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Welcome to Bella Vista Cottage!
Bella Vista Cottage is a historic Fredericksburg Texas bed and breakfast set on 55 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country. The Cottage was designed and built by the owners with the help of Eric Mustard a local Fredericksburg architect (www.mustarddesign.net). The 2,000 square foot cottage is meant to be a weekend getaway home to relax and unwind from the hectic stress of city life. The exterior design of Bella Vista contains architectural elements of the local German farm houses found throughout the Texas Hill Country, Victorian style cottages and American Prairie architecture melded into a unique, inviting, and modern approach. Native Texas landscaping encompasses the house along with a Buffalo turf grass lawn and hundreds of Live Oak trees adorn the property enhancing the feeling of truly being immersed in the Hill Country. The front and rear covered porches offer a relaxing place to watch the sunrise or sunset, the various forms of wildlife that abound or just a pleasant place to unwind really giving you the special atmosphere you can get only be staying at a bed and breakfast. The cottage was built with the environment in mind with many green features and the property is a registered natural wildlife management area.
You’ll never forget the wonderful view of rolling Texas Hill Country you’ll enjoy from the large picture windows of the Great Room. The Great Room also features a 22′ vaulted ceiling with hand-hewn beams, hand scraped Pecan wood floors, original art work, comfortable leather furniture, 54″ HDTV with satellite TV/movie channels and surround sound, a reading and video library, board games, a gas fireplace with hand made Mesquite mantle piece, wireless internet throughout the cottage. Everything you may need during your stay at our Fredericksburg Texas bed and breakfast.
The surrounding Texas Hill Country is a home to great wineries and even a food and wine festival. We know that you may be inspired to share a bottle of the wine you discover during your stay with a special complement you love to whip up. Your gourmet kitchen is fully equipped and distinguishes itself with custom pendant lamps over the polished stone top bar, full sized stainless steel appliances including a double oven, hand-made glass tile back splash, under cabinet lighting, stone counter tops, Italian hand painted stoneware dishes and serving bowls with matching napkins, chef quality pots, pans and cutlery. Of course, your stay at our uniquely Texas styled bed and breakfast includes a continental breakfast. You will also be treated to snacks, chocolates and a nice bottle of wine at check-in to help you take in the beautiful view of the Texas Hill Country.
We believe that a critical part of being an exemplary bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg is to provide you with a Master Bedroom Suite characterized by its unique feeling of the Texas Hill Country. Your Texas sized King bed has a handmade mattress. The room’s décor includes its 9′ bead-board ceiling and hand scraped Pecan wood floors. To insure your coziness a 50″ HDTV with Satellite and HD-DVD adorn the wall opposite the bed. The suite includes a private bathroom that has a spa shower, duel sink vanity and a 2-person Jacuzzi tub. Other amenities include: your walk-in closet furnished with luxurious bath robes, IPOD charger/alarm clock, iron and ironing board, and custom handmade bath salts for your soaking enjoyment.
Guest bedroom (only available if the reservation is for 3 or more people) also features a King bed with handmade mattress, 9’ beadboard ceiling, and hand scraped Pecan wood floors. It has its own walk in closet and luxurious bathrobes. The bathroom includes a large, bright and spacious spa shower, spa bath/shower soaps, shampoo and conditioner and a large single sink marble vanity. IPOD charger/alarm clock will make sure you start your adventures on time.
At the Bella Vista Cottage you’ll find that we have worked hard so that when you come to relax and get away your visit to our bed and breakfast will be carefree and inspiring. Offering you a place to frame the memories of your time shared in the Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kevin Burns for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Visitors stay with us to relax in luxury and enjoy their privacy.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for luxury and privacy. Guests have the place to themselves. The views off the back porch of the Hill County is what I love most about the inn.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The #1 reason to visit Fredericksburg is for its German culture with Texas hospitality.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we can receive is when someone tells us "The house decor looks like it should be in House Beautiful Magazine."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret in the area is The Old Wildlife Tunnel Bat Cave.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Guests staying for more than a couple of nights should shop, visit Nimitz Museum, relax, visit wineries, and climb Enchanted Rock.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There isn't anthing within walking distance, but we are on 55 acres and have nature walking trails.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Among our favorite restaurants are Hilltop Cafe specializing in Greek, Cajun and Texas style cooking.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 2 guest rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
Concierge Services — Concierge Services — We provide the following custom services to enhance your experience at Bella Vista Cottage. All services require advanced notice, 48-72 hours, and subject to availability. Call for pricing as all packages are custom prepared to your wants and needs. All concierge service packages are custom made and will be billed when the order is placed. Cancellation fees will apply, no refunds if canceled within 72 hours of check in.
Custom Floral Designs for your special occasion. You pick the color or type of flowers (subject to availability) you want and our floral designer with make you a beautiful bouquet with a take home vase. This is a wonderful way to commemorate your trip and take home a tangible memory of your visit to our Fredericksburg bed and breakfast.
Hand Crafted Chocolates — Dark sweet luxury at your finger tips. ½, one or 2 dozen boxes with a themed gift wrapped presentation for your special occasion. Sure to sweeten your day – a wonderful way to feel just that much more pampered.
Custom Hand-made Cakes, Tortes or Pies — Made by hand each one baked by us from scratch and they taste lovely (our Chefs specialty is a Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Tort). With the gourmet class kitchen you will be enjoying at Bella Vista Cottage you will probably enjoy whipping up the perfect meal as an end to your Texas Hill Country day. Why not end the meal with this perfect dessert?
Local Dinner Reservations, Theater and Event Tickets, Tee Times — Let us know what you are interested in and we will take the hassle out of your vacation. Tickets will be waiting for you either at the cottage or “will call” at the box offices. The areas around Fredericksburg TX have much to offer in a wide variety of venues.
In-Cottage Spa Services — For your convenience and privacy the Massage Therapist’s come to you at Bella Vista Cottage. Spa services include: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Body Wraps, Reflexology, Facials, Aromatherapy. Relax, enjoy and unwind; its time to pamper yourself. It’s a wonderful way to set the mood to your leisurely memorable stay in the Texas Hill Country and a treat in the surroundings of your lovely bed and breakfast.
Gift Certificates — Gift certificates for Bella Vista Cottage are the perfect present for any occasion and are available in custom denominations of your choice.
Grocery Shopping — In a hurry and don’t have time to shop? We will stock Bella Vista Cottage with your favorite items. Just let us know your favorite food bits and pieces and we will have the cottage stocked upon your arrival. It’s a great way to enjoy the use of your gourmet kitchen. Just ask and we can provide the best in fresh local products.
Private Chef In–Cottage Prepared 3, 4 or 5 Course Dinner — A wonderful dinner for 2 or 4 persons w/ wine pairings and a custom souvenir menu printed on parchment to remember your dinning experience. You chose the style, flavor or meat item and we will make a super extraordinary custom dinner served by candle light for that special occasion. Why not ask to be treated to delicious local Hill Country specialties – paired with the very wines you’ll see growing during your stay at our bed and breakfast? You can have a chat with us about your tastes and interests.
Custom Mapped Scenic Drives for the Sports Car or Motorcycle Enthusiast — Let us know how long you want your drive to last and we will map out some of the most exciting and scenic roads throughout the Texas Hill Country. Included will be locations for fuel, rest stops and meal locations.
Picnic Baskets — A lunch picnic prepared especially for you by the Bella Vista Cottage Chef. A perfect compliment to that scenic drive, hike or wine tasting – and of course prepared to suite your own tastes and dietary needs.
Wine and Cheese Packages — A bottle of wine or Champagne accompanied by a cheese, olive, and fruit board. The perfect way to refresh, relax and snack while checking out the wonderful views offered by the cottage in the afternoon or in the evening before going out to dinner. Let us know if you would like to sample a local Texas Hill Country wine.
Make your bed and breakfast stay everything you want to remember. Let us help you enhance your stay in Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country.