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

October 31st, 2014 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!

Gästehaus Schmidt Gift Certificates On Sale

October 31st, 2014 by Jeff

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!

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: “Thanksgiving Dinner” – November 1

October 30th, 2014 by Jeff

URBANherbal_logo 1“Thanksgiving Dinner”  4 pm.  $125 per person.  Includes appetizers, entree, sides and dessert.

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.

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

Dogvember Fest

October 29th, 2014 by Jeff

Throw us a bone! 1st Annual event to be held at the future site of the Fredericksburg Dog Park located in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 south.  Bring the family and your leashed dogs and enjoy the festivities, donate and tour the land granted by the City of Fredericksburg!  Activities include “Yoga with Your Dog” at 9 am, “Get Fit with Fido” at 10:30 am and contests for Best Dog Tricks, Best Dog Costume and Best Dog & Owner Costume – judging begins at 11:10 am.

8:30 to 11:30 am.  All donations will support the construction of the Fredericksburg Dog Park.

Hill Country Tour of Homes – October 17-26

October 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

The Hill Country Tour of Homes provides a special look into the quality homes and land sites within the Hill Country. Dream, plan and build your future home. Hours are Friday 1:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00pm. Admission is $5.00. Call (830) 895-5424 for more information.

Grapetown Road Bridge Closed Until May 2015

October 20th, 2014 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.)

 

 

Old Railroad Tunnel Bat Cave

October 18th, 2014 by Jeff

detourNightly May through October – every evening at dusk, up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge! Thursday through Sunday watch from the lower viewing area and enjoy the educational presentation by a park interpreter. For current emergence time, please call the Bat Hotline. Bat emergence is unpredictable and is not guaranteed.

Upper viewing area is free. Fee for the lower viewing area is $5 per person regardless of age and is limited to the first 70 people, first come first served.

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. Continue left to go to Alamo Springs Cafe, and the Bat Cave.

(Click here for a Google Map.)

 

Indian Artifact Show – October 18

October 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Fine pre-1900 Native American artifacts from Texas & other parts of the U.S. will be on display during this event at the Lady Bird Johnson Park’s Pioneer Pavillion – including arrowheads, pottery, trade-era beads, and Indian jewelry.

Food and beverages will be for sale. Admission is $6 per person, and kids under 14 are free. Hours are from 8 am until 4 pm. The Pioneer Pavillion is a 432 Lady Bird Drive in Fredericksburg’s Lady Bird Johnson Park.

Pumpkin Season is Here!

September 26th, 2014 by Jeff

b3430c1e-52e0-4dc8-bdd8-aa85a2a8d0b8After a good 2014 peach season, “pumpkin season” has begun at Vogel Orchard. They are currently open Fridays/Saturdays/Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. Ready-picked or pick-your-own pumpkins grown on site by the Vogel family are currently available. Varieties include Cinderella, Jarradale, Big Max, Casperita, and Pie Pumpkins. Jack O’Lanterns will soon be available as well.

Pumpkin season runs through the end of October at Vogel Orchard, 12862 E US Hwy 290.

St. John Lutheran Annual Homecoming – September 25

September 24th, 2014 by Jeff

The St. John Lutheran Annual Homecoming event to honor the ancestors who founded this community and the church (which was built in 1897) will be held this Sunday, September 25 at the church at 14689 Lower Crabapple Road, in Fredericksburg. This event begins with a worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at noon. Cost for lunch is by donation. For details, call 830-685-3385.