Humble House is a quiet homestead right near town that's perfect for your next family or friend getaway. Featuring a large yard for croquet, a pot belly stove to warm you in winter, and a charming history, this 3,100 square-foot home and two-car garage has what you need. This home sleeps six, but with two additional queen-size air mattresses provided, a maximum of 10 guests are allowed.
Located in town, just a mile from Main Street, Humble House is the best of both worlds--close to the action yet set in a quiet neighborhood. Just a short drive gets you to the Admiral Nimitz World War II re-enactments and Pacific Theatre museums, friendly diners, Bavarian-style bistros and bakeries, and winery tasting rooms for local wines and beers. Please replace "Pacific Theatre museums" with "The National Museum of the Pacific War. If you're visiting for Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, numerous other local festivals, or happen to be around for Trade Days (a monthly flea market where you're bound to find souvenirs), this location is ideal.
Built in 1985 by the original owners' father, this home honors history on its walls. The builder worked for the Humble Oil Company from the 1940's (after WWII) - 1968, and to this day Humble Oil prints hang throughout the home, hence the property name.
Its charm goes beyond the artwork and permeates through the traditional American furnishings, hardwood floors, and the presence of candy bowls in every room.
You and your sweetie can share morning coffee on the covered porch while sitting on the two-seat glider or rocking chairs. In the afternoon, watch the kids play tag while you make hot dogs on the charcoal grill.
Head inside to the family room featuring an old-style pot belly stove. In colder weather, utilize the provided log and warm up the home and create an atmosphere like nothing else. Entertainment options include the cable TV with Blu-ray and VCR, the Bose CD player and cassette player, and WiFi. Unplug with the provided books and relax in the electronically adjusted recliners, or sit down with the family for a game of dominoes on the two card tables for a screen-free evening making memories.
Though there are a ton of places to dine out nearby, you can save money on eating out by fixing up meals in your well-equipped kitchen, which includes a dishwasher, blender, toaster, pancake griddle, and coffeemaker. Eat around the 10-seat dining table by the windows and tell stories of your own family history.
If you've been out all day at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course or exploring LBJ State Park, chances are you're going to be tired. Choose among the three bedrooms: the master suite includes a king-size bed, private bathroom, and TV, the second room has another king bed and TV, and the third room has a queen bed. With these accommodations, the home sleeps up to six, but with two queen-size air mattresses provided, a maximum of 10 guests are allowed.
With a full house, the two full bathrooms make it easy for everyone to get along. Meanwhile, a private washer and dryer will help you keep your wardrobe fresh, while the central heating and air conditioning will keep you comfy no matter what the temperature outside is.
From Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and state parks surrounding the area to the up-and-coming wineries dotting Texas Hill Country, there’s so much to do in and around Fredericksburg that makes it more than just a day-trip town. In fact, while your basecamp may be in the more affordable and quieter Fredericksburg, you may be interested in day-tripping to the cities of Austin – home of the State Capital and the University of Texas and San Antonio – home of the Alamo, Six Flags, and SeaWorld.
You can pick your own fruit from local farmers who open up their farms for strawberries, blackberries, and peaches, plus many summer vegetables are available to pick or buy and take home with you!
If you want to see live vaudeville, try Rockbox Theater, just off Main Street, which is the only professionally cast live music show in the Texas Hill Country that guarantees family-friendly top of the line entertainment! If you come in the spring time, you can drive on the famous Texas Bluebonnet Willow City Loop just outside of town which is one of the most photographed areas in the state.
See what all the "Keep Austin Weird" hype is about or get a load of history at the Alamo. While sometimes overlooked, this area of the US is brimming with unique experiences for the whole family.
Visit Fredericksburg and stay at the storied Humble House for your next getaway!