The Old Goat House is a charming, rustic 3 Bed / 3 Bath home nestled among the giant oaks, in a park-like setting, high above the Guadalupe River-on the unique "Horseshoe Loop"-no container ban! Privately secluded, yet just a short walk across the street to find a 24 hour convenience store, tubing adventures, and live music under the stars at Whitewater Amphitheater! With a short, convenient drive to Canyon Lake, River Road, Historic Gruene, and New Braunfels, the Old Goat House is the ultimate location for your Texas Hill Country Vacation!
The Old Goat House interiors have been re-created with high end, rustic, designer finishes, punctuated with whimsical, Goat House Art. This quaint, 1200 sq. ft., cabin-like home features 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom! Each bedroom has a COMFORTABLE queen size bed, closet and a flat screen television. All linens and towels are provided. The open floor plan offers a fully-equipped kitchen and a great room, with a large leather sectional, for entertaining friends and family. Just through the back door is the deck, offering plenty of space for hanging out and having cocktails or grilling your dinner out in the clean, fresh, hill country air. You will love relaxing here with your family and friends and getting to the river without the hassle of driving and parking!
If you're looking for the perfect escape, come discover the Old Goat House, a tranquil retreat high above the Guadalupe River, right at the ever-so-popular horseshoe.
The Old Goat House is conveniently located to beautiful Canyon Lake, River Road, New Braunfels and Historic Gruene, where all the good antique shops are, as well as many unique shops where artisans sell their wares. Not only does Gruene have lots of shopping and good food, it is also home of the famed "Gruene Hall, which has served as a springboard for many Texas musicians. A great place for dancing or just enjoying the music. After a couple of beverages, you might find yourself learning the Texas Two-Step!
If you want to see one of the most beautiful spots in the Texas hill country, take a drive down River Road, one of Texas' best kept secrets! It is a slow, 20mph drive, along the river's edge, winding about the most beautiful scenery, under the canopy of century-old Oaks, rocky cliffs- true Texas splendor! It is also the popular spot for campers and RV enthusiasts. You'll ride for about 40 minutes and end up in New Braunfels .
The Old Goat House is also close to the famous outlet malls, in San Marcos, just in case you get tired of playing in the river. "Schlitterbahn", a wonderful water park is located in New Braunfels, and makes far a great day trip with the kids. Boating, water-skiing, jet skis and sailing can be found at Canyon Lake, only a five minute drive from your house. You can go hangout at the marina and have a cocktail while you watch the sunset and the sailboats come in from sailing the lake. Watch for deer and other wildlife along the way!
You will be a short 35-mile drive from San Antonio where you will find Six Flags, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the famed San Antonio Riverwalk as well as fantastic Mexican food. The Alamo, along with several other missions located in San Antonio, are fantastic for a day out. If you don't care to drive, there are numerous tour buses that can take you to experience the sights and sounds of San Antonio.
The state capitol of Texas is located just 40 minutes away in Austin, which has great nightlife featuring many of Texas' finest musicians. You never know what great and noted name will appear at some out-of-the-way bar!
For you golfers, there are courses located in New Baunfels as well as San Antonio. Austin is home of some of the finest courses America has to offer.
And let's not forget about the fishing! There's great fishing all around this place!
This location is the BEST on the river. You can float in the river or raft it, find a nice place to sit on the limestone outcropping to watch others play, or just enjoy the the privacy of your own deck as you relax. During the fall, there are many festivals in the area, including "Oktoberfest" and "Wurstfest". New Braunfels is also home to Texas' oldest County Fair.
The hardest thing is deciding what to do next! There is always something fun and exciting going on --really all year long!