Austin Street Retreat continues to be one of the most frequently photographed homes in Fredericksburg. Its Fachwork log cabin and limestone walls manifest the pioneer building techniques that make the pre-Victorian architecture of Fredericksburg so enduring and pleasing. With an eye for premium quality including fine linens and custom designed bedding, solid brass fixtures, superior quality whirlpools and elegant appointments, the Retreat has grown to five suites each with a private terrace. The yard is beautifully kept and includes many perennials from the LBJ Ranch. The owners’ love of Texas historic architecture and glamorous, comfortable surroundings all culminate in these five suites. Located in Fredericksburg’s National Historic District, this is a premier property. The immigrant heritage and a European sense of design and style are a natural combination which provide a truly personal “Retreat” in the Hill Country. There are five suites–Kristin’s, Maria’s, Eli’s, Annie’s and El Jefe’s.
Maria’s Cabin – It all began around 1867 when John and Maria Walter built the log cabin structure and began raising their family. The heritage of these pioneers is preserved here. The walls are eighteen inches thick and built to last. The original paint exists on the ceiling as do the original wood floor and beautiful wavy glass in the windows. Added later, as the family grew and prospered, was the limestone room. These two rooms are currently bedrooms. The log room contains a queen-size cedar bark bed. In the limestone room, a queen-size cherry sleigh bed is featured. The linens are cozy and modern evoking the era of the home. Maria would be pleasantly surprised to see that her durchgang is now used as a cozy whirlpool room that opens onto a rock terrace. A pecan tree is the centerpiece here and jasmine and ivy climb the walls. Relaxation comes easily in the New Orleans wrought iron furniture.
In addition to the two bedrooms and whirlpool room, there is a powder room, dressing room, and sitting room. Modern day conveniences include a phone, Cable TV, radio/CD player, refrigerator, microwave, and halogen lighting.
LOCATION – One block off Main Street in the Historic District
HOST – You have each suite to yourself – No host on premises
KITCHEN – Coffee bar with microwave, refrigerator, sink
BREAKFAST – Coffee, tea, cocoa and popcorn provided
SLEEPS – 4 Persons – Two bedrooms each with queen size beds
BATH – Whirlpool tub for two with handheld shower
AMENITIES – Central Heat/Air, whirlpool tub for two, private terrace, Cable TV (flat screen), DVD, cell phone docking station, CD Player, hairdryer
$190.00*/1 to 2 persons per night (Fri-Sat, Holidays and Events)
$155.00*/1 to 2 persons/night- Sun-Thurs, excluding Holidays and Events)
$25.00*/extra 3-4 persons/night
$25.00*/per pet/night (Limit One Pet)
*plus 13% tax
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM ON EVENT WEEKENDS
(By making a reservation with a pet, you agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt pet policy.)TripAdvisor property ID 2416698...Read more
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