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

47 reviews
Max occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
417 E. Main St [Max], Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Refined cottage w/ private hot tub & reclaimed barn details

Overlooking Barons Creek, the wonderful Max Cottage for two boasts wide planked wood floors, tall ceilings, and repurposed antique barn accents throughout. Complete with a king-size bed, a kitchenette area, a spacious bathroom, and even a private hot tub, this Fredericksburg getaway is a slice of paradise in Texas Hill Country. A light, unhosted breakfast is included in your stay.

From this original Ransleben Blacksmith property, you'll be situated in the heart of Fredericksburg, just one block from the National Museum of the Pacific War. Main Street's galleries, bistros, and shops are also just a short walk from your door. Also of interest are this region's plentiful wineries - definitely worth a day or two of exploration.

When you aren't out sampling the local grapes or browsing historic sites, relax in your lovely studio cottage complete with a cozy gas fireplace, flatscreen TV with cable, and complimentary WiFi.

Spend time on the balcony enjoying the fresh Texas air while you gaze out at the creek or watch something on TV from the comfort of one of the leather chairs. At the end of the day, enjoy a soak in the relaxing hot tub.

You'll have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and a sink for preparing and storing simple snacks. And at night, retreat to the lush king bed for a wonderful sleep! The Max Cottage welcomes up to two guests.

Outside, the property boasts wonderful landscaping and a meeting facility offers a catering kitchen for events. While you're not kicking back in your elegant room, you can stroll to attractions like craft breweries, restaurants, and museums.

Feeling adventurous? Lace up your hiking boots and explore the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area or Lyndon B. Johnson State Park - both are about an 18-mile drive away.

One thing is clear: No matter how you spend your time in charming Fredericksburg, this rustically refined cottage retreat will make you feel pampered and relaxed!

*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.

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



47 reviews

Frank K. Feb 2020
Great location and setting
Gregory N. Jan 2020
I booked this cabin as a place to stay for my girlfriend and I when I took her on a trip to Fredericksburg for her birthday. She LOVED IT!!! I (and she) highly recommend it. It's stand-alone so it's like having your own personal cabin all to yourself. The interior is beautifully rustic and VERY clean. It has a gas fireplace that turns on with the flip of a switch. It has a small kitchen area with plates, glasses, a sink, refrigerator, and the all important coffee pot. Each day we had two muffins that magically appeared waiting on us. It has two sinks in the bathroom and a HUGE shower with a built in bench. We didn't use the hot tub but it has one of those too. Oh, and there were two robes along with two large beach towels in the bathroom closet. We made good use of the robes, all adding to the comfort of our stay. Best of all, it's right on Main Street and we were mere minutes walk from all the shops and restaurants. It's pricey but you get what you pay for and in this case you definitely get a fantastic place to stay. We will book this place again in the future for sure!
WEI-YANG W. Dec 2019
independent cottage has good privacy.
Close to central Fredricksburg.
good taste of furniture choosing.
Dale F. Nov 2019
Unique, upscale facility. Quiet and private. Easy, self serve check in and out.
Yahshua H. Apr 2019
Secluded and very comfortable stay.
MARIE C. Apr 2019
What a lovely cottage. Perfect for the weekend wedding and very central to everything. The coffee cake was to die for!!
Martha N. Mar 2019
My husband and I had such a great stay that we stayed an extra night. The AC was out upon our arrival and all I had to do was make a phone call and they did everything they could to make our stay comfortable! Oh yeah and the breakfast danish's they left for every morning were fantastic!! The room was very clean, plenty of storage to unpack and relax. The pond/fountains were awesome also, we did miss the blue lights, but it was beautiful at any rate!
Darin Y. Mar 2019
Loved the nature set from the balcony. Privacy.
JoLynn D. Dec 2018
It is a great getaway. Rained most of the time we were there so we enjoyed relaxing by the fire.
Joe F. Jul 2018
Beautiful, luxurious cottage with a private balcony ... within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants on Main Street. A delicious light breakfast is even included. We won't stay anywhere else in town. Truly a Hidden Gem.
angela w. Jul 2018
Wonderful cabin in perfect location! Loved the water feature running through the property! Would definitely stay here again!
jose z. Jun 2018
So nice
Stephanie R. Apr 2018
We absolutely loved everything about this place. It was our 15th wedding anniversary and they had wine and strawberries with a cute little card waiting for us when we got there. The location was also perfect just a few steps away from all the shops. We will definitely be going back.
Steven B. Apr 2018
Me and my newly wedded wife stayed in the "Max" lodge for our honeymoon and it was amazing! The employees truly work with you and care about the guests. Its very conveniently located on main street for most of your in-town tourist needs. We had very beautiful personal experience during our stay and we will definately be staying here again.
Resa C. Mar 2018
Clean with beautiful views
Todd O. Mar 2018
Great stay!
David M. Jan 2018
The location is within easy walking distance for all shops and restaurants on Main. However, the design of the courtyard facing cabins coupled with the tranquil sound of the water feature, make you feel miles from anywhere!
Sam B. Dec 2017
The blacksmith quarters in Fredericksburg was the perfect place for a romantic getaway. I got engaged during my stay here and the cottage really made our weekend complete. Well worth the price and will definitely continue to stay here in the future.
Joe F. Nov 2017
Perfect location tucked away right in the middle of it all. Beautiful, private room with lovely, relaxing porch. Suggest the Carl Cottage ... It's Perfection.
Fowler C. Oct 2017
Good spot, needs attention though...
Elizabeth B. Aug 2017
Our little cottage was immaculate! Very clean and clearly very well taken care of. The design and decoration were perfect for a weekend getaway- looks just like the pictures. The fridge was stocked and there was a delicious coffee cake waiting for us when we got to the room. We had a lovely view of the creek (though it was dried up, the greenery was nice), and a private hot tub and patio.

The Blacksmiths Quarters are centrally located on Main Street, so you can walk most places, excluding the wineries. But to get to more distant locations (like Cabernet Grille) we had to wait a total of 1.5 hours for the cab rides there and back. This was our only problem with the trip and had nothing to do with the rental property-- I am just putting this in the review to educate people so they aren't making the same mistakes we did. Fredericksburg has no Uber or Lyft and the cab companies were sub par, which is pretty unfortnate considering that this is Texas's wine country... will probably have to draw straws next time to choose a designated driver in our group because the transportation in Fredericksburg is just so unreliable.
Fred D. Jul 2017
Definitely stay here. You won't regret it!
Janice B. Jul 2017
This was a most relaxing trip for these two school administrators! We were so totally welcomed, even as walk-ins w/o proper reaervations. Beautiful, clean, private and yet walking distance to all the fabulous downtown shops!!! We loved it!!!
Veronica M. Jun 2017
thank you so much from the bottom of my heart
Patti O. Jun 2017
I seriously want to build a new home and have our master bedroom look identical to this cabin! We enjoyed our stay immensely. 11 yr Anniversary!
Most of our anniversaries our spent in Fredericksburg and I couldn't be happier with this cabin! So happy I found Vacasa! Thank you!
Kenneth P. May 2017
We spent our first wedding anniversary here and it was magical!
Kevin H. Apr 2017
Great Place!!
Eric R. Apr 2017
If you are looking for a luxury cabin with great access to main street. This is your place!
Lori V. Mar 2017
This is our second time staying here. We love it!!!
Clinton W. Feb 2017
Loved the location, walking distance to anything you need. Hottub was great.
Tedra H. Feb 2017
We really enjoyed being with in walking distance of all of the main shops and restaurants. The staff was extremely accommodating and I enjoyed the positive vibe I received from the ladies in the front office. Lisa went above and beyond to make sure our stay was an wonderful experience.
Sharon S. Jan 2017
We stayed at the 'Max' and it was just perfect for us. Between the wonderful coffee cake they left for us to the secluded hot tub and fireplace that took the chill out of the air - it was a wonderful place for us to spend our first night married together! The back porch was gorgeous as we were able to sit there late at night listening to the pools waterfall while looking at the canyon with large trees in the misty fog. All amenities were included as well as all entertainment options too. Fredricksburg offers wineries, restaurants and all home and apparel shopping to museums and enchanted rock - there's plenty to do when you're not relaxing and enjoying the B&B. I'll go back in a minute!
Brenda B. Jan 2017
coming back to do shopping for a mountain this town and we will stay here ! everything we needed was provided. love the peaceful and cozy feel!!
John C. Sep 2016
Great place to stay
Ashley V. Apr 2016
Highly recommend staying in the Max Cottage. Great room with a private balcony. We could hear the water fall flowing and was very relaxing. Room was stocked with a scrumptious coffee cake, juice, milk, coffee, and cereals. If your looking for a romantic couples stay then this is the place. Fireplace in room, private hot tub on balcony and huge shower.
Pamela W. Mar 2016
The Blacksmith's Quarters is a beautiful property! We will return in the future!