Bluebird Hill & Star Suite together

Sleeps 4 to 20
Bluebird Hill and Star Suite has everything needed for an adventurous and relaxing vacation! The beautiful free-form swimming pool with a waterfall will relax your stresses away. This property is on Blanket Creek, which is seasonal and great for wading and catching tadpoles (when it has water).
This home is sitting on 250 acre Indian Blanket Ranch,  which has Bluebird Nestbox Nature Trails for bird watching, hiking, jogging, and mountain bicycling. There are six benches spread out on the ranch for viewing wildlife and nature photography. The large deck upstairs is great for stargazing or bird watching. Relax in the hammock, hot tub, or pool, after a fulfilling day of hiking or cycling the trails. Swings in trees for kids.
Located 10 miles west of Utopia Texas, five minutes east of Garner State Park and the Frio River.  Close enough for tubing and river fun, yet far enough away for privacy.

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4 to 20 guests




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What to Bring

(We leave one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, one trash bag in each can, Bring Extra)What to Bring:
* Bath towels, wash rags, hand towels, river towels
* Toilet paper, trash bags – 13 gal. for kitchen and 39 gal. for outside cans
*Individual K-Cups, Or Flat Drip coffee filters & coffee; have both kinds of coffee makers.
* Your groceries and supplies: salt, pepper, sugar, paper towels, coffee, filters, dish soap, dish washer detergent, laundry soap
* Bath articles: shampoo, bath soap, hand soap, blow dryer
Suggested items:
*Bring your personal Wi-Fi App passwords to use on TV
* Flashlight, batteries, matches, lighter fluid, charcoal or wood for grill, firewood for fireplace and campfire (please do not use wood cut from trees that died from Live Oak Decline)
* Stereo, camera, binoculars, bug spray, sun block, river chairs, river shoes, Fishing License
*Beer, wine & liquor is sold in Leakey.
*Beer sold in Concan & Utopia. 

**Only If traveling from out of state, plane, or bike: Towels available upon advance request at no extra charge. Please let us know at least two days ahead of time.

Enhanced Cleanliness Measures;
*Disinfectant is used to clean.
*High-touch surfaces disinfected.
*Bed linens/kitchen towels are washed at 140oF or hotter between guests.
*If property rented same day guests depart; we use ultraviolet whole room lights to kill all bacteria/viruses.


Bluebird Hill

Downstairs Amenities Include:   Sleeps 14* 3 Bedrooms: 2 kings & 1 queen
* Library room: 1 queen sofa bed
* Sunroom: single bed & double futon
*Living room: 1 queen sofa bed &         single window bed
* 2 full baths with tubs & showers
* Fully furnished Kitchen: glass top stove/oven, dishwasher, convection toaster oven, convection microwave, crock pot, blender, mixer, extra double burner, 2 drip coffee makers 
* Central Heat/Air, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, Iron 
*Ping pong table in Sunroom
* Wi-Fi TV / DVD in Sunroom
* Wi-Fi TV/DVD/VCR in living room
*Wi-fi throughout house & patios
* 4 patios & 2 decks with tables & chairs
* BBQ grill & Picnic table in back by deck overlooking seasonal (dry or wet) creek
* Swimming Pool with hot tub spa
* Propane Campfire table front patio
* Rock Campfire Ring in Backyard

Star Suite

Upstairs Amenities Include: Sleeps 6
* 1 king bed, 1 queen bed & 1 queen sofa bed, 1 Full Bath has Shower
* Heat/Air, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi TV/DVD
* Small under counter refrigerator, stove top with oven, microwave, drip coffee maker, toaster, blender, BBQ utensils
* No Freezer upstairs; Bring Ice Chest
* Great Views of Hills, Stars & Sunsets from the Deck

Pet Policies

Pets Are Allowed At:
Bella Vista, Waters Edge, Rivers Edge, Bluebird Hill, Star Suite & Hideaway
*If your dog is not a service animal covered by Title III of the ADA, our usual pet policy will apply.
     Pet Rules
  • Maximum of 2 dogs allowed, weighing 50 lbs or less each
  • Only well behaved, house-trained; Won't chew on furniture, rugs or scratch floors, walls, doors
  • Dogs allowed Inside Only when in their kennel/cage
  • Don't allow them on furniture or beds
  • Only leashed or tied when outside
  • Pickup & throw away poop
  • Do not allow dogs to dig in yard or flower beds
  • Dog owner responsible for dog's safety, and for any damages to lodging property
  • Do not allow your dogs to bark excessively, run free or chase wildlife
  • Please pick up most of the dog hair from around the outside rugs, yard, patios & inside
  • No dogs allowed in Hot Tub or Swimming Pool
  • $10 per night per dog (covers normal pet hair & clean up, spraying inside for fleas & ticks)

*Please let us know if you will be bringing your dog.

Bluebird Hill & Star Suite are required to rent together during Summer and Holidays

Reduced Rates


*Excludes Holidays

Fall/Winter/Spring Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter,
Spring Break


Memorial Weekend
thru Labor Day

2 night minimum
$450 for 4 people
per night
*Plus 10 lodging tax on total

3 night minimum
$500 for 4 people
per night
*Plus 10% lodging tax on total

3 night minimum
$500 for 4 people
per night
*Plus 10% lodging tax on total

  • $10.00 each extra person & dog per night; children 1 year & under are free. 
  • $650 deposit to hold your reservation. 
  • Deposit will be deducted from total & you pay balance before arrival.

  • $10.00 each extra person & dog per night; children 1 year & under are free. 
  • $650 deposit to hold your reservation. 
  • Deposit will be deducted from total & you pay balance before arrival.

  • $10.00 each extra person & dog per night; children 1 year & under are free. 
  • $650 deposit to hold your reservation. 
  • Deposit will be deducted from total & you pay balance before arrival.

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Bluebird Hill/Star Suite on Indian Blanket Ranch
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What Our Guests Are Saying

Don't just take it from us, let our guests do the talking!
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My husband and I came out to Indian Blanket Ranch and stayed in the Star Suite to get to a good dark sky. The nearby state parks, Garner State Park with a Bortle 4 rating and Lost Maples State Park with a Bortle 3, were very appealing coming from Houston. We set up our telescope at the entrance to the nature reserve pasture land (quite near the house) and saw Bortle 3 skies on the two very clear nights of our four night visit. By staying on Indian Blanket Ranch, we also avoided the annoying (and quite damaging if taking pics) headlights from passing cars that are a problem at Garner SP. Since the site for the scope was close to the house, we could also come into the house to warm up during long exposures. It was heavenly.
I was expecting a cabin similar to those at the park or nearby sites and was very pleasantly surprised to be staying in an honest-to goodness house. Good, non-drafty house with full kitchen, hard wood floor, bathroom with shower, wall partitioning off the bedroom, sleeps 6. There was also a wonderful hot tub (great for post-star gazing on cold nights), three small round tables outside, a big hammock and a rock fountain that made for a great relaxing atmosphere. There are no separate rooms in the Star Suite, so it would be quite cozy (but completely doable) for 6 adults. Large shelving unit in the middle of the common room that we used for telescope lenses and other supplies.
Overall a fantastic place to gaze at the stars and hike/bike the trails. We definitely plan to come back for our next 3-day weekend!!
Houston, TX

My family rented from you in August. We had a wonderful visit. We stayed upstairs in the Star Suite. It was clean and homey. My kids enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool every evening. It was a great visit, very reasonably priced, and we look forward to renting  again soon.
Laura R:
Baytown, TX


We had a great time at Bluebird Hill. LeAnn was pleasant to work with and was responsive to our inquiries. The house was comfy and the a/c worked great. The pool was wonderful and we enjoyed hikes in the trails on the 200+ acre ranch. There were 15 of us and we had a blast. The deck and BBQ grill are in very good shape. The trees on the property are gorgeous. Lots of wildlife to see. Located just a few miles from the entrance to Garner State Park. This is a beautiful part of Texas and we will be back.
Oscar - Laredo, TX
 June 27, 2024
Hi LeAnn, First of all, I just wanted to say that we had another wonderful time at Bluebird Hill. Your family's house is fascinating, filled with such character and life. Beautiful place. We wanted to let you know that we appreciate you sharing this home & property with others!
San Antonio, TX


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