Guest house
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5 Full baths

Description from owner

Walk, Dine, Dance, Shop, Paddle, and Float in Gruene on the Guadalupe River!

Thank you for your kind inquiry and interest in our Gruene River House and Cabin on the Guadalupe River!

You've found the Right Place!

Here's some Additional Information with a thorough Description of our Property, and an Aerial Map of our Exact Location ON the Guadalupe River:

THE Premier Location on the Guadalupe River, a great place for Large Get-Togethers and Family Reunions, Group Float Trips, all within the Gruene Historic District, Less than a Mile walk to the Old Town Center, and directly ON the gently sloping Shoreline of the Guadalupe River!

Our Gruene River House and Cabin is located within the Gruene Historic District only 0.4 miles up-river from the Gruene Road Bridge that crosses over the Guadalupe River, providing access to the Old Town Center of the Gruene Historic District - with famous Gruene Hall, the Gristmill Restaurant, and many more shops, restaurants, and entertainment possibilities. If Walking from our Property, the Gruene Historic District is less than a Mile!

Our Secluded Custom-Built Gruene River House and Cabin on the Guadalupe River, is located on a Heavily-Wooded 1-Acre Property in the Gruene Historic District, on a beautiful 140-Foot Span of the Guadalupe Riverfront. Over 100 Feet of Decks and Patio Spaces are available with the Large Upstairs Deck, and an equally Large Shaded Downstairs Patio, both of which overlook the Guadalupe River with an unobstructed view of the Heavily-Treed Riverbanks and Undeveloped Cliff-Sides. The Large Riverfront Yard is shaded by huge Cypress, Pecan, Cedar Elm, Monterrey Oak, and Live Oak trees, and is perfect for outdoor gatherings, especially with the Group Seating Areas and the Large Stone Fire-Ring with Firewood provided. We have Outdoor Dining Areas, both on the Upper Deck and the Lower Patio, with 3 Tables and 16 Chairs. There are also 20 Lightweight Adirondack Chairs stacked on the Patio that can be moved anywhere, including the yard, table-side, and even into the shallows of the Guadalupe River.

We offer plenty of Water Recreation Equipment, including 4 Kayaks w/Paddles and Life-Vests (2 - three person, 1 - two person, and 1 - 1 person Kayaks, for a total of 9 on the water simultaneously), Inner-Tubes, Float Noodles, various Yard Games, Fishing Poles, and Tackle. If your Group is interested in River Recreation Activities, you'll be particularly interested in reading further. We have a unique Float Trip Service that would is ideal for large groups, and it's not only extremely convenient, but it actually reduces the cost of approaching the River Outfitters yourselves and organizing your own trip!

Here's a brief description of the Gruene River House and the Gruene River Cabin, to help you with your Planning:

The Gruene River House Main Level, is adjacent to our Front Door, Driveway, and Parking Area that can accommodate up to 10 vehicles, and includes 3 Bedrooms, the Huge Great Room (Living Room, Dining Room, and Large Fully- Furnished Gourmet Kitchen combination area). The Great Room has vast expanses of Guadalupe River Views, and is open to the Gourmet Kitchen and Living Room containing the Double-Sided Fireplace that opens into the Gourmet Kitchen and Living Room. There is an 10-person Dining Table, a 6-person Bar-Height Dining Table, and a 2-Person Bar Dining Area. The Living Room has seating for 9 +10, when using the Dining Seating. The Kitchen has seating for 8.

The Gruene River House has 6 bedrooms, 3 of which have King-Size beds and Full Bathrooms. 2 Downstairs King Bedrooms have a Single pop-up trundle bed underneath each King bed, as well as an additional Single bed, accommodating a total of 4 in each bedroom, with an adjoining Full Bathroom. Downstairs there is also an additional Roll-Away Bed and bedding for another person, that can be located anywhere Downstairs in the House. The Upstairs Master King Bedroom contains a King bed, a Single Day-Bed, with an additional Single pop-up trundle bed beneath, as well as an additional Single Bed. This Master Bedroom can accommodate a total of 5, and also has an adjoining Full Bathroom. The other 3 Bedrooms in the Main House, consist of one with a Queen-Size Bed (accommodates 2), one with 2 Single Bunk-Beds as well as a Single Day-Bed, with a Single pop-up trundle bed beneath it (accommodates 4), and our Rec Room which doubles as an additional Queen Bedroom, with a Queen Sleeper Futon and Adjoining Half-Bathroom. Lastly, the Great Room has 2 Large Leather Sofas complete with bedding, to accommodate an additional 2 persons. Upstairs, there are an additional 2 Roll-Away Beds with all Pillows and Bedding, that can also be moved to any desirable location Upstairs. The Gruene River House will accommodate a total of 26 persons, if there are couples in every King and Queen bed. If all beds are slept in singly, the Gruene River House will accommodate 21.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 8645737

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and paper towels, etc. for convenience. It also has it's own Full Coffee Service with 4-Cup Coffee-Maker, 4-Cup Convenience Coffee Paks, creamers, and sweeteners. There is an Indoor Electric Fireplace with Optional Heat, and TV/DVD/CD player. There is also a 2-Seat Bistro Table inside the Cabin for Coffee and Breakfast. This is a favorite with our Guests, for those looking for some temporary privacy, and those interested in a bit of peace & quiet, secluded from the rest of their Group in the Gruene River House. In combination with the Gruene River House, the entire Property can Accommodate up to 28, which is our State and County-Enforced Maximum Occupancy per our Accommodations Permit. For both the Gruene River House and the Gruene River Cabin, we provide all linens, pillows and bedding, towels, hand-towels, washcloths, body soaps, hand soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Additionally, in the Gourmet Kitchen, we provide Whole Coffee Beans, Grinder, Convenience Filter Coffee Paks (12-cup), Coffee Filters, 2-12 Cup Coffee-Makers, a French Press, Teas & Cocoa. There are also 2 Single-Cup Coffee-Makers in the 2 Downstairs King Bedrooms, for convenience. There are plenty of disposables to avoid dish-washing - Cups, Paper Plates, Plastic Silverware, Napkins, and Paper Towels, as well as a Full Spice Cabinet, with plenty of spices, rubs, oils, and vinegars, etc. We have a Large Charcoal Grill/Off-Set Wood Smoker combination on the Patio Downstairs, facing the Guadalupe River (with self-starting charcoal, firewood, and tools provided). We also have a Large Propane Grill on the Deck Upstairs (closest to the Kitchen - with Propane and tools provided). The Large Fire Ring in the Yard has Firewood Provided and plenty of lightweight Adirondack Chairs for gathering around (fire-starters provided). *(a) The Base Pricing listed is for the Gruene River House ONLY, which may be rented by itself during Weekdays, non-Holidays, and non-Summer. *(b) During the Summer, Weekends, and Holidays, we offer the property as a "whole-property" rental, with the Gruene River House and the Gruene River Cabin offered as a rental in conjunction with one another, due to high-demand, and as shown on the Website. Additionally, we require Full Weekend and Full Holiday Rentals. *(c) Rates for the Gruene River Cabin (V-R-B-O Listing #161256) are added to each inquiry base quote that we receive for Weekends, Holidays, and the Summer. *(d) We add a Refundable Damages Deposit to the quote, determined by the quantities and characteristics of each inquiry we receive. As you may expect, our Weekends, Holidays, and Summer Dates are our Highest-Demand times of the entire year and are reserved well in advance. All 52 of our Weekends have been Reserved every year for the Past 13 years. We have a special arrangement with a Local River Outfitter for Personalized Curbside Service to/from our Property, all the way down to your equipment requirements, # of coolers, lunch orders, and specific drink orders - for each individual member of your Group. Since we send so many Group Trips to the Outfitters, they convey a unique discount directly to our Guests, as a courtesy to both us and our Guests for our assistance in coordinating Float Trips. Our Location of the Gruene River House and Cabin, will enable you take a Float Trip that begins and ends in Comal County, and IS NOT affected by the Restrictive City of New Braunfels River Ordinances, related to coolers, music, inner-tubes per person, etc. Please see below, for more details about our Float Trip Service. We're certain this information will help you and your Group to plan an thoroughly enjoyable stay with us, and we hope you'll be able to take advantage of our excellent location, and our comfortable accommodations, leaving you and your Group with some Great Memories of your Stay on the Guadalupe River in Gruene! Please let us know at your earliest convenience when you're ready to place your Reservation! We look forward to Reserving your dates for you and your Group! Sincerely, Gruene River House and Cabin on the Guadalupe! Chris

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The Gruene River Cabin contains a King-Size bed, with a Full Private Bathroom. A Rustic Cedar Privacy Fence surrounds the Cabin Property, with a Private Deck and Outdoor Seating adjacent to the Cabin, where a Chargrill Infrared Grill is located (Propane and grill tools provided), along with a Private View of the surrounding wooded, landscaped walkways. The Interior of the Gruene River Cabin has been completely updated since it's original construction as a 1940's Guadalupe River Fishing Cabin, the only structure originally present on the property that was deeded by German Immigrants in the 1800's. The Gruene River Cabin has it's own mid-sized Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Toaster, and plenty of disposables - cups, plates, plastic-ware, napkins

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Gruene River House And Cabin O.
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Languages spoken: English

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table


  • 5 Full baths

Reviews (1)

1 review

“Comfortable get-away in beautiful location”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017

A terrific spot for a reunion of friends, we enjoyed the views of the river and the proximity to Gruene. Comfortable living room and a kitchen with all the amenities made it a great spot for a long weekend. Thanks to Chris for being easy to work with.

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Everything we hoped it to be, and more!
We rented this house for a guys trip with several of my coworkers. Perfect location on the river. Great place to just sit back and relax and enjoy the sound of the river and wildlife. We took advantage of the tubes provided and just sat in the water all day! Fire pit was perfect at night to sit around and tell jokes and stories. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a large group looking for plenty of space and an all around good time.

Stayed: September 2015
Submitted: September 24, 2015

Family get away
Our family of 12 were completely in love with the house and its amenities. We try to get away every 2 years together. None of the kids had ever done tubing or been on the river so this was ideal. The kayaks and floats were an absolute hit with everyone. The house was so roomy we could spread out and get out of each others way when needed. It is always a question as to how the beds will be but we were all so happy with them, no complaints at bedtime. The well stocked kitchen with everything labeled made cooking and cleaning so easy. We loved to barbecue outside and have marshmallow roasts at the fire pit. The old and young alike relaxed on the large deck to watch the wildlife right in the back yard. The quiet surroundings and the closeness to Gruene, and New Braunfels was ideal. We have already said we need to come back and I know we will. We did not get to do everything we wanted to or to see everything either. Thanks for keeping this house so family oriented no matter what age you are. WE LOVED IT!

Stayed: July 2015
Submitted: August 5, 2015

Awesome House
We rented the house for my wife's 40th Birthday and it could not have been any better, start to finish. The house was 100% as represented and details like spices, quality toilet paper, and kitchen utensils were ALL included. Everything was clean and in working order. The owner, Chris, was extremely responsive from the beginning to end and our group had a fantastic time. I've rented places all over the Gulf Coast and even in NYC, they don't come anywhere close to what is delivered here!

Stayed: July 2015
Submitted: August 4, 2015

We rented the Gruene River house for our mini family reunion of 12, ages 15-83! It was the perfect spot for us! We are a family of cooks, and this was the best kitchen we have ever had in a rental- well organized, well equipped, roomy, and great workspace! We all loved the beautiful riverbank setting! It was so enjoyable to sit by the Guadalupe under stately pecan trees and visit, read, fish, or NAP! This is a keeper for future vacations!

Stayed: June 2015
Submitted: June 29, 2015

Great Bachelor Party weekend
Excellent weekend with old friends ... all in our 30s. Didn't even go in town all weekend, because of how wonderful the property was. Would recommend for family and/or friend events for sure.

Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: June 15, 2015

Great house for large groups!
This house was incredible for our large group this May! There was plenty of room to spread out. Our group especially enjoyed the game room, which offered some privacy for the kids! The property was incredible and our time around the fire pit at night was priceless! The view to the river is wonderful and we all enjoyed kayaking the river right from our house. We will definitely rent this property again next time we have a large group! Thanks for the memories!

Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: June 2, 2015

Repeat Customer - Happy Again!
My friends and I rented the property 3 years ago and loved it so much, we did it again. Our most recent stay was a huge success and the float trip as well. Working with the property owner, who is very responsive, we planned a 4 hour float trip with round trip transportation just minutes away from the property. A float upstream and finishing at the residence is also a good option, as the scenery and water is beautiful. The home is "move in ready" and has all the amenities, including charcoal for the grill, right at your finger tips. You will not be disappointed!

Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: May 20, 2015

2nd Annual Family Fest- Splendid!
We all enjoyed our first stay so much, we decided to do it again this year.
We found it to be even better than last year...! All the personal touches were still there, and we were happy to discover even more amenities in this great home. The addition of a second refrigerator in the rec room was perfect for us. Cooking & eating is a big part of our family fun, and refrigerator storage is always an issue. Also a bigger selection of large pots & pans, spices, storage containers and every appliance we needed. (blender, slow-cooker and two coffee pots) Free Wi-fi for all our techno-gadgets, ample firewood for our nightly campfires, fishing tackle and kayaks.
The home and backyard is so well arranged and comfortable, and provides ample spaces for either large group gab sessions or private quiet spots for reflection.
Chris is kind and gracious and a most perceptive and accommodating host. He genuinely wants his guests to enjoy their time spent at Gruene River House. We can hardly wait until our 3rd annual visit comes around! :-)

Stayed: April 2015
Submitted: April 20, 2015