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Lightning Bug Springs - Retreat

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Property Description

Are you planning a reunion, corporate retreat, or friends' getaway for a large group, one with posh accommodations for all your folks, along with plenty of space for everyone to get together? The Lightning Bug Springs Retreat provides sleeping space for up to 48 people, and features a spacious pavilion for gatherings, all around a huge and relaxing swimming pool! This kid-friendly Hill Country vacation spot is like your own personal resort, with pampering royal treatment at a realistic price.

Formerly known as the Rockin' River Ranch, the Lightning Bug Springs Retreat is located just west of Concan and the tubing, swimming, and fishing fun of the Frio River. Fascinating Hill Country towns like Leakey, Vanderpool, and Utopia are close by, too. Miles of country roads in the vicinity set the stage for a scenic car or bike tour of the Hill Country, and the popular Garner State Park is just a few miles away.

The centerpiece of the Retreat is the pavilion, which features a kitchen with a stove, two refrigerators, an ice machine, and plenty of meal prep space. The kitchen has a concession stand-style window and counter, where folks can get a plate and chow down while they chat and watch the smart TV in the covered picnic area. Grilling aficionados will love showing off their skills in the charcoal smokers here! For even more convenience, the pavilion is equipped with a handy half-bath, too.

Beyond the pavilion, there's tons more to do outdoors on the grounds of the Retreat! Chairs surround the swimming pool, so you can relax when you aren't having a splashing cool-down. There are recreational facilities galore for all ages here, ranging from tree swings to horseshoe pits. Feel like a game of volleyball, soccer, or tether ball? There's space and equipment for that here, too! Watch the sunset and enjoy a pleasant evening of s'mores and conversation around the fire pit...and take a look up, too; the night skies are fantastic out here!

Pathways crisscross the 15 acres of the property, running between the buildings and down to the river's edge. This tributary is known as the "Dry Frio," however, it's been dammed so there's a nice swimming hole for your folks to enjoy. Big, beautiful oaks dot the grounds, providing shade and numerous family photo opportunities.

The "living quarters" at the Retreat consists of six buildings: The Lodge, Rio Vista, Gone Fishin'  and Lone Star Cabins, and the Cowboys and Indians bunkhouses. All the buildings feature decks and patios that open up to inspiring views of the surrounding Hill Country, and also offer more private outdoor spaces. Every building has its own BBQ grill and plenty of outdoor furniture for open-air relaxation.

All the interior spaces are tastefully decorated, and kept comfortable with AC and heating. The Lodge, Rio Vista, and the cabins include full kitchens with appliances, utensils and cookware-and don't forget the huge kitchen facility at the pavilion! Every living space but the bunkhouses has living and dining spaces and Wifi service. Smart TVs with cable are installed in the Lodge and Rio Vista, and for added convenience, the Lodge and Rio Vista have laundry rooms.

The following is a breakdown of bedroom and bathroom facilities in each building. If you are unable to bring your own bedding and towels, your hosts will be happy to provide them for a fee.

The Lodge
2 bedrooms: 1 king, 2 doubles; sleeps up to 6 guests
2 full bathrooms, equipped with shower/tub combos
Open kitchen, dining and living room area
Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, range top, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
Large dining table
Living area with 2 couches and 2 chairs  
Central air and heat
Smart TV with satellite
Washer and dryer

Rio Vista
3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double, 2 twin bunks; sleeps up to 8 guests
2 full bathrooms, equipped with shower/tub combos
Fully equipped kitchen with regular coffee maker, range top, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
Living area with two couches and two chairs  
Central air and heat
Washer and dryer

Lone Star Cabin
2 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 2 twin bunks; sleeps up to 8 guests
1 full bathroom with shower
Fully equipped kitchen with regular coffee pot,stove, oven, mini- fridge and microwave
Kitchen equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans

Gone Fishin' Cabin
2 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin bunk; sleeps up to 6 guests
1 full bathroom with shower
Fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator and microwave
Kitchen equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans

Cowboys and Indians bunkhouses (identical setups)
10 twin bunks; sleeps up to 20 guests
1 full bathroom each with two showers

A fun and relaxing Hill Country vacation for a large group of people doesn't need to be a headache to plan! Put up all your folks in a comfortable and fun environment at a price that won't bust your budget. Contact Backroads Reservations about booking the Lightning Bug Springs Retreat today!

15 acres to hike/explore
Waterfront property with large swimming hole
Swimming pool
Large fire pit
Volleyball net, horse shoes, soccer goals
Outdoor pavilion with kitchen and charcoal BBQ pit smoker
Rock smoker
Covered patio with seating
Outdoor lighting
Cell service
Swimming & catch & release fishing
Laundry rooms with a washer/dryer combo
Charcoal Grill

Rates and other details
$1,900 depost to hold. $250 cancellation fee
3% credit card processing fee
Reservation must be paid in full 60 days before arrival. At that time the reservation becomes non-refundable
Entire property sleeps 48 guests
Cleaning fee is $350
Linen Fee is $350 (or bring your own)
Pets considered (must be approved. Limits may apply)
Pet fee is $50 per day, per pet
Smoking outside only


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
    Winery Tours
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic