This historic marker home has been owned by only two families since it was built in the late l860s. The Baethge family built a three-room structure and attic. Your hosts have displayed the clay bricks and log beams used in the original construction. The old "Rumpelkammer" (junkroom) is now a modern bathroom with a Jacuzzi. Before 1901 the rock portion of the home was added and is presently the open kitchen, dining, and living room. The Behrend family bought the house in 1937. They renovated the house to be used as a guest house, and the Behrend clan enjoys showing off the history so evident in the house, the outbuildings, and the heirlooms they have displayed.
Entering the foyer, family heirlooms are apparent. An antique sewing machine is displayed, a family quilt is hung, and the roll-top desk displays the guest book.
One of the bedrooms has a king-sized bed created with wood from the old corral on the property. Adjoining the bedroom is a modern bath with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. The second bedroom with its brass queen-sized bed displays a quilt bedspread and fluffy pillows. A box of dried flowers and a family quilt are hung to highlight the white walls and wood floors. An adjacent bath has a claw foot tub.
The kitchen, dining, and living room are an open concept with an area dedicated to the kitchen (equipped for light cooking), the dining room area with a wood table for four and a family china cabinet, and the living room with a rock fireplace. A sofa and chair are accented by blue braid rugs highlighting the wood floors.
The front porch swing is perfect for enjoying the country views. This home is located only 3.1 miles from Fredericksburg.
LOCATION: - 3 1/2 miles Northwest of Fredericksburg
HOST: - Guest house all to yourselves
SLEEPS: - Four People Master bedroom - King-sized bed; Bedroom - Queen-sized bed
BATH: - 2 Baths-One with Jacuzzi and shower—– One with antique footed tub
KITCHEN: - Furnished for light cooking, includes range, microwave, refrigerator
BREAKFAST: - Coffee and teas are left—no breakfast
PETS - NO
CHILDREN - YES
SMOKING - OUTSIDE
AMENITIES: - CH&A;, Wood Fireplace, Porch with swing, TV, DVD, Historical Marker, Grill, Jacuzzi (single), Microwave, one carport
$155.00*/1 or 2 persons/night (Fri-Sat, includes Events and Holidays)
$130.00*/1 or 2 persons/night (Sun-Thurs, excludes events and holidays)
$30.00*/extra person/night (including infants)
*plus 13% tax
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM
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