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Moonrise Retreat, hill country calm

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, full kitchen, dining and living room that sleeps 9.

The two- story cabin offers ample space, excellent beds and furnishings, original oil paintings by hill country artists, views that inspire, a fully stocked kitchen for a big country breakfast, a two-person whirlpool tub. It is a great place for up to 9 people to get away for a weekend or for a family to reconnect for a week in the country air. The road it is located on is not a through road so there is almost no traffic. A great place to walk and bike. A wonderful place to sit on the balcony and look over the Palo Alto Creek Valley with a glass of wine and watch the moon rise!. If you are a cyclist, it is the perfect location to connect to the best biking roads in the hill country. We invite you to come and retreat to little piece of Texas hill country heaven.

A beautiful place to retreat....: This is a beautiful place to let your hair down and enjoy the views of the Texas Hill Country. This cabin is located on a farm with cows, chickens, clean air, peace and quiet. It is only three miles from downtown Fredericksburg, so the shopping, restaurants, and fun are only minutes away. The beautiful amenities and full kitchen make you feel right at home. A safe place for children, a great place to bike and walk and gaze at the moon and stars. This is a great place for bicyclists because we are at the entrance point to most of the great biking roads in the Hill Country.

More Details

Laura Jenschke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Laura Jenschke

I am a member of the faculty at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin,TX. I am the director of choirs for the Texas Lutheran University Community Music Academy. I love to sing, ride horses, fish, teach, run our guest houses and babysit our first granddaughter.

Laura Jenschke purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Laura Jenschke chose Texas Hill Country

We bought this property because of the beautiful houses, amazing trees, views and its short distance to downtown Fredericksburg. You are out in the country but minutes from town.

What makes this cabin unique

The guest house has beautiful touches of wood trim and tile floors, high ceilings, beautiful views, peace and quiet. The new third bedroom is a very romantic and cozy retreat with ensuite bathroom.


Fredericksburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Both downstairs bathrooms have a shower. Upstairs bath has a two person jetted tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This is a new third bedroom with its own bathroom.
  • King size beds (3) Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Bedroom 3- 1king, Living room- queen sleeper sofa, one roll-away full bed in upstairs master bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
General: towels provided jacuzzi activities guide alarm clock ceiling fans hair dryer local activities guide local maps paper towels restaurant dining guide shampoo soaps basic toilet paper central heating Dining: dining room: seating for 7 people Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7 Bedroom 1 - 1 king Bedroom 2 - 1 king Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon Bedrooms are large and well-appointed with King beds. One bedroom has a couch that may be used for a bed. All bedrooms and the living area have cable TV. and DVD players. The living room has a Henredon queen sofa sleeper. Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jetted tub for two The upstairs bath has a two-person whirlpool tub. The downstairs bath has a shower.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Moonrise Retreat, hill country calm
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Marble Falls, Texas

Quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters, 3 granddaughters and I met for a weekend of relaxation and visiting and were not disappointed. Other than one run into town for charcoal, which we forgot to bring, we did not leave the property. We spent most of our time sitting outside on the porches and around the fire pit in the evening. The house is comfortable and cozy, very neat and clean. The beds were great and we so enjoyed the fresh eggs, bacon and breakfast items that were in the fridge for us! All of us couldn't have enjoyed our time more.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us. We travelled with another couple, one couple on the first floor, one on the second. The house was stocked with quality linens and staples. The beds were very comfortable. The Weber charcoal grill was a nice surprise that we took advantage of. The views of the surrounding countryside were fantastic. We enjoyed petting the kitties and watching the horses, sheep and deer. We spent our days in the wineries and in town and returned in the evenings for relaxation, grilling and visiting. The property is very convenient to Fredericksburg and easy to find. We plan to return next time we visit. Thanks Laura for sharing your wonderful property :)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Four of my friends and I stayed at the Moonrise Retreat for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location is great. You are out in the countryside, but convenient to Fredericksburg. We spent a lot of time on the porches and cooked several meals there. It has a home like feel with very comfortable beds. We loved the design of the newly added bedroom. You will enjoy Daniel and Laurie's place.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful country setting

  • 5 of 5

If you want the feel of the country, this is the place. Comfortable accommodations and plenty of breakfast items in the frig. We really enjoyed our stay at the Moonrise Retreat. We think you will too!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful starry nights

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with my brother enjoyed staying at Moonrise for a getaway from the cold of Wisconsin and Alaska. We loved the hot tub, stars at night, and super soft plush beds. A great place to unwind...but close enough to the town of Fredericksburg to shop, eat, and do some wine and beer tastings. A special touch was the fresh eggs from the ranch chickens and other breakfast staples.

The cabin was very clean and Laurie was always available if needed.

Enchanted Rock and the Nimitz Museum were great bonuses we didn't expect. Loved to hear about the history of the area!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Fantastic Fredericksburg Find

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this trip was top notch! This is a fantastic place to relax in ultimate comfort. The owner keeps the house and yard in great shape and prepares the traveler with farm fresh eggs and the works for a wonderful breakfast. We actually felt so at home and honestly didn't want to leave. We are hoping to return next year in the fall.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 16 North
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fredericksburg Brewery
Car: necessary

Nearest Airport : San Antonio International Airport at 60 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Hwy 16 North at 1 Miles

Nearest Golf : Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course at 7 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Fredericksburg Brewery at 3 Miles

Car: necessary

In the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a small city with a unique German flavor in its quaint bakeries, Hauptstrasse (Main Street) boutiques and generations-old peach orchards. Weekenders from nearby San Antonio and Austin have long appreciated the charm of the city's many B&Bs and 'Sunday House' Inns. The surrounding Texas Hill Country is home to lush vineyards, making up one of the country's largest viticultural areas. Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas host many wine-tasting events at the many local wineries.

Other Activities: wine-tasting, shopping, bike and motorcycle riding, deer hunting


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Reservations will not be held until first payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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