Summit Vacation and RV Resort Review & Rating
Summit Vacation and RV Resort Overview:
Review and Rating of The Summit Vacation & RV Resort 0n the Guadalupe River
Located 4 miles from Canyon Lake along the scenic River Road, The Summit Vacation & RV Resort sits on 75 acres with 253 feet of river frontage on the Guadalupe River. The Summit has full hook-up RV sites, small one-room cabins and larger cabins with lofts, 3 and 4 bedroom villas, and lots of fun amenities.
Some of the cabins are on a bank overlooking the beautiful Guadalupe River and the Resort offers a shuttle service for guests who want to tube or kayak the River.
The Summit Vacation & RV Resort is very clean and well maintained. The staff is helpfull, friendly, and wants to make sure you enjoy your stay.
The Summit Vacation & RV Resort is in a perfect location for a vacation, weekend getaway, or for winter Texans to enjoy the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake and all that this area has to offer from boating, tubing, or fishing plus golf courses to fun bars to live music and some good restaurants. Plus, within 20 to 60 minutes you can be exploring Gruene, New Braunfels, San Marcos, or the San Antonio Riverwalk.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Amenities and Things To Do at The Summit Vacation & RV Resort
Across River Road from the cabins and the office is the Summit's RV park with 110 spacious RV sites that have 20/30/50 AMP service and sewer hook-ups. The sites are a mixture of:
- back-in and pull-through sites
- the pull-through sites are long and spacious
- the back-in sites are up against the side of a hill or a natural area
- most of the sites are spacious and have a picnic table, firepit, and grill
- the roads through the campground are paved but the sites are crushed gravel
The Summit Vacation Resort campground is gated for security and is home to individual showers, restrooms, a laundry room, and a dump station. Near the entrance to the campground and an easy walk from all of the sites is:
- a well-equipped fitness center
- a tennis court, shuffleboard, and basketball court in perfect condition
- a small playscape
- a fantastic pool with lots of lounge chairs
- and the sports center cafe with a covered deck
A creek runs along the left side of the campground and when it has water it forms a season pond. Near the pond is a play area with picnic tables and grills.
Up a small hill from the RV sites are 12 Tree Top Villas. Several of the spacious Villas with modern conveniences are 3 and 4 bedroom split level floor plans that will sleep up to 8 guests. There are two single-story Tree Top Villas that are wheelchair accessible. The 2000 square foot "lucky 13" Tree Top Villa is across River Road and adjacent to the pool.
Each of the Tree Top Villas has: a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and a full-size refrigerator plus all of the kitchen utensils needed to cook a gourmet meal; dining room table; pillows, blankets, linens, and towels; washer and dryer; flat-screen TVs; Whirlpool jet tub; and a private patio deck with furniture.
Across River Road from the campground are The Summit's cabins which are a mixture of 12 cabins with lofts, 10 one-room Riverfront Cabins overlooking the Guadalupe River, and 8 cabins (River Section Cabins) across the street from the Guadalupe River.
The Loft Cabins have kitchenettes, a refrigerator, dining/living room area, bathroom with shower, a loft bedroom, and a separate bedroom with 4 twin beds (2 bunk style beds). The River Front Cabins and River Section Cabins have a kitchenette, refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, dining for 4, and a full bathroom.
The River Front Cabin we stayed in had bunk beds, a double bed, flat-screen TV, a front patio with a wooden swing for two, and a wooden bench plus a back patio with a grill and overlooking the river. Our cabin was cozy, clean, and comfortable.
Resort guests have access to all of the amenities in the RV Park as well as the following amenities located in the back of the Loft Cabins:
- an office with limited staples
- tube and kayak rentals and shuttle service plus a large cooler tube and life vests for rent
- a well done 18 hole mini-golf course
- pool complex with two pools and a kiddie pool
- basketball, badminton, and volleyball courts
- shuffleboard, tetherball, and horseshoes
- men's and women's restrooms
- playscape and picnic areas with grills
- fishing dock over the Guadalupe River
- a Clubhouse with tables, couches, a fireplace, kitchen, and large screen TV for special events or enjoying a football game
- upstairs in the Clubhouse is an adults-only area with a pool table, card tables, and TV
- free Wi-Fi
Everything is clean and well maintained
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We've visited the Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River area several times and our activities typically include:
- renting a tube and floating down the Guadalupe River, clearly the #1 tubing river in Texas - an amazing and fun 3 to 4-hour experience on the weekends
- play a round of golf at Canyon Lake Golf Course, The Club at Rebecca Creek, Vaaler Creek Golf Club, or Landa Park Golf Club
- spend some time boating, swimming, and wakeboarding on beautiful Canyon Lake
- enjoying the local restaurants, bars, and live music
- a visit to Gruene for music and dinner
You've got several nearby choices for good food. Our favorites include: for Italian either Italian Garden Cafe or Gennaro's Trattoria; for Mexican we like Las Barcas Tex-Mex Grill or El Nopalito; for breakfast it's hard to beat Granny D's or the Eggs Benedict at Wildflower; for bar food and burgers you've got lots of choices; and for BBQ and sandwiches with a view of Canyon Lake it's Baja BBQ Shack.
During our stay at The Summit Vacation & RV Resort we played a set of tennis, a game of pool, and lounged by the swimming pool! You may find that there is enough to keep you entertained at the Resort and never leave the property.
Cool Nearby Activities:
As I mentioned, the Guadalupe and Canyon Lake area are fantastic and offer lots of fun things to see and do.
If you like live music the best options are River Road Icehouse, White Water Amphitheater, or the famous Gruene Hall.
If you've never been to Canyon Lake then you should rent a boat and cruise the lake, swim, fish, or wakeboard. You can rent a boat at Canyon Lake Marina or Cranes Mill Marina. Canyon Lake is beautiful and if you're here it's a must-visit - read our review of Canyon Lake to learn more.
If you don't want to rent a boat but do want to catch some big fish, then hire one of these Canyon Lake Fishing Guides.
If you have time you should explore the following areas, all of which are loaded with fun things to see and do which you'll find on the following pages:
Just some of the things to explore in the above cities include: the infamous Gruene Hall for music, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Park!
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more