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Cabin in Concan
'Cabana Luna' Cabin w/ Deck, Swing & Fire Pit!
Whether you're a hunter, outdoorsman, or a small family looking to reconnect with nature, this Concan vacation rental is a great place for you! Complete with a well-equipped kitchen, country decor, a breezy outdoor area, and plenty of privacy, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin invites you to kick up your feet and stay awhile. Located just under 4 miles from Garner State Park and the Frio River, this cabin gives you access to a variety of outdoor fun like hiking, swimming, tubing, and geocaching!
$118 per night
Cabin in Leakey
Stylish Cabin on the Best Swimming Hole in Texas 1
Frio River Frontage Named “THE BEST SWIMMING HOLE IN TEXAS” by Texas Monthly Magazine Tubing, Fishing, Swimming, Kayaking, Campfires/ Located one mile from Garner State Park River Terrace Cabin #1 sleeps a max of 6 guests *The nightly rate is based on 2 guests. Each additional person is $15 per night* -1 bedroom and 1 bath -Bedroom #1/ 1 queen, 2 twin -Living Room/ 1 queen -Fully furnished kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffeepot, etc.- -Must bring own bedding, linens and towels
$134 per night
Cabin in Rio Frio
TJ's Escape *HUGE* Landmark Oak Tree *1mile2river*
Come see our tree and stay in the most central location of the Texas Hill Country River Region! Located between Concan and Leakey, you're just a short drive away from the Frio River (2 min), Garner State Park (5 min), and Lost Maples State Natural Area (30 min). You'll be on private property so you can relax in the cozy nostalgic charm of the cabin or go outside to see the historic Rio Frio Landmark Oak, enjoy the spacious yard for games and fun, or stargaze in our open skies at the fire pit!
$100 per night

Rio Frio vacation rentals

Home in Concan
Amazing View, Nature, Stars, Secluded
$164 per night
Home in Utopia
Hangar House
$96 per night
Cabin in Utopia
PJ's Hideaway
$105 per night
Tiny home in Concan
Pet friendly Cozy Cactus TinyHome 2.6mi from Frio
$66 per night
Home in Rio Frio
Yellow Rose Vacation Getaway
$159 per night
Chalet in Concan
Rio Frio 🏔️ Hillside Hideaway 🏔️ ~ ✨King Beds,✨Stunning Views ✨ Fast Wifi✨ BBQ✨ Playground
$378 per night
Tiny home in Concan
Wild&Free Tinyhome Glamping Close to Garner Park
$101 per night
Home in Leakey
Casa Rio Frio
$195 per night
Home in Rio Frio
Mikes Place
$140 per night
Cabin in Leakey
The Cozy Cabin @ Whiskey Mountain Great Location!
$72 per night
Cabin in Utopia
Four Sisters Ranch Cabin, Utopia, TX
$148 per night
Home in Concan
La Paloma @ El Zocalo
$150 per night

Your guide to Rio Frio

All About Rio Frio

Dubbed by some as the “Swiss Alps of Texas,” whether this Hill Country canyon bears any resemblance to Switzerland is up for debate. What can’t be argued though is that Rio Frio is one of the state’s most picturesque spots, replete with dramatic natural scenery that’s made it a favorite local vacation spot for generations. The Frio — fittingly meaning “cold” in Spanish — River splices through Frio canyon, cutting through limestone rock formations and thick forests, with rushing freshwater springs giving the river its trademark temperature.

Rio Frio is a small town perched on the banks of the river, whose population has amazingly never exceeded 75 people. The town has a post office, a church, and not much else apart from some homes and a few farms — there are no shops or restaurants here (you’ll have to go to nearby Leakey for that), but that just adds to its charm and rustic authenticity. For a tranquil, off-the-grid holiday in nature, look no further.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Rio Frio?

This little corner of Texas is absolutely beautiful year-round, with its lush forests, imposing limestone cliffs, and emerald green river. Come in the summer, when the weather is hot and sunny, or opt for autumn when the leaves take on all the colors of a campfire. There are innumerable hiking trails around the Frio, which can be explored year-round (though if you’re here predominantly for hiking, try to avoid the hottest of the summer months, and come in late spring or early autumn). In March, Rio Frio hosts the Rio Frio Fest, when local musicians drop by for three days of live country and gospel music, Southern food, and games. While winters are chillier, this provides the perfect excuse to spend tranquil days in your Frio river cabin. Even in winter, the weather is almost always warm here and gets downright hot from May through September.

What are the top things to do in Rio Frio?

Float the Frio

Whether on a lazy river raft, a tube, a kayak, or canoe, floating down the Frio is practically a rite of passage when staying here. There are few better ways to while away a hot summer’s day than drifting along past cypress trees, waving to fellow floaters as you go. Cool off with a dip in the river before heading back onshore and having dinner in one of Leakey’s charming riverside restaurants.

Hike the Frio Canyon Trail

To appreciate the Frio from a different vantage point, head to Garner State Park, where 1,700 acres of untouched nature wait to be explored. Do the loop around the river and stop for a swim, or head to higher ground on an 11-mile hiking trail through the misty forest, looking out for wildlife like birds and deer along the way.

Explore spooky caves

If the damp of the caves doesn’t give you a little chill, then the vampiric atmosphere certainly will. Hire a guide to take you through the network of caves around the Frio River, where you’ll see otherworldly underground scenery, and bats hanging out in their natural habitats.

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