Hipcamp host Wilson W.
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We welcome you to come enjoy the seclusion and dark sky on a working cattle/exotic hunting ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  My great great grandfather established this ranch in the late 1870's and our family still lives here today.  We are located in Real county just north of Leakey, Texas on US Highway 83.  Our campsites are on the head waters of the West prong of the Frio Ri
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We welcome you to come enjoy the seclusion and dark sky on a working cattle/exotic hunting ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  My great great grandfather established this ranch in the late 1870's and our family still lives here today.  We are located in Real county just north of Leakey, Texas on US Highway 83.  Our campsites are on the head waters of the West prong of the Frio River.  Our Grapevine Springs have continuous flow the year round.  You will enjoy the gurgling creek, hiking, swimming, solitude and our sunrises and sunsets, and big and bright stars in the night sky.  We have tall hills and hardwood trees, Spanish oaks, Escarpment Cherry, Black walnut, live oaks and other oaks.  We have wild animals; white tail deer, turkey, hogs and exotics and seasonally songbirds and butterflies on the ranch.  We are close to Lost Maples State Nature Area and Garner State Park.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 16 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Wilson a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Grapevine Springs Retreat in Texas.

Forest
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Ranch

The vibe at Grapevine Springs Retreat

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Hipcamper Adam

Your very own private state park

Adam B.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2019

Forget state parks! I will stay here every time. Wilson was an exceptional host and his property definitely exceeded expectations. Very secluded and private. The site is next to a running stream fed by a natural spring and there is a swimming hole for summer. The land is beautiful and begs to be explored. I'll definitely be back again and again. There's also a lot of intriguing history that goes along with the property.

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Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2019

Grapevine Springs Retreat is an amazing hidden gem! We had such a spectacular time exploring this awesome part of Texas hill country. Wilson was such a fantastic host, he took the time to give us a tour of the ranch which we loved. The swimming hole by the campsite has the cleanest see-through water, and the fresh spring water was the best tasting water we've ever tried. The campsite is perfectly set up for either just a few campers to a whole group of people! It's shaded by beautiful giant oak trees and has the most incredible hand built grill for camper use, complete with an oven and hot surface for pans! What we loved the most was the incredible history of the land. Wilson knows so much about his ancestors' stories living on this land years and years ago and we were lucky enough to see the ruins of the original homestead from the 1870s. This is an amazing private oasis that we loved camping at.

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Hipcamper Jamie

Hidden texas gem!

Jamie L.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2019

This campsite is amazing! Everything you need to camp was there, great location and amazing South Texas views. The host was great and made us feel welcome and even offered extra blankets or sleeping bags if we needed them. Can’t wait to book again and stay at this amazing spot!

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Hipcamper Roman C.
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November 12th, 2019
Hipcamper Angela S.
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November 11th, 2019
Hipcamper Chris E.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2019
Property
Wilson W.’s Land
State
Texas
$40/night
1 Site