Looking for a quiet getaway on the beautiful San Marcos River? The Fentress Guesthouse and Fentress Treehouse offer the perfect retreat for friends and families looking for a short-term vacation spot and anyone who appreciates wild places and wandering off the beaten path. We're just 45 minutes from Austin and 15-20 minutes from San Marcos, Lockhart, and Luling. If you like spending time in nature, you're sure to appreciate this magical place.
The Fentress Guesthouse is a spacious craftsman style house with private access to the San Marcos River. It has a cozy living area in the front, big game room in the back, industrial 6-burner stove, and a large deck overlooking a grassy backyard meadow with large oak and pecan trees. The fig and bamboo forests provide fun shaded nooks to explore, the outdoor fire pit is toasty on cold nights, and the short forested walking path down to river is quiet and peaceful and wild.
Private River Access
Best for 10 but sleeps up to 12
The Fentress Treehouse is a cute cabin-like space with a big wraparound porch built around a majestic pecan tree. It has a cozy kitchen with bar table, open living area with futon, and a few hammocks and picnic tables for reading and relaxing. The Fentress Bridge, a great public swim spot with rocky beach area and rope swing is just half a block walk away. Self-cater your own tubing/kayaking trip on the San Marcos River or choose from several rental places nearby.
Public River Access a short walk away
Best for 4 but sleeps up to 6