Merry Christmas!

marktplatz2010We are closed today so we can celebrate Christmas with out families.

We will deliver the keys to your accommodation, where appropriate, by 2 pm.

We will not be answering our on call phone, so please call the owner or manager of the property if you encounter any problems. Their name and number is on the information sheet we provided you. It is also posted in the room.

We will reopen Friday, December 26 at 9 am.

Merry Christmas!

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2013

413 S. Washington St
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal

203 E. San Antonio
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-1585
Seatings 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations highly recommended

323 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-7714
Open 5 PM – 9 PM

803 S. Adams
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-3161
Open 7 AM – 3 PM

Hwy.16 South ~ 1.5 mi
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-5734
Open 11 AM – 4 PM
Traditional Buffet

505 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 307-3346
Open from 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal

318 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-8100
Open 11 AM – 9 PM

342 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-7753
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

1035 S. Adams (Hwy. 16 South)
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-2806
Open 24 hrs
Regular Menu

605 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM –1 PM

10661 US Hwy 87 North
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-8922
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal-Reservations Highly Recommended

310 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-4949
Open 12 PM – 6 PM;  Bar open 12 PM – 2 AM
Regular Menu

1435 E. Main St.
Fredericksburg, Texas
Open 8 AM – 12 PM

1410 E. Main St.
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-8554
Open 6 AM – 3 PM
Regular Menu

915 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-9976
Open 5 AM to 1 PM

106 E. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM – 2 PM
Regular Menu

Note: Information provided by above restaurants. Please call to confirm hours.
Updated as of 10-30-13

HEB Foods , 407 South Adams, will be open from 6 am to 2 pm.

May launch dates set for Rockets 2012

SystemsGo, the Fredericksburg-based nonprofit organization that created the educational rocket program now used in about 50 high schools in Texas, has announced launch dates for 2012.

For the first time in five years of bringing students together for the launch, SystemsGo will conduct launches at two sites – one near Fredericksburg; the other near Houston. Exact locations and directions will be announced later.

The launch dates are:
Pre-Flight Dinner: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Launches: Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pre-Flight Dinner: Friday, May 11, 2012
Launches: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13, 2012

In the past, students have launched about 70 large rockets they have designed and built in their high school classrooms over the course of the school year. The launches are free and open to the public. Visitors can watch students assemble and launch, along with participating in educational activities, including model rocket building for young students.

The goal of the program is to promote engineering studies and research, develop work force skills, and encourage students to enter academic and career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries.

SystemsGo is endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.

More Information is available at • • 830-997-3567.


Joyce, Toni and Dee

It’s been a bumpy couple of weeks here.

On February 27, Dolores “Dee” Newman passed away at her daughter’s home in Durant, Oklahoma, after a five year battle with cancer.  Dee was born on November 18, 1947 in Durant.  She came to Fredericksburg in 1992 and started working at Gästehaus Schmidt in 1995 as administrative assistant and bookkeeper.

Antonette “Toni” Keating passed away on March 8 at her home in Fredericksburg after a long battle with cancer.  She was born January 15, 1941 in Fredericksburg.  After living in Austin for many years with her husband, Pat  (who passed away a few years ago), retired to Fredericksburg and operated Antonette Marie’s Wedding Chapel and Social Manor, and Das Kleine Nest Gastehaus.  She joined Gästehaus Schmidt in 1991, working part time in our office.

Long time homeowner Jack Glinkmann passed away on March 5 after a short battle with cancer.  He was a retired geo-physicist and worked in the oil industry for 35 years.  Jack and his wife Mary retired to Fredericksburg and opened Texas Star Guesthouse, Wandering Star Guesthouse and Evening Star Guesthouse.

Those who desire to do so may make memorial contributions in Dee and Toni’s  names to the American Cancer Society, and in Jack’s name to the Hill Country SPCA.

Gastehaus Schmidt New Years Hours

We will have the following office hours over New Years:

Monday, Dec 31 – 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, Jan 1 – CLOSED
Wednesday, Jan 2 – 9 am to 6 pm

 If you have any concerns or problems while we are closed, 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 New Years Eve and New Years Day, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

If you are checking out on New Years Day, and you are returning keys, drop them in drop slot in our front door after 11 am.

Happy New Year!

Mystery dinner, opera package among top auction items at Tannenbaum Ball – Dec. 4

ladies inspecting the prizes at the tannenbaum ballGuests at the Tannenbaum Ball on Saturday, December 4 can walk away with a diamond, a murder mystery dinner, trip to Santa Fe, or other select items while supporting the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

The Ball takes place at the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Park beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is the Diamond Anniversary in honor of the Society’s 75th year.

Auction items include a house for 12 in Santa Fe, murder mystery dinner, a condominium in Colorado, an antique gun, crawfish/shrimp boil for 40, a Houston Grand Opera package, plus fly fishing, a day hunt, gourmet dinner and helicopter ride. Among the Silent Auction items are a hand-painted heart on canvas, martini shaker and martini glasses, amethyst & rhodalite garnet necklace, small silver tree with ornaments and gift for underneath, hand-painted wine glasses, and a table runner-silver animal print. New items are coming in daily.

The Society is also offering prize tickets for a .75-carat oval diamond valueda sante fe b&b that is one of the prizes at tannenbaum ball at $2,200 donated by Segner’s Jewelers. Prize tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from Segner’s Jewelers at 236 W. Main St, Fredericksburg TX; Janie Trantham at 830-990-9675 or email at; or Pam Spruiell at 830-997-5809 or email at

All guests will enjoy dancing to Austin’s top show band – Groove Daddy. The 10-piece group plays popular tunes from the 1950s to today.

Carte Wheels will cater a full course meal featuring Roasted Beef Tenderloins Tournedo, Smoked Gouda Mashers, and Fine French Beans, with Apricot Bread Pudding for dessert.

Tickets for the ball are $100 per person and may be purchased online at, or by calling 830-997-2835. For the first time, guests can reserve seating at the ball for $125 per person. Seats can be reserved only by calling 830-997-2835.

The Holiday Home Tour takes place on the following Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon until 6 p.m. This year’s tour features seven first-time homes decorated for the holiday season. Tickets for the Home Tour are $25 per person and include tour booklet. Details and tickets are available online at

The Home Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society. Details and tickets may be purchased by contacting the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835, or by visiting the web site.

Golf Course Closed for Major Renovations

Although the public Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course is closed through early fall for renovations, you can still practice hitting balls or your swing in Fredericksburg at this facility’s practice range. Once renovations are complete, this beautiful 18-hole course will be brought to United States Golf Association (USGA) specifications, with improved putting surfaces, rebuilt sand bunkers and improved cart asphalt pathways. And to ensure the greens stay green, the course irrigation system will also be upgraded and will continue to use gray water. Stop by this golf course on U.S. Hwy 16 S. for breakfast and lunch at the grill (open daily except Monday mornings) and to watch the progress. And starting in late February, resident head golf pro Alan Wooley will give Thursday evening ‘progress’ tours of the facility. To receive e-mailed updates on the renovations and these tours, call the pro shop at (830) 997-4010 to be added to the recipient e-mail list.

Gästehaus Schmidt Gift Certificates On Sale

Are you wondering what to buy your loved one, friend, boss or business associate for a birthday or anniversary?  A Gift Certificate to a Bed & Breakfast or Guest House is the perfect solution.  Just call 866-427-8374 toll free and purchase a gift certificate .  The recipient can check on-line and choose the home that is perfect for them!

Our gift certificates are good for two years, so they will have plenty of time to decide on a perfect time to visit!

Labor Day Office Hours

In order to celebrate Labor Day, Gastehaus Schmidt will only be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, September 1. If you are arriving on Monday, please check your information sheet for your holiday key arrangements.

Enjoy your holiday!