Located a short distance from wine country in one direction and Main Street in the other, you're conveniently located to everything Fredericksburg has to offer. (And Fredericksburg has a lot to offer!)
The "Small" Lone Star Guest House is, of course, "Small." It's slightly more spacious than a normal motel room, but gives you the feel of home. It has a really large bathroom and a bedroom/sitting room combination that feels just like home. It's priced competitively with motel spaces of similar size, but you're living on a beautiful, hill country ranch.
Of course, if you're looking for a luxury hotel experience and don't intend to leave the property, this might not be the place for you. There are no spas, massage therapists or pedicures. Nor is there a high-dollar coffee shop, restaurant or souvenir shop. Those all have names like Marriott, or Hilton!
We enjoy the opportunity to see what it's like to actually live in the community we're visiting. Lone Star Guest House puts us on a ranch, close to town with the ability to live like a local for a few days. The owners are wonderful people who live on the property and have made the hill country experience a reality for us.
Whether you're considering the Large or the Small Guest House, be sure to book early. Fredericksburg is a favorite destination for all ages and this property is sure to be a favored place to stay!
The stay at this Small Suite in Gastehaus Schmidt was a result of a last-minute decision to visit Fredericksburg; which means that it was literally our last choice.
The suite itself is located in the backyard of the owner's house, and acess to the suite is fairly straight forward. The grounds are well-kept and the suite & bathroom were clean and ready upon our arrival. The layout of it is very weird, with the bathroom being as big as the bedroom. Only problem with that was that the bedroom was crammed with little tables and other furniture despite being small. The bathroom on the other hand was a waste of space. Amenities are minimal: some coffee packets, a couple waters, tiny coffeemaker.
The mattress on the bed was pretty hard and two nights in a row I woke up with a headache. Coincidence? Maybe. A warning to other guests: getting to this location requires driving over the Pedernales River, crossing a bridge that has no guard rails on either side and sits right on a tight curve on the inclined road. I can't imagine driving over this bridge while it's raining or under freezing conditions. I can't imagine how TXDoT would allow such a hazardous bridge in that condition.
Another point of contention is that the parking for "guests" is not explained clearly. We parked on the concrete end of the driveway but were harassed twice by the so-called host that we were parking in "private property". It turns out we only get to park over the gravel areas next to the concrete. The second time the "host" actually knocked on our door to move the car at night, claiming that he was expecting family. 24 hrs later and no one arrived.
Only positive thing about this place is that they accept pets, and that's the only reason it gets 2 stars.