Newly built, but vintage feel incorporating locally salvaged materials with all the modern amenities you enjoy - luxurious linens on a king bed, antique dresser, great lighting and ceiling fans with remotes throughout, fully outfitted corner desk in large bedroom, fluffy robes & bath towels, walk-in shower, comfort height toilet (all ADA friendly), travertine and antique oak flooring, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless appliances & granite countertops, antique oak dining table with leather upholstered dining chairs, covered porches front & rear with outdoor grill & great seating for wildlife watching - all on a historic German farmstead at the edge of historic Fredericksburg, Beautiful wood burning rock fireplace in the living room for those chilly evenings, but a cozy faux fire burns during the summertime, too! Cable television and free wifi, along with coffees, cream & flavored creamers, teas, and snacks to make your visit comfortable in this ADA friendly retreat. Come enjoy all the fun that Fredericksburg & the surrounding Texas Hill Country can provide, then come home & relax at your private, quiet haven on the edge of town with great views and wildlife to enjoy at your leisure.
Gorgeous, Spacious 1 Bedroom W/walk-in Shower, Full Kitchen, & Rock Fireplace.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 21, 2018
About Lynn Sample
A love of history compelled the owners to purchase this historic German homestead in 2007. Both owners were originally from the Panhandle of Texas, and both were lovers of antiques, so property called out to them for a full restoration, and the final step in that process was the construction of this beautiful and comfortable guest house on a private corner of the property.
Lynn Sample purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Lynn Sample chose Fredericksburg
Escape from your every day stresses & demands to a quiet, comfortable and luxurious Cottage with views, wildlife, and its own unique history to recharge & refresh your outlook on life! The man who built the German limestone home on this property, Jacob Neffendorf, was one of the original surveyors of the Fredericksburg townsite. Later,, he returned as on of the first 120 settlers who founded Fredericksburg in May 1846. This property is on Outlot 319, as designated by the German Innigration Society, and the new owners were able to secure a Texas Historic Marker for the property in May 2012. A full copy of the research for the Marker, with photos and maps, is available for guests to enjoy in the Cottage - old world charm and history meet modern amenities and luxury on a historic German farmstead!
What makes this Cottage unique
The property contains many original components of the German farmstead - the rock-lined, hand-dug well always has water, the three-legged Aeromotor windmill is in its original location near the Cottage, a Rooz block tank house with a rock tank on top supplied the two-story rock homestead with water beginning in the 1920s. The original rock lined cellar and smokehouse are on the property, too. All these unique and historic features can be enjoyed by Cottage guests, along with their spacious, luxurious quarters and their private views of the 1,500 acre ranch behind the homestead.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful once again
This is our second time staying at the cottage and once again it was wonderful! Always looking forward to staying in Fredericksburg and now we have the best place to stay without having to think. Thank you Lynn and Jerry! See you soon, cottage.
Thank you for your repeat booking - we are honored by that high compliment! And we are pleased to hear that the Cottage was a hit in the fall as well as in the spring - we work to give it a new look every season. We look forward to hosting you again!
This place is beautiful,relaxing, tranquil and just perfect for a quick getaway for two!
We loved the cute, tidy and well decorated ( but not overly decorated) interior. The front porch is where we both caught up on work/emails and also relaxed ate pizza/drank wine. The living room is perfectly designed for kicking back in these awesome recliners ( think sleek and stylish not puffy lazy boys) and watching TV. It is close to town but not too close. You hear cows and birds, no cars, music or horns. I can’t say enough about how well stocked and comfortable the place is. These owners thought of it all. We will definitely be back!
It's great to hear we achieved our goal of giving you all the comforts of home, and none of the worries! We look forward to hosting you again soon! PS - Thank you for leaving the Cottage in such great condition - much appreciated!
A great place for peace and quiet!
My husband, & I like many people have a lot of daily stress, from work, and family commitments. We so enjoyed the quiet, the beautiful decor, and the cleanliness of the Cottage. The Samples have thought about every detail in the amenities, and provisions. I loved the fuzzy blue blanket on the bed, so comfortable! We also enjoyed the proximity of downtown Fredericksburg, can’t wait to go back!
Great place to stay
Great place to stay. Will stay there again.
Very glad you enjoyed the stay. We look forward to hosting you again.
So close, but so far away
The cottage was ideal for a quiet getaway. It's close to town but feels like you're out in the country. It is one of the best-equipped VRBOs we've seen, and it is clean, clean, clean. We enjoyed the deer and the cattle out back -- we'll have to come back to see the turkeys. Landscaping is gorgeous and attracted butterflies by the thousands. It was a great place to come "home" to after touring Fredericksburg and surrounding areas. Internet was spotty, and the TV was a bit of a challenge -- but Lynn and Jerry are working on that -- wasn't really a big deal for us. We'll definitely be back.
Awesome private cottage!
My husband and I loved staying in this secluded private cottage that was so close to town. I don't feel the pictures on the site do it justice. Exceptionally clean,with plenty of furniture (but not too much) There were too many extras to list. The back porch is a dream come true and we watched the deer and turkeys forage for food. We will always be glad for the memories. I could live there.
We loved having you as guests, and were sorry that with our own family here in town with us we did not have time to get together and visit - we were all very busy! Thank you for the great review - we hope to host you again sometime!
Lynn and Jerry
We’ve been doing some thinking about what we consider to be some of the “best” places in Fredericksburg to visit, and here is our list so far:
• Fredericksburg – Veiren’s Kirche (the people’s church) in the Center of our Marktplatz across Main Street from the Gillespie County Courthouse. The original meeting house/church/fortress for the fledgling Fredericksburg community in 1846. Original structure was in the center of HauptStrasse (Main Street), torn down after the 50 Anniversary Celebration in 1896, then rebuilt in its current location by the Gillespie County Historical Society in the late 1930s.
• Fredericksburg – Possible Museum visits – Pioneer Museum, Main & Milam http://pioneermuseum.net/ (3.5 acres and 11 structures with visitor activated voice narration in most buildings – I’m a former Board Member there and have provided you Free Passes (on the dining table). Nimitz/WWII Pacific War Museum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimitz_Museum , Main & Washington Street (several acres with displays, narratives, re-enactments on some weekends, etc.)
• Fredericksburg - St. Mary’s Catholic Churches http://www.klru.org/paintedchurches/fredericksburg.html , corner of Orange St & San Antonio Street – both the older Marienkirche (built during the Civil War) and the “new” church built in 1906. The new church is one the “Painted Churches of Texas” (highly embellished by amateur immigrant painters to comfort them and remind them of the great cathedrals of their homelands). Free & always open.
• Fredericksburg – St. Barnabas Episcopal Chapel/former Wright home (early fachwerk) on the south side West Creek Street between Acorn and Cherry. Free & always open.
• Fredericksburg, - Enchanted Rock, Hwy 965 North 15 Miles, large pink granite monolith covering approximately one section and rising 400’ above the surrounding terrain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchanted_Rock It was recently voted the best hiking spot in the State of Texas on Texas Country Reporter. Even if you don’t have the time or inclination to hike it, a drive-by is worth the trip!
• Fredericksburg – Sunday Houses in various locations in the heart of town. http://tinyhouseblog.com/stick-built/fredericksburg-sunday-houses/ Probably the best route to see several is Main Street south on Milam (several on the west side of Street), Stop sign at San Antonio Street, turn right on San Antonio and see several more on your right in the first block. Each of the first 500 settlers was given a Town Lot (1/2 acre) and a 10 acre Outlot. Many built on their Town Lot and commuted to their Outlot to work/farm each day. Living more close together, especially in the early years, was prudent due to the Indian threat, etc. The man who built our house, Jacob Neffendorf, lived on his Town Lot for over 20 years before moving his log cabin to his Outlot north of town.
• There are many wineries and a bourbon distiller in the area between Stonewall and Fredericksburg – we’ve not been to most of them, but know they are popular.
• Also, the Johnson presidential era is represented through both a state and national park near Stonewall. Tours of the “Texas Whitehouse” are periodically each day -
• Countless shopping and dining opportunities with lots of live music – you can’t help but have a great time!