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FISD Band Turkey Dinner – February 1

January 29th, 2015 by Jeff
Help support the Fredericksburg Independent School District Band during the annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on U.S. Hwy 16 S. Stick around for the multi-band concert beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cost per plate is $10 at the door, $9 advance purchase, with available dine in or drive through, and proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Band Boosters.

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show – January 31

January 28th, 2015 by Jeff

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the US including arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases and books. Great door prizes. Food available. At the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 South.

8 am to 4 pm. Admission is $6 per person. Call (830) 626-5561 for more information.

Eat. Drink. Be Inspired. Hill Country Film Society Fundraiser – January 30

January 27th, 2015 by Jeff

Third annual event that will feature the documentary short film The One Who Builds and presentation/Q&A with co-director, Hillary Pierce. The One Who Builds tells the story of the life and works of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of a refugee resettlement organization in Greensboro, North Carolina. To be held at Hoffman Haus, 608 E. Creek, and offering Pedernales Brewing Company beer, wine and sensational bites from Otto’s. Proceeds benefit the Hill Country Film Society, sponsor of the annual Hill Country Film Festival. Call (830) 997-6739 for more information.

6:30 pm. $125 per couple; $75 per individual.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

January 26th, 2015 by Jeff

Tasting room at Pedernales BrewingPedernales Brewing Company, opens their tasting room this Friday from 3to 5 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. There are tours every hour. Shirts and t-shirts are also for sale. After a long morning of Wine Tours, top it off with a brewery tours!

Pedernales Brewing Company is at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail just south of Fredericksburg on US Highway 87 South. Look for the flags on your left. Call 830-998-7486 for details.

Closed in the event of rain.

Jewelry Trunk Show at The Secret Garden – January 29-30

January 26th, 2015 by Jeff

Main Street retailer, The Secret Garden, 102 E. Main, will be hosting a jewelry trunk show by Western Vintage Revival.   Hours on Thursday will be 10 am to 5:30 pm.  Hours on Friday will be 10 am to 8 pm.  There will be an evening cocktail reception for the artist and all are welcome.  Hours on Saturday will be 10 am to 6 pm.  At 6 pm, the store will close for a private party where the public is invited for a complimentary dinner with the jewelers and to design and make your own piece of jewelry.  Please bring your own broken china to design your own custom jewelry! Reservations are required for the dinner as seating is limited.  Please call (830) 997-5507 to make your reservation.

Art & Vino Painting Class at The Yellow Door Studio – January 27

January 25th, 2015 by Jeff

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and come paint with us! All supplies are provided, as are experienced local artists and teachers, Jill Holland and Shannon Birchum, who lead you step-by-step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. The theme for the January class is “Love You to the Moon”. The Yellow Door Studio is Fredericksburg’s first community arts education center, offering a variety of artistic training for all levels and abilities. Come have fun with us!

6 to 8 pm at 810 N. Llano. $45 per painter. Call (830) 456-0422 for more information.

Plan Your Visit to Fredericksburg, TX with Our Free Smartphone App

January 24th, 2015 by Jeff

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations in Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

Email Problems

January 23rd, 2015 by Jeff

For the last couple of weeks, it seems as if none of our confirmation emails has been delivered. This coincides with a mail server problem with our Internet Service Provider which is still unresolved. They assure us that the matter is being addressed, but they do not have any idea when it will be fixed.

If you have made a reservation with us and still have not received your email confirmation, please contact us at our toll free number 866-427-8374. We have a workaround that seems to be working.

Grapetown Road Bridge Closed Until May 2015

January 22nd, 2015 by Jeff

detourIf you want to visit Alamo Springs General Store and Cafe the Old Railroad Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Bat Cave, you will have to take an alternate route. If you are staying at Hill Country Bungalow, Grape Creek Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, or Hill Country Vista Ranch, you need to take that route as well. The bridge over the Pedernales River is being rebuilt.

From the Nimitz Museum, go east on US 290 for about 5 miles to the Cain City Road. Turn right. and drive about two miles. At the Yield sign, turn right and take the next left (Broadway Street). Drive Broadway until it intersects with Grapetown Road. Take a left to go to Grape Creek Bungalow, Hill Country Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, Alamo Springs Cafe, and the Bat Cave. Turn right to reach Hill country Vista Ranch.

If you would like a new map for your reservation, please call us toll free at 866-427-8374.

(Click here for a Google Map.)

 

 

Forget Someone’s Birthday? Get Them a Gastehaus Schmidt Gift Certificate!

January 21st, 2015 by Jeff

It’s never too late to give someone a belated birthday gift. Gästehaus Schmidt has the perfect gift for the people in your life: a Gift Certificate to their favorite guesthouse or bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas or the Texas Hill Country!

Our Gift Certificates are valid for two years, giving your friends plenty of time to find the perfect occasion to visit.

It’s not too late! Call us at 866-427-8374 and get your Gift Certificate now!