Gastehaus Schmidt Easter Office Hours

Gastehaus Schmidt will be closed Easter Sunday so that we may celebrate with our families. We will be open regular hours on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Friday 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Easter Sunday- Closed

Monday – 9 am to 6 pm

If you have a reservation with us and you are checking out on Sunday, just drop the keys through the key drop on our front door. If you are arriving on Sunday, we will deliver your key, where applicable, by 3 pm, our new check-in time.

If you encounter a problem on Sunday, please contact the manager or owner on the map we emailed you.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates | Texas Hill Country Places to Vacation In

What better way to enjoy your favorite vacation destination than to share it with those you love?  Give the gift of a wonderful and memorable Texas Hill Country vacation!  An area known for its charming hospitality is the perfect way to let someone know you appreciate them, celebrate a special occasion, or treat them to a great surprise.

We offer a variety of gift certificate options, from quiet romantic weekend getaways in Fredericksburg to fun filled family vacations in the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Simply fill out the form below and our vacation planners will call and assist you with customizing the perfect trip for your friend or loved one.

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Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Honk!” – 7/6-15

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles and Drewe’s musical Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions, on many different stages and in many different languages.

Seen by over 5 million people, Honk! has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical – beating the Lion King and Mamma Mia for the prize!

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” Honk! Tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Eventually, Ugly’s mother finds him frozen in snow. Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and the two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly’s loyal mother.

Performance times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm at 1668 Highway 87 South – Steve W. Shepherd Theater

Tickets on sale Monday, June 18th, 2012

Adult tickets $20, Youth 18 and under $5.50

Group discounts available. Please call box office for more information: 830-997-3588

Beyond Fredericksburg

Explore the Area | Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Activities


Kerrville is a beautiful 22-mile drive from Fredericksburg, TX and the Gastehaus Schmidt office. . Settled in 1856 Kerrville is the County Seat of Kerr County. It is known for it’s more than two-dozen boys’ and girls’ camps, dude ranches and religious encampments. Its terrain is rugged cedar and live oak-covered hills, picturesque green valleys and beautiful Guadalupe River. Whitetail deer are numerous. Activities in Kerrville include city parks, tennis center, public and private golf courses, horseback riding, camping, bicycling, shopping and more.

Among the events of Kerrville, the most popular is The Kerrville Music Festival, every spring – there is also the Folk Festival, Bike Tours, Runs, a Cowboy Camp Meeting, Various Cook-Offs, Senior Games, Fairs, Shows and Concerts. Attractions include the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, Hill Country Museum, Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, the National Center for American Western Art and the Riverside Nature Center.

Another attraction to the Kerrville area is the James Avery Jewelry factory and store. James Avery jewelry has become well know for it’s Christian design and quality workmanship.


Comfort is approximately 50 minutes northwest of San Antonio and is call by the locals of Comfort the “Star of the Texas Hill Country. The town was founded in 1854 by German pioneers who came upon this site with clear flowing water nestled in the picturesque valley, where Cypress Creek joins the Guadalupe River, and were reminded of the Old Country. It is an unincorporated rural community nestled in the charming and comfortable valley where Cypress Creek joins the Guadalupe River.

Besides the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, Comfort has a large number of antique dealers, gift shops, restaurants, and a general store in what may be the best oldest business district in continuous use in Texas. Rich in history Comfort boasts nearly one hundred pre – 1910 buildings within walking distance of the town center, and this is why a large part of Comfort has been designated a National Historic District.

Comfort is a popular tourist area with numerous camps along the Guadalupe River operated by various civic organizations. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and camping during summer months. Hunting is popular during the fall and winter. Comfort also throws several well attended events each year including their annual Independence Day Celebration and their popular Christmas Parade in December.

Hunt & Ingram

Hunt is located at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River, was named for the friend of the founder; Alvie Joy in 1912. Alvie Joy built the first post office for Hunt residents who were mostly farmers and shingle makers. Dating from the 1920s private camps were built along the banks of the river and still thrive every season.

The Plainsmen at Pat’s Hall – July 21

Come on out to Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road, Sunday afternoon, July 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to hear The Plainsmen. This is a classic country and western swing band playing dance favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The band is led by Homer Whisenant of Dripping Springs, rhythm guitar and vocals; Donnie Mauldin of Johnson City, bass guitar and vocals (Donnie played Pat’s Hall in the ’70’s with Lynn Cryder and the Crosscountrymen); Bert Rivera of Burnet, steel guitar (Bert has played Pat’s Hall numerous times in the past — he was Hank Thompson’s steel guitar player for many years); Tim Campbell of Austin is on drums (Tim has been a professional drummer for over 20 years and has played Texas dance halls extensively during that time); and Lamar Pecorino of Austin, keyboard and vocals (Lamar has played in country dance bands for over 30 years in Central Texas). Tickets $8.

Movies Under the Starts at the LBJ Ranch: A Hard Day’s Night – October 3

Just like the Johnson family enjoyed in the 1960′s. This month the LBJ Ranch is showing “A Hard Day’s Night”, the Beatles first movie, and featuring Beatles music by “The Eggmen” from Austin. The program starts at 6 pm when The Eggmen will play the first of two 50 minute sets. At 8:30 pm, the park will show the film. Guests are encouraged to begin arriving at 5 pm and all are invited to dress up in Beatles clothing and 60′s attire for a chance to win prizes for best costumes. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks.

6 pm. Free.

For further information and driving directions, please call 830-868-7128, ext. 244.

“Tis the Season for Jewels” at Artisans – December 6

artisans bison logo_web (1)Enjoy this jewelry trunk show showcasing the fabulous talents of our finest jewelry artists including Cynthia Bloom, Julie Konvicka, Marion Loucks, Nicole Lozano and Cathy Poquette. Witness their art come to life through demonstration and enjoy their latest creations. During First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Artisans will have unique gift wrapping available during the event to create an exceptional gift for that someone special! The gallery will close at 6 pm for the holiday parade.

11 am to 6 pm.

Artisans at Rocky Hill is at 234 West Main Street. Call 830-990-8160 for more information.

Liverpool Legends at Rockbox Tonight

LiverpoolLegendsThe Celebrity Series presents notable touring artists in concert at Rockbox, in addition to the regularly-scheduled shows featuring our resident cast of entertainers.

The 2013 Celebrity Series continues January 16 with ‘The Liverpool Legends’.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – 7pm Wed, January 16

LIVERPOOL LEGENDS are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles – to recreate the band that changed the face of music forever!

Members of Liverpool Legends have toured the world, playing in historic venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Cavern Club in Liverpool, recording at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London and performing with Denny Laine (co-founder of Wings with Paul McCartney), Pete Best (the original Beatles drummer) and the Boston Pops. They appeared on The Travel Channel’s “Beatlemania Britain” and headlined “International Beatles Week” in Liverpool where 100,000 Beatles fans jammed Victoria Street to hear them in concert. Liverpool Legends received national attention as they re-created The Beatles 1966 concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in 2005 and now are the first and only Beatles Tribute to star in a continuing showcase in Branson, Missouri!

For tickets, call the box office at 830.997.7625.

Historic School Open House at Grapetown School – April 30

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Grapetown School on Grapetown Rd., off U.S. Hwy 290 East. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street. Please call (830) 669-2855for more information.