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From Tipis to Treehouses, Geronimo Creek Retreat Has it All

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How would your child describe the perfect vacation? Would they dream of sleeping in a tipi? Or maybe bedding down high above the ground in a treehouse? At Geronimo Creek Retreat in Seguin, the whole family can do just that.

Created in 2010, Geronimo Creek Retreat brings outdoor adventure to families seeking to get away without leaving modern convenience too far behind. Forget the hassle of dragging tents, coolers, and sleeping bags with you. Instead, stay, play, and relax in accommodations that will create a memorable outdoor experience without the trouble.


Choose one of the air-conditioned tipis for your overnight stay. The tipis are fully furnished with a large sofa, two or three queen-sized beds (depending on the unit), satellite tv, charcoal grill, private fire pit, and kitchenette. A bathhouse just a few steps from each tipi provides a full, private bathroom including sink, vanity, walk-in shower, and toilet. Gather around the large fire pits after dark and share stories with family and friends while toasting marshmallows and making s’mores.

Sling a fishing pole over your shoulder and fish from the stocked spring-fed pond. A wooden pier juts toward the center of the watering hole convenient for tossing in your fishing line or lazing around turtle gazing.

GCR Treehouse

The treehouse cabins located creekside take glamping to a whole different level. Built on platforms with spacious wooden decks shaded by majestic pecans, the four treehouses offer a grand survey of nature from a different perspective. Geronimo Creek burbles close by lulling you to leave behind the stress of everyday life.

Inside, the treehouses interiors made of rustic wood warm you and perpetuate the feel of the outdoors inside. The cabin’s layout includes a downstairs master bedroom with a king-size bed swathed in luxurious linens. Upstairs the loft contains two queen beds and a roll-away trundle bed perfect for tucking in tired littles.

The living area with sofa and loveseat looks into the dining area where a flatscreen tv hangs waiting patiently for its turn to entertain you. Each cabin comes equipped with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and Roku in case you need to check-in to the real world. A full bath with walk-in shower and fully equipped kitchen polish off the necessities.

rope swings

Wander creekside and grab some paddles for a jaunt in a kayak, or test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard. Trade the paddles in for pedals and take the aqua bike out for a spin. Finally, whether you’re 8 or 80, no one can resist the temptation of swooping through the air, bellowing out a holler, and cannonballing into the creek from the rope swing.

As evening approaches, gather the family on the large wooden deck. Throw some burgers on the grill and watch the sunset from among the swaying branches of the pecan trees. Stand at the railing and stargaze while the moon reflects on the creek below. And dream about tomorrow and how you can do it all over again.

If you prefer a more traditional vacation rental experience, stay at the Homestead House. This historic three bedroom, two bath, fully furnished home sleeps up to eight people. The master suite includes a king-sized bed, flat-screen television, and DVD player. The second bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a third furnished with bunk beds guarantee the whole family will sleep in comfort.

Whip up culinary favorites in the fully equipped kitchen, or fire up the charcoal grill for some outdoor cooking. Hang out on the front porch or back patio and sip on a favorite beverage.

hot tub GRC

Whether guests stay in the historic house, a treehouse, or a tipi, everyone is welcome to use the entire property which includes the fishing pond, creekside activities, and the indoor community game room. Challenge others to game of ping-pong, watch the big game on a large screen TV, or choose a board game for more family fun. Play some hoops or throw down some horseshoes. Soak weary bones and seek the stars in the soothing waters of the hot tub just outside the game room.

Geronimo Creek Retreat combines outdoor activities, beautiful surroundings, and comfortable, unique lodgings with a country feel that make realizing childhood dreams as easy as wishing on a star. Geronimo Creek Retreat, 2050 Laubach Road, Seguin. For reservations, go online to Geronimo Creek Retreat or call 1 (888) 993-6772. Geronimo Creek Retreat is a Best Texas Travel property.