Getaway Guide: Federicksburg

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This picturesque German town is  west of Austin in the hill country. It’s the ideal spot to escape to and enjoy beautiful scenery, take a stroll through downtown, and of course, visit the wineries! Grab your friends and take a quick trip using our guide…

Where to stay:

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Relaxation Station: This 3-bedroom home is a perfect homebase for a bachelorette/wine country weekend. It sleeps up to 9 overnight guests and has a perfectly cozy, oversized couch to lounge in when you return home The backyard has a large deck that can accomodate groups and a fire pit to gather around. The interior has upscale upgrades, such as hardwood floors and granite countertops. See More

If you’re looking to gather a larger group of friends – book Relaxation Station along with this one. They are less than ½ mile away from each other, are impeccably decorated and both offer fantastic amenities.

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Renovated 1920’s Property: This upgraded property has all the features any girls trip (or boys trip) would want or need! Enjoy your own private oasis with a pool, cabana, hammocks, BBQ grill, pit, and a bar. Inside, you and your guests will love the open floor plan, huge kitchen and living room and luxurious finishes. This property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 overnight guests. See More

Where to drink:

4.0 Cellars

This winery is a collaboration between three internationally recognized vineyards. They have an expansive wine collection along with artisanal cheeses and chocolates.  You can taste different wines in the tasting room or book a room for a more private experience. See More

Hilmy Cellars

Right off of 290, this beautiful vineyard has a large patio where you can taste several wines and enjoy the view of the grounds. They also offer private dining with wine pairings on request. Reservations are required for groups larger than six people, so make sure to book in advance. See More

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Becker Vineyards

Located in a stone German barn, this winery has won awards for their Rhone-style wines. They offer tastings, tours, a wine club, and host several events, including an annual Lavender Festival. See More

Where to eat:

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Otto’s

Dubbed a “must eat” in Fredericksburg, this german restaurants combines the town’s history with culinary excellence. The outdoor deck has an intimate ambience and the Duck Schnitzel is a fan favorite. See More

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Sunset Grill

This causal restaurant is perfect for a post wine-day brunch. Located minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, they have a selection of eggs benedict, omelets, and other american style favorites that can cure any hangover. See More

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Treaty House

Treaty House is a tapas restaurant and cocktail bar that has a range of unique dishes, from lobster mac and cheese and chicken fried quail to crawfish empanadas and crab stuffed mushrooms. It has an upscale vibe and a pianist playing on weekends. See More

How to get around:

290 Wine Shuttle

This shuttle operates every Saturday and Sunday. It’s $30 per person for an all day pass and takes you to all the wineries along 290. How can you beat that?! See More

 

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