The choice of cabins in this state are as varied as Texas is wide. There are small hideaways for romance and large lodges for reunions and raucous gatherings. Cabins are found floating in a bay, at the river's edge or on a hilltop, deep in the woods. Wildlife abounds outside in nature and creature comforts can be enjoyed indoors. Guests do not have to travel far to find adventure, culture or consumer delights. Packages include wedding planning, wellness treatments and VIP pet care. The weather in Texas allows most cabins to be open all year round.
1.The Cabin At Bell Mountain
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The cabin at Bell Mountain is located 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, a town known for its wineries and German heritage and homesteads. It is a rustic red, timber framed structure with antique furnishing and modern conveniences. It sleeps five guests, in the bedroom and a loft. There is a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a shower outdoors for hot summer days. The large stone fireplace is the focal feature of the living room. The porch overlooks a scenic pond and there is a barbecue outside. Enchanted Rock State Park is ten minutes' drive from the cabin.
17951 N. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, Phone: 830-997-5839
2.Paluxy River Bed Cabins
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When John and Karen found this property in Glen Rose, they had a vision to share the beautiful setting with others. John built and equipped two double-story and two single-story cedar cabins while Karen ran their candle-making business. The double-story cabins have balconies off the master bedrooms so guests can lie in bed and watch the stars. Guests can further relax in the hot tub or the rocking chairs on the porch. The smaller cabins have decks overlooking the Paluxy River and conversation pits round an open fire. There are fish in the river and it is deep enough to swim in.
1319 FM 205, Glen Rose, Tx 76043, Phone: 254-897-9425
3.Plum Lake Cabin Rentals
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Plum Lake is located 70 miles northeast of Dallas. The 7 acre body of water is surrounded by trees and is an attraction for wildlife. There are eight secluded cabins on the property, with accommodation for two people each. The hideaways are designed for romance, with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and an outdoor hot tub. No children are allowed. The lake is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and perch and is ideal for fishing. There are two fishing boats available for guests to use. There is a two night minimum stay required and a discount for long stays.
8322 State Highway 198, Canton, TX 7510, Phone: 903-880-3853
4.Walnut Canyon Cabins
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Ronda and Carl Rubadue have created an opportunity for guests to experience life off-grid in a tiny home. There are seven cabins on their large wooded property which is teeming with wildlife. The private cabins have large picture windows and porches overlooking the trees. On arrival, guest will find fresh berries in season, free range eggs, smoked bacon and biscuit dough. Everything that is needed for the DIY breakfast is sourced from neighbors. For dinner, there is a Weber grill and a list of restaurants close by. Additional services include cakes for special occasions, flowers, decorations and stocking up with groceries.
503 Deer Road, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, Phone: 830-456-9326
5.9E Ranch Cabins
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The 9E ranch is in the 13 mile belt of Lost Pines, so called because they are separated by 100 miles from the main Loblolly Pine forest that stretches across Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. There are four secluded cabins on the 320 acre wooded property, each with its own characteristics. They all offer an opportunity to experience a Texas ranch lifestyle, wind in the trees, starry skies and encounters with wild turkey, horses and Texas Longhorns. In nearby Bastrop, there is a golf course, fishing spots, a museum and an opera house.
2158 Highway 304, Smithville, Texas 78957, Phone: 512-497-9502
6.Anderson Creek Cabins
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There are four creekside cabins at Anderson Creek. The 15 acre property is situated on the Paluxy River and is home to Texas wildlife. Each cabin is 600 square foot with beds for two. Visitors are welcome to bring bedding for additional guests. The kitchens are fully equipped and each cabin has a private campfire circle. There are several restaurants in nearby Glen Rose, should visitors wish to dine out. Rainbow Spa is across the creek and offers a relaxing one hour long rainbow treatment, designed to relieve pain and tension. The Fossil Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park are also in the area.
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Cabin Creek is near the Texas Rose Horse Park, in Lindale, east Texas. There are five distinctly different cabins on the large wooded property, accommodating at least four people each. Next to Hunter Hollow is a 480 square foot shaded deck with outdoor cooking facilities and seating for 10-12 people. The rustic Home Place is the original cabin and still has its iron roof. Leaning Tree is almost 1000 square foot indoors with more space on the porches. It has two bedrooms with a king-sized bed in each. Cedar Loft and Aspen are made from wood off the property. There are several walking trails to explore.
14231 CR 438, Lindale, TX 75771, Phone: 903-882-1890
8.Frio River Cabins
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One of Texas' top 10 swimming holes is on this property near Leakey, about 100 miles west of San Antonio. There are a total of 14 cabins, most with their own private acreage and river frontage. In total, the wooded property measures 175 acres with more than two miles of river running through it. The cabins sleep between 6 and 16 people each and have outdoor seating and cooking areas. There are several walking trails along the river and through the majestic cypress trees. Cabins can be rented by the day, week or month. Several neighboring properties have also been listed with Frio River Cabins.
7069 N US Highway 83, 78873 Leakey, Texas, Phone: 830-232-5996
9.Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages
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There are 25 rustic cabins and cottages on this property on the north side of Canyon Lake, midway between Austin and San Antonio. The venue is ideal for weddings, offering the option of an outdoor or indoor space for the ceremony and a large hall for the reception. The hall can seat 175 people and has a full kitchen, outdoor seating and several barbecue pits. There is ample accommodation for the bridal couple and their guests to stay over. The five acre property also offers a playground, beach volleyball court and a swimming pool. There are pet-friendly and pet-free rooms.
21400 Farm to Market Road 306, Canyon Lake, Phone: 830-935-3430
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10.Creekside Camp & Cabins
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This 3.5 acre property in Texas Hill Country is owned and run by the Cornelison family. Dennis Cornelison is an ordained minister and can officiate at weddings, conduct baptisms and provide Biblical counseling. There are 5 cabins and the original family homestead available for rental. Grand View House has five bedrooms and a table that seats 14 people. Creekside offers a wedding package which includes lodging and outsourced services to a baker, photographer, florist and beautician. Birds and wildlife, such as deer, foxes, rabbits and armadillo, are found on the property. Creekside Camp is a place for rest and rejuvenation.
222 Hatchett Hl, 78654 Marble Falls, Texas, Phone: 830-693-5979
11.Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort
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For almost two decades, this 800 acre property was a family's private retreat. In the early 2000s, they decided to open it to others and have created a resort. There are 15 lakeside and ranch-side cabins and cottages on Double S Ranch, accommodating between 2 and 16 people. On the property, there are two lakes, several smaller ponds and streams, stocked with bass, perch, brim, catfish and crappie. There has been no hunting on the land for more than 30 years and it has become a haven for wildlife. Deer Lake offers farm tours, boat trips, horse riding and a variety of other activities.
1692 Panther Creek Pass, 75457 Mount Vernon, Texas, Phone: 903-860-3898
12.Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages
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These cabins are near the Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim and the Creation Evidence Museum. A trail, featuring 11 life-sized replicas of dinosaurs, has been created on the 2 acre property. There is also a children's playground and play houses. There are three cottages, all with different characters. The Jurassic Cabin has two bedrooms and sleeps eight. The shabby chic Rose Cottage is designed for romance and has a king-sized bed. The Cowboy Cottage, likewise, is intended for double occupancy. Breakfast is included in the rental and is served in the common dining room.
2800 HWY 144 South, 76048 Granbury, Phone: 817-573-3023
13.Foxfire Log Cabins
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The Foxfire cabins are located on the Sabinal river, in Texas Hill Country. This rural area is off the beaten track, a place where the stars compete with fireflies at night. The river has interest for all ages, including a swimming hole and rapids. There are seven two-bedroom cabins, clustered in a horseshoe around the Main House. They are set 80 feet apart and enjoy privacy close to nature. The Main House used to be the Foxfire offices and overlooks the swimming hole. It has three bedrooms and sleeps 10. Foxfire is a preferred venue for events in the area, such as dog shows and fly-fishing. It is featured in the book, 'Great Texas Getaways'.
117 Olsen Ranch Road, Vanderpool, TX, 78885, Phone: 830-966-2200
14.Frio Pecan Farm Log Cabins
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This is a working pecan farm. Eight varieties are grown in the orchards and the enterprise has won more than 550 awards for its produce. There are 11 vacation homes and 17 log cabins for hire on the farm. There is also a 7000 foot square pavilion available which is suitable for weddings, family reunions and other special occasions. Seating can be arranged inside or outdoors. The farm is also home to the wildlife and abundant birdlife that are attracted to the cool waters. Frio Pecan Farm hosts regular fundraising events such as the annual Chili Cook Off and Polar Bear Plunge.
144 Ranch Rd 337, 78873 Leakey, Texas, Phone: 830-232-5294
15.The Granbury Cabins at Windy Ridge
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There are three farmhouse-style cabins and several luxury tents available on this 10 acre property near Lake Granbury. The Farmhouse is decorated with antique furniture and vintage finishing touches. There are sleeping quarters for five people and a private hot tub. Dilly Dally and Hideaway are smaller structures and accommodate two adults each. The tents are set in seven acres of undeveloped land and offer private, off-grid comfort. This glamping experience is ideal for nature lovers and romantic couples alike. In the neighborhood, there are several wineries and breweries. Nearby Granbury provides culinary and cultural delights.
6350 Windy Ridge Court, Granbury, TX 76049, Phone: 682-500-4276
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These multi-colored cabins are located on a working ranch, near Gatesville, a small farming community. Longhorns, peacocks and wildlife can be spotted through the cabin windows. There are three one-bedroom cabins and five two-bedroom cabins, laid out in clusters. They have recently been refurbished using salvaged wood from dismantled barns in the area. Guests have access to the Leon River which is a short walk way and is ideal for fishing. The property is ten minutes away from North Fort Hood and is popular with guests associated with the military camp. Shops, restaurants and bars are less than five minutes' drive away.
607 Live Oak Street Gatesville, Gatesville, TX 76528, Phone: 254-223-1836
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17.River Bluff Cabins
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Doug and Leslie Shoemaker, the proprietors of the River Bluff enterprise, own 16 cabins, clustered on their property along the Frio river and three lodges off-site. River Bluff Rentals manages several more, including a number of riverside cottages on the 50 acre Posada Del Frio ranch. The cabins are close to the town of Leakey, the Garner State Park and Concan. The latter venue provides opportunities for swimming and tubing on the river, birdwatching and playing golf. Adventures in the area include helicopter rides over the Frio Canyon, cliff jumping, kayaking, rock climbing and hiking.
389 Cooper Mountain Rio Frio, TX 78879, Phone: 830-232-5775
18.River Haven Cabins
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There have been cabins offered for hire on this 65 acre site since 1942. The wooded property is situated on a bluff overlooking the River Frio, three miles southeast of Leakey. All the cabins have waterfront views and are ideal for birdwatching. The area is on the flight path of several species of migrating birds. There are numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking on site and in the surrounding areas. The Lost Maples Natural Area is nearby, which, due to its status, has restricted facilities. There are two small lakes, hiking trails and primitive camping sites in the park.
2644 Ranch Rd 1120, Leakey, TX 78879, Phone: 866-232-5400
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19.Texas Heritage Cabins
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There are three unusual cabins on this site, near Granbury. The 1867 Dogtrot Guesthouse has been converted into two cabins with a breezeway between them. They each have accommodation for two adults in the main bedroom and two children in the loft. The third cabin is made of straw bales and has a stucco finish. It, too, can accommodate two adults and two children. It has more amenities and is more suitable for long stays. The cabins are seven miles from Granbury's historical center and theaters. The Granbury Ghosts and Legends tour is a drawcard.
5801 Matlock Road, Granbury, TX 76049, Phone: 817-326-3639
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20.The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat
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There are ten cabins spread out over on this 150 acre north Texas ranch. The owners have kept the environment natural. There are dirt roads, rugged trails and a refuge for every wildlife species in the district. Game feeders are dotted around the entire property. At night, guests can hear coyote and horned owls and in the morning they can relax in a hot tub and watch the buffalo roam. Farm animals include Longhorn cattle, Painted horses and llamas. Further afield, there are cheese platters to consume, wineries to explore and fossils to hunt.
1022 Private Road 1250, Bluff Dale, TX 76433, Phone: 254-823-6606
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21.The Treehouse Vacation Cabin
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The Treehouse is a large, cozy cabin set in 6 acres of wooded land, on the banks of the Colorado River in central Texas. It is fully equipped to accommodate 10 people and has a large area at ground floor level for outdoor cooking and entertainment. Guests can be as quiet or as noisy as they wish as they have the entire property to themselves. The river is a stone's throw from the cabin and is ideal for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Birds and butterflies abound and bald eagles are regularly sighted. The Rocky Hill Bicycle Ranch is nearby so cyclists need to bring their bikes.
750 Fm 2571, 78957 Smithville, Texas, Phone: 512-360-3866
22.Cypress Creek Cottages
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There are 12 luxury cottages for hire on this property, all named after colours, some with exotic names like Coral, Jade and Pewter. Each is fully equipped, has its own hot tub and 1-2 bedrooms plus loft space. The establishment prides itself on treating visiting pets like VIPs. On arrival, each pet receives a letter of welcome, treats, a toy, fresh bedding and a bowl. The Pet Park is fenced and illuminated at night and is a place to meet other VIPs. Pets have unlimited access to the creek. There is much for humans to see and do near Wimberley so a pet day care service is offered.
104 & 109 Scudder Lane, Wimberley, TX 78676 Phone: 512-847-5950
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23.Baffin Bay Floating Cabin Rental
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Baffin Bay is southeast of Corpus Christi. The remote setting, rocky remnants of a reef and high salinity make the bay one of the top destinations for trophy Speckled Trout fishing, in the world. The cabin is fully geared for a fishing getaway. Besides the covered porch, there is a 40 foot fishing deck and a cleaning station. The cabin is anchored to a sandbar so anglers can wade in the water to fish as well. Inside there is a wraparound bar and sleeping space for up to12 people, in double bunk beds and cots. Laguna Adventures also has floating cabins for hire at Landcut and Corpus Christi.
23 Best Cabin Getaways in Texas
- The Cabin At Bell Mountain, Photo: The Cabin At Bell Mountain
- Paluxy River Bed Cabins, Photo: Paluxy River Bed Cabins
- Plum Lake Cabin Rentals, Photo: Plum Lake Cabin Rentals
- Walnut Canyon Cabins, Photo: Walnut Canyon Cabins
- 9E Ranch Cabins, Photo: 9E Ranch Cabins
- Anderson Creek Cabins, Photo: Anderson Creek Cabins
- Cabin Creek, Photo: Alena Ozerova/stock.adobe.com
- Frio River Cabins, Photo: Frio River Cabins
- Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages, Photo: Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages
- Creekside Camp & Cabins, Photo: Creekside Camp & Cabins
- Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort, Photo: Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort
- Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages, Photo: Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages
- Foxfire Log Cabins, Photo: Foxfire Log Cabins
- Frio Pecan Farm Log Cabins, Photo: Frio Pecan Farm Log Cabins
- The Granbury Cabins at Windy Ridge, Photo: The Granbury Cabins at Windy Ridge
- Peacock Cabins, Photo: Peacock Cabins
- River Bluff Cabins, Photo: River Bluff Cabins
- River Haven Cabins, Photo: River Haven Cabins
- Texas Heritage Cabins, Photo: Texas Heritage Cabins
- The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat, Photo: The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat
- The Treehouse Vacation Cabin, Photo: The Treehouse Vacation Cabin
- Cypress Creek Cottages, Photo: Cypress Creek Cottages
- Baffin Bay Floating Cabin Rental, Photo: Baffin Bay Floating Cabin Rental
- Cover Photo: Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort