Hipcamp host Deadra M.
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The Reeds at the Rio provides an Urban Oasis to decompress, re-energize and re-connect to nature, NTR.

Enjoy one of our 16ft diameter Lotus Belle yurt tents that can sleep 8, (200sqft).  Landscaping is under development, so might wanna walk around the property in boots.

The property is interestingly situated on the Tejas side of the Rio Grande with beautiful view

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The Reeds at the Rio provides an Urban Oasis to decompress, re-energize and re-connect to nature, NTR.

Enjoy one of our 16ft diameter Lotus Belle yurt tents that can sleep 8, (200sqft).  Landscaping is under development, so might wanna walk around the property in boots.

The property is interestingly situated on the Tejas side of the Rio Grande with beautiful views of the Mexican border.

Our lot is on the river side; surrounded by river cane; access to a shallow creek; with a unique vibration and beautiful views of Mexico.  

Unfortunately, during hunting season; shooting can be heard from both the US and Mexican borders.  Otherwise,  the area is full of urban sounds of the occasional cars on the road at street level; Border Patrol and train traffic, and other people enjoying the surroundings on the river.

Excellent star gazing and wonderful sun sets over the Mexican border.

Space available to park a short RV, car or truck at street level.  Or drive your vehicle down to the yurt tent if you have AWD.

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Deadra a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Small crafts only on Rio Grande access; larger crafts at Amistad Resevoir.

Hiking

Awesome hiking at Amistad National Resevoir (22 miles away) and Seminole Canyon State Park (37 miles away).

Paddling

Paddle the Rio Grande by lauching your boat/tube up the road.

Swimming

We don't have an easy way to access the creek for swimming yet. But up the road is access to swim in the Rio. There is also g...Read more

Wildlife watching

From our property you can watch for all kinds of birds, turtles and deer. Other great wildlife watching at San Felipe Springs,...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lotus Belle at The Reeds on the Rio in Texas.

River, stream or creek

We are working on getting a ladder and bridge for our creek access. For now, we just sit above it, watch the turtles and birds...Read more

The vibe at Lotus Belle at The Reeds on the Rio

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Hipcamper Starla
Starla B.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2019

Arriving at The Reeds at the Rio was like arriving at a good friend's home. Deadra and Zen, the hosts, were welcoming and went above and beyond to give us a taste of Del Rio. The property sits on the Rio Grande with access to a creek and a small island, and, most importantly, breathtaking views of Mexico. Sunsets every evening with nothing to block your view from street level, and star-filled skies every night from anywhere. There is some ambient light coming from across the river, but it never really heeds stargazing.

The Lotus Belle yurt/tent is spacious and includes comfortable seating, a queen size double air mattress, and a portable toilet with all the necessary accompaniments. Driving down to the Belle is possible in 4WD vehicles; others are welcome to try, but the ground is soft and if it rains you can get stuck. It can be cooler down near the river at night, so bringing a portable heater is probably a good idea in the cooler months. The hosts have plans to set up a second Lotus Belle yurt/tent on the property that will be dedicated as a meditation space, with yoga mats and pillows for seating. In the interim, the current Belle can be set up as a meditation tent should you want to camp in a tent or your own van or small RV.

Swimming and floating down the river are encouraged and would be welcome in the warmer months. There is also lots to see in town from San Felipe Creek, with its gorgeous blue water that runs from the spring, to Casa De La Cultura, the cultural center that hosts events throughout the month. The library in town offers a quiet place to work, should you need to while travelling, and Memo's has amazing food and live music on Thursday evenings (definitely worth checking out).

Just outside of town going west on US-90 is the Amistad National Recreation Area, which is filled with scenic views and places to camp or just hang out for the day. Governors Landing alone is worth the 25-minute trip out of town.

Deadra and Zen are open to all walks of life and all kinds of people, and plan to host hipcampers whether they are on the property or not. The Belle is best for older couples traveling or wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating experience among the reeds. The hosts provide wonderful conversation and are interested in connecting with hipcampers who seek a deeper connection with nature.

Directions provided by the hosts are straightforward and simple to follow; and although Google Maps provides somewhat accurate directions, it leads you to a location a few lots past their property. They have only begun landscaping over the last couple of months and have so many great ideas for the evolution of this place. We enjoyed every minute of our weekend with Deadra and Zen and look forward to returning as they continue to develop their land. We would encourage anyone looking to disconnect from devices (there is very little service) and reconnect to nature and their deeper selves to visit The Reeds at the Rio.

Cheers
Niki, Lil & Starla

Hiking at Amistad National Recreation Area.
Walking down San Felipe Creek. The water here is unbelievably blue!
Enjoying conversation with the hosts while waiting for dinner to be done.Google maps gives good directions, but may lead you past the property. Look out for this shipping container with their address posted on the front.
Property
The Reeds at the Rio
State
Texas
$30/night
1 Site