At only 4 blocks from East Main Street, my place is close to restaurants and dining, nightlife, and family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the location, the relaxing outdoor space, comfortable interior, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, a group of friends, families, and pet owners.
This Texas Historical marker home was built in 1909 for Emil & Bertha Riley and purchased in 1912 by Charles Enderlin, Sr. and remained in the Enderlin Family for more than seventy years. Features of the home that are so typical of Fredericksburg are the side-gabled roof, shed roof, front porch, and two front doors. You will see more of these features in homes as you drive around town.
The Blue Cottage is located only four blocks from the central part of downtown Fredericksburg in a residential neighborhood. It has been beautifully renovated to be completely fresh inside and out. The front porch features a porch swing and leads you to the living room (queen-size sleeper sofa) with charming country decor, cable TV and VCR, too. The bedroom is spacious with its lovely comforter and comfy antique chairs. The kitchen is large and completely furnished for you to cook. The counter tops are wood – and the cabinets beautifully crafted as is all the woodwork in this home. An antique primitive wood table and chairs complete this kitchen to make it a cheerful place to sit and visit. Of special note is the antique telephone on the wall along with lovely appointments throughout the home. The bathroom is a roomy, bright, and has single whirlpool with shower.
Upstairs the second bedroom offers a western decorating theme. There is a king bed. The second full bath offers a shower. The bedroom upstairs has an attic feel with the ceiling slanting on both sides.
An added feature of this home is the fenced backyard with a picnic area you would expect to see in a park. It beckons with an invitation to sit under the umbrella in the manicured yard and take in the fresh air.
Home to yourself.
Interaction with guests
A manager will be on call 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.
Up to 2 dogs, each under 30lbs., are allowed at this home. The fee for each dog is an additional $30/night and they must be kept downstairs during your stay. If you would like to add a pet to your reservation, please message me.
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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.