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

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.

House of the Week; Blue Sky Ranch

I know that most of the time I get phone calls looking for a property located in town, as in close enough to walk. I personally have seen mostly all the in town properties, but have yet to experience all of the great places we have outside of downtown. I decided to finally go and see one of our properties west of town called Blue Sky Ranch. This property is only a short drive about 3 1/2 miles on the highway and then another 3 miles from there. In reality it took me about 10 minutes to get there from the center of town.

Blue Sky Ranch is really a unique property. When I first pulled up to the property I was already aware that the owner is an artist, but I was not aware of all of his work. Entering through the blue gate and then driving along side many iron sculptures you immediately feel like you have driven to a modern art museum.  Aside from all the amazing art work you see three walking trails the owner has created. I almost felt like reliving my old camping days and stop my trip there. I didn’t really care much about getting to the house anymore. I was at ease and ready to go walking. On each trail the owner has put his own creations simultaneously throughout making the names of the trail a reality.

Even though I could keep going on and on about these walking trails I had to keep going to get to the reason why I went out to Blue Sky in the first place, to see the house. Although the house is green, it really is a cute little house. You are angled in a way where you can only see a small, very small, portion of the homeowner’s house, and that small section is the side of his house too. So if someone asks if it is private, I would consider it very private. Entering from the front porch you have an amazing feel of “I’m home” come over you. It is not set up like most guesthouses, with your standard layout of glamour, but this house actually feels like you are home. The owner has certainly put some thought into his place and for that it is really appreciated. With a fully loaded kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, and of course the lovely whirlpool tub in the master suite, you really get a love for this home away from home property.

I think of all the things I could rave about for this property was certainly the serenity of the walking trails and the creative homemade scenery in admirable places. I could go on and on about this, but I think by now I have painted some imagery of this property, but don’t worry I have taken a few photos of my experience out there if you can’t picture what I saw. I know that some look a little gloomy and for that I am sorry we finally had rain and I wasn’t about to get frustrated due to it. I hope you too will enjoy Blue Sky Ranch on one of your next ventures to the Hill Country. I can promise you this, if you are looking for a getaway from all the hustle and bustle or a place to get your creativity to spark this really is a great place to help you do that. 

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.

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Find Lodging In Fredericksburg, TX 78624

When planning a vacation to Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country, deciding on the perfect vacation rental property depends on the many wishes of those you’re travelling with, your group size and your overall goal of taking a vacation here in the first place.

A Variety of Fredericksburg Rentals In Texas Hill Country

At Gastehaus Schmidt, we offer a wide selection of properties for you to choose from, all with a certain extra country appeal that is characteristic of Fredericksburg and rentals in the Texas Hill Country. Please take the time to browse our vacation rental properties by the category that strikes your fancy the most or choose from the list of our most popular lodging accommodations:

      • In Town Rentals –If being close to shopping, restaurants, or the general buzz of quaint downtown Fredericksburg is what you’ve been seeking, then you’ll be delighted to find free-standing guest houses or bed & breakfasts in residential neighborhoods.  These vacation homes offer the ease and convenience of a location close to town. Come take a look…
      • Rural Cabins – This area of the Texas Hill Country is famous for tiny homes &cabins nestled privately amongst the hills, each with its own rustic style and appeal. Some are even large enough to host events, but maintain that modest charm that the area is known for.
      • Texas Hill Country Lodging – These rentals come in all shapes and sizes, including private guest houses, and waterfront properties. Some of them are even pet friendly so that no member of the family is left behind!
      • Pet Friendly Cabins & Homes – If you want to bring the entire family, pets and all, then checkout these vacation rentals that are completely pet friendly.

Friendly Vacation Rental Services For All Lodging Options

Of course, the friendly staff here at Gastehaus Schmidt is always willing to help answer your questions. In the event our website doesn’t provide all the answers to your vacation rental needs; by all means contact us by telephone or email. Our office will have the latest, most up to date information on individual accommodations, and our expert vacation rental specialists are always excited to help you in your selection process. Additionally we always remind guests to please be sure to ask about anything that is special to you so that we may do our best to provide you with the greatest lodging experience we can.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to move guests to an equal or higher priced accommodation at no extra charge to the guest. In that event, the guest has the right to cancel the reservation at no charge.

Tenore to Perform at Rockbox – July 19-21

Tenore is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning trio from the founder of the Canadian Tenors. They will be bringing 2 shows to the Rockbox the weekend of July 19 – 21. Friday and Saturday they will be performing the classic Italian love songs, tunes from the musicals we all know and a few inspirational pieces. Sunday, the trio will be staying to sing a full show dedicated to the greatest hymns of all time. Tickets available by phone or online.

$32-$50 per person. 8 pm showtime on Friday; 4:30 and 8 pm on Saturday; 3 pm on Sunday.