Crider's on the Frio

Stay at Crider's on the Frio in Rio Frio, TX, with Dates into December

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Property at a Glance: Crider’s on the Frio

Three generations of family members have owned and operated Crider’s on the Frio, a homey property in southern Texas. The family’s cabins are nestled along the banks of the Frio River, and each can comfortably house large groups. Every cabin is different; all feature full kitchens, and some have fireplaces, dishwashers, and washers and dryers.

  • Bonnie’s Bakery: Housemade treats are baked on site daily.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for herds of spotted axis deer and other wildlife, which pass through the resort each evening.
  • Horseback riding is available just a half mile away.
  • Kayaks and tubes are available for rent on the Frio River from Happy Hollow, located less than a half mile from the property.

Rio Frio, Texas: River Activities, Scenic Hiking, and Bird Watching

The Frio River was so named because of its cool, clear waters fed by icy underground springs (“frio” translates to “cold” in Spanish). The Frio flows through southern Texas, from Kent down to Three Rivers, where it merges with the Atascosa and Nueces Rivers. Limestone bluffs and bald cypress trees line the shallow banks.

Situated along the river is Garner State Park, where visitors can cruise on inner tubes, kayaks, or paddleboats or hike along 11 miles of elevated trails with scenic overlooks. Equipment is available for rent.

Farther north of Rio Frio, Lost Maples State Natural Area draws leaf peepers in fall when its majestic maple trees turn to gold. But there’s plenty to see at this park year-round. There’s a diverse population of plants and birds, including some that are endemic to the area, such as the golden-cheeked warbler. Click for a field checklist of birds you can discover.

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What You Get

  • Stay for up to 8 in a two-bedroom cabin, or up to 10 in a three-bedroom cabin
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Additional fees: No cost if customer provides own linens. Linen cost due at check-in ($100 for two-bedroom cabins, or $120 for three-bedroom cabins.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • River views from select cabins
  • Full kitchens
  • Fireplaces in select cabins
  • Onsite bakery (limited hours, call to place orders)
  • Free WiFi in main office
  • All cabins within 100 yards of the river

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 25 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Linen cost due at check-in ($100 for two-bedroom cabins, or $120 for three-bedroom cabins), no cost if customer provides own linens.

Other Details

Room Details

Two-Bedroom Cabin (Cabin 3 or 7–9)

  • Bedding varies: two queens, two twins, and one futon (cabin 3); one king, one queen, two twins, and one sofa bed (cabin 7); one king, one queen, and four twin beds (cabin 8 and 9)
  • Standard occupancy: 8
  • Maximum occupancy: 8

Three-Bedroom Cabin (Cabin 10–12 or 14)

  • Two queen beds, four twin beds, and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 10
  • Maximum occupancy: 10

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 100 lb. may be added for no additional charge. Must clean up after your pet or additional fee will apply.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT; about 98 miles)
  • Distance from San Antonio: about 93 miles

Customer Reviews

The location and amenities as well as the friendly hosts were really great!
Carrie C. · February 22, 2017
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Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!
Merchant replied · February 27, 2017
This is a nice cute little cabin. Not as close to the river as I thought but it was a great little family spot. We even caught a couple trout.
Taeylor B. · February 20, 2017
Merchant replied
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Thank you for staying with us! All of our cabins are less than 100 yards from the river - that keeps us from putting our guests at risk when if floods. I'm sorry you through it would be closer, but glad you enjoyed your time with us.
Merchant replied · February 27, 2017
We had a wonderful time! The beatiful Rio Frio, the biggest tree in Texas, the new pool, hot tub, and sports courts - all right there along with being out in nature and a warm cabin to boot! Absolutely love it at Crider's!
David E. · January 19, 2017
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Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again real soon!
Merchant replied · February 27, 2017
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