Boasting a strong German heritage, the town of New Braunfels sits in picturesque Texas Hill Country, close to winding rivers and leafy parkland. The Comal and Guadalupe rivers meet in town and are popular recreation spots, as is the nearby Schlitterbahn Water Park with its slides and wave machine. The historic district of Gruene is a big attraction, while further out of town you can explore tree-lined hiking trails and the limestone caves of Natural Bridge Caverns. In keeping with its past, New Braunfels is home to many German-themed shops and retaurants, and even hosts an annual sausage festival.

Top-notch locations for New Braunfels cabin rentals

As far as location's concerned, you've got varied choices in New Braunfels. You'll feel as though you've traveled back in time when you bed down in atmospheric Gruene, for instance. Nature lovers and outdoorsy types can consider the getaway cabins closer to the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake; both locales offer tons of recreation in the great outdoors, including fishing, swimming, paddling, and hiking.

Gruene cabin rentals

With its historic buildings and old-world atmosphere, the quaint district of Gruene is virtually a separate small town within New Braunfels’ city limits. Take a step back in time as you explore the antique shops, cafes, and riverside restaurants, or take your partner by the hand at Gruene Hall, a traditional timber venue that has been hosting dances since it was built in 1878. Gruene feels almost like a living museum, and it hosts a regular craft market along with numerous music, food, and drink festivals throughout the year.

Guadalupe River cabins

The Guadalupe River passes through New Braunfels on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, and this rustic stretch offers some of the prettiest scenery along the whole route. A cabin rental close to the water gives you the chance to swim, fish, and explore the meandering river banks on hiking trails through the woods. Or you can rent a raft and paddle your way over the placid waters between sections of rapids.

Cabins near Canyon Lake

If you prefer to stay further out of town, Canyon Lake is a few miles north of New Braunfels. Just follow River Road along the banks of the Guadalupe to find this scenic man-made lake with a dam at its southern end. It’s a relaxing place for swimming, fishing, and picnicking, with boating marinas and ramps along the shoreline. The area also offers trails for hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. The drive along the river from town, then around Canyon Lake, is a very scenic route with several viewpoints and picnic areas along the way.

New Braunfels cabins suited to your vacation type

Whether you choose to stay out in the country or close to town, there are cabins around New Braunfels to suit all sorts of vacationers, from romantic couples to large groups. Some folks pick their getaway cabin based on facilities like hot tubs and game rooms, while for others it’s all about the location. This area attracts a wide cross-section of visitors, so check out the different cabin rentals in the area to find a base that caters to your needs.

Cabins for families with kids

If you’re taking your children on your Texas Hill Country vacation, you’ll want to know that your cabin rental is equipped to cope with active kids, as well as weary parents! Around New Braunfels you’ll find everything from cute little log cabins by the river to big family properties close to town. Many kid-friendly vacation rentals feature safe outdoor play areas, tree swings, hammocks, and outdoor fire pits for roasting marshmallows. Just decide if you want to be close to the amenities of town, around other families with like-minded kids, or simply prefer a quiet break with just your nearest and dearest.

Rental cabins for large groups

If you're planning a festive gathering of friends, there are plenty of vacation homes in the New Braunfels area that are big enough to host your get-together. You might want to be close to the restaurants and bars in town, or maybe stay out in the country with views of the river. Some cabins feature large decks with barbecue grills and picnic tables for the outdoor lifestyle, or you might prefer a spacious living room with lots of seating and maybe a game room next door. There are New Braunfels cabins for groups of up to 30 friends—as they say, the more, the merrier!

Cabins by the water

Whether you want to fish along the meandering Guadalupe River or stay along the bustling banks near the heart of town, New Braunfels has more than its fair share of charming cabins by the water. As the Guadalupe makes its way down from Canyon Lake, the river is dotted with secluded vacation homes featuring their own jetties, sometimes with rowboats and kayaks provided. As the river passes through town, cabins make way for condos, but you can still find places to stay overlooking the water—and close to the Comal River for activities and the water park.