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 four 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking on property.
No smoking of any type in houses or anywhere on the property. Evidence of smoking will result in forfeit of $250 deposit.
APRIL 01, 2019, we will temporarily collect local hotel occupancy tax (7%) by sending an add'l payment request upon booking. HomeAway collects TXtax.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is our second time staying in these perfect little houses and it was just as amazing as the first time! It is the cutest, most cozy place and every detail is perfect! Will definitely be back!
Thanks for visiting again, Justin— we appreciate it!! Hope to see y’all again soon!
Quaint and Convenient
Loved our stay at this property. Just a few minutes away from Main Street and short drive to wineries but quiet setting on family owned farm. Loved our mornings, drinking coffee overlooking the grazing goats and sheep. Cottage was modern and comfortable. The owner adds personalized touches by stocking fridge with granola and yogurt and baking homemade banana bread. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a quiet retreat that’s a short drive to everything.
Thank you, Jaime!
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit— you did it RIGHT by making it a long weekend and bringing friends!!
We really appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again soon!
It’s so quiet and peaceful...we loved every second. Darla’s home is a designer’s country paradise. And you couldn’t ask for nicer people. I can’t wait to return!
Thank you, Brandi! We are so happy you enjoyed the visit and appreciate you staying with us!
Darla + Mike
Beautiful and clean, our favorite FBG spot to stay!
This was our 2nd time to stay here! We absolutely love this beautiful place. The proximity to town yet the peacefulness of the country makes for the perfect location. The details are well thought out from the decor to the light breakfast snacks provided. We will be back!
Jason! Thank you so much for visiting again — we appreciate you staying with us!
Thanks for the great review. We hope to see y’all again soon!
Darla + Mike
Darla and Mike have done an amazing job creating these cottages. They are very convenient to Fredericksburg yet allow you to stay away from the busy town. The setting is tranquil and the cottage is very clean and well furnished. The fresh peaches, homemade granola and banana bread were nice added touches! Darla and Mike are great hosts and we will definitely return!
Thank you, Cheryl!
We really enjoyed having y'all, and appreciate you staying with us!
Please visit again soon!
Darla + Mike
Charming country getaway!
My husband and son stayed for the weekend during a tennis tournament. Your property exceeded their expectations. It was charming and clean. They had a great time. They loved the beautiful sunsets, homemade banana bread and abundant wildflowers. Thanks for your gracious hospitality and a relaxing two days.
Thank you, Danielle!
I'm so glad your boys enjoyed the visit - we really appreciate them staying with us! Hopefully, you get to join them next time. :-) Fredericksburg has so many great shops, galleries and restaurants. And the wines get better with each year!