USA Texas Fredericksburg The Blacksmith Quarters on Barons Creek Listing #5137

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

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Max. occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Sweet Cabin Near Downtown with Private Hot Tub - Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

*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.

Whether you're looking to escape for week or just a few nights, this Victorian-style cottage in the heart of Texas wine country is just the ticket. With a private hot tub, romantic fireplace, and luxurious king-size bed, this cottage is perfect for enjoying with your special someone.
Situated on Barons Creek courtyard, this cottage is walking-distance from award-winning wineries and eateries, so you can sample everything that Texas wine country has to offer. You can also stroll to theaters, museums, galleries, and shopping, including some world-class antique shops.

Within, your temporary home is a unique blend of contemporary and traditional. The fireplace is built from vintage brick and crowned with a reclaimed Victorian mantelpiece. A vintage-style gilt mirror offsets the stylish black-and-white tile in the spacious bathroom, which features a double-headed walk-in shower.

Curl up in the king-size bed for two and watch a movie on the flatscreen TV, or warm your toes by a crackling fire. WiFi is provided, as is cable TV. A distinctive wrought-iron headboard adds some drama and romance to your space. Feeling indulgent? Take a glass of wine outside and savor it in your private hot tub.

A kitchenette includes a coffee bar, mini-fridge, and microwave, so you can enjoy that late-night snack or first pot of coffee without leaving home. A cornucopia of cuisine, from laid-back Tex-Mex to traditional German fare, is just steps from your door.

In between date nights, don't forget to explore historic Fredericksburg's Pioneer Museum Complex, Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm, or gorgeous Wild Seed Farms, where wildflowers abound. Old Tunnel State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area are great destinations for hikers and mountain bikers.

Whether you're excited to sample a Texas Hill Country Cabernet, explore Old Tunnel State Park, or simply luxuriate in your private hot tub while listening to the babble of Barons Creek, you'll find yourself returning to this cottage again and again. Book your trip today!

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


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining







On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access



67 reviews

LUIS C. Jan 2022
Nice, quiet, clean, comfortable.
Tanya H. Oct 2021
Beautiful landscaping and great location. Quiet and peaceful but close enough to walk. Very expensive for very little amenities.
Madalene L. Oct 2021
The house is absolutely adorable! I was extremely happy when we arrived. They gave me detailed instructions on how to check in. Everything was clean and updated. We loved the location and the privacy of the house. We will definitely be visiting again!
Cheryl C. Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for your generous review, Cheryl. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your weekend stay with us! Thank you very much for providing your feedback. We have shared your private comments with our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make any necessary upgrades. We hope to have the chance to host you again next time!
Leyton B. Jul 2021
This location is one of the best! Located right off the main drag, it's within walking distance to everything. It's tucked away off the street giving it plenty of privacy. This precious community has so much charm too! We loved our cottage. It was supplied with everything you need to enjoy your stay. We were very pleased with the hospitality. We will absolutely be back and highly recommend the Blacksmith Quarters.
Andres G. Jun 2021
Beautiful, quaint hiding spot tucked right in downtown Fredericksburg. Accommodations were mostly top-notch except for the breakfast and mini-ironing board. I was expecting 5 stars across the board for the price I paid. Would stay again, though.
Robert Y. May 2021
Our own private villa hidden from the hustle and bustle. Well appointed interior with every thought given to comfort and ease. Step out onto your private patio in the back yard right into the hottub. Just a block from shopping makes this a perfect stay for my wife and I our a group since each property is separate. Definitely will book again......soon.
Earl Jeffrey W. Feb 2021
The fireplace! The hot tub! How spic and span it was! And very convenient to downtown Fredericksburg's Main Street with the Nimitz Museum and all kinds of shops and restaurants. We'll definitely be back!
Ginger H. Nov 2020
We loved having the fireplace and the hot tub!
Marcy B. Nov 2020
The accommodations were very nice and extremely convenient to Fredericksburg shopping!
Brandon R. Nov 2020
This cottage is so close to downtown and still very quiet! We loved our time here! The hot tub was great, bed super comfy, and the water and drinks in the fridge was a great touch!

One side note, be careful in the bathroom! It is all tile and becomes incredibly slippery almost immediately. We had to use several towels to make it safer to walk around in after showering or using the hot tub!
Laura C. Oct 2020
The property and location couldn’t have been more perfect!
David B. Oct 2020
Great home and location. Beautiful property!
Lloyd M. Sep 2020
We enjoyed the convenient location of this place along with the privacy it offered. The accommodations exceeded expectations. Overall we had a great stay and I'd recommend it to others.

The only negatives - the WIFI was intermittent at best and the toilet refilled the tank every 20-30 mins (flap probably needs to be replaced).
Manager response:
Hi Lloyd, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the wifi was not working completely and that the toilet tank was refilling. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues such as this arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. We hope for another opportunity to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience in the future!
Amy T. Jul 2020
It was small and clean. Location is great for walking everywhere. The property is pretty but it’s too public to sit outside and enjoy . There were 2 small bottles of water, coffee, 2 muffins, Honey Nut Cheerios, and corn flakes, & 2 small cartons of milk for the first morning. Absolutely no extra anything or extra attention to anything.The other mornings they did not show up with more of anything so the light breakfast is for the first morning only I guess . We had to track someone down outside for TP the 2nd day . The TV is old has a lot of stations you can’t watch. Again the location is great for walking so of course you can hear the traffic but that was to be expected. Nothing too special about this place especially for the price . Clean small nice good location.
Manager response:
Hi Amy, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the location! Please note we only supply a starter supply of items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, and dish soap to ensure the first night of their stay starts off well. We encourage guests to bring their preferred items if they anticipate needing more. We do not supply food items and spices. We hope to host you again soon!
Tamara D. Jul 2020
Manicured grounds are gorgeous. Individual cottages with private 2 person jacuzzi. Extremely clean. Was disappointed when we were informed "no services" such as fresh am muffins, housekeeping, etc. No discount was offered in lieu of ..
Edward F. Jul 2020
We had a wonderful stay at the Blacksmith Quarters. We were taken by surprise the beauty and privacy of our stay. The Ella was simply gorgeous and the evening there was extremely memorable. This is a higher end stay than your regular hotels or surrounding cottages. Loved it!!!
Chris I. May 2020
Cabin was clean and comfortable. Location was quiet and the hot tub was wonderful.
Reagan A. May 2020
We absolutely adored our stay. I wish it could have lasted longer! the privacy, the unique furnishings, the hot tub, the muffins left for us for breakfast...I’m in love with Blacksmith Quarters!!!!
Stephanie V. Mar 2020
Great location and great room. Just what we were looking for, a nice weekend away. Private but close enough to everything.
Lewis S. Feb 2020
The Ella Room was Outstanding- clean, spacious, and great location. Awesome fireplace, walk- in shower, and comfy bed. Nice hot tub out back, very private and nice after a day hitting the wineries or visiting town. Can’t wait to visit again!
Janita D. Dec 2019
This cabin is just perfect. It is in walking distance to, shopping, restaurants, wine tasting room, and so much more! The cabin was very clean, and comfortable. I loved that it was cleaned daily, and the staff was very helpful! The perfect getaway spot!
Janine T. Nov 2019
We arrived to a blazing fireplace which was very welcomed since it was cold outside. The room was bright, beautiful and inviting. Thank you for an exceptional experience for my husband and me.
Ed C. Nov 2019
Really comfortable and cozy. Easy access to everything on Main Street.
CASEY S. Nov 2019
Room, breakfast, bathroom and hot tub.
BRENDA D. Oct 2019
Very quiet and relaxing. Comfortable room. The hot tub was great!!
Tom M. Oct 2019
Walking distance to everything in town. Had a great time.
Mandy P. Aug 2019
Such a peaceful and wonderful place to stay. Can’t wait to come back!!
Alexander W. Aug 2019
I would definitely pick this place again. Right on Main Street and barely a 10 minute walk to the 290 Wine Shuttle.
Wendy B. Aug 2019
Very charming room! Great location. Loved the property. My only complaint was that the bed wasn’t too comfortable. Otherwise, it was nice to have a mini fridge for drinks and the hot tub was a great plus!
Lori B. Jun 2019
Loved the property, location near downtown. Cottages were awesome.
Elizabeth E. May 2019
Beautiful and very relaxing!
Bret W. May 2019
We enjoyed our stay, very nice accommodations.
JAMES E. Apr 2019
The lodging was a great little cabin. Right in downtown. Loved that we parked the truck Friday. Didn’t have to drive it again til we left. Everything is with in walking distance. WiFi could be better, but everything else was awesome!
Ryan R. Apr 2019
Wonderful quiet retreat. Highly recommend for a quick trip to wine country, walking distance to everything downtown had to offer.
ZACHARY B. Mar 2019
This room was great! From the personal Jacuzzi to a mini continental breakfast already in the room. It was only a short walk to everything that is in downtown. I definitely would recommend these rooms to anyone planning a trip to Fredericksburg. Even just sitting on the front porch of these cottages is pleasant with the water fountain that runs down the middle of the property.

My only complaint is about the coffee maker LOL. If you are going to have a Kurig machine available just provide KCups. The "reusable" KCups that you add coffee grounds to yourself just make brown water. Just leave a regular coffee pot, or provide actual KCups for the Kurig.
Troy C. Jan 2019
Because I do t want it booked when I want to come back! :). Seriously, it was awesome. Quiet, the perfect room for 2 and the breakfast pastry was DELICIOUS! The location is perfect and the property is cute as can be. They have a very well appointed “kitchen” for how small the place is....
Loved it!
Traci S. Dec 2018
The Ella is a pretty cottage with beautiful decor and style. We enjoyed the fireplace and ambience immensely, and the wine fridge in our kitchenette was great for the wine and snacks we brought. The outdoor seating and hot tub were terrific for enjoying the outdoor ambiance. Our only wish would be for a better mattress, as the bedding was nice but the mattress was too firm for our taste. A memory foam topper would have been perfect!
kyle c. Sep 2018
Just what my wife and I needed to get away from home. Surprised her with a Fredericksburg trip, booked this based on preview reviews. Definitely pleased. Hot tub was perfect for the evenings too. Will book again.
Sasha M. Sep 2018
Megan F. Jul 2018
Beautiful and great location!!!
Charlotte P. Jul 2018
Vet clean and elegant cottage. Enjoyed the private hot tub. Definitely will recommend The Blacksmith Quarters to my family and friends.
Holly C. May 2018
Probably our best trip yet to FBG! We loved our stay in the Helena cabin!!! We have stayed here a number of times and won't stay anywhere else!!! It is centrally located so you can walk every where and close to all the fun places to see and shop!! The hosts are gracious and kind! The grounds are gorgeous and the cabins are beautiful, decked out and very clean!! You cannot find a better place!!!
Erika M. Mar 2018
This is our 2nd year in a row to visit Fredericksburg and stay in the Ella Cottage. It is the perfect place to stay...walking distance from everything, private parking, hot tub, and the cutest & cleanest cottage. HIGHLY recommend except the 2nd week of March when we plan to go again. :)
Paige L. Oct 2017
We've stayed in Fredericksburg before but our first time here. Definitely our favorite and can't wait to return!
Frank T. Sep 2017
My wife and I took a vintage car road trip from Houston to Fredericksburg and back. it was a great weekend and the fantastic accommodations were top shelf. we looked around and really thought these cottages were the very best in town. I am not sure about what the places are like outside of walking distance but I feel confident that these are the best in town. Close to everything and very quiet. Perfect location, great parking and very secure and private.
Dora A. Aug 2017
This was a lovely quaint place! The location was great & the cottage we stayed at was nothing short of amazing. Very clean and beautiful inside and out. The jacuzzi was an awesome bonus! Perfect for an anniversary getaway. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The lady gave us a folder with a map of Fredericksburg, guides, and tons of recommendations- which was much appreciated btw. Overall, we had a great stay and I'd recommend this place to anyone!

P.S. They leave a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls in the rooms and let me just say- they are SO GOOD! thank you to whoever does this kind gesture :-)
Craig S. May 2017
This place was wonderful. Walking distance to everything on Main Street which is extremely important if you like to drink while you shop:) The Ella room was perfect. Plenty of room and the hot tub was a great bonus. Couldn't think of a better place to stay if you can afford it.
Phil D. Apr 2017
A+ enjoyed our stay
Donald R. Mar 2017
started with being greeted by very friendly staff. room was very clean and had some very delicious cinnamon rolls and chocolates. Will be back!
Erika M. Mar 2017
We stayed in the Ella for two nights and had a wonderful time. Of course we came to see the sights, but we prefer to pay a little extra to have excellent accommodations. Loved having our own private little cottage, fireplace, and nice king bed. The best part of all was the private hot tub!!!

Definitely will stay here again when we come back or the big guest house!
Allison E. Nov 2016
We loved our stay in the Ella and will most definitely return! Private location, beautifully-appointed cottage, walking distance to Main Street, gas fireplace, and more. We can't wait to return for another weekend at the Ella!
Keith B. Sep 2016
I will be contacting you to stay in your cottage again. Thanks