My friend and I stayed at Utopia on the River for a girls weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. What a perfect choice! The lodge was so peaceful and relaxing. We sat out on the front porch and enjoyed watching the deer feed in the a.m. and p.m. when the feeder was timed to feed the deer. We also saw wild turkeys. What a lovely country setting and such a beautiful property too. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pool area was nice with a pool that resembled a lagoon and a hot tub that felt good after a hike in the park! There was a river on the back of the property that you could get in, but be sure to have water shoes if you do as there are stones on the bottom that make it challenging to walk. The room was comfortable and spacious. The breakfasts varied each day and were yummy! Delicious home cooking. There aren't too many restaurants in the area so be sure to have that figured out before you go.
Some sites to take in while you are in the area are: Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Park, Frio Bat Flight, the Apple Orchard in Medina. Be sure to take the scenic drive on road 337 to Medina and Leakey as it is breathtaking. You can skip driving road 336, it's lengthy and not very scenic at all. Good places to eat are the Apple Store in Medina - their hamburgers are delicious as are their apple turnovers and apple pie! Neals Restaurant in Concan was also very good. Not so good is Lost Maples Cafe.
The only cell phone service is AT&T so be sure to keep this in mind when you travel to Utopia. The lodge has wi-fi service that you can access.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Years ago, there were places you could visit in the Texas hill country and feel like you had stepped back in time to a simpler, quieter era. Places where you could let your body relax as you sat on the banks of a cool, spring-fed stream listening to the water rush over the smooth river rocks or sit in a comfortable lounge chair at night, gazing at more stars than you have seen since you were six! Did you ever wonder if such a place still exists? Well it does, and it is called Utopia on the River! Located near the little town of Utopia, Texas, Utopia on the River is a year-round vacation destination with mild winters and plenty of sunshine. Nestled on the banks of the Sabinal River, Utopia on the River has 700 feet of river frontage with a swimming pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. With a variety of activities in the area, Utopia on the River is the perfect launching point for both outdoor excursions and relaxation. Visit us today a unplug and rejuvenate in our peaceful space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Utopia On The River Texas