Choose Your Own Adventure

We are centrally located among the best day trips EVER!

Nearby Hospitals – Central Texas Medical Center – 15 minutes / Seton – 20 minutes
Visiting nurses, doctors, and patient families are very welcome as guests.

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0 Min Trips - River Palm Retreat!

  • Kayak Outfitter
  • Canoeing Outfitter
  • Fly Fishing (optional guide)

10 Min Trips - San Marcos / Lockhart

  • Tanger and Premium Outlets – 300+ shops
  • River Center
  • Smitty’s BBQ (legendary…THE BEST hands down)

40 Min Trips - Austin

  • State Capitol
  • SXSW (South By South West Festival)
  • ACL (Austin City Limits Festival)
  • Austin Airport (ABIA)
  • COTA – F1 Track

20 Min Trips - New Braunfels

  • Schlitterbahn
  • Fine Dining
  • Gruene Hall (music & dancing)

50 Min Trips - San Antonio

  • Alamo
  • Riverwalk
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Six Flags
  • Sea World

90 MIN TRIPS - Fredericksburg

  • Hill Country
  • Wineries
  • Enchanted Rock
  • Bluebonnets

Your Vacation Is in Good Hands

RIVERVIEW LOFT – Two additional guests can be accommodated in the 400 square foot second story apartment. The centrally heated and cooled loft features a common living and kitchenette area, a bedroom, and a full bath. The covered 8’ x 20’ balcony looks over the entire back yard and river. The loft has its own washer and dryer located in a downstairs laundry room.

Creature Comforts

Hot Tub
Quiet Secure Neighborhood
Premiere Mattresses
Exquisite Bedding
Laundry Nook
Full Kitchen
Fast WiFi
60″ 4K DirectTV
Helpful Owner Nearby
Everything is new!

Outdoor Activities

Screened Porch
Rocking Chairs
Swing Set
Exceptional Birdwatching

Water Activities

Shallow Wading
Spring Fed Waters

Safety / Parking

Smoke Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Night Lights
4+ Vehicle Parking

why we’re the best vacation rental in the area

River Palm Retreat offers a “private summer camp”, vacation whether it be for a sabbatical, holiday, getaway or staycation, along the San Marcos River; available activities are swimming, fishing, kayaking, croquet, bird watching, sightseeing, shopping, and relaxation amidst the solitude of nature…and we have a hot tub. This unspoiled section of the San Marcos River is surrounded by mostly rural land and is generally inaccessible to the public.