About this listing
Known as "Salvation Cabin" - 5 acres on Blanco River with kayaking, fishing, nature watching, and porch relaxing peace.
This is a restored mid-century log cabin filled with unique artifacts collected by Adena over many years of antiquing.
With abundant Texas wildlife, this is a one-of-a-kind place. Living here 8 years we realized its name -"Salvation Cabin" because we saved it then it saved us.
A throw back to gentler times, you'll leave here touched by nature's healing power.
Private. Centralized to the hill country, including Luckenbach, Fredricksberg, Austin and San Antonio. Owner on property - isolated, but near. Blanco River property. Central A/C. Gas Grill. Wi-Fi available. Bose CD/Radio. True Texas authentic atmosphere and antiques. Sun-dried bed-sheets. Fire-pit and gas-grill available.
We have tubes and kayaks to explore, swim and relax on your own private Blanco River paradise while sipping your favorite beverage.
Interaction with guests
Minimal, only as needed - fully private. We call it "salvation cabin" because we saved it and it saved us. Ask us for the story. It's a good one. Plan on relaxing and never wanting to leave.
Other things to note
Outdoor shower. Private but open-air. Tin-roof makes rain and squirrel travel very loud. Lizards are common. Rocky trail to cabin is hazardous at night without a flashlight if drunk - or if not drunk. :)
No toddlers or small children please. Cabin not child-proofed. Porch and windows high above ground.
Rules, Tips and Common Sense
•Turn red gas valve on behind stove
•Use lighter under microwave to light
•For oven, lift metal bottom, light burner, while pushing & turning on oven knob
•If problems or unsure, call us. Happy to help.
•POTS and PANS can’t go in dishwasher. Ruins the coating.
•Remove cover, turn on tank valve
•Knob clicks on flame or use lighter
•Turn tank valve back off when done
•Raining? Move cushions to dry part of porch
•Use bedroom windows as desired to enjoy air and temperatures
•Adjust A/C & heat if leaving a long time or doors/windows open
•Conserve energy - Cabin is slow to heat and cool
Towels & Blankets:
•Indoor blankets stain indoors - outdoor blankets on porch
•Indoor towels stay indoors - outdoor towels are in antique washer tub
•Shower towels are down below ready to use
•Hill country is prone to wild fires. Cabin/porch is all wood. Be wise!
•Water hose in back if needed
•Fire extinguisher on porch
•Chimaera - small fires please in wet weather preferably. NO CEDAR - if pops embers.
•Oak firewood in copper boiler & under porch
•Small start-up twigs you can gather, but leave wild woods to be
•Smoking outdoors only. Butts in garbage
Toilet is septic system. Toilet paper only.
Clean up after dogs near the cabin
Everything in cabin is authentic antiques, some of it more fragile than others. Please enjoy. Anything breaks, just tell us, we understand.
•Swim freely and aware - Water can be deep. Wildlife abounds. Rough rapids downstream.
•No glass or indoor towels at river
Plug in outdoor lights as desired
Questions? Feel free to call.
Anything wrong? Please let us know.
You are in true wild country. Think like a pioneer.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I am a professional nurse with lots of camping, hosting, and outdoors experience. I love to decorate, cook, entertain, garden and enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends in the beautiful Texas hill country.
Life motto: Enjoy life hard and fast - Make art along the way.