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Bend o' the River B&B

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here hoping to see Autumn colours at Lost Maples State Park. We were disappointed with the Park but very impressed with our lodging. Very clean and tidy. We slept well. Our hosts struck the right note of being friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Home cooked breakfasts (and sometimes cake!) were very good. Wi-fi was very reliable. If... More 

Thank John C
Beaumont, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a place I would strongly recommend to anyone that is visiting Garner State Park/Maple Falls Natural Area. This was my first time staying in a place other than a hotel. I checked in yesterday and the owner was very welcoming. The house is not only beautiful, but immaculately kept. It is very peaceful there. Unfortunately, a few hours... More 

Thank taentee
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Since so much has been written about this place, I'll keep it simple: All the good reviews are correct! We stayed with 2 other couples we know and had the place to ourselves. It was awesome. Running a B&B is hard. Running a B&B really well is super-hard. Peggy and Ron somehow make it look easy. Hint: Come to breakfast... More 

Thank WingedLizard
Amarillo, Texas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This was our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast and had no clue what to expect, overall it was really nice. This place is really pretty but if you are arriving after dark it's easy to pass it. The house is beautiful, we were welcomed at the door introduced to the other guests and offered homemade pumpkin bars.... More 

Thank Kreutzerduo
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Hosted by a gracious couple who strive to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible, and the best breakfast (especially the biscuits) we ever had, and we have stayed at many B&B's. Each of the three rooms and private baths are well appointed, even had my Oil of Olay body wash. Lovely grounds and you can stroll down... More 

Thank TexasDougger
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We were going to meet up with family at Garner State Park but we wanted to stay a little bit away where it was quiet. We found Bend o' the River and it was the best decision ever! Peggy and Ron were awesome! The first couple nights we got in super late and we missed the cake Peggy left out... More 

Thank Steven I
Johnson City
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I have to admit this was my first experience at a real B&B, as in a bedroom in someones home. The owners Peggy and Ron are wonderful hosts. The room was very clean and comfortable and included a large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub that was wonderful. I had the best bubble bath ever! Our hosts were helpful in guiding... More 

Thank Penny N
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We were doing a ramble through the Texas Hill Country and needed a place to stay near Utopia on a Saturday Night. No where could be found that would accept a one night reservation. I stumbled upon a booking website (backroadstexas.net) that had a category of one night reservations. This led us straight to the Bend 'O the River B&B.... More 

Thank mac3
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

To "Life_Tourist," who said this property is "not a B&B," I submit that they don't know what a B&B is. And I suppose that Ron could see into the bathroom if he had a 40-foot extension ladder or a cherry-picker. Puh-leeze! The place is beautiful, spotlessly clean, the breakfast is great, and the owners are very nice and hospitable. It... More 

Thank LYaeger
Austin, TX
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Rooms are bedrooms in a house. There is not a key. You can lock the doors from the inside of the room, but there is no way to lock the room from the outside. When we first arrived to check in, the house was locked up and no one answered the door. We had to call the number we booked... More 

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Peggy D, Owner at Bend o' the River B&B, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. The description of the rooms gives the information that this is our home. We rarely lock the front door because we are a business but we had forgotten to unlock it after being in S.A. the day before. There were 2 other doors, both unlocked. No conversation can be overheard... More 

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a full service bed & breakfast located in the Texas Hill Country. We are minutes away from Lost Maples and Garner State Parks. 3 bedrooms on the second floor of our home are available. We also have a vacation rental that is a double wide on the Sabinal River just a short walk from the B&B. Each of the B&B bedrooms has a private bath and a king bed. One of these bedrooms is a larger suite with a sitting area and flat screen TV, a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower . Stair climbing is required. There is a small fridge on the loft/sitting area outside rooms. Free wifi is available in the B&B. We have a large rock patio with a fire pit. Star gazing from our zero gravity lawn chairs is a real treat if you live in a big city. A gas BBQ grill is available upon request. We welcome our guests to share our comfortable living area. There are tables to play cards, dominoes, or do one of the many puzzles we have. On arrival, we give a tour of the house, explain where the public access areas are and offer a snack and beverage. Local sites are the two state parks mentioned above. Limited dining for lunch and supper available in Utopia, more in Bandera (30 min), Leakey (25 min.), Kerrville (1 hr). Summer is great for floating the Frio from Happy Hollow in ConCan. The Sabinal is a small river and the last few years dries up when there is no rain. In the Fall the Maples and Red Oak trees turn beautiful colors. We enjoy meeting people and would love to host you. Feel free to call with any questions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bend o' the River B&B

Address: 24835 Fm 187, Utopia, TX 78884-2570
Region: United States > Texas > Utopia
Price Range: RM445 - RM556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Try to get the bedroom with the jacuzzi tub!”
 of 5 bubbles PennyN986, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose the large suite as it has a hot tub and a shower”
 of 5 bubbles mac3, 2 May 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms looked great, and each has it's own in-room, private bath. Our bed was super comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles paulacC4270EX, 10 Oct 2014 | Read review
“One of the rooms has a whirlpool tub and a TV, the other two do not.”
 of 5 bubbles slangseth, 19 May 2014 | Read review
“Our room was great, but they all appeared very good.”
 of 5 bubbles Only2FlyingPigs, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
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