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Onsite Lodge for The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding Venue and Corp Events Center

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

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.

More Details

Myra Zunker
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Myra Zunker

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

Myra Zunker purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Myra Zunker 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!

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful week we have had! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy the house and all it offers! We'll be back!
Jul 2013
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New Braunfels Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 / Master - toilet , shower , Larger master bath with shower and double sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 full size futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 king size bed and 2 full futons
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Game/play room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sleeper sofas
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (2) Futons (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Large open living area with indoor dining 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..


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Onsite Lodge for The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding Venue and Corp Events Center
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 63 reviews

Beautiful house and scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday! Beautiful house and great scenery! Nice and quiet place to stay! Can't forget about all the deer! It was Awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place that we will never forget

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Escondida with ease. Myra gave perfect directions and descriptions of the grounds. The music was already playing as we walked in the door. Our group almost arrived all at once and everyone did a perusal of the place. It was gorgeous and all in our party were in awe. The house was perfect, the exterior was well groomed and the pool was pristine. We were happy campers.

Our weekend was quite a memorable one. Not only did we celebrate my boyfriend's (at the time) birthday but after, he sang to me in front of all of our friends out by the pool (with the help of a blow up screen and some karaoke mics) and proposed. What a magical evening. Under the stars and completely away from anyone else, surrounded by nature and all of our closest friends. It was something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We were able to end the LATE evening in the warm pool water, relaxing and taking in all that had transpired. WOW.

We could not have asked for a more ideal setting for our engagement weekend and we know that our friends absolutely loved it.

We are thankful to Myra and everyone at Escondida de Gruene for their hospitality; it was spot on and our group was extremely satisfied.

We hope to make return trips in the future as a new tradition with family and friends.

PS - the future chapel and reception hall look to be amazing. I cannot wait to see them completed. Maybe we will even get married there.


the newly engaged couple, Josh and Amy

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, clean and very accommodating. It was perfect for our group getaway and very conveniently located for day trips and visiting the town. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this property and the Zunker family! We were blessed to find this location to have our wedding and everything was absolutely perfect. The house worked out well for all of our family to gather throughout the weekend and the grounds provided a beautiful setting for us. Tim and Myra are such good people and were more than willing to accommodate any needs we presented. We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 17th Annual Chick Trip and our first time to stay at this property. It is definitely our favorite. The house, furnishings, pool and property are by far the nicest we have found in the area. The owners do a wonderful job maintaining the property. We plan on being back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful group of ladies to have as guests at Escondida de Gruene! How special that you continue to get together year after year! Making memories, that's what life is all about! Thank you for your kind words and review!
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Great rental house - family really enjoyed

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay - the house & pool were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoyed having you as guests!
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Gruene River Grill
Landa Park
Gruene Texas
Gruene River Grill
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
New Braunfels Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Landa Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Gruene: Grist Mill, Gruene River Grill, Mozies
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday weekends are 3 nights minimum---
Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
Early check in fee $25 per hr
Available for daily access please call

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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