Circle H Lodge Nestled in the hills of Leakey, TX
Circle H Lodge Nestled in the hills of Leakey, TX
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From $595 / night

Walter White Ranch Road, Leakey, TX 78873
5 bedrooms
10 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $595 - $695
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Leakey vacation home rental
Circle H Lodge, an historic house from the early 1900's, is near Leakey in an area of the Texas Hill Country noted for magnificent scenery. The lodge is located in a lovely, secluded valley on Circle H Ranch. This is a working ranch devoted to the preservation of wildlife and is home to many species of both native and non-native animals. The lodge is decorated in Cowboy High Style with antiques and Cowboy -Indian memorabilia. There is a natural rock swimming pool in front of the lodge. During the evening hang out with family or friends at the old cantina located behind the lodge.

This two-story lodge has been completely renovated. It has central heat and air-conditioning and provides all amenities. There is a large living and dining area. The five bedrooms will sleep 10 people. Additional people can be accommodated up to 15 people. Call for pricing. Two bedrooms have a king sized bed, one bedroom has full size bed and two bedrooms have a pair of twin beds. There are two full baths. An upstairs air-conditioned sunroom provides a comfortable place to relax while enjoying the beautiful view or extra room for sleeping bags or air mattresses for kiddos.

The well-equipped kitchen includes a large side-by-side refrigerator, convection double oven, microwave, dishwasher , crockpot and all cooking essentials. A barbecue grill and a fire pit are provided for outdoor cooking. The spacious yard that surrounds the lodge is perfect for picnics. Hang out at the old cantina behind the lodge for anytime fun.

Other activities in the area include hiking, swimming, photography, summer rodeos, or floating the Frio River. The numerous migratory routes, which cross this area, provide almost limitless opportunities for bird watching. There are several restaurants in the area. Garner State Park is 8 miles from the lodge. Lost Maples Natural Area is a 30- minute drive. The city of San Antonio is approximately 1 1/2 hours away. It is 6 miles to the county airport.

Smoking outside only please. No pets.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds given, but credit is given to re-book within one year. $100 re-booking fee.

Float/Tube rental available nearby. Complementary pool floats are available for lodge pool use during your stay.
Area Information
Experience a one of a kind vacation at this exotic animal ranch. The lodge is nestled among the hills and perfect for the ultimate family vacation in the hill country. Why fight the crowds and noise at the river when you can have your very own secluded natural spring-fed pool that keeps a consistent water level year round. If you care to venture out to the river, it's only a 10 minute drive down the road.

Not only are you getting a great house with all the amenities, you also get to experience an exotic vacation right here in Texas. Your kids will love to see and learn about the many different species of exotic hoofstock that we have on the ranch. In addition, we have great hiking and glorious colors on our hills when the seasons change.

About the owner

Owner Profile

John & Jen Harwood

John & Jen Harwood

John & Jen Harwood

  • About:

    John and I are blessed to get to live on and be the caretakers of such a beautiful place. John's dad and mom first started coming to the area for vacation back in the 60's. They fell in love with the property Circle H Ranch sits on and decided to make it theirs. John started the business Circle H ...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 27 2016 Aug 31 2017 $595 $695 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6
Deposits: Circle H Ranch
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: No Cleaning Deposit Required. However, a credit card on file is required for incidentals.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The town of Leakey is a short drive from the ranch where restaurants and shopping can be found. Tubing and kayaking on the Frio River is a short 5-10 minute drive from the ranch depending on where you want to get in. Horseback riding is about 2 miles down the road from the ranch. Golf is available in both Concan and Utopia which are just a short drive from us. Hiking galore is available on the site or take a short drive over to Lost Maples State Natural Area or Garner State Park.
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Aurora Villarreal

Wonderful ranch!

Aurora Villarreal


Wonderful ranch!

January 3, 2017

The only con is the check out time 10 am

John & Jen Harwood

Owner's reply:

Hello Aurora and thank you so much for the 5 Stars!!! We are so happy your family enjoyed the lodge and ranch. We absolutely don't mind giving late check-outs on days we don't have new guests coming in. We just need to discuss it before the day usually. We hope you'll be back soon! :) Take care and best wishes!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

All 15 of us for a 50th Anniversary Celebration...what a lovely, serene, fun place this is...long hikes and swims...plenty of porch time with coffee. Thanks to Jen and John for sharing this special place!

John & Jen, Thank you so much. You have such a beautiful place. Your hospitality and graciousness is so appreciated and we are very grateful to have had such a wonderful weekend. May God Bless y'all and prosper y'all with many more wonderful years here.

We came out for Spring break and had a lovely time. It was beautiful and a great place for the family to get together. We hope to be back with even more members. Very nice experience.

This is our first time here and we really enjoyed our stay. The views are amazing and the house is wonderful. We will be back soon!

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on this earth. Myself and my family truly enjoyed the place and will make this a trip for years to come. Thank yo so much for your hospitality. We will be in touch for future reservations.

The opportunity for all of us to be together with a beautiful place and with good friends and family is incredible!

Great Place! Great Times! Always enjoy the hospitality! We'll come back next year!

Beautiful, serene, fun, great hospitality. Love having our own swimming hole. The kids and adults played on the rope swing for hours!

John & Jen, Thank you for sharing this beautiful place- We had a wonderful time. You helped make great memories.

Our family had an amazing time at the Circle H Lodge this year. This is our second time at this magnificent place, and we have decided to make it an annual event. It can be hard to get away from it all sometimes, but when we come here we are able to just enjoy family and being together. We can't wait to come back next year as our family continues to grow. Thank you again! See you next year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are fun things to do at Circle H Lodge?
A: Swimming in a spring fed pool, hiking galore, relaxing on decks by creeks, bird watching, exploring, taking rides up main road to see all the EXOTIC ANIMALS, horseshoes and washers, campfires at night, hanging out in the old Cantina behind the Lodge, yard games in the enormous carpet grassed yard
Q: What makes Circle H special?
A: Circle H is family owned and operated since the early 70's. We strive to provide a unique getaway for families and friends who just want to leave the CITY behind. Unlike other rentals on the river, we are private and secluded within a gated and secure ranch in which hundreds of exotic animals are running freely. You'll not be bothered by noisy neighbors or rowdy tubers here. So, get ready to relax.
Q: What's the coolest nearby activities?
A: Just minutes away from the front gate is the Frio River for tubing, kayaying and canoeing. Horseback riding is also available just 2 miles down the road. Venture a few more miles and take in a round of golf at the Concan or Utopia Golf Courses. Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area are also just a short drive from the ranch.

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John & Jen Harwood

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  • About:

    John and I are blessed to get to live on and be the caretakers of such a beautiful place. John's dad and mom first started coming to the area for vacation back in the 60's. They fell in love with the property Circle H Ranch sits on and decided to make it theirs. John started the business Circle H ...
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