The Retreat at Cottonseed Falls

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  • Riverside firepit
  • Aerial view of home situated along San Marcos River
  • Beautiful lawns separating house from river
  • Daylight view of home front
  • House and garden looking toward San Marcos River
  • Entry room coming into the home with additional table seating
  • Entry room has cozy seating
  • Living room photo two with flat screen television.
  • Living room.
  • Dining Room next to the kitchen.
  • Looking from the dining room toward the adjoining living room
  • Den with opening to the large back deck.  This is adjacent to the kitchen.
  • Den with comfy seating and lots of light
  • Kitchen with stainless appliances.
  • Open kitchen with dishwasher
  • Bar seating for four in the kitchen.
  • Cozy bistro table by the large picture window in the kitchen
  • Spacious bedroom 1 with King Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with King bed
  • Bedroom seating
  • Bathroom one with shower
  • Bedroom 2 with two queen beds
  • Shower/tub combo in bathroom two.
  • Bedroom 3 with King bed
  • XL bunk bed with trundle
  • Bathroom 3 with shower
  • Sunset view of deck overlooking the river.
  • Seating area two on the back deck.
  • Seating area three on the back deck.
  • Aerial view of fantastic river access from property
  • Beautiful mature trees border the river providing ample shade.
  • River Access on property.
  • Twilight view of front of home
  • View two of home in daylight with seating areas
  • Night time view of home
  • Looking at the side of the home from the beautifully maintained gardens
  • Walking paths through the garden
  • View from the garden looking toward the river behind.
  • Another view looking toward the river from the garden.
  • Garden art- bicycle.
  • Entry gate to the garden
  • Garden art- windmill
  • $376 to $1,435 / night
  • Location: Martindale, TX
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3

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The Retreat at Cottonseed Falls offers you and your family a chance to slow down and relax. As a result, you can genuinely enjoy each other’s company at your own private retreat! Then, when you find a calm spot, the sound of river flowing by and gentle breezes off the water enhance your spirit. Many guests love to just sip a tall glass of iced tea on the porch and watching the kids play on the lawn. If that sounds too good to be true, you haven’t visited the Retreat at Cottonseed Falls yet!

Built in 1920, this family homestead sits on one of the most spectacular spots on the San Marcos River. Since 1950, The Retreat at Cottonseed Falls has been owned by the same family. The owners lovingly restored the home by the very people that were raised within the walls. When you walk through the door, you will feel the history and sense of peace and pride that permeate the space.


When you arrive, you will find three private bedrooms and a large bunk room. With comfort in mind, each room includes comfortable bedding and relaxing atmosphere. Next, three separate living areas invite families and small corporate retreats to remember why they are here – to relax. From there, the kitchen offers you a completely modern feel. But, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the small details throughout the home. Bits of family history include a hand painted saw (been above the door as long as anyone can remember) and the owner’s family cattle brand painted on the floor. Every room has a story to tell and interesting features that everyone that visits will constantly discover something new.

As if the inside were not enough, the outdoor space is an absolute treasure. The 800 square feet of deck overlooks a luscious lawn perfect for a friendly game of touch football or simply throwing a Frisbee around. The spectacular beauty of the river is mesmerizing. The gentle curves and the majestic trees towering above make this place very special indeed. A fire pit has been added to the riverbank for an evening of s’mores and tall tales, and an outdoor shower installed near the porch for any river dippers.

You will be able to marvel at the night sky without all the city lights competing with the stars and the sounds of nature soothe the soul. We hope that you create as many memories and that this place touches your heart as much as it has the family that has allowed us to share it. After a stay at The Retreat at Cottonseed Falls, we know it will become a favorite destination for years to come.

***Please note – security cameras are in use at the entrance to the property***

***Additional housekeeping visits are required for stays longer than 7 days – Additional fees will apply***

Rates$376 to $1,435
Max Occupancy12

Outdoor Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining and Seating
  • Barbeque Grill-Charcoal
  • Outdoor deck
  • Outdoor Shower

Indoor Amenities

  • Internet
  • Large Group Accomodation (10+)
  • Satellite or Cable Television
  • Child Friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Stocked Kitchen- Pots/Pans/Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Towels
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Streaming Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dishes and Silverware
  • Private Entrance
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo


  • River

Scenic Views

  • Waterviews


  • Hiking Nearby
  • Water tubing Nearby
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking/Canoeing Nearby

Home Safety

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector