Nestled in the hills just outside Fredericksburg alongside the year round flowing Palo Alto Creek, is a wonderful pioneer farmstead. Palo Alto Creek Farm retains all of its original buildings, providing a visual timeline from when this farmstead was first settled in 1854 by German immigrant Karl Itz and his bride, until the present day.
The Itz House – This original farm house circa 1875 is perfect for small groups of family and friends. Downstairs offers a living room with a wood burning fireplace, comfy sitting areas and an antique farm dining table. Two handsome wardrobes are used as accents in the house. The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, and the bath has a tub/shower. Enjoy making those special meals in the fully equipped kitchen, which comes complete with range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and coffeemaker. The sleeping porch on the front of the house has a day bed sleeping 2 people. Watch the deer come in to feed or just enjoy the surrounding countryside from this wonderful porch. Upstairs is a queen-size bed with a large bathroom with a shower. Bunk beds provide additional sleeping space upstairs. The stairs are original and very steep.
While staying a Palo Alto Creek Farm enjoy the abundant wildlife. Early in the morning, wild turkey have been known to meander up the creek, and there is a never ending display of bird activity and song. And, if you want a real soul-expanding experience, go outside at night and look up! The stars are incredible. Guests especially enjoy sitting in the swing under an 800 year old Live Oak to watch the deer that come in each evening. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, running, hiking or biking.
Maybe you saw Palo Alto in one or more of the following publications: Log Home Living (June, 2000) featured The Log Cabin; Country Accents (July/Aug 1998) features The Barn; Texas Journey (January/February 2000) features Palo Alto Creek Farm as one of the Five Great Romantic Getaways.; National Geographic Traveler (Nov/Dec. 2002) features The Barn; and Texas Monthly (Dec 2002) featured Palo Alto Creek Farm as one of 25 favorite things that make Texas delightfully different.
LOCATION – 5 miles from Fredericksburg from Main Street
HOSTS – Each home is private – home to yourselves – Other guests on
BREAKFAST – Continental breakfast is left
SLEEPS – Sleeps 2-6 persons – Queen size bed upstairs; queen size bed downstairs
Day bed on sleeping porch has two twins, bunk bed upstairs
BATH – Downstairs bath has a tub with shower; Upstairs bath has shower
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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