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

413 S. Washington St (830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal

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

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

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

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

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

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

342 W. Main (830) 997-7753
Open 7 AM – 3 PM
Breakfast Tacos, Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

407 S. Adams, 830-997-9950
Open 6 AM – 2 PM

605 E. Main (830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM –1 PM

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

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

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

1435 E. Main St., 830-997-2633
Open 24 Hours

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.

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.”

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.

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

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!

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.


Fredericksburg Texas Lodging


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



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

Your Hiding Place

The Grove

The Stone Well Haus

Breeh Haus


Attractions along this route:

Cross Mountain Park

Enchanted Rock State Park

Pioneer Museum


Route #2 (Willow City Loop)



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

Double Deer Ranch

Diamond Belle at Palo Alto Crossing

Palo Alto Creek Farm


Attractions along this route:


Rockbox Theater

Rustlin’ Rob’s Texas Gourmet Foods


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



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)



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

Inspiration Hill

Alamo Springs- The Country Cabin

Alamo Springs- The Barn

Meusebach Creek Farm

Oma Ella’s

Hill Country Bungalow


Attractions near this route:

Old Tunnel State Park

Fort Martin Scott

National Museum of the Pacific War


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.


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


As the holiday weekend approaches, we want to remind everyone that our office will be closed Sunday, April 16 so that we can celebrate Easter with our families.

On Easter Sunday, when you check out you can drop your keys through the slot at the bottom of our front door.  If you are checking in on Easter Sunday, the keys will be delivered to the specified location by 3 pm. Please make sure to check the information sheet we sent you for the key arrangements at your property. If you encounter any problems while our office is closed, please contact the manager of your property. Their phone number is also on the information sheet we sent you.

Our office will reopen Monday April 17 at 9 am.

The staff of Gästehaus Schmidt would like to wish you and yours a Happy Easter!

We recently hosted Amanda Tatom and the Studio 512 team at The Grove and had such a great time discussing why Fredericksburg is the perfect destination for a weekend away with friends. Check out the full interview below.


As of December 9, the Visitors’ Center is reporting no restaurants in Fredericksburg will be open on Christmas Day. The Kerrville CVB has listed the following restaurants open in Kerrville.

KERRVILLE (25 minutes from Fredericksburg)

1001 Junction Hwy – (830) 895-5000
11 AM – 6 PM
Reservations required

2033 Sidney Baker St. – (830) 257-4440
Breakfast 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Brunch 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Reservations recommended

1303 Sidney Baker St. – (830) 895-2878
11 AM – 9 PM

209 Sidney Baker St. – (830) 257-7115
Open 24 hours

1429 Sidney Baker St. – (830) 792-4940
Open 24 hours

Note: Hours/days of service may change without notice. Please confirm before making plans.