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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

While reseaching lodging in Fredericksburg, my grandson spotted Maria's cabin and said"That's it, that's my room"! While there was less expensive lodging nearby, this retreat provides an "old days" experience. The 1800's cabin provides a rare opportunity to stay where a real pioneer family lived. The log home, has been updated enough to have our creature comforts. The kitchen area... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Loved our visit to El Jefe! Enjoyed listening to the fountain in the little courtyard! The upstairs bath area is extra special! The Austin Street Retreat grounds are beautiful and quiet! Look forward to coming back!

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Have enjoyed staying in Kristin's room on previous visits. Maria's room was just as wonderful last night. Rooms are clean and charming. The outdoor patios are private and delightful. Great location near town. It is a good idea to check on the cleanliness of the other properties in town before you accept a room.

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Thank KEThouston
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Loved it here! So much prettier than pictures. Rooms were well stocked with coffee/creamer/sugar/tea/glassware/fridge/cutlery, etc. Breakfast vouchers for $7 with 4 restaurants to choose from. Super comfy beds and nice quality linens. Even a flashlight by the bed. Suites and courtyards are much better in person somehow. Maybe they can't capture the beauty of the valuted/beamed ceilings? Others have described... More 

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Florida
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My friend and I chose this guest house for our 3rd annual "get away from March Madness" girl's getaway. We stayed in Annie's Cabin. It was a great location, close to everything yet quiet. Truly a retreat. We picked Annie's cabin because it had a shower in addition to a garden tub. It was nice having a space with a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed our stay at Maria's room at Austin Street Retreat. So quaint and well appointed. Roomy and very clean. Yes, street noise is a little loud but I sleep with ear plugs so didn't bother me. Back patio is cute and cozy. Kitchenette is convenient. Beds are comfy. Comes with $7 coupon per person... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is a collection of separate cabins only a block away from Main St: close to the action without the noise. My cabin, Eli's was nestled behind an ivy wall with swing under a vine covered arbor. The room was large, bed was super comfortable with crisp linens. Large, oversized chair near the fire place. Wood, kindling and matches are... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you! Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Weatherford, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My husband of 20-years and I stayed at the Austin Street Retreat - Kristin's - 20 years ago, so we decided to celebrate at the same location. We of course are 20 years older now and our recall and memory capacities are not what they used to be. The property still has the same layout and the facilities/amenities are similar... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us 20 years later. Our favorite part of owning ASR is the fond memories guests share with us from previous visits. Congratulations and here's to many more happy years ahead for you! More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

For peace and quiet, your own "home away from home," and proximity to art, wine and shopping, this is your best bet. The courtyard in Kristin's is really fun - grab a few groceries (or the previous night's doggie bag from one of the great area restaurants) and a bottle of wine - then picnic in your own private little... More 

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Thank Jeff S
peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We love your description of ASR. It reminds us of why we bought the property 25 years ago. It is satisfying to know that it still brings "peace and quiet" to our guests and that feeling of "coming home". More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have been booking B&B's in Fredericksburg Texas for 20 years. Austin Street Retreat used to be one of our favorites. Oh how the mighty have fallen. On arriving, we found the place to be dirty and tired. The carpet should have been changed 5 years ago. When we pulled the sofa back to look for something, we found a... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We are disappointed to read the description of your recent visit to Kristin's Suite. The water heater was replaced 3 months ago and no other guests have had the problem you mention. In addition to the thorough cleaning that our team does, we routinely have responsible pest control, a professional building maintenance program and have never had a report that... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Austin Street Retreat continues to be one of the most frequently photographed homes in Fredericksburg. Its fachwerk log cabin and limestone walls manifest the pioneer building techniques that make the pre-Victorian architecture of Fredericksburg so enduring and pleasing. With an eye for premium quality including fine linens, superior quality whirlpools and elegant appointments, the Retreat has grown to five suites each with a private terrace. The yard is beautifully kept and includes many perennials from the LBJ Ranch. Located one block off Main Street in Fredericksburg’s National Historic District, this is a premier property. The immigrant heritage and a European sense of style are a natural combination which provide a truly personal “Retreat” in the Hill Country. Luxury, grace, privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Austin Street Retreat

Address: 408 W Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3208
Location: United States > Texas > Fredericksburg
Price Range: $208 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Austin Street Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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