Reviews

Everything about this house is exceptional. It is cozy and comfortable. Being right on the riverbank was awesome! Donny shuttled us several times upriver for tubing and came and hung out with those of us that just wanted to sit in the water and visit with the passing tubers. Donny is a great host. You won’t be disappointed if you rent this gorgeous house!

July 2018

Sherry E.

Everything about this house is exceptional. It is cozy and comfortable. Being right on the riverbank was awesome! Donny shuttled us several times upriver for tubing and came and hung out with those of us that just wanted to sit in the water and visit with the passing tubers. Donny is a great host. You won’t be disappointed if you rent this gorgeous house!

July 2018

Sherry E.

Beautiful house inside with plenty of seating and spacious living/dining/kitchen. All open where everyone is together. Front porch is the same. Well designed and well built. Great location and access to the river. The nicest place we’ve ever stayed at the Frio!

July 2018

Blake W.

Awesome house very peaceful and the owner is very nice and makes you feel welcome we will be back again!!!

July 2018

Joel L.

Our group of 16 had a wonderful time at Porter’s Tree Haus. The property was extremely clean and the access to the river was great. Donny was an excellent host and we already have plans to return next year. Thanks again!

July 2018

Peter W.

This was my 4th year taking a family vacay to Frio, and Donny’s home made it the easiest year by far. His home is gorgeous and has everything you can possibly need. Donny takes you to the drop spot to float and you float right to your home. We have a huge family and he was still able to take us all together and carried the tubes in another vehicle. We never felt crowded in his home and the furnishings were beautiful and comfortable. There were things to do inside and outside and the kids all stayed off their phones; need I say more. By far my favorite spot was his front porch and the beautiful view. I could sit there for hours. Thank you Donny for sharing your home with us.

July 2018

Lisa H.

We had a great time! The house was perfect! Easy access to the river and very comfortable! Can’t wait to go again!

July 2018

Sherry M.

We had a great time! The house was perfect! Easy access to the river and very comfortable! Can’t wait to go again!

July 2018

Sherry M.

Donny was an awesome host, it was a joy having him around, we even invited him for meals so we felt like friends when we left. He took us upriver everyday and was always available with any questions or concerns, he or his concierge Michele were always right there with the answer for whatever we needed.

The house is absolutely breathtaking, just stunning!

The pictures do no justice for the expansive, open, luxurious feeling or the almost nostalgic, rustic details of both the interior and the exterior. The camera just doesn’t do the job!

Our group was made up of 20 people total and we were comfortable. The front porch is very, VERY large and there is a lot of seating, it is much bigger than it appears. When we had a rainy evening the fireplace was awesome. I think we were the first to burn a fire there since we were the 4th family to stay there. The sofa easily seats 8-10 people it’s oversized with the deepest seats I’ve ever sat in, this could definitely be used as extra bed space. Plus all the side chairs, the seating at the huge dining table, to say nothing of the comfy barstools around the kitchen and bar tops. There was seating downstairs for days. The kitchen looks divided in the pictures since the kitchen and bar area are both along the back wall. Since we rented the house before completion, when I saw the pictures I thought it was a bad layout but once we got there, the bar/kitchen area was my favorite space. It was great to store all of your drinks and also was a great buffet for serving lots of hungry people. There was a wine cooler and a small ice machine that wasn’t hooked up yet, but it worked great for keeping a bag of ice in for drinks. The countertops in the kitchen and bar tops are all 4 inch thick slabs of rough-sided wood that Donny had milled from his property, it was something you had to take extra care of but it was beautiful. He provided dish towels to prevent stains so overall it was fine. The kitchen was well stocked for being the first month he had visitors. There were a few things I would have brought (large crock pot, big soup pot, serving spoons and tongs, large glass bowl for the microwave) but I think he will have all those little things in place as time goes on. The pantry and refrigerator storage was beyond adequate. Having a half bath both upstairs and downstairs also cut down on feeling cramped since there was rarely a wait for facilities. And then, there’s the river…Ahhhh loved it!

June 2018

Mike H.

Great house and great access to the river! Donny is a wonderful host that will take you and tubes wherever you want to go to float!

June 2018

Rhonda W.

Our party of 14 had a dream weekend in this big, comfortable home which is located on property touching the Frio River. Donny was a friendly and gracious host, always ready help with anything we needed to make sure our stay was ideal – Thank you !

June 2018

Michael C.

Best River Retreat on the Frio

Our family of 12 had a great time at Porters Tree Haus. The house is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and the beds are comfortable. Lots of space to entertain or lounge.

Donny was a great host. He made sure we were happy and gave us tips on the best places to get in for tubing. He even drove us and dropped us off. The Tree Haus is perfectly situated between Seven Bluffs (where we were dropped off for riding down the Frio) and the second run to Neals Crossing. You can ride down the river, get out to eat lunch at the Tree Haus, and go on the second half of the ride.

We will be coming back. Everyone had a great time. Thank you Donny.

May 2018

Richard L.

Great vacation spot right on the Frio River. The Owner, Donny, was very kind and courteous. He is always on site if needed. Having private access to the river right from the residences takes a lot of strain off dealing with the crowds that pack in the river every weekend (not to mention parking!). I highly recommend this place whether just looking for a small apartment style room or a full house vacation home to rent. Donny also offers a shuttle service for his guests that wish to float the river. Property is just down river from Seven Bluffs just past Comanche Crossing.

August 2017

Andre

Most amazing place on the river hands down!! Made unforgettable memories with my best friends and family and even proposed to my girlfriend our last night there.. donny is a great host and makes sure everyone has a great time.. we will be coming back many more times for years to come.. THANKS AGAIN DONNY & SEE YOU SOON!!

August 2017

Anthony

This place is awesome. We are here with 6 other families. The house and view of the river are both amazing. Donny and his staff are super accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be coming back.

August 2017

Kari

Had the great pleasure of staying at the new Porter’s Tree Haus. This is an absolutely beautiful home and accommodated our group of 17 easily (had empty beds that were not used). Also has the perfect spot along the river for “people watching” and getting to visit with folks as they float by. Donny shuttled our group upriver several times. He was always close at hand to answer questions and help in any way possible. Be sure and watch for Donny’s pup, “Little Man”. He is quite the character and runs a thousand miles a day back and forth to the river and home, lol. Thanks again, Donny!

July 2017

Sherry

Loved staying at Haggville de Frio. We all felt so welcomed and comfortable. More than enough room for our party of 20. The best spot to be on the banks of the Frio. Can’t wait to go back. Lots of extras to make our stay comfortable and convenient. The most awesome host always available. Thanks Donny! Oh yea, and My grandson Jacob even caught a huge bass.

June 2017

Lisa

We stayed at the new bunkhouse and was great! Access right in the River, shuttle service from Donny and then just hop out after 7 bluffs – perfect! Super river watching at your own slice of paradise! Will definitely be back!

June 2017

Denise

The room was nice and clean and you couldn’t ask for a better location on the river. Donny was absolutely friendly, helpful, and attentive to our needs. Definitely recommend and returning.

March 2017

Allison

Donny is an awesome host! My group had a fun spring break and we enjoyed being right on the river. I will definitely be booking with him for my next frio trip!

March 2017

Clare

Everything needed for a vacation. Excellent location, fabulous host, very nice and affordable accommodations.

March 2017

Amanda

Fun fun fun! Awesome location on the river! Definitely recommend!

January 2017

Dayna