New Braunfels has a strong German heritage that they are very proud of (and unfortunately, I didn't really capture it). Here is the touristy part of town called Gruene, where they hold Gruene Market Days from February-November. We also passed Cowboy Kringle, but didn't get a picture of Jonas with him :(
We stayed at a cottage on the Guadalupe River (the Rio Raft and Resort). Because it's the off-season, the price was pretty comparable to a Super 8, so we could not complain. The room wasn't much to write home about, but the scenery was absolutely gorgeous.
View from our deck. The walls of the river are incredible. We were dying to climb them.
The room, in case anyone is interested in staying there.
Here are the cottages from the road. I was a little skeptical when the flyer said they were located right on the river, but I was proven wrong. On site, there are also places to camp as well as park an RV. It appeared that many of the RV folks, and even some of the cottage folks, were living there (rent for the month was pretty reasonable).