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“THE ONLY PLACE TO STAY!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gypsy River Resort

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Gypsy River Resort
Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 reviews
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“THE ONLY PLACE TO STAY!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

We have been coming to Rainbow Camp for over 4 years now and have always received the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE! We have always felt welcomed and have never had any issues. We've camped at Rainbow during all seasons - (when it's been crazy holiday busy and in the winter/fall when most people stay home!) and the owners have always been very friendly and helpful, no matter how busy they are. We've always paid the rates posted; the same as what is posted on-line is the same that has been given to me over the phone when I've made our reservations.
The bathrooms are clean and the store offers the basics if you forget anything!
The river front has a great place to swim / relax for adults and small children. It is always fun watching tubers float by!
We have stayed at other campgrounds on the Guadalupe, but THIS IS OUR FAVORITE!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2010

Owners are greedy and change their rates as they go , ignore website . We miss old owners Ray & Judy . We're taking our group & our $4800.00 up river . our $ is not good enough for Rainbow

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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pinkywinky05
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2009

I've rented toobs at a few other places, and this place was, by far, the best! They were extremely friendly, and they made sure we had a great time. Anytime I hear anyone talking about floating the Guadalupe, I recommend this place!

Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Houston
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2008

We did not stay but tried to rent tubes to float the river and the staff was NOT helpful in the least bit. She was very rude and the demeaning stares from the rest of the workers in the office were not appreciated. We have previously stayed at Rainbow camp several consecutive years- 7 years prior to our return this year. It is disappointing to know that the current staff do not reflect the hospitality we remember years ago.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mizlysa
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Waxahachie, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2008

Ok, there may be a reason why it filled up last. First, don't even bother reading the rules on thier website, the only rules that stand, are the ones printed at the campground....We misunderstood that we couldn't not bring our own tubes, so no big deal. Just plain greedy is how I see it, because we even offered to pay to take out or put in, and they said 'NO'! But, only some of the campers can put thier personal tubes and blow up water beds on the river. We were told that we couldn't even take our tubes out to blow them up, nevermind even taking them near the river just to lounge on. Our neighbors had tubes inflated laying around thier campsite, but we were asked to deflate our tubes that the kids were just sitting on at our campsite. They don't enforce the quiet atfer 10pm rule. Oh, and after you pay $45 per night, you also have to pay for the showers, the toilets keep stopping up. We had friends that had the RV spot, but couldn't hook up to the sewer drain because it was placed so far away....imagine that! There are no grills, so take your own. They watch you like eagles when you come and go, so maybe there might be a road usage fee..who knows! One thing that I do give the campsite is that it is on a good spot of the Guadalupe River.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Misty T
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2007

My family has stayed at Rainbow Camp in New Braunfels, Tx many times over the past 20 plus years. We enjoyed the location to the "chute" and the facilities at the camp.

Early February '07, I booked 2 campsites for 3 nights in July '07. I paid the entire amount at booking -as required - to reserve our campsites.

The summer rains came and the river started rising! Due to safety concerns we decided to cancel our "float trip". Rainbow Camp did not close due to high water, but the owner told me the river water was within an inch or two of breaching his compound!

I had a written signed contract with Rainbow Camp which specifically stated that cancellation 10 days prior would result in a 50% refund. My cancellation request met this requirement.

I called the owner to notify him and I also sent him a cancellation letter. He told me he would mail me a 50% refund check. However, his bookkeeper told me they would keep all of my money.......and they did!

Therefore, my advise to future campers is to NOT make your reservation very far in advance. Your plans may change; the rain may come. It won't matter if you have a written signed contract with Rainbow Camp's management - they will still keep all your change!

Good luck getting a campsite that you want - if you don't book ahead!

Stayed July 2007
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erueka springs arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2007

this is truely a hidden treasure campground in the hill country, the new owners have continued the great human skills that san jud monty and toby thedog had. they truely care about you having a good time. there shower facilities are clean and there place is so quiet and peaceful. event though they all drinking it is only allowed with maturity any riff raff are not around. there fafts and tubes are new adn top notch and they are the comptetitive in price on the river, if you truely want a texan hillbilly experienced go to rainbow

Stayed April 2007
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Additional Information about Gypsy River Resort

Property: Gypsy River Resort
Address: 8690 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132-3085 (Formerly Up The River Camp)
Region: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 29 Speciality Lodging in New Braunfels
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River amongst the giant Cypress trees and towering cliffs of the Guadalupe you will find Gypsy River Resort, the newest "glamping" go-to destination in the Texas Hill Country. This unique "glamp-ground", situated between Austin and San Antonio, offers the luxuries of home paired with the tranquility and soul soothing experience of being surrounded by nature in the rawest form. Adventurers, Music Lovers, Avid Fishermen and Nature Enthusiasts alike get a soul soothing revival from a weekend spent at Gypsy River. For the glamper enthusiasts we have cozy river cottages, a Vagabond Dream House that sleeps large parties, or our unique canvas "Gypsy Bungalows" equipped with all the comforts of home. For those nature lovers on the wild side, we have beautiful campsites and full hook-up RV sites alongside the peaceful Guadalupe river. At Gypsy River we embrace adventure and the arts, with live music throughout the season as well as a plethora of adventure rentals for you to explore the Guadalupe in all it's majesty. We have tube, kayak and raft rentals that run daily with certified guides and a complimentary shuttle to pick you up as soon as your trip is finished. For all of you avid fishermen, we have a honey hole like no other on the Guadalupe, our property lies directly in front of the deepest hole on River Road and is stocked seasonally with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout & Golden Trout. In addition to the stocked trout you can also hook some of the largest Guadalupe Bass, Small and Large mouth Bass, Striper, and Catfish this stretch of the Guad. We have day passes available as well as a fully stocked General Store, on-site Boutique and Food Trailer to accommodate all your needs during your stay. ... more   less 
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Rainbow Camp Hotel New Braunfels
Gypsy River Resort New Braunfels, Texas

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