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. Whether you’re looking for historic homes or the best bed and breakfasts in Fredericksburg, Texas, we’ve got you covered! If you’re wondering about the best places to stay in Fredericksburg, TX, our list will surely help you.
If you’re looking for unique places to stay in Fredericksburg, then rent this charming little estate 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
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.
Price: from 155 USD per night
Number of Guests: 3
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 FBGFredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsfast wifi nice amenities cool back porch overlooking watercharming place very clean cozysuper clean modern and cozyvery chic clean and thoughtfully preparedvery clean with an exceptionally comfortable bed and linenseverything was clean and the attention to detail was great
Host:sarah was an amazing hostsarah was absolutely friendly and accommodatingsarah was a kind and caring host who made sure we had everything we neededthe host is so thoughtful and accommodatingthe hosts communicated very well and very quicklyRead more reviewsthe location is perfectperfect location just steps away from the action on main stthe location is excellent - right off main stperfect spot close enough to activity but yet such a cute little secret hideawaywhat a stylish space the location was fabulous- easy walk to shops and restaurants
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.
The Plum Cabin at Mendelbaum Winery Guest CabinsFredericksburg, TX, US
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.
The Fig Cabin at Mendelbaum Winery Guest CabinsFredericksburg, TX, US
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.
Counted among the best cabins in Fredericksburg, Texas, this rental 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 w/ large porch & fireplace
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and yummy breakfast cakecabin was very clean and comfortableRead more reviewsgood location and beautiful decoratedwould highly recommend this location to anyone that wants to get away and relaxthis property is very pretty but in a neighborhood next to another home close to the main roadbeing from the city this was the perfect place to to unwindclose enough to town but still feels like the country
The Oehler Haus is one of the best places to stay in Fredericksburg if you are planning a vacation with your entire family. 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 - Walking Distance from Main Street with Relaxing Hot Tub
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen and utensils were adequate and the decorations funky which added a bit of eccentric funthe beds were very comfortablethe home itself was clean and tidy and had plenty of parking
Host:property manager was accommodating and very helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful home and great locationit was an easy walk to downtowni highly recommend this cute placeloved the house great location and easy to get anywhere in townwe enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub and like the short walk to main street
During your trip, how about renting this beautiful bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg? 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 Into Wide Open Spaces!
Top guest reviewsthe king bed was so comfortablewe slept like babies in the bed and loved the fireplace in the bedroomthe property is spacious clean very well decorated and surrounded by beautiful texas country/farm vistas
Host:property owners are friendly and hospitableour host made our stay special by recognizing our anniversarythe host is friendly helpful and available to help in any way she canowner was so gracious and friendly the house was beautifully decorated and so invitingpam and byron are so kind and helpful we enjoyed every minuteRead more reviewsjust a really neat place pam loves her animals so much
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.
Across the Way Ellas Cottage | 2/1 Cottage | Hot Tub | In Town
Top guest reviewsvery clean and decorated beautifullygreat experience and great cleanliness hot tub was very niceRead more reviewswe really enjoyed our visit and were happy with the location
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
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:: Walk to Main Street (FBGTX15007)Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthis cottage is very charming and cozyloved the space and was very comfortablethe beds were very comfortablethe beds were very comfortablehaving two king beds instead of queen beds was very nicetotally clean and comfortableit was very clean and cozyit was very cleanit is very clean and well maintainedwhat a charming clean and comfortable house
Host:great hostlauren was a great hostsuch welcoming hospitality by the hostsour host was very friendly and prompt with their response timelauren and melanie were amazing hostsRead more reviewsgreat location definitely within walking distance of main streal cute house close to downtowngreat location cute house comfortable bedsa great location close to main streetgreat location and a fun space
Stay in a gorgeous and well-appointed villa during your holiday in Fredericksburg. Perfect for a romantic getaway, this villa has a beautifully furnished living area with a fireplace, a modern kitchen, a cozy dining area, a plush king bed, and a full bathroom. The interior of the villa is very chic and modern. Outside, there is a beautiful swimming pool, a garden and a poolside seating area. Main Street is just a short walk away from this property.
Downtown Retreat Dream Catcher Suite | Walk to Main | Shared Hot Tub and PoolFredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe space is very comfortable and well-appointedthis was the perfect cottage for a weekend stay & the pool was the cherry on topwe especially loved the fireplace and moveable tvit was very cozy and warm with elegant touchesvery clean and stylishvery nice and clean placeroom was clean comfortable and super cutethis space was excellent clean and i had a wonderful timesuccess super easy checkin very clean very quiet and very comfortable will definitely be backRead more reviewsgreat stay and excellent locationcutest place to stay for couples and very close to downtown activitiesvery clean and comfortable room and in walking distance to shops and restaurantswe loved this well-appointed very clean villa in a quiet area yet only a short walk to main street
This remodeled home, which was originally built in 1917, is spacious, beautiful, and located right in the heart of Fredericksburg. It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 6 beds in total, which is why it can house up to 12 guests. It has an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining space. You also have a front porch that offers the perfect spot to enjoy your coffee in the morning. The huge backyard has a swimming pool, a hot tub, and lounge furniture. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and prepare meals. Finally, the bedrooms make use of bamboo mattresses and beddings, which means you will definitely get a good night’s sleep.
Heart of Fredericksburg w/Pool,Hot-Tub&GrillFredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pool and deck are amazingthe pool is beautiful with a nice backyard deck and hot tubthe bedding is nice boho chic style plenty of soap toilet paper garbage bags coffee etcthe large table allowed us room to spread out and play board gamescleanliness a unique space and comfortable amenitiesthe house was sparkling clean and very beautifulthe pool was clean as was the hot tubhouse was beautiful spacious and cleanbeautiful spacious clean more than enough beds for the 5 of usgreat house it was spacious clean and relaxing and very well located
Host:this home was outstanding and the host was superbgreat property and friendly host and property managerbeautiful place the host came by to introduce herself and make sure that everything was ok with the propertywe absolutely loved this place it is so charming and the staff were so friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful place close to townamazing location close to downtown fredericksburggreat place and central locationit's within walking distance of downtown and all the wonderful shopping and diningvery cute and cozy place
This gorgeous home is located not far from the heart of Fredericksburg. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can house up to 10 guests. The amount of space this home has makes it perfect for large families or groups of friends. There are four king-size beds and two queen-size beds divided across six bedrooms. Guests can easily prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen or lounge in the living room, which has a leather sofa, four upholstered armchairs, HDTV, and a Blu-ray player. The dining table can seat eight people. High-speed WiFi is available, and guests can also enjoy the outdoor living area, which has a fire pit, a hot tub, and a swimming pool.
Hot Tub , PRIVATE POOL, bachelorettes welcome, outdoor spaces galore to hang out ✭✭✭✭✭Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsadorable house great pool and lots of sleeping spacesofa-very wife seat -perfectly comfortable for napswe loved hanging out by the pool the jacuzzi and the camp firethe whole space was amazing plenty of room for our big group and we loved the outdoor seating areaswe loved the bathroom items that were provided- shampoos lotions makeup remover etcvery clean as wellclean great communication super easy instructionsit was very clean and welcomingthe house is very clean and invitingwe appreciated the cleanliness and attention to detail
Host:teresa is a great hostthe host was very responsive and easily reachedwill definitely be staying here again very kid friendly and great ownerssuper clean great communications with owner and local managerthe house was wonderful and teresa was a spectacular host we can't wait come back next yearRead more reviewsthe location is also amazingthe location is great and just a short drive to main stperfect location everything you need with no reason to leavethis quaint house is close to main street and is beautifully aged insidethe beds were comfortable close to town
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 - No. 1 - Washington Street SuiteFredericksburg, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat big tv in bedroom and all the amenities we neededthe room was gorgeous though wifi was so weak pretty much didn’t workspa type amenities great bed and comfortable space to wind down after wine touringthat said the room itself was really greathuge shower area and beautiful sinkvery clean and spacious roomsuch a clean cozy spaceit was very clean nice and luxuriousthe room was new clean well donethis place is super clean and cool
Host:sarah was extremely responsive and kind throughoutsarah is a great host that will answer questions in a timely mannerfast and very friendly servicesarah was very responsive and gave a bunch of great recommendations for places to go in the areawonderful host great location highly recommendedRead more reviewsthe location is amazing and so close to everythingperfect location to walk to everything downtownwonderful place super close to main streetthe location is amazing and just steps from main st shopping and dininggreat location within walking distance of main street and storefronts for wineries
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. And if you’re wondering where to stay in Fredericksburg, Texas, our list will surely help you. 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.
Frequently asked questions about where to stay in Fredericksburg, Texas
1. Which are the best cheap Airbnbs in Fredericksburg?
2. Which vacation rentals in Fredericksburg are good for families?
Several vacation rentals in Fredericksburg are good for families. For the best options, book a stay at these rentals: i) The Wagen Haus at Marktplatz ii) Fredericksburg getaway iii) stone country home with breakfast.
3. Which is the best Airbnb with a pool in Fredericksburg?
Very few Airbnbs in Fredericksburg have a pool. If you are keen on staying at a property that offers access to one, then consider booking this romantic villa in downtown Fredericksburg.
4. What’s the cleaning and sanitisation process for accommodations during COVID-19?
The cleaning and sanitisation process between guest stays may differ depending on the host (if you’re booking a vacation rental) or hotel/resort. The CDC has issued guidelines for businesses and communities to follow. All accommodations will clean and sanitise your booked accommodation before and after your stay.
Cleaning: this refers to the removal of dust and dirt from surfaces (by sweeping, vacuuming and/or mopping). Your accommodation will also be cleaned by emptying bins, replacing bedsheets and towels etc.
Sanitisation: this refers to the use of CDC-approved chemicals to kill germs/bacteria, and of course the COVID-19 virus, from surfaces like doorknobs and lightswitches.
5. Can I cancel my reservation? What’s the cancellation policy?
The short answer is yes. However, whether you’ll get fully refunded for your reservation is another thing. Cancellation policies are decided by the host (for a vacation rental) or hotel/resort and can therefore vary. You should check your booking confirmation for details on the cancellation policy and the cancellation fees or refund for your booking.
6. What’s the average price for an accommodation in Fredericksburg?
The average price for accommodations in Fredericksburg is 75-446 USD, and properties near the Rappahannock River can range between 230-446 USD.
7. What’s there to do near Fredericksburg?
Visitors can find activities such as river tubing, canoeing, and kayaking near Fredericksburg. For adults, there are lots of great breweries and wineries in the area too (our top picks are Pontotoc Vineyards, Elk Store Winery and Distillery, and Lost Draw Cellars). There are lots restaurants nearby too, for a great German meal, we highly recommend Otto’s. Cabernet Grill offers a wonderful taste of the wine country, Pasta Bella offers excellent Texas-size Italian cuisine.
8. Are there any hiking spots in or near Fredericksburg?
Yes! Our top picks for hikes are Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Old Tunnel State Park and Bat Cave, and Fredericksburg Nature Center and Trail Head.
9. What’s the best thing to eat in Fredericksburg?
The best food in the area is BBQ or German food. Fredericksburg has a rich German food scene and also a great BBQ food scene.
10. Can I host an event in an Airbnb rental?
Yes - well it depends on the Airbnb host. Each property has different house rules, some Airbnb hosts allow their properties to be rented out for events or parties. To find properties where parties and events are allowed, click on “more filters” on the search results page, and scroll down to “house rules”, you can then click “parties/events allowed”.
Do note that due to the pandemic, Airbnb has currently banned all events at listings (violation of this ban will result in the removal of your account if you’re a guest or listing if you’re a host).
11. Should I buy travel insurance for my trip?
Travel insurance is always a great idea if you’re going on an expensive trip. That way, if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you know that you’ll be covered for prepaid, non-refundable and cancellation fees. Read our guide on trip cancellation insurance cover to learn more.
12. What are the best restaurants in Fredericksburg?
[Disclaimer]: Due to COVID-19, restaurants/eating establishments may either be closed due to restrictions or have had to close down permanently. Please be sure to check for updated information from the official websites before planning your visit.
Hondo’s on Main is a nice casual spot with great food and live music. Another great spot with live music is Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse. For something a little different, try Otto’s German Bistro for a taste of German food made from locally sourced produce. A fun and family-friendly option is Tubby’s Ice House.
13. Are there any unique experiences in Fredericksburg?
Yes! Book a haunted trolley tour and learn about some of the most haunted buildings and places in Fredericksburg. This tour is available for all ages, but only those above 21 will be able to partake in the drinking.
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