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USA Texas Fredericksburg The Blacksmith Quarters on Barons Creek Listing #5143

The Blacksmith Quarters on Barons Creek: The Octavia - Fredericksburg, TX

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

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Romantic cottage w/private hot tub and gas fireplace for two!

Plan a romantic getaway for two in this charming Fredericksburg cottage, which boasts a private hot tub and cozy fireplace in the heart of Texas wine country! Whether you need to get away for the weekend or for an entire week, this charming abode is the perfect place to wander the antique shops, sip delicious vino, and reconnect with that someone special. A light, unhosted breakfast is included in your stay.

The Texas condo is located on the Barons Creek property in Texas Hill Country. You'll love being within walking distance to cultural attractions like the National Museum of the Pacific War and Roxbox Theater. The region's famous wineries and brewpubs are also within walking distance, including Fiesta Winery and the Fredericksburg Brewing Company just beyond your door!

Inside, the Victorian-inspired cottage is both regal and cozy, offering vaulted ceilings with antique wood panels, reclaimed Victorian mantel pieces along the fire, and a stylish cow-skin rug. The kitchenette is the perfect place to store snacks like goat cheese and figs to fuel your days in the tasting rooms. The simple space provides a miniature sink, microwave, coffeemaker, and mini refrigerator perfect for storing leftovers! Enjoy nearby Tex-Mex at Mamacita's, German cuisine at Auslander Restaurant, or fine dining at August E's, all just blocks from home.

Guests of the lovely Texas bed and breakfast will rest easy on the triple-sheeted king-size bed. The unique wrought-iron frame is perfectly positioned in front of the flatscreen TV and fireplace so you can snuggle watching a romantic comedy, or start a fire for a romantic evening in. You can even bring the bubbly outdoors while enjoying a glass in your private hot tub!

The full bath offers spa-like features, with a luxury double-headed walk-in shower and double vanity. You'll love getting ready for date night out on the town in this chic space. Outside, sit in the courtyard and listen to the creek as a calming way to start or end your day.

In between your date nights at the restaurant and tasting room, don't forget to soak up the culture of this historic town! Visit the Pioneer Museum Complex, Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm, or Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site to learn about the region's German heritage.

Wander along Main Street to find treasures in the antique shops, or pick wildflowers for your sweetheart at the breathtakingly beautiful Windseed Farms. For a little rugged beauty, pack your hiking boots or mountain bikes for active days at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Old Tunnel State Park.

Southern comforts and charms are on full display in Fredericksburg, and this Texas Hill County cottage is the perfect place to enjoy it all with that someone special!

*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 be aware there is no daily housekeeping at this property, though your rental will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival. 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




Internet : Time Warner


Cable : Time Warner

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

On-site services

Free breakfast

Bed & breakfast



65 reviews

Ben W. Oct 2020
I could go on and on about how much my Fiancé and I loved this place. It was a perfect spot and very relaxing. I cannot suggest it enough. It had all the amenities you could want. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip back to Fredricksburg.
Jeffrey F. Sep 2020
This property is right near downtown, so it was a 5-10 minute walk to get anywhere. There's tons of shopping and cute restaurants within a few blocks, and it's set back from the road so it was very quiet at night.

The property itself was beautiful! Be aware that the bed is VERY firm, though, so if you have back issues you might not get the best sleep. However, we'd definitely stay here again.
Manager response:
Jeffrey, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit the Blacksmith Quarters on Barons Creek: The Octavia. Beds are a personal preference and we apologize the bed did not fit yours. Thank you for choosing Vacasa, we look forward to hosting you again!
Alan P. Sep 2020
Great place quiet & clean
Lauren S. Aug 2020
Location is great to Main Street, walking distance! A cozy cottage setting and the grounds are well kept. Plenty of towels, comfortable bed, and easy check-in/ check out process.
Anchal S. May 2020
I had a wonderful time at this cottage. The amenities were nice, breakfast was delicious, and the surroundings were very peaceful.
Amanda W. Mar 2020
I love how clean it was with everything you could need. Muffins for morning, coffee, juice, water was lovely to have a little kitchenette. Private hot tub and fire at the foot of your bed is nice for relaxing after a day of wine tasting and German dining. WE WILL BE BACK!
Ramona C. Feb 2020
Not worth it after they throw on Tax of 200 dollars on top of the 225. Not worth 425.00 to stay here, Total Rip-off. Sad Part is you can’t cancel
Manager response:
Ramona, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry you found the cottage to be overpriced, we do disclose our prices before booking the home so our guests never have any surprises. We also offer a full refund for reservations made directly with us that are canceled within 24 hours of booking. We hope we have the opportunity to impress you in the future.
Danny G. Nov 2019
The property was exactly what we were looking for. Being right on main made it easier to get around as it can be difficult to find parking in some areas. It was a surprise for my wife so she was even happier when she saw the place in person. Highly recommend staying here.
Craig and Joellyn M. Oct 2019
My husband and I loved everything about our visit! The room was attractive, had plenty of space and very clean! The outside back area was private! The front porch was charming looking onto the beautiful water feature. Only slight issue was the lockbox in getting it to close. Additional info would have been helpful. Overall wonderful experience and we would come back. The location was perfect to get to the main street right in front but recessed back enough for privacy.
Eddy N. Jul 2019
The hot tub and shower were great. Coffee pot needs some improvement.
Whitt P. May 2019
The grounds, parking and, most importantly, the cottage were impeccably designed. Privacy, luxury, and serenity were top concerns when this property was concieved and constructed. Attention to detail is found throughout. High end finishes and very upscale linens. Fine woodwork and tile that would be found in the finest of homes. I'm not sure if it's the property manager or owner but it was obviously a concern that we felt at home. Coffee, milk, water and even fresh German pastries we're provided. Yes, the price is high but you get what you pay for. I would certainly stay again.
Amanda S. Apr 2019
We won’t stay anywhere else! It’s nice and quiet, perfect for a couples getaway! I thought the jacuzzi might be a tad small but it was perfect! I loved not having to check in with someone. The bed was so comfortable and clean! This will be where we stay every time we visit Fredericksburg!
Aaron M. Apr 2019
What a beautiful and romantic place. Right in the heart of Fredericksburg. Everything was very clean and very cozy. Will definitely stay again.
Jordan D. Apr 2019
Very quaint and close to all the shops/restaurants on Main Street. Would recommend this to all my friends and family.
Allen A. Mar 2019
From the fireplace to the wooden ceiling and the private hot tub the room was perfect. The grounds were quite and perfect location. Highly recommend.
Elizabeth C. Mar 2019
Loved the fireplace, double shower and hot tub! Super convenient location. I was surprised at this price point that there was no maid service/refresh towels.
Jean O. Feb 2019
Love the setting
Billy H. Feb 2019
We stayed at the Octavia this weekend and it was fantastic. It’s the little touches like the fireplace already going when we got to the room, hot tub already warmed up, and fresh coffee cake on the counter. The room was clean and the bed was incredibly comfortable. The private parking for guests was very nice. Close enough to walk around town, but secluded enough to be very quiet. The grounds were very well kept. Great stay!
Shiriki D. Jan 2019
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Barons Creek: The Octavia! The room was clean, had beverages in the refrigerator, and the hot tub was nice!!
Doyle R. Jan 2019
The entire experience was top-notch. The well kept secluded property with its inviting cottages and tranquil environment provided the perfect get-a-way. We will be booking a stay here again as soon as we can.
Holly F. Nov 2018
Absolutely loved the property. The room was very clean, everything you would need was included, and the breakfast pastry was a really nice touch. Within walking distance of everything so location was perfect. Could not have asked for a better stay for our anniversary getaway.
Erin C. Oct 2018
Quiet, beautifully appointed cottage right off Main Street. I loved that you could walk to shops and restaurants but on the property you can leave Main St behind! Had a wonderfully relaxing stay! It was exactly what I was looking for.
Shawn E. Sep 2018
Beautiful property
Very clean
Nice location
Quite area at night
Private parking
Very romantic - private hot tub - fireplace by bed - double shower
Nice bed

Kristine S. Sep 2018
Very quaint setting, all new and tastefully done. Centrally located in town for easy access to Main St. Lovely setting.
Dustin W. Aug 2018
Absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful secluded cabin. The location was phenomenal; right on the strip, yet it felt personal and private. The amenities were amazing, we absolutely loved the private hot tub! We can’t wait to come back in the near future!
J F. Jul 2018
We absolutely enjoyed staying here - quite unexpectedly nice. However, we were slightly disappointed on the breakfast provided, and no option for a bottle prechilled in the room. Alas, we were on main street and walking distance to both. Highly recommended!
Robert M. Jul 2018
Not too shabby
Candy A. Jul 2018
This was an oustanding property. Loved the waer accent.
micky a. Jun 2018
the room (the octavia) was by far the most beautiful room we have stayed in in quite some time. incredible shower! loved the coffee cake. really loved the clean room. and the privacy was also good. it was great to not have to battle finding parking every time we came back to our room.
Kathy L. Jun 2018
Privacy, quiet, walk distance to most of downtown. Beautiful
Michael P. Apr 2018
Excellent location, great customer service, quiet and delicious cinnamon rolls!!!!!!
Sande M. Apr 2018
What a nice place! Looks brand new and is only a block from the Sisters Bakery - yum! Will definitely stay here again.
Tonia V. Mar 2018
We loved the Octavia it was so cozy and very nice! The location is convenient, we walked to dinner and shops! The fireplace and hot tub were the “extra” accommodations that made everything perfect!
Jimmy F. Mar 2018
This will always be our go to place now for Fredericksburg . Great room love the Hot tub and ladies at front office are awesome and very helpful.
Shane C. Feb 2018
The staff was phenomenal! We had a small issue with our hot tub and they jumped in to help us as well as followed up the following day. 5 Star service in action.
Kevin G. Feb 2018
Vacasa runs a first rate facility at the Blacksmith location. It's worth the splurge, as every detail is well thought out and as nice as any 5 star resort in terms of room design and service.
Jon B. Jan 2018
Steven T. Dec 2017
Wonderful time. Blacksmith Quarters was an A+. Quaint town with a lot of culture to enjoy. Thanks for having us.
Jennie W. Nov 2017
Great location, close to shopping and restaurants. Loved the water feature! Comfortable rooms, we will be back next year!
Sean C. Nov 2017
Enjoyed our stay very much!!
Angela L. Nov 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. The room was very comfortable and the clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating. This was a great quick getaway from the big city. I would highly recommend it and the money was well worth the stay.
Kelli N. Jul 2017
A wonderful romantic get-a-way cabin. It was nice to be able to walk almost everywhere and go back to a relaxing, cozy cottage. Amenities were excellent!
Megan D. May 2017
We had a great time!
Jan E. May 2017
Thanks, Lissa, for taking the time to give us a tour of the main house. It's all a very special historic place.
MARGO S. Feb 2017
Perfect combination of lovely landscaping with a beautiful waterfall and stream. The cottages are quaint, clean and very luxurious, what a great master bath! We enjoyed the fireplace and the private hot tub. The location is wonderful, close to just about everything. Would love to return and try out all the other cabins, overall perfect quick getaway weekend.
Denise C. Feb 2017
We loved the property and romantic ambience for our Anniversary. Units are a bit pricey. Great location off of Fredericksburg's Main street, but secluded away from the street noise. Beautiful room with fireplace, large bathroom and personal fenced in hot-tub. The cinnamon roll provided each day is delicious.
Jacob S. Jan 2017
We stayed at the Octavia House and could not have been more pleased!! The staff was so sweet and gave us wonderful recommendations to go out for New Years. The walk to our stay was beautiful and clean, the little house we stayed in was absolutely adorable. The furniture was well picked and all the accents were very thought out and matched throughout the house. The hot tub was the perfect added touch in the back so it was very secluded!! We will be making this a New Years tradition!!
Timothy H. Dec 2016
We enjoyed our stay here so much! What a perfect little B&B. The room was great, amenities and facilities were top notch, and the staff in the front office were so cordial and helpful. We look forward to staying here again!
Elizabeth G. Nov 2016
Truly enjoyed everything about this place.
Lennon J. Aug 2016
Great place to stay. Loved the layout.