"This property is hill country perfection. We took a family trip to Rio De Looney in early April. The house is wonderful, with plenty of room, a well-appointed kitchen, and everything you need for a comfortable vacation. We enjoyed the large screened-in porch, which is a great place to relax and sip coffee in the morning while listening to the sounds of nature. It also was a good location for several friendly ping pong tournaments! The kiddos and adults both enjoyed exploring the property, and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Lots of beautiful bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes dotted the front meadow, and that gave us a nice backdrop for some great pictures of our family. We challenged each other in horse-shoes while the smell of apple wood and mesquite smoke teased us all afternoon, working its magic on the racks of ribs in the smoker. The Llano river is very close to the house, and the hang-out area next to the river is beautiful. Although the nights were chilly, the days were warm enough to tempt us into the cold river water, and we spent hours swimming, fishing, and exploring the nice rock formations out in the middle of the river. The scenery is exquisite, and we felt as if we had a unique state park all to ourselves. At night, we would crack open a cold beer and crowd around the fire pit as the 360 degree view of the Texas sky unveiled an unrivaled display of stars. As a shooting star whizzed by, I wished for a property like this of my own. If you are planning a trip to the Llano area, this property will definitely not disappoint. The entire trip was a complete five star experience, as were my interactions with Karen, who made everything very easy and convenient. We all hope to return to this little slice of heaven on the banks of the Llano, where the spring nights are cool, the river water is cooler, and the beer is ice cold!"
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 16, 2016