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.

Shopping

Shopping in Fredericksburg, Texas

Although Fredericksburg is quickly becoming known for the art galleries andand the Fredericksburg winery, visitors will find over 150 shops and boutiques. Shopping remains one of the primary reasons visitors come to Fredericksburg. The shops are found on and off Main Street in the seven block area from Elk Street on the east side of town to Edison Street on the west side of town. To find out more about shopping in Fredericksburg call the Visitors Bureau at 800 997-3600 or stop by one of the Visitor Center’s two locations – 302 East Austin Street or the Uptown Visitor Center on the corner of West Main and South Milam Streets.

ADZE COUNTRY MILL 208 N. Washington

AMBEANCE & ANTIQUES 215 W. Main

ANTIQUE HAUS 107 S. Llano

ANTIQUE MALL 1102 E. Main

BARON’S CREEK ANTIQUES 411 E. Main

B & N ARTWARE – 105 S. Adams

BURG’S CORNER – Stonewall

CAROLYN’S CORNER – 342 W. Main

CLEAR RIVER PECAN COMPANY – 138 E. Main

CORNERSTONE MARKET – 201 E. Main

CREATIONS IN JEWELRY – 222 E. Main

DAVIS AND CLARK EXPEDITIONS – 421 E. Main

DER ALTE FRITZ ANTIQUES 409 E. Main

DER KUCHEN LADEN – 258 E. Main

EASTERLING WESTERN WEAR – 107 N.  Adams

FISCHER & WIESER – 315 E. Main & 1406 South US Highway 87

FREDERICKSBURG FUDGE – 105 N. Llano

GALLERY OF PROMISE CREEK – 330 W. Main

SPRUCE GIFT SHOP – 231 W. Main

GRANITE & IRON SHOP – 206 E. Main

GRASSHOPPER & WILD HONEY – 113
E. Main

HAAS HANDWOVEN RUGS – 242 E. Main

HEAVY ACCENTS – 329 E. Main

HILL COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES
– 249-C E. Main

HILL COUNTRY OUTFITTERS – 109 E. Main

JABBERWOCKY ANTIQUES 105 N. Llano

JUDY’S LIQUOR – 411 S. Washington

JUST ANTIQUES, 418 E. Main

LYDIA ROSE 103 N. Adams

MAIN BOOK SHOP – 143 E. Main

Mc CABE ONLINE GALLERY

O’NEILL’S ANTIQUES 3.5 miles on Hwy. 290W

OPA’S SMOKED MEATS – 410 S. Washington

REMEMBER ME TOO 229 E. Main

RUSTIC STYLES – 414 E. Main

SHOULDA BEEN A COWBOY – 153 E. Main

SHOWCASE ANTIQUES 119 E. Main

TEXAS JACKS – 117 N. Adams

TEXAS WINE CELLAR – 217 1/2 E. Main

Urban Herbal – 407 Whitney St. (Entrance on Bluebird) – Friday & Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4

WHISTLE PIK GALLERY – 425 E. Main

WONDER HAUS – 322 E. Main

WILD GOOSE CHASE ANTIQUES 105 S. Llano

Texas Fest – July 16-17

Live horse racing, Chili Cookoff, Concerts and Dances including Sixteen Outlaw, Charlie Montague and Stephanie Urbina Jones. Concerts are at 8:30pm, tickets are $10.00.  All this is at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, on Highway 16 South.  Call 830-997-2359 for more information.

PCAA Concert in the Park – Oktoberfest Warm-up – September 11

Join the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance for the June Concert in the Park! Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic meal and friends! This is an encore concert this season and a pre-Oktoberfest warm-up polka dance, featuring Texas Dutchman, David Czarnek. Because the 30th Anniversary of Oktoberfest was such a huge success, the PCAA is presenting this concert as a sincere “thank you” to the community of Fredericksburg for the continued support they give toward the success of the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Oktoberfest is September 30, October 1 and 2.

Wineries

Texas Wineries near Fredericksburg

Texas is becoming more well known for their wine production. Local wineries have helped Texas become fifth on the nation’s list of top wine producers. These wineries include Becker Vineyards, Comfort Cellars Winery, Fredericksburg Winery and Grape Creek Vineyards, all with their lists of many awards. The Texas wineries in the Hill Country have a large choice of wines to offer.

Other popular wineries in the area include Bell Mountain Vineyards, Oberhof Winery, Woodrose Winery and Torre Di Pietra Winery. These Texas Wineries host tastings of newly released wines during the year along with wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations, and tours. Come and meet the vintners as you tour and taste.

Dates of Trail Events May Include:

  • February – Wine Lover’s Trails
  • April – Wine & Wildflower Trail
  • August – Harvest Wine Trail
  • October – Texas Wine Month Passport Trail
  • December – Holiday Wine Trail

For more information about these events call 1-866-621-9463 or check the website.

After sampling some wonderful wine from the local vineyards check out some of our Fredericksburg Texas shops to find a keepsake to take home. While making your plans to visit a local winery, choose from our variety of Hill Country lodging options including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt.

You can also book a Majesty Wine Tour through us.

Local Wineries


The Cabernet Grill Vintner Dinner Series featuring Grape Creek Vineyards – August 11

Date: 8/11/2011
Time: 6:30 PM

Event Description:
$59.95 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity

For reservations call 830-990-5734 / Advance purchase required

Menu

Jumbo Lump Blue Crab with avocado and coconut lime broth

Grape Creek Cuvee Blanc

 

Texas Gulf Shrimp

Smoked pepper crema, cucumber, dill

Grape Creek Pinot Grigio

 

Charbroiled Lockhart Quail with jalapeno waffles and cayenne honey glaze

Grape Creek Cabernet Blanc

 

“Harvest Ver-jus” Braised Veal Breast

Crispy eggplant, summer tomato and dry jack polenta

Grape Creek Bellissimo (Sangiovese-Merlot Blend)

 

Citrus Poached Fredericksburg Peaches

with Muscat Sabayon and Lavender Shortbread

Grape Creek Muscat Canelli

Chappybitty/Quassycheeky Powwow – 5/13-15

Happening this Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 beginning with a Grand Entry dance on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Fredericksburg behind the Hill Country University Center (across Baron’s Creek from Fort Martin Scott), the Chappybitty/Quassycheeky Powwow features Native American dance and drum competitions by competitors in full dress regalia. Gate fee is $5 daily for adults (or $10 for a weekend pass) and $3 daily for youth (or $5 for weekend pass). Children age 8 and younger are admitted free of charge. Watch three full days of competitions in all age groups and genders. Bring your own seating. Vendor and food booths will be available on site. For details, log on to Facebook.

TxDOT widening US 290

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and contractors began work on Monday, October 29, on a $2.8 million highway widening project. Improvements will include a left turn lane and shoulders along the one-half mile stretch of US Highway 290 E from Mariposa Drive to just east of Old San Antonio Road in Fredericksburg. Construction is anticipated to take approximately nine months to complete. Drivers are urged to use caution while in the area.