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Colorado River Bend Retreat

· Smithville, Texas
12 acres
4 sites
4 Tent
This 12.4 acres of wildlife on the Colorado River is full of so much natural beauty! 🚨🚨 PSA Please Be Advised, This Is The Country Where Folks Do Hunt And Shoot!! Although Your Completely Safe, You MAY Or May NOT Hear Gun Shots!! If You Have A FurBaby That Is Panicked And Stressed From Fireworks Popping And/Or Gunfire ( AS I DO ) It May Be Best 2 Leave Them Home,, To Prevent Any Uncomfortable Anxieties That May Occur IF there happens to be gun shots.🚨🚨 There is an Eagles Nest directly across the river for all the birdwatchers out there! There is one of the biggest live oaks at the entrance of the property where ppl love to take photos! We stalked this property for over a year and just had to have it!! Enjoy Nature's Wild Creature's Passing Through. We Have Deer 🦌, Armadillo's, Squirrel's Owls, And Cows 🐄, Among Other Thing's. Wild Birds Including An Eagle 🦅, And Plenty Fish 🎣!!! Come EnjoyTheOutdoors!
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Smithville, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bridget P.Joined in April 2020
9 ratings · 9 reviews
Andrew B.recommends
January 26, 2023
Site 1 RiverBank
Camping with family
Nice and clean location. Perfect for fishing and camping. Camp sites were nicely spaced. I will be returning soon, and recommending this place to others.
Caroline D.recommends
January 16, 2023
Site 2 Riverbank
A peaceful weekend getaway
We had a great time camping here! The host has done a great job providing everything you need for a comfortable camping experience. We had an easy time pitching our tents on flat, well-groomed land right by the river, used the nice fire pit to cook our meals, and were very grateful for the bath house with it's extra amenities (soap, towels, sunscreen, bug spray). It was the perfect place to spend a beautiful MLK weekend sitting around the fire, reading in the hammock, and chatting with friends away from the city with just a short drive. I hope to come back soon!
Suzanne M.recommends
January 6, 2023
Site 2 Riverbank
Beautiful Camping Made Easy
Not only is this spot beautiful and quiet and right on the river, if you've ever been NOT a fan of camping because of some of the inconveniences of it...this is your place. Bridget has gone out of her way to make this the easiest, most comfortable camping experience ever. Each campsite has a fantastic, large fire pit with a grill cover, a picnic table, hammock ready-to-go and then...we get to the real goods. A bathroom with actual lights, a flushing toilet and toilet paper? 2 hot shower stalls with shampoo, conditioner and body wash? A sink and mirror to wash hands with actual towels? Another sink to wash dishes and clean up? Camp chairs at the ready? Lawn games? Bug spray/sunscreen? A hose to wash off muddy everything? This feels like cheating at camping somehow. But jeez, is it downright DELIGHTFUL. We enjoyed wandering around the property through the forest and exploring along the river, fishing, listening to a LOT of wildlife and enjoying not a lot of any other noise. Highly recommend to experienced campers, newbie campers and "but I hate camping" campers - I imagine families with young children would be thrilled with these extra amenities. We came in from Austin, and in less than an hour were happily settled in and away from it all. Can't wait to go back. :)
Kate L.recommends
December 9, 2022
Site 2 Riverbank
Slice of heaven!
I can’t say enough good things about this place! The location is easily accessible but feels remote. I felt very safe and loved playing on the river. Nice hot showers, flush toilet, hammock, yard games, you name it! Even a selection of toiletries better than you’d get in a five star hotel! I will definitely return.
Dexter C.recommends
December 5, 2022
Site 1 RiverBank
Great private camping spot on water
We loved our stay! We stayed for a few days over Thanksgiving and even with some rain and wind, we had a fantastic time. Bridget was extremely responsive whenever I sent a message to ask a question. She also brought us some thanksgiving leftovers that were incredibly delicious!! She went way above and beyond over and over. She put our wet clothes in the dryer for us and continuously brought us new towels. We had some issues with the hot water that made it difficult to shower, but Bridget and her husband came to work on fixing it so we could get warm shower. We had the place to ourselves and it was so nice! Loved the cows nearby and how peaceful it was all day and night. We will definitely be back to stay again! Looking forward to getting some kayaking in the next time we come. Thanks so much for being such a great host!
David D.recommends
December 4, 2022
Site 2 Riverbank
This is a wonderful spot. Right on the river and Bridget takes great care of her guests. We will be back!
Alejandro C.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 2 Riverbank
Amazingly responsive and accommodating host. The bathroom/shower facility is well-appointed and very clean!
Joseph C.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 1 RiverBank
Perfect Spot to Get Away
We stayed over the weekend in late October '22. The site was perfect for camping, fishing, and relaxing for my son and I. We stayed at Site 1 and overall the weekend was great! The grounds were clean, well organized and found a perfect place for the tent facing the Colorado River. Being a avid primitive camper, I have to point out that this location had showers, toilets, sink all with running hot water, what bonus to have these type of amenities! The nights were quiet with hint of wildlife (owls hooting) and some cows mooing in the moonlight. The hosts of the site were very friendly and accommodating, only being seen when requested for supplies (firewood), although their was plenty of local drift wood around. We will be staying here again, but bringing the whole family and friends filling all three sites. Bottom line, if you are looking to get away, have access to the river for water play and/or just sit around fire to relax, the Colorado River Bend Retreat is the perfect retreat. Would highly recommend!
Tim N.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 3 Private Space
Five stars!!!
Perfect and exceeded our expectations! Very clean and well taken care of private camping with great water and electricity access. We caught a handful of fish and enjoyed our 2 night stay. Bridget is super communicative and accommodating. They have everything you need. Great location, peaceful drive. Super cool hosts!
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