The 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: Annie's, El Jefe, Eli's, Kristin's and Maria's.
There is a jewel resting among the large old pecan trees at the back of the German Immigration Company Townlot called Annie's Cabin. You might expect to come upon this little cabin out in the woods, while hiking through Europe, yet it is located in a private setting behind the Austin Street Retreat. Annie's Cabin is famous in Fredericksburg for a look and feel that is nouveau Victorian and sexy at the same time. This spacious cabin (with a bath as large as many bedrooms) conjures a sensuous evening of tranquility and romance. The look was achieved by giving total artistic control to the owners of the Homestead.
The stuccoed exterior and window boxes give you a hint of the charm waiting inside. The bedroom/sitting room you enter has a time worn look with smokey rose walls. The head and front of the king-size bed are made of an old iron fence embellished by a Fredericksburg craftsman to make it a "Cupid's arrow" bed. Wall stenciling carries out that theme. A fireplace and handpainted Victorian cottage chest add more touches of romance. Two cozy upholstered chairs offer a place to ponder the simplicity and beauty of this cottage.
The bathroom includes walls that are the color and texture of parchment paper, and a soaking tub for two surrounded by native rock. Inspired ideas from the designers include a tree branch towel rack and a built in shadow box shelf filled with treasures from near and far.
LOCATION - One block off Main Street in the Historic District
HOST - You have each suite to yourself - No host on premises
PETS-Yes (Limit 1 - Pet must be crated in your absence and must not bother other guests.)
KITCHEN - Coffee bar with microwave, refrigerator, sink
BREAKFAST - Coffee, tea, cocoa and popcorn provided
SLEEPS - 2 Persons - King-sized bed in bedroom
BATH Large soaking tub and seperate shower
AMENITIES - HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET, 32" HD flat screen TV, Central Heat/air, soaking tub for two, shower, fireplace, CD player, cell phone docking station.
$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*/pet/night (limit 1)
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM ON EVENT WEEKENDS
By making a reservation with a pet, I agree to the Gästehaus Schmidt
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