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!

New Office Hours

Just a reminder: Our new office hours are in effect:

Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Gästehaus Schmidt Christmas Office Hours

We will have the following office hours over Christmas:

Monday, Dec 24 – 9 am to noon
Tuesday, Dec 25 – CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec 26 – 9 am to 8 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 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

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

Have a Merry Christmas!

Site Changes

We have changed the way we display the properties on our site.  The properties used to be in alphabetical order.  Now they are displayed in random order.  You can still view the alphabetical list by using the “Navigate Directly to a Property” drop down box to the left.

Please let us know what you think!

Vogel Orchard Pumpkin Season September 28 to October 31

For the second year, Vogel Orchard will open for the Fall with a real pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a Fall store, pumpkin and scarecrow decorating for the kids, antique tractors, pumpkin chunking, and more. You and your family will be able to pick your own pumpkin from 5 varieties in their expanded patch or buy them already picked.

They will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sundays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, through October 31.

Vogel Orchards is 2 miles west of Stonewall and 12 miles east of Fredericksburg on US Hwy 290.

Make Plans Now! Rockets 2011 – May 5-8

Rockets 2011 coming May 5-8Students from 50 participating High Schools across Texas will gather at Hillview ranch on the Willow City Loop on May 5 thorough 8, to launch 80 rockets they have designed and built as part of SystemsGo Aeroscience studies.

First-year rockets will launch one-pound payloads one mile high. Advanced students will launch rockets that exceed the speed of sound.

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 STEM fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries.

Their innovative Aeroscience Studies science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum uses inquisitive learning based on a problem- and project-based model to invoke and stimulate skills in design, development, testing, analysis, and innovation. Students experience hands-on research through design and development projects within the engineering industries. Endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.

For details, visit IgniteEducation.org or call 830-997-3567.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL
413 S. Washington St (830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal

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

AUSLANDER
323 E. Main (830)997-7714
Open 5 PM – 9 PM

AUSTIN’S-The RESTAURANT at ROSE HILL MANOR
2614 Upper Albert Rd (Stonewall) (877) 767-3445
Seatings 1 PM & 4:30 PM
Prix fixe 5 Course Dinner – Reservations Required

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

DAVID’S OLD FASHION PIT BBQ
342 W. Main (830)997-7753
Open 11 AM – 5 PM
Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

DENNY’S
1035 S. Adams (Hwy. 16 South) (830) 990-2806
Open 24 hrs Regular Menu

FREDERICKSBURG BREWING CO.
245 E. Main (830) 997-1646
Biergarten open for UT and A&M game

FREDERICKSBURG GOURMET COFFEE & TEA
321 W. Main (830) 997-8327
Open 8 AM – NOON

HILL COUNTRY DONUTS & KOLACHES
605 E. Main (830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM – 2 PM

HILL TOP CAFE
10661 US Hwy 87 North (830) 997-8922
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal-Reservations Required

LONGHORN STREET CAFÉ
621 Longhorn Street (830) 456-2768
Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal

RATHSKELLER – HILL COUNTRY BISTRO
260 E. Main (830) 990-5858
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations recommended

SILVER CREEK RESTAURANT
310 E. Main (830) 990-4949
Open 11 AM – 9 PM
Traditional Meal

SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP – WALMART
1435 E. Main St. (830)997-7444
Open 7 AM – 1 PM

THE PENALTY BOX
1311 Hwy 16 S. (830) 990-6929
Open 11 AM – 12 PM

WINSLOW’S
106 E. Main (830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM – 3 PM
Regular Menu

Hill Country Tour of Homes – 10/7-9

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. This tour is free and the public is welcome. Call (830) 895-5424 for more information.

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!

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

We watched in nervous apprehension as the City of Fredericksburg erected its custom-made 26 foot Christmas Pyramid at the Marktplatz in the gusty wind.  We watched the new Christmas tree as it was brought in, all 30 feet of it.  We’ve been waiting for when both are lit, signaling the start of the holiday season in Fredericksburg. The Lighting Ceremony is on Friday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz.