Hotel at a Glance: Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites sits on 5 peaceful acres in Texas Hill Country. While here, you can unwind in the outdoor hot tub and pools or walk a block to Main Street, where you’ll find family-owned restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The inn’s convenient location also means you’ll have easy access to the region’s wineries and caverns.
- Lots of outdoor space: The property has plenty of spots where you can enjoy the fresh air, including furnished patios, a picnic area, and a gazebo with a stone fireplace.
- Free continental breakfast is served daily.
- Modern guest rooms have microwaves, mini refrigerators, and 27-inch TVs.
- Nearby attraction: The National Museum of the Pacific War is a five-minute walk away.
Fredericksburg, Texas: Historical German Town in Texas Hill Country
In Texas Hill Country, it’s easy to tell when you’re getting close to the town of Fredericksburg: you’ll start spotting “Willkommen” on the signs pointing toward town. German immigrants settled here in 1846, blending Teutonic traditions with cowboy-style farming and ranching. Nowadays, the farms have blossomed into colorful lavender fields and wineries. Between the bluebonnets that spring up in March and April and the toasts during Oktoberfest in early October, Fredericksburg has become an attractive side trip from Austin (80 miles east) and San Antonio (70 miles south).
One of Fredericksburg’s main attractions is tied to one of its most historic residents—Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who commanded US Pacific forces in World War II. Nimitz’s father owned a steamboat-shaped hotel that was transformed into the National Museum of the Pacific War in the 1960s. The museum features a Japanese submarine used at Pearl Harbor, an American B-25, and many war artifacts. Continue a history-themed day by visiting the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, located about 19 miles east in Stonewall. The park is home to the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House, where the 36th president routinely met with his cabinet and hosted visiting dignitaries.
Fredericksburg’s streets are lined with charming German shops and restaurants, as well as quaint clothing and furniture stores. If you’re visiting between May and July, take advantage of the crop from Fredericksburg’s peach orchards, or drop by Fischer & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus to sample fruity jams and salsas.