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Romantic retreat for couples!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cross Mountain Retreat is a house with two suites that are rented separately!

Cross Mountain Retreat is beautiful house that has two, separately rented suites that are perfect for a couples getaway. Suite #2 is property number: 714014 if you want to rent both suites.The suites are separated by a breezeway. Each suite is a 20 x 20 room that have king beds, a sitting and dining area, fireplace, microwave/refrigerator/sink/toaster, jetted-tub, shower, private outdoor patios with outdoor shower and a shared backyard hot-tub

Laura Jenschke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Laura Jenschke

Daniel and I built Cross Mountain Retreat 12 years ago. We have enjoyed hosting all of our guests over the past 12 years! We love having the opportunity to provide our guests with a fun, romantic time to get away for a while.

Daniel is a general building contractor in Fredericksburg and I am a music professor at Texas Lutheran University.

We have three children, a wonderful daughter in law and a beautiful new granddaughter.

Laura Jenschke purchased this house in 2002

Why Laura Jenschke chose Fredericksburg

Cross Mountain Retreat is located in the beautiful town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Daniel and I grew up here and we think our town is one of the most beautiful places in Texas. Our retreat is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, couples traveling together, or just a chance to get away!

What makes this house unique

It is a unique property, that is in town but offers a very private experience for our guests. Each suite has a beautifully appointed king bed, seating area, fireplace, jetted tub, shower and private outdoor patio.


Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Each bathroom is luxury appointed.
  • The bathroom is a separate room from the bedroom living area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Each suite has a king bed
  • Each suite is an open bedroom concept with the seating area and mini-kitchen in the same open room with the bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide coffee, creamer, juice, and tea for you during your stay.


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Romantic retreat for couples!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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Texas Comfort

  • 5 of 5

loved the house, very quiet area. I need to know what thread count sheets you use. Slept like a baby..

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

Laura's place was great, and she was very easy to communicate with by email. It was very close to town and just a short drive to wineries and Enchanted Rock. We enjoyed our weekend and would recommend Laura's rental to any couple looking for an easy and quiet getaway

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Samantha! Best wishes and I hope you can return in the future! Laurie
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We enjoyed our stay for our 10 year wedding anniversary.

  • 4 of 5

The bed was super comfy! The property was close but not walking distance. We used some local cab services and they were really helpful! We loved the hot tub and fire pit in the back yard. I would recommend having more channels available because we wanted to watch a playoff baseball game and there were only basic cable channels available. Other than that we liked having the fire place and the layout was great for our needs!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I am so glad you enjoyed Cross Mt Retreat. So sorry about the Astros game. I will check into adding more sports channels. Please return!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this place was great and relaxing. We really enjoyed our weekend there in Fredericksburg. Thank you for providing this home and stay for us. We will be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable, well located

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the cross mountain retreat. It was clean and comfortable. Two very minor suggestions. The freezer needs to be defrosted Also, the rod in the closet is awkward to hang clothes. If you could change the way the rod is hung, it would be much easier.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and just what you need!

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay for our one year anniversary and could not have been any happier with our entire vacation. The lodge is just a few minutes away from main street and yet, you feel like you are far into the hill country. The hot tub is perfect for the end of the night after walking down main street and is perfectly in sight of the famous cross on cross mountain drive, we loved that! We will be staying here again for sure! However, we will bring extra towels next time, that was the only thing we were short of during our stay with the hot tub and all we ran out quickly! In conclusion, if you want a close , cozy place to Main street and just need the basics this is the perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Highway 16 North
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

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

We highly encourage you to rebook to another date if you need to cancel your reserved stay. However, if you need to cancel, 80% of your deposit will be reimbursed to you if you cancel before the second payment is due. ( 7 days before arrival) If you cancel the week before your arrival, you will receive 50% deposit back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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