There's this place that allows you to forget the world...
The RiverHouse is a pet friendly zen retreat located on a beautiful stretch of The Colorado River in Bastrop Texas. It features a 2000 sq foot 3 bedroom 2 and a half bath 110 plus year old farmhouse remodeled and modernized in a way that retains its old character and charm. Our popular air-conditioned sunroom offers views of the grounds and doors which lead onto the upper deck which is a popular gathering spot with a propane griddle, tables and seating areas. You’ll lose yourself on our shady sculptured grounds featuring eight different patios, each with their own theme and energy, our zen hammocks and the abundant sounds of nature. You’ll find it hard to believe you’re only 2 miles from downtown Bastrop!
The property is truly Zen Central with access to the river where water activities are popular. You’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the water flowing by and hundreds of bird songs. Visit our tropical dome, home of our popular Koi fish, who think they are the star attraction as well as hundreds of plants. It is the perfect Zencation spot! We are also minutes away from two incredible State Parks where hiking and bird watching are popular.
We have a feeling, like so many others over the years you'll fall in love with The RiverHouse. This is where my vision of ZenRiverHouse get aways all began and it is still the favorite of thousands of guest who have visited over the years
We have been told by many of our guest this is the nicest booking they have ever made. Its no wonder thousands of guests have visited us over the years and refer their friends and family to come out and enjoy the place.
Grounds may be shared with guest from our sister property Harmony House from time to time, but the grounds are large with ample patios and spaces.
The RiverHouse features a downstairs Master Bedroom with gorgeous double shower and huge soaking tub. 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, Living Room, Full Kitchen, Sunroom and our beautiful grounds which include our tropical dome.
The Downstairs Master Bedroom has a King Size bed and its own double shower and soaking tub, a guests favorite. The Upstairs Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and a futon, which will sleep an additional two. Inside bedroom two is a large bathroom with a walk in shower that offers panoramic views of the property. Bedroom three has a queen size bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have their own Smart TV’s.
The Kitchen has a full size electric range with oven. A breakfast bar which overlooks the food prep area as well as a bistro table for two. Microwave, juicers, pots pans and coffee/tea makers are available as well.
The Living/Movie room is equipped with a huge TV as well as theatre seating.
The Sunroom overlooks the property and doors lead to the spacious upper deck, a favorite gathering spot. The Sunroom is a great place to watch the large variety of birds we have on the property and is a guest favorite. The sunroom features a dining table, which seats 4 as well as its own TV and ½ bath.
Smart TV’s allows you to access popular streaming apps and Alexa will play your favorite tunes, give you restaurant recommendations or play games. Our High Speed Wi-Fi extends over most of the property for you modern convenience types!
It's a beautiful relaxing setting where you can truly forget about the world.
While a 2-night stay is possible, the vast majority of our guests have told us they wished they had booked an additional night. If a 3-night stay is possible we recommend booking at least 3 days as it is rarely possible to add a day at the last minute. Should you need additional space for more guest, check out our sister properties, Harmony House located on the same grounds or RiversEdge and RiverNook Located just down the street. Discounted stays begin at 7 nights.
We also offer The Serenity Kayak Experience, The Serenity Hiking Experience as well as tube and Canoe rentals. The Experiences are great ways to explore our beautiful river and forests with me as your guide and have become very popular with our guest. Or, try our rental packages if you prefer to explore on your own... Just message me for more details!
Please keep in mind that this is a nature Sanctuary and not the 20th floor of a high-rise building. You may see a harmless dirt dauber flying in the house, you may find a spider web, dirt or leaves on the outdoor furniture and hammocks. We try our best to keep them wiped down but it is nature, it changes daily, just wipe it off with one of our pet towels and enjoy the place for what it is, nature in its entire splendor.
We love and welcome our well-behaved pet guest and they love exploring our grounds with their families. We do have a $50.00 per pet per stay fee which helps keep us pet friendly. Please let us know how many pet friends will be staying. (See House Rules for our pet guest)
Whether a romantic getaway, family gathering or corporate retreat we are sure that The RiverHouse will delight the nature lover inside and rejuvenate your soul!
My greatest joy is having happy guest, please look over the photos before you book as well as reading the description and rules. Should you require additional room for more guest, please see our sister property Harmony House which is located on the same grounds if it is available. Or, Rivers Edge and RiverNook which are just down the street.
You may see us while we tend the grounds or gardens, just say hi and we'll introduce ourselves. We do give our guest privacy but we love to entertain and chat if you are so inclined.
We cannot wait to share our sanctuary with you!
Guest have access to The River House, the tropical dome and the features located on the grounds... river access, hammocks, 8 patios, seating areas and chairs.
Other things to note...
Rates are based on the number of guest entered into the reservation, For each additional guest beyond 4, an extra charge of $25 per night will apply. The occupancy listed is the max occupancy this property can accommodate. If you intend to host any event, celebration or other function, you will need to disclose this to us in advance and obtain approval, including an agreement to all additional fees and terms.
We strongly advise trip insurance to cover your booking and will provide any documentation you may need to facilitate your claim. Our cancelation policy will be adhered to at all times during your reservation. We do not refund reservations outside of our cancelation policy. Unlike hotels who typically overbook reservations, we do not have that option. We have blocked off the property from all advertising once you booked it and typically have a hard time re-booking on short notice. If you do cancel outside of our policy, we will do our best to rebook the property and will send you any funds we collect to offset your losses. These funds may be less than you originally paid.
Your driveway parking is limited to 2 cars. Parking for an additional car can be found in the grassy area across from the drive.
Austin is about 33 miles
Bastrop State Park is about 5 miles
We cannot wait to share our sanctuary with you!