Gästehaus Schmidt Thanksgiving Office Hours

Just a reminder for everyone: our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  If you have any concerns or problems on Thanksgiving Day, please call the manager or owner of the property you are staying in.  Their phone number will be in the house, and on the map we sent you.

If you are checking in on Thanksgiving, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 3 pm.

If you are checking out on Thanksgiving, if you are returning keys, drop them in drop slot in our front door after 11 am.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

We will reopen on Friday at 9 am.

Delicious Details Catered Thanksgiving Dinner

Delicious Details will provide you a traditional Thanksgiving meal your family will be talking about until Christmas! Your meal (Serves 12-14) will feature:

  • Roasted Turkey (10-14 lbs)
  • Traditional Cornbread Stuffing or their Famous Oyster Cornbread Stuffing
  • Creme Friache Potato Mashers
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Puff with Streusel Topping
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • Giblet Gravy

Enjoy a stress free holiday for just $260.00.

Call Delicious Details at 830-997-7879 to order of for more information

Available for pick up hot or cold

Thank You, Veterans!

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who had been killed in the Korean War.

World War I ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918.  A year later, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 of every year as Armistice Day, he said:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In 1953,  Alfred King, who owned a shoe store in Emporia, Kansas, had the idea to extend Armistice Day to include all veterans.  The Emporia Chamber of Commerce got behind the idea, and, a year later,  got a bill through Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans day, to honor all of America’s veterans.

While some calendars list it as Veteran’s Day, or Veterans’ Day (both are grammatically correct), the official spelling is Veterans Day.  Source

Gästehaus Schmidt would like to thank the Veterans of all our wars for the service and sacrifice.

Gillespie County Fair Parade – August 21

P1010240The parade down Main Street is the official opening of the 127th Gillespie County Fair.  One of the Hill Country’s biggest parades has over 100 units, marches down Main Street and includes floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more!  All are welcome to participate!

The parade begins at 10 am and usually ends around noon.

The police will block Main Street this morning beginning about 9:30 am. Check out is still at 11 am, but you may not be able to get to our office until after the parade.  As long as you leave your accommodation by 11 am, you can return the key at any time.

The best place to view the Fair Parade is from Marketplatz.

The parade should not disrupt check-ins, since check-in is at 3 pm.

July 4th Hours

Our office will have shorter hours on July 4th. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm. Also, the annual 4th of July Parade begins at 10 am, and the city closes Main Street about 9:30 am. If you are checking out of July 4, you may return your keys after the parade. (You still have to leave the property you are staying in at 11 am, unfortunately.)

We hope you enjoy your holiday in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the Texas Hill Country.

Memorial Day Hours

Our office will be open abbreviated hours on Monday, May 25. We will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. If you have a reservation arriving on Monday, please make sure you have the information sheet on your property. It has the key arrangements on it.

Happy Memorial Day!

Welcome to Our New Website!

After several months of work, we have launched our new website.  We hope you like all the hard work that has been done.

The new site has room for larger pictures, and is easier for us to change than the old one.  We’ve also added a blog where you can keep up with the things going on in at Gästehaus Schmidt.

Please let us know what you think, or make a suggestion by posting a comment.

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

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!

The Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island – April 10 to May 20

Presenting a month-long traveling exhibition by the Bullock Texas State History Museum presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. While Ellis Island’s location in New York made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia. The exhibition highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration including the dangers of the journey, making a life in a new land, navigating bureaucracy and confronting discrimination. On display at the Vereins Kirche, 100 block of West Main on Marktplatz, and sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted. Call (830) 990-8441 for more information.