Located only five minutes from Fredericksburg, it’s a world away from city life. The property is bordered by two creeks all three cabin have access to a creek. Each cabin was designed and buil-in conjunction with Laughlin Homes and Restoration, a nationally awarded leader in luxury home building. Double Deer Ranch has a wide array of wildlife to enjoy—deer, turkey, foxes and a birders paradise. The cattle is of special note, Double Deer Ranch runs Belted Galloways, a rare heritage breed imported from Scotland. Typically prized by gourmets for their lean, marbled beef, but the owners just think they’re cute. A pair of miniature donkeys, Precious and Sister are always happy to greet visitors. The three cabins are:
Expect the unexpected. This inconspicuous barn houses a luxurious contemporary retreat from the hum-drum. A set of oversized mahogany entry doors mirror the faux barn doors on the opposite wall. The locally created king bed is topped with an array of vintage washed Italian sheets and quilts. Accented by an eclectic collection of industrial farm house objects and contemporary design elements, such as electric guitars and graphic art—Coyote is a fusion of imaginative expression. The sleek kitchenette offers a coffeemaker, microwave and fridge. A double sided fireplace can be enjoyed from the living area as well as from the whirlpool tub for two. The ultra luxurious bath is certainly something you’ll talk about all the way home. The whirlpool tub for two over looks the creek cliff. Custom tiled with colorful slate….large shower with massaging river stone floor…..contemporary fixtures. Plus the cabin has been extra insulated to guarantee a restful night sleep.
Inspired by the rustic Texas Hill Country, Paloma is anything but roughing it. The king sized iron bed is inspired by European antiques. Luxurious vintage washed Italian cotton sheets and quilts are simply dreamy. A pair of club chairs flank the pioneer inspired stone fireplace. Above the fireplace a giclee created by a talented Texan pulls together ranch traditions through an array of playful colors. The original hangs in a stadium skybox at your hostess’ alma mater in Austin. Throughout the cabin you’ll find reclaimed wood furniture made by local artisans. Whirlpool tub for two overlooks the countryside and creek below. Thick, fluffy towels wrap you in luxury. A custom tile shower has a massaging river rock floor. Kitchen with full sized fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Situated near the convergence of two creeks, you’ll enjoy a nearly year round breeze.
Reminiscent of the charming stone pioneer homes found throughout Fredericksburg. Twig blends nature with lavish lodgings. A calming palette of white and cream is the perfect backdrop to relax and recharge. The unique brand chandelier was fashioned by an artist with a need to bring the outdoors in. Two overstuffed chairs clad in chenille wing the stone fireplace. Better than sleeping on a cloud—the massive hand carved king bed is clothed in vintage washed Italian linens. A windo lit nook offers a place to enjoy a cup of coffee while overlooking the pastures. The kitchenette has everything you need, including a fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Whirlpool tub for two is perfect to melt your cares away. The shower for two with two shower heads offers a river rock floor to massage your feet…..The back patio area overlooks a year round creek. Most evenings a small herd of deer will be at the window. Twig reflects the beauty and serenity in the landscape3. Shakespeare said it best, “one touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
LOCATION – Approximately 5 miles from town on Hwy. 16 North
HOSTS – Your hosts live on the property, but cabin is private
BREAKFAST – Breakfast Certificates are left, plus Starbucks coffee and gourmet teas
SLEEPS – Two persons—King bed
BATH – Large whirlpool tub (sani-jet)
KITCHEN – Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator with freezer, hot water kettle
AMENITIES – Whirlpool (sani jet) tub for two, (Twig has a double shower for two), wood fireplace, luxurious linens, High Definition TV, Direct TV, BluRay/DVD play, iPod dock, two creeks, private patio, working ranch, abundant wildlife
$220.00*/1 or 2 persons/night (Fri.-Sat., includes holidays and events)
$190.00*/1 or 2 persons/night (Sun.-Thurs., excludes holidays and events)
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Left on 03/01/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Colorado Wine LoversReviewed Mar 1, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Do not stay at double deer! We stayed in January 2013 and although it was lovely the owners were incredibly rude. We were startled awake with banging on the door at 8 am on a Sunday, accused of having extra guests in our cottage; impossible considering it was our quiet and romantic anniversary getaway. Not so romantic when snappy owners are banging on your door. After discussing it with the management company, there was no apology and no resolution what-so-ever. Our stay was very disappointing and a complete waste of money for one of the most expensive and well-appointed places in Fredericksburg.
Although the concerns listed on this page are a gross exaggeration the homeowner and Gästehaus Schmidt feel bad that your morning sleep was interrupted.
Your arrival was on Friday with one car and what your neighbors heard your first evening together was loud and disturbing. After your hosts went to bed on Saturday night they noticed a car slowly driving forward, backing up, driving forward, like they didn’t know where they were going. The car went all over the property and even behind the host’s home. The next morning low and behold there were two cars at your cabin.
Worried about your safety Sunday morning the hosts knocked – not banged on your door to check on you. Yes, they were worried after they saw the “strange” different car driving all over their property late the night before. Please remember this is their property, and although they want to give their guests an awesome and exemplary experience, if they see something as obvious as one car the first night – then two cars the second night they get a little concerned for the safety of their guests. It might have been helpful if you had called them (you have their number) and alerted them that your husband bought another car. Problem solved!
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | lisaReviewed Jun 14, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Absolutely beautiful and charming cottage. Loved, loved, loved all of it... the setting was gorgeous and the amenities wonderful. Will definitely be back. Perfect location to enjoy Fredericksburg!
Left on 06/09/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Bonnie B.Reviewed Jun 9, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
I have stayed in Twig and Paloma at Double Deer Ranch and enjoyed both of them. They are luxurious with rustic touches and very comfortable. The country setting was pretty, peaceful and private. I enjoyed the high quality bed linens, bath towels and soaps. The outside seating areas are very nice. It is also fun to walk the road from the cabins over to see the Belted Galloways and two donkeys. A great time was shared by my husband and me at Double Deer Ranch!
Left on 06/06/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 6, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Every detail in the design and decor of this "home" was intentional to welcome beauty and peace. The shower and tub are inviting - love the river rock floor to the shower! The location is great - peaceful and quiet but not too far from town. The bed is beautiful and comfortable.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | The StroudsReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We really enjoyed staying in the "Twig" cottage. It had just been finished on the inside (still some landscaping to be done on the outside). It was so nice and close to town. We will stay there next time we are in Fredricksburg.
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