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Star Suite

Upstairs Alone: Sleeps 6
The Star Suite is located above main house of Bluebird Hill on Indian Blanket Ranch, with outside stairs and large deck that's great for stargazing or bird watching. You are in the tree tops with the birds.
  The beautiful free-form swimming pool with a waterfall will relax your stresses away. This property is on Blanket Creek, which is seasonal is great for wading & catching tadpoles.

Situated on Indian Blanket Ranch, a 250 acre ranch, there are Bluebird Nestbox Nature Trails for bird watching, hiking, jogging, & mountain bicycling. There are six benches spread out on the ranch for viewing wildlife & nature photography. Relax in the hammock, hot tub, or pool, after a fulfilling day of hiking or cycling the trails.

Star Suite is located 10 miles west of Utopia, Texas & five minutes east of Garner State Park & the Frio River.
  This property is close enough for tubing and river fun, yet far enough away for privacy & seclusion.

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Upstairs Suite

2 to 6 guests

2 Areas



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What to bring

*We leave one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and one trash bag in each can; Bring Extra Toilet Paper & Trash Bags.

* Bath towels, rags, hand towels, river towels
* Paper towels, toilet paper,
* Trash bags; 13 gal. kitchen, 39 gal. outside 
* Your groceries and supplies:
Salt, pepper, sugar, dish soap (no dishwasher)
*Individual K-Cups, Or flat filters & coffee
Bath articles: shampoo, bath &, hand soap, etc.

Suggested items
* Flashlight, batteries, matches, lighter fluid, charcoal or wood for grill, wood for campfire (Don't 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 & wine 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.


Star Suite

Upstairs Star Suite Amenities Include:
Sleeps 2 to 6

* 1 king bed, 1 queen bed & 1 queen sofa bed, 1 Full Bath has Shower/No Tub

* Heat & Air, ceiling fans, Wi-fi TV/DVD, Wi-Fi

* Small refrigerator with small freezer plus under counter refrigerator, small 4 burner stove top with small oven, microwave, drip coffee maker & K-cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, BBQ utensils

* Tiny Freezer upstairs; Bring Ice Chest for ice & drinks 

* Great Views, Stars & Sunsets from Deck
*Swings & hammock in front yard

* Hot Tub & Swimming Pool

* Propane Campfire table on front patio & Rock Campfire Ring in Backyard

Pet Policies

Pet Friendly Properties: Bella Vista, Waters Edge, Rivers Edge, Bluebird Hill, Star Suite, and Hideaway.
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 or Pool fenced area
  • $10 per night per dog (covers normal pet hair & clean up, spraying inside for fleas & ticks)

Annular Solar Eclipse Event ~ Oct. 12 -16, 2023 - 3 Night Minimum
Can't Reserve Star Suite Separate from Bluebird Hill During Eclipse Event
Total Solar Eclipse Event ~ April 4-10, 2024 - 4 Night Minimum
Bluebird Hill/Star Suite Already Booked

Fall, Winter, and Spring
(excluding holidays)

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

$185 for 2 people
Per Night
2 Night Minimum

  • $10.00 each extra person per night; children 1 year & under are free.
  • $185 deposit to hold your reservation. Deposit will be deducted from your Total & you pay Balance before arrival.

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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 (we 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 (quite near the house) and saw Bortle 3 skies on the two very clear nights of our four night visit.
    By staying at Star Suite 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 campgrounds 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).     Several tables & chairs on patios & decks, 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 people.  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 within reach of any city. We definitely plan to come back for our next 3-day weekend!!
Terzah: Houston, TX
Hi LeAnn, First of all, I just wanted to say My family rented the Star Suite above Bluebird Hill in August! We had a wonderful visit. 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 it again soon.

Laura R: Baytown, TX

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5181 FM 1050 - Rio Frio Texas, 78879

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