Once known as a cute area to pass through, over the years the town of Fredericksburg has blossomed into a full-fledged vacation destination. With noteworthy attractions, gorgeous geography, and strong cultural history, this Texas Hill Country town is popular for family vacations and romantic getaways alike. Many of our Fredericksburg vacation rentals offer a bed and breakfast feel, and are located in the heart of town, only a short distance from all the attractions and things to do.
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The Texas Hill Country is a beloved destination in the south-central part of the state, and a respite for city-dwellers escaping the hustle and bustle. It’s about 80 miles from Austin and 70 from San Antonio, and while it feels separate from the rest of the world, taking a day trip into the city is a breeze, should you choose. The region’s proximity to the Mexican border, paired with Fredericksburg’s rich German history, results in a unique and lively local flair.
History buffs will love visiting the many historical sites near our Fredericksburg vacation rentals, such as the Pioneer Museum Complex and the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, both of which tell the story of German settlers in Fredericksburg. In fact, they’ll even love the history of our Fredericksburg cabin rentals—from bed and breakfasts to Bavarian-style cottages, this region is beloved for its unique architecture and homes teeming with antiques.
If you’d like to get outdoors, you can play a round at the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course or explore the beautiful Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. You’ll find plenty of entertainment and dining attractions around your Fredericksburg house rental, too. Check out the famous Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room (known for its Lobo Texas Lager), Fredericksburg Brewing Company, and Fritztown Cinema.
Looking for the perfect location to enjoy the famous Fredericksburg Oktoberfest? Grab your lederhosen and a beer stein and book your Fredericksburg cottage today. As the most famous Oktoberfest in Texas, and certainly one of the best outside of Europe, this celebration in downtown Fredericksburg is loud, raucous, and a whole lot of fun.
Children are also more than welcome to come along to this family-friendly event, where they can enjoy the children's area, the Annual Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance in front of the square, and a variety of edible treats, from traditional German fare like brats and sauerkraut to fun festival food like funnel cakes and kettle corn.
Why stay in a hotel when you can choose a roomy Fredericksburg cabin rental to fit all your friends and family? Whether you're just visiting for the festival or staying longer to explore the town, these homes are a great place to stay for this unforgettable festival.
Traveling with your pooch to one of our pet-friendly Fredericksburg cottages? You’ll love the abundance of fun things to do with your four-legged friends. From wine tasting to outdoor dining to hiking, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities in Fredericksburg to keep tails wagging all weekend.
Depending on the time of year of your visit, you may have the chance to attend one of the bountiful farmers markets, which sell fresh and local produce from May through September. Fredericksburg “trade days” are held the third weekend of every month, during which townsfolk and visitors alike can haggle with local vendors and artisans over vintage wares, crafts, ranch furniture, jewelry, and even clothing. It’s the fun outdoor activities like this that make Fredericksburg such a great destination for humans and pups alike.
Fredericksburg is only the beginning of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. If you have a hankering for a day in the big city, head 70 miles southeast to San Antonio. Not only is it the seventh most populous city in the U.S., but it also boasts a rich history, from Spanish settlement to the Alamo.
If your tastes veer a bit more towards hip music, vintage shopping, and tequila sampling, head 80 miles east to the eclectic city of Austin, the site of the annual SXSW festival and conference for music, tech, and film. On the way, stop at the little town of Dripping Springs for a relaxing break before you hit the big city.
Experience the best of the Texas Hill Country with one of our charming Fredericksburg cottages. These historic, beautiful homes are sure to capture your heart, as will the town surrounding them. Whether you're a nature lover, beer expert, or amateur historian, you’re sure to find your own little nook within this cozy town.