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Austin Street Retreat - Eli's Suite

Location: Fredericksburg
Area: Fredericksburg In Town
Property Type: Single Family
Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1.0
Occupancy: 2


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The Austin Street Retreat continues to be one of the most frequently photographed homes in Fredericksburg. Its Fachwork log cabin and limestone walls manifest the pioneer building techniques that make the pre-Victorian architecture of Fredericksburg so enduring and pleasing. With an eye for premium quality including fine linens and custom designed bedding, solid brass fixtures, superior quality whirlpools and elegant appointments, the Retreat has grown to five suites each with a private terrace. The yard is beautifully kept and includes many perennials from the LBJ Ranch. The owners' love of Texas historic architecture and glamorous, comfortable surroundings all culminate in these five suites. Located in Fredericksburg's National Historic District, this is a premier property. The immigrant heritage and a European sense of design and style are a natural combination which provide a truly personal "Retreat" in the Hill Country. There are five suites--Eli's, Kristin's, Maria's, Annie's and El Jefe's.

Nestled under the original windmill is a cedar arbor covered with vines shading a rock terrace. A mahogany door with German cut glass welcomes you to Eli's named after a soulful artist with a playful imagination from Wisconsin. Inside many architectural artifacts from around the world work to create a haven from the ordinary world. The highly unusual cast iron mantle was saved from a mansion in Philadelphia with a colorful and (some have hinted) bawdy past. Framing the king-size bed is an antique carved wood sculpture from the days of British rule in Thailand. The natural integrity of the limestone wall blends well with this worldly decor.

Featured in the bath is a two person whirlpool tub which is set in a glass block wall allowing at the same time privacy and sunlight. The mirror over the pedestal sink was hand carved in the 1800s. Surely the most unusual hand rail in a bath anywhere is the massive elk horn, which eases your path into this relaxing tub. Reportedly, it is from Texas but it sounds like one of our favorite tall tales. It blends with the antler chandelier over the bed which we are sure is from Texas.


LOCATION - One block off Main Street in the Historic District

HOST - You have each suite to yourself - No host on premises
KITCHEN - Coffee bar with microwave, refrigerator, sink
BREAKFAST - Coffee, tea, cocoa and popcorn provided
SLEEPS - 2 Persons - King-sized bed in bedroom
BATH Whirlpool tub for two with hand held shower
AMENITIES - Central Heat/air, whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, TV/VCR, CD Player, 
private terrace, phone, hairdryer, cell phone docking station


$190.00*/1 to 2 persons per night (Fri-Sat, Holidays and Events)

$155.00*/1 to 2 persons/night- Sun-Thurs, excluding Holidays and Events)
  *plus 13% tax




  • No Breakfast
  • Phone In Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite or Cable TV
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Non Smoking
  • Fireplace In Room
  • Policies:Check In: 3:00 PM
    Check Out: 11:00 AM

    Property Address:
    West Austin Street

    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    10% Military Discount