2 bedrooms with king bed and each has private bath. 1 master bedroom with king bed, and large private bathroom with jetted tub and walk in shower. All rooms are upstairs in our home in the Texas Hill Country. We are 90 mi. NW San Antonio. 20 min. from Garner State Park and 10 min. from Lost Maples State Park a favorite destination for leaf peepers and hikers. Our B&B is not for children under the age of 12. Families should look at our river house, River Haven. Each of the smaller rooms are $100 per night. The larger suite is $125. We do a full breakfast usually around 8:30 a.m. but later if you want to sleep in.
Near Lost Maples State Park is a fantastic motorcycle museum and lunch spot. Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Comfort are all close by and great for shopping.
If you want to tube the Frio there's Happy Hollow. They will rent you a tube and then transport you to a jump in spot and you'll float through beautiful cypress trees back to the starting point. You can do that as many times as you want and if you're lucky the tamale man will be set up at Happy Hollow for a yummy break.
Utopia has a great golf course that was the setting for one of Robert Duvall's movies, 7 Days in Utopia, Golf's Sacred Journey.
Loved Peggy & Ron. They were wonderful hosts. Hospitality was great! I found the bed to very comfortable. And Peggy made the most delicious pancakes for us in the morning.
Peggy has a beautiful place outside of Utopia. My room was very comfortable and extra clean! She is a gracious host and I highly recommend Bend O The River!
Peggy was awesome. The house and the room were absolutely beautiful. Completely quiet at peaceful at night and a quick drive from both Garner state park and Lost Maple state natural area. Breakfast in the morning was wonderful as well.
Peggy and her husband Ron showed us an amazing display of hospitality for 2 days and nights in Utopia, TX.
First, their B&B is immaculate- build 6 years ago, it looks brand new. Every room is spotless, warm, and contains Ron's amazing handcrafted furniture. Each room is brightly lit and our bathroom contained lots of little touches- robe, shaving cream, shampoo, and the upstairs central walkway had beers, waters and soda in the mini fridge.
Second, Utopia TX is deep hill country. It's simply the hilliest hill country I've been in. In good weather, I'd be hiking and biking all over the place. The land is beautiful, even in barely-green January. The distance to Lost Maples and Garner is roughly 20-30 minutes for each. If the weather is crappy, the house is a great place to hide out. Also, the house is not on the river, but when running, is a 2 minute walk down the street.
Third, Ron and Peggy were gracious hosts who went the extra mile. Breakfast was perfect both days. I was staying with a friend from Japan, and the last morning we were there, Ron made a traditional Japanese breakfast- fresh marinated salmon, rice, rolled omelet, fruit, coffee, OJ- how can you beat that? Oh yeah, while your friends are taking long hot showers, Ron's a great guy to watch football with.
Peggy and her husband have a great place near Utopia, TX! We stayed at their place while we visited Lost Maples State Park, which is only about 10 miles away.
The house is absolutely spotless and nicely decorated, as are the rooms on the upper floor of the house. A big king-size bed and a beautiful bathroom with both a hot-tub and a separate shower, ideally suited to wash away the dust & sweat we gathered during the day, as were the drinks provided in the mini-fridge.
If you love peace and quiet Utopia is the place to stay, it's pretty much in the back-country of Texas (I hope I'm not offending anyone) but we absolutely loved it. Do ask Peggy for tips, she is most friendly and will help you out in any way she can!
When we came back from our dinner at night Peggy's husband was kind enough to light the fire outside, so we could sit on their terrace and enjoy a bit of stargazing with a warm cup of tea & coffee.
We slept like babies and breakfast next morning was delicious, a true home cooked feast!
As mentioned, there is another room for rent in the house, so if you want complete privacy you'd probably be better of renting their other listing, but if you don't mind sharing the breakfast table and a couple of drinks, you're absolutely in the right place.
We highly recommend both Peggy and her husband and the 'Bend 'O the River B&B'!