Romantic Victorian decor in shades of rose and sage green. Our original honeymoon suite and still our most popular room, it features a wood-burning fireplace and elevated four-poster queen bed. Television/VCR, broadband internet, phone, private bath with shower/tub combination.
The Rio Grande
Especially popular with long-term guests, this suite features a private entrance with covered porch and a mini-kitchen with refrigerator. Decor is pure South Texas with hand-carved Mexican furniture, king-sized bed, TV, phone, and broadband internet. Full private bath has shower only, no tub.
Antique-filled English country garden decor and comfortable reading areas highlight this cozy 2-bedroom suite. One bedroom has a queen canopied bed, the other a canopied double. Television, broadband internet, and private bath with shower/tub combination.
The Cypress Creek
This huge, peaceful room looks out into the treetops. Two luxurious queen beds, chandelier, antique armoire and dresser, desk/seating area, and designer linens in colors of wheat, sage green, and terra cotta. TV/DVD, wireless internet, and private bath with double Jacuzzi tub.
This cheery peach-colored room has an old-fashioned country feel with its tall windows, overstuffed down sofa, and antique armoire. Lacy white iron queen bed has ivory linens with rose accents. TV/DVD, private bath with clawfoot tub and shower, wireless internet.
The San Marcos Suite
With its oversized marble garden tub, this is probably our most-requested room. The bath also features a skylight and pedestal sink with gold-plated fixtures. Other features include canopied king bed, antiques, sitting room with twin daybeds, a double-sided fireplace with candle inserts, TV/VCR, phone, and broadband internet.
The Blanco Suite
Two luxurious rooms overlook ornate veranda. Large main bedroom features king bed, upholstered walls, antiques, silk linens, sitting area, and huge desk; smaller bedroom has double bed and walk-in closet. TV, VCR, phone, broadband internet, and private bath with tub and separate shower.
Bandera Riverside Hideaway
The Riverside Hideaway is Mike and Cathy's favorite place in the world. This is their private river house, about 2 hours away from San Marcos. Available for those desiring total peace and country seclusion, the river house is a 1930's (RUSTIC!) rock lodge with an attached guest apartment. With three bedrooms and a 4-bed sleeping porch, the house can handle as many as 10 (we usually cap it at 6) , although because of its unique floorplan, it's equally appropriate for just a single couple. It is perfect for family getaways and vacation weeks, or for several friends just getting "out of town" for the weekend. The house is on three acres of land about 5 miles from town, on a hill above the clear and sparkling Medina River, with winding stone steps down to the water. Tubing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and 'just being lazy' are the property's chief attractions. It has fireplaces in both kitchen and living room, a long stone patio overlooking the river, outdoor barbecue pit, swingset and sandbox, and a magnificent view. Nearby Bandera is pure Texas fun with its cowboy dance halls, rodeos, horses, hunting, and hayrides. It is within forty-five minutes of Lost Maples State Park, Fiesta Texas, Seaworld, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and San Antonio. Please note, Bed and Breakfast services are not available at the river house--it is a lodge-type rental where everything from bedmaking to cooking duties are up to the renters. Guests with lots of time to spend in the Hill Country often enjoy the experience of both the Crystal River Inn and the Riverside Hideaway--ask us for a package quote re including both in your itinerary. ***Please note that Bandera Hideaway is not officially part of Inn; it is Mike and Cathy's private residence. Many policies differ from the inn's, including payment and cancellation policies. To avoid problems, please be absolutely clear on these at the time of booking. Weekday rates are $175 per night; weekend rates are $400 for 2 nights (and might not be divided into separate nights; please inquire). Finally, only the main house has central air and heat; the annex does just fine with fans and space heaters.
If you're looking for Texas Hill Country flavor, this room is perfect. Quiet and private, it features designer ranch decor highlighted with a canopied queen rope bed, antiques, leather hides, and western artwork. TV, phone, private bath with shower/tub combination, and broadband internet.
Large, bright room with a country feel, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, Horchow linens, antiques, sitting/reading area, and king-size canopied bed. Private bath with shower/tub combination, television, and wireless internet.
An assortment of creamy fabrics sets off the dark varnished furnishings and Victorian feel of this intimate white-on-white room. Its elevated 4-poster queen bed is, many believe, among the inn's prettiest. TV, wireless internet, private bath with shower/tub combination.
The Barton Springs
Large serene room echoes the look of one of the Hill Country's most famous crystal-blue springs. King bed, TV/DVD, wireless internet, unique aqua/gold wall treatments with wood trim, desk and reading corner. Bathroom has pedestal sink and Jacuzzi tub with shower.
The San Miguel
Rich library-paneled room has king bed, elegant neutral colors, Ralph Lauren linens, comfortable reading corner, flat-screen HDTV/DVD, computer desk and wireless internet. Private bath has pedestal sink and old-fashioned clawfooted tub with shower.
- Two night minimum stay required on most weekends. If you book for two nights, and then cancel one, it automatically cancels the other. **Please note that our weekend begins on Fridays and end on Sundays. When booking a Friday night stay, Saturday night must also be included in the same booking. When booking a Saturday night stay, Sunday must also be included in the same booking.
- Rates quoted are for Weekday/Weekend. Add applicable tax.
- Pets and small children should always be discussed with us in advance as the inn may not be appropriate for your needs or theirs. All pets are subject to a $50 nonrefundable pet fee.
- Check-in time is 3 pm or after; checkout time is 12 noon or before.
- All room rates are double occupancy and include full breakfast.
- Additional persons in room: $10 - 15.
- Weekly, corporate and weekday single rates available.
- 50% deposit or credit card due with reservation.
Cancellation Policy - To avoid being charged, please cancel well in advance of the following deadlines:
- 48 hours prior to scheduled weekday arrival;
- 1 week prior to scheduled weekend arrival (on holidays, this may include Thursday or Sunday as well as Friday and Saturday--please confirm at time of reservation);
- 3 weeks prior to any group reservation or package event such as murder mysteries.
- Smoking, pets, and small children by advance arrangement only.
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.