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.

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.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

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.

The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations. 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!

2015 Texas VW Classic – April 18-19

texas-vw-classic-logoA weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, on highway 16 south. Roll through the Hill Country on the Bluebonnet Cruise followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday. The Big Show is on Sunday with an awards presentation at 3 pm. At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Please check the website, www.texasvwclassic.com for more information as it becomes available.

Daily 8 am to 10 pm. Spectators are free.

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: “Spring Soups & Salads” – April 18

“Spring Soups & Salads”. 11 am. $65 per person. Enjoy some hearty and healthy soup and salad recipes while learning how easy they are to make.

Contact URBANherbal to custom design your private class/party for a couple’s retreat, for your group or organization, bridal or baby shower. Our preset classes are small and intimate maximum of 10 participants. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date in order to obtain a refund. See our website for more details. 407 Whitney Street.

Reserve you seat now!! wvarney@urbanherbal.com or 830-456-9667.

Trade Days at Sunday Farms

Shop with over 300 vendors, where you can find acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, unique clothing, jewelry, and food. Relax in the biergarten while listening to live music!

Fri. and Sat. 9AM – 6PM, Sun. 9AM – 4PM

$3.00 parking fee – good for all 3 days

Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms is 7 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on Highway 290. Call (830) 990-4900 for more information.