Texas History and Hospitality since 1882!
Texas Century Ranch
Six Generations of Continuous Agriculture Production
*Recognized by the Texas Agricultural Commission
The historic Leibold-Grothues 700-acre ranch is host to LAKE MEDINA RV RESORT. The resort evolved from the first fishing camp on Medina Lake after the dam was built in 1912 by private individuals for irrigation purposes. Anton Leibold operated this camp which rented boats and cabins. Later his son Milton ran the business along with ranching and farming.
Generations of families have been coming here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fishing, and boating. The historic cabins built in the 1920s are still used by long-term historic Leibold fishing camp families.
The Leibold-Grothues ranch was purchased in 1882 by John Leibold and has remained in the family in continuous agricultural production with the 6th generation living and ranching here now. There were Indian raids still occurring on the land when John Leibold, Anton’s father, arrived with his family from the Castroville area. The family built their home on the Medina River. When the dam was completed, Anton moved his family from what is now lake bed to higher ground and opened Leibold’s Fishing Camp. Anton and Milton built their own boats and cabins for renting and gave boat tours of the new lake. Milton and his wife, Alice, ran the fishing camp and ranched there until 1999. In 2002, the Texas Family Land Heritage Program awarded the ranch the TEXAS CENTURY RANCH AWARD. This award goes to working ranches in continual agricultural production by a single family for one hundred years or more.
After Milton passed away, his daughter, Marlene, and her husband Phil Grothues, their son Greg, and wife Gina, built a first-class RV Resort along the lakefront with a clubhouse, pool, laundry, and 6 fully furnished cabins. The resort has expanded to include a sports court and year-round hot tub! Greg and Gina manage the business and live on the ranch with their two children, Kristen and Cole, the sixth generation. Greg & Gina continue the agricultural tradition of running a beef cow-calf ranching operation.
We appreciate our loyal guests and extended family who continue to enable our family business to thrive. We have hosted visitors from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and parts of Europe.
Our lake level is dependent on abundant rainfall. Not to worry, there is never a drought of happiness at LMRV! We have many fun activities to keep the good times rolling!
We offer spacious sites with 20, 30 & 50 amp service. Open and shaded sites, pull-through and back-in’s up to 150 ft.
Perfect for a getaway or a season, our park has spacious RV sites and deluxe cottages.
Our Club House offers an inviting open space for guests and private parties.
Come and share with us a unique part of the Texas Hill Country.