3 guesthouses with privacy and great views. Great for couples, or larger groups!
Darla + Mike Smith
About Darla + Mike Smith
We are Mike and Darla Smith, and we live nearby in the property's 50's farm house. Both of our families live in and around Fredericksburg, and we feel incredibly blessed to call this place home! We have four children -- three grown kids and a fun little six year old who has been a champ as we've built these guest houses!
Darla + Mike Smith purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Darla + Mike Smith chose Fredericksburg
Mike bought the property in 1999 from the Pfiester family, who were one of the original German families to settle Fredericksburg. As families arrived to the area in the mid-1800s, the German Emigration Company gave them a "townlot" and an "outlot" (just outside of town) which they could farm. As you've probably guessed, our property was Outlot 201. Mike was lured by the property's tranquil setting and convenient access to town. He also loved that the property was still surrounded by other member's the Pfiester family. In January 2010, we were married; and that December, we welcomed our young son, Parker (Darla's maiden name). Though Darla had a charming 1920's cottage in town, there was no question that this was going to be our home -- we both loved it so much. When we decided to add the guest houses, we knew we wanted to celebrate all of the families who've enjoyed living on Outlot 201 through the years. So, each house has been named accordingly -- Pfiester, Smith and Parker!
What makes this Cottage unique
Every day, we feel thankful to live in Fredericksburg. It truly is a charmed life, and we know we are blessed to call this place home. Over the years, we've enjoyed sharing our home with family and friends, largely because the property offers such a pretty pastoral setting. We love how we feel a world away from it all -- yet we can hit the bank, the post office AND pick up a gallon of milk, then be back home in 20 minutes! :-) We felt visitors to the guest houses would really appreciate having the best of both worlds as well -- a quiet, country setting just minutes away from all Fredericksburg has to offer.
Children not allowed - No children under 15 years of age.No children under 15 years of age.
No smoking - Smoking not allowed on property.Smoking not allowed on property.
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This was a great stay - Darla and her husband were incredibly accommodating and the cabin was beautiful, clean, and comfortable! Will definitely stay here again the next time I am in town.
We absolutely loved this cute little house! It was so clean and quaint. The owner, Darla, was very sweet and hospitable. Definitely recommend staying here!
Thank you, Brooke!
We appreciate you staying with us!
What’s not to love about this darling cottage?
It totally exceeded our expectations!!
Thank you, MaryAnn!
We appreciate you staying with us.
Darla + Mike
The place was adorable! Close enough to uber to downtown and the wineries, but far enough away from the noise. The only suggestion I would have is to label the properties. We set up show in the wrong home because we weren't sure which home was ours :)
Lovely modern farmhouse with all the amenities
My husband and I stayed in the Parker House and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The modern farm house was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the provided coffee/coffee brewer, home made banana bread, granola, yogurt, milk and juice. We sat outside on the patio watching Longhorns, goats and sheep graze across the lane under large shade trees. Blissfully quiet and relaxing weekend.
We’re so happy you enjoyed it, Penny! We appreciate you staying with us!