Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Moonrise Retreat, a hill country gathering place for friends, family and pets!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, a full kitchen, dining and living room that sleeps 9.

The two- story cabin offers ample space, excellent beds and furnishings, original oil paintings by hill country artists, views that inspire, a fully stocked kitchen for a big country breakfast, a two-person whirlpool tub. It is a great place for up to 9 people to get away for a weekend or for a family to reconnect for a week in the country air. The road it is located on is not a through road so there is almost no traffic. A great place to walk and bike. A wonderful place to sit on the balcony and look over the Palo Alto Creek Valley with a glass of wine and watch the moon rise!. If you are a cyclist, it is the perfect location to connect to the best biking roads in the hill country. We invite you to come and retreat to a little piece of Texas hill country heaven.

A beautiful place to retreat....: This is a beautiful place to let your hair down and enjoy the views of the Texas Hill Country. This cabin is located on a farm with cows, chickens, clean air, peace and quiet. It is only three miles from downtown Fredericksburg, so the shopping, restaurants, and fun are only minutes away. The beautiful amenities and recently remodeled full kitchen make you feel right at home. A safe place for children, a great place to bike and walk and gaze at the moon and stars. This is a great place for bicyclists because we are at the entrance point to most of the great biking roads in the Hill Country.

More Details

Laura Jenschke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Laura Jenschke

I am a recently retired music professor from Texas Lutheran University. I love to sing, ride horses, fish, teach, run our guest houses and babysit our two grandchildren!

Laura Jenschke purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Laura Jenschke chose Fredericksburg

We bought this property because of the beautiful houses, amazing trees, views and its short distance to downtown Fredericksburg. You are out in the country but minutes from town.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The guest house has beautiful touches of wood trim and tile floors, high ceilings, beautiful views, peace and quiet. All duvay covers and pillow shams are laundered after each guest. The beds are extremely comfortable and luxurious. The new third bedroom is a very romantic and cozy retreat with ensuite bathroom. We just updated the kitchen with new granite countertops and finally a dishwasher!! We also provide a pac and play and high chair upon request!


Fredericksburg Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Both downstairs bathrooms have a shower. Upstairs bath has a two person jetted tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This is a new third bedroom with its own bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , We also have two roll away beds.
  • King size beds (3) Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Bedroom 3- 1king, Living room- queen sleeper sofa, one roll-away full bed in upstairs master bedroom, one twin roll away bed and pack and play for infants upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
General: towels provided jacuzzi activities guide alarm clock ceiling fans hair dryer local activities guide local maps paper towels restaurant dining guide shampoo soaps basic toilet paper central heating Dining: dining room: seating for 7 people Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7 Bedroom 1 - 1 king Bedroom 2 - 1 king Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon Bedrooms are large and well-appointed with King beds. One bedroom has a couch that may be used for a bed. All bedrooms and the living area have cable TV. and DVD players. The living room has a Henredon queen sofa sleeper. Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jetted tub for two The upstairs bath has a two-person whirlpool tub. The downstairs bath has a shower.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Moonrise Retreat, a hill country gathering place for friends, family and pets!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Kyle, Texas USA

Highly recommended place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is peaceful, beautiful, totally stocked with all you need, wonderful country views, close to town and most of all ......awesome owners who are there if you need them and not at all intrusive or anything negative at all. We loved it and will go back many times!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kim! You were wonderful guests! Please come back!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New Braunfels, TX

Serene yet very close to town

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this property. You get to see farm animals, the horses are very friendly, and though it feels you are away from it all, Fredericksburg is 10 mins. away with very direct access. The fridge is stocked with everything you need for breakfast (eggs, milk, bacon, even OJ) and you can tell Laura and Daniel keep the house neat, we didn't see any bugs inside despite being in a ranch. Definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! You were perfect guests! Please come back in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful stay in hill country! Very accommodating hosts! Adorable home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Moonrise Retreat for a girls weekend in the hill country. The house is so adorable! All of the beds are very comfortable. Laurie stocked the fridge with breakfast supplies, which made the mornings very easy and relaxing. The house is only a 10 minute drive into town, but you are far enough removed from the city. Overall it was a great stay and I would highly recommend it for your next trip to this area!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wide open spaces

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed Moonrise Retreat in Fredericksburg. The house was cozy and worked for us just great. I had a hard time finding a place with multiple king size beds and that would accept dogs, so thank you. The outdoor patio/porches were a nice addition too.

It wasn't the best place for a 11 month old to crawl around, but otherwise we enjoyed it. The kitchen was well equipped but older appliances. Overall it was a great place to stay and we enjoyed the goats, horses and cows out back!

Thanks, Julie

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
Marble Falls, Texas

Quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters, 3 granddaughters and I met for a weekend of relaxation and visiting and were not disappointed. Other than one run into town for charcoal, which we forgot to bring, we did not leave the property. We spent most of our time sitting outside on the porches and around the fire pit in the evening. The house is comfortable and cozy, very neat and clean. The beds were great and we so enjoyed the fresh eggs, bacon and breakfast items that were in the fridge for us! All of us couldn't have enjoyed our time more.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us. We travelled with another couple, one couple on the first floor, one on the second. The house was stocked with quality linens and staples. The beds were very comfortable. The Weber charcoal grill was a nice surprise that we took advantage of. The views of the surrounding countryside were fantastic. We enjoyed petting the kitties and watching the horses, sheep and deer. We spent our days in the wineries and in town and returned in the evenings for relaxation, grilling and visiting. The property is very convenient to Fredericksburg and easy to find. We plan to return next time we visit. Thanks Laura for sharing your wonderful property :)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 16 North
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fredericksburg Brewery
Car: necessary

Nearest Airport : San Antonio International Airport at 60 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Hwy 16 North at 1 Miles

Nearest Golf : Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course at 7 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Fredericksburg Brewery at 3 Miles

Car: necessary

In the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a small city with a unique German flavor in its quaint bakeries, Hauptstrasse (Main Street) boutiques and generations-old peach orchards. Weekenders from nearby San Antonio and Austin have long appreciated the charm of the city's many B&Bs and 'Sunday House' Inns. The surrounding Texas Hill Country is home to lush vineyards, making up one of the country's largest viticultural areas. Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas host many wine-tasting events at the many local wineries.

Other Activities: wine-tasting, shopping, bike and motorcycle riding, deer hunting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Reservations will not be held until first payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties