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The Blacksmith Quarters on Barons Creek: The Carl Cottage - Fredericksburg, TX

69 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Beautiful cabin w/reclaimed wood details, private hot tub!

Experience the very best of Texas wine country in this gorgeous Barons Creek retreat, which boasts a great location and its own private hot tub. Full of rustic charm, from its exposed beams, reclaimed barn wood, and dramatic stone fireplaces, The Carl Cottage is a destination you'll never forget. A light, unhosted breakfast is included in your stay.

Located in historic Fredericksburg, this cottage is the epitome of Texas hospitality. You'll be within walking distance of cultural attractions like theaters, museums, and art galleries. Hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures in Fredericksburg's antique shops, and don't forget your hiking boots - Old Tunnel State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area are both a short drive away.

With the Carl Cottage waiting for you, though, you might not want to leave home! An irresistible king-size bed faces the stunning stone fireplace, so you can curl up with your sweetheart and watch the flames dance. A pair of soft leather armchairs invites you to settle down with a book of ghost stories or a pulse-quickening western. A stylish cowskin rug greets bare feet on chilly mornings.

The beautifully appointed bathroom features two vanities done in reclaimed wood. A walk-in shower and marble floors make this a great place to get gussied up for date nights. Once you're home, you can unwind in the private hot tub or settle down in the rocking chairs on your back porch.

Sleeping two guests, this is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway - though it would also be a fantastic place for a solo retreat!

The Carl Cottage is within easy walking distance of plenty of eateries and wineries, but in case you want to take leftovers home or throw together a late-night snack, there's also a handy kitchenette, complete with mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Imagine savoring your morning coffee in front of a crackling fire - or in one of those rocking chairs on the back porch.

With so many activities to enjoy nearby, you might just have trouble deciding what to do first. If you're in the mood for a leisurely day exploring town, be sure to check out the antique shops, galleries, museums, wine tasting rooms, and eateries along Main Street in Fredericksburg. If you prefer to seek out adventure, you may prefer to check out some of the hiking and biking trails, book a tour of a local vineyard, or set out in any direction to find fun.

Whether your trip to the Fredericksburg area involves wine tasting, antiquing, mountain biking, or some combination of all three, there's no better place to start and end your days than the Carl Cottage. Book your stay today!

*Please note that this home does have an unmonitored water feature; as an extra safety precaution, this home is not recommended for guests traveling with children under the age of 17.

**Please note that housekeeping comes by daily to refresh the room. Thank you for your consideration! 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.

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

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


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

On-site services

Free breakfast

Bed & breakfast



69 reviews

Laura H. Feb 2021
The Carl was a Perfect room, blacksmith quarters was a perfect place. Very clean and quiet, with a beautiful view for being right in town.
Phillip M. Nov 2020
This place, especially our suite, the Carl, is just fantastic. I admit that I was prepared to give it a lower rating when we couldn’t get the fireplace to work, but management quickly fixed it for us. Beautiful appointments and a fantastic deck on the back. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Shelley H. Oct 2020
We absolutely loved this place! Right off Main Street but has a country feel with privacy and a balcony that backs up to a ravine. We had homemade muffins waiting for us and the perfect setup to feel at home.
Jason R. Oct 2020
Ambiance, hot tub, shower, the feel of the entire cabin very beautiful location and setup.
Lori W. Oct 2020
We loved every single thing about our room! The finish out inside and out was amazing. The water feature that runs through the property and lush landscape was such a bonus. The private balcony with a creek view and huge live oak was our favorite feature. Having my morning coffee in a rocking chair with that view was sublime! We will be back!
Sherri S. Sep 2020
The Carl was good for my guests. We have stayed there before and really like that room. There were bugs in the shower but Vacasa was notified. The cost was reasonable for that room. Would have preferred the baked goods to have been nicer not from a grocery. I will stay in that room again for sure.
Jon M. Sep 2020
We enjoyed two nights in the Carl Cabin for our anniversary. Great space with a quite secluded location right off Main Street. Some of the normal amenities (housekeeping, breakfast, etc) weren’t available due to COVID but it was still a great place to stay.
Shirley M. Aug 2020
The Cottage was lovely and so comfortable. This was our 59th Wedding Anniversary and we truly enjoyed the "getaway" during this awful time of covid.
Lance L. Aug 2020
Great location. Really enjoyed the back porch. Very private area to relax. Two issues with property: Northern most door to porch does not latch or lock and hot tub was set at 101 in August (too hot to use).
Sheri K. Aug 2020
The Carl Cottage has a beautiful design and cozy cabin feel. The shower and bathroom area was luxurious and everything was very clean and welcoming. Even has a fireplace that lights at the flick of a switch although we were there in July and didn’t get to use it . The balcony has a private and breezy view of the woods behind the cottages with a relaxing water feature right below. The private hot tub on the balcony was a sweet addition to our stay. Would love to go back in the spring or fall sometime. We had a bit of an issue with the room being hot when we arrived but we were able to contact the office and they got a repairman there before evening. Highly recommend the Carl or any of the cabins on site as they were all beautiful.
Karen M. Aug 2020
We got away for a quick anniversary getaway, during COVID, and this place was wonderful. It's right on Main St, so it was easy to walk down the street for take out. But the cabins themselves are pushed back from the road so it's actually really secluded and private. The back two cabins have these wonderful back patios that face the woods, where you don't even feel like you are in town at all. The room was beautiful, the bathroom luxurious and we enjoyed the hot tub the second night after we let it cool down a little bit.

Though we still had a great time, my rating is 4 stars because of a few issues we encountered. The coffee maker didn't work - but that was a nice excuse to go down the street for some iced coffee in the middle of the summer. One of the back patio doors was extremely difficult to lock, you had to push in the bottom of the door with your foot while turning the lock to get it to fit. All of the doors had small gaps around the bottom of the frame, which lead to us finding several dead bugs each morning. It wasn't a huge deal for us, because at least they were dead bugs and the owners are clearly spraying and doing their best to treat them. But it's still not ideal for a romantic getaway and a better long term solution would be to improve the fit of the doors.

Still really enjoyed our trip!
David L. Jul 2020
Beautiful cottage and terrific location. As advertised - very nice.
Christin C. Jul 2020
Quaint, private, and beautiful! Will definitely be staying here again and again!
monica a. Jun 2020
Very clean, walking distance to everything, and gorgeous
Darren K. Jun 2020
Love this place. Stayed here a few times and it never disappoints... Could use a little more bottled water in the room but doesn't change my love for this place...
Teresa H. Mar 2020
Enjoyed our stay so very much. It felt like we were on a honeymoon. Lovely!!!
Joshua R. Mar 2020
Beautiful little cabin. Needs a door between the sink and the bedroom area. Nice view from balcony and very private at the back of the property. Very convenient to downtown activities. You don’t need a car with this ideal location.
Richard M. Nov 2019
We loved the location. On Main Street but setback enough for the peace and quite. Beautiful grounds. Loved the patio & private hot tub that overlooks the creek and trees. Fireplace with flip of a switch is awesome. Few minor cleaning things on the patio when we arrived, but was not too big a deal. Overall nice place and highly recommend.
James G. Nov 2019
An awesome little cottage with peace and quiet. Highly recommend for those looking to unplug.
Tamara E. Oct 2019
We always have a great time when staying here.
Cynthia O. Oct 2019
And close to downtown stores and restaurants
RICHARD H. Oct 2019
The balcony and view of an amazingly old live oak that was lit up with tree lighting. Also some deer going down Barron's Creek.
Chad S. Sep 2019
If you plan on a staycation, get away, or vacation in Fredricksburg, TX choose Vacasa! We stayed at their Black Smith Quarters property and if I had one word to describe it, AMAZING! I booked through on another one of their properties and it was the last available. I didn’t know that I had other options until I got a call the day before my arrival. I spoke with Debbie and she explained everything that I needed to know about checking in as well as the property itself. She went on to say that the ceiling on this particular one was low and I would have to duck if I was tall. I’m six two so anyone can image what I’m thinking. She and I went back and fourth about it, which she was very apologetic however we got off the phone with nothing resolved. I knew that I couldn’t get a refund and everything was booked. She then suggested for me to book through them next time and I told her that there wouldn’t be one. I was extremely heated nevertheless I kept my composure and got off the phone. That was really rare 4 me however it worked out for the best. Even though I was upset Debbie was working on turning lemons into lemonade to my surprise the phone rings and she said that she had great news for me. She upgraded me to Black Smith for the same price. When she finished describing it, I was already sold. I went from zero to 1000 in a matter of minutes. We stayed in The Carl, which was the name of one of the Cabins. I looked a pictures online and I was excited until I arrived and my excitement was raised far beyond what it was prior to. We had an amazing stay. Thanks Debbie for going above and beyond by making my first experience in Fredricksburg one in a million!
randall k. Jul 2019
everything was excellent prepared. you will be happy.
LaVonne O. Jul 2019
The hot tub was awesome and the location for the home was way in the back away from all the street noise. I was looking for something restful and this hit the spot.
Tracie V. May 2019
The Carl was absolutely beautiful- we loved the details of the bar wood ceiling which extended from inside to the beautiful private covered patio with hot tub. One of the days of our visit the weather was ugly and we spent almost the entire day just enjoying the cottage. We were able to walk just about everywhere, we will definitely stay here again and I recommended this location to my family and friends! Clean, beautiful and convenient!
Tara M. May 2019
Perfect romantic get away! Friendly and accommodating staff, thank you :)
Scott S. Apr 2019
Quaint, rustic, private cottage in a beautiful setting. Comfortable in all aspects. We will be back!!
Laura R. Apr 2019
We stayed here for a couples weekend. Room was very nice and walking distance to Main Street. Highly recommended!
Shawna W. Apr 2019
We had the most wonderful stay! Just lovely and thoughtfully designed. Couldn’t say enough good things about the Carl cottage
JASON P. Mar 2019
The cabin was absolutely beautiful and beyond clean. We were very impressed with all smithed and will definitely be returning.
Sara A. Mar 2019
This is a great little cottage and perfectly located. Highly recommended.
JESSE B. Feb 2019
The Carl is the most secluded cabin, has everything you need for a short stay, and is cozy and comfy! Easy walk to everything Main Street
TAMARA E. Dec 2018
We loved everything abut this cottage. The ground of the property are so serene and the cottage gave us just the privacy we were looking for.
Hannah L. Sep 2018
Very beautiful place to stay. The cabin is very cute and charming. My husband and I had a very relaxing stay. We enjoyed being a short walk from all the downtown shopping and dining. The cabin has a mini fridge and a microwave, which was great for bringing back left overs. They also had a Keurig with coffee. I personally enjoyed sitting on the balcony each morning sipping on cofee, and watching deer. Yes, deer. Every morning of our stay we spotted deer just right outside our balcony. The Blacksmith Quaters is a beautiful place, the water feature gave it a very peaceful feeling and helped to drown out some road noise. During our stay we never saw another person, it was like we were the only ones there. We will definitely be back!
Courtney O. Sep 2018
My husband and I just loved our wonderful private cabin "The Carl" in the Blacksmith Quarters. We had our own porch, hot tub, spacious cabin and working fireplace. Bed was comfy but didn't love the mattress pad they had under the sheets felt like plastic. And there is no personnel on site so if there are questions or problems there is no one around. We were the only people there the two nights and days we stayed. Would definitely stay here again in the future and highly recommend to friends as well.
Anne F. Jun 2018
Keurig but no pods. Ground coffee but no coffee maker. Poor instructions on the facility. Very nice place otherwise
Manager response:
We provide Keurig machines in all of Blacksmith Quarters units, and we provide local coffee in addition to reusable Keurig filters. Thank you!
David R. May 2018
Nice setup and Cottages, would definitely return. All amenities/in-room breakfast all good. Only issue we experienced was ice machine not working for 3 days of stay but were able to address with manager on departure
Walter W. Apr 2018
The management
Jason V. Dec 2017
Very impressive entry, cordial staff and very comfortable. Just a few “tweeks” would enhance stay. The back porch with its lovely rockers and the stone fireplace made the mood comfortable and cosy.
Andrea C. Nov 2017
The property is beautiful, romantic and quiet. I was weary of the price but feel that it was worth it and will return.
Graham F. Sep 2017
The property is conveinitly located near the retail and restaurants in town. The House was amazingly awesome! We loved the fire place and hot tub. The bed was very comfortable and the high quality linens were so soft. I will certainly be back.
Tamra S. Jun 2017
We stayed in the Carl. It was very beautiful and cozy. Great private location. Loved the fireplace & the hot tub. We used them even in the summertime. Would highly recommend to any future guests!
West V. May 2017
I recently booked a cabin at the Blacksmith quarters which was everything my wife had ever wanted. Close to town yet very private. Great place to stay!
Kimberley A. May 2017
This was exactly what we were looking for our first anniversary! It was a nice little cabin secluded at the back of the property with a water feature that made us feel like we were back in Montana on our honeymoon. In the future we will choose a different room at the property, it was pricey for what it was. We splurged this time because it was a special occasion.Our only complaint would be we had to go to the grocery to pick up some breakfast items since there was cereal, coffee, OJ and a coffee cake. We expected more for the price.
Wayne S. Apr 2017
Everything was first class except house keeping.
Chris O. Apr 2017
I'm not sure it justifies the high price tag, but nice property.
David R. Apr 2017
Very clean and great service with perfect location; in the 'thick' of Fredericksburg.
Jillian C. Jan 2017
My husband and I had a very pleasant time staying at the Carl Cottage. It was decorated beautifully inside and the ammenities were perfect. I would definitely recommend booking through Vacasa to friends and family.
Josh K. Jan 2017
Great place, the staff was super helpful. We had a wonderful weekend.
Steven R. Oct 2016
The Carl was a very nice, new, private cabin. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and the hot tub. It was expensive. But, only place like this I could find at the last minute. The gas fireplace didn't work but we didn't need it. Overall a great place for a romantic weekend.
Shirley R. Aug 2016
Would recommend highly
Janelle C. Jun 2016
I would highly recommend this property and will definitely stay here again!
Barbara F. Jun 2016
My husband and I spent 2 nights in The Carl cabin at this resort and had a truly wonderful stay. The entire property is very high quality. The unit had absolutely everything that you could ask for. We loved sitting on the private back deck listening to the waterfall feature and enjoying some local wine. We saw deer and rabbits in the day and fireflies in the evening! My husband loved the private outdoor spa as well. The furnishings are all very high quality. The unit was extremely quiet with lots of windows to let light in and to see the outdoors. The property is in a great location at the east end of the main street in Fredericksburg. We were able to walk to dinner and sites such as the Pacific War Museum. We look forward to coming back here again and again.
Glen W. May 2016
Loved the quiet porches and water feature. Walking to downtown was a pleasure. It was great to have continental breakfast and be lazy
Lee M. Mar 2016
I love all the different cabins, we have stayed in three of them now, all though I liked the older ones this new one was very nice. We will be back!
Linn P. Mar 2016
Blacksmith Quarters was an awesome weekend escape!! Wonderful cabin! Convenient location! Highly recommend this place!