The magic of Frio Cañon is a community of families and friends. Our members, specifically the kids, are excited to join a community where old friends call home and new friendships are forged. We often refer to it as “the ranch your kids want to go to,” because no one feels isolated on this unique property. Frio Cañon is more than a second home, more than an investment in the regal Texas Hill Country. It is a place to enjoy while the sun is setting, watching children of all ages enjoy the grounds while parents visit over a glass of wine. These lifetime memories draw the next generation back years later after leaving home and raising a family of their own. This is why we call Frio Cañon a “legacy community,” an experience that everyone needs to embrace.
Frio’s member families enjoy the property’s shared amenities including the Red House, which serves as a community center complete with a place for outdoor movies, Alaskan hot tub and bath house, as well as 100 acres of shared wildlife preserve with a planned fitness trail, history walking trail, two dedicated wildflower fields, and a future mountain top skeet facility.
On-site activities range from swimming, tubing, kayaking and fly-fishing, to mountain biking, bird watching and star gazing, outdoor cookouts and movie nights.
Full time property management can help you with concierge services such as arrival preparation, event planning, hunting opportunities, fly-fishing lessons, massages, golf at the nearby Club at Concan and other regional activities.
Living the Frio LifestyleView Ownership Opportunities
Hospitality & CateringThe property’s management team can arrange outings, barbeques, and make-ready services, including grocery shopping, housekeeping and landscape maintenance. The team is also on hand to prepare equipment for fishing, kayaking, tubing and other outdoor activities.
Homestead ParkThis community river park provides access to prime areas for swimming and kayaking on the Frio River. Situated beneath an ancient grove of Live Oak trees, it’s also the perfect location for cook-outs, sing-alongs, outdoor movies and family picnics.
Red HouseThe Property’s old homestead, the Red House, serves as a community center including a hot tub, piano, games and a Texas-inspired library.
Lock & Leave ServicesFrio Cañon offers its community a number of amenities to ensure that home owners’ stays are memorable and relaxing. An array of onsite services and community spaces provide a serene environment for the comfort of our members.
Wildlife Preserve & Hiking TrailsMore than 100 acres of land have been set aside for wildlife preservation and community recreation. Many nature trails exist throughout the property including along the Frio River, across the foothills and over the mountain. A fitness course, complete with work-out stations along the trail, will soon be opened.
History TrailThe History Trail is a hiking circuit of about 2.5 miles and includes 13 plaques commemorating various components of Real County history.
Activities for All
- Swimming, tubing and kayaking on a calm and secluded section of the Frio River
- Fly fishing
- Hiking a privately owned mountain
- Outdoor movies
- Washers and horseshoes
- Skeet shooting
- Golf membership and Spa at ConCan Country Club
- Hunting at nearby ranches
- Star gazing
- Mountain biking
Regional ActivitiesFrio Cañon is located along the Frio River in the valley between Kerrville and Uvalde, Texas. The crystal clear and cold Frio River flows continuously and is fed by the underground springs of the adjacent Edwards and Glen Rose limestone formations. During the devastating Texas drought of 2010, the Frio River that runs through the property had no discernible change in water level due to these springs. The property is surrounded by high mesas, lush, rolling hills, dramatic canyons and awe-inspiring limestone cliffs.
Six miles south of the Frio Cañon Community on Hwy 83 is the quaint Hill Country town of Leakey, voted the #1 Friendliest Town and #1 Small Town in Texas. Here you will find the Real County Historical Museum where you can learn about the area's rich history. Leakey, the Real County seat since 1913, is home to quaint shops, groceries and family-owned restaurants, such as Mama Chole's Mexican Café!
If you are in town for the 4th of July, you'll be invited to the annual July Jubilee, which includes an old time street dance and one of Texas' most celebrated Independence Day parades. More than 7,000 people travel to Leakey – population 425, preparing floats and marching with flags in hand. You have to see it to believe it!
On Memorial Day, townsfolk will insist you join them for their annual Shrimp Boil. And on Labor Day, the Real County Rodeo attracts spectators – and cowboys – from across the state.
Golf & Spa at the Concan
The Club at Concan has an 18-hole par-72 course designed by Bechtol and Russell, a restaurant and a day spa. Panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country are enjoyed from every fairway. The House Pasture Cattle Company is next door to the Club and features a preferred line up of live Texas music including Pat Green, Josh Abbott, Gary P. Nunn and others!
Garner State Park is found in Northern Uvalde County and was acquired by former U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner between 1926 and 1934. It totals almost 1,420 acres. There is an abundance of wildlife on the land and a vast array of geological features to explore. Don’t be surprised to find the footprints of dinosaurs throughout the park, as they can be found in various areas. Visitors can participate in an array of activities. They are known for their nightly dances under the summer stars, a popular event for families since the forties.
Directions: From Leakey, head south on US 83 approximately 10.3 miles. Turn left, Garner State Park is approximately 0.4 miles.
Neal's Lodges is a great restaurant and can facilitate large groups while overlooking the lower Frio River!
Directions: From Leakey, head south on US 83 south approximately 17 miles and take a slight left on TX 127 S. (approximately 1.4 miles).
Lonestar Motorcycle Museum
Be sure to visit the Ace Cafe inside this vintage motorcycle museum for the famous Aussie meat-pies. Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the quality of historic motorcycles on display.
Lost Maples State Recreation Center
The Park, which is named for its thriving Bigtooth Maple Trees, covers nearly 2,200 acres on the Sabinal River and is great for hiking, especially in autumn when the trees are ablaze with vibrant colors.
Directions: From Leakey, follow RR337 east approximately 15.1 miles to Hwy 187. Turn left and drive about 3 miles. Here, you will find the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum and a bit farther up the road you will find Lost Maples State Recreation Area.
The major motion picture, Seven Days in Utopia, starring Robert Duval and Lucas Black (www.sevendaysinutopia.com),was based on the book by David L. Cook. The story of this movie is centered on this now famous golf course. Call ahead to play this 9 hole course!
Utopia hosts Utopiafest, an annual music festival, The Utopia Ranch Rodeo & Dance and a bi-annual Art Fair.
If you love fine, French cuisine, there is nothing better in the Texas Hill Country than The Laurel Tree. Five Course dinners feature fresh herbs and vegetables grown in the adjoining “potager” and fresh flowers are brought in from the backyard garden. Chef Laurel Waters earned Le Grand Diplome in Cuisine, Pastry and Wine from Le Cordon Blue in Paris. From there, she went to work at three of the finest restaurants in Provence before returning to Utopia, Texas. The Laurel Tree is only open for lunch and dinner on Saturdays.
Directions: From Leakey, follow US 83 south approximately 9 miles. Turn left on Hwy 1050 approximately 14.7 miles. Turn left to Hwy 187 as you enter the town of Utopia. Shops and Lost Maples Cafe will be found a couple of blocks north. The Laurel Tree restaurant can be found by turning right at Hwy 187 and driving 3 miles south of Utopia, the Laurel Tree is on the left.
Camp Wood is a small village on the Nueces River with some fun cafes and family-owned shops.
Directions: From Leakey, head west on RR337 for approximately 21 miles.