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Fredericksburg--Full of German Charm--Texas Style

A March 2003 trip to Fredericksburg by fungirl

Quote: We are attracted by the old world charm, the chance to escape from the stress of city life in these scenic, rolling, central Texas hills. Over the last dozen years, the area has almost developed too much; but, then again, there are an increased number of better restaurants and B&Bs.

Fredericksburg--Full of German Charm--Texas Style

Overview

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Eat authentic German food, visit the Wildseed farm and pick your own wonderful wildflower bouquet, or just feast your eyes on the famous fields of bluebonnets, red poppies, larkspur, and phlox that appear each spring. Stay in a charming B and B. Climb Enchanted Rock. Shop for antiques, jewelry, and art. See the millions of Mexican freetail bats come out of the old railroad tunnel at dusk in summer. See Luckenbach, Texas (about 15 minutes away) if you can find it! People keep stealing the road sign.Quick Tips: Avoid the months of June, July, and August unless you plan to spend all your time either indoors or in the water. It's too darn hot for me even in May and September, but June, July, and...Read More

Full Moon Inn

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Hotel

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The Inn is sitting on 12 gorgeous acres near Fredericksburg. The log cabin home on the grounds was built by a local settler around 1860 and the property once served as the Luckenbach butchery. The original log cabin now houses two large bedrooms that share one bath and is good for families or two couples. There is a smokehouse cottage that has a queen size bed and a rollaway bed. A new stone building constructed in the German Sunday House style has the Grape Suite, with a queen bed and full kitchen. The most private room available is the Coral Room, and it has a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and a queen size bed. The Cypress Room has a queen size bed, whirlpool tub, and limestone fireplace. The Pe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2003

Full Moon Inn
3234 Luckenbach Road
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 997-2205

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A most breathtaking drive any time of year, but especially during wildflower season from March to April. About 12 miles North on Highway 16 from Fredericksburg, turn Right at 1323 to Willow City. Every year over 100,000 visitors drive around in the central Texas hill country to see these vast, colorful fields of blooms. It is a once in a lifetime sight, unless you're lucky enough to live nearby. Even seeing it every year, it never fails to move us. The light in springtime, especially in the morning, evening, or right before a storm can add such a dramatic touch to these painterly scenes that it's almost painfully pretty. It is very tempting to want to pick a bunch for your kitchen table. You should go...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2003

Willow City Loop Drive
See below
Fredericksburg, Texas

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The truly massive dome of solid pink granite is said to be the site of human sacrifices made by Indian tribes that feared to set foot on it. Indians thought that there were ghost fires flickering on the crest on moonlit nights, but there are shallow depressions on the dome that collect dew and reflect moonlight. Visitation is being limited to protect the area from soil compacting. Some very rare trees and other vegetation are becoming endangered. Once the park reaches capacity during heavy use periods it will temporarily close for the day and then reopen at 5pm for those who have camping reservations. Call 915/247-3903 for information and reservations. There is a small admission charge. The reason...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2003

Enchanted Rock State Park
16710 Ranch Road 965
Fredericksburg, Texas

Wildseed Farms

Attraction

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Over 200 acres of wildflower varieties adorn the beautiful fields at this largest working wildflower farm in the United States. Admission is free - all you need is time and an appreciation of nature - and they open every day 9:30am to 6:00pm. This working wildflower farm is a native plant lover's dream come true. Breathtaking blankets of wildflowers - vast and varied - accent the views. You used to be able to pick your own bouquets, which are always glorious in an old pitcher, without being arranged at all. I imagine you can still do that, but call and ask. Their number is 830/990-1393. They have a website: click here. You won't be able to drive past these br...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2003

Wildseed Farms
425 Wildflower HLS
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-8080