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Cabin in Utopia
Kat's Cabin @ Four Sisters Ranch
Kat's Kabin (a birding paradise) is a countryside stay nestled in the hill country near Utopia, Texas between Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area. You are invited to hike and explore over 500 acres of our 1000 acre Four Sisters Ranch and enjoy the great outdoors away from civilization, traffic and city lights. The Frio and Sabinal Rivers are but a short distance away. The seclusion and privacy make for the perfect romantic getaway or bring the kids to enjoy the ranch
$160 per night
Cabin in Leakey
Retreat To Mill Creek Canyon, Leakey TX
Lovely, romantic cabin nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the wrap around deck surrounded by trees and Texas mountains. Lay in the hammock and read a book, watch the birds fly by, or put on your hiking boots and explore. Enjoy your meals al fresco in nature! Only 8 minutes to the town of Leakey and the Frio River. Private, gated entrance. A great escape from everything! Note: Dog allowed with an additional fee. Clean up required.
$195 per night
Cabin in Leakey
Nonnie's Cabin, Leakey, Texas
7 miles from the historic and popular Garner State Park sits Nonnie's Cabin LLC, a 2 br, 1 bath cedar cabin that accommodates 6 comfortably. New front-back decks, bath and shower, fully furnished. Great getaway! Good well-mannered & house-broken dogs are allowed, if we are notified in advance (no fence): $50 extra per stay for 1-2 dogs; $75 for 3 (must be paid in advance). Dogs are not allowed on any of the furniture or beds.
$225 per night

Rio Frio vacation rentals

Home in Utopia
Hangar House
$115 per night
Guesthouse in Concan
Evensong, A Place of Serenity
$120 per night
Tiny home in Hondo
Starry Skies & Seclusion | Tiny Home Getaway For 2
$129 per night
Cottage in Vanderpool
Orchard Inn….private "beach" on the Sabinal River
$130 per night
Home in Utopia
Happy Our River House
$109 per night
Home in Uvalde
River House Hideaway
$179 per night
Cabin in Utopia
PJ's Hideaway
$105 per night
Cabin in Leakey
Vaquero Cabin / Creek/ Wildlife
$125 per night
Condo in Rio Frio
Villa 1: Pool & Short Walk to the Frio River
$180 per night
Cabin in Concan
Hilltop Cabin w/ Amazing Views Overlooking Garner
$279 per night
Cabin in Leakey
Cozy cabin, firepit, best swimming hole in Texas
$140 per night
Home in Rio Frio
The Hummingbird
$159 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.

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.

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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