On the Colorado River in Texas
The Treehouse on the Colorado River is a cozy cabin located on
6 private acres. This Central Texas Hide-away offers you a secluded and
peaceful place to enjoy the sounds and sites of nature.
The Colorado River at The Treehouse has plenty of water available
for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and tubing. We are fortunate because we get the
water that comes from the lakes west of Austin to produce Austin's electricity.
||Nestled among the trees, this hide-away is just 3 miles from
downtown Smithville, 12 miles from Bastrop and 43 miles from Austin. But youll
think youve traveled hundreds of miles to find this serene setting.
Relaxing on the upstairs deck, youll enjoy the sites of the bountiful
species of birds, the colors of beautiful butterflies and the sounds of nature.
If youre more in the mood for a little
exercise you can take a short hike to the creek and dip your toes in the spring-fed
waters. You may decide to take your lawn chair with you and sink your feet in the
water while gazing at the trees that canopy above you. Occasionally a fish may
find its way to your resting place or a bird might land to drink from the cool
water. Just remember youre in their territory! You will be completely
surrounded by nature at its best.
The Colorado River is just a short walk from the
house. If you enjoy canoeing or kayaking, the creek will lead you directly to the
Colorado River where you can paddle downstream. Along the river you will find
natural vegetation that includes willow, cottonwood and mesquite trees. A public boat
ramp, where you can end your trip on the river, is located at the VFW which is not
too far downstream. Call us about local companies that can supply canoe/kayak equipment.
|Bring your fishing equipment and catch "the big
one." Our guests regularly catch catfish and Guadalupe bass.
When youre ready to antique shop, you have but a short trip to
historic Main Street Smithville where several antique stores are located. There are
other places to visit in Smithville such as several restaurants and also many sites that
were used in the filming of the movies "Hope Floats" and "The Tree of
Life." Or perhaps youll want to catch a movie in Bastrop. But
be forewarned....once youve arrived at The Treehouse, you may never want to leave!
The Treehouse is equipped with everything youll need to make
your trip enjoyable and relaxing. All your linens are provided, all cooking
utensils, appliances, bar-b-que grill, picnic table, cable TV, stereo, VCR and DVD
players, a video library, and sleeping accommodations for as many as 10.
Looking for a romantic get-away for you and a special someone,
the stone fireplace in the main room will provide that added touch for a very enchanting
evening. We even provide you with the firewood! Youll be sharing your
space with only those you choose as The Treehouse is a single-family unit. The
cabin also has central air and heat to maximize your indoor comfort.
Additional space beneath The Treehouse will add to the hospitality
of the cabin. This covered slab area has outdoor speakers from the stereo (as does
the deck upstairs), is equipped with electrical outlets and an outdoor shower that has hot
and cold running water. Children find this a great place to play and adults a great
place to gather and cook on the outside grill.
Bring your bikes as you may want to venture out on the country road
and take in a closer look at the beautiful countryside. There is Rocky Hill Bicycle
Ranch close-by for some really fun bike riding.
Check out the abundant bird population in the
area. We have Bald Eagle families from October through May who hunt on the
Quite an impressive site!
The Treehouse Cabin is centrally located. Here
are some of the things you might want to do during your visit:
- Rent a canoe or kayak from Rising Phoenix in Bastrop and follow the
Colorado River Trails.
- Play golf at one of the public golf courses.
- Take a walking or driving tour of Historic Smithville
- Visit the Painted Churches
- Visit the Shiner Brewery
- Check out the San Marcos
Outlet Mall, one of the largest in the country, just an hour away.
- Visit the 2 State Parks
that are just a short drive away
- Visit the Railroad Museum
- Pick fallen pecans in
November from the tree-lined streets in Smithville
- Visit Dream Train
Antiques-mention that you are staying at the Treehouse and receive
a 10% discount
Interested in moving to
the area, check out Mike Hightower Realty for knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Sunrise at The Treehouse
Well-behaved canine guests are always welcome. They love
to romp in the leaves, chase the birds and squirrels and splash in the water. We
even have an outdoor shower to clean them off when they get a little too muddy. The
upstairs deck is fenced and gated, so the canine guests can stay outside without their
owners worrying about them running off (this area works well for small kids!)
The Treehouse is quaint, charming and available for you and your
family. The Treehouse has one bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with large glass enclosed marble
walk-in shower, kitchen, dining room and living room. It comfortably sleeps up to 10
The Treehouse is located on Farm Road 2571 between Bastrop and
Smithville. Once you have made your reservations, you will be given exact and simple
|Upper Deck is fenced and gated...great place for our canine guests
to hang out without their owners worrying about them running off.
||Lower Deck for your BBQ dining and relaxing...bring the family and
"We loved being at the Treehouse! Peace &
Quiet-thats all we needed, but we got so much more! Our pup was enthralled with the
birds, squirrels & butterflies. She flowed an armadillo around for a while.The outdoor
shower has been such a treat. The record temp was 105 degrees yesterday, but we were nice
& compfy up here. L & L - Magnolia, Tx
Thanks a lot for your nice answers to all our emails to
prepare our weekend. The Treehouse is wonderful! Peaceful, well equipped,
super clean and well arranged. We liked the BBQ a lot and the air we had as we ate
downstairs. The access to the river is not as easy as we thought, but it was great.
We went to Bastrop State Park and it was really nice. All of this to say, we
spent a really good time between friends and the garden/house are really nice for kids and
pets. Very nice place to keep in mind! PS: The sound installation for
outside is super cool! S,N,H,S,F,&O, Houston, Tx
"This is our second visit to The Treehouse and we were so
excited to get here! As always, we wont want to leave but are already planning our
next trip back. Thanks for everything. J & L - Houston, Tx
A beautiful place and a delightful stay-just what I
needed. The painted buntings and cardinals were wonderful. The tennis ball was
a nice touch-the dogs immediately felt at home. S.L. Austin, Tx
Thanks for providing a great space for our music and just
getting away from it all.. Will be back soon. D & W - Tulsa, OK
& Sydney, Australia
It was a perfect way to spend our 10th anniversary!!!
Thanks! Love the firepit and the deck, expecially in the mornings. Also
enjoyed seeing the longhorns and horses. Great place to get away from it all!!
S & L
Such an enjoyable stay and wonderful place to relax!
Thank you for such excellent service. We hope to visit again one day! E
& B - Chelmsford, England
We really enjoyed our stay! You have everything we
needed. We caught lots of fish-1 big catfish and about 23 spotted bass-no joke! We
brought 2 kayaks & 1 canoe with us. The kids & my husband paddled around
most of the day while fishing. Your place is proof that you dont have to go
miles away from home for a fine get away." N & C - Schulenburg, Tx
Spent two wonderful days at The Treehouse. Best vacation
get away we have ever been to. The new wife and I had a super honeymoon and plan on
spending many anniversaries here. Thank you for having such a great place for us to
start our new life together gether. Absolutely loved it
5 stars from
me! J & N - Bastrop, TX
The Treehouse was an uplifting time. We thank you for
the Great Visit we had and will tell everyone of the great little town of
Smithville. It was the best Christmas waking up to 60 degrees & NW
breeze. L & L
What a beautiful sanctuary you have...the way the sunsets come
through the trees; the abundant bird life; sitting by a fire; so peaceful &
quiet; hike through the ravine; the mooing of the Longhorns; thank you very much. We
will definitely be back. HP
We do request a 2 night minimum
stay. Occasionally, a one night rental may be available with an additional
charge. Holiday weekends may have a 3 night minimum requirement. No added
cleaning fees or security deposits*. Stay 6 nights, get at least 7th night free.
7-8 guests $289.00
RV rental space (30 and 50 amp service)
for $49.00 a night for 2 guests. Additional guests in the RV are $12 a night.
Well-behaved Canine guests are welcome
with advance notice and extra charge of $22.00 a day, per pet.
We welcome daily visitors with our registered guests.
Additional charges may apply.
Please call for daily event rental rates and policies.
*When paid with a credit card, we do not charge additional fees for
cleaning and/or damage/security deposits. The individual making the reservation will
be responsible for any damage or extra cleaning and the credit card on file may be
processed to recover the costs.
We love our canine guests. If our canine guests like to relax
in the house, it is their owner's responsibility to be sure the canine guests do not go
into the sleeping area, that throw rugs are removed, and unholstered furniture is covered
with sheets provided. We hope taking these precautions will minimize the amount of
hair and dander that will need to be cleaned. It there is excessive cleaning as a
result of our canine guests, the owner may be charged for the additional cost.
All rates subject to 13% hotel tax.
Unless reservation confirmed, rates are subject to change.
To reserve the Treehouse for your visit,
we request advance payment equal to half of the cost of your stay. We accept VISA,
Mastercard, and Discover Card for your reservation. Balance is due 10 days
in advance of arrival. When arrival date is within
10 days, payment in full is requested at the time of reservation.
Deposits may be requested for larger
groups, reservations without credit card on file, or for events.
CALENDAR- To check when The
Treehouse is available for your next visit, please click here:
Check in: 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Whenever possible, we offer complimentary early check-in and late
check-out. Please check with us to see if that is available.
Ask us about our Refund Policy and Damage Policy.
We look forward to seeing
soon at The Treehouse!
(and again and again....)
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