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White Ranch River Retreat on Bullhead Creek In The Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Perfect For Family & Friends To Spend Time Together

Located in a remote area of Real County (45 miles west of Garner State Park & ConCan) in Nueces Canyon. Surrounded by hills, the cabin is on Bullhead Creek, a tributary of the Nueces River.

Two houses available on this gorgeous 21 acres of amazing River fun. See Listing #887787 for additional large 4 bedroom.

If you choose to stay with us, I will send a secure electronic invoice to your email address for 1/2 of the balance due to hold the reservations. The remainder is due three days prior to arrival, you will receive a second invoice for this payment.

A true escape in the beautiful Texas Hill Country to enjoy peace, quiet and solitude in nature. Explore, fish, swim or just relax along the 1,155 feet of the Spring Fed Creek! You are likely to see Blue & Yellow Catfish, Carp, Blue Gill, Bass, Alligator Gar & Turtles!

Boasting a huge variety of birds, this is truly a birdwatchers paradise. You are also sure to see plenty of other wildlife including Whitetail & Axis deer, turkey and much more! Nearby exotic game ranches make your drive feel like a safari with Camel, Giraffe & Gazelle to name only a few, so keep your cameras handy!

Many of the state highways are widely known to bicyclists, motorcyclists, joggers, car clubs, and all who enjoy a breathtaking drive through hills and along the rivers. Famous Texas Highways nearby include: Ranch Road 2631 (on location); Hwy 335; (3.5 miles); Hwy 337 (15 miles); Hwy 41 (22 miles) and Hwy 336 (43 miles). Enough road for even the avid rider! Highways 335, 336, & 337 are often called the “Three Twisted Sisters” and are must rides for most enthusiasts.

For you who still have some energy left, hiking is amazing on the 20+ acres of White Ranch. The hills are fertile ground for many types of cactus blooming in the early and late Spring. As you hike along the flowing river!

There are several small restaurants, groceries, bars, unique shopping and even a chocolate factory in the nearby small towns just a 15 mile drive through beautiful exotic game ranches.

More Details

Teddy White
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Teddy White

Texas A&M 'Aggie' owned and operated by Teddy & Brian White, lifelong Texans. We fell in love with this part of Texas over 30 years ago and opened this beautiful cabin in 2008.

Teddy White purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Teddy White chose Texas

The abundant wildlife including a famous variety of birds, axis deer, whitetail deer, turkey and much more draw bird watchers, hikers, bikers and nature enthusiasts including us to this rural escape to nature.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is surrounded by hills in every direction, the views are breathtaking. Only the sounds of nature can be heard. The night sky is huge and full of stars! A night by the fire pit includes a fantastic show of nature's sights and sounds that seem to be just for you!


Barksdale Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master has double sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double bed with single top bunk and single trundle
  • Air mattresses available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
On site activities include bird & wildlife watching, hiking, swimming, volleyball, badminton, star gazing, fire pit and being away from it all in nature.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

White Ranch River Retreat on Bullhead Creek In The Beautiful Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Great place for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was super clean and had everything we needed! Even satellite was available and we didn't have to miss the Aggie baseball game! 👍🏼 Water was fantastic! Loved the seclusion of it and the kids had a blast with the rope swing! Loved watching the fish in clear water! Saw lots of wildlife while enjoying coffee in the yard in the mornings. Will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed over Memorial Day weekend. The place was wonderful, clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Family had a great time and would return again. The Whites were exceptional hosts.

The Gann, Gonzales, Lindley, Escalona and Rodriguez families.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exclusive River Access was Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were finally able to find a place that could accommodate my three brothers and all of our kids!!! This was the perfect place.

Having access to both the house and the cabin was ideal for our group.

The watering holes are much nicer than the pictures can accurately convey, especially with the paddle boat and rope swings!!

Thanks Teddy for being so accommodating!!!

We WILL return again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed great family time. Cabin was spacious, clean and best of all we had the whole place to ourselves..we will definitely be booking the place again in the near future....Thanks Teddy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forney, TX

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We spent three amazing days and nights at this property. The drive alone was worth it through some of hill country's most amazing roads and views. The property sits next to a wonderful, fun spot on the river where you can spend your days swimming, relaxing, fishing, or swinging from one of the two rope swings. The water is cool and clear. We grilled on the grill every day and loved just sitting outside.

We spent our nights outside, in awe of the many stars visible. We even watched the moon rise above the mountains every night listening to all the awesome sounds of nature.

The cabin itself is basic, but it gives you all you need. The kitchen is stocked with utensils, plates, cups, etc. There were ten of us on this trip and we fit comfortably in the cabin.

We did leave the cabin to go float the Frio. It is about a 45 min amazing drive from the property. It is fairly rual there. The closest major grocery store is 44 miles away so plan your trip accordingly. Granted, there is a dollar general in Barksdale (about seven miles) to get essentials you may have forgotten at the grocery store. It's not close or convinient to civilization, but it's a perfect get away.

All in all, we had a wonderful time and Teddy was a fabulous host. We would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Get-away location

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time on our weekend. The house was well stocked and maintained, as was the yard and river front. We spent much of our time outside in the shade and relaxing at the river. In the evening we enjoyed s'mores in our campfire and the beautiful night sky.

I highly recommend this retreat home for anyone wanting to get away from it all. We had a great nights sleep on the comfortable beds and did not want for a thing in the kitchen. The washer and dryer are a great asset as well. We did have access to wifi and tv, but enjoyed the great outdoors and fresh air.

We had great customer service and owner was only a phone call away.

This is my second time at this retreat and would love to return for a third time.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Antonio International
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 335, Best Ride in Texas by Tx Hwy Magazine
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Barksdale, Texas
Car: necessary

We are located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country & 'The Best Ride in Texas' by Texas Highways Magazine, includes highways 335, 336 & 337. Great for bicycles, motorcycles & automobiles!


Rates & Availability

Barksdale Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

I will send a secure electronic invoice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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