Charming Tiny House for Two near Medina Lake and with Views of Texas Hill Country
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The kitchen has a butcher block table and chairs for two, a microwave, coffeemaker, plenty of counter space, some dishes, glasses, silverware, and a sink. There is also a stainless steel half-size fridge with ice to hold any extras guests choose to bring. Other amenities include a hairdryer and free Wi-Fi, and windows to watch the sun go down, as well as climate-controlled air conditioning and heating. Guests can open the big, screened windows to let the breeze flow through. Though the host hopes guests will keep them open to enjoy the view most of the day, the windows all have honeycomb designer shades for extra privacy when wanted.
Outdoors, this tiny house has a private seating area with a fire pit and guests are always welcome to take a short walk to access the communal raised deck with outdoor dining table and chairs. There is also a short secret path to explore that runs along the ridge of the hill that offers more beautiful hilltop views, for which guests are recommended to wear good shoes.
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- Cell service
- Queen-size bed
- Shared Kitchen
- Dining table
- Linens and pillows
- Fire pit
- Cooking basics
- Air conditioning
The relaxation/massage room has a comfortable leather reading chair, a small table and chairs, and a wellness library. On this property, there is also an exercise/creativity/art studio that glampers can access. The use of the full-body vibration machine and rowing machine in this area are free to all too.
Wi-Fi is provided, and the hosts are on site should guests need anything special.
Guests' stay here can also include an optional artisan breakfast every morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (time to be specified upon arrival) using locally sourced eggs and organics when available. The hosts are happy to adapt to guests dietary needs and gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, Paleo, Kosher, Keto, and vegans are all welcome here. Sorry, no children or pets are allowed (21 or older please), due to the property being located on rocky, unlevel terrain with stone walk paths, they are not disability-friendly for those with mobile disabilities. However, other than those stipulations, all glampers are welcome.
Last but not least, guests must let the host know if they have special dietary needs when making a reservation. Breakfast is generally served outdoors al fresco, weather permitting, on the deck attached to the host's house overlooking the hills and valley. A typical breakfast includes fresh berries or other seasonal fruit, locally-sourced eggs (used in a quiche, waffles, or our signature eggs rochelle with spinach), waffles, the hosts' specialty French toast or crepes, plus bacon, sausage (vegan or chicken options), mushrooms or potatoes, as well as juice and, of course, coffee or tea.
The cost for breakfast is $20 (for one to two people and paid by cash) or $22 (if paid by credit card). It is served al fresco (i.e. out on the host's deck area that overlooks the view), and it may include other guests joining at the same table if they choose the same time to eat. Other breakfast options are to eat privately in the library room, or with advance notice, to get breakfast room service-style (brought to the room) for an extra $10.
- Breakfast for Two "Al Fresco" on the deck, potentially with other guests ($20 with cash / $22 with credit card) - optionally brought to the room for an additional $10.
- Breakfast for One "Al Fresco" on the deck, potentially with other guests ($15 with cash / $16 with credit card) - optionally brought to the room for an additional $10.
- Access to the full body vibration machine, vibrational "shake" machine and yoga mats – free to guests.
- Access to rock painting - $5 fee
- A 60-minute Integrative full body Massage (with or without Tibetan sound therapy) – $70
- A 60-minute Chi Balance (fully clothed) energy rebalancing session – $70
- A 35- to 40-minute “stress-buster” head, hands and feet massage – $50.
- Personal Coaching (wellness, business, writing) - $35/session
The hosts are happy to wash and fold laundry for guests for an additional $12 per load.
Additional perks of staying at this property include optional massage services for $75/hour, and, on weekends guests can walk to the small Timber Ridge Winery located only two blocks away, where they can grab a bottle of red or white wine.
Location + Surroundings
- River, stream or creek
- Fuel station
- Movie theater
Part of what makes stays at this rental so special are the hilltop views, the magical sunsets, the dark star-filled skies, and the on-going breeze. Guests will feel far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the critters here—deer, rabbit, birds, foxes, ladybugs, and sometimes lightning bugs, add to the relaxation and deep rest that we are known for.
- Wine tasting
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
- Whitewater rafting
Most people just sit and chill, enjoy the sunshine, the breeze, and the hilltop views, have a glass of wine, enjoy the birds and the clouds, breathe in the fresh air, and photograph the beautiful daily sunsets. In the evening, glampers can enjoy the bright stars and perhaps make a fire in their private fire pit area. The on-site tiny house is also a perfect spot to stay tucked inside while still enjoying views of the outside. It has extra-large panoramic windows on three sides, and being tucked under the trees, it feels very private. If guests want to add in a relaxation massage or a chi (energy-rebuilding) session, the host, Karen, is a licensed massage therapist with over 20 years of experience, and there is a special massage room on-site.
For exercise, or just for the fun of it, many guests opt to walk up and down the hills of the neighborhood, and on weekends, guests can even walk to the Timber Ridge Winery for a taste (or buy a bottle to bring back). Some guests bring bikes and/or tubes to enjoy the local rivers and roads.
If guests don't want to go too far, the hosts are happy to recommend the Backyard Bistro in Pipe Creek, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, terrific homemade ice cream, and wonderful daily specials. It can be found in front of the Country Accents Antiques store (these are side by side), which features really unique older items and are also known for their giant potbelly pigs who roam the property and greet the guests. They are happy to have people pet them.
If guests are looking to be active in nature, nearby outdoor activities include hiking at Bandera’s Hill Country State Natural Area with mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, and tubing the river in Bandera. The hosts love to visit Lost Maples State Area to explore nature's finest. They also really enjoy the Bandera historical horseback rides and exploring Cave without a Name that is found there.
Our closest town of Boerne (pronounced BUR-KNEE), is an eclectic mix of sophistication and old world German historical charm, and features delicious casual and high-end restaurants, boutique stores, art galleries, and antiques. It has a lovely walking tour of their outdoor sculptures and many great restaurants to choose from. If guests have never been, the hosts highly recommend the Boerne Wine Bar and/or their personal favorite, Dodging Duck Brewhouse, which boasts a laid-back atmosphere, good food, as well as good beer. Cypress Grill is where they go to celebrate special events, and Bear Moon Bakery has lovely treats guests can eat there or bring back.
The other sister city is Bandera, the self-proclaimed "Cowboy Capital of the World," which has boot-scootin' live music almost daily, fun western-themed shopping, traditional Texas Fare restaurants, lots of bars and saloons, and Love's Antiques and Collectables Mall with the hosts' favorite Hippie Smoothie & Juice Bar behind it.
Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne offers day trip fly fishing, skeet shooting, kayaking, and hunting trips. Cave Without a Name is a favorite, a privately-owned cave that we love to send people to. When water on the Medina River is up and flowing, the hosts have tubes that guests can borrow to splash in the cool water, and friends who have access to a private park and will take guests on guided tubing, birding, hikes along the river. Paddleboarding is available at Boerne City Park. Extra fees apply for most activities.
Glampers can enjoy scenic drives in the surrounding area to locations including San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Comfort, or Fredericksburg. This area is home to many vineyards, breweries, and a cool distillery in Comfort, Texas, if guests like that sort of thing. New Braunfels has a unique olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room for the discerning foodie.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. early check-in allowed additional charge
Check-out: 12:00 p.m. late check-out allowed additional charge
No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
No Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Events allowed
Some spaces are shared
ModerateFree cancellation up to 7 days
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No outside guests are allowed (1-2 registered guests only) to keep peaceful integrity.
All inside areas are non-smoking.
Shoes are required to come off prior to entering the tent.
Late check-out option is available on weekdays only (not available on Friday-Sunday).
Wireless internet is available outside the property. However, the signal is often not strong enough to give good access inside of the property. The Wi-Fi does, however, work fine for guests when they have individual phones.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Hiking on the property is at the guest's own risk and is very steep and very limited. There is a short walk to a tucked in place that the host's like to call 'Amphitheatre," but beyond that hiking is strictly prohibited on the property (for guest safety) and even this trail is not recommended if it has recently rained, as the path can be very slick and ridden with tree trunks, pricker plants, and slippery leaves.
By reserving through Glamping Hub, guests waive their rights to sue and agree to hold harmless the property, its agents, and owners of any accident, fall, loss, injury, etc. that could potentially occur on this hilltop property that may could likely have a variety of bugs, insects, and/or other animals that share this space as well as any possible water runoff when it rains and tripping elements (rocks, sticks, etc.) and accept full responsibility for these random situations as well as acts of God or the natural surroundings that could potentially harm or injure a guest. If a guest is hurt, they are urged to call 911 in an emergency and/or contact the hosts. They can provide bentonite clay for bug bites or band-aids and ice for injuries if needed.