The Return of Pat’s Hall

If you grew up in Fredericksburg before 1990, you remember Pat’s Hall. That’s where you went on Friday night after the football game, and on Saturday to meet your friends. In April 2012, it will be back. Sort of. I can’t wait to sit at a table out by the old oak tree.

4th Annual Fredericksburg PBR

40 of the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riding) best riders and some of the crankiest bulls around make this a must see event.  Enjoy the professional bull riders along with the future one who take part in the “Best of the Best Mutton Bustin’ Challenge” for kids.  Dance after the show to live music by Zach Edwards. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive.

Gates open at 5:30 pm; start time 7:30 pm.  $20 at the gate.  Advance tickets, box seats and children’s tickets are also available.

Book Signing at Pioneer Museum – January 23

Randy Rupley, local author and translator, will be signing his recently published book which is a translation of the novel by Friedrich Armand Strubberg, Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg: The Colony of the German Noblemen’s Society in Texas) on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 A. M. until noon at the Pioneer Museum. Mr. Rupley is actively involved in translating German manuscripts into the English language.

You are invited to share a different perspective on the history of Fredericksburg in the 1850’s. Friedrich Armand Strubberg who was also known as Dr. Schubert first published the book written in German in 1867. Most of the stories concerning the adventurous life of this character are based on the sensational stories he wrote himself. They contain important eyewitness accounts of events as well as personal observations and his opinions. He may not be remembered as a great colonizer, but he certainly deserves to be remembered as a great novelist who wrote about the early activities in the Texas Hill Country.

His book is available for purchase at the Pioneer Museum Gift Shop at 325 W. Main Street.


Lodging Deals & Specials in Fredericksburg, TX

Looking to escape to the Texas Hill Country without breaking the bank?  Let Gastehaus Schmidt help you find the perfect Fredericksburg vacation rental special, and you’ll be kicking back and relaxing in no time!  The Fredericksburg area is sure to please your whole group, with its variety of fun activities, delectable cuisine, and scenic attractions.

Gastehaus Schmidt is pleased to offer discounts on various Hill Country Lodging properties in conjunction with Fredericksburg Artists School. Please note that specials must be mentioned when booking in order to be applied to reservations.

Unless otherwise noted, all specials are restricted to Sunday through Thursday only, and do not include Holidays and Events. In addition, specials cannot be combined.

To see which properties are eligible for each special, click on the image to the left of the corresponding description.  Please note, not all properties have special offers available.

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Pet Friendly

Fredericksburg Pet Friendly Lodging

What is a family vacation without your four-legged family members?  We’re proud to offer a variety of Texas Hill Country accommodations that are pet friendly.  Choose your favorite from the list below and start planning your vacation today!

Planning and preparation are key factors in successful travel with pets.  Some of our tips for hassle free pet-friendly travel:

  • Make sure your pet has proper identification with contact information
  • Find a local vet, and have their contact information handy
  • If possible, bring your pet’s bed or a favorite blanket from home
  • Have plenty of toys, food, and water on hand
  • Be aware of area wildlife, avoid contact if possible
  • Pack a simple pet first-aid kit that includes assorted bandages, antiseptic cream, any necessary medications (ask your veterinarian to suggest products and dosages for your pet), gauze squares, and the phone numbers of your veterinarian, a national poison control hotline, and a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital

By making a reservation with a pet, I agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt pet policy.


2 blocks from Main St – Walking Distance to Shops, Restaurants, and Festivals – Queen Beds – Tub/Shower – Full Kitchen – Cable TV – Front Porch with Rockers – Back Patio Overlooking Large Yard – Kid Friendly – Pet Friendly

Green’s Guest House

6 Blocks from Main St. – King, Double, and Twin Beds – Full Kitchen – HD Cable TV – WiFi – Front & Back Porch – Washer/Dryer – Kid Friendly – Pet Friendly

Elizabeth’s Haus by the Creek – The Tree Haus

Winter Special: Dec- Feb – $99/night Sunday through Thursdays, excluding holidays

13 miles from Fredericksburg, close to the Bat Tunnel and Alamo Springs Cafe – Queen Bed – Breakfast Fixings – Full Kitchen – Satellite TV – WIFI – Upstairs Deck – Kid Friendly – Pet Friendly – Great area for Walking & Cycling – 10% Military discount (ID required at check-in)

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.

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:

  • 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!

  • 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

Historic Schools: Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, preserving the past to enrich the future. This event raises funds to help preserve the twelve historical former rural school buildings currently being used as public community centers in Gillespie County. Enjoy a chicken BBQ meal with all the trimmings as a drive-thru or dine-in at the American Legion Hall, 724 South Washington. Cost is $8 per plate donation, while it last. Call (830) 685-3385 for more information.


Lodging and Vacation Rentals in Fredericksburg, TX


Gästehaus Schmidt offers free reservation services for Texas Hill Country lodging, bed and breakfasts, and country inns. Choose from a variety of lodging options in several local towns, including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt, TX. All of our properties are researched and hand-picked to bring you only the best accommodations in the area.

No matter which type of lodging options are important to you, our large variety of properties in the Texas Hill Country provides something for everyone.Bring the kids along, or plan a romantic getaway in Texas! Our bed and breakfasts are typically run by an in-house owner and provide a full, sit-down breakfast, usually served around a communal dining table or hand delivered to your room. Our guest homes and rentals are usually a bit more private – the owner generally lives elsewhere and you’ll ordinarily have the place to yourself. However, you’ll be on your own for meals and clean-up. Whether you prefer a charming inn with exceptional service or your own home away from home, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in our array of properties. For our guests that love their four-legged friends, we also have a wide selection of pet-friendly rentals available.

Visit and relax in the small town charm of Texas Hill Country

Hill Country consists of a number of small, vibrant communities. Each has a lot to offer its visitors, and as a service to you, we provide information on a number of area businesses. We prefer to be a free and convenient liaison between local business owners and you; as a result, you will find information and links to local things to do in the various Hill Country communities from country golf courses, wineries, museums, restaurants, Texas Hill Country wineries, hiking and biking trails, shops, and wedding services and venues. Be sure and check our Calendar of Events for seasonal festivals and fairs.

Extensive selection, quality properties, and exceptional service – all at no charge to you. Our goal is to make your vacation an enjoyable experience from the moment you begin planning your trip to the moment you return home. We’re confident you’ll be back to enjoy our lodging options in Fredericksburg, TX, and we’ll still be here to provide you with all of the information you need to make your vacation one to remember.

Effective January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full 10 days before your arrival.