About Frio Country Resort

  • Frio Country Resort also known as Frio Country Cabins or Frio Country was established by Kenneth & Barbara Arthur in 1981. What began as a dream for the Arthur family with a few campsites and a couple of cabins has become a family tradition for thousands of “extended family” throughout the years! The Arthurs wanted every guest to become part of the Frio Family and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country the way they loved it. After the passing of Kenneth Arthur, Barbara decided to downsize and sold the business to her daughter Casey Arthur Whatley and her husband Bryan along with her “other daughter” Patti VanPelt & husband Tommy.

  • Bryan & Casey Whatley:
    Casey Arthur Whatley has been a part of the family business for over 30 years! She and her husband Bryan became “official Owners” in the spring of 2012 and continue the family tradition.

  • Tommy & Patti VanPelt:
    Patti & Tommy have been a part of Frio Country for over 30 years! It was a natural move to become owners of the business she has helped grow and love throughout the years.


Meet Our Friendly Team

Reservation and Special Events

  • Cassandra Perry:
    Cassandra is the manager of our Frio Country Office. She started her journey with Frio Country Resort right before our 2015 Season. She can assist you with any event inquiries! Weddings, Reunions and Corporate Retreats!
  • Heather Cangemi:
    Our newest team member! Heather has been with us since May 2015 and has been a great asset to our dedicated team. She can help you with large group reservations or company retreats.
  • Martha Tom:
    Martha is the most experienced of our reservation crew, she has been with us for over 5 years. She is the go to for all things Frio Country. This Leakey Native can help you with any and all your Frio Country needs.


  • Melissa Escobedo:
    Melissa has been a part of the Frio Country Family since 2011! During the busy season she keeps the Frio Country Store stocked and functioning. If you have a question about the area or float times she is happy to help!
  • Sonia Bell:
    Ms. Sonia is new to the Frio Country family and we are so HAPPY to have her! She is full of energy and loves to help our guests and customers! If you have any questions about the store, float trips and concerts she’s your girl!


  • Dennis Ullman:
    Dennis who can do anything Ullman has been a part of the Frio Family for over 20 years!  Dennis is known for his big heart and is a jack of all trades!  This man can fix anything and always happy to help out!  Dennis is also a ConCan Volunteer Fireman!
  • Ariel Onofre:
    This guy has been with the Frio Country Family since 2011. Ariel is always willing to lend a helping hand. His hard-working and witty personality makes him a perfect fit for the Frio Country Team.

House Keeping

  • House and Grounds Keeping Crew: This vital part of Frio Country has over 14 years of experience. Their ability to pay close attention to detail is what maintains our positive customer service. From keeping our rentals spick and span to making sure every blade of grass is trimmed, this group does it all! We are very grateful to have every single member of this reliable group.


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