House of the week; 209 North Acorn

209 North Acorn is an awe-inspiring property. This house is located in a residential neighborhood just a few short blocks to the main drag.  I love how when I first got to this property how I felt like I just stepped into a picture. The grass is so green and fresh, the paint color is so light and airy, and the place is as if it is straight out of a Home Decorator’s Magazine

The house is so crisp and fresh I can just imagine why the homeowner uses it as her vacation home. I think my favorite part of all is the gorgeous wood floors that really makes this home feel so warm. I am not going to lie either, I love houses with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. My dream kitchen is somewhat similar to what this house has to offer. Although this house is a two story house, it is only intended for two adults. The upstairs is for the use of the owners only when they come to town, which I can completely understand why they love it here so much especially when they too want to get away from it all.

Everything in this house is perfectly placed and that is what makes it so special. It is not elegance out of a museum, but a sophistication you don’t really see at many other places. I think for those who have their dream homes in mind, this really will suit you. With all the modern conveniences, such as a flat screen television, bright colors, and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, you really feel at ease here. After seeing this spotless place, I certainly am not ready to go home to my messy home.

Lodging For Sale

Lodging for Sale | Hill Country Homes for Sale | Texas

Gästehaus Schmidt members occasionally find a need to sell their property. As a service to these members, we present the following list of member lodging for sale. If you are a prospective buyer, we ask that you contact the Inn directly. The information listed in the Directory page is extracted here for the prospective buyer’s convenience:


Early Fredericksburg Farm House Style home in immaculate condition. Tastefully brought back to life with all the modern conveniences. Lots of natural light. Wonderful kitchen w/ large island and tile countertops. Beaded board walls in living. Original moldings and baseboards plus extensive moldings from Vintage Woodworks. New electrical, plumbing and insulation in 1965. The Doll House upstairs has outside access and is currently beening used as a successful B&B. 705 North Adams

Forget Me NotMLS No. 66531

Property Type: Residential
Added: Jun 13, 2013 at 13:51
Address: 104 E Centre, Fredericksburg
List Price: $398,000
Agent: Mimi BartelHistoric 1925 Basse Block home that has been beautifully restored and expanded. Pretty long leaf yellow pine floors, high ceilings, Plenty of room to add on to home or build a garage. Fenced corner lot with raised bed. Additional out-buildings. Current use is B&B.

Runnymede Country Inn

MLS No. 62092
Property Type: Commercial
Added: Oct 04, 2010 at 15:52
Address: 184 Fullbrook Lane, Fredericksburg
List Price: $1,295,000
Agent: Nancy Doyle
This lovely English Manor serves as a magnificent B&B complex & Conference center. Runnymede Country Inn is a turnkey operation situated on +/- 10 ac & just minutes from Fredericksburg’s Main Street, which features shopping, museums & wonderful restaurants. This income producing property is also nicely located near the county airport & golf course. Most furnishings convey. Beautiful views! Amenities include gazebo & in ground pool. Property features 8 B&B units plus an innkeeper’s cottage. Complete financial information & list of inventory will be furnished upon request. Go to to view a video of this beautiful property!

Set The Date!

The Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg invites everyone to help celebrate 2011 Preservation Week with its popular Holiday Home Tour and Tannenbaum Ball.

Set the calendar for 2011 Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour and Ball!
At the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas

Historic events set for Preservation Week December 3 – 10, 2011

Dates & Times

Tannenbaum Ball – Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7 p.m.

Holiday Home Tour – Saturday, December 3, 2011, Noon6 p.m.

Reserve the date for the largest annual fundraiser for the Gillespie County Historical Society, known for the Pioneer Museum Complex on Main Streetin historicFredericksburg,Texas.

Holiday Home Tour

Walk through some ofFredericksburg’s most striking homes decorated for the holidays, featuring historic properties and homes with unique architectural features.

Tannenbaum Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening with catered meal, live entertainment, dancing, raffle, and auction.

Sponsored by

The Gillespie County Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve and tell the story ofFredericksburg’s unique cultural heritage.





312 West San Antonio Street,Fredericksburg,TX78624

Romantic Ideas

Plan a Romantic Getaway – Fredericksburg, TX

Experience romance in the heart of the Texas Hill Country…

Charming accommodations, sweeping views, and southern hospitality combine to create the ideal setting for your next romantic getaway.  It is often a surprise to folks how romantic AND affordable a trip to Fredericksburg, TX can be!

Romantic Ideas & Add-Ons

Let us help you set the stage for the perfect vacation with your sweet heart! We offer a variety of suggestions to help add to the already romantic backdrop provided by the Texas Hill Country. All of our suggestions can be  included with any of our Fredericksburg lodging rentals:

  • Flower Arrangement – Request a beautiful bouquet to greet you upon arrival.
  • Fredericksburg Dining –  Plan a romantic dinner for two at an amazing local restaurant
  • “Romantic Dinner Drop” – Order-in and enjoy a quiet meal for two created by a local personal chef and delivered directly to you.
  • Main Street – Take a stroll downtown and pop into one of the many unique shops for a sweet treat or fun reminder of your vacation.
  • Enchanted Rock.– Go Star gazing with your sweetie from this beautiful Texas State Park, or take in the gorgeous Hill Country, especially phenomenal at sunset!

Romantic Weekend Wine Tours

Don’t forget to check out the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail –a collection of the area’s favorite wineries offering everything from tastings to special events. This is a fun way to experience the scenery in the Hill Country,  while staying in one of our great local rental accommodations!

  • Hill Country Express Wine Tours – Charter service for wine tours and other local sightseeing, create your own adventure weekend!
  • Texas Wine Tours – Short & long tours of the best local wineries, designed to be hassle-free and fully customizable, you can also request group or connoisseur wine tours.

Joining us in the spring?  Be sure to bring a camera, you’ll love seeing all of the wildflowers in full bloom!

Whatever you choose to do, we’re sure your weekend getaway will be romantic and memorable! For more help planning please feel free to contact us:  866-427-8374 or at

Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms -April 7-21

A celebration of the arrival of springtime and wildflower blossoms along with great shopping, Butterfly Gardens and special activities at the country’s largest working wildflower farm.

9:30 AM to 6 PM everyday. Chuckwagon-style dutch oven biscuts for sampling our delicious jams and jellies All Day on Saturday the 7th, 14, and 21st!!

At Wildseed Farms, 7 miles E on Hwy 290. (830) 990-8080.

“Am I There Yet?” Jeff Jung One Man Show

Now a travel writer and TV show producer, Jeff Jung is kicking off his national speaking tour back in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, where he was born and raised.  In a one-man-show format, Jeff will be talking about his global travels over the past 7 years at Fredericksburg Theater Company’s beautiful Steve W. Shepherd Theater.  It’s great for the avid traveler as well as the armchair variety.  He’ll share personal, funny travel stories and what he’s learned about life along the way.  He’ll also share his travel secrets for getting around for less while having better and deeper travel experiences.  There will also be a Kindle giveaway each night for ticket holders.

7:30 pm at the Steve Shephard Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.  General admission $29.99 per person.  Buy tickets online.

Happy New Year!

We wish you and your family a prosperous and Happy New Year.

Our office is closed today so we may celebrate the New Year with out families. We will reopen tomorrow at 9 am.

If you are arriving today, the keys will be delivered to the appropriate location by 3 pm. Please consult the map with the key arrangements we sent you.

Flint-knapping with the Ranger at Enchanted Rock – May 03 2014

Join park rangers Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north on RR 965, for a flint-knapping demonstration in the park. Learn Native American methods of making tools for the hunter-gatherer lifestyle adopted by many of the tribes that frequented the region at and around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Bring the family, water, and snacks. If you plan to hike around afterwards, make sure you bring good sturdy shoes.

10 am to 2 pm. Activity is free but standard park admission applies. Call (830) 685-3636 for more information.

House of the Week; Ravenwood Cottage

  With the holidays over I decided to take a drive about 10 miles west of town to view another one of our homes known as “Ravenwood Cottage”.  I could only imagine what this place was going to look like because my mom always says “pictures only tell half of the story.” Although I called the homeowner with only a moments notice, she still managed to make a welcoming so warm that I almost pulled out my credit card and book it for myself.

As I stood there on the front porch I could just fancy myself waking up first thing in the morning and drinking my cup of coffee on the front porch. You see nothing but beautiful trails in front of you and the deer just standing in front of the porch relaxed with you. After about 10 minutes of admiring the front porch I realized I hadn’t even made it past the porch, and I had to get inside the house.

As I lean in to turn the door handle I smell the aroma of lavender. As the door swung open my shoulders just fell, my heart felt full and my eyes started watering. I am not one to cry over a house, but this house automatically made me melt. Maybe it was the beautiful soothing music, or just the shock of what I started to feel as I closed the door behind me. I don’t honestly know what actually came over me at that moment, but it was something wonderful. It was as if the house literally was saying to me “Leave your worries at the door and I will take it from here”. 

One can honestly not envision the beauty of this place through pictures, let alone what you see with your own eyes. To really see the true beauty of this little cottage you have to feel its warmth and the feeling that comes over you. I have been hearing from customers and a few coworkers how amazing this house is, but trust me not even the slightest bit of imagery can be painted for this special place.

I remember the first customer I booked Ravenwood for and the story she shared with me. She told me how her and her husband had to get away because they had just been through a horrific event.She happened to be one of the first customers to stay there too. She was so hesitant to book this property because it didn’t have all the amenities she wanted, but she eventually caved and booked. She came in on check out day and all I can remember was her saying to  me “Thank you, it was more than perfect.” I knew at that moment this had to be a special place and of course as I have seen today, it really is truly more than perfect. 

In today’s world everyone is looking for the high end perfect amenities for their getaway such as a Jacuzzi tub, a hot tub, a king size bed, or even something with a fireplace, but this house does not need it. It has so much character that adding something like that may actually take away from the experience.

This homeowner put so much into this house that I really don’t want to ruin all the amazing surprises she offers. I think that is what amazed me so much more about this property because it is a rare gem. With the warmest hospitality, seclusion, and great overall feeling you get, I don’t think you can find a home like this anywhere else.