Orange Street Cottage

This little cottage is located only a few blocks north of Main Street. Your hostess bought the cottage to use while participating in the local art school. A few pieces of her art are displayed throughout the home. The cottage is perfect for a couple, a girls retreat or up to four adults. You can make it a weekend, or a month to explore the famous Texas Hill Country.

Before entering the house take time to enjoy the front porch with benches for two. The living room is beautifully decorated with comfy chairs and a love seat. A table with seating for four is found in the kitchen situated in front of a window to enjoy the outdoors. An antique decorative stove has been beautifully renovated. The kitchen offers a microwave, coffeemaker and large refrigerator for your convenience.

Two bedrooms in the home each have a private bath. The master bedroom has a king white iron bed—and the bath has a large whirlpool tub accented by glass bricks to create a bright open feel to the bathroom. A second bedroom offers a queen bed—and the bath has a shower—there is an outside entrance from this bedroom.

LOCATION- Five blocks north of Main Street
HOSTS- Home to yourselves
SLEEPS- 5-6 persons- two bedrooms with king bed and queen bed, queen sleeper for 1 adult or 2 children
BATH- Two bathrooms- one with large whirlpool and the other with a shower
KITCHEN- Kitchen has coffeemaker, microwave and large refrigerator (antique stove is for décor only).
BREAKFAST- No Breakfast- coffee and teas are left
AMENITIES- CH/A, Cable television, phone, fireplace (gas log), porch, whirlpool tub, microwave, large refrigerator and coffeemaker, ceiling fans

$195.00*/1-2 persons/night (1 bedroom)
$245.00*/3-4 persons/night (both bedrooms)
$20.00*/extra person/night
*plus 13% tax

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.


No Daily Housekeeping

Cool Pines


LOCATION – 6 blocks north of Main Street
HOSTS – Home to yourselves
SLEEPS – Up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms; 1 King bedroom, 1 Queen bedroom, 2 Trundle beds in 3rd bedroom and 1 Queen sleeper sofa
BATH – 2.5 baths; large walk-in shower in Master bath and tub/shower in hall bath
KITCHEN – Fully equipped kitchen with Keurig coffemaker
BREAKFAST – No breakfast. Coffee and teas provided
AMENITIES – 42” flat screen Cable TV in living, WiFi, washer/dryer, small front porch with bistro table, large backyard with patio, pergola, firepit, and charcoal grill (charcoal not provided)

$350.00*/1—4 persons/night (Two bedrooms)
$35.00*/each additional person/night

$295.00*/1—4 persons/night (Two bedrooms)
$35.00*/each additional person/night
*plus 13% tax

Appropriately named because of the massive pine trees on it’s large corner lot just a short walk to Main St, Cool Pines is the perfect setting for indoor or outdoor entertaining. The open concept living area features beautiful hardwood floors and provides the ideal space to cook a gourmet meal in the recently updated spacious kitchen while being able to visit and dine with the rest of your friends and family.

Towards the back of the house, the king master bedroom has a very sizable en suite bath featuring his and her sinks and a gorgeous oversized walk in shower. The second queen bedroom located towards the front of the house is delightfully decorated with fun teal and pink bedding and accents. The third bedroom with two trundle beds provides plenty of extra sleeping for friends. In addition to the master, there is another full bath with a tub and shower and another half bath so there will be no fighting amongst friends for mirror space.

Although the interior is delightfully decorated inside, you will hopefully find yourself taking advantage of all of the relaxing spaces to sit outside. There is a small front porch on the left side of the house perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. In the evenings, the back yard is the ideal gathering place with a metal fire pit and adirondack chairs perfect for drinking wine or roasting smores. There is also a pergola area appointed with fun yellow stools, a bar top and a grill.

After a fulfilling day shopping, wining and dining in Fredericksburg, Cool Pines is the perfect evening retreat to unwind.


Broadway Cottage

Cain City was founded as one of the stops along the Fredericksburg and Great Northern Railway. It was a thriving town and until just about 40 years ago part of the old bank was still standing just a short distance from Broadway Cottage and Hill Cottage.

Located only a few miles from Fredericksburg this delightful quaint, little cottage boasts views of Fredericksburg. The yard has a wonderful array of birds. A rock patio in the back yard has comfy seating with a charcoal barbecue grill and small fire pit. The heavy growth of trees in the back is great for attracting birds, deer and other fun wildlife.

Your hosts also own Hill Cottage, which is next door and moved Broadway Cottage to this site in the late 1990’s. Woodfloors, fun yet elegant window treatments are found though out  the house along with wonderful, playful rugs that brighten the rooms. The living/dining room offers an antique table for four and a colorful sofa missed with an array of designs and colors. Two other chairs are placed perfectly for watching the Direct TV or just to enjoy visiting. There are two bedrooms both with queen-size beds topped with quilts. Two bathrooms both offer showers. A comfy reading chair is found in the front bedroom  along with antique armoire.

A completely equipped country kitchen has a range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker.  A small table with chairs  is also found in the kitchen.

For a larger group Hill Cottage is next door and sleeps four people.

Vacation Cottage Rental Features and Details

LOCATION – Five miles from Fredericksburg
HOSTS – Guests may be in Hill Cottage next door; home to  yourselves
SLEEPS – 4 persons; 2 Bedrooms – Queen-size beds
BATH – Two bathrooms with shower
KITCHEN – Fully equipped kitchen with range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster coffeemaker
BREAKFAST – No breakfast – coffee and teas left
AMENITIES – Central heat/air, microwave,  Direct TV, DVD, wonderful views, patio, charcoal grill (no charcoal provided), bird watching, ceiling fans

$145.00*/1 or 2 persons/night (1 Bedroom)
$25.00*/extra person/night
*plus 13% tax

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.


Grandmother’s Porch

LOCATION- 9 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965
HOSTS- No hosts—property is to yourselves; maybe guests in Enchanted Porch
KITCHEN- Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove/oven, large refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, etc.
BREAKFAST- No breakfast. Coffee and teas are provided.
SLEEPS- Up to 13 persons—downstairs has king in the master and sleeper sofa in the living area, upstairs second bedroom has a king and day bed and the third bedroom  has two queens, the library has two twins.
BATH- Downstairs bathroom (shower); Upstairs bathroom has tub with shower

PETS- YES (no fenced area provided)- you must pick up after your pets
No Confetti
AMENITIES- Central heat/air, potbelly stove, Satellite television (basic plan) with VCR/DVD (selection of movies), fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, wrap around porch, propane grill, fire pit on rock patio (Wood provided, but may not be used when fire ban in effect.), washer/dryer for guest to use

$295.00*/1—2 persons/night
$30.00*/extra person/night
$25.00*/per pet/per night
*plus 13% tax

(You cannot change the number of people during the course of your stay. We charge the highest number of people each night of your stay.)

15% military, first responder, and teacher discount- Must Show ID at check-in

August-September Special – 15% off all reservations!

Located just walking distance to and behind Enchanted Porch, this spacious home is perfect for a group get-away or to add to your group staying at Enchanted Porch. Grandmother’s Porch also has a wrap around porch both inviting and comfortable.Inside is an open living/dining and kitchen. The spacious living room has wonderful large windows and updated flooring to bring in our great Texas sunshine plus a large sleeper sofa and three comfy chairs all placed to enjoy the Satellite TV/DVD/VCR or just to enjoy the potbelly stove on those cold winter days. The dining room has dining table open to the fully equipped kitchen.

The downstairs bedroom has a king Tempur-Pedic king size bed. A shower is found in the downstairs bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms—one with two queen beds and the other with a king bed plus a daybed. The bath upstairs has a tub with shower. A small study/TV room is also found upstairs. The library room has two twins beds and a library of books for you to enjoy during your stay.

This home is both comfortable and nicely appointed. There is much to do and see in this wonderful home. Outside is truly an adventurer’s delight.  Hike down to beautiful Bee Creek (seasonal) or cool your heels in Polander Creek (wet year round). Several longhorns make their home on this 63 acres of pastureland. Some of their names are Bangs, Little Liza, Claret, and Sweet Horseshoe J.

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.


No Daily Housekeeping

Effective  January 1, 2014, you will no longer be able to change the number of people over the course of your stay.

By making a reservation with a pet, I agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt pet policy.

Oma Ella’s

Enjoyment and relaxation await you when you arrive at Oma Ella’s. This two bedroom home is located on 168 acres just south of town. The original house was built in the late 1800s and was a two story rock house with outside stairs accessing the second story. It was made of a “rubble stone” (there is a partial of the exposed rock found behind glass in the hallway). In 1940 your hostess’ parents Leo and Ella Hartman bought the house and removed the second story. While they were redoing the house they lived in the smokehouse still found in the back yard. The original front porch is now an enclosed porch and the windows were ordered from Sears & Roebuck. Your hostess remembers many wonderful memories of this great farmhouse, barn, creek and farmland.

Entering through the front door leads you into the living/dining room. The living area has a sofa and two comfy armchairs all facing the 40” flat screen television and the electric log fireplace. A dining table comfortably seats four people. The kitchen is on the back side of the house and is fully equipped. A large island is in the center of the kitchen. There is an electric stovetop/range, large refrigerator, coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave and toaster.

There are two bedrooms both with queen beds and both are handsomely topped with tasteful comforters and pillows. There is a bedroom with tub/shower in between the two bedrooms. The back bedroom is spacious and has a collection of antique men and women’s hats. Both bedrooms have 32” flat screen televisions. There is also an entrance onto the enclosed porch. The porch is a wonderful place to relax with it’s comfy table and chairs. There are photos of your hostess’ parents when they were in the process of restoring the house. Very interesting and fun!!

There is so much to do in this beautiful countryside. Walk down the road to the Meusebach Creek or just enjoy the countryside. Although the barns are working barns and not for guests you will enjoy looking at their mystique and perhaps see cows in the pens. Besides all of that you will enjoy an abundance of wildlife and birds.

LOCATION- 6.2 miles south of Fredericksburg
HOSTS- Home to yourselves; hosts do live on the 168 acres
SLEEPS- 4 persons; queen bed in each bedroom. The front bedroom will be locked for just two guests. There is an extra person charge for using both bedrooms and two people.
BATH- One bath between bedrooms with tub/shower
BREAKFAST- Breakfast fixings (bread, eggs, sausage), coffee and teas
KITCHEN- Fully equipped with electric stovetop/oven, microwave, large refrigerator,  dishwasher, coffee maker
INFANTS- YES (bring crib)
AMENITIES- CH/A, TV with antennae (40” TV in living room 32” in each bedroom), DVD and some movies, phone, complimentary bottle of wine is left, out door charcoal grill with charcoal in small closet behind kitchen, enclosed porch, Meusebach Creek on property, 168 areas to roam, great area for cycling, walking, birdwatching or just relaxing

$149.00*/1 or 2 persons (1 bedroom)/night
$30.00*/each extra person/night
Plus *13% tax

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.


Peaceful Hills

LOCATION- 12 miles from Main Street
HOST- Hosts are nearby
SLEEPS- 2- king in bedroom
BATH- Whirlpool tub with separate shower & bidet
KITCHEN- Coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave
BREAKFAST- Deluxe continental, coffee and tea only
AMENITIES- Central heat/air, shared phone, satellite TV, ceiling fan, rockers, grill, wood fireplace

$150.00*/1 to 2 persons/night
*plus 13% tax

Sweeping views set the scene for a relaxing adventure at Peaceful Hills guesthouse. Feel free to roam the 100 acres of your hosts’ property. Thoughtfully appointed, this guesthouse offers many amenities that you will certainly appreciate.

The large front porch with rockers and an unobstructed view is a perfect place for watching sunsets, wildlife and stars. Spacious and light filled, the living room offers a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the fireplace. The custom made mantel echoes the name of your private getaway. A corner of the living room offers a kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and refrigerator. The satellite television is found in the living room for you enjoyment. Please note, the fully refurbished wood-burning stove is for decoration only, it is not available for cooking. An antique cupboard houses numerous family treasures.

Special attention is given to the luxurious bath. A large heart shaped whirlpool tub has nothing more than extravagant romance in mind. Your hostess specially chose a wonderful painting of a Victorian woman bathing, reminding you to relax and enjoy simple pleasures. The separate shower is also available.

Full of fresh country inspiration, the bedroom has a king sized bed topped with a lovely lavender quilt. The satellite t.v. is placed to enjoy watching from bed. An antique dresser gives a sense of old fashioned charm.

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.


No Daily Housekeeping

Alte Friedrichsburg

LOCATION – 3 blocks North of Main Street
HOSTS – Home to Yourselves
SLEEPS – Up to 4 people; One bedroom has a Queen bed, second bedroom has a full bed
BATH – 2 full baths; one has a shower, one has a tub with a handheld shower
KITCHEN – Fully equipped kitchen
BREAKFAST – Continental breakfast as well as coffee and teas are provided
AMENITIES – Full of Antiques from 1909 Fredericksburg, front porch with seating, back patio with seating and games, host available for local history information on the house & Fredericksburg, walking distance to shops, restaurants and festivals
$179.00*/1-2 persons/night (One Bedroom)
$35.00*/extra person/night
*plus 13% hotel/motel tax

Located on Cora St, one of the most charming and historic streets in town, Alte Friedrichsburg doesn’t disappoint in telling the history of early 1900’s Fredericksburg. Lavishly decorated with native German settler antiquities, this is one not to be missed by aficionados of history and unparalleled elegance. Arriving at the home, you can’t help but be immediately charmed by its cheerful pale blue paint and inviting front porch. However, these two aspects are just a taste of the wonders that await you inside. Branching off from a pleasant foyer, to the left you’ll find a resplendent parlor occupied by opulent seating, a lavish oversized rug, and handsome historic oak flooring while to the right lies the first bedroom, appropriately named “the honeymoon suite,” that features a grandiose canopy bed complimented by the oak floors continued from the parlor and foyer. Further in are a lovely second bedroom with an ornate wooden headboard and a second seating area that is a bit less formal than the parlor but just as exquisitely furnished. Both bathrooms in the home feature desirable gray stone floors with one featuring a romantic clawfoot tub with handheld shower and the other a modern walk-in shower. The true gem of the home though has to be the spectacular dining room. A grand oak table with seating for 8 is encircled by exceptional wooden display cabinets brimming with delicate crystal and polished silver that is certain to make each meal a special occasion.

Your host, Glenn Treibs, is a well known local historian and is available to his guests to answer questions regarding the history of the house and Fredericksburg at no charge.

Alte Friedrichsburg has the distinction of being selected as one of seven homes to take part in the 60th Christmas Home Tour & Market on December 2nd, 2017.


No Daily Housekeeping

Hotopp House – 1914 Suite

The Hotopp Haus is located two blocks from Main Street, in the Historic District. This home is typical Fredericksburg with part of the structure being built in the 1850s, part in 1910 & 1914 and the most recent addition in 1991. This wonderful home can be rented as the Whole Home OR as two separate suites described below. Each suite is private with separate outside entrances.

1914 SUITE – includes a parlor, two bedrooms, kitchen and bath.

Approaching the front porch of this home, notice the cornerstone with “1914” engraved on it — and to the left, over the stained glass window “Charles Hotopp 1914.” This red brick home is actually an add-on to the older rock structure behind it. The porch is inviting with a porch swing. The Victorian parlor has a stained glass window, couch and chair, a marble top table and secretary (that conceals the TV). The master bedroom has a queen-canopy bed. The rose bedroom has twin beds. The red brick hallway leads to the fully equipped kitchen with its limestone rock walls of another era, that of Heinrich and Henrietta Hotopp, dating to the mid 1800s. The bathroom has a whirlpool tub/shower. Located off the hallway to the kitchen and bath, is the connecting door to the Fireplace Suite. The dividing wall is a 1850s, 12 inch thick rock wall.

1914 SUITE
LOCATION – Two blocks from Main Street, in the Historic District
HOSTS – No host on premises–there may be guests in adjoining suite
SLEEPS – 4 Persons – Master bedroom – queen-size bed; Rose bedroom – two single beds
One bath – has single-size whirlpool tub and shower stall
KITCHEN – Completely equipped kitchen for your use
AMENITIES – CH/A, Cable TV in parlor, ceiling fans  in bedrooms, washer/dryer, porch
BREAKFAST – Coffee and teas are left

$145.00*/1 or 2 persons/night
$30.00*/each extra person/night
*plus 13% tax

You cannot change the number of people during the course of your stay. We charge the highest number of people each night of your stay.

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.

(Each bed used will be charged an extra person charge)


No Daily Housekeeping

Enchanted Porch

LOCATION – 9 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965
HOSTS – No hosts—property is to yourselves may be guests in Grandmother’s Porch
KITCHEN – Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove/oven, large refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, etc.
BREAKFAST – No breakfast. Coffee and teas are provided.
SLEEPS – Up to 14 persons—downstairs has king, queen and bunk bed, upstairs has a king, futon, bunk bed (double on bottom bunk), trundle bed under bottom bunk, queen size inflatable mattress available on prior request.
BATH – Bathroom (shower and jetted tub) and a half down stairs, Upstairs both bathrooms have shower
No Confetti
AMENITIES – Central heat/air, wood fireplace, Satellite flat screen television (basic plan) with DVD (selection of movies), games, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer (no detergent provided), WiFi, wrap around porch,  rock patio with propane grill, fire pit on rock patio (Wood provided, but not for use when fire ban in effect). DURING BURN BAN ONLY PROPANE GRILL IS AVAILABLE.

$295.00*/1—2 persons/night
$30.00*/extra person/night
$25.00*/per pet/per night
*plus 13% tax
15% military, first responder, and teacher discount – Must Show ID at check-in

August-September Special – 15% off all reservations!

Inside this spacious home is the living/dining room with it’s cathedral ceiling. The focal point in the living room is the rock fireplace.  Reclaimed long leaf pine floors are throughout the home. A sofa and chairs are placed to not only enjoy the fireplace on a cold winter night, but also the flat screen television with DVD and selection of movies plus a game table. A large round table in the dining room is convenient to the open kitchen just steps away. The kitchen is fully furnished. Off of the kitchen is  the utility room and half bath, which is also entered from the hallway downstairs.

There are two bedrooms downstairs offering a king bed in one bedroom; the second bedroom has a queen plus bunk beds. The bath downstairs has a shower with jetted tub (plus the half bath in the utility room). Upstairs are two more bedrooms. The third bedroom has a king plus a futon that will sleep one or two persons. The bathroom has a shower. The fourth bedroom (loft) has a bunk bed with double sleeping on the bottom plus a trundle and a sofa. The bath upstairs bedroom has a shower.

This home is both comfortable and nicely appointed. There is much to do and see in this wonderful home. Outside is truly an adventurer’s delight.  Hike down to beautiful Bee Creek (seasonal) or cool your heels in Polander Creek (wet year round). Several longhorns make their home on this 63 acres of pastureland. Some of their names are Bangs, Little Liza, Claret, and Sweet Horseshoe J.

For family reunions, Grandmother’s Porch is nearby.


No Daily Housekeeping

(By making a reservation with a pet, you agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt pet policy.)

Rustic Springs Ranch


As soon as you drive through the gate at Rustic Springs Ranch, you’ll feel all the stresses of every day life lift from your shoulders. This serene ranch located on 68 acres is the perfect getaway for friends and family to relax and unwind.

Inside this spacious two story rock home boasts an open concept living, dining, and kitchen area which provides the perfect space for entertaining. You can also choose to lounge on the leather sofas while enjoying a movie in front of the warmth of the gas log fireplace. Regardless, there are plenty of windows in this space bringing the outdoors in. The Master Bedroom, which is also downstairs and has doors that open up to the wrap around porch, features wood floors, lux linens and an en suite with a walk-in shower and double vanity. There is also a second bedroom and bath located downstairs as well. Although the third bedroom is located upstairs in a spacious loft that looks over the main living area, it still feels private and has it’s very own bath and sitting area.

Whether you are spending your time indoors or out, you’ll be able to take in plenty of wildlife at Rustic Springs Ranch.  There’s even a pond  just a short walking distance from the house.

LOCATION – 10 miles from Fredericksburg

HOSTS – Home to yourselves

SLEEPS – Up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms; 2 Queen beds and 1 Queen in upstairs loft

BATH – 3 Full baths; Walk-in shower in Master Bath, Tub/Shower in second bath downstairs and shower in upstairs loft.

KITCHEN – Fully equipped kitchen with Keurig

BREAKFAST – No breakfast. Limited coffee and teas provided.

AMENITIES – 30” flat screen TV in living with Dish satellite, WiFi, gas log fireplace, wet bar, washer/dryer (detergent not provided), surround sound in living areas and porch, wrap around porch with outdoor seating, gas grill, pond, garage parking, short drive to local wineries






$480.00*/1—6 persons/night


$300.00*/1—2 persons/night (One bedroom)
$380.00*/3—4 persons/night (Two bedrooms)
$480.00*/5—6 persons/night (Two bedrooms plus loft bedroom)
*plus 13% tax


No Daily Housekeeping