Different folks like different types of vacation spots. If you are among the crowd that wants to stay near a river — specifically the Frio River in Texas — you’ve come to the right place. The Frio River is surrounded by gorgeous views and is a fantastic spot to go fishing, take a ride in a canoe or tube, or even swim in — an extremely popular destination located in the great state of Texas.
As a matter of fact, one Texas native and TravelAwaits contributor happens to think the Frio River is also a great place to kayak — especially in the less crowded autumn months. With crystal-clear spring-fed waters, the Frio River also happens to run through Garner State Park, offering guests a great place to cool off when it heats up down south.
If you’re looking to enjoy some river time, chances are you might want to take a look at some cabins near said river, right? Great! We’ve pulled together 10 extremely popular, highly-rated Frio River cabin rentals, all near the river. We arranged them in order from north to south for easy browsing. This large selection of cabins offers space for anywhere from two to 10 people, giving you plenty of options for a getaway. Happy travels!
Real County, Texas
Enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, oak and pecan trees, and lots of shade in this incredibly unique upcycled grain bin secluded cabin with a private swimming hole. On the outside, it’s exactly what you think. Then, step inside and prepare to be amazed! An impressive interior is complimented nicely by exterior opportunities for campfires, barbecues, picnics, games, and more. Sit back and relax in the wide-open areas that provide great stargazing and bird watching. This is a truly rare find!
With over 2 acres of private river frontage on the Frio River, this cabin is less than 1 mile from the shops and restaurants of downtown Leakey. This recently updated cabin with absolutely amazing outdoor spaces has a fully-equipped kitchen, sheets, and towels. Enjoy the shaded backyard while you barbecue or soak in some rays on the banks of the Frio. Warm and inviting on the inside with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the outside, this vacation rental is a great option for up to seven guests. Here, fun times await!
Set on 20 acres, this Texas A-frame built in 2020 sits in a wonderful wooded area that creates plenty of shade to enjoy your outside time. Scroll through the photos and feel relaxation and bliss come over you with the peaceful and gorgeous outdoor areas, including bbq and fire pits, . Inside, prepare to be impressed with its great use of space and just the right decor. There aren’t too many open dates on this one, so be sure to book your stay soon!
Rio Frio, Texas
Another outstanding vacation rental located in the heart of Texas Hill Country and Frio Canyon, this luxury log cabin is right on the banks of the Frio River. You will love the quiet, secluded surroundings with direct river access in this 2,200-square-foot cabin with a native Limestone rock fireplace that boasts a mantle made from cypress wood from one of the property’s trees. With space for up to 10 guests, the cabin comes with a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, and a third bedroom with bunk beds. This one offers beautiful views and is a must-see!
Welcome to the Hondo Cabin at Whiskey Mountain, offering you a great location, ambiance, and amazing outdoor space. Located near the Garner and Frio River, this vacation home is great for those on a solo adventure, couples, families, or groups. Pets are welcome! This cabin can sleep up to nine guests and comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a bbq pit, some picnic tables, and a covered front porch. It also comes with patio furniture for you to enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country views! This cabin has heat and air conditioning, but take note: You will need to bring your own towels, linens, and pillowcases for a queen, two full, and two twin beds. This is a charming option with great decor. Check it out!
Another spot that is set to host solo travelers, couples, families, and is pet-friendly, the Ranch Cabin at Whiskey Mountain comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a bbq pit, a picnic table, and has both heat and air conditioning. For those that love to sit outside and relax, the covered front porch will be your oasis where you can enjoy great conversation, read, or just take in the views. Be sure to bring your own towels, sheets, and pillowcases.
Aptly named, the Cozy Cabin at Whiskey Mountain has space for just the two of you — the ultimate private getaway! While a smaller option for a cabin, this rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen with a small refrigerator, a two-burner stove, a countertop oven, a microwave, a coffee pot, a toaster, and more! You’ll love the queen-sized bed and covered front porch. Cozy, indeed! You will need to supply your own towels, sheets, and pillowcases for the Cozy Cabin’s queen-sized bed.
Welcome to your own personal utopia! The Four Sisters Ranch Cabin is nestled in the Texas Hill Country, located between Lost Maples State Natural Area and Garner State Park. This secluded ranch cabin offers you the chance to hike, bike, and explore 500 acres of a working family ranch. You can even bring your dog to this pet-friendly cabin, allowing you to enjoy country air with your furry friend and no nearby neighbors, city lights, or traffic. This cabin is large and has two queen beds on one end and a full kitchen on the other. Check out the front porch and back patio!
This romantic rock cottage is known as La Casita! Nestled among lots of foliage and offering amazing views, you will immediately feel like you’re on vacation when you enter this cabin. It’s the perfect getaway to escape the ordinary. The exterior decor and views will make you want to sit outside. Inside, you’ll love the cozy and warm atmosphere that offers the scents of cedar from the walls and ceiling. Start the day off by building a fire in the wood burning stove, then spend time taking it all in on your private covered deck. Welcome to La Casita, a true gem.
Looking for a little cabin for just the two of you? The newly listed Little Frio Cabin might be the place you’re looking for! Recently refreshed from ceiling to floor, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental offers the ultimate log cabin feel. Quaint and tucked among the trees, this is a fantastic getaway destination for those looking for an intimate retreat. With such a unique exterior, the Little Frio Cabin is fun and inviting!
To discover more things to do in Texas Hill Country, check out:
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- 7 Beautiful Parks To Visit Near Fredericksburg, Texas
- 13 Unique Restaurants To Try In Texas Hill Country
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