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“Phenomenal setting, cabins kind of meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of River Haven Cabins

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River Haven Cabins
Ranked #1 of 2 Rio Frio B&B and Inns
Tejas
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Phenomenal setting, cabins kind of meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

The setting for River Haven Cabins is simply incredible, we were so excited when we drove up. The exterior of the cabin is charming and rustic, if a bit too close-set to its neighbor. The cabin was a disappointment for me, and I feel bad saying that. But it felt claustrophobic and dark, lighting that did exist was poorly placed or harsh (such as the wall lamp just above the bed pillows with uber bright bulb). Kitchen is hard to maneuver in due to an awkward bar, with the table too close to it. Bathtub/shower area is really cramped. Oh, and just for glee, flush the toilet and you just might have that drain water back up into the tub drain. Also lots of Don't Don't Don't on the bulletin board in the cabin, didn't feel quite welcoming. Positive note, the covered porch was very pleasant. Excellent views of the Milky Way, and we really enjoyed observing deer, wild turkeys, and bats. So, positives and negatives here, just depends on what matters most to you. Next time, we will opt for a different location on the beautiful Frio.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We have stayed with the wonderful folks at River Haven for years! The cabins are like rustic (but well-done) condos.......just bring your food & you are set for a wonderful, relaxing time on the Frio River! The cabins are completely stocked with kitchen "stuff", but bring your own charcoal if you want to BBQ on the grill located next to the front porch. We like going in the winter when it's quiet, too. But in spring through fall, the cold Frio River is a nice respite from the heat. You can sign up with a float concession in Concan or at Happy Hollow & float the Frio at whatever pace you choose. There are rockers & a picnic table on the front porch so you may dine outside. They have flat screen TV's & a fireplace, too. The Wi-Fi is sketchy, depending on which cabin you're in. We always have cell phone service. It's a short walk on the improved concrete walkway down to the river. Lots of birds for the birding bunch, we had a hummingbird nest in the tree in front of our porch one time......cute! One our favorite all-time places to relax! Cheers!

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

These rustic looking cabins are located just above the banks of the Frio River outside the small town of Leakey Texas. Our cabin was comfortable and cozy and the kitchen was well equipped. The river is just a short walk downhill and the sound of the songbirds and the rushing river will fill your senses. If you are looking for more activity, Garner State Park is 5 minutes away which offers more challenging hiking, fishing, swimming and dances every Saturday night during the summer. I highly recommend these cabins.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

River Haven cabins are beautifully located just steps away from the Frio River. Our cabin was cozy with a beautiful view of nature and the river. The grounds were clean and staff friendly. Even though all cabins appeared to be occupied, we had the river to ourselves most of the time. We will definitely be staying here again... We have stayed at other cabins in the area (Concan) but this is where we'll be returning!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

The well-kept cabins are located on the Frio River and offer easy access to it. It is possible to just walk along the banks of the river. Most cabins offer a great view of the river. Those that don't have easy access to the river as well.
Most porches offer a great view of the fauna that gathers near the river. The rocking chairs and tables allow for outdoor dining or just relaxing.

The kitchens are equipped with almost all amenities you could think of--wine bottle opener isn't always available.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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corpus christi, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2010

This was our fourth time staying at River Haven Cabins. We absolutely love the cabins, beautiful views, friendly owners and comfortable feel of the facilities. We talked the family into taking a Christmas trip this year. We rented four cabins and, after one group was not able to make it, ended up staying in three cabins. Everyone fell in love with the property when we first arrived! The kids stayed at the river most of the day, despite temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s. We thoroughly enjoyed large family breakfasts and dinners in the double cabins M&N. Between the two cabins, we had enough tables and chairs to create a large group eating space. All plates, cups, utensils and cookware were provided and we just brought our food and spices. The property is just a few minutes away from a gas station, so we were able to quickly pick up forgotten supplies in the evening. We took a trip to Lost Maples Park - which was a beautiful drive through the winding roads of the hill country. Overall - the family loved the property and is already making plans to come back again as soon as possible!! River Haven Cabins is very family friendly with easy river access, necessary cooking supplies and all linens provided. The ONLY negative thing was the small water heaters - showers must be quick or will end up cold! This property is HIGHLY recommended!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2010

Great getaway for couples or family gatherings. Espically nice in summer when you can get in the river but winter stays are also nice.We have been coming here for 20+ years and it is always awesome. Margie and Bill are very nice people and can help with anything you need. As for the person who said Mr. Owner is Prejudice I can only think their direction taking abilities may not have been up to snuff???? Why would they turn away business in off peak season? Drive to Neal's in Concan and have a Chicken Fried Steak, cant be beat, or make the short drive ( by TX standards) to Fredricksburg and check out the winerys or the shops on the strip!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about River Haven Cabins

Property: River Haven Cabins
Address: 2644 Ranch Rd 1120, Rio Frio, TX 78873
Region: United States > Texas > Rio Frio
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Rio Frio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
River Haven Cabins Hotel Leakey

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