Fredericksburg Country Homes
January/February 2017 Special: $150/1-2 people/night (excludes holidays)
The love of history, romance, quiet and adventure is elevated while staying at this cabin. The log room of the cabin was built in 1846, the year the State of Texas issued a title to this ranch’s first owner (a copy on display). A sample of the original interior finish (mud and straw) is also displayed. A stone kitchen and bedroom were added at later dates along with the modern bathroom. The log cabin was home to frontiersmen, but for 60 or more years it was used as a barn. Your host and family worked for three years to make this house the special place it is today.
The native stone front rock porch leads into the log cabin. The living room is furnished with an antique couch and chair placed to enjoy TV/DVD. The bedroom is furnished with a king bed. An antique armoire is provided for hanging clothes and stores extra bedding. Adjacent to the bedroom is the bathroom where you can enjoy a luxurious bath in a 7’ whirlpool tub.
The kitchen has an antique wood burning stove which has been converted to two burner electric cooktop. A refrigerator, electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and slow cooker are also provided. Dishes are in the old pie safe. Outside stairs (very steep) lead to a small loft style bedroom with two twin beds (great for children). Your hosts cook and deliver a hot breakfast each day.
The second bedroom is found across the dogtrot breezeway, and although rented as part of the cabin it is very private for the second couple in your group. Inside is a queen bed faced to enjoy the flat screen TV over the door. There is a small coffeebar with a coffeemaker, microwave and small refrigerator. A table for two is at the foot of the bed to enjoy morning coffee. The bath has a large tiled shower and notice the antique cabinet with the sink sunk into it. There are lots of special touches in this bedroom/bath, but my favorite is all of the Mason jars that have been converted into light fixtures.
Outside is a special treat! Flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds are grown as seasons permit. The spacious backyard has a picnic table and a lovely view of ranchland. There is also a covered area with a grill and a glider rocker. Deer are often seen, and there is a pond for fish (bass) is nearby. This is a working ranch, but you are welcome to walk trails or jog down the mile long granite gravel road. Hunting season begins the first weekend in November and continues through early January. This is a time to be very careful, so check with your host before hiking during the hunting season.
LOCATION- 8 miles from Main Street
HOSTS- Guest house to yourselves—Hosts live on the property
SLEEPS- 4 Adults—2 Children—King bed in cabin—Queen bed in second bedroom; Upstairs area has two twin beds. Guests do have an option to rent the queen bed with shower instead of the main cabin, but need to make this request at the time of the reservation. If choosing the second bedroom, the kitchen will not be available.
KITCHEN- Fully equipped kitchen in main cabin- stove, refrigerator, electric oven, microwave, toaster, slow cooker and coffeemaker; coffeebar in second bedroom
BATH- Large whirlpool tub for two; large tiled shower in second bedroom
BREAKFAST- Full hot breakfast delivered each morning at 8:30 a.m. to the main cabin for all guests (Hosts are willing to comply to special requests.)
AMENITIES- CH/A, TV (satellite), VCR, CD/DVD player, ceiling fan, front porch, picnic area, glider rocker, grill, fenced yard, fishing (bring your own equipment)- pond could be dry in drought conditions
$165.00*/1— 2 persons/night (King bed and whirlpool tub) (Other bedroom will be locked)
$245.00*/3—4 persons/night (Queen bed and shower)
*plus 13% tax
Guests do have an option to rent the queen bed with shower instead of the main cabin, but need to make this request at the time of the reservation. If choosing the second bedroom, the kitchen will not be available. If you want to rent the main cabin with the king bed and also use the shower in the second bedroom, there is an additional $30 per night charge.
Beginning January 1, 2017, we will require payment in full ten days before your arrival.
10% Military Discount
Must show ID at check in
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM ON EVENT WEEKENDS
No Daily Housekeeping
(By making a reservation with a pet, you agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt pet policy.)
Highway 16 North
Fredericksburg, TX 78624