Lodging update – June 7, 2020
Das Garten Haus opened for business starting Memorial Day weekend, on May 22. Both our B&B and our Guesthouse have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and we will continue to take extra cleaning precautions. As our accommodations are private and do not share space, social distancing is manageable. Although we have room for 8 guests at our table, we will continue to serve a maximum of 4 guests in the dining room. If we have more than four guests we will serve some in their rooms, and this will be discussed with our guests to their level of comfort. Restaurants and shops are open and State Parks are open – Enchanted Rock requires advance reservations. Cross Mountain and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Nature Trail are great outdoor activities. Most wineries are open and tour buses are starting again. Do plan ahead when visiting! Make dinner reservations, Enchanted Rock reservations, and wine tour reservations well in advance. Peaches are in season! Leave those 4 walls, and take a car trip to the Hill Country! We are up and running!
Welcome to Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast and Das Garten Haus Guesthouse! We now have two, separate properties right next door to each other – our original B&B serving a full breakfast, and our Guesthouse – no breakfast but great restaurant options in walking distance. Please click on Guesthouse to read about our newest property – a newly refurbished bungalow. Read about our original B&B below – now in its 26th year of operation!
The original Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast was built by a retired rancher in the late 1940’s as a private home. When Lynn and Kevin MacWithey moved to Fredericksburg in 1994 with the intention of operating a B&B, they found this beautiful home with three private suites already part of the original construction, and knew it would be a perfect home for them, and bed and breakfast for their guests. With minimal changes, they were able to open their inn in the fall of 1994.
Unique to the Texas Hill Country, and Fredericksburg in particular, Das Garten Haus is a true, traditional Bed and Breakfast only 1/2 mile from downtown. Lynn and Kevin live on site in the main residence and operate the inn. Lynn serves a full breakfast every morning in the dining room for the guests of the bed and breakfast. Those guests staying at Hattie’s Half and the Master Suite next door at the Guesthouse enjoy a continental breakfast, where Lynn leaves homemade goodies for you. They utilize fresh vegetables and herbs from their garden as the seasons permit.
After 25 years in business, Lynn and Kevin are also excellent concierges of Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, present to answer your questions, make dinner reservations, provide maps, directions, short-cuts, and parking tips. They look forward to welcoming you to their Garden House. “Our years in the B&B business have brought us the finest of customers, and we strive to be the finest of hosts.”