|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Trade the stresses of everyday life for complete relaxation and fond memories at 'The Blue Cottage Inn.' Nestled in the gorgeous Texas hill country, this Blanco vacation rental home is the ultimate setting to simply get away from it all!
This pleasant 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage has enough space to comfortably accommodate 5 guests, making it the perfect escape for a family or a group of close friends traveling together. Upon your arrival, you will immediately fall in love with this alluring property. The large front porch, complete with seating areas for reading and relaxing, overlooks the surrounding lush green space and bright blue skies, welcoming you with a beautifully rustic ambiance that can only be found in the Texas Hill Country. Inside, the house is warm and cozy, boasting welcoming décor, lots of glorious natural light, and a gas fireplace, all of which create a delightfully charming atmosphere for your stay. The cottage also offers all of the comforts of your own home, including wireless internet access and a full-size washer and dryer for your laundry needs.
After an exciting day exploring the area, come home to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully stocked kitchen. If you’d prefer some barbecue, in true Texas fashion, fire up the charcoal barbecue pits on the back pergola, while your loved ones relax on the abundance of outdoor furniture and admire a gorgeous Texas sunset over the expansive back yard. Additionally, the outdoor area features an audio sound system that hooks up to your mobile device, so you can fill the air with your favorite tunes! When dinner is ready, enjoy your delicious meal as you sit around the picnic table out back or indoors around the wooden table, near the fireplace.
Later, retreat to the living room area where you can watch your favorite shows on the 48-inch Smart TV, equipped with cable and sound bar. If you prefer to watch television from the comfort of a warm king-sized bed, the master bedroom is complete with a 32-inch flat screen TV. Before drifting off to sleep, listen to the comforting sounds of the vinyl record player, or gaze up at the stars through the large sky light - this master bedroom practically guarantee's a good night's rest!
Perhaps the best feature of this lovely home is its prime location! From here, you’ll be a short distance away from several of the Hill Country’s most reputable wineries and breweries. Some favorite wineries include Torre Di Pietra and Grape Creek in Fredericksburg, Sister Creek in Sisterdale and Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall. Some notable breweries in the area are Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, which is located 5 minutes away and features a tap room and tours. Pecan Street Brewing in Johnson City is just 15 minutes away and Fredericksburg Brewery is located 30 minutes away and also serves delicious food. If you're in the mood for some dancing, there are also some great bars nearby. Try the Albert Dance Hall, located 15 minutes down the road, the Luckenbach Dance Hall, 25 minutes away, or Max’s Roadhouse in Spring Branch. Once you've worked up an appetite, try one of the area's terrific local resturants, such as Oak Creek Café in Blanco, East Main Grill in Johnson City, the Pig Pen food truck in Albert and Pasta Bella in Fredericksburg.
Though the area has endured some damage from the recent flooding, the rivers and lakes are full again after many dry years, and there is plenty to do! Take advantage of Blanco State Park, located 100 feet away from the house, where you can fish, walk, hike, swim, picnic, tube, bird watch and relax in the river. Canoe and tube rentals are available through the park. Other nearby parks and outdoor activities include Pedernales Falls State Park, Canyon Lake, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, Hamilton’s Pool Preserve, Jacob’s Well and Krause Springs. Blanco Town Square, home of the annual Lavender Festival, is a short 2 minute drive from the cottage and offers some great Hill Country shopping opportunities. If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, San Antonio and Austin are about 1 hour from the property and Marble Falls, known for the “Walkway of Lights” during the holidays as well as Lake LBJ, are just 40 minutes away. No matter how you choose to spend your time here in the Texas hill country, this wonderful Blanco vacation rental cottage will quickly become a place you want to return to year after year.
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, charcoal barbecue pits, 2 flat screen TVs with cable, wireless internet access, in-unit laundry machines, an outdoor audio system that hooks up to your mobile device, vinyl record player and much more
- Phenomenal location in the Texas Hill Country! Close to great wineries, breweries, restaurants, outdoor activities and more!
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Full-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3: Twin-sized Bed
- A Queen- sized air mattress and a Twin-Sized air mattress can accommodate 3 extra guests
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 26 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
I HIGHLY recommend this cute little cottage! The owners are very friendly and responded right away with any of my questions.
Blanco State park is a very short walk from the house. It's centrally located in the Hill Country to explore many different towns while your visiting.
The cottage has sound systems indoors and outdoors. It is very clean. The beds are amazingly comfortable and there's even extra standing fans. It is very private with a big back yard complete with BBQ pit and fire pit. You'll love this place!
Nice 3 bedroom cottage in Blanco with plenty of room for our family! Indoor and outdoor areas are spacious and comfortable to come back to after exploring the area state parks. Distances to the state parks driving are 1 minute to the entrance of Blanco State Park. It takes about 30 minutes to Perdanales State Park and an hour to Enchanted Rock.
The kitchen has plenty of pots, dishes and pantry items for just about any type meal.The dining and living areas were spacious and comfortable. The outdoor area has a large grassy area in addition to a large patio area.
The bedrooms were comfortable with luxurious type sheets The towels were also nice quality though it would have been nice to have more than one per person.The owner/manager was responsive and attentive to our messages during our stay!
My husband and I rented for 4 days . This house has many attributes , location is great, we rode our bikes everywhere ,its quiet, lovely porch and has a full kitchen , laundry, iron and it was very clean . My only negatives were upstairs master shower , I hated it , Its s tiny shower with a shower head that sprays these skinny hard steams of water , not relaxing ,and felt like I couldn't get the shampoo out of my hair, so and I ended up using the downstairs
bathroom . The master bedroom has a skylight so that the sun will shine in your face if you stay in bed too long (as the other reviewer mentioned and I didn't read until now:-) These two things may not bother anyone else , they aren't huge, just minor details that I think the rental company could fix.
The Blue Cottage Inn was very charming. It was neat and clean and we had all that we needed for our stay. We especially enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the evening and visiting.
The house was beautiful and comfortably slept 6 people. The lot the house is on is quite large, and the neighbors are a good ways away from the house, which we appreciated. I'm not sure if they allow pets but if you needed space for a dog this would be perfect for you. We took advantage of a large and fun back porch area, which is equipped with a great music system. We thought the house was well-furnished and very cozy. The house has all your entertaining needs, including Wi-Fi which was nice for me since I didn't have great service out there. Canyon Lake is a short drive away, and the Real Ale Brewery tour was very close by and highly enjoyable. Management was very nice and easy to get a hold of.
I used the upstairs bedroom, which has a giant skylight that forbids sleeping in, so be aware of that. The only complaints I had were that the coffee maker was ruined by the previous guests. They made coffee without a filter and didn't clean it out. It was all moldy and unusable. Also, one of the pins was apparently missing on the horseshoe pit, so we couldn't play. Maybe my friends just couldn't find it though...? However, these were minor disappointments in and otherwise perfect weekend, I'd recommend this house for anyone wanting a Hill Country get away.