Texas is home to a vast number of cabins to suit every taste. Visitors can get an authentic western experience, complete with as few or as many amenities as you want. Regardless of the area of Texas you are in, these dude ranches offer a fun getaway, for a few days or even a few weeks. You just need to choose which amenities you want in your chosen cabin.

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1.9E Ranch

9E Ranch
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The 9E Ranch has four cabins for guests to choose from, each with its own unique styling. Every cabin at 9E Ranch has air conditioning and heating, free internet, a private bathroom with a shower, towels, sheets, shampoo, soap, and a full kitchen that features a stove, microwave, dishes, pots, and pans. All cabins also have access to outside grills. Depending on the cabin you choose, you can also enjoy cowhide rugs, old-fashioned wood-burning stoves, antique bath tubs with showers, multiple bedrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, private decks, and pet-friendliness. Those who plan to bring a pooch just pay a small fee and get a fenced yard as well as doggie towels. While at the 9E Ranch, guests can enjoy walking around the Lost Pines found on the ranch, enjoy the horses, or go bird watching. You can pet the miniature donkeys and horses or sit in a rocking chair to relax. At night, stargaze and during the day, bathe in the forest. The property has a gazebo that is perfect for relaxation. The property covers 320 acres of land, including pines, hiking trails, ponds, and more. Guests are also welcome to utilize the 9E Ranch campfire. Every morning, enjoy the muffins, tea, and coffee that 9E Ranch leaves in the cabins for breakfast.

2158 Highway 304, Smithville, TX, Phone: 512-497-9502

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2.Backroads Texas

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Backroads Texas has a wide range of accommodation options, including bed and breakfast style lodgings, guest houses, River Creek Properties, Lake Properties, and the Ranch Lodge. In total, you can choose from 11 bed and breakfast accommodations, 90 guest houses, and 5 horse-friendly properties. Amenities vary, but you can choose accommodations that are pet-friendly and kid-friendly and have TVs, DVD players, phones, fireplaces, kitchens, Jacuzzis, BBQ, fire pits, and internet. Many accommodations have satellite TV and a vast number are pet-friendly. In the case of guest houses, almost all accommodations include kitchen utensils, bed linens, and towels. When the accommodations do not include these things, there is a note indication that. Most of the lodging options from Backroads Texas have water nearby, either via a river, creek, or lake. This is perfect for relaxing, fishing, or boating. Other popular activities include hiking and birding. You can also select lodging that lets you bring your horse along for convenient horseback riding. If you choose to stay in one of the 11 bed and breakfasts, then breakfast will be included in every stay, although the selection varies based on location. Bed and breakfasts are in Bandera, Kerrville, and Tarpley/Utopia/Vanderpool while guest houses are in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort, Concan/Leakey, Hondo, Kerrville/Ingram, Medina Lake, Medina, Pipe Creek, or Tarpley/Utopia/Vanderpool.

P.O. Box 967, Bandera, TX, Phone: 866-796-0660

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3.Bluebonnet Cabin

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Bluebonnet Cabin as well as Lily Ponds Cottage sit on Curly Q Ranch Refugee, which is a wildlife sanctuary in addition to offering nature cabin rentals. Between the two buildings, there are two rentals available. Bluebonnet Cabin is a cedar lodge offering sunset views while Lily Ponds Cottage has a pond view and is an A-frame. There is also a third offering via the Cottage at Wolf Hill. Amenities vary slightly by building but include memory foam beds for up to 5 people, swings, benches, air conditioning, fireplaces, heating, a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, gourmet cookware, clock radio with alarm clock, TVs with DVD players and VCRs, gated entrances, docks with swings, bidets, dual shower heads, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, and/or laundry rooms. The Cottage at Wolf Hill has fewer amenities but still offers a kitchen, full bath, and laundry, plus 75 acres. The property does not allow smoking, fires, or pets. Barbeques also require approval due to the dry conditions. The wildlife ranch that the cabin and cottage sit on covers 50 acres, filled with woodland trails perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. You will also find convenient wildlife observation decks. The cabins come stocked with complimentary breakfast foods in the fridge, including rolls, orange juice, bacon, and eggs.

1842 Track Road West, New Ulm, TX, Phone: 713-868-6238

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4.Bullwinkle’s Lake Cabins

Bullwinkle’s Lake Cabins
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Bullwinkle’s Lake Cabins sit along Medina Lake, making it ideal for family or couple’s vacations and other getaways. The cabins have free wireless internet, an HDTV, Direct TV, and a home and heart fireplace. Each vacation rental has enough room for a couple. There are six cabins, each with a single bathroom and bedroom and designed to be motorcycle-friendly. Other cabin accommodations include a pillow-top queen bed, microwave oven, compact fridge, Sony iPod/AM/FM alarm clock radios, hair dryers, soft water, linens, towels, complimentary toiletries, whisper-quiet AC/heat pumps, and coffee makers upon request. At night, visit the gazebo and waterfall or head to the stone fire pit when the temperature is cold. The conveniently-located property delivers scenic beauty as it is surrounded by limestone outcroppings, large oaks, gorgeous backroads ideal for motorcycling, and wildflower fields. The property also has plenty of tables and chairs outside to relax on and a waterside deck/dock that is accessible depending on the level of the lake. There is covered parking for motorcycles and a picnic area with two park-style charcoal grills. There is also a covered deck area. In the near future, the property will be adding a concessions building complete with beverage machine. The property also appeals to those who want to hunt in the area.

9948 FM 1283, Lakehills, TX, Phone: 806-548-3378

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5.Cabin Creek Cabins

Cabin Creek Cabins
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Cabin Creek Cabins provide a peaceful, quiet setting perfect for a retreat and relaxation. The premium cabins deliver the amenities of a hotel combined with solitude and plenty of natural surroundings. There are six cabins, each with a large flat-screen TVs with Direct-TV, kitchen areas, fridges, microwaves, toasters, linens, heating and A/C, full bathrooms with supplies, living rooms, large porches, and outdoor cooking areas. Some accommodations also have full kitchens with stoves and more, washer/dryers, large bedrooms, picnic tables, benches, outdoor swings, fireplaces, firepits, and space for as many as 12 guests. Consider a cabin with multiple bedrooms and baths if you want extra room, including storage in closets and chests of drawers. The newest cabin is the Lodge, with four bedrooms, two baths, a walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, 1700-square-foot deck with swimming pool, room for 17 guests, and the amenities of the other cabins. Sit on the porches while admiring the trees and watching nature, including squirrels and songbirds. Guests can access the outdoor cooking areas or explore one of the numerous walking trails. While on the property, guests can hike, use the fire pit, grill, enjoy the picnic area, explore the creek, or even swing on a grapevine.

14231 County Rd 438, Lindale, TX, Phone: 903-705-2026

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6.Cabins in the Thicket

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Cabins in the Thicket has cozy cabins that are tucked away within Piney Woods. The name of the cabins comes from the fact that they are just five minutes away from the Visitors Center for The Big Thicket. The location makes these cabins ideal for a weekend getaway or a romantic time. Every cabin has air conditioning, heating, a queen-size log bed, a bunk bed, a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, DISHTV, and a coffee pot. There is room for four guests in each cabin. Enjoy the lake at Cabins in the Thicket, which is ideal for canoeing or catch and release fishing. The property is not pet-friendly and does not allow hunting or firearms. There is no smoking allowed in the cabins. The biggest nearby attraction is the Big Thicket National Preserve. That space is perfect for auto touring, biking, backpacking, bird watching, camping, boating, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, hunting, kayaking, stargazing, trapping, swimming, wildlife viewing, nature walks, and attending interpretative programs. There are about 40 miles of trails in the Big Thicket National Preserve as well as nine ecosystems. Kountze is only ten minutes away from Cabins in the thicket, where you will find plenty of restaurants and stores.

Hawkes Ln, Kountze, TX, Phone: 832-639-6005

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7.Catfish Cabins

Catfish Cabins
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Catfish Cabins is a set of vacation cabin rentals that give visitors a private retreat that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. The cabins are all elevated along the hillside to deliver amazing views. Many have views of the property’s private lake. The cabins have modern interiors with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, mini-fridges, microwaves, and TVs. Sit on your private porch with a book or snack. The property does not accept pets and rooms are non-smoking. There are only two cabins so the property always remains nice and quiet. During your free time, consider making the most of the private lake on the property. Or explore the forest that separates the cabins from each other and extends outwards. The grounds are always well-maintained for relaxation opportunities. Sit on the covered porch or explore one of the many walking trails. There are also chairs by the lake. You can also go fishing in the lake without a license. At night, make a fire and roast some marshmallows. Catfish Cabins encourages guests to bring their binoculars for spotting wildlife like birds, red foxes, and deer. The secluded location makes you feel as if you are in a truly private getaway without any outside distractions to ruin your vacation.

455 May Dr, Onalaska, TX, Phone: 936-646-5717

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8.Cedar Lodge

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Cedar Lodge features log cabins along a lake that are hand-built for an authentic, rustic feel that embodies Texas Hill Country. The property sits on Lake Buchanan and is perfect for a romantic getaway, a family gathering, a corporate retreat, or anything else. The cabins can sleep anywhere from four to 14 guests and all have AC/heating, a kitchenette, cooking utensils, a coffee maker, a microwave, a picnic table, a charcoal grill, a private bath, pillows, and bed linens. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and Dish TV. The property has a community Game Room for relaxing with foosball or ping pong. Or check out one of the two gathering halls. When you get too warm, go for a dip in the on-site pool. Other outdoor activities in addition to swimming include daily boat rentals, sunbathing on the sand beach, and fishing. You can also rent canoes, paddle boards, kayaks, and jet skis on site. The Cedar Lodge even offers its own scenic lake cruise tours, such as a two-hour sunset cruise or a four-hour excursion to visit waterfalls. Other outdoor activities include basketball, washers, volleyball, horseshoes, soccer, ladder golf, tetherball, and corn hole. Make a campfire at night using the provided firewood.

1400 Ranch Road 261, Buchanan Dam, TX, Phone: 512-793-2820

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9.Cherokee Village Resort

Cherokee Village Resort
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Cherokee Village Resort is a nature center and waterfront lodge at Lake Whitney. It sits in shade from a protected cove that is heavily wooded and gives guests easy access to Lake Whitney, which has 23,500 surface acres and 225 miles of shoreline. The cottages and cabins are newly rebuilt and perfect for relaxing with their home-style décor, air conditioning, quality bedding, TVs with gaming ports, Wi-Fi, and fully-equipped kitchens with microwaves, stoves, ovens, microwaves, and fridges. There are eight newly-renovated rooms close to the Pavilion or three private multi-room cottages plus a two-bedroom, two-bath house featuring a large kitchen and breezeway leading to the Pavilion. The cottages can sleep six or seven guests while the Pavilion House sleeps nine. The Village has eight units, each sleeping up to four. Or you can stay on one of the six RV sites. Cherokee Village Resort features native vegetation in its landscaping and has incorporated natural safe havens for wildlife within the landscape, complete with food and watering stations. The terrain has also been enhanced to include elements that attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. The property is only available for guests, giving you plenty of privacy. Guests can fish, enjoy wildlife, canoe, walk on nature trails, or play on the playground.

220 Deep Canyon Drive, Whitney, TX, Phone: 254-694-2564

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10.Creekside Camp & Cabins

Creekside Camp & Cabins
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Creekside Camp & Cabins is a relaxing location that lets you connect with nature while feeling a connection with nature. There are four cabins and no public access to the property, allowing for plenty of privacy. Each cabin has its own unique decorations and the exterior of the cabins include porches, outdoor patio furniture, BBQ grills, and fire pits. Inside, each cabin has a kitchenette or kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, and dishes as well as high-thread-count linens, hand soap, dish soap, linens, and toilet paper. Pets are welcome for a small fee. The Grand View House has 3,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, and 2 ½ baths, plus a library, dining room, and kitchen. The Firehouse Cabin features two outdoor seating areas, one of which is by a fire pit and has central heating/air. The Cedar House sleeps 11 in two stories and is by the tree house. The Victorian Cottage is ideal for couples and has a clawfoot tub. The Mexico Cabin sleeps five and has a log bed plus vintage kitchenette. Guests can borrow one of the two canoes that are free to use. Kids will enjoy playing in the tree house, which is accessible to all guests.

222 Hatchett Hill, Marble Falls, TX, Phone: 830-693-5979

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11.Cypress Creek Cottages

Cypress Creek Cottages
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Cypress Creek Cottages is perfect for those in search of a pet-friendly, romantic, or family-friendly destination. The cottages have private hot tubs and there are 12 standalone cottages to choose from. These range from studios to one-bedroom buildings with or without lofts to two-bedroom units. All cabins have flat-screen TVs with HD cable, color-coordinated interiors with designer decorations, king-size memory foam beds, fully-equipped kitchens, coffeemakers, personal BBQ grills, fireplaces, 400-thread-count sheets, free high-speed wireless, air conditioning, heating, irons, closets with hangers, tubs and showers, radio alarm clocks, and phones. Pets get treats, a complimentary toy, a welcome letter, bowls, a pet pillow, and a just-in-case pee pad. Depending on the cottage, you can sleep three to six guests. The property also offers pet day care and has a fenced-in pet park to make it even more pet-friendly. That pet park has a covered seating area and illumination so your pooch can play any time of the day. There are also plenty of common sitting areas if you choose to relax and socialize. Both humans and pets get unlimited access to Cypress Creek, which the pooches love. You can supplement your stay with packages with things like champagne and roses or chips and Texas brews.

1004 & 104 Scudder Lane, Wimberley, TX, Phone: 512-847-5950

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12.Deer Lake Cabins

Deer Lake Cabins
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Deer Lake Cabins offer a ranch resort surrounded by pines and hardwoods. Guests can choose to stay in one of the 15 modern lake houses, cabins, or ranch houses, which are varied enough to meet the needs of groups of all sizes. Each accommodation has its own views, style, and furnishings. Some offer seclusion and extra privacy while others have easy access to the water. All cabins are pet-friendly and feature linens, towels, heating, air conditioning, cooking gear and dishes, DirectTV satellite, DVD players, toasters, coffeemakers, fire pits, charcoal grills, and both hand and bath soaps. Most cabins also have Roku boxes for the TVs, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and wireless internet. The property has more than 800 acres of wildlife and nature for guests to explore. Guests get access to a vast selection of complimentary recreational equipment, including kayaks, cruise bikes, paddle boards, and pedal boats. The property also has a working horse ranch in addition to lakes, parks, trails, woods, streams, and ponds so you can be as active or relaxed as you prefer. Fish on the stocked lake, explore 15 miles or trails, visit the animals, rent a UTV, go on a hay ride, ride a horse, go on a boat tour, or visit the property’s escape room.

1692 Panther Creek Pass, Mount Vernon, TX, Phone: 903-960-0181

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13.Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages

Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages
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Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages is a unique bed and breakfast perfect for family vacations, relaxing getaways, or romance. Cabins feature complimentary movies. There are three cabins to choose from, each with its own refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, TV with DVD player, and free wireless internet. Pets are welcome to join you during your stay for a small fee. Two of the cabins are designed for double occupancy while the other is a two-bedroom cabin with space for up to eight guests. The property has a wooded trail spanning a quarter mile and filled with life-sized dinosaurs hidden in the woods. This is a unique trail that makes your hike through nature even more exciting. There is also a cozy Prayer Alcove perfect for connecting with your religious side. The day begins with a family-style gourmet breakfast in the remodeled dining room. The location of Dinosaur Trail Cabins & Cottages in Granbury means that it is very close to the Granbury Historic Downtown Courthouse Square and Lake Granbury. Consider attending a performance at the Granbury Opera House which is from the 1800s, visit the Brazos Drive-In Theatre which is a vintage 50-year-old drive-in, or go to the Dinosaur Valley State Park with its preserved dinosaur tracks.

2800 Hwy 144, Phone: 817-573-3023

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14.Fox Fire Log Cabins

Fox Fire Log Cabins
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Fox Fire Log Cabins has been part of the community for decades, opening in 1984, and is in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The cabins appeal to those who want to connect with nature and escape the city. There are seven log cabins which are fully-furnished and have two bedrooms and one bath, all in the Main Area. Or you can choose one of the vacation houses within the immediate area. These range from one-bedroom guest houses to larger homes with space for multiple families. Guests get access to outdoor barbeque pits and patio furniture and can use the laundry room for free. The cabins are surrounded by nature, including large oak trees and the Sabinal River, along with gorgeous, clear night skies. Most properties sit along the Sabinal River or a creek feeding that river. The Main Area also features the Main House with its playground, outdoor pavilion with covering, and office. The property has its own swimming hole, which is among the best along the Sabinal River. Take a short walk to the water to go fishing, fly-fishing, lounge around, float, or hunt for rocks and fossils. Make a fire or borrow fishing poles, puzzles, and board games.

117 Olsen Ranch Road, Vanderpool, TX, Phone: 830-966-2200

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15.Frio River Cabins

Frio River Cabins
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Frio River Cabins includes more than 175 acres of wooded land in Frio County as well as more than two miles of river front. The property has accommodations for anywhere between six and 16 people. Every single cabin has easy access to Frio River, air conditioning and heating, its own horseshoe pit, and a fully-furnished kitchen with dishes, utensils, silverware, glasses, pots, pans, toasters, microwaves, toasters, ovens, stoves, fridges, and freezers. Each cabin and house also has its own outdoor picnic table, BBQ pit, and fire wing. During the off-season, linens are available upon request and some accommodations have electric fireplaces and/or TVs. Depending on your chosen house or cabin, you may also get access to volleyball, DVD players, A/C and heating, sinks and vanities in every bedroom, and/or limestone fireplaces. Some of the accommodations have a great deal of land around them, with one featuring a very private 120-acre ranch. Sit on the porch while admiring the hills or listening to the river. Stroll along the river and admire the cypress trees towering above you. At night, enjoy clear skies that are perfect for stargazing, dance at the pavilion at Garner State Park nearby, or make a roaring campfire.

6978 South US Hwy 83, Concan, TX, Phone: 820-232-5996

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16.Lake Belton Cottages

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Lake Belton Cottages features two cottages, one of which is one bedroom and one is 950 square feet. The larger cottage features a queen and a king bed in separate bedrooms, a bathroom, a dining room, a living room, high-speed internet, cable TV, and a kitchen with a microwave and dishwasher. The couches can convert into beds to fit extra guests and each room has a ceiling fan. This cottage also has central heat and air conditioning as well as a private deck with a lake view. The smaller cottage is a rustic space that can sleep two and has a dining area as well as a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave. This cottage also has a private deck with its own barbeque grill. Make use of the 1,600-square-foot deck that gives you views of the lake. While staying at the cottages, guests have easy access to Lake Belton for fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, and sailing. Alternatively, you can stay on land and bike or hike. There is also a public park within a short walk of the cottages, complete with a free boat ramp and spots for picnics. Salado is just 15 miles away with antiques and quaint shops or Belton and Temple are just nine miles away.

401 Arrowhead Point Road, Belton, TX, Phone: 254-780-2383

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17.Lake Fork Cabins

Lake Fork Cabins
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The Lake Fork Cabins are situated along the best lake for bass fishing in the state of Texas. There are six cabins, each with two full-size beds. The cabins are designed to appeal towards those on small family get-togethers, or hunting or fishing trips. Every single cabin has a coffee pot so you can get your caffeine fix and they all have outdoor BBQ grills as well. Each cabin was remodeled in 2009 and all have their own private bathrooms, complete with amenities like soap and shampoo in addition to showers. All cabins also have pillow-top beds with sheets, towels, air conditioning, heaters, two small fans, color TVs featuring DVD players, and a selection of DVDs. The DVD players can also play CDs. The two cabins with kitchens have a kitchen bar with utensils and dishware, microwave ovens featuring browning elements, four-burner electric stoves, double stainless-steel sinks, pots, pans, coffee pots, and a 4.6-cubic-foot fridge that can hold 9 12-packs of your favorite beverage. In cabins without a kitchen, there is a desk space where you can work on your tackle. The location of Lake Fork Cabins means that you are just two minutes away from the nearest public ramp, food, gas, bait, and tackle.

3835 West State Highway 154, Yantis, TX, Phone: 469-632-7759

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18.Log Country Cove

Log Country Cove
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Log Country Cove sits along Lake LBJ and features 47 log homes and lake homes, each of which is strategically located to give guests great views of the water. Every log cabin is unique and sits surrounded by trees. Every cabin has a kitchen complete with utensils, pans, pots, dinnerware, a stove, microwave, and fridge, with a small handful of clearly-labeled exceptions. They also all have large windows for amazing views. Cabins feature covered porches, state of the art appliances, and televisions. Certain accommodations have internet access and some are also pet-friendly. Lodging is divided into Log Country Cove, Hill Country Cove, and Lake Homes, each of which can have anywhere from one to more than four bedrooms. Other amenities you may find include Jacuzzi tubs, TVs with Dish network and DVD players, dishwashers, swing sets, picnic tables, horseshoes, dining areas, lofts, and handicap-accessibility. Some even have a pool which can be heated. Guests have easy access to the water regardless of the accommodations they choose, perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, or sunbathing. You can also go jet skiing and water skiing. If you prefer to stay out of the water, follow the Sarayu Trail or enjoy a nature walk along the water or another trail.

617 Log Country Cove, Burnet, TX, Phone: 512-756-9132

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19.Paluxy River Bed Cabins

Paluxy River Bed Cabins
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Paluxy River Bed Cabins sit amidst trees along the Paluxy River within Glen Rose. There are two different two-story cedar cabins, each with balconies off of the master bedrooms that are perfect for stargazing or admiring nature. They have open living rooms with kitchenettes, full bathrooms, futon couches, porches shaded by trees, private hot tubs drained after every stay, large rocking chairs, and BBQ grills. The two single-story cabins each have decks with views of Paluxy River, sitting areas, and offer privacy as well as opportunities for bird watching. All accommodations have air conditioning and ceiling fans and are designed to reduce stress by not include TVs or telephones. Other amenities include king-size beds, AM/FM/CD players, coffeemakers, toaster ovens, two-burner stoves, fridges, cooking gear and utensils, linens, and towels. The property is adult-only and does not allow pets. Three cabins have river access while the other offers more privacy via its secluded location. Regardless of the cabin you stay in, you will have easy access to Paluxy River, perfect for swimming or fishing. The property also has a fire pit perfect for evenings as well as a picnic table and swing. Every stay includes a continental breakfast with juice, coffee, and muffins.

1319 FM 205, Glen Rose, TX, Phone: 254-897-9425

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20.River Bluff Cabins

River Bluff Cabins
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River Bluffs Cabins off lodges and cabins that are perfect for those who want adventure and easy access to the Frio River. The amenities and capacity of the accommodations vary based on the one that you select, but all give you easy access to the river and nature. Cabins 1 through 5 have two bedrooms and one bathroom plus sleeper sofas, while Cabins 6 and 7 have a leather couch. Cabins 8 through 16 are new, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, porch swings, two full-size sleeper sofas, and easy access to the playground, making them great for families with kids. All accommodations include bedding and linens, including sheets for futon sleepers. The only exception is beach/bath towels. Alternatively, River Bluff Cabins includes the 2,300-square-foot Casa Cascada lodge with four bedrooms and three bathrooms to sleep 14, the Encino Grande lodge with 2,600 square feet and space for 16 guests, the Twin Cypress Lodge with 1,800 square feet and room for 14, and the Tree House that sleeps 9. River Bluff Cabins also offers seven other nearby vacation rentals of varying size and prices. The property is family-oriented and at least one person in every party must be 25 years old. Pets are allowed for a small fee per day.

389 Cooper Mountain, Rio Frio, TX, Phone: 830-232-5775

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21.River Haven Cabins

River Haven Cabins
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River Haven Cabins offers guests the chance to stay in beautiful log cabins, complete with waterfront views, and the property has been doing so since 1942. The cabins all overlook the Frio River and have free wireless internet as well as free satellite TVs. The accommodations are not pet-friendly. The log cabins have central air conditioning and heating. Choose from a cabin with one bedroom and one bathroom, two bedrooms and one bathroom, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The living rooms feature fireplaces and a hide-a-bed along with a DirecTV. There is also an all-electric kitchen. Cabins have everything you need, including dishes, towels, and linens. They also have porches that are perfect for relaxing and include seating so you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort. The rentals include access to plenty of great areas for bird watching as well as access to hiking and biking trails that are available year-round. Kids of all ages will love the swing sets and playground as well. The property sits on 6.5 acres of land and is on a bluff with view of the Frio River. There are two different paths that give you easy access to the river.

2644 Ranch Road 1120, Leakey, TX, Phone: 866-232-5400

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22.The Granbury Cabins

The Granbury Cabins
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The Granbury Cabins at Windy Ridge offers a boutique retreat that delivers a peaceful getaway so guests can escape from their modern life. The cabins are in the farmhouse style and feature lush bedding, full-sized kitchens or kitchenettes, whimsical vintage touches, fire pits, charcoal grills, and sitting porches. You will notice a combination of antiques and modern furniture, including 100-year-old-farmhouse sinks. Of the three cabins, one also has a hot tub. Alternatively, you can stay in a tent that includes comforts like crisp white sheets, fluffy pillows, custom deck platforms featuring Adirondack chairs, private picnic tables, gas grills, French presses with supplies, and outdoor sunbeds for two. Each of the two tents have an outdoor kitchen and private lounge spaces plus upscale extras like white noise machines, eco-friendly toiletries, and board games. The property is ten acres of land that is private and wooded, making it simple for guests to enjoy a slower pace and connect with nature. Every cabin and tent is set among trees to ensure the privacy of all guests. There is a communal area with a shared firepit, outdoor seating, and outdoor games like ladder ball and corn hole. Other outdoor activities include hiking along the rustic trail.

6350 Windy Ridge Court, Granbury, TX, Phone: 682-500-4276

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23.The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat

The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat
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The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat is the perfect place to escape for special events, glamping, romantic weekends, family vacations, and any other occasion. There are ten private cabins spread throughout the property’s 155 wooded acres. Cabins have private hot tubs that are perfect for relaxation. Every cabin has a fully-furnished kitchen, climate control, grill, private outside dining area, queen beds, and satellite TV. Some cabins are dog-friendly and others feature amenities like a two-story deck or amazing views of the ranch. The Santa Fe stands out with its electric fireplace and king-sized bed. There are also two six-person cabins ideal for groups and complete with an outdoor fireplace. While at Hideaway Ranch, you can go fishing, hiking, stargazing, horseback riding, or swimming. There are numerous ponds throughout the property perfect for fishing. The ranch offers one-hour guided trail rides of the property. Or you can explore this working ranch to visit the cattle, llamas, pigs, goats, and chickens. In addition to the private hot tubs for each cabin, the Ranch has an in-ground pool. There is a fire pit perfect for making s’mores. Depending on when you visit, you may also be able to attend the chuckwagon dinner, which does require reservations.

County Road 196, Glen Rose, TX, Phone: 254-823-6606

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24.The Treehouse Vacation Cabin

The Treehouse Vacation Cabin
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The Treehouse on the Colorado River sits on six private acres of land and is a cozy cabin perfect for seclusion and peace. The Treehouse includes all linens, appliances, cooking utensils, a cable TV, a stereo, VCR and DVD players, a nice video library, and sleeping accommodations for up to ten people. There is also a picnic table and a barbeque grill. The main room has a stone fireplace and the property rental includes firewood. There is also central heating and air conditioning. Under the Treehouse, you will find a covered slab area with outdoor speakers, electrical outlets, and an outdoor shower with running cold and hot water. The property is pet-friendly and your pooch is welcome to use the outdoor shower as well. The Colorado River flows by the Treehouse Cabin and is perfect for tubing, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Either bring your own gear or ask the owners about local rental companies. The river is also perfect for catching Guadalupe bass, catfish, and other fish so bring your fishing equipment. You can bring your lawn chair to the river to watch nature or read a book. The hideaway is surrounded by trees and features an upstairs deck that is perfect for watching birds and butterflies or just listening to nature.

No listed address, Smithville, TX, Phone: 512-360-3866

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25.Willow Point Resort

Willow Point Resort
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Willow Point Resort includes a waterfront Lake House as well as cabin rentals right along the shores of Lake Buchanan. The cabin rentals are only steps from the sandy beaches and water, complete with panoramic views. The Lake House has its own private sandy beach as well. Each cabin has room for six people, a dishwasher, a full kitchen, air conditioning, heat, bed linens, towels, and front porches that face the lake. Outside, cabins also get their own picnic table, tiki torch, and charcoal grill. The Lake House has room for up to 25 people in five bedrooms and four full bathrooms plus two living areas, a huge fully-equipped kitchen, an open double deck, a large charcoal grill, and a spacious backyard. While at Willow Point Resort, guests can sunbathe, boat, fish, or swim. There are daily rentals for jet skis, paddle boards, boats, canoes, and kayaks on site. Gather around the campfire at night or enjoy some star gazing. Visit the Club House for Wi-Fi and a TV. You can also play ladder golf, corn hole, washers, horseshoes, volleyball, or basketball on site. Consider going on the four-hour boat cruise to visit the waterfalls where you can go for a swim or the two-hour sunset cruise. There are also many nearby attractions, including nature trails, hiking, and cave tours.

427 Ellison, Buchanan Dam, TX, Phone: 512-793-5000

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