Nestled in the hills just outside Fredericksburg alongside the year round flowing Palo Alto Creek, is a wonderful pioneer farmstead. Palo Alto Creek Farm retains all of its original buildings, providing a visual timeline from when this farmstead was first settled in 1854 by German immigrant Peter Itz and his family, until the present day.
The Hideaway began as a single car garage, later served as an office, and finally became a special accommodation for two. Named as a tribute to Karl Itz, The Hideaway is furnished and decorated with rustic antiques. After a good night's sleep, start the day off in the large, walk-in shower of tumbled marble. Relax in the fresh country air on the wraparound screened porch.
While staying at Palo Alto Creek Farm enjoy the abundant wildlife. Early in the morning, wild turkey have been known to meander up the creek, and there is a never ending display of bird activity and song. And, if you want a real soul-expanding experience, go outside at night and look up! The stars are incredible. Guests especially enjoy sitting under an 800 year old Live Oak to watch the deer that come in each evening. Guests are free to roam the acreage. The surrounding country roads are ideal for walking, running, hiking or biking.
Maybe you saw Palo Alto in one or more of the following publications: Log Home Living featured The Log Cabin; Country Accents featured The Barn; Texas Journey featured Palo Alto Creek Farm as one of the Five Great Romantic Getaways.; National Geographic Traveler featured The Barn; Texas Monthly featured Palo Alto Creek Farm as one of 25 favorite things that make Texas delightfully different, D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News have featured Palo Alto Creek Farm as a romantic getaway, Southern Accents pictured The Itz House, Kerrville Daily Times featured Palo Alto Creek Farm in “Remembering Romance”, Ranch & Rural Living and Hill Country Magazine both featured Palo Alto Creek Farm as a well preserved pioneer farmstead.