easy to find and sat atop a hill for a cool view. We arrived to a clean house that felt welcoming and comfortable. The beautiful property allowed for cool engagement picture for a couple of my friends. They were going to take pics somewhere else but when they explored the property they thought they could get some really cool pics and they did. We just hung out and played washers and bocce ball while having some drinks and catching up with good friends. There were compliments from the whole party. Would definitely stay there again!!! Joy, the owner, was very accommodating and always available for any questions.
Thanks for the great experience!
Joy's Country Cabin is the perfect place whether you want to be active or relax. We are located in the rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, just 10 minutes from New Braunfels, Seguin, or San Marcos. And it's an easy 35 minute drive to San Antonio or Austin. So you can take advantage of all the attractions the area has to offer. Many of our guests enjoy going to either the Guadalupe, Comal or San Marcos Rivers to float, raft, fish, ski or boat. We are also less than 15 minutes from Gruene, an old community which is now part of New Braunfels. The streets of Gruene are lined with gift shops, antique stores and restaurants. And of course there is Gruene Hall - the oldest dance hall in continuous operation in Texas. Here you can enjoy well-known and up and coming country bands and singers. Another small town worth checking out is Wimberly. From Joy's Country Cabin you can take a scenic drive through the Hill Country to this wonderful little place built on the banks of the Blanco River. And if you have a son or daughter attending Texas State University in San Marcos or Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, our house, located just 10 minutes from either town, can provide the perfect place for the family to gather for the weekend. Or how about doing some major shopping at the Outlet Mall on IH 35? Ask us about the way to drive there in about 10 minutes and avoid all the traffic!Many of our guests have commented on the fact that Joy's Country Cabin is the perfect combination of easy access to activities and a relaxing, peaceful retreat. What sets our house apart from many others is that at the end of the day, after sightseeing, shopping or floating the river, you can escape to the peaceful quiet of our country home. For many of our guests the front porch is the favorite spot. From the porch swing you have a view of a pond which is visited by birds and other Texas wildlife. And we are far enough from the lights of the city that on a clear night you can see the stars. So come visit us and experience for yourself.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on first 2 people. For each additional guest, $10 is added to the per night rate.