We came to Fredericksburg, TX for a 3 days trip from San Antonio and found this place online. It looked enchanting and it was. We stayed in El Jefe and loved it. It is truly a retreat with no TV. Some may go through withdrawal with that but we did not mind. There were CD of a variety of music as well as our own. The shower/tub was an experience. It is a good jetted tub but deep. Getting in and out could be a challenge for some. A hand held shower was a new experience in a tub but not difficult to overcome. The cottage itself is loaded with charm and character. The 2 story building is comfortable without a lot of unneeded luxuries you find in fancy hotels. The "breakfast" area of the cottage is supplied with more than you would expect; fresh ground coffee, various teas, popcorn, hot chocolate. The location is within walking distance of Main St. or you can drive several blocks and walk from there. Plenty of good restaurants, shops and sites to see. Don't miss the Fromage du Monde cheese shop if you like cheese and there are abundant wine shops with tastings. We would definitely come back here! Enjoy.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Austin Street Retreat Hotel Fredericksburg