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Private Bath in Every Room/Private River Access/20 mile Hilltop Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Distant views, private river access, modern amenities and rustic charm.

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With it's high elevation and unique design, Hunt Hill Top Cabin is the most unique home you will find in the Guadalupe South Fork area. Where else can you find such a charming home with expansive views, wooded privacy and private river access? What more could you ask for? Hilltop Cabin sits at over 2000 feet above sea level looking over the Guadalupe river valley in Hunt, TX. The Cabin is a loaded with both Hill Country charm and modern amenities. 3 bedrooms, all with Queen beds and each with its own full bathroom comfortably sleeping a total of 6 adults. There is also a full sleeping sofa and several blow up mattresses and a half bath downstairs for additional sleeping arrangements for several children. The Kitchen is very large as well as the dining area, for large meal prepping and gathering. The laundry room is what you would expect to find in a larger home, with a full size washer and dryer. The main living space is large enough for a big gathering with plenty of places for everyone to gather around the wood burning fireplace. We keep the house well stocked with toiletries including wet wipes, toilet paper as well as shampoo, conditioner and his and hers body washes for your convenience. Outdoor living spaces include multiple options for sun and shade as needed. A large screened porch sits off the main living space. Two decks are in the back of the house with seating under the shady cedar trees, as well as a large, new barbecue pit. There is a wrap around porch with chairs and a bench swing to take in the hilltop views across the Guadalupe River Valley. There are also several sitting areas around the 2.5 acres for enjoying the many different areas of the secluded and private property. The private river park is a quick 3-5 minute walk from the front door (we've timed it). You can also access the park via a shorter drive for anyone that has mobility issues. The River Inn Crossing section of the Guadalupe is at the headwaters of the south fork,, giving you the cleanest, clearest water that the river has too offer. The depth and width of the river in this section is perfect for all water activities. Most parts of the river are either too shallow for swimming and canoeing, or too narrow for real exploring. An added bonus this far up the river is the clarity of the water. On a typical day, the water is as clear as a swimming pool. This is one of the only locations on the Guadalupe where snorkeling is a real option, so don't let the kids forget their goggles. Parents won't have to worry about the little ones, because you can see straight to the bottom, and the average depth in front of the park is about 3.5 feet. There is also a very neat section where you can get out of the kayaks and walk around and explore the shallow channels and pools (probably our kids favorite spot). Although the cabin is far enough out that you have true privacy, serenity and quiet, it is a perfect home base for hitting all of the different places that people like to go. You can make a quick and very picturesque 25 min drive over to Vanderpool for a couple of hours of hiking or picnicking at Lost Maples State Park. You can head over to Fredricksburg, which is only 20 minutes from Kerville, and spend a few hours shopping or antiquing. Maybe you want to go horseback riding or fishing in another location. Maybe you are a motorcyclist and want to hit the infamous Twisted Sisters which are very close to Hwy 39.. Then again, maybe you just want to hang at the river and cabin, and get a full weekend of relaxation in, while the kids wear themselves out with all the fun and activities. The great thing about staying at the cabin, is that the activities are endless and are all right at your fingertips. You may also enjoy the various type of wildlife around the cabin and area. Axis and whitetail deer, raccoons, ringtails, opossums, skunk, porcupines, foxes, bobcats, turkey, roadrunners, javelina, armadillo, rabbits and all types of birds etc. These are some of the typical things our own family does when we stay at the cabin:

Ride the Harley's to the Twisted Sisters 336, 337, 335 as well as Hwy 16 and Hwy 39 and the many other beautiful roads in the area.

Drive to Leakey area for the scenic drive and get some lunch.

Go to Lost Maples State Park (hiking and photos) be sure to watch for wild turkey during the drive as well as exotic game along the fences of the many ranches.

Go to Enchanted Rock State Park (hiking and photos).

Go to Garner State Park (hiking/swimming and photos)

Visit Fredericksburg (lunch/shopping/winery visits)

Grill Burgers or Barbeque at the cabin or river

Swim/kayak/canoe/Explore the river

Fish the river in late afternoon (right at the park).

Go eat dinner in Kerrville.

Go horseback riding with an outfitter.

Go watch the Bat Flights in Concan.

Leave cabin Saturday 8am- be at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at 9am. Stay 4-5 hours

and be back at cabin or river by 3pm for swimming or fishing.

Go to movie theater in Kerrville.

Go to Kerrville City Parks on the Guadalupe river (walk/picnic/fish etc.)

Go to the museums or galleries.

Go tubing on one of the nearby rivers.

Hang around the river crossing areas (Schummacher Crossing, Hunt Crossing, River Inn Crossing) for pictures, fishing and fun.

Hang around the cabin, (porches, decks, seating areas inside and out) and be with the family.

Lay around the cabin and be worthless.

Star gaze at night. (Watch for shooting stars and satellites (give prizes for first sightings)

Night time canoeing and kayaking with glow sticks at the park and catch fireflies.

Hang around the outdoor fire pit at night and make S'mores.

Watch a movie or game on Direct TV.

Play Xbox (my son and myself)

Spot wildlife on distant hills with binoculars.

These are just some of the activities available. You can also golf, visit wineries, visit James Avery, go birding or antiquing, or whatever else it is that makes you happy.

More Details

Brent Lankford
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018


Hunt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • All three bathrooms upstairs have sinks, toilets, and showers and linen closets. The master bedroom also has a spa tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 upstairs bedrooms with Queen beds and 3 full bathrooms with showers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the cabin and we loved it. We spent 5 days out here and we loved every second of it. As always the cabin has everything you need. There is so much to do out here that your never bored. We will definitely be back for another stay. Thanks again for another great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again!
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Saginaw, TX

Hill country perfection !

  • 5 of 5

What a great place this is ! The view from the house is breathtaking. The cabin is perfect for couples and very comfortable. Lots to do in the area or you can just kick back and watch the wild life carry on as if you're not even there . I highly recommend this cabin for any Texas Hill country visit you may plan . We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, thank you.
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Great place to stay for enjoying the Hill Country!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fabulous time at the Hill Top Cabin. Plenty of space for everyone and all the amenities we needed. The house was comfortable and well-stocked and the river park was very relaxing and great fun. The owner Brent provided an abundance of great information on the house and things to do in the surrounding area. He was very communicative and responsive during our stay and great to work with. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to know your stay went so well. Thank you for the kind words.
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Dallas, TX

Great property to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for: quiet and relaxing! The house sits at the top of a hill with a great porch to just look over the landscape. It's a few minutes walk down to the river, but that's perfect with little ones...they won't wander down there accidentally. House includes access to a private riverside park with swimming platform and canoe/kayak. Do plan ahead on groceries as it's a bit of a drive to a full-size grocery store but easily doable. If you're looking for peace and quiet, this is a great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful property. Very spacious and well maintained

  • 4 of 5

This house is perfect for three couples as each bedroom has a private bath. The house is secluded and very quite. It is very well maintained and appointed. It is a little further from some of the wineries but well worth the drive. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Hunt is not the best location to stay if you are wanting to be near all the wineries. If wineries are your primary attraction, you would be much better off staying in Fredericksburg.
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Awesome, darling home.

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family had an awesome time at this beautiful home. We enjoyed the river and evenings on the back porch. This home has every single thing you need and more! I would recommend it to anyone and I plan on coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. See you soon!
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Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Elaine's Table

Hunt Hilltop Cabin is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Hunt, Texas. Many of the major summer camps are located in Hunt and the surrounding area such as Camp La Junta, YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow and Camp Mystic to name just a few. The headwaters of the Guadalupe are located here, assuring visitors the purest, cleanest water the river has to offer. There is a private river park for guest to enjoy as well as breathtaking views from the home itself. Many restaurants and shops are nearby, as well as all of the amenities you would expect in the larger town of Kerrville, including theaters, museums and cinemas. Sitting on the scenic Hwy 39, just outside of Kerrville, Hunt is truly the crown jewel of hill country. Leaving the Cabin you can go either east on Hwy 39, and drive along the South Fork Guadalupe, making the many crossings, including the famous Schumacher Crossing, where you can see the beautiful, year round waterfalls, as you make your way back to Kerrville for evening entertainment or morning coffee at Starbucks. You can also head west on Hwy 39, deeper into the rural Hill Country, for one the most beautiful drives in all of Texas, where Lost Maples State Park is only 25 minutes away. If you are a motorcycle rider, you leave the cabin and are immediately in Hog Heaven as you head out to the infamous Twisted Sisters. The amazing part is that Hwy 39 is one of the top riding roads in Texas and your already there. When you leave the Cabin, you will be making several beautiful and picturesque crossing of the South Fork Guadalupe. Cars are typically stopped in several spots around the area for photography, both professional and amateur. The whole area is also very popular for scenic driving, and you will not go wrong with any turn you make. Be sure to watch for abundant wildlife including Ringtails, Porcupines, Turkey and Axis and Whitetail deer which inhabit the area. The Cabin is located just at the outer edge of rural development before you head into Ranch Country. This perfect geographical position gives you all of the amenities of modern life with the piece and serenity of the country. At night you get to see the stars like you never have before. It is not uncommon to see the Milky Way Galaxy on a clear night. If you love antiquing and shopping you have several towns within an easy drive, including Fredricksburg. The activities available at your fingertips are nearly endless for anyone looking to fill up a day with adventure and fun. Caverns of Sonora are ranked as one of the prettiest in the world and usually with its location being so far, most have passed up going to visit it. From the cabin you can get up and make a beautiful drive to the Caverns, take the tour, stop and eat lunch, and still have time in the afternoon to come back and spend some time at the river. Did you know that the worlds second largest bat colony is also not too far away. Take the scenic drive out to Lost Maples State Park for a challenging hilltop hike or a dip in the Sabinal River, then drive over some of the highest Peaks in the Hill Country to Leakey for a bite to eat on the Frio River, before you make your way to Concan for the evening flight of the bats. Maybe you want to go horseback riding on some of the prettiest ranches in the state before you go tubing on the Frio River at Garner State Park. Of course, you can always stay at the cabin and spend the day at the private river park barbequing and kayaking and canoeing. Or just hang around the cabin and enjoy its many outdoor living areas to take in the piece and quiet. One of the many great things about the area, is that you have so many options for filling up your day with activities if you choose to.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

The Cabin receives a 5 hour minimum, professional cleaning after each rental, which is reflected in the cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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