We have stayed here 3 times over the past 2 years, each time for a weekend stay and we love this place!! We stay at the cottages, which are outside of town (only a few miles) on a Wild Elk ranch. My kids (4,5 and 8) LOVE this place with the elk, deer and cattle they get to see, as well as the exploring they do outside. The cottages are a variety of stand-alone cottages, converted houses and dogtrot cottages, which means they are connected. They are very nicely decorated inside and the beds are SUPER comfy. They have had so many people ask about their mattresses, that you can buy one wholesale from them!
The ranch has a gate with entry code, so even though we are outside of town, we feel very safe. The stay always comes with breakfast vouchers to use at some of the area bakeries/restaurants, one of which is Rather Sweet Bakery, which is owned by the famous bakery chef, Rebecca Rather. They make the most amazing pastries and desserts!!
There are gathering areas all around the ranch with chairs, fire pits and grills. The owners always make sure that the lights and heat (or air) is on in the cottage when you arrive and all the rooms that we've stayed in have satellite tv, a microwave, fridge and coffee pot.
I am surprised by some of the negative comments about the management. The owners have alwtays been super friendly. The cancellation policy is not that unusual in Fredericksburg and many of the B&Bs and cottages have extra rules that you don't get in a commercial hotel (2 night stay minimum, no kids, no dogs, etc), so I guess i am used to that when we stay here.
Overall, this is a great rustic place with beautiful views and nice decor. Perfect for a family!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel located 1 mile from downtown, cottages 4.3 miles from downtown, pet friendly, pool, jacuzzi tubs, motel offers 21 units, cottages offer 22 units, group rates, weddings and reunions, cottages on 200 acre ranch w/ wildlife including elk, deer, turkey and peacock. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn And Cottages
- Country Inn & Cottages Hotel Fredericksburg