Country Cottage

Sleeps 8

Country Cottage is nestled in the beautiful Sabinal Canyon between Utopia Texas and the Lost Maples SNA. You will find a relaxing peaceful country experience, with all the comforts of home. Hike or cycle the property’s private and county back roads. There is great birding and wildlife viewing at feeders around the Cottage, plus it’s close to several birding hot spots.

Country Cottage is located on a private ranch less than 10 minutes south of fall foliage and hiking trails at Lost Maples State Natural Area.

It is a scenic 5 minute drive to Utopia Texas, the dam at Utopia Park and 20 minute drive to Garner State Park.




8 guests






5 miles to Sabinal River

Satellite TV


Rock Fireplace

Wildlife & Birding

BBQ Grill

Fully-equipped kitchen

House phone


Washer & Dryer


Amenities Include:
• Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, has tile floors, ceiling fans, central heat & a/c
• One Queen bed in the front bedroom; one Queen & one Double in 2nd bedroom
• 1 Double foldout sofa bed in living room
• Large living room has wood burning Fireplace, Phone, Wi-Fi & Satellite TV
• One full bathroom in hall has a Jacuzzi bath tub with jets & shower
• Fully furnished Kitchen has full refrigerator/freezer, electric stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher
• Dining table can seat 6 people; extra fold up table & chairs in closet
• Garage has washer/dryer, 2nd refrigerator/freezer, plus a full size Air Hockey Table for family fun
• Tables and Chairs on both Patios, Charcoal BBQ grill on back patio
• Metal Campfire Ring in yard
• Utopia Community Park for Swimming, Fishing, Kayaking, Birding, Local Rodeos, Dances and July 4th Fireworks just 10 minutes away

We leave one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and one trash bag in each can. Bring Extra.

What to bring:
• Bath towels, wash rags, hand towels, river towels
• Extra toilet paper and extra trash bags – 13 gal. for kitchen and 39 gal. for outside cans
• Your groceries and supplies: salt, pepper, sugar, paper towels, coffee, filters, dish soap, and dish detergent
• Bath articles: shampoo, bath soap, hand soap, and laundry soap for washer

Suggested items:
• Flashlight, batteries, matches, lighter fluid, charcoal for grill, firewood for fireplace and campfire (please do not use wood cut from trees that died from Live Oak Decline)
• Stereo, camera, binoculars, bug spray, sun block, river chairs, river shoes, Fishing License, black oiled sunflower seeds for bird feeder, sugar to make nectar for hummingbird feeder (1 cup of sugar)

*Beer, wine and liquor is sold in Leakey. No alcohol is sold in Utopia, Rio Frio, or Concan.
**If traveling from out of state, plane, or bike: Towels available upon advance request at no extra charge. Please let us know at least two days ahead of time.

Read our policies on our website, or you can download a copy here.

**Please Note**

The cell towers here are AT&T, so only AT&T cell phones work here. Even then, cell service can be spotty driving through the hills. Country Cottage has a house phone, so please provide that to your family or friends for emergency. Bring a calling card to make long distance calls from the house phone.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our guests do the talking!

My husband and I stayed at the Country Cottage in 2016 because we wanted to be close to Los Maples. We were delighted with the place. Not exactly a rustic cabin, but a lovely 2 bedroom old home with a nice kitchen, beautiful yard, large bathroom and all the comforts of home. Also nicely isolated but walking paths available. The birds were at the stocked feeders most of the day. Not the lap of luxury, maybe, but plenty better than many places we have stayed, and close to the parks.

However — restaurants are not around, so be sure and bring all the food you want.

Lois K: Austin, TX

May 2016

We had a great time at Rio Lindo, and I swam in the Frio on our last day, a delightful memory that will stay with me forever. Vinny’s Italian was very good; the Hog Pen BBQ was close to terrible! I really enjoy staying in small rural places like Leakey and the surrounding territory and would like to return. Your service was exactly as you promised it, and I would recommend you to anyone wanting to stay near Lost Maples. Thank you for renting Rio Lindo to us!

Mary and Dave Hassell: UK

April 2016

Country Cottage

Sleeps 8

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If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

830 966 2320

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Rio Frio. Address: 5181 FM 1050
5 miles from Garner State Park.

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