About this listing
Private room and bath upstairs in the B&B.
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.
Living Area on loft/landing with small fridge. Larger living area downstairs, 2 back patios, large inside dining area and breakfast nook.
Interaction with Guests
We are always in our house and available.
We are on 2 acres, so our neighbors aren't close. The Sabinal River, when it is running, is a short walk from our B&B. Sitting in the river with a cold drink is heaven.
Other Things to Note
There is usually a puzzle started in the breakfast nook if you decide you don't want to hike in Lost Maples State Park or Garner State Park. I have lots of books to read and we have wifi.
No children under 12 years old. No smoking. Must be able to climb stairs.
This was very pleasant experience. Peggy and Ron are amazing hosts and we enjoyed chatting with them. Nice quiet house and excellent breakfast. Place is well situated close to both Garner state park and Lost Maples state park. Or you can rent tubes at Happy Hollow place and float on the Rio Frio (this is what we did). When we will again visit this part of Texas we will definitely consider staying with Peggy and Ron.
This was an amazing experience and definitely one to beat being a first time Airbnb user. My boyfriend and I are were grateful with Peggy and Ron's hospitality. Very friendly and had great recommendations.... Plus a delicious breakfast! Would definitely stay again! :)
Peggy was very welcoming and accommodating. The house was lovely and clean and her biscuits were delicious!
Peggy and Ron are tremendous hosts. Like visiting family. The home is purpose built as a B&B, and is situated about 1/4 mile from the Sabinal River. Very quiet and restful place. Great for a low key kicked back weekend. Everything is brand new and spotlessly clean and fresh. Great beds and warm hospitality. Peggy's breakfasts are downhome good -- nothing fancy but very well prepared and tasty.
Peggy and Ron were delightful hosts, and the place is lovely! A large, private room, a comfortable bed, gigantic, fluffy towels, and a full range of soaps and shampoos... Wonderful breakfast, and homemade cookies when you leave. Great place to sit outside in the evening and watch the sun go down and the stars come out.
A couple of things about the town of Utopia: it is VERY small, with one restaurant with a small menu. For our second night, we bought a "salad in a bag," bread, and cheese, in the town of Leakey, about 15 miles away, and we enjoyed that much more than a second dinner in town. Also, Utopia is "dry," meaning no alcohol for sale, so we bought a bottle of wine in Leakey as well. Our hosts provided glasses, plates, and silverware.
All in all, our visit to Lost Maples was terrific, and we would definitely stay at Bend O' the River again, anytime we are in the area.
We were made to feel very welcome. The house and room were quite lovely. Breakfast was delicious. We look forward to staying again.
Ron and Peggy were wonderful hosts. They were extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was just as described, location was perfect, and the breakfast was amazing. We would have no hesitation in booking the room again on a future trip.
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About the Host, Peggy
I'm a semi-retired RN, my husband semi retired carpenter. We have a beautiful 4 bedroom home near Sabinal River in Utopia, Tx. They filmed a Robert Duvall movie here in 2010, Seven Days in Utopia, Golf's Sacred Journey. We love to be outside gardening/ wood working. I raise worms for their castings (fertilizer) for my garden. We have lots of wild life in the area. We have a loyal band of humming birds because we feed them well. Spring time usually comes with a wonderful wildflower display. (phone number hidden)