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Welcome to Menger Cottages in San Antonio! On our beautiful seven-acre property, we have two cottages (both on VRBO) plus an available party barn for small gatherings. Our BIG COTTAGE (sleeps 6) is a like a German limestone castle with hill country views from the elegant front porch. Inside, the spacious living room has gracious stone fireplace & original hardwood floors. A French door leads into the MOZART Room w/ queen bed & luxurious linens. Enjoy coffee on the private side porch. The MIMI Room has a queen bed & lots of natural light. The PONY Room has double bed, a Ralph Lauren feel & a view of horses. The updated kitchen has farmhouse sink, lots of counter space, dining table, a pass-thru to the living room, bar seating & Old World charm that makes cooking a social activity! The European bath has spacious shower & exposed limestone walls. Enjoy meals outside in our biergarten patio w/ dining table & conversation seating. The huge fenced back yard is perfect for dogs. A tree swing gives the kiddos a fun activity! And there's a hammock for relaxing under the trees. Starbuck, the Concierge Pony, greets you each day! Check out our CARRIAGE HOUSE, too! A quaint cottage w/ open floor plan, queen bed, concrete floors, spacious bath, full kitchen, dining and entertainment areas, exquisite exposed limestone walls, treed views out every window. Check it out @ VRBO 401196!
Family Home Recaptured, Now Shared with Others: In 1919, my great-grandfather, Erich Menger, and his brother Rudolph, purchased 560 acres in the hill country. In 1922, Erich and his wife, Lydia, bought Rudolph’s share and built a charming rock cottage. My great-grandparents raised registered Angora goats, cattle and sheep, and ran a dairy. Together, they spent nearly 30 years at the ranch. During my childhood, our family harvested our Christmas trees, camped, hunted and gathered for picnics with extended family at the ranch. We swam in the cistern full of fresh rainwater or we rode on the tailgate down to the pool made by a dam in the Helotes Creek. But in 1973, our family sold the property. I vowed that someday I would buy the ranch back. In 2000, my sister drove past and saw the sale sign. Most of the land had been subdivided but the remaining 7 acres contained the original ranch house, a smaller cottage, carriage house and barns. In December 2000, my husband and I fulfilled my dream of recovering the ranch!
People come to our cottage to be close to Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, UTSA and other major attractions but other types of people who love our place include historians, architects, authors, novelists, naturalists, bird watchers, bicyclists, botanists, conservationists, horse people and tree lovers. Which might you be or become after you visit our magical place?
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Hospitality a Menger-Klar Family Tradition: For more than 100 years, my family has been known in San Antonio for their hospitality and generosity. One ancestor, Rudolph Menger and his wife, Babette, along with his in-laws, William Menger (a different line of the Menger family) operated the famous Menger Hotel. My great-grandfather, Emil Klar, was a butcher who specalized in home-killed meats and “the sausage with a flavor.” Opi, as he was known in the German tradition, gave meat to hungry neighbors during the Great Depression until he could no longer run his business. My grandfather, Roland Klar, along with my grandmother, Floy (nee Menger) Klar, brewed homemade beer to share with their salon of many friends. Today, my cousin Erich Menger is one of the most sought-after caterers in town. Now my husband and I continue that tradition of hospitality with executive and vacation rentals of our historic family properties known as the Menger Cottages. Willkommen!
If you're looking for a smaller getaway or if your traveling group is growing larger, we have another cottage on this property called the Carriage House VRBO 4011960. The Carriage House accommodates two people with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and spacious bathroom/dressing room. It is close to the Big Cottage so you can still enjoy together time on the patio and yet savor a bit more privacy and the convenience of extra bathroom
With our Carriage House also on the property,
We stayed at the Menger Cottages "Big Cottage" on Easter weekend 2016. It was very peaceful and we enjoyed everything about it. My adult children and I were able to really relax and enjoy the place. There was ample space for the 6 of us, we cooked out and sat by the fire pit. We enjoyed coffee in the mornings on the huge front porch and loved the big oaks. I am so glad that we ran into Linda and her husband while they were there feeding the horses and got to know the history of the place. We were going to a concert at Floores and it was very convenient to the location. Will go there again if the opportunity arises.
This was one of the best experiences I have had with vacation home rentals. Excellent location out in the Texas hill country. Beautiful to wake up to this beautiful property. The property owner is amazing and she is very helpful.
This was our 2nd visit to the Menger Cottages & 1st time stay in the Big Cottage. Our son & family lives about 8 miles away & this was the perfect accommodation to visit with them & still have our own privacy. This home is very cozy & has much history. During our 2-week stay, we had a Xmas reunion with our family. The outside patio area was perfect; it was 75 degrees & we had a fire going in the fire pit - plenty of room for 12 to 14 people to move around and enjoy visiting with each other. Our granddaughter made good friends with horses, Starbuck & Jack and they looked forward to their carrot snacks on her every visit! Home is conveniently located to get around San Antonio easily too. Thanks to Linda & Joe for their great hospitality & we look forward to staying here again next December!
We are repeat visitors to this home and will likely come again. Great location, home well maintained and in a beautiful setting. We stayed a couple nights with our children and a great time was had by all.
Shop for antiques in Old Town Helotes or for the latest fashions at La Cantera mall with Nordstrom's and other high-end stores. Enjoy local Mexican food at El Chaparral, elegant dining at the Grey Moss Inn and pizza and hamburgers in between. Check out Floore's Country Store concert schedule where Willie Nelson got his start. You can tour wineries in nearby Comfort and Sisterdale. Take expedition trips to Bandera, Medina Lake, Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Nature lovers will appreciate Government Canyon State Natural Area, the Helotes Creek Nature Center and our own backyard. For the kids, Fiesta Texas is 13 miles and Seaworld is just 15 miles from our home. If you're here for a horse show, you'll appreciate being only 9 miles from the San Antonio Rose Palace, 30 miles to Retama. Both UTSA and the UT Health Science Center are also nearby.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay