TJ’s Escape

Sleeps 8

TJ’s Escape in Rio Frio is a charming cedar cabin full of antiques, nostalgia, and a cozy rock fireplace. Stay next door to a champion Texas Live Oak Tree, which you can climb and swing in. Pecan trees tower over the cabin’s large porch, which has two swings and picnic tables to relax in.

This property is not located on the river, but it is only one mile to the Frio River for tubing and swimming. The cabin is three miles north of Garner State Park on FM 1120 in the quaint little community of Rio Frio, Texas.




8 guests






1 mile to Frio River

Rock Fireplace

BBQ Grill

Fully-equipped kitchen


Washer & Dryer


Amenities Include:
• Central Heat & Air, ceiling fans
• full electric kitchen plus a microwave
• washer & dryer
• 2 porch swings, picnic table, B-B-Q grill
• Two bedrooms, 3 double beds with quilts & country comforters
• 1 double sofa bed in living room
• 1 bath with tub & shower

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, and dish soap (no dishwasher)
• 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.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at TJ’s Escape. We appreciate the coziness and all the antiques in the cabin. Also the location was the best part, less than 5 minutes from the river but away from crowded campsites. Overall we had very memorable vacation and look forward to coming back.

Vela Family: San Antonio, TX

May 2012

My family and I enjoyed our stay at TJ’S Escape so much! Our trip to Garner State Park was great, especially since we got to climb Old Baldy and tube in the river. Thanks so much for your hospitality!

Reavis Family: Victoria, TX

July 2010

“TJ’s Escape” is awesome, I’m a repeat customer and will keep coming back.    Charming cabin with plenty of space is decorated with interesting curios and antiques.  Everything you need to cook and/or BBQ.   Great location to Garner and frio river rentals.

Lore P: Houston, TX

January 2017

TJ’s Escape

Sleeps 8

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830 966 2320

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

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