My place is 1 block north of Main Street and close to restaurants and dining, nightlife, and family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the location, beautiful interior, fantastic soaking tub, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
The Austin Street Retreat is an authentic historic home built by European settlers well over a century ago. Restored and embellished through the decades with modern amenities, there are now five unique suites. Located one block off Main Street in Fredericksburg’s National Historic District, this premier property is an authentic Texas treasure built of stone, timber and stucco. It is situated on a large double lot shaded by old growth pecan trees and perennials from the LBJ Ranch. Each suite features elegant, charming decor along with a private terrace.
Popular for Hill Country Wine tours, family and friend reunions, special occasions and celebrations, the Retreat can sleep a total of twelve people.
Eli’s is a one bedroom suite which was added to the original historic structure by a family of preservationists. The original windmill and cypress water tank grace the private limestone terrace. Inside, architectural artifacts from around the world work to create a haven from the ordinary. The cast iron mantle from a Philadelphia mansion, antique carved wood sculpture bed frame and antler chandelier all grace the natural integrity of the limestone wall. Featured in the bath is a two person jetted tub which is set in a glass block wall allowing at the same time private and natural light.
Entire home to yourself. There are four other suites on the property that might be occupied during your stay.
Interaction with guests
A manager will be oncall for any special needs or concerns.
Other things to note
When booking, please provide an email address so that I can send you a map with directions to the property and key instructions. The day of your arrival, please check-in at 231 W. Main Street.
UPON DEPARTURE – Please lock the house and return the key to our office - 231 West Main St. During non-office hours, drop the key into the brass mailslot in the lower portion of the front door.
Price includes 7% local hotel/motel tax and I never charge any cleaning fees.
Breakfast coupons to be used at a choice of local cafes will be provided during check-in.
I'm a small local business owner of Gästehaus Schmidt Lodging and was raised here in Fredericksburg, TX. I moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas where I resided for 18 years. My beautiful family along with this wonderful small town was my reason for returning to Fredericksburg. I hope you stay with us and enjoy our charming little town as much as I do.