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21749 North Ranch Road Hwy 187, Utopia, TX 78884-2584
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#2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Utopia
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Johnny B wrote a review Jul 2020
Sugar Land, Texas3 contributions
This is a family owned lodge, and you can tell that they want you to feel at home as soon as you get there. The rooms are large, clean, with well-equipped kitchenettes. We grilled our dinners every night in the downstairs bbq pits, after enjoying the river in the early evening. We spent most of the time enjoying the view, the birds from the back porch. The owners live onsite, so they are available if you ever need anything. This is the second time that we lodge here, the first time more than 10 years ago, we stayed with our two boys and we had a great time, enjoying the area and the Garner and Lost Maples parks. We love this lodge and will be back sooner next time!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dwaipayan C wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas27 contributions21 helpful votes
Located by the river (a sloping lawn separates the building from the river), this lodge has an old world charm. The owners live on site, and are helpful. The river has both a portion with a minor rapid, and also aportion which is deep, appropriate for swimming/fishing. They have barbecue pits.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Guitarman4 wrote a review Dec 2018
Essex, United Kingdom196 contributions111 helpful votes
We stayed at Sabinal River Lodge in November. For a 2 star it was ok but there did not seem to be any soundproofing between the rooms. We were in room 2 and heard the TV all evening in room 1 and then the phone conversation the lady in room 3 had at 11pm. So, unless you are a group staying I think you need to bear that in mind as it wasn’t very private. On the plus side the heating was very efficient for a very cold night.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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yodamak wrote a review May 2017
Sanibel Island, Florida152 contributions48 helpful votes
These rooms are clean, updated, spacious, the beds are extremely comfortable. This place was definitely the highlight of an eight day trip with eight males. Owner particularly friendly and made our stay most enjoyable, even though we got there quite late.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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houstontravelingfool wrote a review Oct 2016
Houston, Texas3598 contributions559 helpful votes
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We were meeting a group of friends in Lost Maples for the weekend. Booked two nights at a place in Leakey at the suggestion of a friend. After the first night, we knew we weren't doing a second. It was horrible. We were fortunate to find a vacancy at the Sabinal River Lodge and it was wonderful. The rooms are quite spacious and decorated very nicely. I was impressed with the attention to detail in all the little touches. The only thing I didn't see (and might just have missed it!) was a hair dryer, which would be helpful. The walls are a natural pine with fir beams on a vaulted ceiling. It feels like a lodge/retreat with nice linens and a completely stocked kitchenette. Even a nice round table with four chairs for eating or playing games. There's a large balcony off each room with a lovely view of the grounds and the river. There was a large grill there for guests' use and plenty of room to lounge around. We've definitely found our "home away from home" when we're anywhere in the area. Hope you'll give them a try. You won't be sorry!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gogo w wrote a review May 2016
Fort Worth, Texas43 contributions18 helpful votes
Lovely comfortable room, fully stocked kitchen, comfy beds, lovely balcony area and seating to watch the dozens of hummingbirds feeding. The view of the grounds down to the river was so serene, and at night it's a blanket of fireflies at sunset. The short walk down to the river is very nice, and to sit on a rock or cypress stump with your toes in the water is sublime, I even had a swim down there. Under the lodge is a communal area to BBQ, sit and hang out, there's a fridge for your beers, and there's even covered parking for your motorcycles, which we loved. Your hosts are wonderful, but not at all intrusive, if you need something for the kitchen they will have it for you before the end of the day, so kind. We will be back next year for sure....can't wait!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go mid week....we had the whole place to ourselves.
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missym793 wrote a review Jan 2016
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas116 contributions55 helpful votes
Utopia is a very small town down in a beautiful part of the Texas Hill Country so you don't have a lot of options when it comes to accommodations. My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights and found it fine. It was a little hard on both of us as all the rooms are up a long flight of stairs and we both have bad knees (yes, we're old!). But the rooms themselves are spacious and have a small kitchenette in them with a stove and frig. There's also a table for 4 at which you can eat meals, play games, etc. My favorite part is the sliding glass doors that lead out onto a huge covered porch with lots of seating and a nice view of the Sabinal. Also, it's convenient for smokers since you can smoke on the covered porch just outside your room. They didn't have an ice machine so be sure to bring a cooler and your own ice (there's a place in town where you can buy ice). There were two queen beds in the room which were comfortable and everything was very clean. This would be a good place for a small family such as a couple with two kids.The flat screen was a little small considering it was all the way across a good sized room from the beds, but we didn't come there to watch TV anyway. This is a most beautiful part of Texas so get out and see it! Lost Maples State Park is just up the road, which is an other-worldly place, and the Rio Frio is a few miles back toward Leakey and Concan. If you haven't ever experienced "Texanna" at it's best, go in the spring and early summer and attend the jukebox dances at Garner State Park, which go on every evening, where people whirl and twirl in a beautiful setting overlooking the Frio River. You won't be sorry!
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We loved Room #1, which was all the way at the end so afforded a little more privacy.
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SueSue2757 wrote a review Dec 2015
Austin, Texas24 contributions16 helpful votes
The view of the river from the back of the property is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and have the "lodge"look and feel. It is great to have a kitchenette. The rooms are very clean. There are the piles of building materials and other junk laying all around. The curb appeal is disappointing with all the miscellaneous things piled around. Also, sheets on the beds are a poor quality.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paula M wrote a review Oct 2015
Mertzon, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
There are not many places to stay in the area. It was great to find nice and clean accommodations. The innkeepers are very friendly and great hosts too. Make reservations at The Laurel Tree for lunch or supper on Saturday too. Its a real treat! My daughter and I had a fabulous weekend hiking, staying at a nice place and eating well. I cant wait to do it again!
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Tomsawyerd wrote a review Aug 2015
Houston, Texas38 contributions13 helpful votes
This place is super super awesome. If your staying in Utopia, do yourself a favor and stay here. It's wonderful!!! The owner Kim makes the stay even better!! I'd give it 10 Stars if I could!!!! Treat yourself to this establishment next time you are in Utopia!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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$72 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sabinal river hotel utopia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sabinal River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sabinal River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Utopia Texas (1.4 km) and Sabinal Canyon Museum (3.8 km).
Is Sabinal River Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Utopia.