Winding from the rolling landscapes in Texas Hill Country through the sweeping plains of southern Texas, the Frio River is a popular destination for nature lovers, couples, and families alike. All along the waterway, you'll find a wide array of vacation home rentals, from simple cottages to modern rustic-chic cabins with all the fixin's. Read on for inspiration for your next Frio River getaway.

Winning getaways on the water

A waterfront vacation rental is a great way to guarantee plenty of time near the cool, spring-fed waters of the Frio River. Choose a riverside retreat in Leakey, where the east and west forks of the Frio River converge, for easy access to canoeing, hiking, cycling, and more in nearby Garner State Park. Or head to Three Rivers, where you'll find plenty of spots near fishing, birding, and swimming at the Choke Canyon Reservoir.

Riverside cabins in Leakey are a great bet

Located near the headwaters of the Frio River, the town of Leakey is a great spot for outdoor recreation from spring through fall. Riverside cabins here range from spare to sumptuous, and many include furnished porches, full kitchens, and river views. They'll also put you just a hop, skip, and a jump from Garner State Park, a popular summertime destination with more than 1,400 acres of hiking and cycling trails, campsites, and picnic areas, as well as plenty of canoeing and kayaking along the Frio River.

Reservoir recreation in Three Rivers

At the other end of the river, vacation home rentals around Three Rivers offer easy access to the nearby Choke Canyon Reservoir, where you'll find ample space for fishing, birdwatching, boating, camping, and more. Frio River cabins in the area boast perks like Wi-Fi access, kitchens, and/or spacious living rooms, and you'll find a number of options that can accommodate groups or big families, too.

Cozy up to Frio River cabins with hot tubs I

Whenever you're planning to visit the Frio River, booking a vacation rental with a hot tub is a great way to take your cabin game to the next level. Peruse our picks for the best areas to find hot tub–equipped rentals in the area, and get ready to get seriously cozy.

Cabins in Vanderpool with hot tubs

A short drive from Leakey, Vanderpool is a tiny community nestled amid Texas Hill Country. Here, you'll be surrounded by scenic rolling hillsides, and you're also just a quick trip from the banks of the Frio River. Cabins with hot tubs in the area tend to be on the rustic side, with wood-paneled quarters, porches or decks, and BBQ grills, and you can sit back in your outdoor hot tub and take in the peaceful views of the surrounding countryside.

Hot tub–equipped rentals near Choke Canyon Reservoir

Another great area to look for cabins with hot tubs is around the Choke Canyon Reservoir. In areas like Three Rivers, Calliham, Tilden, and George West, you can find vacation home rentals with open-air hot tubs, as well as perks like Wi-Fi access, kitchens, yards, and BBQ grills. Many properties in the area are also just a quick trip from outdoor recreation in Choke Canyon State Park.

Great ideas for getaways for two Image

As it runs through Texas Hill Country, the Frio River winds its way among some of the most serene scenery in all of Texas. Whether you're searching in Uvalde, Leakey, or Vanderpool, you can find the perfect vacation home rental for your romantic retreat within a short drive of the river.

Charming cabins near Uvalde

Generally considered to be the southernmost point of Texas Hill Country, Uvalde boasts a wide variety of vacation home rentals of all shapes and sizes. Throughout the area, you'll find cozy cabins and honeymoon-worthy cottages boasting kitchens, living rooms, and furnished porches with sweeping Hill Country views. Uvalde lies between the Frio River and the Nueces River, and the town itself is home to a number of museums and restaurants, so you'll never want for things to do.

Laid-back escapes in Leakey are a smart move

To the north of Uvalde, the country around Leakey is home to oodles of cozy cabins, many within a short drive or walk from the Frio River. Here, you can score snug vacation rentals for two with perks like hot tubs and fire pits, as well as amenities like porches and full kitchens. The area's also close to the many outdoor activities in Garner State Park, where you and your special someone can kayak, canoe, and hike until the cows come home.