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Blanco Rapids Ranch in Wimberley

Bedrooms 6
Space 7,677 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

River Home and Suites on the Blanco River

Incredible ranch on Blanco River with Main Home, Guest Home and 4 Suites. Property is located on 136 acres with fabulous Blanco River frontage. This is an exceptionally spacious and private location perfect for reunions or retreats. The entire property is available or seperate units are available. The Main House has very large living room with dining table with seating for 12. This living room also has new regulation shuffleboard table. The dining room has additional seating for 12 at two tables for six. The guest house shares the porch of the Main House overlooking the rapids on the Blanco River with newly installed outdoor kitchen. The four suites are approximately 150 feet across a large lawn area. The are two units with two suites each. The suites are each decorated beautifully and uniquely but all have the same floor plan including double sink in bathroom, rock shower and kitchenette with Keurig coffee, microwave and sink. There are nice outdoor patios overlooking the river for all spaces. The fishing is great in the deep part of the river upstream from the rapids. We request that you catch and release please.

Charlene Myers
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Charlene Myers

We have been blessed to live in Wimberley and on the Blanco River for many years. We own a construction company and do much work throughout Central Texas. We GREATLY enjoy our time at the ranch. It is so incredibly private and relaxing. We love sitting on the porch and listening the the rapids in the river. In the summer we enjoy time IN the river. There are deep sections, rapids, shallow sections and even good fishing areas. It truly is an amazing place and we know you will enjoy your time here also.

Charlene Myers purchased this house in 2016

Why Charlene Myers chose Canyon Lake

Blanco Rapids Ranch is in the Devils Backbone area between Wimberley and Canyon Lake. It is centrally located for trips to Wimberley, San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. The privacy of this river property is exceptional. The seperate suites make it the perfect place for a gathering of family and/or friends where you can gather together and also have your private lodging.

What makes this house unique

This ranch is on the Devil's Backbone which has amazing views! The location of the ranch between Wimberley, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, New Braunfels and Blanco make it so accessible to so many wonderful activiites. However most often when folks get to the ranch they want to stay and simply enjoy the incredible property.


Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7677 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No hunting Please catch and release fish No glass at the river No ATV's
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Each of the four suites have double sink and walk in rock shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Longhorn Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    River Runs Through It Suite - 1 king
    San Miguel Suite - 1 king
    Safari Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1/Guest Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1/Master - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King beds in each suite are very high quality mattresses. We constantly get comments about how comfortable bedding is. Suites were newly constructed and house and guest suite were remodeled in 2014.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This ranch is a fabulous location for reunion or large gathering of friends as there is incredible common spaces and individual spaces for privacy.


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Blanco Rapids Ranch in Wimberley
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The estate is unbelievable! First class all the way!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are just wonderful people. They make you feel welcome from the word go. The home and all the amenities are just first class. The scenery and things to do are wonderful as it is right on the river. Our family had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Great Property on the Blanco River!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 "mature" ladies was totally in awe of the setting of this property! Relaxing to the sounds of the gentle rapids of the river while sitting on the expansive patio, watching the birds and squirrels (we even saw a painted bunting!) and dining all together at the same table were just a few of the highlights for our weekend. The beds and the bed set up (kings and trundles) are very comfortable and work wonderfully for both groups and families. The property manager responded immediately to our minor issues and they were quickly remedied. The grounds and setting are park-like, serene and very well-manicured. The privacy is unequaled and yet you're still only minutes to downtown Wimberley. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious - worked great for our meal prep when we had 4 people working in the kitchen at once. Having the casita suites with their own private baths removed from the main house allowed those who wanted to retire early, a quiet retreat from those who wanted to stay up late. Cannot think of one negative thing except our time at Blanco Rapids Ranch went by much too quickly!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to the ranch for a spring break weekend with 3 other families and all of our kids. We all had a blast. The kids loved running around the massive yard as well as swimming and fishing in the river. The parents loved the perfect backyard bar/grill area for when the kids went to bed. The game room/tv room is an added bonus for both kids and adults. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect 2017 holiday venue for our family of 12 adults and one infant.

  • 5 of 5

Charlene and Randy were great to work with, and the onsite ranch manager, Jim, was attentive and helpful. Everything was in good working order, and the layout provided a nice combination of group areas along with private sleeping, kitchenette, and bath spaces. The four cabins and the guest house were all comfortable and unique. The beds were great. The indoor spaces at the main house were comfy and able to accommodate the entire group for board games, meals, and family time. The shuffleboard table is excellent, tournament-quality. We loved the patio and the grounds, and took several walks along the Blanco River. We had a great stay and would love to go back at some future date.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on a secluded ranch like setting overlooking the river.

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of 12 adults. There was plenty of space to hang out. The weather was perfect so we enjoyed the large patio. There is a large dining table and living room to entertain as well. Kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, etc. The main house has two bedrooms. There are 4 suites a short walk from the main house. We were already planning another stay before we even left.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property and owners. My wife and I took our 4 married children and grandchild (15 total) to the Blanco Rapids Ranch for our annual family retreat. It was a perfect property for rest, relaxation and fun for everyone. The river was beautiful and perfect for wading, canoeing and fishing. The patio area was our evening oasis to BBQ, eat, watch movies and cook s'mores. Definitely will be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Austin or San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Devil's Backbone Tavern
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Vaaler Creek in Blanco
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Italian Garden Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

The property is located on the Devil's Backbone, also known as FM 32. San Marcos is to the east about 20 miles. Blanco is to the west about 20 miles. Wimberley is to the north about 8 miles. Canyon Lake is to the south about 6 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

Property is 2.5 miles off FM 32 on ranch road. This road is not suitable for vehicles that are close to the ground such as luxury sports cars.

Owner'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.