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“Texas "country" more than a stones throw from town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins

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Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins
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“Texas "country" more than a stones throw from town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

While in Austin before Easter, my sister and I wanted to hike at Enchanted Rock State Park and see bluebonnets-- so we checked for cabins near Fredericksburg on TripAdvisor. I was attracted to the Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins by the two things: (1) these cabins are more than a stones throw "out of town" (ie, likely to feel like you are "in the country") and (2) every person who has reviewed these cabins has rated them as "excellent". So I called the number, and talked with David -- typically Texan -- a gracious man who says only what needs to be said. He had one cabin vacant for that evening - the Tree House- and if we wanted it, all we needed to do was pay with credit card or paypal on the Cabins website. We did that. Then we used GoogleMaps to figure out the way there from Austin. It was a very nice drive down the Old San Antonio Road -- which used to be the main road for wagons going between Fredericksburg and San Antonio in the late 1800s. The road passes a well-preserved old German Farmstead with a Texas Historical marker that describes the family that once lived there from mid 1850s to early 1900s. They had a thriving business, driving wagons of freight between Indianola and San Antonio. (Indianola was once a thriving Texas Gulf port where immigrants from Germany arrived, until a hurricane destroyed it). The Old San Antonio roadbed was, at one point, converted into a train track bed (and then eventually the tracks were removed when the train stopped running). To reach the cabins, you go down Old San Antonio Road until you eventually turn left on Alamo Rd just at one of Texas´s tiniest state parks - 5 acres surrounding the entrance to the abandoned railroad tunnel which is now summer home to thousands of Mexican bats. Tourists come here on summer evenings to watch the clouds of bats leave the tunnel at sunset, and then enjoy a cool drink and burger at the Alamo Springs Cafe next door. This cafe is also the "eating out" option if you are going to the cabins which are on down the road. Cabins were exactly as advertised - isolated enough from each other to feel private, and rustic and practical but with some luxurious touches, and neat as a pin. The refrigerator held the much-mentioned farm fresh eggs (they were really good!) as well as other items for making ones own hearty breakfast, including orange juice and biscuits. A small sign reminds you that "it´s fine to use the washer as a hamper for your used towels and linens"-- ie gently reminding you to strip the beds before you leave. One nice touch - in the upstairs loft , next to the balcony porch of the Tree House, there is a pair of binoculours and a small telescope for watching the hawks that soar over the Texas Hill Country trees that extending to the horizon behind the cabins. There was an AC in the wall for the summer, and an electric heater for winter cold. As in many modern Texas ranches, there is an electric gate - good to close it when you leave so the herd of miniature horses don´t get loose -- nice Texas touch. In the morning, after enjoying those fresh eggs, it took us just under an hour to drive to Enchanted Rock State Park via Fredericksburg, where we enjoyed hiking until late afternoon, with enough time to get back to Austin for an evening of music!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We had an amazing stay at Walnut Canyon Cabins. As soon as we pulled onto the property we were greeted by miniature horses and chickens. The cabin we stayed in was the lookout and it was perfect. It was the perfect retreat for us as we both have corporate jobs and time off is very valued. This was our first real vacation and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. David was very welcoming and we had farm fresh eggs in the refrigerator when we got there. It was nice to sit on the backporch and hear the sprinkles hit the roof one afternoon. This trip allowed us the peace and quiet and rejuvination that we both needed. We cannot wait to come back down to Fredericksburg and we will absolutely be staying here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

My husband and I wanted to visit the Fredericksburg area but also wanted a place that was quiet and relaxing. We found the Walnut Canyon Cabins on Trip Advisor and based on the reviews took a chance and boy are we glad we did! The cabins are just a few miles out of town, have a wonderful view from the back deck, and all the comforts anyone needs. David and Laurie are the owners and are so friendly and want to make their guests as comfortable as they can. We stayed four nights in "The Woods" cabin and just loved it. We definitely plan on going back!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Fantastic location, very comfy cabin with all the amenities that you will need and some you have not thought of like farm fresh eggs for breakfast. Close to Fredricksburg and Luckenbach but far enough away that the stars are clearly visible off the back porch. The view from the back porch is awesome, great place to kick back and with good friends and relax. We will be back!

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

David is very friendly. The cabins are beautiful, great view & breakfast food provided. It was a wonderful stay with the perfect amount of relaxation to take me away from the Houston city life. Already Planning my next stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Rocky Top Cabin to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We were looking for a place to relax for several days and take a break from our regular routine, and this cabin was perfect for that. There is a beautiful view out on the porch, peaceful surroundings, and the living room inside the cabin is a great place to relax. The owner of the cabins was very friendly and even helped us find the place when our directions misguided us. The prices are reasonable as well, I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

My daughter made all the arrangements and found the cabin. The cabin was lovely and it was clear that the owners care about the little things. We have used VRBO several times in the past and have usually been pleased. However, this is the absolute best we have experienced. The Tree house cabin, where we stayed was immaculate, and care was given to every detail. If the opportunity to return to the area we will certainly return to the Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Walnut Canyon Guest Cabins
Address: 503 Deer Road, Fredericksburg, TX
Region: United States > Texas > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Fredericksburg
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded, fully furnished guest cabins with a magnificent hilltop view. All the peace and quiet you can stand. Totally self contained. You won't want to leave!! ... more   less 

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