Gastehaus Schmidt New Year Hours

Friday 12/29 – 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 12/30 – 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12/31 – 10 am -4 pm
Monday 1/1 – CLOSED

If you are arriving on New Years Day, keys will be delivered where indicated by 3 pm. Please make sure to bring your confirmation letter and information sheet. The information sheet has the phone number of the owner or manager of the property you have rented, and they will be available after hours and all day New Years Day. Gastehaus Schmidt will not answer phones on New Years Day. If you leave a message about a problem on New Years Day, we will call the owner on January 2.

Happy New Year!

Fredericksburg Attractions Open New Years Day

A number of attractions and wineries in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County will be open on New Year’s Day.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR
311 E. Austin St.
(830) 997-8600
Open 9 AM – 5 PM

EISBAHN
Marktplatz
(830) 997-8600
Open 10 AM – 6 PM

ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA
18 miles north on Ranch Road 965 (Milam St)
(830) 685-3636
Opens 8 AM

HISTORIC DISTRICT – Heart of Fredericksburg

FRITZTOWN CINEMA
2254 South US Hwy 87.
For information call (830) 990-6919

LUCKENBACH TEXAS
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, off RR 1376 on E. US Hwy 290
(830) 997-3224
Open 9 AM to close

WINERIES

4.0 CELLARS
10354 US Hwy 290
(830) 997-7470
Open 11 AM – 5 PM

ALEXANDER VINEYARDS
6360 Goehmann Lane
(830) 865-3975
Open 11 AM – 6 PM

BARONS CREEK VINEYARDS
5963 US Hwy 290
(830) 304-3000
Open 11AM – 5 PM

GRAPE CREEK VINEYARD
10587 E. US Hwy 290
(830) 644-2710
Open 11AM – 5:30 PM

MENDELBAUM CELLARS
10207 E. US Hwy 290
(830) 997-7000
Open 11 AM – 6 PM

TORRE DI PIETRA WINERY
10915 E. US Hwy. 290
(830) 644-2829
Open 10 AM – 5 PM

Information provided by Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Attraction information subject to change without notice. Please confirm prior to arrival. Last updated: 12-26-17

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

The Fredericksburg Vistors Center has not released a current list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. We will update the list as soon as information is released.

Fredericksburg Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2016

ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL
413 S. Washington St (830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal

AUGUST E’S
203 E. San Antonio (830) 997-1585
Seatings: 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations highly recommended

AUSLANDER
323 E. Main 830-997-7714
Regular Menu Open 5 PM – 9 PM

BELLA SERA
1311 s. State Hwy 16 – 830-990-0140
11 AM to 10 PM | Regular Menu

CAMPO AZUL
803 S. Adams (830) 997-3161
Open 6 AM – 2 PM

CITY CAFÉ
505 W. Main, 830-307-3346
Open 11 AM – Sold Out Traditional Meal Only

CULTURES GRILL & BAR
318 E. Main; 830-997-8100
Open 11 AM – 4 PM Regular Menu

DAVID’S OLD FASHION PIT BBQ
342 W. Main (830) 997-7753
Open 7 AM – 3 PM
Breakfast Tacos, Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

H E B GROCERY & DELI
407 S. Adams, 830-997-9950
Open 6 AM – 2 PM

HILL COUNTRY DONUTS & KOLACHES
605 E. Main (830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM –1 PM

HILL TOP CAFÉ
10661 US Hwy 87 North (830) 997-8922
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal-Reservations Highly Recommended

TAQUERIA JALISCO
1410 E. Main St., 830-990-8554
Open 6 AM – 3 PM
Regular Menu

TOP DONUTS
915 E. Main (830) 997-9976
Open 5 AM to 1 PM

SUBWAY at WAL MART SUPER CENTER
1435 E. Main St., 830-997-2633
Open 24 Hours

WHATABURGER
1301 E. Main St., 830-990-8428
Open 6 AM – 11 PM
Drive-Thru Open 24 Hours

Note: Information provided by above restaurants.
Please call to confirm hours.

Local Wine and Craft Beer Now Available!

Gästehaus Schmidt now sells wine from local vineyards and craft beer from regional breweries.

You can find wine from William Chris Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyard, Lost Draw Cellars, Lost Oak, Brennan, and McPherson wineries.

Local craft beer from Altstadt Brewery and Pedernales Brewing are available as well as beer from Save the World, Real Ale, Independence and Uncle Billy’s breweries.

You can also pick up Dublin Dr Pepper and Mexican Coca Cola sweetened with sugar instead of corn syrup, and Choco Tipo mineral water.

Pick up your beverage of choice when you check in!

All sales are “to go.”

Pumpkin Season 2017 is Here!

Friday, September 29, is the beginning of Pumpkin Season at Vogel Orchard, 12862 E. US Hwy 290. A real pick-your-own pumpkin patch includes 9 varieties of pumpkins: Jack, Atlantic Giant, Jarrahdale, Cinderella, Fairy Tale, Baby Boo, Pie, Warty Goblin, and Porcelain Doll. Our roadside market also will have ready-picked pumpkins, pumpkin pie, blackberry and peach butter ice cream, peach cobbler, preserves, candy, and other local goodies.

Hours:
9 am – 5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Monday
11:30 am – 5:30 pm Sunday

Labor Day Office Hours

In order to celebrate Labor Day, Gastehaus Schmidt will only be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, September 4. If you are arriving on Monday, please check your information sheet for your holiday key arrangements.

Enjoy your holiday!

July 4th Hours

Our office will have shorter hours on July 4th. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm. Also, the annual 4th of July Parade begins at 10 am, and the city closes Main Street about 9:30 am. If you are checking out of July 4, you may return your keys after the parade. (You still have to leave the property you are staying in at 11 am, unfortunately.)

We hope you enjoy your holiday in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the Texas Hill Country.

 

3 of The Texas Hill Country’s Best Driving Roads

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You’re probably already aware that Fredericksburg, Texas and the surrounding Texas Hill Country is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in the world. What you might not know, is that some truly amazing driving roads reside here as well. Continue reading to discover 3 of our favorites.

Route #1- Ranch Road 965

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965

Link to map

Estimated travel time- 31 minutes

Route length- 25.5 miles

A route that anyone who is interested in hiking or climbing in Fredericksburg has undoubtedly traveled at one point or another, this well-maintained road is 25 miles of intoxicating turns that any driving enthusiast will absolutely love. For those that are interested in scenery, you won’t be disappointed either, as large hills and picturesque valleys frame a route bordered by wildflowers of the most vibrant colors.

 

A few of our properties near this route:

Austin Street Retreat

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/austin-street-retreat-el-jefes-casa/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/austin-street-retreat-elis-suite/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/austin-street-retreat-marias-suite/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/austin-street-retreat-annies-suite/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/austin-street-retreat-kristins/

Your Hiding Place

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/your-hiding-place/

The Grove

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/the-grove/

The Stone Well Haus

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/stone-well-haus/

Breeh Haus

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/breeh-haus/

 

Attractions along this route:

Cross Mountain Park

http://www.fbgtx.org/415/Cross-Mountain-Park

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d3673270-Reviews-Cross_Mountain_Park-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

Enchanted Rock State Park

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d106302-Reviews-Enchanted_Rock_State_Natural_Area-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

Pioneer Museum

http://pioneermuseum.net/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d145881-Reviews-Pioneer_Museum_Complex-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

 

Route #2 (Willow City Loop)

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Link to map

Estimated travel time- 54 minutes

Route length- 29 miles

A beautiful drive that is world-renowned for its wildflowers, Willow City Loop is a must for anyone spending a day in Fredericksburg, especially during the spring and summer months. Drive at a relaxed pace and just take in the wildlife, vegetation, and sights.

 

A few of our properties near this route:

Happy Trails Log Cabin

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/happy-trails/

Double Deer Ranch

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/double-deer-ranch-coyote/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/double-deer-ranch-paloma/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/double-deer-ranch-twig/

Diamond Belle at Palo Alto Crossing

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/diamond-belle-at-palo-alto-crossing/

Palo Alto Creek Farm

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/palo-alto-creek-farm-itz-house/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/palo-alto-creek-farm-the-barn/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/palo-alto-creek-farm-the-hideaway/
https://www.fbglodging.com/property/palo-alto-creek-farm-the-log-cabin/

 

Attractions along this route:

Marktplatz

http://www.fbgtx.org/237/Marktplatz-Market-Square

Rockbox Theater

http://www.rockboxtheater.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d1062141-Reviews-Rockbox_Theater-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

Rustlin’ Rob’s Texas Gourmet Foods

http://www.rustlinrobs.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d4482229-Reviews-Rustlin_Rob_s_Texas_Gourmet_Foods-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

https://www.yelp.com/biz/rustlin-robs-texas-gourmet-foods-fredericksburg

 

Suggested Route (Ranch Road 965 and Willow City Loop- combined)

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Link to map

Estimated travel time- 1 hour and 29 minutes

Route length- 58.6 miles

We suggest that you do both the Ranch Road 965 and Willow City Loop driving routes one after the other, as the beginning and ends of each route are very close by each other.

 

Route #3 (Alamo Springs)

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Link to map

Estimated travel time- 24 minutes

Route length- 13.9 miles

Bats, scenic roads, and wonderful food. What do these words all have in common? Our Alamo Springs driving route! After turning off of Highway 290, you will find yourself on Old San Antonio Road, a winding ribbon of tarmac that will have you traveling through expansive valleys one minute and hugging the natural stone walls of majestic hills the next. After this thrilling drive, you will arrive at Alamo Road. Once here, you can watch the bats at Old Tunnel State Park leave their abode in search of that evening’s meal and then proceed a short distance further down the road to Alamo Springs Café for your own evening’s sustenance.

 

A few of our properties near this route:

Deer Ridge

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/deer-ridge-cottage/

Inspiration Hill

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/inspiration-hill/

Alamo Springs- The Country Cabin

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/alamo-springs-the-country-cabin/

Alamo Springs- The Barn

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/alamo-springsthe-barn/

Meusebach Creek Farm

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/meusebach-creek-farm/

Oma Ella’s

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/oma-ellas/

Hill Country Bungalow

https://www.fbglodging.com/property/hill-country-bungalow/

 

Attractions near this route:

Old Tunnel State Park

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/old-tunnel

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d106253-Reviews-Old_Tunnel_State_Park-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

Fort Martin Scott

http://www.ftmartinscott.org/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d270447-Reviews-Fort_Martin_Scott-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

National Museum of the Pacific War

http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55863-d106301-Reviews-National_Museum_of_the_Pacific_War-Fredericksburg_Texas.html

 

Note #1– To get the full experience, we suggest that you travel these routes during the spring and summer months, as this is when the native wildflowers will be blooming.

Note #2– Always follow all applicable laws, especially speed limits, when traveling along these routes. In addition, these routes are meant to be enjoyable for everyone, so please be respectful of other motorists, bicyclist, walkers, hikers, etc. On top of this, while the scenery is quite enticing, please do not climb over fences or venture onto private property. Finally, these routes do cut through the countryside, so please be vigilant of the wildlife that might attempt to cross in front of your vehicle, especially at night.

Must-Attend Events in June

 

With a car show, music festival, and food truck festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this June in The Texas Hill Country

June Event List

 

Gastehaus Schmidt Memorial Day Weekend Office Hours

Friday 9 am to 6 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Monday 10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday 9 am to 6 pm

Have a wonderful Memorial Day.