(CLOSED) Utopia on the River

One- or Two-Night Stay at Utopia on the River in Utopia, TX. Four Options Available.

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Lodge-Style B & B Alongside Sabinal River

An 850-year old cypress tree, 29 feet in circumference, towers over the lawn behind Utopia on the River. The surrounding Hill Country’s natural splendor is central to the bed and breakfast: the Sabinal River runs right alongside the hotel, its waters trickling by at a leisurely pace. Fishers and swimmers alike line the 700 feet of riverfront, and along the shore, you may even find arrowheads and fossils.

The secluded B & B’s pace matches that of its adjacent river—while away the day sitting in rocking chairs out front, or spend the night counting fireflies and gazing at the blanket of twinkling stars hanging overhead. Local wildlife often ambles by, such as axis and white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. The owners serve a complimentary breakfast buffet in the sun-filled Great Lodge; house favorites include baked-apple-and-cinnamon french toast, rancher scrambled eggs, and hot peaches and biscuits.

Each of the 12 guest rooms are individually decorated and named for one of Utopia’s early settlers. The Ware room is named after Captain William Ware, who packed all of his possessions and neck pillows into a wagon and settled here in the 1850s. Two full beds and rocking chairs face the window, which overlooks the black-bottomed, lagoon-style pool and hot tub.

Utopia, Texas: Quiet Hill Country Town

Although it’s less than 90 miles from San Antonio, Utopia feels as though it’s a world away. The Hill Country is known for its rugged canyons, streams, and wildlife. Most who visit here come for the fishing and camping, and the fall foliage at Lost Maples State Natural Area attracts hikers and photographers.

Just a few years ago, Robert Duvall and Lucas Black shot Seven Days in Utopia here, shining a spotlight on the town’s golf course. The naturally hilly terrain makes for a challenging and scenic backdrop for those teeing off at the town’s nine-hole course.

What You Get

Stay for two in any room. Combine two Groupons to extend your stay.

  • Option 1: $69, one-night stay, valid for Sunday–Thursday check-in (up to a $120 value)
  • Option 2: $159, two-night stay, valid for Friday–Saturday check-in (up to a $272 value)
  • Option 3: $159, two-night stay with welcome basket, valid for Sunday–Thursday check-in (up to a $300 value)
  • Option 4: $179, two-night stay with welcome basket, valid for Friday–Saturday check-in (up to a $332 value)

Book by: 12/12/12
Travel by: 3/7/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Conference facilities
  • Rooms have private entrances
  • Refrigerator and microwave in all rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/12/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/7/13
  • Not valid 8/31-9/2 or 11/21-23
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night’s stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid for any room
  • 10% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • TV with 4 satellite stations
  • Refrigerator and microwave

Boyce, Thompson, Davenport, Fenley, Miller, Anglin, Highsmith, and Ware Rooms

  • Two full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 for guests 6 or older; guests 5 or younger stay free

Bucklew, Kincheloe, Tampke, and Smith Rooms

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for guests 6 or older; guests 5 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: one handicap-accessible room is available upon request; subject to availability, inquire at booking
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 84 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • By car: about 84 miles west of San Antonio; about 155 miles southwest of Austin

Customer Reviews

Peaceful and pleasant
Sopha S. · March 15, 2013
Great staff, great scenery, will return someday
Sopha S. · March 15, 2013
It's hard to pick one best thing. Our hosts were delightful, the breakfast was delicious and the location is just beautiful. I fell in love with all the hummingbirds. We can't wait to go back
Linda W. · June 30, 2014
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