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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:

Name

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.
  • For reservations made over the phone, Gästehaus Schmidt does not require a deposit, unless the reservation is more than six months in advance. In that event, we charge a one night  deposit.
  •  Gästehaus Schmidt requires payment in full for any reservation made over the Internet, including our website, or any third party booking site.
  • Reservations are held, per your request, by credit card or check . Gastehaus Schmidt will charge  the balance due to your credit card within 10 days prior 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

Individual

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

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.


Liability

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.


Copyright

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  to opt-out of these advertisements online.

Lodging and Vacation Rentals in Fredericksburg, TX

Oktoberfest

Gästehaus Schmidt offers reservation services for Texas Hill Country lodging, bed and breakfasts, and country inns. Choose from a variety of lodging options in several local towns, including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt, TX. All of our properties are researched and hand-picked to bring you only the best accommodations in the area.

No matter which type of lodging options are important to you, our large variety of properties in the Texas Hill Country provides something for everyone. Bring the kids along, or plan a romantic getaway in Texas! Our bed and breakfasts are typically run by an in-house owner and provide a full, sit-down breakfast, usually served around a communal dining table or hand delivered to your room. Our guest homes and rentals are usually a bit more private – the owner generally lives elsewhere and you’ll ordinarily have the place to yourself. However, you’ll be on your own for meals and clean-up. Whether you prefer a charming inn with exceptional service or your own home away from home, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in our array of properties. For our guests that love their four-legged friends, we also have a wide selection of pet-friendly rentals available.

Visit and relax in the small town charm of Texas Hill Country

Hill Country consists of a number of small, vibrant communities. Each has a lot to offer its visitors, and as a service to you, we provide information on a number of area businesses. We prefer to be a free and convenient liaison between local business owners and you; as a result, you will find information and links to local things to do in the various Hill Country communities from country golf courses, wineries, museums, restaurants, Texas Hill Country wineries, hiking and biking trails, shops, and wedding services and venues. Be sure and check our Calendar of Events for seasonal festivals and fairs.

Extensive selection, quality properties, and exceptional service – all at no charge to you. Our goal is to make your vacation an enjoyable experience from the moment you begin planning your trip to the moment you return home. We’re confident you’ll be back to enjoy our lodging options in Fredericksburg, TX, and we’ll still be here to provide you with all of the information you need to make your vacation one to remember.

Effective January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full 10 days before your arrival.

Group Lodging & Events in Fredericksburg, Texas

Small groups have become a large part of our business! There are so many different reasons for our guests to get together and plan a group event in or around Fredericksburg:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Small Business Meetings
  • Family reunions
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Local Festivals
  • College roommates
  • Friends getting together to visit
  • Bridge clubs
  • Quilting
  • Needleworking
  • Church retreats.
  • Marriage or group counseling …the list goes on and on!!

Please note when booking your group event and rental that our larger homes sleep anywhere from 8 persons – 26 persons. Contact Gastehaus Schmidt for details.

Group Planning by Our Award Winning Staff

We offer many wonderful locations and lodging options for small gatherings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and other group events that may find Fredericksburg close or appealing with all of its attractions and extracurricular activities. Shops and restaurants are walking distance to most accommodations and there are several rural locations for secluded retreats.

Please, check out our available group lodging properties, or contact us for help with your group event planning.

LODGING RENTALS for 8-12 Persons

LODGING RENTALS for 12+ Persons

If you need a photographer for your gather, call Reflections Photography, (830) 889-6408.

For Group Lodging PLEASE NOTE:

  • There may be other guests in suites that your group does not rent.
  • Gathering facilities are available only to guests that rent the property (i.e. guests staying at other accommodations must have prearranged approval).
  • Extra guests may be subject to extra fees.
  • Group cancellation policies may apply.
  • $25 per hour clean up fee may be applied to excess clean up and or repairs.
  • Parties, social events and business meetings must have prior, written permission of the homeowner on file in our office.
  • Effective January 1, 2013, we will, reluctantly, no longer be able to change the number of people over the course of your stay. You will be charged the maximum number of guests for each night of your stay.

If you make a group reservation under your name, we will only release information about your reservation to you. Please make sure everyone in your party has a copy of the map we will send you. Gastehaus Schmidt will not be responsible if you or any of your party does not receive directions to their accommodation.

Fredericksburg Texas Dining

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Fredericksburg, Texas has many excellent dining options for you to enjoy while visiting the area, no matter your tastes or budget. Check out and sample some of our favorite restaurants listed below and let us know which places you like best! Start your day with a cup of coffee at Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea, grab a sandwich for lunch to enjoy during a day of

Start your day with a cup of coffee at Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea, grab a sandwich for lunch to enjoy during a day of Texas hiking, and sit down for dinner to try traditional German fare that the area is famous for. Dessert is easy, stop by Chocolat and Rather Sweet for some tasty treats to top off the night! Also a great idea for gifts for your friends back home! No matter where you choose to go, we are sure that you’ll adore our local eateries here in the Texas Hill Country.

AIRPORT DINER
155 Airport Rd. 997-4999 Open Wed—Sun. For lunch

ALAMO SPRINGS CAFÉ
830-990-8004
Wed-Mon 11am-9pm

ALTDORF
301 W. Main 997-7865
Lunch, Dinner; Weds.-Mon. Family dining

ANDY’S
413 S. Washington 997-3744 –
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; 7 Days Family Dining

Asian Garden
1408 E Main St, Suite 100 997-5555
Open 7 days 11 am -10 pm

AUGUST E’s
203 E. San Antonio Street – 997-1585
Lunch (Mon-Sat 11—2) & Dinner (Tues—Sun—5 to close)
Fine Dining Reservations Recommended

AUSLANDER
323 E. Main 997-7714
11—9 Thurs – Tues Closed Wed
Variety – Biergarten –midnight

AZADERO GRILL & BAR
803 S Adams St. (830) 997-3161
Mon-Sat 7am- 9pm, Sun 7am—3 pm

BACKWOODS BBQ
320 FM 2093/Tivydale Rd 830-992-3262
Tues-Thur 11-10, Fri & Sat 11-11, Sun 11-2

BELLA SERA
1311 S St Hwy 16 Italian Restaurant & Pizza
830-990-0139 or 990-0140 Open 11am-9 pm, Daily

BLACK PIG 
608 Alamo Road
830-499-1195 Fri-Tues 11-8

BUC’S BAR & GRILL
304 N Llano, 990-1283, Bar is open
Daily 4pm-2am = Grill Mon-Thurs 5-11 pm, Fri/Sat 5pm-2am

BUFFALO NICKEL
105 S. Llano 997-3700 Mon—Thurs11-9
Fri & Sat 11-10

BURGER BURGER
209 E Main St, 997-5226
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-4 pm, Closed Mon

CABERNET GRILL
Texas Hill Country Restaurant
2805 Hwy 16 South 990-5734 Tues-Sat 5pm til close

CAMPO AZUL GRILL & BAR
803 S Adams St, 997-3161
Sun-Thurs 6am-9pm, Fri & Sat 6am-10pm.

CATFISH HAVEN
816 West Main 997-9009
Lunch & Dinner Tues.—Sat.

CHOCOLAT Retail Store
251 West Main 990-9382
Mon-Sat 10 am—6 pm; Sun 12-4 pm

CHURCH’S CHICKEN
614 E. Main 997-7333 Daily

CITY CAFÉ
505 W Main, 307-3346

CLEAR RIVER PECAN
Bakery, Sandwiches, & Ice Cream
138 E. Main 997-8490 7 days 7:30 a.m.—7 p.m.

CROSSROADS
305 W Main, 830 992-3288 Wed-Thurs 11-9,
Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun Brunch 10-2:30

CRANKY FRANKS BARBECUE
Hwy. 87 S. 997-2353
Lunch: Tues.—Sat.. 11 a.m.—3 p.m. Barbecue

CULTURES GRILL & BAR
318 E Main 997-8100 11am – 9pm

DAIRY QUEEN
902 E. Main 997-4648

DAS PEACH HAUS
1406 S. US Hwy 87, 10-6 daily

DAVID’S PIT BBQ
809 W Main St 830-997-7753
Breakfast Tacos Sat & Sun 7-11 am, Sun-Thurs 11-4, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

DER LINDENBAUM
312 E. Main 997-9126
Lunch, Dinner; 11 a.m.—10 p.m. daily German Cuisine

DOMINO’S PIZZA
1425 E. Main # 400
997-4600 Daily

EL GALLO
11807 Hwy 290 W. 669-2406
Lunch, Dinner – Wed. – Sat. Mexican

EL MILAGRO
249 E Main 830-307-3051
Mon—Thurs8 am—2:30 pm, Fri & Sat 8 am-10 pm, Closed Sunday

EMMA & OLLIE
607 S Washington St 830-383-1013
Restaurant/Bakery Breakfast & Lunch Wed-Sat 7:30 am-3 pm,
Sun 10 am-2 pm, Closed Mon & Tues Biscuit Bar

ENCHANTED INN RESTAURANT
3045 RR 965
997-5206 Tues—Sat Lunch & Dinner

FREDERICKSBURG BREWING CO.
245 E. Main 7 days
997-1646 Lunch/dinner; Micro Brewery

FREDERICKSBURG HERB FARM
405 Whitney St 997-8615 Tues—Thurs 11-3 Fri-Sat 11-2:30 & 6-9 Sun 10-2

FREDERICKSBURG PIE COMPANY & FREDERICKSBURG TEXAS COFFEE
108 E Austin 990-6992
Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4 Closed Wed

FRIEDHELM’S BAVARIAN INN
905 W. Main 997-6300
Lunch, dinner; Tues.-Sun. German, steaks

GATTIS PIZZA
2931 Hwy 16 S 997-9797 Daily

HILDA’S TORTILLA FACTORY
149 FM 2093 997-6105 Open Mon—Sat at 6:00 am—9 pm

HILL COUNTRY DONUTS & KOLACHES
605 E. Main 990-2424 Open Daily 5 am—2 pm

HILL TOP CAFE
10661 N. US 87 997-8922
Lunch, Dinner: Wed.-Sun. Greek, Cajun & Steaks

HOEGEMEYER’S BBQ HALL
116 A N Crockett 830-307-9617
Open Wed-Sun 11am-3pm, Closed Mon-Tues

HONDO’S ON MAIN
312 West Main Street 997-1633
Open Weds.—Sun. Live Entertainment

INWOOD BISTRO
10303 E US Hwy 290, 997-2304

JAVA RANCH ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ
141 E. Main Street (830) 990-4517 Open 7 days Open daily.

JENNIE’S SMOKED BURGERS
319 E Main 990-4000 Down alley behind store.
Closed Tues, 10:30-8:00 Sun Mon Wed & Thurs, 10:30-9:00 Fri & Sat

K-BOB’s STEAKHOUSE
518 E. Main Street, open daily

KELANI YOGURT & HOTWURST
301 E Main St, 830-337-7838
Daily

LA TEQUILA JALISCO
1035 S STATE Hwy 16 830-307-9007
Mon-Thur 6 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 6 am –11 pm, Sun 7 am –10 pm

LINCOLN STREET
Wine & Cheese Bar 997-8463
111 South Lincoln Daily

LINDIG’S CAFÉ
14887 Hwy. 290 E. Stonewall
644-2749 Open Daily

MAMACITA’S
506 E. Main 997-9546
Lunch, dinner 7 days a week Mexican cuisine

MCDONALD’S
611 E. Main 997-7600

NAVAJO GRILL
803 E Main 990-8289 Dinner/7 days

NURY’S CAFÉ
714 S Washington 992-3217
Lunch: Tues-Fri 11-2 & Sat-Sun 8-2, Dinner Thurs-Sat 5-9, Closed Mon

OLD GERMAN BAKERY
225 W. Main 997-9084
Breakfast, lunch – 7 am—3 pm daily.

OPA’S SMOKED MEATS
310 S Washington,
997-3358 Mon-Fri take-out – Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-4

OTTO’S GERMAN BISTRO
316 E Austin St 830-307-3336
Daily  4-11pm

PANDA CHINESE & SUSHI
504 E Main 990-8888
Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30 pm, Fri & Sat 11am—10pm

PASTA BELLA
103 S. Llano 990-9778
Tues—Sat. – Lunch, Dinner Italian

PEACH TREE TEA ROOM
210 S. Adams 997-9527
Lunch; Daily www/peach-tree.com

PIZZA HUT
1104 E. Main 997-7222 Open Daily

PORKY’S HAMBURGER & ONION RINGS
1719 N US Hwy 87 (1/2 mi from the “Y”) 830-997-6882
Mon-Thurs & Sat 11 am – 4 pm, Fri 11 am-8 pm, Closed Sunday

RACE BARN
(at Fairgrounds) Hwy 16 S 997-4058 Thurs—Sat.

RATHSKELLER – HILL COUNTRY BISTRO
260 E. Main 990-5858 Bfkt, Lunch & Dinner Weds .—Mon.Breakfast, lunch, Tuesday thru Sunday 7am-2 pm Bar Open Daily

REDBIRD GRILL @ LADY BIRD JOHNSON GOLF COURSE
341 Golfers Loop Hwy16 So. 997-

ROSEHILL MANOR
644-2247 2614 Upper Albert Rd
Weds—Sun evenings (Reservations Recommended)

RUSTLIN’ ROB’S
121 E. Main 990-4750 Open Mon—Sat. Gourmet Foods

SILVER CREEK BEER GARDEN & GRILL
310 E. Main 990-4949 Open 7 days Sun-Thur 11am—9pm
Fri & Sat 11am—midnight

SOZIEL HAUS
107 S Llano 830-307-3208
Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm

SOME KINDA BBQ & BFKT TACOS
913 E Main Mon-Thurs 6-2, Fri & Sat 6a-7p 830-998-4566

SONIC DRIVE-IN
1106 E. Main 997-7303 Open Daily

SOPHIE’S CHOICE
830-997-5873 Cakes

STOUT’S TRATTORIA at Grape Creek Vineyard
Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 830-644-2710

SUBWAY
401 E. Main, 997-0345 & in Wal-Mart Daily

SUNSET GRILL
900 S. Adams St. 997-5904 open 7 days
7-3 Mon-Sat, 8-2 Sun Brunch

TAQUERIA ALTOS DE JALISCO #6
990-8554 1410 E. Main Street
Daily , Fri Sat Sun noon—6 pm

TOP DONUTS
915 E. Main 997-9976 Open Daily

TUBBY’S ICEHOUSE
318 E Austin St, 822-1117
Sun-Thurs 11-9 Fri & Sat 11-11 Caribbean food

TWISTED SISTERS BAKE SHOP
111 S Washington, 990-7999
Hours: Tues-Sat 7:30-5:30, Sun 7:30-noon

VAUDEVILLE
230 E Main. 10am-6pm Wed-Mon 992-3234

WEST END PIZZA
232 West Main Street, 990-8646
11am-10 pm Fri & Sat., 11 am-8 pm Sun.-Thurs.

WESTERN EDGE CELLARS
228 W Main St 992-3157
3:00—10:00 p.m.

WHAT-A-BURGER
Main & Highway Streets

WHEELER’S
204 E Main 830-990-8180
Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat 11-6:30

WOERNER CAFÉ
305 S Lincoln 830-997-2246
Mon-Sat 10-3:30, Fri & Sat 5-9 pm Closed Sunday

CATERING

DELICIOUS DETAILS – Catering & Event Planning for Special Occassions – Call (830) 997-7879

MY OWN CHEF CATERING – 830-997-5458 vickie@myownchef.com Can deliver dinner to B&B

VIVERE Catering and Event Planning 830-998-8656 Viverecateringgroup.com, Kim Clarke

Things To Do In Fredericksburg, TX and Texas Hill Country

Things To Do In Fredericksburg, TXFredericksburg was settled by families emigrating from Germany in 1846, led by John O. Meusebach. Many of the buildings in town retain traditional German styles with most of Main Street along with the parallel streets comprising the National Register Historic District. You can still hear German spoken and the old customs are still observed. A few of the customs still observed include Easter Fires, Schuetzenfests, Oktoberfest, Weihnachten, and Kinderfest. Why do visitors choose Fredericksburg for their Texas family vacation? We hear lots of reasons, including the beauty of the countryside and European atmosphere, along with hunting, some great Texas hiking, bakeries, wineries and the wonderful museums plus the state and national parks and the ongoing events and festivals. Fredericksburg is the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during World War II. The Nimitz museum and Museum of the Pacific War are fascinating reminders of the importance of this war and the people who fought in it.

About 40% of all Texas peaches are grown in Fredericksburg and surrounding Gillespie County with more than 60 orchards located in the county. The peach season generally runs from late May through early August.

Fredericksburg, TX BikingBeyond Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country which is just a little over an hour drive from Austin and San Antonio lies the towns of Kerrville, Comfort, Hunt, and Ingram. They are also well known for their wonderful bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and inns. Visitors also find wonderful shopping in and along our wide Main Street filled with antiques, gifts, fashion, books, food, vineyards, wineries, day spas, golf and even lavender farms! The Fredericksburg area has quickly become known for bicycling and bird watching in the hills. The choices in restaurants is diverse and ample – everything from German, Mexican, seafood, and sandwiches.

Fredericksburg has been named in Guideposts Magazine as one of the top 10 small towns in America and named as one of five “art towns” in the Southwest by Southwest Art Magazine. Special attractions in and around Fredericksburg are: The National Museum of the Pacific War, LBJ State and National Historic Parks, the Pioneer Museum, Enchanted Rock State National Historic Park Natural area, the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management area, Marktplatz, Luckenbach, Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg Herb Farm, Butterfly Ranch, and art galleries.


Texas Hill Country Wineries

Gillespie County and the Texas Hill Country are the second largest wine destination in the United States. There are over two dozen wineries and tasting rooms in the Fredericksburg, Texas area. Dozens more are within an hour’s drive of Fredericksburg.


Breweries and Distilleries

Craft Beer in Texas is booming! Nationally, an average of 1.5 new breweries opens every day. Fredericksburg is home to two breweries, and a third is on the way. There are another dozen or so breweries within an hour’s drive in Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Blanco, and Marble Falls. Hye, Texas is home to Garrison Brothers Distillery, and there are a few more in nearby towns.


LBJ State Historical Park

Fredericksburg also has Presidential history! President Lyndon Baines Johnson played along the banks of the Pedernales River and, during his presidency; his ranch became the Texas White House. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on Hwy. 290 in Stonewall you can tour the ranch, Texas White House, LBJ birthplace, Johnson family cemetery, old Junction School, LBJ’s grandparents’ house and ranch show barn.


Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

Also located on the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Grounds is the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Visit a living history farmstead of the pioneers. See how the farm families of a century ago lived. Learn about seasonal activities such as sausage making, sheep shearing, canning, etc.


Rockbox

Funtabulous family-friendly entertainment at the Rockbox. A totally new experience for Fredericksburg – professional resident cast presents costumed and choreographed live variety music productions from the golden era of rock n roll. Every weekend in a state-of-the-art, 392-seat indoor theater.

Weekly performances Friday-Sunday. 109 N. Llano, one block of Main Street. Ticket office opens daily at 10am. 1-866-349-6688 or (830) 997-ROCK


Historic Schools of Gillespie County

The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools are former students and members of the community, interested in preserving the traditions of the rural schools of Gillespie County. These schools were places for learning and centers of communities which no longer exist, but today continue the traditions of schools in rural areas serving as community centers for the surrounding residents. Today, several properties are in need of preservation and the Friends have taken on the responsibility to preserve and ensure that these former schools will be the future parks for the residents of the county. There are a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including the annual Open House in April, when several of the schools are open to the public.


Fredericksburg Theater Company

While the city of Fredericksburg is the star of the Texas Hill Country, it is also home to the many talented stars that make up the Fredericksburg Theater Company. See exciting re-creations of popular Broadway shows, Shakespearean plays and even homegrown productions destined to become classics themselves at this greatly acclaimed regional theater. Tickets can be purchased online or from the box office (888)669-7114. The Steve W. Shepherd Theater is located at 1668 Hwy 87 South, 1.5 miles south of Main Street.


Luckenbach, Texas

Luckenbach Texas is a Texas state of mind, where you can kick back, relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life—like a step back in time. This tiny hill country hamlet where “Everybody’s Somebody” was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County. In 1970. Luckenbach was purchased by a collection of only-in-Texas characters—Hondo Crouch and his cohorts, Guich Koock and Kathy Morgan. Today, Luckenbach reflects an eclectic mix of its early history, the larger than life persona of Hondo and an unrivaled legacy of great music that makes us feel that everybody is indeed somebody in Luckenbach.