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Enjoy a private deck, walk to wineries & tasting rooms!
Indulge your inner history lover when you stay at this elegant Fredericksburg cottage, a one-bedroom wine country retreat that offers beautiful presidential-themed decor, a nearby Messina Hof tasting room, and an unbeatable location along the Highway 290 Wine Trail. A light, unhosted breakfast is included in your stay.
Conveniently situated just 10 miles east of downtown Fredericksburg, this single-level cottage is part of Messina Hof Hill Country, a complex of four private rentals just steps from the Messina Hof tasting room. These suites can be rented together by a large group, or individually by solo travelers and couples.
Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a lover of the Texas Hill Country outdoors, you'll enjoy that this cabin is less than half a mile from 4.0 Cellars, Grape Creek Vineyards, and Mandelbaum Cellars; nine miles from Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site; and 27 miles from Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
The living room is lofty and spacious, with tall exposed beam ceilings, rich leather furnishings, and decor that pays tribute to past presidents. Central heating and air conditioning will help keep you comfortable as you browse the WiFi or relax on the sofa in front of the flatscreen cable TV.
The wet bar features a sink, a microwave, a gourmet coffee maker, and a small refrigerator, perfect for storing a few bottles of Texas wine. Please take note, however, that there is no kitchen - but you'll hardly need one when you're dining at Otto's and the Cabernet Grill, two of the local favorites.
After a day spent strolling the historic sites, shops, and the seasonal farmers market in downtown Fredericksburg, return home to share forest views and a bottle of wine with your loved one on your very own private deck.
At night, the President Cottage can comfortably accommodate as many as two guests. The one large bedroom features an abundance of sunlight, polished floors, and a king-size bed with a vine-wrapped canopy. The full bathroom offers a spacious walk-in shower.
In addition to having the Messina Hof tasting room just a few feet away, guests at this wonderful cottage will enjoy easy access to the best of the Texas wine country. Guests interested in wine tours will find numerous other wineries just a short walk or drive away.
You'll also find more than 80 sites of interest in the Fredericksburg National Historic District - as well as delectable bistro dinners at Vaudeville right in town.
Come and experience this wonderful blend of history and beauty in the heart of Texas Hill Country!
*Please note that housekeeping does come daily to refresh the room.
*Children under the age of 12 are not allowed at this property due to safety hazards associated with this being a winery. Tours are available on Friday and Saturday by reservation. 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.
Parking Notes: Parking lot located on-site.
Other permit number: No permit required
Other tax number: Unit is not in city limits
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Limited mobility access
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Dish Network
Bed & breakfast
Sue M.Jun 2021
good size, convenient location
Jeremiah R.Jun 2021
We loved our stay. The cabin was quaint with plenty of room to stretch out. The bed was a bit hard, but not too bad after a long day of wine exploring.
Matt P.May 2021
Private, cozy & perfect.
Close to Grape Creek, Signor & Baron Creek.
Kyanne H.Dec 2020
Stayed here for 4 nights and it was great! We were totally left alone-check in involved an email with the door keypad code. Then upon leaving, another email was sent stating to be sure to take all belongings and turn out the lights. Very peaceful getaway!
Peggy L.Dec 2020
The cottage was nicely furnished. The reason for 4 and nor five star is before arrival I called Vacasa with simple questions such as is there a coffee maker and was told it was a gourmet but I needed to bring my own coffee even though description said it included a light breakfast. Upon arrival, I found it was a k cup, and what was in the room was a baggie of coffee but not the insert to brew it. Had to make a trip back into town for K cups. I feel they should have known and with light breakfast included the proper coffee. Also, the sidewalks and porch did not appear to have been blown off in quite awhile. We were also told there was not a fire pit, when indeed there was but no chairs to sit around it.
Thank you for staying with us Peggy! We apologize for the miscommunication regarding the coffee maker on site. We welcome this as an opportunity to improve the experiences we provide our guests and hope for a chance to impress you in the future!
Michael H.Dec 2020
We loved our stay at the Messina Hof President's cabin. The cabin was cozy, perfect for just the two of us and the front porch light was on for us when we arrived after dark. All of the amenities worked very well including the wifi, TV, Heating, fridge/kitchen area, and there was plenty of hot water for the shower. The bathroom was spacious and accessible, though we did not need that feature. The furnishings were comfortable including the bed, living area couch, chairs, and cute little bistro table. The inclusion of warm robes for both of us was unexpected, but welcomed. We sat on the front porch were a table and chair set was provided for lunch one day. The close proximity to the Messina Hof winery was perfect and it was just a short drive in to town. Parking was plentiful and right in front of the cabin. Our Vacasa contact (Jasmine) was extremely responsive and helpful from when we first made our reservation to the two times we needed to push the dates back due to Covid19 issues, to completing our stay and following up. We also learned that Vacasa and Messina Hof are in a new relationship regarding the handling of Messina Hof's cabin and B&B properties. It appears the relationship is working. And we really liked the complimentary bottle of champagne waiting for us from Messina Hof.
allen w.Nov 2020
Located outside of town with nice porch views. Roomy enough for the two of us with nice amenities.
Boyd D.Nov 2020
Convenient location, good coffee and good breakfast. Would stay there again if in Texas wine country.
Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc. .Nov 2020
The room is spacious. The bed is romantic a Soo comfortable. You look at acres of Hill Country Beauty. My favorite stay.
ESMERALDA R.Nov 2020
The patio, scenery and cleanliness of room. Staff was really nice.
mark o.Nov 2020
Good location, nice accommodations
Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc. .Oct 2020
Beautiful Room, secluded and Very Romantic
The Wines are World Class
Brian P.Sep 2020
Great place to stay and very comfortable for that weekend getaway to the Fredericksburg wine country. Very private an quiet in natural surroundings.
John E.Sep 2020
Nice quiet location right between Fredericksburg and Luckenbach.
Jill B.Aug 2020
This cottage was very nice and spotless.
Rocky G.Aug 2020
Not too big. Not too small. Just right amount of everything. Very pleasant.
Carol B.Aug 2020
Had a wonderful time- very clean
Virgina H.Aug 2020
The house was clean and set apart from other cottages. It had all necessary amenities for an overnight stay or several nights. Highly recommend staying here.
LEXIE P.Aug 2020
Everything was great! We will be back after the Pandemic so we can enjoy the tasting room.
Amy A.Jul 2020
This was perfect for a weekend getaway. The cottage was clean, and stocked with all the necessary amenities.
Shuntala C.Jun 2020
We celebrated our 21st anniversary this weekend at Messina Hof. We truly enjoyed our stay. If you're looking for a peaceful, restful place to stay this is it. Located about 8 miles from town but close to other wineries. We will be back when wineries open back up after COVID19 restrictions are lifted.
Don P.Jun 2020
Professional wonderful B&B cottages. All amenities top notch. We will be returning.
Michael F.Jun 2020
The room was warm and inviting and the fridge was stocked with the basics for an enjoyable stay!
Samantha W.Jun 2020
House was beautiful, the only thing is I wish we were informed it came with a free wine tasting. We found out after we had already paid for everything.
Bethany G.Jun 2020
My husband and I loved our stay!
Clean rooms, perfectly stocked kitchenette, and a cute little outside patio to enjoy coffee.
We will definitely book again for our next Fredericksburg stay.
Kim F.Jun 2020
The President's Cottage was wonderful. Spacious. Comfortable. Beautiful! Plus, we loved staying right there at the Messina Hof Winery and walking just a few short steps to an amazing wine tasting - which was our favorite of all the tastings we did. I would recommend the cottages at MH and hope that I can come back soon and enjoy the site again!
Janet H.Jun 2020
We loved the Cottage, it was larger than anticipated and beautifully kept. The location was awesome as we saw deer outside our back door in the morning. Will definitely visit again
David S.Mar 2020
This was our second visit to the cottages in Fredericksburg. It was a last minute scheduling because our planned trip to New Orleans was put on hold due to concerns with the Covid-19 outbreak. We were able to book a cabin on short notice but you wouldn’t think it because it was just as amazing as our first trip. Highly recommended fir a wonderful quite stay.
Rolando P.Jan 2020
Great cabin, great area, wonderful experience!
Tony T.Sep 2019
Mark G.Sep 2019
The cottage was perfect! Really clean and the ambiance was amazing! Definitely will be back and looking forward to trying the Bryan location as well. Oh yeah, the wine was great.... especially the Granache Rose!
Chris E.Sep 2019
Overall we enjoyed the President Cottage. There was one thing that would have changed this to a 5-star rating, the mattress. It was not great, the second night we both woke up with back pain, and not feeling overly rested. Spend a couple of bills and get a nice matress and you have a GREAT stay.
We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay, Chris! We do apologize the mattress did not suit your preferences and made sleep difficult. The mattress has been inspected and found in good shape. Thank you!
Clifford M.Aug 2019
Love, love, love this cottage. Tastefully decorated, quiet, spacious, reasonably priced, clean, thoughtful amenities, lots of Texas Hill Country charm, etc. We will be going back!!!
Richard G.Aug 2019
Loved that the Presidents cabin was tastely decorated. Loved the walk in shower. Cabin very comfortable and cool. We wished we knew that most wineries close between 5:30 - 6:00 pm, including Messina Hoff. Enjoyed the pastries. Very quiet at night.
Nell R.Jul 2019
Kathryn S.Jul 2019
WE FOUND THE PLACE GREAT. WOULD COME AGAIN.
michael h.Jun 2019
The cottage sets itself apart from other options of residence in the area by giving a true homegrown feel.
Susan R.Jun 2019
The cottage was the perfect size and the amenities were excellent. Nice big comfortable bed, great little view out over the pond out back. It was quiet and peaceful.
Derek C.May 2019
The location was great and there was plenty of room with a chilled remote setting out back.
Rachel B.May 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the back patio and watching the butterflies and listening to the frogs. Mosquitoes landed in the citronella candle, but we did not get bit too badly. Coffee cake was soooooo good and wine tasting was an unexpected gift. So many discoveries, so little time.
Scott W.May 2019
Everything worked as expected from check-in to check out. The cottage was very clean and modern feeling. Great view out the back.
Thomas J B.Apr 2019
Had a great time! Prefect space and size for two. Just needs a restaurant on site and stuff for anniversaries like strawberries, champagne and etc please. Thanks
JEANIE E.Apr 2019
Hubby and I needed to take some time away from the daily grind. Found this charming cabin just outside Fredericksburg. The staff was great the scenery was awesome. We had a great time. I highly recommend staying here! Great wine too!!
Michael T.Mar 2019
Beautiful room very nice way to end a wine tour.
RANDALL W.Mar 2019
Ashley A.Mar 2019
Loved our stay at this little cottage, it is tucked away behind the tasting room. Came with a free bottle of sparkling and a delicious coffee cake. We were very happy with our experience. Will stay again!
Ana P.Jan 2019
The little cottage is so detailed !!! The wine tasting so good!!!!
Kevin B.Dec 2018
Just like the pictures said it would be!!!
Erin B.Nov 2018
Loved our stay. Super clean, comfy bed. Super quiet. Great porch to read on. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Jason C.Nov 2018
Cozy, and quiet! Loved the view off of the back patio especially when the deer were walking around!
FRED L.Nov 2018
My wife and I were so happy with the cottage. The pastry was really nice with coffee. We shared a bottle of wine on the back patio and were surprised by 6 deer in the field behind the cottage. We loved the wine tasting, Kylie was very informative and she was fun to talk to Thank you for making our stay so great.
David B.Oct 2018
Wonderful property with separate area to sit and relax from the bedroom. Very spacious for two people. We loved being out near a number of the wineries !
Kendall V.Oct 2018
The location and design of the unit was great. My hubby and I were looking forward to a romantic weekend away. The rooms was clean and the big bed looked very cozy. Unfortunantly, the bed was very uncomfortable. It felt like a trampoline. The pillows were fluffy but as soon as you layed your head on them, they were flat. It made for a very uncomfortable sleep. When I got up for a shower in the morning, I was greeted by several bugs on the floor. Beetles and centapedes were crawling around the toilet and shower. My husband got rid of the bugs and I continued with my shower only to find the towels were rough and thin. I was expecting so much more with this rental. The location was perfect but the room needed work in my opinion and a visit from pest control. After two nights, I couldn't wait to leave. Very frustrating.
Greg H.Sep 2018
Messina Hof Hill Country:Presidents Cottage was beautiful. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet. I really enjoyed the natural landscaping in front of the cottages and the open fields in back. It was really neat to be able to sit on the back porch with some coffee and watch the deer grazing. Loved everything about our stay!
Cheryl K.Aug 2018
The cottage was perfect and romantic. We loved the look of the bed.
Nick G.Aug 2018
Messina Hof Country President zcottage was more then we expected. Excellent accommodations and grounds. Their tasting room is smazing and our tasting host JR was very professional, knowledgeable and just s great person. The experience and wines were so good we joined the Messina Hof wine club!!! A class act and we cannot wait to return!!!!
elizabeth c.Aug 2018
The casita is cute and very comfortable but the additional goodies of a stocked fridge and pastry under glass was great
Scott T.Jul 2018
Beautiful cottage, very well kept and in great condition. Location is very good from a proximity standpoint to ALL attractions. My only wish is that is was more secluded. It is just off the main highway and I did not get that from researching the property. I thought it was more remote.
Justin E.Jul 2018
I have stayed here over 5 different times and love it each time.
Daniel I.Jul 2018
Great cottage, roomy, lots of privacy.
LisaMarie R.Jul 2018
Great place! Quite, and just an overall pleasant place to get away.
Jesse R.Jun 2018
Had a overnight stay and it was wonderful...I would rather put a 1 Star so that no one else will go so it be available always...jk.....it’s worth the stay!!! Everything about it was super great!!! Can’t wait to stay again soon!!!
Jill H.May 2018
Nice peaceful setting. Bed was extremely comfortable.
Rachel S.May 2018
We booked the president bungalow last minute, and it was worth every cent!! Completely private , sits behind the MASSINA HOFF tasting room,. Suite was stocked with fresh ground coffee n fixings, fresh strudel the next morning, luxurious bedding, cold ac( especially useful after a day of walking through wineries, or shopping) there are three more bungalows next to this one ... it’s still private and very quiet ... back patio is open to view the deer or birds. Another bonus was upon arrival our mini fridge was stocked with a cold bottle of wine , now that is service!! I will stay there again!
Stephanie C.May 2018
Loved the ease of the check in and the convenient location! We appreciated the welcome cake, sparkling wine, and breakfast items! Would visit again!
Mark W.May 2018
Awesome stay! Enjoyed are two nights in the President lodge. Very roomy and clean saw wildlife right off the back patio. The pastries were good. Easy booking and check in. Will be back soon!
Gary J.May 2018
Michael H.Apr 2018
Wonderful quaint cottage with beautiful view off back porch. The bed was great and we had the AC down to 60 each night. Convenient to town. Like the portraits of the Bush Family. Very nice accommodations for the price. Wine Tasting staff were very helpful.
Andrew A.Mar 2018
This is a great location about 50 yards behind the Messina Hof tasting room. Very clean and plenty of space for the two of us. Great launching point for all of the area's wineries, most of which are 5 miles or less. You're about 10 miles outside of Fredericksburg if you want to go into town. Also, the internet connection at this cottage is surprisingly fast for a rural area if you need to get online. A quick note: there aren't many dinner options nearby as the wineries close fairly early. Might want to pick up some sandwiches during the day. The only thing that would make this cottage better is if the winery had an electric vehicle charging station :)
Geary C.Mar 2018
Very nice and staff was great. A great retreat.
TERRI T.Mar 2018
We enjoyed staying at this site. It is beautiful, clean, very welcoming! Favorite part was sitting on back porch watching deer in the evening and again in the morning!
Tommy C.Feb 2018
Good, but housekeeping missed us on day two
Ann G.Feb 2018
We had a lovely time at this property. Great furnishings and nice small touches everywhere. Hot tub and patio were a nice treat as well.
Christina T.Jan 2018
We loved the look of the casitas from the outside. Storybook adorable. The inside, while very clean, was a little wonky. The location was fantastic. This property is about a ten minute drive from the main drag in Fredericksburg so you really feel like you're out in the hill country, but are close enough to all the sights and great restaurants.
Mark S.Dec 2017
Highly recommend staying here. Very clean and well kept cottage. Staff at Messina Hoff winery were also helpful.
Phil S.Dec 2017
We live in the Hill Country, but decided to spend a few days in these lovely cabins along with friends. What a lovely experience. We had Holiday Wine Tour passports and were right in the middle of many wineries. Fredericksburg was just down the road, with beautiful holiday lights and many places to eat. The cabin,though, was the best treat. It was large and beautifully decorated. The bed was comfy and the view out back was peaceful.
Andrew H.Nov 2017
very nice. good location. bed is a little firm, but pillows are great.
we may stay again.
Isabel G.Nov 2017
We really enjoyed staying at Messina Hof Hill Country. It was relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed the wine tasting, it was excellent.
Chad M.Nov 2017
Private and cozy....perfect place for a weekend getaway!
William M.Nov 2017
Virginia G.Nov 2017
Great place to get away for the weekend! Loved it here!
Carol R.Nov 2017
Loves staying at the Messina Hof cabins. Everything was so nice and I would definitely stay there again. It was about 8 miles out of town but worth the drive and it is advantageous since the wineries are all right there where you are staying.
Steven B.Oct 2017
Lovely, quiet cabin with beautiful ambience. Spacious and clean. Sat on back porch with coffee and saw deer every day. Presidents Cabin is handicapped friendly....which was funny to us spending our 30th Anniversary there! Comfortable bed, nice mini kitchen to heat up pastry left for us, but not daily. Poor lighting in bathroom, so impossible to put makeup on (bring a lighted mirror). Bring your own ice for drinks. Overall, would stay again.
Charles V.Oct 2017
The room was very nice and clean and centrally located amongst several of the wineries.
Greg M.Sep 2017
Love staying in the cottages at Messina Hof. Stay there every time we are in Fredericksburg.
David D.Aug 2017
The cabin is very comfortable and well decorated. It is made wheel-chair accessible so the shower does not have a bathtub, which was the only con since my wife likes to take baths. The bed was very comfortable and even though we had neighbors we never heard them. The location was convenient to all the wineries in that area and close enough to Fredericksburg, but not in the city.
Arron W.Aug 2017
We booked a last minute weekend getaway . The cottages at Messina Hoff were absolutely adorable . We even saw deer while sitting on the back porch.
Stanley E.Jul 2017
Location is convenient to Fredericksburg, LBJ Ranch, Johnson City and most of the wineries in the area. Accommodations are excellent. Continental breakfast provided was very good.
Jim M.Jun 2017
Lovely apt. Spacious and nicely appointed. Good location between the wine road and Fredericksburg. Private
Dawn H.Jun 2017
Well stock, awesome cottage. Highly enjoyed our stay.
Leslie F.May 2017
The peaceful setting and location were ideal! Perfect get away and so convenient to everything!
Jennifer F.May 2017
Had an amazing time celebrating my 9 year anniversary there at Messina hof. Wine delicious bought 7 bottles during my stay.
E. Kay R.Apr 2017
Robert C.Mar 2017
Perfect location for wine tasting, visiting Fredericksburg, and LBJ ranch. Very comfortable room. Just perfect.
Joshua S.Mar 2017
First time visiting Fredericksburg from a Napa Valley native and this place was much better than I expected! Will visit again.
Jessica B.Mar 2017
Loved it! It was in a great location, right in the middle of all the wineries and a short drive to Main Street.
Bonnie T.Mar 2017
Great for visiting the different wineries
Tina H.Feb 2017
Loved staying here. Very relaxing and close to town.
Peter S.Feb 2017
Fantastic German cottage. Located with plenty of wineries around. Clean and with everything supplied, this cottage is perfect for a romantic get away!
Brian H.Jan 2017
My wife and I stayed here for our first anniversary and it was amazing. Very quiet at peaceful. Very clean and staff was extremely friendly. Definitely will be going back again soon!
Meghashyam T.Dec 2016
everyone is so cooperative. Its a nice area to stay. I wish they had some restaurant too. They have good wine tasting program and wines too.
Dustin A.Nov 2016
Love this little place. Would definitely stay here again.
Heather O.Nov 2016
Robert J.Oct 2016
Wonderful place to stay! We were close to wineries and had a lot of privacy. Very clean!
Janet S .Sep 2016
Absolutely everything we needed!
Scott B.Sep 2016
The cottage's are nice and cozy and less than a 10min drive to Fredericksburg. Have to try the V Supper Club in Fredericksburg, it's amazing and Hipmy winery.
Debbie W.Aug 2016
My husband and I enjoyed our weekend stay in the Messina Hof President's cottage. If you are looking for quiet and serenity, this is the place for you. It was a little far from Fredericksburg for my liking, but it was really convenient to many wineries in the area. The bed was extremely comfortable and it had almost everything you need for a relaxing weekend.
Jeff W.Aug 2016
This place was fantastic! Very clean, quiet, beautiful view out the back door! The breakfast was a delicious apple cinnamon coffee cake. We could not have been happier with our experience.
Jason R.Jun 2016
Would recommend the facilities to anyone
Edward E.Jun 2016
Overall it was a pleasant stay however it was a little far from downtown.
Jeffrey C.May 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. Great romantic, birthday get away for 2. Would stay there again. Will be setting up future times for in laws to stay as well.
Shane S.May 2016
Nice quiet place for couples getaway.
Teresa & Graham C.Apr 2016
Very comfortable and quiet just outside of town. The coffee cake and fresh ground coffee in the mornings were a plus. Would stay again.
Lidia M.Apr 2016
Very nice cottages. Staff at the winery and store was very helpful and pleasant. We would definitely come again.