Of German heritage yet decidedly Texan, Fredericksburg is one of the most unique towns in the heart of the Lone Star State. From wineries and museums to fantastic German restaurants and boutique shops, this is one Texan town that screams out for a long weekend. Thankfully, the best hotels in Fredericksburg aren’t only homely and comfy, they come with all the luxurious on-site amenities you need once you’ve done your sightseeing for the day.
The Inn on Barons Creek overlooks downtown Fredericksburg – sit and sip your morning coffee, plan your shopping routes, then spend the afternoon at the Barons Creek winery. On your return, make a beeline to the spa for a Hill Country combo Natural Nail service. Each morning, after you wake (ideally in one of the rustic Creekside rooms) there’s a complimentary full breakfast bar of favorites including biscuits and gravy. Or walk into Fredericksburg for the great German food the town has to offer.
The Lodge Above Town Creek is full of pleasant surprises, including the wine concierge service and the chef-curated breakfast baskets. Between drinks and meals, the fountain pool and outdoor fireplace create a mountain-lodge vibe with Texas-size charm. You might like one of the six poolside suites, but why not pick a larger one with a deep jacuzzi tub that’s all yours? Make sure you pre-order a bottle of wine prior to your stay so you can keep that all to yourself as well.
Enjoy the convenient amenities of a major chain hotel with the comfort and charm of a bed and breakfast at Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, just a five-minute walk from downtown. You can’t fault the good-looking pale and stylish bedrooms – available as either one king bed or two queen beds. This place is relaxation central, with its huge hot tub, two pools, cozy fire pit and scenic picnic areas – and the 5 acres (2ha) of lush surrounds enhance the sense of privacy.
A magical German fairytale retreat in the middle of Texas Wine Country? Ja, sicher! Just 10 minutes beyond Fredericksburg, this B&B comes right from a storybook. There are just two cottages, both with fireplaces, quaint gardens, full kitchens and lashings of European charm. You’ll receive a hearty German breakfast each morning; while nightly you’ll love winding down with a glass or two from one of 15 surrounding wineries. By this time you definitely won’t be able to pronounce the name of this extraordinary place.
A romantic getaway only minutes from the Main Street of Fredericksburg, Barons CreekSide features alpine-inspired log cabins on a 26-acre (10.5-ha) vineyard, the perfect place to lay your head for a few nights. Their eclectic Club Bistro is the best place to view the sunset as you sip your way through boutique-style wines, listening to live music. You can even follow nature hikes and fish without leaving the property. Our favorite pastime? Fixing up in a hammock by the creek and watching the clouds roll by.
TimberRose B&B combines old-world charm with luxe amenities to create the experience of a life of luxury on a working ranch. Ducks, dogs, donkeys, cattle and cats all call these 50 acres (20ha) home – so don’t be surprised if you make a few new friends as you tour the barn or stargaze in your hot tub. There are only three accommodation options on the ranch – the Barnhouse with its vintage feel, the lil’ Stone Cottage with its clawfoot tub and the Grapetown Gasthaus with its heirloom metal chair. So you’ll always have an intimate visit even when the ranch is full.
Is there anything better than keeping cool in a refreshing outdoor shower under the Texas sun? How about sitting under the stars in a hot tub listening to the deer, turkeys and rabbits rustle past nearby? At Breezy Hill Cottages you don’t need to decide – it comes with both in a trad-rustic country setting. Their cottages are newly built, a little way beyond Fredericksburg, so you’ll enjoy top-quality downtime without the energetic feel of staying directly in town.
Fredericksburg is a truly unique town, so Hampton Inn & Suites won’t take it personally if you spend most of your trip exploring or visiting wineries. The goal here is to make your stay as convenient as possible – that’s why they offer free breakfast, pet-friendly rooms (for service animals), a business center for work emergencies and an outdoor pool for those afternoons when you just want to relax. Should you want to stretch your legs, you can easily walk to the Japanese Garden of Peace and National Museum of the Pacific War, for afternoons of calm contemplation.