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Luxury Retreat-Less Than 1 Mile From Town! (SLEEPS UP 16 WITH ENTIRE HIDEAWAY)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rock House Hideaway Main & Guest Houses For Groups From 2 to 14 People

This listing is for renting the Main and Guest House. You can rent the ENTIRE Hideaway (Main, Guest and Tank House) which will sleep up to 16, but you must go to our website below to do this. You can rent any of the units individually, or any combination thereof by going to our website which is listed below.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE to find out about just renting any one of the 3 units individually or all of them together for the Entire Hideaway giving you capacities as high as 16 (Main, Guest and Tank)!! You can book directly from our website which has MUCH more information and pictures of the entire property.

The Main/Guest houses at The Rock House Hideaway which are indicated here includes an 1896 Rock House (Main), and an attached newer addition (Guest House) for groups as large as 14 (Note: You can go to 16 but must go to the website to do this by renting the Tank House as well). The main house by itself can sleep up to 8 (NOTE: Recommended for groups no larger than 6 when rented by itself given the Main House only has 1.5 bathrooms with 1 shower). Again, go to our website for more information and all the possible combinations.

When you think of the Texas Hill Country, do you imagine stately old German rock homes, rolling hill country views, lush acreage and exquisite furnishings? Or do you imagine shopping, restaurants, variety shows, museums, and all that downtown Fredericksburg has to offer? If you were hoping for both, then the 1896-built Fully Restored Rockhouse Hideaway is just the place for you! With over 3,600 square feet of up-scale living space and located only 2 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, it the perfect place for your next family reunion or group retreat! The home sits on 20 beautiful acres, and although you will feel as if you are secluded deep in the Texas Hill Country, you are only minutes away from all the downtown action!

WHEN RENTING THE MAIN AND GUEST HOUSE TOGETHER VIA OUR WEBSITE: Some of the many amenities include a full gourmet kitchen, upscale furnishings, 2 king-size beds, 1 queen, 3 doubles, 2 roll-aways for groups larger than 12, elegant linens, 5 private porches/balconies.

You can book directly on my website which is included in this listing. Or, just search for The Rock House Hideaway on Google.

Enjoy luxurious, upscale furnishings and a beautifully designed spaces prepared to meet your every need. When you rent the Main and Guest House, you also get the Guesthouse which is located in the side addition to the 1896 Rock House, and is completely on the first floor. The Guesthouse attaches to the main house and also has a private private patio side entrance, the perfect place for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening! In the large bedrooms you will find a 2 beautiful king size beds, 1 elegant queen four-poster bed, and three doubles all with elegant linens.

The home also features large 50' plasma HDTV's with over 155 satellite selections. Whether you enjoy a long bubble bath in the claw foot tub or a quick shower in the Tuscan tiled shower as you dash off to town, you're sure to enjoy the indulgences of the enormous bath suites. In addition to the full gourmet kitchen in the main house, you will also enjoy a kitchenette, complete with refrigerator, microwave....even 2 full size washers and dryers! When romance and Hill Country elegance top your list of needs for a get-away, make plans to visit the Rockhouse Hideaway today!

Mountain View: Fabulous Hill Country Views all around. Property sits on 20 secluded acres less than 3 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.

More Details

Ben Hartmann (
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Ben Hartmann (

I've always been an outdoor lover, and I must admit a rancher at heart. I did not hesitate to purchase these 20 acres that are right outside Fredericksburg when I had the chance. The Hill Country is beautiful and given my family is from there, it made perfect sense for me to own a piece of it. The 1896 Rock House is absolutely stunning! I have always loved rock homes given both sets of my grandparents were raised in them. The stars seem to be as close as the ground you walk on, the deer are close by and you really feel like you are miles out of town when its less than 1/4 mile from the city limits. (Only a 3 minute drive to downtown main street.) The Rock House Hideaway is a real experience, and one I am sure you will love. One that I'm sure will bring you back time and time again. Let me know how I can help make your vacation in Fredericksburg a memorable one for years to come!

Ben Hartmann ( purchased this house in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our extended family, all ten of us, recently stayed at The Rock House Hideaway and were so pleased with this home. We are very selective about where we stay, and this place exceeded our expectations! It provided a lot of space, both indoor and out, for us to do all that we wanted to do while in Fredericksburg. We cooked together, read books, relaxed, talked, laughed, danced and even flew kites on the 20 acres of property surrounding the home. The home provided enough space for all of us to gather in the common areas, but it also provided plenty of room for those who wanted to find a quiet place to read. Our children even found a "secret passageway" between two bedrooms. The home was built in 1865 and retains the character and charm of that period, yet it lacks nothing of today's modern conveniences. We loved the old door fixtures, the thick rock walls, the painted stairs, the old transoms, the wood floors, the beautiful fixtures in the bathrooms, including the claw foot tubs, the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and the beautiful furnishings throughout. It truly was a pleasure to stay in this home, and it was a pleasure working with the owner to secure our rental of this wonderful property. Staying in this home added so much to our family trip. I highly recommend it to anyone who desires a beautiful home in Fredericksburg with outdoor space to enjoy and a close proximity to downtown, yet one who appreciates the feeling of being miles away in a wonderful, country setting. It is truly a treasure, and I'm so glad we found it!
Mar 2010
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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest House Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Main House Half Bath - toilet
    Main House Full Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King Size Guest House - 1 king
    Double Bunk Beds Main House Upstairs - 2 double , Bunk Beds
    Main House Queen Upstairs' - 1 queen
    Main House King Master Upstairs - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • 2 King Size Beds (Upstairs Main House; Main Floor Guest House) 1 Queen Size Bed (Upstairs Main House) 2 Double Size Bunk Beds (Upstairs Main House) 1 Double Size Bed (Main Floor Guest House) 2 High Quality Posturepedic Roll-Aways (Placed out for groups larger than 12) Need more room?? Go to our website to rent more space at
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
High Speed Wireless Internet Access Available. (NOTE: Must have own computer) Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Cable/Satellite TV: HDTV LED TV with over 155 digital channels Full Kitchen: 1 Full Gourmet Kitchen Cooking Utensils Provided: Coffee Maker along with coffee filters, coffee, creamer and sweeteners provided. Hot tea also provided. Catering Available: If you wish to have your event catered, just let us know and will help coordinate for you.


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Luxury Retreat-Less Than 1 Mile From Town! (SLEEPS UP 16 WITH ENTIRE HIDEAWAY)
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Great for Family Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 6 teenagers so we rented the main house, guest house and tank house. The guest house was great for my parents because it was on the ground floor - no stairs. The Tank house was great for the couple with no kids who wanted a bit more privacy. Proximity to town and Enchanted Rock was perfect. Great property!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful property near town

  • 4 of 5

We had a girls' weekend of eight people, and we had such a lovely time! There was enough space for bathroom and sleeping arragements with it also feeling cozy at the same time. One of our guests arrived that evening, and it was difficult for her to see the road sign. I would suggest placing a light on the sign so that it can become more visible at night. The bathrooms were wonderful! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Rock House Hideaway. We rented the "Entire" place, but soon discovered that it DOES NOT include the Tank House. We had rented for 14 people (from ages 6 to 90), but realized right away that without the Tank House, facilities would not be comfortable. Staci and Will stopped their Christmas activities to come to our rescue! We were able to rent the additional space (another bedroom and bath in the Tank House) and were delighted. The amazing kitchen and bathrooms were much more than anyone would expect in an older home. The furnishings are beautiful. We had a great time down at the fire pit! We enjoyed wonderful steaks at the Crossroads Saloon and would recommend it to everyone with a big appetite!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect place to stay! ADORABLE!!!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the Rockhouse Hideaway we were blown away! There was a bottle of wine and a note waiting for us and couldn't believe how adorable the house was! It was absolutely perfect for my best friend's bachelorette party! We will DEFINITELY be staying here again....we are already talking about couple's trip and girl's trips! Thanks so much!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not up to expectations

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean place, but our family was disappointed. The main house sleeps 6 adults comfortably in the 3 bedrooms, not 8 as listed. Two couples shared the smallest room in the house in double bed bunk beds, the space was just too small for comfort. All 8 of us had to share the ONE shower too. When a family arrived to stay in the adjoining property, we could hear the kids clearly through the walls. Finally, it was very difficult to reach the owner before the stay. I never was able to reach him by phone directly with questions, and he was very slow about returning my call. It is a nice, clean place, but we felt that the house was too small for 8 people as listed. I would recommend the main house to 6 people, but not 8.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate to hear that one of my guests didn't have a completely satisfactory stay at the Hideaway. I truly strive to personally ensure everyone's experience is second to none. In this particular case I did make it very clear to the guest via 3 emails and 2 phone calls (That were never answered) that the Main House only has 3 bedrooms, with one of those having 2 doubles in a bunk configuration. I go out of my way to try to explain that when people reserve only the main house for 8, it will be a tight fit and only 1.5 bathrooms exists given its a 1896 home. I know many people want to conserve on costs and not reserve the Entire Hideaway if possible, and this guest decided to stay with the main house even after I contacted her with the layout of the home when making the reservation. I will be going into my descriptions to see if I can make it even more clear regarding the fact that the main house has only 3 bedrooms with 1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 Doubles. I would recommend that anyone considering the hideaway please check out my reviews on our website to see the 100% satisfaction rate we strive to maintain.
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Heaven in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Somehow this heavenly hideaway is even better than the beautiful pictures! Everything was absolutely perfect. It felt like we had just stepped into a Good Housekeeping magazine. Wonderful privacy but very close to downtown Fredericksburg. Like everyone else that has had the pleasure of staying here; we plan to visit again! During day-to-day stresses we will reflect back on our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain View: Fabulous Hill Country Views all around. Property sits on 20 secluded acres less than 3 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.

Other Activities: Wildlife viewing, Rock Climbing, Historic Sight-Seeing


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 13.0%

Smoking Not Allowed: $250 cleaning fee will be charged should smoking evidence exist.
Perfect for reunions and family gatherings given the entire hideaway sits on 20 acres and sleeps up to 2 - 16 comfortably. Two of the beds are high quality Hotel Roll-Aways in the Guest House. MAIN HOUSE RENTS FOR ONLY $289/Night!!
Stay 3 consecutive nights get the 4th night @ 50% off!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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