Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the fbglodging.com website. On some pages, you can make requests for project quotes. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:


Mailing address

Email address

Phone number

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when request a quote only to help you find an appropriate vacation rental. We do not share this information with outside parties except as authorized by you, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law..

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:

We do not allow people under the age of eighteen to make reservations.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (866) 427-8374 or send us an email at info@gastehaus.com.

Terms of Service

You agree that you are of legal age to enter into this agreement, and that the information you submit is true or accurate. You agree to pay for all goods and services that you, or those using your account, ordered through the site, including taxes. All legal disputes will be resolved in Gillespie County.

Upon making a reservation, Gastehaus Schmidt will send a confirmation (via snail mail, fax, or email). Please check over the information. Ultimately, it is a guests responsibility to double check dates and location of reservation. Any questions should be directed to the Gastehaus Schmidt office at 830-997-5612. Please bring the confirmation and map with you when you come to town. It has the address to your guesthouse in it. Failure to bring your map is not a valid reason for cancellation.

  • Reservations made online are subject to homeowner restrictions. If there is a problem, Gästehaus Schmidt will contact you as soon as possible.
  • Upon making a reservation, you agree to the cancellation policy provided on this site.
  • Check in is anytime after 3 pm. Gästehaus Schmidt will not release keys before check-in.
  • Check-out time is 11 am. For late check-outs, a late charge equal to one-half night’s stay will be applied to your credit card.
  • Registered guests are responsible for any damage done to a home and or extra cleaning fees. Should additional (above and beyond the norm) cleaning be required, your credit card will be charged $25/hour fee. Some homes charge by the bedroom. If you use more bedrooms than initially reserved we will charge the extra charges to your credit card.
  • Homeowners have the right to police the number of people you have in your party. If a homeowner reports extra guests to the Gastehaus Schmidt office, your credit card will be charged appropriately.
  • If you or your guests smoke in a non-smoking home, your credit card may be charged a $300 fee.
  • There is a $5.00 fee per set of keys for failure to return them to our office.
  • Reservations are held, per your request, by credit card or check. Gastehaus Schmidt will authorize the balance due on your credit card within 7-10 days to arrival. If a credit card does not hold an authorization (declines or shows as lost), your reservation is subject to cancellation, and forfeiture of your deposit, if any.
  • Changes can occur at any time, including PRICE and POLICY changes. Home owners often make other changes such as discontinuing a breakfast or changing a bed size. Gastehaus Schmidt is not responsible for any changes a homeowner might make in the property that they own. Gastehaus Schmidt makes every effort to let you know about these changes.
  • Gastehaus Schmidt reserves the right to move guests if unforeseen circumstances present themselves.
  • All of the homes represented by Gastehaus Schmidt are privately owned and operated. Gastehaus Schmidt is a reservation service and is not liable for the maintenance and care of the homes themselves. The hosts or manager of each property is responsible for their guests satisfaction.
  • Gastehaus Schmidt reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Cancellation Policy


You agree that Gästehaus Schmidt will charge $30 for any cancellation more than 10 days from your arrival date. Within 10 days, you agree that you are responsible for the complete reservation. If Gästehaus Schmidt rebooks the reservation, there will only be a $30 cancellation fee. Weather conditions are not a valid reason for cancellation, however, if roads are impassable according to the Texas Department of Transportation, a different cancellation policy may be instituted. The homeowner retains the right to police the number of guests in their Bed and Breakfast and have Gästehaus Schmidt charge accordingly. You agree that you will not hold a party or a wedding without written permission from the homeowner.

Changes on Reservations

If the number of guests decreases within 10 days to arrival, you agree to be responsible for them.


Group cancellations must follow slightly different set of rules. Groups constitute a reservation made by one individual or a business or group of other name that rents five or more units (suites, cottages, cabins, etc) for a specific date. One night’s deposit must be made the same day a group reservation is taken. The balance of the lodging charges must be paid at least 21 days prior to arrival. Gästehaus Schmidt will charge $30 per unit for any cancellation more than 21 days from your arrival date. Cancellations made within 21 days to arrival lose any deposit and must be paid in full. Group reservations must receive written permission from Gastehaus Schmidt and it’s homeowners if your group plans to gather at one location. Guests may be asked to leave if they do not have written permission for any such gatherings and/or be billed at an additional $250.00 per every hour the party or gathering occurred.

Exceptions to Cancellation Policy

If the Texas Department of Transportation declares roads impassable and no alternate route is available, an alternative cancellation policy may be considered.


Gastehaus Schmidt makes every effort to provide correct and up-to-date information, however the material on the website may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Changes are made to the site periodically and may be made at any time, including price changes. Information on the site does not constitute an offer, or a contract. Gästehaus Schmidt is not liable for damage to equipment, loss of data, inability to use data, delays, interruptions, or computer viruses.

  • Gastehaus Schmidt is not responsible for information provided by other websites.
  • There are 400 guest houses and Bed and Breakfasts in Fredericksburg. Names can be very similar, sometimes intentionally so. Gästehaus Schmidt is not responsible if you attempt to book one of our properties but end up at another reservation service.

Office Hours – Fredericksburg

Our Fredericksburg office is located at 231 West Main, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

Monday – Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday  – 10 am to 4 pm

We can be contacted by phone at 830-997-5612, fax at 830-997-8282 or e-mail gasthaus@ktc.com

Gastehaus Schmidt has been privately owned and in operation since 1985. All of the homes in our service are privately owned and operated. We service the Texas Hill Country, more specifically Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, Ingram and Hunt.


The information provided on our website is explicitly owned by Gastehaus Schmidt. Use of any written and/or photographed material is prohibited without written permission from Gastehaus Schmidt. Printing information from this site may only be used for personal purposes and may not be copied for public use.

Lost and Found

Gastehaus Schmidt and it’s property owners are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Found items are usually held in our office for six weeks (pillows are only held for two weeks). If you do not contact our office and make arrangements for pick up or mailing, these items will be donated to a local charity.

  • Gastehaus-Schmidt has implemented and uses Display Advertising and Remarketing through the Google AdWords network to advertise online.
  • Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Preferences Manager.
  • Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet.
  • Gastehaus-Schmidt and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.
  • Visitors may use the Google Analytics opt-out Browser add on (link to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) to opt-out of these advertisements online.

419 West Main – Crenwelge Rent House

This house was built in the 1860s or early 1870s as a rent house. It was built on property originally granted to Conrad Kolmeier, whose grandson Otto married Dorothea Crenwelge who lived next door. Wilhelm Crenwelge bought the property in 1856 and it stayed in the family until 1960. The property was bought by Erwin Kraus in 1963. The house is still being rented out.

Continue East on Main Street

House of the Week; Double Deer Ranch

We really don’t want to refer to Double Deer Ranch as cabins nor cottages; they are beautiful limestone buildings. The property is located only about 5 miles North of theMain Street, yet you feel miles away because of the R and R that you immediately feel here. There are three buildings all spaced out on the property giving each home a sense of privacy. In fact, writing about the property as whole really isn’t fair because each one offers a little bit of a different style and all are top of the line luxury.

The homes sit on a working ranch with Belted Galloway cattle, which remind me of Oreo cookies. There are also two creeks that run through the property and plenty of other wildlife to add to the adventure. In general, it is total beauty, tranquility, and serenity. Don’t even get me started in on the massaging river stone floor in the showers.

Coyote is the first house as you enter the Double Deer Ranch. With the masculine yet modern style you really feel like you have hit the jackpot for those of you who like to have the best of both worlds. The neatest treasure is the guitar collection they have imaginatively placed inside. I am always a big fan of double sided fireplaces so when I saw the fireplace can be enjoyed from both the living room/bedroom or sitting in the whirlpool tub in the bathroom, you know I was in awe.

   The next one is the Paloma which has a front and back porch to enjoy the different ambiance of the ranch such as the two creeks and the deer. The whirlpool tub for two is placed right in front of this massive window that allows for you to relax in the tub while enjoying the views of the countryside and one of the creeks.
The last, but certainly not the least, is the Twig. This is the largest of all three and has an enormous  hand carved king bed. The most awe-inspiring of all is the fabulous chandelier made of…get this…TWIGS!

The owners truly have thought of every little detail from king beds, custom tiled bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, wood burning fireplaces, and even outdoor rockers to enjoy the splendid scenery.  They have made sure that guests will endure something special in each house while still offering you luxury and decorations at their finest.

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.

Biggest Oktoberfest on Record

The food area at Oktoberfest
I knew we would set a new record for Oktoberfest attendance at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon when the line for the German Beer tent and the line for beer tickets were so intermingled, no one could get through.  Some vendors ran out of food.  The Boy Scouts always sell Dr. Pepper at Oktoberfest, and they ran out twice.

The organizers say that over the weekend 21,000 people attended Oktoberfest. A couple of times on Saturday, I think they might have all been on Marktplatz.  In my ten years of volunteering for the festival, I have never seen it that busy for all three days.

The weather was perfect for it, certainly.  We might have had more people visit if a cool front hadn’t come through late Saturday night dropping the temperatures into lower 60s.  Even Sunday, traditionally a much quieter day, was busy.

crawfish sausage at OktoberfestAs usual there was a lot of good food, and my favorite this year was the crawfish sausage.  Very spicy, and very good.

Remember that next year, Oktoberfest will be September 30, October 1 and 2.  If you want to attend, you might consider making your reservations now.  If you wait too long, you might miss out on all the fun!

We charge a one night, refundable deposit for a reservation more than six months in advance.  If you don’t want to pay the deposit, we will drop the requirement in April. You can also make reservations online, 24 hours a day.

Golden Hub Fall Dance Fest Fundraiser

The 7th annual Golden Hub Fall Dance Fest, on Marktplatz Saturday October 16 from 7-11 pm, is the kick-off for the Golden Hub’s “Sponsor A Senior” fundraising campaign. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the Golden Hub Senior Center and Meals-on-Wheels program. The first band takes the stage at 5:00pm, then a second band will begin at 7:00. Admission to the dance is a $7 presale with tickets available at the Golden Hub Community Center located at 1009 N. Lincoln or from any Hub member. Tickets will be $8 at the door, with no charge to children twelve years of age and under. A concession stand will offer tasty food and snacks, including BBQ on a bun, Frito Pie, hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, and cookies. Soft drinks will be for sale, as well as water and ice for BYOB set-ups. The Community Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Nature & Wildlife

Birding and Wingshooting in Texas

The wildlife of the Texas Hill Country is diverse. Regardless if you are a hunter, photographer or just a lover of wildlife and nature, the Hill Country offers ample opportunity to get in tough with nature’s creatures. You’ll find the following mammals in the region: badger, bats, ferret, jackrabbit, prairie dog, bobcat, coyote, cottontail feral hog, fox squirrel, Mexican ground squirrel, Mountain lion, Mountain sheep, armadillo, opossum, raccoon, skunk, lots of white tailed deer and there are also numerous bird species that frequent or are native to the Texas Hill Country.


Approximately 300 species of birds occur in the Texas Hill Country where birding is great all year. The area is an overlap zone of ranges of eastern and western bird species, as well as some north and south species. An excellent place to view birds in Fredericksburg proper is the Live Oak Wilderness Nature Trail in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Wildseed Farm and Butterfly Haus

located just 7 miles east of Fredericksburg. One of the nation’s large working wildflower farms. Flowers bloom from spring through the first frost. Shop in the Market Center, have a drink in the Brew-Bonnet Biergarten. Don’t miss the 3,000 square foot butterfly haus, featuring Texas native butterflies.

Wildflower Trail of the Texas Hill Country

Includes 10 counties in the Texas Hill Country – beautiful wildflowers including the Texas Bluebonnet. For a nice break from all of the nature that the Texas Hill Country offers don’t forget to check out some of the local Fredericksburg wineries.


The Fredericksburg area of the Texas Hill Country is home to many native and exotic species of animals, which allow sportsmen almost year round hunting opportunities. White tail deer are the most popular and plentiful, but there are also turkey, doves and quail. A brochure is available through the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce 830 997-6523.

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management

Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road. Millions of Mexican free tail bats make their summer home in Central Texas. The season to view the evening emergence of bats is generally from mid-May to mid-October. 830 – 990-2860

FTC Presents “Oklahoma!” – June 28 to July 14

The Rogers and Hammerstein classic with unforgettable melodies like Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love and it’s namesake Oklahoma! You won’t want to miss FTC’s blockbuster summer musical! Tickets available online.

Fridays and Saturdays from June 28 to July 14 at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South.