Lookout Hill Cottage
2 Bedroom/1 ½ Bath Craftsman Cottage on 5 Acres with Spectacular Views, Covered Porches, and Separate Outdoor Cooking Area
Relax on one of the porches of this charmingly restored 1920’s Craftsman cottage situated atop one of the highest hills in Gillespie County, near Fredericksburg, and take in the spectacular scenic views of the Texas hill country stretching out before you. Secluded on five wooded acres with room for up to four guests, you can kick back and enjoy the wines you find as you tour the many nearby vineyards. Grill something on the barbecue grill in the outdoor covered cooking area as you watch for wildlife and enjoy the cool evening breeze as you sip a glass of wine with friends. If country music and cold beer are your things then head to historic Luckenbach, Texas just 5 minutes down the road where you can hear live music daily and name entertainment on weekends. Main Street Fredericksburg with its many shops and restaurants is 15 minutes away which gives you the advantage of being able to ""shop 'til you drop" and then to regroup in this peaceful country setting to plan the next day’s adventures.
There is archaeological evidence on the property of the presence of primitive peoples thousands of years ago using this same hilltop to scout for game animals and processing the hides with primitive stone tools made from the abundant chert found in the limestone rocks. As you sit on the porch with a glass of wine or cup of coffee one can wonder how many others have looked out on this same breathtaking vista. You, however have the advantage of being surrounded by creature comforts the primitive peoples did not enjoy. This home has been lovingly restored keeping the 1920’s Craftsman design features while adding the 21st century modern conveniences that make our lives easier. Log on to the fiber optic high-speed WiFi connection to check out all of the fun things the area has to offer.
This home is an ideal retreat for two couples or a small group of friends or family. Two large porches offer plenty of space to sit and ponder life as you rock in one of the comfy rockers. The tasteful décor combines comfortable furniture with antique and vintage accents. Enjoy watching the flatscreen HDTV in the living room while keeping an eye on what’s happening in the kitchen. Tall ceilings, pine floors, restored original windows and Craftsman style trims throughout the house add a characteristic period feel.
The kitchen features custom granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, dishwasher, and an island cooking area featuring a Jenn air range with counter seating. The original restored cupboards hold a full complement of cooking and serving ware plus lots of pots, pans and baking dishes to cook up most anything you might want. A large antique farm table is the perfect setting for an after-dinner game of cards, dominoes or a board game.
Both large bedrooms have views of the landscaped yard and hill top vistas and both have a sitting area for reading a book or enjoying a cup of coffee. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has a king size bed and French doors opening onto the back porch. The main bath has a clawfoot slipper tub for a good soak and the bath is supplied with locally made premium soaps and lotions from Fredericksburg Farms. The half bath is located off of the utility room which has a full size washer and dryer for your use. Come for a weekend or stay for a week and experience the Texas Hill country at its finest.
Reservations are made by contacting Gästehaus Schmidt.
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