Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Great Home on 4 acres. One Mile from Gruene Hall! Book now for Spring Break!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bath House on four acres with Outdoor Fire Pit!

Charming four bedroom ranch style home on 4 private acres only a stone's throw from Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River! Take the time to explore all the fabulous amenities of this beautiful property! Outside roast marshmallows under the stars on the outdoor fire pit or BBQ on the grill under the covered patio while you watch your favorite football team on the outdoor flat screen TV. There is also a large volleyball net and 'Franklin CHUX' Golf Game for the kids and adults alike! To book now, call or email me.

Inside the front door you will find a large living area with brick fireplace and a 'ranch style' decor. The game table can be used for puzzles, board games and for additional seating when dining. Enjoy making all your meals in River Road Retreat's fully equipped kitchen which opens to the dining area and includes a large family size table. The adjacent open area has a hand custom bar with a brand new foosball table for the enjoyment of the guests!

All bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and the bunk room is a great place for the kids with twin over full bunk beds and a TV area for watching movies or playing games.

Drive only 1.5 miles down the road and you will be in the Historic Gruene District which lies on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Rent your tubes and kayaks at Rockin' R, then enjoy a leisurely float down the river while enjoying the scenery or spend the day shopping at one of Gruene's unique boutiques or gift shops. This quaint little town is a paradise for finding that perfect gift or accessory or even your favorite pair of country western boots!

Try one of the many popular restaurants Gruene has to offer or relax with a glass of wine at one of the local wine tasting shops while sampling exclusive Texas wines, champagne and specialty beers. In the middle of town you can visit Texas' oldest dance saloon, 'Gruene Hall' where you can listen to your favorite country music band.

Gruene is also known for hosting various special events and celebrations almost every weekend from March through December. Enjoy 'Gruene Market Days' once a month or catch one of the many music or wine fests scheduled throughout the year.

Explore the many other activities New Braunfels has to offer. Leisurely tube or kayak down the Comal rivers for the day or take the kids to Schlitterbahn, the #1 water park in the world!

Wherever you want to go in New Braunfels, you couldn't be closer to all the action than at River Road Retreat!

More Details

Property Manager
Tana Thompson "A River Runs Thru It" Inc
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Tana Thompson "A River Runs Thru It" Inc

This property has been in our family for over 30 years and is a very special place to us. Together we have shared many memories and special occasions here. As we open our home to you, we hope that you will enjoy your time here as much as we have over the years.

What makes this house unique

Great place for family reunions and small weddings. Very close to Gruene!


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Bunk beds are twin over full beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Great Home on 4 acres. One Mile from Gruene Hall! Book now for Spring Break!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Amazing home and property!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, has so much to do on this property. Loved watching the deer and enjoying the fire pit! The home is so cute and very well cared for. We stay here every year for our annual river trip and it never disappoints!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Our cleaning staff is excellent and go above and beyond just "cleaning" I'm glad you enjoyed the property and all it has to offer! Come back soon! Tana Thompson A River Runs Thru it, Inc.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Austin, Texas

Holiday Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving weekend can be stressful, but with a lovely place like this, relaxation takes over. Beautiful location. Great BBQ area. The fire pit is perfect for talking about old times, and planning for the future. Kitchen is FULLY stocked with everything you'd need for a quick meal, or a full course of fun dining. Bedrooms are just as you see on the site; and the "dorm" area is really larger than we expected. The on-site resident "Thomas" (sweet cat) also made us feel at home and the deer roaming about was an extra! Everyone in our group LOVED It!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. Something for everyone to enjoy!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful property, close to everything, very comfortable and well appointed!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this well appointed rental home! It was very clean, easy to get to, surrounded by beautiful trees and deer, and just very comfortable for our party of 14!! Kids had a blast roaming the property searching for treasures and playing foosball while indoors! Great property for adults and kids!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at River Retreat! Come back soon! Thanks! Tana Thompson A River Runs Thru It, Inc.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect House for Large Group!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of 12 women (ages 30 -70) that travel to Gruene every July for shopping, eating and we also spend 4 hrs floating the river. We have been doing this for 12 years and this was our first stay at the River Road Retreat. It was perfect. The location is great because we were 5 minutes from shopping, and eating, in Gruene.

The kitchen was fully furnished for the few times we cooked. We really enjoyed the outdoor patio surrounded by towering trees. And it was really exciting to have our coffee and watch the numerous deer grazing.

We had plenty of comfortable beds and with three bathrooms we all managed to easily share. We plan on this being our new yearly rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
Lexington, Tx, USA


  • 5 of 5

For a second time, we rented this house for our annual family vacation, and, once again, it was absolutely perfect for us. After spending our days at Landa Park, Canyon Lake, and on the Guadalupe, it was so nice to get back and relax in such a spacious, comfortable house and a fantastic yard. The kids had lots of room to ride bikes and play soccer, basketball, and volleyball, while we relaxed under the trees and around the fire pit. The house is very well-stocked from the kitchen to the bathrooms and the washer and dryer came in very handy. We've rented many different properties over the years for our annual trips, but this is by far my favorite place ever. It truly lives up to its billing.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $230
Booking Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday Weeks & Special Events including New Year's, Spring Break, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,Christmas, Gruene Music and Wine Fest & Wurstfest are Peak Season Prices

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.