Needing a break from our routine, we ventured out of Austin a ways (only an hour and a half West) to Fredericksburg. A quaint German town settled by ranchers, Fredericksburg, Texas wasn’t meant to be a tourist attraction. Walking down Main Street, you get the feel that you’re visiting family or your hometown instead of on vacation! We only spent 72 hours in the area, but that was long enough to fall in love. I am breaking down where we drank, ate, played, and slept in Fredericksburg!
Ranked the top 4th brewery in America by the US Beer Open Championship, Alstadt Brewery is a gorgeous German landscape complete with a tap room, grand hall and biergarten. With German-style beers brewed right on location, a couple wine choices, and snacks, it’s easy to spend a whole afternoon here! I spent most of my time taking in the atmosphere and exclaiming “I WANT TO GET MARRIED HERE!” We loved the 290 Jitters Pecan Coffee Stout and Hefeweizen! Check out my post on Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Das Peach Hause
If you’re looking for a place to feel like you’re at home while drinking delicious berry wine, then look no further than Das Peach Haus. We stopped here thinking it was just a quaint winery, but its so much more! They provide a full culinary adventure cooking school and a stocked shop with jellies, sauces and more! With the most beautiful pond and relaxing chairs, you’ll forget you’re not in your own back yard. Check out my post on Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
Home of literally a fat ass, Fast Ass Ranch is a chill hangout. You can play horseshoes and rings or just hang out at the picnic table. My favorite aspect of Fat Ass Ranch is their $10 wine tasting of 5 delicious wines and you get to keep the logo glass! I’d definitely go back to take their tram ride around the property, taste over 10 wines, and tour their neighbor’s iconic car collection on a Saturday! Check out my post on Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Fredericksburg Brewing Company
Walking in to Fredericksburg Brewing Company from the busy Main Street, you’re instantly shot back in history. You can definitely tell this place is a frequent for locals, but still enjoy their tourists! We drooled over the Southwest Egg Rolls. I went traditional German and had the Sausage Sampler with knackerwurst, bratwurst, and pepperwurst, Their green Chile burger with jalapeño cheddar bun left something to be desired, though.
A short and scenic 30 minute drive from Fredericksburg is a outdoorsman’s paradise. A massive pink granite dome rising about the skyline, Enchanted Rock is home to many must-do activities. You can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird watch and more. Per COVID rules, you must make a 2 hour reservation for $8 a person, but it’s so worth it considering your entrance fee funds the park’s upkeep! Be careful at the top – it gets SUPER windy! Check out my post on Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Blue Skies Retro Resort
A Palm Springs retro vibe where you least expect it, Blue Skies Retro Resort was the whole reason we visited Fredericksburg in the first place! Five Shasta trailers with private yards sit on expansive property to view the perfect Texas sunsets. Each trailer is decked out retro-style, with record players and palm tree bedding. There is even a pool and covered patio and fireplace for you to enjoy! The most luxurious part of the property are the private bathrooms and outdoor showers for each trailer. Nothing makes me feel fancier than an OUT DOOR SHOWER! Check out my post on Instagram for more pictures and videos!