Hideaway cabin


                   Sleeps 2 to 7
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 seasonal creek, 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 under oak trees by Blanket Creek, which is seasonal. Indian Blanket Ranch is perfect for birding, where you are likely to see Deer, Turkey, Eastern Bluebirds, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Golden-cheeked Warblers Black-capped Vireos, Vermilion Flycatchers, Red-tailed & Zone-tailed Hawks, Hummers and more. You can hike our Nature, Bluebird Trail to see nestboxes with eggs or young.

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7 guests

3 separate sleeping areas



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What to bring

*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.
*Individual K-Cups, Or Drip coffee filters & coffee; have both kinds of coffee makers.
* 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 & liquor is sold in Leakey.
*Beer sold in Concan & Utopia. 

**ONLY 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.

Enhanced Cleanliness Measures;
*Disinfectant is used to clean.
*High-touch surfaces disinfected.
*Bed linens/kitchen towels are washed at 140oF or hotter between guests.
*If property rented same day guests depart; we use ultraviolet whole room lights to kill all bacteria/viruses.



Amenities Include:
* Sleeps 2 to 7 people
* 3 sleeping areas
* Loft has king bed
* Antique double below loft
* Fireplace room – has bunk bed with double on bottom & single on top
* Heat, A/C, fireplace, 1 full bathroom with antique tub & shower
* Full kitchen, (no microwave or       dishwasher) 
* Phone, Satellite tv, Internet/Wi-fi
* Hot tub, BBQ grill, porch swing, hammock, campfire ring

Pet Policies

Pets Are Allowed At:
Bella Vista, Waters Edge, Rivers Edge,
Bluebird Hill, Star Suite & Hideaway
*If your dog is not a service animal covered by Title III of the ADA, our usual pet policy will apply.

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 when in their kennel/cage
  • 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 wildlife
  • Please pick up most of the dog hair from around the outside rugs, yard, patios, & inside
  • No dogs allowed in Hot Tub 
  • $10 per night per dog (covers normal pet hair & clean up, spraying inside for fleas & ticks)

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

Fall, Winter, and Spring

excluding holidays


Winter Holidays, Spring Break, Easter


Memorial Weekend through Labor Day

$165 for 2 people
2 night minimum

$185 for 4 people
3 night minimum

$185 for 4 people
4 night minimum

  • $10.00 each extra person per night; children 1 year & under are free.
  • $185 deposit to hold reservation.  Deposit deducted from Total & you pay Balance before arrival.
  • Dog-friendly rate: $10 per dog/night. 

  • $10.00 each extra person per night; children 1 year & under are free.
  • $185 deposit to hold  reservation. Deposit deducted from Total & you pay Balance before arrival.
  • Dog-friendly rate: $10 per dog/night. 

  • $10.00 each extra person per night; children 1 year & under are free.
  • $185 deposit to hold  reservation. Deposit deducted from Total & you pay Balance before arrival.
  • Dog-friendly rate: $10 per dog/night. 

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What Our Guests Are Saying

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

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  
*were here Birding
Dave and Mary:
Enfield, United Kingdom

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

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830 966 2320

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5181 FM 1050 - Rio Frio Texas, 78879

Mailing Address:
PO Box 155 - Rio Frio Texas, 78879

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