Sleeps 7

The Hideaway a nostalgic 1800-style cabin furnished with antiques. Located on Indian Blanket Ranch, a secluded 250 acre ranch with hills and valleys to explore. Enjoy hiking and biking our trails, wading in the creek, and relaxing on the patio, porch swing or hammock. Enjoy the cozy fireplace and relaxing under the stars in the hot tub. Fall asleep to the sound of rain falling on the red tin roof!

The cabin is nestled by Blanket Creek, which is seasonal. Indian Blanket Ranch is perfect for birding, where you are likely to see Golden-cheeked Warblers, Black-capped Vireos, Vermilion Flycatchers, Hawks, Hummers and more. You can hike our Bluebird Trail to see nestboxes with eggs or young.




7 guests

Sleeping Areas





5 miles to Frio River


Satellite TV

Hot Tub

Rock Fireplace

Wildlife & Birding

Fishing Spot

BBQ Grill

Fully-equipped kitchen

House phone


Amenities Include:
• Sleeps 2 to 7 people
• 3 sleeping areas
• loft king bed and antique double below loft
• Fireplace room – bunk bed with double on bottom and single on top
• Heat, A/C, fireplace, 1 full bathroom with antique tub & shower
• Full kitchen, phone, satellite tv, Internet, wi-fi
• Hot tub, bbq grill, porch swing, hammock, campfire
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
• For Fireplace: real wood logs only 18″ long or less. Please NO Cedar or Mesquite logs (they pop and make resin in chimney that can catch fire). Make sure all wood was not cute from trees that died from Live Oak Decline.
• Your groceries and supplies: salt, pepper, sugar, paper towels, coffee, filters, and dish soap (no dishwasher)
• Bath articles: shampoo, bath soap, and hand soap.
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.
Pet Friendly Properties: Bella Vista, River’s Edge, Water’s Edge, Bluebird Hill and Star Suite, and Hideaway.

Pet Rules

  • Maximum of 2 dogs allowed, weighing 50 lbs or less each
  • Only well behaved, house-trained; Won’t chew on furniture, rugs or scratch floors, walls, doors
  • Dogs allowed Inside Only in their kennel/cage (can be loose Only inside at Farhaven)
  • Don’t allow them on furniture or beds
  • Only leashed or tied when outside
  • Pickup & throw away poop
  • Do not allow dogs to dig in yard or flower beds
  • Dog owner responsible for dog’s safety, and for any damages to lodging property
  • Do not allow your dogs to bark excessively, run free or chase other animals
  • Please pick up most of the dog hair
  • $10 per night per dog (covers normal pet hair clean up, spraying inside for fleas & ticks)
  • Your deposit will be kept throughout your stay. If no damages or extra cleaning is needed, we will refund your entire deposit to your account.

*Please let us know if you will be bringing your dog.

**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. Hideaway 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!

The Hideaway was the perfect getaway this weekend for my husband and I and our three teenage boys. Everyone had their own comfortable sleeping areas, and the entire cottage was furnished appropriately for everyone. We all took advantage of the beautiful landscape, finding walking sticks along the way and catching quick glimpses of the whitetail deer and Bluebirds. Although I intended to take advantage of the hot tub with my husband, our boys beat us to it! While they enjoyed the warm water, we barbecued on the grill and listened to some oldies. Later we played some chess then enjoyed s’mores out by the fire pit. We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although I wanted to stay many more days, it was a very refreshing time. Thank you so much!
T Boultinghouse: San Antonio, TX

April 2015

We want to thank you for our recent stay in The Hideaway. We saw lots of different birds but did not manage to photograph many as they did not want to co-operate and perch where I wanted them to pose. The peace and quiet was wonderful and we did not go out very much because of that. It was lovely to stay around the cabin area. We hope we will be able to return next year for another stay. Best wishes, David & Mary Hassell were here Birding
Dave and Mary: Enfield, United Kingdom

April 2014

We always look forward to our weekend getaways at the Hideaway Cabin. As we drive up the long gravel driveway to get to the cabin, I can already feel the stress of the city falling away. The secluded stone and cedar cabin is cozy, cute, and clean, and it sits on a gorgeous Hill Country ranch with trails, benches, and lots of wildlife. The ranch is just a few miles from Garner State Park and a beautiful windy drive across the hills to Lost Maples Sate park. Being at the Hideaway is all about relaxing quietly in nature, but it also comes with a wonderful hot tub to relax even more! We’ve watched many a shooting star from that hot tub on our visits. All around, this is a great place for nature lovers!
Lauren and Peter: San Antonio, TX


Sleeps 7

Grounds and Indian Blanket Ranch

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