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San Antonio, Texas
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webster, New York
October 2, 2009
by LISA HUTSON
Dardenne Praire, Missouri
June 15, 2008
Buffalo, New York
September 6, 2006
From journal Hot and Dry in Texas
October 9, 2005
There was an ultra-friendly staff, great pools and hot tub, and a miniature golf course and tennis.
It is a big resort, so the ability to walk around can make it more enjoyable. You can drive, though. It's a family place, and many owners are on-site. Everyone is friendly, not only the staff. It is centrally located to Austin and San Antonio, so it's a great base from which to explore the area.
We were in the two-bedroom unit, not a townhouse. The unit was extremely comfortable. The king-size bed in the master bedroom was heavenly, as was the whirlpool tub. We were in Building 46, unit no. 223, and had a great view of the lake. The resort was quiet, although it was busy. The unit is very well equipped.
From journal Texas in October
August 24, 2005
My husband and kids had a great time swimming in the pool, playing miniature golf and shuffleboard, and playing on the playground. The horseback riding looked reasonable, but we didn't have time to do it.
Overall, the unit was fine, though it could use some updating and touch-ups.
From journal Family Trip to Texas
August 15, 2005
There is a miniature golf course, game room, activities center, snack bar, laundry facility, indoor pool, and hot tub on-site. There are a lot of water attractions in this area. You can go fishing or boating at Canyon Lake. If you have a boat, you can put it in at Jacob's Creek Park up the road for a small fee. There is also Schlitterbahn. This is the #1 rated Water Park by the Travel Channel. The admission is kind of expensive, but it is worth it.
My favorite is floating the rivers here. You can float the Comal River from Landa Falls for a reasonable fee. This is about a 2-hour float. You can also rent tubes if you don't have your own. It is around $5 to rent a tube and $6 for entry. They also have ice-chest tubes to rent for your drinks. After the float, they will shuttle you back to your car.
The next river to float is the Guadalupe River. This is about a 4- to 5-hour float. There are several companies for floating this river, such as Rockin R and Gruene River Company. I use Rockin R because I can use my own tubes. You can look both of the companies up on the Web and find a price list.
If you are going to float either of these rivers more than once, go to a tire shop and buy your own tubes. They will cost about $10 each, but if you float the river more than once, they will pay for themselves.
Also, if you are staying at Hill Country, there is a small horseshoe bend that you will cross over twice. This is a good little float that takes about 1 hour.
If you like music, visit River Road Ice House, Gruene Hall, or Saengerhalle. You can visit all of their websites and find out who is playing where.
From journal Floating the River
by Jackie V
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 12, 2005
Upon arrival, we found our unit to be in good condition, with plenty of space. Both bedrooms had a Jacuzzi tub, which was nice. To our surprise, there was a washer/dryer and VCR in the unit. We thought the large balcony with nice views was a plus. There were a couple of negatives about the unit. First, the unit smelled like dogs. The resort does allow pets, which is detraction if you are not a pet owner. We tried covering up the odor with sprays, but it always came back. Second, the couch needed to be replaced, since you sank to the floor when you sat on it. We had maintenance come and tighten the springs, which they did quite efficiently, but we really could have used a new one.
We really enjoyed the amenities that the resort had to offer. There were numerous pools – some with gorgeous views – and one right near our unit. The mini-golf course was also very nice. We did the horseback riding one day, which we thought was a decent value at $15 per person. There were also two game rooms with pool tables, air hockey, etc., and a movie theater. Our kids really liked the nice selection of board games that were available for us to borrow.
The resort itself is in the middle of nowhere, but it's central to lots of things if you don’t mind driving a bit. We made day trips to San Antonio, Austin, Gruene/New Braunfels, and Fredericksburg. One of the highlights was rafting down the Guadalupe River. We also had some excellent, reasonably priced meals. We especially liked the Gristmill restaurant in Gruene, Plooky’s Cajun Boiling Pot in Canyon Lake, and the Italian Garden Café, also in Canyon Lake.
All in all, we had a wonderful time at Silverleaf Texas Hill Country resort. We found the staff to be very friendly, and we enjoyed the amenities that the resort offered. We would rate the resort an 8 and would definitely return.
From journal Spring Break in Hill Country