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Palo Alto Creek Farm

231 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3709
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#22 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Fredericksburg
Palo Alto Creek Farm is a true country getaway. We offer all the amenities of a fine hotel with the privacy of your own home. 4 guesthouses have everything you need for a romantic weekend or a fully equipped home for a longer visit. Aside from our day spa and massage services, a favorite activity at the farm is sitting in the swing under the ancient grandfather Oak tree—the same tree the Comanche probably sheltered beneath.
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Free parking
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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veronicagR8481HI wrote a review Aug 2018
Houston, United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
We were greeted upon arrival by the owner who was very pleasant and told us about the farm and surrounding area. The cabin was very nice and had everything we needed for our stay, including plenty of delicious fresh fruit and breakfast choices! We enjoyed having coffee on the screened porch, watching the farm cats stretch in the morning sun and the armadillos foraging for food. And the quiet evenings watching the goats and Longhorn grazing while having some wine we'd picked up from one of the places in town. The homemade gingerbread men were a nice touch. It was very relaxing and a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Carter S, Owner at Palo Alto Creek Farm
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Veronica, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I enjoyed visiting with you and John. We are honored that you chose to spend your anniversary at Palo Alto Creek Farm. Lupe takes great pride in preparing breakfast for our guests, hoping to give a variety that is pleasing. I will pass your compliment along to her. We are glad that you found some of the simple things on the farm to be enjoyable. Our hope is that you returned home relaxed and rejuvenated and that you will choose to come our way again.
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Don S wrote a review Jul 2018
Fort Worth, Texas14 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful property and gorgeous cottage, The Barn was a great stay except for the mice and the toilette that backed into the tub ( only available bathing facility). We noticed several "droppings" everywhere including the bed sheets. Woke up the first night to a "crash" sound and realized the next morning that the mice knocked over a few kitchen items. Found droppings everywhere and took pictures. That second night we flushed the toilette and watched it back into the tub. Next morning, we left a message with the maintance manager and the manager. We left as soon as we could. For a $500+ stay requested a refund. After 3 emails and a post on the website received a response that it was reported to the owner. Stayed june 22/24 and it's now July 11 with no resolution our request our request.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Carter S, Owner at Palo Alto Creek Farm
Responded Jul 12, 2018
We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience in The Barn. I was not informed of any of this until you had checked out. We immediately took care of the plumbing problem and set out a trap and caught a mouse. Yesterday I saw the review that had been left by the person who made the reservation and responded as soon as I saw it. I told her that I am sending a letter to her for a complimentary two night stay at her choice of the accommodations at Palo Alto Creek Farm, hoping to get a chance to show how sorry we are for this unpleasant experience. Having stayed there before, she is aware that your experience is not our norm. This is the first that I have been made aware of your request for the refund. Of course we will do that now that I know the problem started the night before you left. My sincere apology for your experience.
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sberry317 wrote a review Jul 2018
Fort Worth, Texas1 contribution
This was my second stay at the property. We previously stayed in the Hideway and loved it. The property is charming and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing the history and visiting with Carter. SO we decided to take friends on this trip. We rented the Barn and the Hideway. The Hideway was charming as usual, but the Barn had mice that left droppings all over the kitchen and in the food bags. We also had a problem with the toilet backing up into the bathtub. We have made many attempts to speak with Jessica at Gastehaus Schmidt Lodging (I believe they manage the property) but haven't received an email or return phone call over the past 2 weeks. I would recommend skipping the property since the customer service is so poor when handling a problem.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Carter S, Owner at Palo Alto Creek Farm
Responded Jul 11, 2018
I am so sorry about your experience in The Barn. I was not notified about any problem until late Sunday morning when you were getting ready to check out. The plumbing problem was tended to after you checked out. Lupe, who takes care of the property, immediately put out mouse traps and caught a mouse. Gastehaus Schmidt (owner Jessica) is just our reservation service. I did not hear anything from Jessica about any problem until sometime later in the week after you left when she emailed me pictures you had sent of mouse droppings on the floor. I sincerely regret the experience you had. From your previous visit, I’m sure you recognize that this very unfortunate experience is not our norm. Thank you for letting me know about this experience. I do hope that you will give us another chance. To try compensate for this experience, I am going to mail you a letter that will be good for a complimentary stay for two nights in your choice of the accommodations at Palo Alto Creek Farm. Please forgive us for this bad experience and again thank you for bringing it to my attention.
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FWfamily90 wrote a review Dec 2017
Friendswood25 contributions8 helpful votes
Last year, I spent one month searching the web for the perfect anniversary spot in Fredericksburg. When I came across Palo Alto Creek Farm, nothing else compared. The property location is so beautiful. It is high up on a high hill, that feels far away from town, but in actuality, it is only a 5-10 minute drive away. It is a very peaceful, serene setting. The cabin we have chosen to stay at the last two years, is "The Log Cabin." This is hands down, the most romantic place I could have ever hoped to stay at. On our last day, I am never ready to leave, longing for another day. Being our anniversary is in December, there is a perfect chill in the air at night, to light the fireplace in both the living room, and bathroom, with jacuzzi tub. There are candles everywhere to set the mood. This trip, we stayed in much of the day on Saturday, and just sat on the back porch swing taking in the view. It was so peaceful and quiet. We always look forward to loving on the friendly barn cats. The cabin itself is so very quaint. It is rustic, yet has a very romantic, and soft decor inside. Carter puts a special touch to it by adding a few Christmas decorations as well. It it's rainy and cold outside - you're good to snuggle up with your honey, and be perfectly content. There is a stand alone shower, for a quick clean up, or relax and soak in the jacuzzi tub in front of the fireplace. It is divine. There is a front and back porch with rocking chairs and a swing to enjoy. The kitchen has an oven, stove, microwave, and refrigerator. Upon arrival you will find fresh fruit and yummy gingerbread men cookies on the table waiting for you. Open the fridge, and it is a huge spread of a variety of fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juices, muffins, oatmeal, and homemade breakfast tacos, and quiche, ready to heat up each morning of your stay. It is delicious! This is definitely a new tradition for our anniversary each year. As a matter of fact, we are discussing making a return trip in April to celebrate my birthday, because we don't want to wait another year to return.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The Cabin is our favorite.
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Response from Carter S, Owner at Palo Alto Creek Farm
Responded Dec 8, 2017
What a wonderful review you gave us. Thank you for taking so much time to address so many details of your stay and of The Log Cabin! We are delighted that you have chosen The Log Cabin for your annual anniversary celebration. In visiting with guests and in reading the guest books, we find many couples who have come to Palo Alto Creek Farm to celebrate their anniversary. Anniversaries are special! In my line of work as a district judge, I see many couples who, unfortunately, cannot make many anniversaries. I always hope that they go on to find the happiness for which they are looking. My husband and I celebrated our 54th anniversary this year, so we know the work that it takes and the joy that it brings. Lupe does a wonderful job taking care of the houses on Palo Alto Creek Farm and takes such pride in her work. We also are delighted with the homemade goodies she prepares. And, yes, we know how fortunate we are to have her! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, and we hope that you do come back in April to celebrate your birthday. You will then experience Spring at Palo Alto Creek Farm as you have already enjoyed your stays in December. We certainly appreciate your return visits!
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Missypie wrote a review Nov 2017
North Texas, USA18 contributions49 helpful votes
I needed a place to rest, relax and recharge and the Barn was the perfect location. My husband and I stayed for four nights. I could have stayed twice as long. The location is lovely and peaceful - farm animals, plus deer and cats, plus gorgeous stars at night. The bed and bathtub were both huge and relaxing. I loved sitting in front of the fireplace with a book. The porch is very inviting. We each had a massage in the "secret room." The breakfast food left in the fridge was abundant and of high quality. The TV reception was a bit spotty, but we weren't there to watch TV. You might want to arrive in the daylight because the Barn is on a farm in the country (i.e. no neon lights to tell you you've arrived.) Fredericksburg is the perfect getaway...plenty of things to do but not so much to do that you can't also have down time. I would gladly return to the Barn in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Carter S, Owner at Palo Alto Creek Farm
Responded Nov 22, 2017
Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write a review about your stay in The Barn at Palo Alto Creek Farm. We are so glad that you found the relaxation that you were needing and looking for. We are fortunate to provide for our guests the chance to have a massage without having to leave the property. We hope that is something that adds to the experience of rejuvenation. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to have a visit with you before you left. We hope that you will choose to come stay with us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palo Alto Creek Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of the Pacific War (4.1 miles), St. Mary's Catholic Church (4.1 miles), and Rustlin' Rob's Texas Gourmet Foods (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fredericksburg Pie Company, Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli, and Opa's Smoked Meat.
Are there any historical sites close to Palo Alto Creek Farm?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pioneer Museum (4.0 miles) and Old Blanco County Courthouse (4.0 miles).