The Concan Area
Action here focuses on the Frio River, flowing with clear, cold spring water through 100,000 acres of scenic beauty. The Frio originates in northern Real County and fed by springs and streams, tumbles over limestone rock to create waterfalls, rapids and pools on its way to maturity at Concan in Uvalde County.
Along the banks are boulders, bluffs, and grassy spots shaded by pecans, live oaks, sycamores, and giant centuries old cypress trees. Residents of this “Land of 1100 springs” are proud of the natural beauty of their area and encourage visitors to help preserve it.
Year around activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, climbing, bird and wildlife watching, horseback riding, mountain and road bicycling, and driving the spectacular mountain roads. In the fall, see the pristine nature of the canyon filled with the turning foliage’s crimson and orange. On about March 7th, the hummingbirds migrate into Concan by the thousands and stay until the cold weather comes. The favorite warm weather activity is, of course, swimming in and floating on the Frio River.
When Ron and Rena Greisel moved to Concan in 1991, their intent was to retire quietly in the beautiful Texas Hill Country they had always vacationed with their children. They bought Riverside as their home in 1991 and sold their property in Edinburg, where they had lived most of their lives, with Rena as a rancher and Ron as a teacher. It wasn’t long before Studio was built in 1992, followed by Frio Vista in 1993, River Oaks # 1-7 in 1994, and # 8-12 the following year.
In 1996, Big Oak and Deer Run # 1 were bought and Ron and Rena took over the management of their properties. Ron built one of the first website’s that featured cabins for rent in Concan and maintained it until 2003.
Ron and Rena invited their daughter Rachael and her family to live and work in Concan with the purchase of Cypress Villa cabins. As a family they continued to buy and build cabins, as well as work in the office together.
“Our mission is to provide clean, comfortable, well-equipped vacation homes and cabins to families, at reasonable prices, all year round in a beautiful Hill Country setting.”
Rachael, Rena and the entire staff invite you to experience the River Oaks Resort difference. Large enough to serve you and small enough to know you!
Co-Owner and CFO
Rachael likes to enjoy life with her loved ones, especially her two beautiful daughters and grand daughter, Zelda. Rachael wears multiple hats as she coordinates the day to day operations as well as manages HR and Accounting. Rachael has been with River Oaks since 1999 and enjoys visiting with her guests at the Flip Flop Pit Stop Convenience Store and at the Pool and Splashpad. Contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation Specialist/Office Manager
Joan loves to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also loves to go on cruises and visit new places, but some of her most enjoyable time is spent in the River Oaks office where she meets and greets the customers. Making their stay enjoyable and fun is important to her. Joan has been with River Oaks since 2003. You can contact her at email@example.com
Ram and Jesse are quick to respond to any maintenance request, they do a great job taking care of the cabins and property. Our guests know they can count on either of them to respond quickly and professionally to any issues that may arise. Jesse has been with River Oaks since 2008 and is a big Dallas Cowboys fan. Ram has been with River Oaks since 2014 and enjoys fishing with his grandson.
Jessica and Claudia ensure every cabin is clean and well stocked for your stay. If you have a special request, or need anything during your stay, they will be sure to take care of it with a smile.