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12 Best Places To Stay In Fredericksburg, TX

Maria Cristina
Updated Jun 01, 2018

Fredericksburg is fondly called by its Old German residents as Fritztown. It is a city established in 1846 and named after the prince of Prussia, Prince Frederick. The town has a strong German influence and it is evident with the language they use (Texas German) as well as their way of living (which involves lots of food, wine, music and the outdoors).

Located in the eastern-center of Gillespie County, it is 115 kilometers (70 miles) to the north of San Antonio and 125 kilometers (78 miles) to the west of Austin. It has a rich, rugged mountainous terrain that is perfect for farming. The Fredericksburg-Stonewall area is popularly known as Texas’ peach capital.

This location is also the tourist’s jump off point when they want to visit the wineries located in Texas hill country. Golf and cycling are some of their major outdoor sports and tourist attractions. If you would want to experience the Texas farm life for a change, do visit Fritztown. Aside from a lot of polka and live country music, you’ll find stately farm homes like the ones listed below that will make your stay a remarkable experience.

1. The Wagen Haus at Marktplatz (from 75 USD per night)

This charming little estate is located in the downtown historical district. It is a romantic one-bedroom getaway that is complete with a traditional wood burning fireplace and a private porch patio. You are just one block away from Marktplatz and the central main street is just two blocks away.

The Wagen House accommodates a small family or group of four comfortably. You are provided a king bed in a bedroom with a unique slanted ceiling. The sleeper sofa in the common area can fit two more guests.

The hosts will provide for the linens and the gourmet coffee in the kitchen that you can enjoy sipping while out on the patio. Though restaurants are just within walking distance, the hosts would like you to experience their home-cooked meals. They’ll be happy to assist you with your travel plans for they have a 24-hour management team always available to assist you.

The Wagen Haus at Marktplatz

Price: from 75 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4

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2. Rumpelstilzchen Cottage (from 155 USD per night)

This quaint little cottage seems like a page taken out of the German classic fairy tale book. The owners have thought of everything. They decorated this cottage with old-fashioned country-style interiors to give it a charming storybook ambiance.

You’ll enjoy reliving your favorite childhood fairy tale complete with the spindle at the loft. Enchanted music plays the minute you enter the door. The cottage has a huge bedroom that comfortably sleeps three and one bathroom with a shower.

The kitchen and living room has beautiful vintage furniture. Enjoy your evenings sitting by the outdoor fire pit, enjoying a glass of wine with the sound of music in the air. The owner brings you breakfast every morning with pleasant conversation.

Rumpelstilzchen Cottage

Price: from 155 USD per night

Number of Guests: 3

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3. Starry's studio: Chic suite in the heart of FBG (from 282 USD)

Experience living in an urban chic style with this artist’s abode located two blocks away from Main Street and within steps from the shopping district. This 90 square meter (900 square foot) studio features hotel style amenities and posh interiors. It is ideal for a couple’s getaway.

It is sophisticated in design with clean lines, modern furniture, and fixtures. The property is owned by one of the local artists so expect the unit to be tastefully designed with a lot of colorful artwork on display. You have your own private entrance to the unit so you can enjoy the privacy of being a special guest of Starry’s studio.

Starry's studio: Chic suite in the heart of FBG

Price: from 282 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Plum Cabin (from 108 USD per night)

The Plum Cabin is located near the South Grape Creek where you can enjoy long walks in a lush forest. It is walking distance to nearby wineries like the Mendelbaum and 290 wine trail. It is a one story cabin with simple amenities like a bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen and an outdoor patio.

This property also features a communal hot tub. You can end the evenings sitting on the porch and enjoy the outdoor scenery under a starry night sky. Adults with children are welcome but pets are not allowed. The property has wheelchair access making it friendly for the physically challenged.

Plum Cabin

Price: from 108 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Fig Cabin (from 125 USD average per night)

This charming little cabin is located within walking distance of Mendelbaum Winery where you can have wine samplings of the best Israeli and Texas vintage wines. This peaceful hideaway is surrounded by a natural forest where you can take a stroll along the Lower South Grape Creek and commune with nature. You also have easy access to other wineries along the 290 wine trail.

The cabin is a one story structure that can accommodate four people in one bedroom. It has a wrap around balcony, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor play area for the kids and your own hot tub. Adults with children and pets are welcome.

Fig Cabin

Price: from 125 USD average per night

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Relaxing and rustic dog-friendly cabin with large porch and fireplace (from 200 USD per night)

Will’s cabin is situated in a quiet location that is 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the center of Fredericksburg. It is close to the wineries, restaurants, and shops of the town. The little wooden cabin is all about charm.

It has a postcard-pretty interior with its rustic wooden furniture and loft style bedroom that is big enough for a honeymooning couple. The kitchen is small and basic. The bathroom is attached to the bedroom and features a jetted bathtub.

Two small dogs are welcome to stay with a nightly fee. The little pups will enjoy running around the grassy outdoors while you watch them from the rocking chair on the porch. You have amenities like a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, a fireplace, heating, provisions for linens and towels and cable TV.

Relaxing and rustic dog-friendly cabin with large porch and fireplace

Price: from 200 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Fredericksburg getaway (from 376 USD per night)

The Oehler Haus is perfect if you are planning a vacation with the whole family in tow. The property can fit 10 people with its four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. This stately 1900s home is located just a few blocks away from the main street, restaurants and shopping centers.

You have a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook family meals and a large living room where the family can gather to just chill, watch TV or play games. The backyard has a beautiful landscape perfect for barbecue parties. It also features a private hot tub perfect for water therapy.

Fredericksburg getaway

Price: from 376 USD per night

Number of Guests: 10

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8. Spin on out in wide open spaces (from 195 USD per night)

How about renting this home with the personal touch? This stone country home is your private escape from urban life. It sits on 9 hectares (23 acres) beside a classic red barn and a friendly neighbor.

You get fresh eggs and breakfast every morning. There’s a free bottle of wine, sweets, and snacks once you check in. The house is big enough for a family of four. You’ll feel right at home with traditional Texan hospitality with the food stocked in the ref and the friendly owners who live next door. The huge bed at home is the best place to snuggle after a day of shopping and wine tasting on Main Street.

Spin on out in wide open spaces

Price: from 195 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4

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9. Albert's Alsatian (from 163 USD per night)

Albert’s Alsatian is among the most important historical buildings in Fritztown. Former President Bush sought out this lodging when he visited this town. The delightful cottage was formerly a barn owned by the Knoff family. Today, this property is yours to enjoy except on Sundays when the owners occupy the cabin.

The fabulous cottage is a restoration done by a local artist. It sits on the property surrounded by a flower garden, floating moat, and a hammock. The house retained its French doors that open to the cottage and German stone masonry. It has a high vaulted ceiling that makes it bright and spacious.

It has the typical features of a home – fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms that sleep six people, two bathrooms, and living room. The highlight of the home is the wood burning fireplace inside the bathroom. On the second floor is another bedroom with a Rapunzel window that overlooks the living room.

Albert's Alsatian

Price: from 163 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Perfect girlfriends' getaway (from 155 USD per night)

This colorful casita is ideal for getaways with your mom or girlfriends. It has two bedrooms that can accommodate five travelers. Each room has their own Mexican gypsy theme. It is located just two minutes away from the nearest shopping center, museum, restaurants, and active nightlife. You have the nearest access to wine country tours.

Each room has their own private entrance and ensuite bathrooms. They are designed to be back to back with an outdoor space being shared by the guests. The brightly colored interiors are decorated with furnishings and accessories that are from the personal collection of the owners during their travels around New Mexico and Texas.

The casita is complete with modern amenities like WiFi, flat screen tv, and a fully stocked kitchen. Continental breakfast is served every day with free water, juice, fruits, German pastries, coffee, tea and snacks provided by the owner. What more can you ask for?

Perfect girlfriends' getaway

Price: from 155 USD per night

Number of Guests: 5

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11. Emigrant's Inn (from 109 USD)

When it comes to your one-stop shop for all things world-class hospitality while in the Fredericksburg region, you’ll find yourself hard-pressed to locate anything more upscale or more affordable than this privilege of a room at the Emigrant’s Inn. The space itself proves the ideal location for a couple to spend some well-deserved alone time together, in an atmosphere that sports a single bedroom and a private bathroom. An excellently-lit interior and a wonderful series of elegant furnishings together help to set your room at the Emigrant’s Inn apart from the rest, at the Fireside Suite, the junction of thrill and holistic rejuvenation.

At the Emigrant’s Inn, you’re actually staying at the closest getaway to iconic Main Street! Check out all of the exciting venues that downtown Fredericksburg has to offer, from its restaurants to its cafes to its dynamic nightlife. The Nimitz is also only a close walk away, and whenever you’re in the mood for a tasty treat, all you need to do is visit the Twister Sisters’ Bakery. From the corner of Washington and Main, you’ll be gifted with a virtual all-access pass to the finest that the city district has in store.

Furthermore, this sanctuary stay offers all guests with unrivaled access to a terrific selection of onsite amenities, among them air conditioning, heating, laundry provisions, living essentials, television, wireless Internet access, and free parking on the premises. Relax in the hot tub after a productive day making the region entirely your own, and enjoy the security that comes with keyless Airbnb entry. Whether you’re own the region to try out the Fredericksburg Pub Pedal Tour, or simply to get away from it all, this Airbnb stay proves ideally suited to eliminate the distance between yourself and some the finest accommodations that the state offers.

Emigrant's Inn

Price: from 109 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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12. Cottage 506 (from 99 USD)

Welcome to the privilege of a getaway that is Cottage 506, the ideal Airbnb provision that proves equal parts invigoration and relaxation. A farmhouse cottage that has been entirely modernized and now caters to six lucky guests searching for the stay of their lives in the Fredericksburg region, Cottage 506 easily succeeds in delivering weekend and weekday stays that routinely defy expectations. Across two bedrooms, complete with three beds and a private bathroom, you’ll have the entire house to work with, together with a wonderfully large assemblage of world-class amenities.

Your friendly hosts are always available to answer any of your questions regarding the house itself, or inquiries pertaining to the region. As attractive a staple as any landmark in the immediate vicinity, Main Street delivers a true town feel to all visitors, with its portfolio if renowned restaurants, refreshing bars, and recreational outlets. Take a walk around town at your own pace, and soak in the sun while you discover quaint boutique venues. When you’re not out seeing the finest that Fredericksburg has to offer you, it’s time to relax in an expansive family room; get the fire pit going once the sun sets for a comfortable, homey atmosphere.

Your stay comes already stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine, as well as free tasting coupons redeemable at the Lost Draw Cellars not far from your property itself. Additionally, you’re gifted access to cable television, air conditioning, heating, laundry provisions, and a workspace conducive for those traveling on business. Put continuous, wireless Internet access to good use, along with a stocked kitchen and coffee maker, for the ideal beginning to each and every morning.

Cottage 506

Price: from 99 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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All the good things are in Fritztown

There are so many reasons why Fredericksburg should be your next vacation stop. This Texan city with a great German heritage is filled with fun activities like wine and beer festivals, good food and great music plus the great outdoors. Accommodations are aplenty and what makes them interesting is the old country vibe they exude.

Some may be pricey but it is a good deal considering most of the properties are huge and include the wild outdoors. Who knows? You might fall in love with the place and make your vacation a permanent one.

This article was originally published on Jul 20, 2017

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Maria's hubby calls her a free-spirited gal. She's not afraid to try new things, explore new places, and taste what's new on the menu. Traveling is one of the luxuries she enjoys the most. When...Read more

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