Only a few blocks from the fabled Fredericksburg Main Street, you will find a secret suite amongst the trees. The Dovecote, a 1910’s Victorian home has been recently restored by your hostess and her parents. Follow your way along the rock path to the stairs south of the house, enjoy the cottage garden along the way. As you find your way up the stairs, you will find yourself perched with the pecan treetops.
The sitting room is ample enough to afford a love seat and several cushy chairs. Decorated with an eclectic pastel pallet, the sitting room invites you to read a book, watch television, discuss the day’s adventure, or plan tomorrow’s foray into Fredericksburg. Put your feet up on the bench coffee table and relax. Many of the antiques have been passed down through generations.
The antique table, which is hostess’ parent’s first antique, is often adorned with wonderful old linens, bringing memories of breakfast with your favorite, maybe colorful, grandmother. A unique, homemade cabinet houses a microwave, coffeemaker and small refrigerator. Part of the cabinet was purchased locally in the Hill Country, the base was composed by various scrap pieces salvaged from the home’s restoration.
The bedroom invites a cozy atmosphere with the custom pillows and linens. Relax in the queen-size antique iron bed, passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. Lamps on either side of the bed provide the perfect reading light. At night after the lights are out, look upward to enjoy a special celestial surprise. The bath is very spacious and quite cheerful. As in other parts of the suite, antiques abound, including a French wire rack, vanity stool, and display dishes. The efficient shower complete with a generous sitting bench is very spacious.
Before leaving the Dovecote, take a moment to look out and enjoy the cutting garden to the southwest and the formal vegetable garden in the backyard.
LOCATION - Six blocks north of Main Street in a residential
HOST - Suite located above hostess’ home
SLEEPS - Three persons - queen-size bed in suite —– Single
BATH - One bath with shower
KITCHEN - Coffeebar with microwave, small refrigerator, and
BREAKFAST - breakfast coupon are left with coffee and teas
AMENITIES - Central heat/air, Cable TV, DVD, CD/tape player with
CDs, small refrigerator, microwave, wonderful yard with gardens
Stay for a third night free on a mid week reservation.
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
An enchanting, cozy, and warm atmosphere that was a delight to return to each night. The home was stocked with fresh fruit, juices, coffees, teas, hot cereals, and best of all with what appeared to be homemade scones/muffins. They were fantastic. This really made the stay feel very special. We ate those muffins each day. The decor was eccentric while still being very comforting, and it created a warm atmosphere. The bathroom was clean and spacious. The beds were comfy and it felt overall like it could have been my own personal space, and not just another place to stay.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | gene roush
After receiving the keys, from Gastehaus office, we went to the B&B; only to find the a/c in upstairs room had not been turned on. We returned twice, but room hadn't cooled down. Stayed with friends until late that night and it was uncomfortable then (heat). Didn't stay the 2nd night and went back to fort worth. We've been staying at numerious B&B;'s for over 20 something years in your beautiful town and except for this experience, everything has always been very exciting. Safety Issue...the partial cobble stone walk from gate to stairs (through yard and around shrubs) is not lighted and is very unlevel. It's an accident looking to happen. I don't have our appointment book with me and can't remember the date, although it was this year.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Mojinch
We had stayed in the Dovecote several years ago, so this stay was familiar and pleasant. I do miss the sweet bread you use to leave on the table for breakfast, but, all in all, great stay and wonderful price. Look forward to staying with you again.
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