Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg
Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg:
John and I planned a little weekend getaway to Fredericksburglast weekend and so I thought I would share in case you are looking for a place to go for a getaway also. We absolutely LOVED it there. Fredericksburg is such a cute town in the Hill Country of Texasthat is known for it’s German heritage, cute shops, and amazing wineries!
Where We Stayed:
We stayed in the CUTEST little house less than a minute away from Main Street ( AKA where all the food/shops are!) It was the perfect location and size for John and I ( plus our two pups- they even have pet-friendly rentals!)
We booked Abigail’s cottage through Gastehaus Schmidt Lodging Service and couldn’t have been more pleased! They were SO easy to work with, super nice, and help you find a rental or bed and breakfast that fit your needs. Jessica, the owner, even gave us awesome recommendations on places to eat, what wineries to visit, and must see shops in the area!
How cute is this cottage?! This entire street was filled with adorable homes. The area felt super quaint and was such a relaxing place to be.Below is a quick tour of the rest of the house. It had an awesome living room to hang out in ( with a fireplace,) there was a full kitchen, dining area, and 2 bedrooms. Outside even had a hot tub!
John wanted me to tell you all that the bed and PILLOWS ( he is really big on pillows and has to sleep with four-five just for himself) were extremely comfortable. In this picture he actually stole my pillow!
Anyone else totally geek out when they get to sign the guest book? I LOVE doing that and totally over analyze what I should write each time. Plus I love reading what other people loved about the place too.
PS: How appropriate is this shirt? I totally have to make this vow every year in the fall. haha! I thought this shirt was too cute. It was one of the things I bought out shopping on Main Street.
Where We Ate:
The first morning we had breakfast at Sunset Grill and it was delish! This should be a must for breakfast on your visit! Another place we tried for Breakfast was the Old German Bakery ( it is over on main street.) It was super packed, and for good reason, the German pancakes are SO good and it was HUGE- it was literally draping over the sides of a very large plate.
We stumbled upon RathSkeller and decided to go there for lunch. It was not on any of the blogs I read or recommend by anyone, but man oh man it was so good. And to top it off I overheard the table next to us asking the server about how it was haunted, so of course I asked and she said that they had a long history of crazy things happening in the restaurant, because it used to be an old hospital for the town! Yep creepy, but in a cool way haha! We got the lunch special, which was a lavender and cheese ravioli. I wish I could eat that meal again, like right this very moment.
For dinner we went to The Auslander. This is basically the best place on main strip that offers the best German dinner experience and has been featured on a couple food/travel shows. There are several nicer restaurants along Main Street, but I was starving and didn’t feel like going home to change, so we opted for a more casual place. Other places that were recommended to us were Hondo’s, Otto’s and Vaudeville.
Several of my friends recommend the 290 Wine Shuttle. I am so glad we did this! They take you to all the wineries and you just hop on and off. They have shuttles every 15 minutes. You can see the full list of wineries they stop at on their website. The buses were very nice and were air conditioned, plus no drinking and driving!
Where we went:
- Baron’s Creek Vineyards– this one was my absolute favorite! The grounds are so beautiful. This was our first stop and I wish we would have stayed their all day.
- Becker Vineyards – Honestly, John and I were both super disappointed in this one. But that was mostly our fault, because we didn’t realize there is a beautiful outdoor patio with fields of beautiful flowers to see. Instead we did our wine tasting at a really crowded bar and it felt like was 5,000 degrees in there. So, if you go – make sure you sit outside! hah! There were a ton of people who were sitting outside having picnics and drinking wine!
- Four Point Cellars – I really liked this winery. It has a really neat outdoor sitting area and there was live music playing.
- Wedding Oak Winery – This winery was not whatI was expecting at all. When you pull up it says ” wild seed farm” and it was basically a nursery. There was a ton of flowers and pumpkins everywhere. You walked through the nursey and there were some shops, a general store, and a cute little winery in the back.
Next time we go, I definitely want to make it you to Grape Creek Vineyards. We drove through it, but the vineyard won’t allow the shuttles to drop off after 12:00, but the outside of the vineyard looked beautiful.
The only thing we didn’t have time for was to hike to enchanted rock, it’s only about 20 minutes outside of the city. On our next trip, I am definitely making time for this! I have heard it is beautiful. Everyone says to get there early if you plan on going.
I also want to thank Gastehaus Schmidt Lodging Service for partnering with us on this post and allowing us to stay in the cutest cottage ever! As always, John and I would never recommend a place to you that we didn’t absolutely love – and we seriously loved staying at Abigail’s cottage and working with Gastehaus Schmidt Lodging Service!
PS: Here is apicture John took of the town with his drone!
Dear Lindsey and John,
My wife also just visited Fredericksburg with her sister, but it sounds like her B&B experience was not quite as delightful as yours was. She said it was disappointing, the place smelled bad, and they were told that if they left the place too messy, her credit card would be charged additional for maid service! They were given vouchers to go get breakfast elsewhere. I don’t recall the name of the place, so I won’t be name-dropping on your forum today. I guess you never really referred to Abigail’s as a B&B, and perhaps I should research this for myself, but it seems to me like there could be a market there for a true B&B that actually serves breakfast. Not to take away from the breakfast experiences you discovered, because they sound great. I just feel like a good B&B ought to have some “&B” 🙂
I am glad you guys got to get away and have a little fun though.
So sorry they didn’t have a good experience with where they stayed 🙁