Texas doesn't get any better than a trip to Fredericksburg. Teeming with activities, including shopping at over 150 shops, a multitude of outdoor activities, fascinating history, and unforgettable wine and food, there's one charming little place that stands out - Historic Aunt Violet's B&Bs.
Aunt Violet's B&B is a heartwarming venue, consisting of a generous two-bedroom main house built in 1913, two separate log cabins, and a quaint Victorian cottage. Better than a hotel and boasting an excellent location, our lovely accommodations promise outstanding comfort and complete privacy, as well as a light, unhosted breakfast. Travelers come here to settle in and take a step back in time, to reconnect with themselves and each other, and to get acquainted with the beautiful Texas Hill Country
Where is Aunt Violet's B&B?
Aunt Violet's B&B is located just six blocks from Fredericksburg's Main Street and shopping district. A visit here means you'll get an intimate experience at some of our comfortable vacation rentals. For adventures elsewhere, a 72-mile drive south will bring you to downtown San Antonio
while an 80-mile drive east will take you to youthful Austin
Wineries & Dining in Fredericksburg
A trip to German-influenced Fredericksburg
means you'll be immersed in a living, breathing history lesson. Founded in 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, this vibrant and charming town boasts evidence of its humble beginnings, which you'll witness as you share its quaint streets with locals and experience its music, architecture, and festivals.
This German influence extends to the food, too. Whether its bratwurst at Otto's, schnitzel at the Old German Bakery and Restaurant, or hoppy flights of beer at Fredericksburg Brewing Company, you'll get a true taste of the culture. In addition to honoring its past and maintaining its cultural beginnings, Fredericksburg also offers a panoply of other mouthwatering entrees, like steak, lobster, duck breast, and decadent desserts, as well as award-winning wines.
Hill Country is the heart of Texas wine country
, and when you come to Fredericksburg, the wine flows like water. Second only to Napa Valley, this area boasts a plethora of wineries that offer regular tastings and tours, which you can visit solo or in groups on air-conditioned buses, where you can sample to your heart's content.
Things to Do in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg also has an exuberant art scene and much of the shopping you'll find in town features the work of local, regional, and national artists. Browse and shop for jewelry, glass and metal art, and paintings, as well as home decor, antiques, and fashion. Then treat yourself to a stop at the Chocolat Shoppe for a truly luxuriant chocolate experience where you'll find truffles, barks, caramels, and more.
When it's time to blow off some steam and work off all that delicious food you've enjoyed, get out for some hiking or biking, or work in a game of golf at one of the area's challenging courses. Visit the many state parks for some low-key wildflower viewing or bird and butterfly watching, then give the German group-walk phenomenon called Volkssporting a try.
And at the end of your busy and fulfilling days, return to your lovely vacation rental, nestled in the grape-laden heart of the Lone Star state, and revel in the rejuvenating and restful effects of your long-deserved getaway.
Photo Credit: Jerry and Pat Donaho