This state treasure is a nature lover’s paradise. Encompassing more than 2,174 acres, the park is haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is home to many varieties of birds, along with deer and other wildlife native to this part of Texas. Varied hiking trails are available for different skill and ability levels. The park also is favorite fall destination for Texans seeking to take in the autumn colors. Check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for the foliage report in October and November and more detailed information on this hill country jewel.
2 miles from the winery
One of the most popular parks in the state, Garner State Park is located in Concan in the Frio Canyon along the Frio River. The park features lodging, river activities hiking and dancing.
14 miles from the winery
Located at the intersection of state highway 337 and 187, the Lost Maples General Store and gas station serves as a gathering place for locals and visitors with free Wi-Fi, basic provisions and more. Whether you are on a day trip to the area or you are staying in one of the local cabins, the store provides all the things you’ll need. Barbeque is available on the weekends. Coffee, sodas, beer and ice are available with a welcoming spirit and local knowledge. An outpost for visitors for years, the store has been renovated and improved by new owners who purchased the store in 2012.
1 mile from the winery
Motorcyclists from around the world frequent our area, as our highways feature some of the most scenic drives in Texas. The museum is unique and displays numerous classic motorcycles from around the world that date back to the early 1900’s. Information about the museum and its operating hours is available at on their website.
2 miles from the winery
The café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with varied menu items ranging from omelets to burgers and steaks. Mexican food is also featured, along with pies and other dessert items. Check out all of the food options and hours of operation on the café’s website.
12 miles from the winery
Fine European dining in the hill country. Only open for lunch or dinner on Saturdays and reservations are required due to limited seating. The menu changes weekly. Fresh flowers, candlelight and seasonal fireside seating accent the atmosphere and the atmosphere in a charming rock building set amidst 400 year-old oak trees.
14 miles from the winery
Located in Tarpley, Mac & Ernie's has lunch on Fridays and Saturdays that includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and their famous Cabrito Burger. Dinners on Friday and Saturday night feature steaks, catfish, ancho chile honey basted quail and specials such as grilled pork tenderloin with a sweet-tart Vietnamese dipping sauce or grilled Tuna with roasted Jalapeno Mayonnaise. Dinners include baked potato and your choice of sauteed green beans or a salad sprinkled with feta cheese. Featured in On the Road.
28 miles from the winery
Postal Brews is a fun coffee shop that sells beer and wine to the locals in downtown Utopia. They also serve breakfast and lunch and have an amazing assortment of baked goods. Don't forget to check out their gift shop also!
13 miles from the winery
German style Biergarten serving German beer, Texas craft beer, and our Lost Maples Wine. They also serve German/Bavarian pub food in downtown Sabinal.
35 miles from the winery
From the sounds of gentle breezes rustling the leaves to the breathtaking views, The Lodges at Lost Maples is truly the ultimate hill country experience. The Lodges are located on RR337 between Vanderpool and Leakey in an area known as the "Swiss Alps of Texas". The rugged terrain and elevations as high as 2100 feet above sea level makes this area popular with recreational motorcyclists and bicyclists as well as those who enjoy sightseeing.
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The Lost Maples River Lodge provides a spacious yet cozy accommodation for families and friends.The rustic warmth of timber frames reflects the character of Hill Country charm and style. With the Sabinal River winding just beyond the deck, guests can experience the cool, clean waters firsthand. The clear skies are excellent for stargazing and the fire pit adds a fun element to each evening. With all the makings of an extraordinary stay, the River Lodge is beckoning!
Utopia Springs at Lost Maples is located 7 miles from Utopia and 4 miles from Lost Maples State Park in Vanderpool, TX. Our 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home can accommodate up to 8 guests. This part of the beautiful Sabinal River is fed year-round by our private spring, one of the largest in this Canyon! Come in the Autumn to experience breathtaking Fall foliage colors or come in Spring/Summer for the gorgeous Texas wildflowers and water sports! Do you enjoy star-gazing? Our area is among the best in the state year-round.
Clear Springs Lodging of Utopia has 13 area homes available for lodging year-round. Please check out the website for a complete description of each property and its availability.
Like Clear Springs Lodging, Frio Lodging has several properties available, including the legendary Frio Treetop deck perched in a giant cypress tree overlooking the Frio River. Visit their website for a complete listing of properties and their availability.
Utopia River Retreat is part of Paradise at Utopia. It has one large main house called ‘The Fortress,’ and six cozy cabins that sit on 15 rolling acres graced by giant cypress and oak trees and a mile of private riverfront on the Sabinal River. The property has a party pavilion and campfire ring. Each cabin will sleep anywhere from 2 to 6 people and has air conditioning and heat.
Sabinal River Lodge in Utopia, TX, has vacation accommodations near Lost Maples Natural Area, Garner State Park, and the Concan-Frio River. A fully furnished log cabin lodge with queen size beds and all linens for your weekend getaways or family reunions. Giant cypress trees line the Sabinal River, with spring-fed water so clear you can usually see the fish! Nearby towns: Vanderpool, Bandera, Leakey, Sabinal, Hondo, Uvalde, TX.
Amazing View Lodging is located on Country Road 357, approximately 2.6 miles from Utopia in northeast Uvalde County. This lodging offers clean and comfortable accommodations, with two cabins on a 25-acre property. Both cabins have full kitchens and TVs. Although this property doesn’t have river access, it sits high on a ridge that offers one of the most amazing views in the Texas Hill Country from a magnificent deck and gaze
Foxfire Cabins and Rental Homes are located near the heart of the Texas Hill Country in a rural area that is yet undiscovered by the casual tourist. The property has seven fully furnished two bedroom/1bath log cabins, a covered outdoor pavilion, and a playground, as well as one of the best swimming holes to be found on the Sabinal River.
This peaceful hideaway resides on 25 acres. The property is 15 minutes from Utopia and 10 minutes from Lost Maples State Park. There are three fully-equipped log cabins filled with antiques that sleep up to 7 persons each. Two separate bedrooms plus a day bed in the living room. Full kitchens all equipped with a stove, coffee maker with gourmet coffee, microwave and refrigerator. All dishes, cooking utensils, linens and towels are supplied.
Farhaven is a 76-acre private hideaway nestled in the beautiful Sabinal Canyon between Utopia and the Lost Maples Park. We offer you a peaceful back-country experience, with all the comforts of home, minutes from popular area attractions. There are two properties available to rent: the Cottage and the Barn Apartment. Visit their website for a description of each and for rates and policies