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Ahmadi, Kuwait
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The Gruene River Outpost lodge is just off the beaten track from I-35, behind all the highway hotels, in an idyllic little spot on the river where you can find relaxation and plenty of green for sore eyes. The management and staff there are rebuilding this site and are very accommodating and hospitable. Charles, in charge of the reconstruction, initiates...

2Thank Gnkolafa
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Yes, this place is rustic, BUT, it is filthy and is a dump. It is outrageously overpriced. No one ever came to clean our room. We checked in and were greeted in our room by a live lizard, live and dead roaches, and a cracked toilet seat. They did not replace the toilet seat, but did repair it with tape....

8Thank Linda S
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Stayed one night over Labor Day and it was one night too many. Location is great, but if I could have simply pitched a tent on the grounds, it would have been a better stay. Room was dirty and very outdated. Toilet was loose and moved around. Floors and walls were filthy and the pool looked like a lab experiment...

2Thank Adam R
Gulfport, Florida
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Yes, this place is rustic, BUT, it is filthy and is a dump. It is outrageously overpriced. No one ever came to clean our duplex. We checked in and were greeted in our room by a live lizard, live and dead roaches, and a cracked toilet seat. They did not replace the toilet seat, but did repair it with duct...

Thank L A M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Great location, but MAJOR need of help! We stayed over the RECORD BREAKING FLOAT WEEKEND 7/23-7/27.... and everywhere on the river was a happening spot.... except here! We were here from Wednesday to Sunday and the pool was not cleaned once! Upon arrival, after paying for one of the rooms with a full size fridge, we found that the room...

1Thank christina0862
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Completely dissatisfied. Location is great. Pool was cloudy, and a lot of leaves, trash. No chairs or lounges at the pool. Grounds not kept up, mowed, etc. buildings are neglected, rotting, holes in walls, bugs, ants. Would not recommend or go back. River access is not good.

Thank GPrihoda
Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is not a good place to stay and I totally wish that I would have checked trip advisor before booking this place. The beds are the creakiest, nosiest beds I have ever slept in. They are at least 20 years old. The tile floors turned our feet black after walking around for just a few minutes. Needless to say,...

2Thank JenniferGray1007
Freeport, Texas
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Checked in on Friday 6/20/14. The tiny room they put us in for $160 a night had no fridge or microwave and the grounds around were overgrown. We were then move right upstairs to another room and the toilet leaked water everywhere. They moved us again. The 3rd room was bigger but one of the beds had a giant crater...

2Thank Misty B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I LOVE THE GRUENE OUTPOST!!!! The river trips used to be so hectic until we started staying here! IT is just so convenient, they run a shuttle from the lodge and you get your tube from them as well. They have multiple float options (we always go on the long float so we are out of the city limits!) Honestly...

1Thank ZX794
Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The rooms are nasty. Simply put. We had room 183. The mattress was probably 20 years old and had a HUGE crater in the middle of it. I shared the bed with my fiancé and we both rolled into the middle of the bed all night long. I woke up SO stiff both nights we stayed. The fold out futon...

5Thank Jeffmikers

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come on down and enjoy our laid-back, family owned river lodge in New Braunfels along the beautiful banks of the Guadalupe River. The Lodge is a place to let your hair down, relax, grab a cold beer and enjoy exciting activities on the river, from kayaking to tubing and rafting. Play a game of volleyball, dive into the sparkling swimming pool, or play video games on the big screen in our clubhouse. If none of that strikes your fancy, head to historic Gruene for some local shopping, enjoy our Texas flavors or people watch with a glass of Texas wine under the trees. Don't forget to check out Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas. Later in the afternoon, back at The Lodge, relax in a hammock under the canopy of pecan and black oak trees. As night falls, the fireflies let you know that it is time for a campfire, s'mores and maybe a ghost story. Our accommodations and location are perfect for Snowbirds or Winter Texans as known by the locals. Many of our rooms have full kitchens and queen-size pillow-top beds. "It is a wonderful property with none of the cookie cutter look and feel of "today". It is a home away from home feel." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gruene Outpost River Lodge

Address: 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Region: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Price Range: $118 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gruene Outpost River Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gruene River Outpost Hotel New Braunfels
Gruene Outpost River Lodge New Braunfels, Texas
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“Room 142 was the best, it's a corner room facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles reedbrenda79, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“GREAT VIEWS and walking distance to couple fun Hill Country bars!!”
 of 5 bubbles 113sabrinan, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Just sit on the beds to hear the creaking before you commit if you want to get any sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 341PattyL341, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Best rooms are down by the River or facing the center of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffG452, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“The ones closest to the river, allow you to see the water of the river. Wildlife walks through the site, such as deer, and other animals. The place is definitely close to everything you need, but has just that bit extra of nature, that makes a huge difference to de-stress.”
 of 5 bubbles Gnkolafa, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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