Art Galleries in Fredericksburg, Texas

Come enjoy First Friday Art Walk, when many of our art galleries host open houses till 8 PM.  Enjoy refreshments and music as you stroll the finest  downtown area in the Texas Hill Country!  On September24th, there will be a “G. Harvey 2010 Show” at Whistle Pik Galleries, followed by a Boot Ranch Reception and Sale on the 25th.  In December, there will be a Christmas Miniature Show.  Enjoy the hospitality of Fredericksburg innkeepers who will ensure you have a pleasant and relaxing stay, fortified by a delicious breakfast and comfortable rooms. Then head off for a day of culture, shopping, and great food!

Farmers Market in Fredericksburg Texas

Quite a selection!

Every Thursday afternoon from 4-7 PM, Fredericksburg hosts a Farmers Market 

 in our downtown square.  What a great reason to visit the Texas Hill Country on a weekday this summer! Smaller crowds and uncrowded restaurants  make weekdays an ideal time to visit.  Come stay with us and we’ll send you peach picking and to the market for food and fun!  Enjoy just picked produce, grass fed beef, Dorper lamb and homemade breads!

Fresh produce at Farmers Market

Peaches in the Texas Hill Country

Peach season has finally arrived!  All the conditions are excellent for a great crop this summer.  Stands are open now with the first peaches available.  They will continue to be available through the first part of August with the best peaches (Freestones) usually abundant in July.  Marburger Orchard  – just up the road from Das Garten Haus, has peach picking available with beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. The best picking time is early in the morning, right after breakfast

Stands are open with early peaches!

Spring at Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg

Now we are warming up and expecting a great spring of wildflowers.  A fine thing to do here in the Texas Hill Country is visit Enchanted Rock State Park. 

Enchanted Rock

Climbers on Enchanted Rock

 Go early, as the parking lot fills up and the park closes.  Spend the night with us, get a great breakfast and be on your way to a day of hiking, climbing, and discovering! 

Enchanted Rock at the top!

Fredericksburg Attractions – First Friday Artwalk

Come spend a weekend at a Fredericksburg Texas Bed and Breakfast, and take your Friday evening downtown to view our beautiful art galleries.  The first Friday of every month, ten of our galleries are open till 8 PM featuring local and regional art, local wines, and entertainment.  Stroll the streets and get a preview of all we have to offer, and finish the evening at one of our excellent local Fredericksburg restaurants. Walk off that drive in the car and see Fredericksburg in a leisurely manner!

Fredericksburg Texas Bed and Breakfast Special!

Visit Fbg. in January and February (excluding Valentine’s weekend) when Das Garten Haus and Texas Wine Tours team up for discounted winter specials! Book a room at Das Garten Haus and we’ll arrange a short or long wine tour during your stay, at 10% off of the room and the tour. Choose a half day three winery tour or a full day, lunch included, five winery tour. Just call us at 800-416-4287 and we’ll set you up for a great weekend in the Texas Hill Country!

Pacific War Museum – George Bush Gallery Reopening

The newly expanded George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War Museum has reopened.  Yesterday, December 7, 2009, approximately 5000 people attended the ribbon cutting with guest of honor, George H.W. Bush. 

George and Barbara greet the crowd of 5000 guests.

George and Barbara greet the crowd of 5000 guests.

 I took a quick tour and it is an amazingly comprehensive museum. Done chronologically, and by battle, it is modern, interactive, and a testament to our veterans and those who sacrificed their lives.  It is a must see – no where else in the United States is there a place like this.  You can easily spend a day or more there.  It will even keep your teenagers occupied for hours – and they need to see this.  Stay at our bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, just a half mile from the museum, and consider coming during the week when crowds are smaller and you can take your time.

New Winery in Fredericksburg

Pedernales Winery, one of Fredericksburg’s newer wineries, is now open from 6-9 PM on Saturday nights.  Grab a picnic basket from Das Garten Haus and take it with you on your day exploring the Hill Country.  Stop at Pedernales Winery and enjoy a bottle of Tempranillo with one of our specially prepared packages from Das Garten Haus B&B.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the lovely view on their tree covered deck.  You won’t believe the stars!

Wildflowers in Fredericksburg

October showers will finally bring spring wildflowers!  All this rain is perfect for seed germination – necessary for a great crop of flowers.  It has been 3 years since we had a bumper crop of wildflowers and all signs are pointing to a beautiful April!  Remember when planning your spring visit to Fredericksburg, that B&B’s start booking up the end of January for those prime weeks in April, when hopefully all will be in bloom and the area will have lots of activities for your vacation in the Hill Country.

Bed and Breakfast Getaway Specials in Fredericksburg

As the holidays approach and you search for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything, consider a Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate from Das Garten Haus.  From now till December 31st, just mention this blog and receive 10 percent off your Gift Certificate purchase.  Call Lynn at 800-416-4287 , or use the link above.  Choose the rooms you like, and the number of nights, and your recipients have one year to use their gift.  They can come in the winter when Fredericksburg and surrounding towns are lit up for Christmas, or just after the first of the year when things are quieter and a break is needed.  Gear back up for Wildflowers in the spring, peaches in the summer, and cooler temperatures in the fall.  Make your Christmas shopping easy, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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