Crider's on the Frio River - Cabins and Vacation Homes on the Frio River and Buffalo Creek

Welcome to Crider's on the Frio

Providing serenity and tranquility while enjoying a great vacation spot


Crider's on the Frio is helping make memories every day while our guests enjoy the best nature has to offer. From our beautiful Frio River, always flowing with crisp, clean water fed by natural springs located on and above our resort, to the Biggest Bold Cypress tree in Texas located near Buffalo Creek which also flows through Crider's Resort.

Discover four seasons of family fun at Crider’s Frio River Resort! Meandering through the picturesque property, the Frio River is teeming with water-based activities. Hop in a tube and paddle the shimmering shores, toss in a line for some fishing or just stroll along its idyllic shores. If you’d prefer to stay dry, hike along Buffalo Creek and feast your eyes upon Texas’ largest tree, a majestic Bald Cypress Tree set along the shores. Once you’ve had your fill, return to your cozy, knotty pine cabin and watch graceful Axis Deer wandering along the river’s edge.

We are a family oriented camp where you will build memories to be cherished for years to come. We have been host to families for over 65 years. Many guests are the third generation to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Frio Canyon at Crider's. When our old friends show up each year it's like a big family reunion for us. Why don't you bring your family and become a part of ours?

We are open all year. Each season the Texas Hill Country offers a unique and special beauty. After the summer rush when the area is quiet and peaceful is an ideal time to visit us. Also, did you know that the Frio River is one of the top places in Texas to kayak? Our friends over at Inflatable Kayaker have just featured the Frio River in their Texas kayaking guide as one of the top 20 spots in the state!

Recently the Texas Forestry Service notified us that we have the largest tree in the state of Texas. It is a bald cypress, towering over Buffalo Creek and the West side of the camp. The Forestry Service estimated it to be anywhere between 300 and 700 years old. We have a special area on our website with information about this beautiful and historic tree.

Our rates vary for different seasons. Contact Ashley at (830) 232-5583 or E-mail for urrent rates.

NOTE : There is a minimum 3 night stay policy.


  • Biking or Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Canoeing and Paddling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hayride
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic kitchen supplies available
    • Fridge
    • Coffee Pot
    • Microwave
    • Range
    • Pots, pans, dishes, flatware, etc.
  • BBQ Pit and picnic at each cabin
  • Patios
  • Fireplaces (8 & 9 only)
  • Washer / Dryer (10-15 only)
  • Dishwasher (10-15 only)

Crider's Office

Crider's Cabins on the Frio River


Cancellation Policy

Once your reservation has been processed, you are responsible for paying for the entire booking...

• If you decide to leave early or to cancel a night off of your reservation, you are still responsible for paying for that night.
• If you cancel your entire reservation between 45 and 31 days prior to your check-in date, you will receive your deposit back minus 50%.
• There will be NO refund within 30 days of your stay
• There will be NO refunds due to weather conditions.
• Cancellations must be done in writing or by email to avoid any misunderstanding.
• No partial cancellations will be accepted.

SPECIAL NOTE : If you book in the first wave of reservations; those guest staying 4+ nights, you are committed to staying the full number of nights booked. In other words, you CANNOT book for 4 nights, then reduce it to 3 nights at a later date. If canceling a reservation made in the summer for the FOLLOWING summer, only 25% of that deposit will be returned to you.

EXTRA CHARGES : There will be an additional charge for any damages and for houses left in a condition that requires longer cleaning time than normal, such as pet hair, dirty dishes (especially if they are put back in the cabinets!!), dirty mattress pads, etc..

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS : The deposit required to confirm your reservation is 50% of the total base rate for your stay before tax. Doublecheck your dates! Late arrivals and early departures are charged for the entire reserved stay.