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Carriage House on Orchard - Fredericksburg, TX

90 reviews
Max occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
409 Spruce St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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Charming cottage w/ beautiful patio & outdoor firepit - great downtown location

Experience Fredericksburg in comfort with this lovely carriage house in the heart of downtown! Located just four blocks from Fredericksburg's bustling Main Street, this cozy rental boasts a unique old-world charm and a beautiful outdoor patio with a gas firepit and wooden porch swing.

Tucked away on a quiet residential street only blocks away from cafes, shops, and restaurants, this cottage truly combines the best of both worlds. You'll find more than 10 of Fredericksburg's famous wineries within a few minutes' walk of your front door, along with the beautiful Marktplatz city park. Catch a concert at the local Rockbox Theatre, or learn about Fredericksburg's 19th-century roots at the Pioneer Museum. This home is located in the owner's backyard and the owner does live on the property.

After a fun day out on the town, head back to your intimate vacation rental to rest up. Take a seat out on the porch swing and enjoy the sunny weather, or spend an evening roasting marshmallows over the firepit. Inside, you'll find a comfy sitting area with cable TV and free WiFi, and a kitchenette with a fridge, sink, and coffee maker. Stone flourishes and tasteful, old-fashioned decorations lend an elegant air to the room.

Ideal for a solo traveler or vacationing couple on a romantic getaway, this charming home is the perfect way to fall under Fredericksburg's spell. Book your reservation today! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Central AC

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DVD player

Wireless router


On-site services

Bed & breakfast




Enclosed yard

90 reviews

Amy H. Jan 2020
Private location on quiet street yet walking distance to Main. Beautifully designed! Gas fire pit was lovely on a cold night. Will certainly return!
Wayne H. Dec 2019
Our stay was magical. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Although further than walking distance from Main St, there were no problems with driving and finding parking or for the night outing using uber. Had every thing we needed.
Darah D. Nov 2019
Highly recommend. Close to Main Street
Tim L. Nov 2019
Unbelievably beautiful and like being back at the 4 seasons. The owners built this tiny bungalow like something out of architectural digest. Very lovely furnishings and breakfast muffins to boot! Definitely would recommend for singles or two max
Julie S. Nov 2019
This was our 2nd stay at the Carriage House and will be our preferred accommodation next year as well. It’s close enough to Main Street to be convenient but far enough away to be insulated from noise and traffic. Fredericksburg is one of the best kept secrets in Texas and the Carriage House is the perfect place to put your feet up after a busy day in town. The garden you see on the photos really is that nice and is the ideal place to talk about the day and enjoy a Shiner Bock. The Carriage House itself is cozy and comfortable. There’s no kitchen facilities (other than a microwave and small refrigerator) so be aware of that but why would you want to cook when there are so many great places to eat in town? My only issue with this wonderful place is the water in the shower. I don’t know if it’s over-softened or under-softened but it doesn’t feel like the soap ever washes off. Regardless, this issue won’t dissuade us from booking again for next year.
Jennifer M. Oct 2019
Magical setting! We enjoyed the fire pit sitting in the garden. Easy walk to town and lovely neighborhood.
kortney h. Oct 2019
We loved the cozy little carriage house. The biggest stand out for us was that it was spotlessly clean. Loved that. We technically could have walked to Main Street but it was just far enough that we knew we wouldn’t want to walk back. My only feedback would be that if you’re going during mosquito season, take spray. They loved the beautiful back yard and hovered around the door. Each time we walked from the truck to the door to the carriage house I got eaten alive. Otherwise our stay was lovely and we’d definitely stay here again!
Cecil P. Sep 2019
Well done and loved the garden and fire pit , great bed as well
Cassandra P. Sep 2019
This place was just perfect. It was close to the main street but in a charming, quiet neighborhood. The garden area was very inviting and the house itself had absolutely everything you needed. A great place to return to after a busy day!
Laura H. Aug 2019
Everything was perfect- lovely accommodations - great rain shower - and close to everything. We will book again for sure.
Michelle W. Aug 2019
This cottage is very pretty and the grounds are outstanding. It is well equipped with a small fridge, microwave, dishes and even wine bottle opener. The bed is so comfortable and the bed linens are so soft. Also, in this awful heat, the air conditioner was great! The shower is a dream.
The only negative for us was the hot water was a little strange, The water has to be on full blast for the hot water to work and then it was really, really hot (hard to adjust it)! And the bathroom sink is beautiful, but a little challenging for a shorty :)
Diane F. Jul 2019
This property is wonderful! Serene, private, and beautiful are three words I would use to describe the gardens. Inside, the carriage house is cozy, clean, and relaxing. The cottage has everything one could possible need for a short stay including a fridge stocked with milk, juice, and water; coffeemaker with coffee; popcorn and dry cereals; a microwave; sink; dishes and cutlery (including a wine opener); shower toiletries; throw blankets, instructions on how to work the electronics; DVDs, books, and CDs for use; a stereo; slippers; and housekeeping. One of the biggest surprises was the delicious cherry coffee cake waiting for us on the counter.

Overall, it is a truly unique space and so welcoming after a long day of exploring Fredericksburg. The reserved parking space for guests is an added bonus. Lounging on the porch swing and enjoying a rain shower was one of the many highlights of my stay. I will definitely stay at the Carriage House on Orchard again.

My only regret is that I wish we could have known that landscapers would show up on our last morning, preventing us from enjoying the outdoors.
Gene D. Jul 2019
From the moment we arrived at Orchard House, we knew that we were in a very special place. As we entered through an iron gate, we walked along a stone path past the manicured flower beds beside the house. As we walked, we heard birds singing, and the water flowing from a beautiful fountain at the back of the yard. We passed the white porch swing which hung outside the double doors to the cottage. We entered to see a gorgeous king size bed with luxury linens and with two gorgeous antique doors used as the headboard. There is a wooden beamed cathedral ceiling. There are antique glass paneled doors to the luxurious bathroom which has a shower, toilet, and a sink made from a gorgeous piece of stone. It has luxury toiletries, fluffy towels, a large shower, and a mirrored cabinet over the sink for extra storage. There is a closet in the room, and an efficiency kitchenette equipped with a mini fridge, microwave, dishes, and a copper sink. The marble countertop has a lovely natural raw edge. There are 2 chairs and a small cabinet at the foot of the bed, a chest of drawers, a huge TV and DVD player, and a writing desk. In the morning, I enjoyed sitting in a comfy chair looking out of the double glass doors into our own Garden of Eden. The flowers are extraordinary, and strolling in the garden is true serenity. The overhanging giant multicolored crepe mrytles shake in the breeze and drop petals like snow fall over the garden. The bird song is so sweet along with the waterfall from the fountain. Toward evening, lanterns are lit in various spots to give the garden a calming glow. There is a gas fire pit which would be perfect in the chill of autumn and winter. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the porch swing and talking before the evening was over. We would go inside and make a pot of coffee and enjoy the yummy pastry that our hosts provided for us. It was an extremely peaceful vacation, and we have photos and memories to enjoy until our next visit. We feel blessed to have enjoyed a few days in this little bit of paradise.
Heather H. Jul 2019
Our second time at this haven, and, just as before, a perfect retreat! Wonderful!
Marcus B. Jul 2019
Please bring your bug spray because the mosquitos enjoyed the garden as much as we did!
Thomas G. Jun 2019
Wonderful bed and breakfast cottage. Close to downtown in a pretty neighborhood. Garden area was very nice and private. The cottage was clean and well taken care of. We will stay here again!
Matt V. Jun 2019
Luxury and comfort, along with great location!
Mike W. Jun 2019
My wife and I stayed at the Carriage House on Orchard on our anniversary trip to Fredericksburg. We loved the coziness of the cottage and would stay there again on another visit. The carriage house is not a large place. It is about the size of a hotel room. However, it was very clean and well decorated and is surrounded by a very pretty garden area. Its a little further from the Main Street shopping and restaurants than we anticipated, but it was still walkable (about 3 blocks).
Robert A. Jun 2019
I cannot say enough good things about it. The pastry they left us to snack on was decadent. We will definitely be back!
Lauren B. May 2019
Nice and quiet. Good location
Becky R. May 2019
This was a cute cottage with your own garden area, and fire pit. We didn't get the opportunity to use the fire pit because of rain, but it was still a beautiful setting. The room was private, comfortable and pretty! I would definitely stay there again.
Julie C. Apr 2019
The Cottage was beautiful. We have stayed there before and loved it. It is clean and well kept up. Sitting outside is a joy. The yard is beautiful. We will be back
NANCY V. Apr 2019
Our carriage house was everything we expected and more. It was well appointed and had the all necessities. Bath products were very nice, breakfast munchies were great, and enjoyed the popcorn while sitting around the firepit in the evening. Will definitely return for another pleasant stay!
Lorinda T. Apr 2019
We spent 2 lovely nights in the Carriage House. The cottage is gorgeous with high ceilings, a very well-appointed bath (loved the rain shower) and a mini kitchen. The bed was so comfortable! It's a tiny space yet it has everything you need for a few nights stay. The garden is lovely and will be fabulous later in the spring and summer. We enjoyed all of the birds visiting the water feature and took advantage of the gas fire pit during the chilly mornings. Coffee, creamer, juice and light breakfast fixings were all provided.
Eric F. Apr 2019
Love this Carriage House on Orchard. Nicely appointed with a fabulous courtyard garden. We did not master the tv, probably need a cheat sheet for the electronically impaired! Thanks for a great stay, we will return.
Debra J. Mar 2019
The cottage was beautiful and we loved the attention to detail. Bed was comfortable, bathroom beautiful, and kitchenette was very convenient. We enjoyed the firepit on the courtyard 2 of our nights as well. Very private surroundings, yet within walking distance to downtown Fredericksburg. We enjoyed our stay!
Irma E. Mar 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was clean, cozy, and beautiful! The location was perfect (near downtown).
Kaitlin H. Feb 2019
The Carriage House was perfect for our trip to Fredericksburg. We walked everywhere, enjoyed the kitchenette for small meals and enjoyed wine on the patio every night.
Carter C. Jan 2019
My wife and I decided to celebrate our 1st year anniversary in Fredericksburg and came across this cute house...
The Carriage house is even better in person. Cozy and in the heart of town, we would highly recommend and hope to return some day!
Patti B. Jan 2019
This is a fabulous space. Beautifully appointed, wonderful courtyard area and walking distance to museums and Main Street.
Gayle B. Jan 2019
This little house was so charming and the garden is simply magical. I wish I could have taken it home with me.
JEFFREY R. Dec 2018
Lovely carriage home! Small, but perfect for a couples weekend trip. Great location, just couple blocks from everything.
DAVID S. Dec 2018
nice place, the AC fan was very loud tho.
Sylvia E. Nov 2018
I loved the location and beautiful court yard. It was comfy and relaxing.
Dr. James M. Nov 2018
Loved our stay at Carriage House on Orchard. Would stay there again in a minute. The hosts have thought of your every convenience. Not only is the decor charming, beds comfortable and bathroom very modern but the outside garden area is so inviting and beautiful. A wonderful find in the Texas Hill Country.
Highly recommend.
John N. Nov 2018
We are so happy to chose to stay here. The location was perfect. This property was quiet and private and I know we would have not had that same feeling if we were somewhere right on Main Street which was busy and bustling with crowds. Relaxing was easy while staying at this adorable cottage with its quaint courtyard, porch swing and fire pit. Inside the cottage we felt cozy and relaxed. It is very well decorated and up to date. The bathroom is very well done and has a great shower big enough for two. The little kitchenette was perfect for having drinks and snacks on hand with its little frig, coffee maker and microwave. We felt very welcomed with the bottled waters and juices, coffee and creamer and a very nice coffee cake. I felt like they thought of everything we might need right down to the candle lighter and bottle opener. The king bed was very comfortable and as others have mentioned in earlier posts the linens were divine. I was researching where to purchase the sheets before we even left! If we ever have the chance to return to Fredericksburg we would love to stay at this cottage again. It’s a great place to make sweet memories.
Derick A. Nov 2018
So close to Main Street u could walk and close to good bar bucs
Julie S. Nov 2018
The minute we entered the gate to the Carriage House garden, we were hooked. The patio, garden area and especially the swing drew us in. The Carriage House itself is the perfect refuge for a couple. Everything we needed was contained in that cottage. A king size bed with cozy bedding, a large bathroom with rain/Swedish shower combination and a small kitchen provided almost everything we needed. The only thing we missed was a small table when we enjoyed the delicious large Danish pastry provided to us. We quickly developed a daily routine for our 4 nights here: morning coffee outside on the swing with Danish inside watching the news, evening wine/beer again on the swing as the sun set. Since we are from MN, we enjoyed the warm weather so much that we spent a lot of our cottage time in the garden. The parking spot was convenient, the kitchen had a coffee pot with coffee and cream provided, a microwave, small refrigerator and dishes/silverware. Orange juice, milk, water, cereal, popcorn, and the large Danish were a pleasant surprise. We used the wifi and the flat screen TV to watch the World Series. The cottage was in a perfect location just 4 blocks from Main St. We love Fredericksburg and definitely will book this cottage for another visit.
Richard T. Oct 2018
The room was beautiful and the bed and pillows are so comfortable. Great location, close to everything.
Erin B. Sep 2018
It’s all one room but very high end. Nice neighborhood too.
Robert S. Sep 2018
My wife and I made a short trip to Fredericksburg for just one night. It was our first time there and the cottage was perfect. Easy access, clean, comfy, updated and very close to Main St. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The fresh apple strudel topped it off just perfectly! We'll be back!
Lisa H. Sep 2018
Located on a beautiful, quiet side street, not far from Main Street. Perfect stay for two people.
Tiffany J. Sep 2018
Impeccable cottage. Beautiful property. Everything is nearby! Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a romantic getaway! Definitely will book again.
Lesli C. Sep 2018
Super cute cottage! Would definitely stay here again!
Carl G. Aug 2018
We both loved the courtyard other than it’s shared with main house...kept wondering if someone was there (lamp was on inside), luckily main house was empty weekend we were there. Description does not specify courtyard is shared on vacasa website..loved shower too.
Jennifer W. Aug 2018
My husband and I came for a few days and we loved the carriage house. Well decorated, great bed and linens, great shower. Everything you need for two people.
Susan D. Jul 2018
We enjoyed our stay very much. We were celebrating our anniversary and the peace and quiet was wonderful. It’s a lovely place, with a comfortable bed and a nicely designed shower. The coffee cake was yummy! The garden area with the fountain was a nice place to enjoy morning coffee, as well as to watch birds and squirrels play.
Jack G. Jul 2018
We had an extraordinary stay! The Carriage house is well appointed with many amenities and has a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. And minutes to downtown—-would definitely return
Jessica C. Jul 2018
VACASA checked on to make sure we were all set to go. Such a charming and cozy place. Fresh baked goods when we arrived. Close to Main St as well. Great couple get away!
Tim B. Jul 2018
Slept great and the shower was amazing.
Linda B. Jun 2018
Spent 3 nites. Loved the Cottage, bed was great as was the bedding. Met the owner, was very nice and helpful on dinner dining.
Laura E. Jun 2018
Secluded and yet close to everything, beautifully designed, private courtyard to have coffee or wine, would definitely stay here again!
Tyler S. Jun 2018
Beautiful place, very clean and quaint. The garden/patio were beautiful and calming We loved our stay here and will definitely be back.
Diane E. May 2018
Situated on a quiet street, this carriage house has an entrance from a beautiful courtyard with a fire pit and fountain and gorgeous landscaping. The king-size bed was very comfortable. The huge shower was great even for my king-sized husband. Nice snack/kitchen area came stocked with juice, a coffee maker with coffee and a fresh baked crumb cake.
Michele N. Apr 2018
We loved our two nights at the Carriage House on Orchard! Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer!! The carriage house is cozy, gorgeous and perfectly appointed. The bed was so comfortable! The linens were very high end and made it difficult to get out of bed! Nice, large shower with good water pressure. The kitchenette was perfect! The breakfast pasteries and cereal were complimented with fantastic coffee. One of the best features was the gas fire pit right outside the door! It was a crisp spring weekend, so we really enjoyed drinking wine and sipping coffee by the fire. We loved I and will be back!! Thank you!
Marilyn C. Apr 2018
The facilities are very comfortable and roomy. The breakfast was ample and delicious. My favorite was the porch swing overlooking a beautiful garden. Highly recommend it!
Svetlana P. Mar 2018
There isn’t one bad thing we could say about this place. Just perfect! Comfortable bed, aumbience, coziness, location, nothing short of amazing!
Brenda O. Mar 2018
We were very pleased with our stay here. The room was very comfortable and decorated with great style. Everything was as described. We would stay here again.
Marion B. Mar 2018
We enjoyed our stay. Loved Fredericksburg!
We would check the weather the next time.
The cottage was very nice.
Marion And DonBean
Deborah W. Feb 2018
Very Charming room and patio, quiet and tucked away.
Lovely breeze with doors open onto patio.
Nice amenities. The self serve coffee and breakfast was convenient. Very restful place we enjoyed our visit!
Amanda B. Feb 2018
Our stay in the Carriage House was everything we desired plus more! If your're ever in the Fredericksburg area, we highly recommend spending at least one night here just for the experience itself!
Thank you Vacasa for the wonderful, romantic getaway!
Shawn G. Jan 2018
The decor in the Carriage House on Orchard was beautiful and well thought out. Breakfast coffee cake was delicious and great to have. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Daniel L. Jan 2018
Quiet and overall a great place to stay. Enjoyed every part of this cottage
Elizette G. Jan 2018
The location of this property was wonderful and we greatly enjoyed it. They only complaint would be that we stayed when it dropped down to freezing and there was no comforter in the home to use, only sheets. Other than that we greatly enjoyed or time there and would book it again.