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3 NEW Modern Farmhouses on 10 Acres, 5 Minutes From Main St. -- Sleeps up to 8

Bedrooms 1
Space 560 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 guesthouses with privacy and great views. Great for couples, or larger groups!

Freshly built, Outlot 201 Guest Houses offer relaxing hill country views less than five minutes from Fredericksburg's historic Main Street. Nestled in a grove of trees, the guest houses are the perfect place to retreat in a refined, yet relaxed, setting. The three houses at Outlot 201 include:

House 1 (Parker House, property no. 3961685)

House 2 (Pfiester House, property no. 3961691)

House 3 (Smith House, property no. 3961692)

Outlot 201 (group listing: to book all three, property no. 4018349)

Pfiester House at Outlot 201 features a comfy, king size pencil post bed with luxury linens and plenty of pillows. The bedroom is also equipped with a DOHM White Noise Machine, for those who are serious about their sleep! The adjacent bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a double vanity, beautiful soaking tub and spacious shower. The bathroom has a toilet closet, for additional privacy.

You’ll find the separate living area (with queen sleeper sofa) a comfortable place to relax, with a flat screen television and free flowing Wi-Fi. The area also includes a small dining table and well-equipped (armoire) butler's pantry, with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, and electric tea kettle, as well as a coffee maker to brew locally roasted coffees from our friends at Ranch Road Roasters.

Upon arrival, you're pantry will be stocked with homemade quick breads and granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, juice and bottled water. You'll also find plenty of coffee and tea on hand.

Out the back door, you'll find a charming rock patio overlooking the pasture, with our horse and sheep grazing in the distance. The patio offers a relaxing outdoor shower and (easy to use) clean-burning firepit.

Pfiester House has everything you need to make your stay comfortable, including Thymes toiletries, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

If you're interested in booking more than one house and would like to expedite the booking process, please feel free to contact the owner directly so we can block the houses for you and arrange for one payment to save you time.

We welcome children, with the simple request that they don't roam too far from your sight. We are not able to allow pets due to the livestock and other animals on the property. And lastly, Outlot 201 is a non-smoking property and we very much appreciate your support of our commitment to a smoke-free environment for our guests.

More Details

Darla + Mike Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Darla + Mike Smith

We are Mike and Darla Smith, and we live nearby in the property's 50's farm house. Both of our families live in and around Fredericksburg, and we feel incredibly blessed to call this place home! We have four children -- three grown kids and a fun little four year old who has been a champ as we've built these guest houses!

Darla + Mike Smith purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Darla + Mike Smith chose Fredericksburg

Mike bought the property in 1999 from the Pfiester family, who were one of the original German families to settle Fredericksburg. As families arrived to the area in the mid-1800s, the German Emigration Company gave them a "townlot" and an "outlot" (just outside of town) which they could farm. As you've probably guessed, our property was Outlot 201. Mike was lured by the property's tranquil setting and convenient access to town. He also loved that the property was still surrounded by other member's the Pfiester family.

In January 2010, we were married; and that December, we welcomed our young son, Parker (Darla's maiden name). Though Darla had a charming 1920's cottage in town, there was no question that this was going to be our home -- we both loved it so much.

When we decided to add the guest houses, we knew we wanted to celebrate all of the families who've enjoyed living on Outlot 201 through the years. So, each house has been named accordingly -- Pfiester, Smith and Parker!

What makes this cottage unique

Every day, we feel thankful to live in Fredericksburg. It truly is a charmed life, and we know we are blessed to call this place home. Over the years, we've enjoyed sharing our home with family and friends, largely because the property offers such a pretty pastoral setting. We love how we feel a world away from it all -- yet we can hit the bank, the post office AND pick up a gallon of milk, then be back home in 20 minutes! :-) We felt visitors to the guest houses would really appreciate having the best of both worlds as well -- a quiet, country setting just minutes away from all Fredericksburg has to offer.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Gillespie County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Officer's Club at the Hangar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lady Bird Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Fredericksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • The bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a beautiful soaking tub, double vanity and walk-in shower . The bath includes a toilet closet for additional privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pfiester House at Outlot 201 features a comfy, king size pencil post bed with luxury linens and plenty of pillows. The bedroom is also equipped with a DOHM White Noise Machine, for those who are serious about their sleep!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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3 NEW Modern Farmhouses on 10 Acres, 5 Minutes From Main St. -- Sleeps up to 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Perfect spot for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, cousin, and I rented Mike and Darla's beautiful farmhouse for a weekend getaway! We had such a great time. The property is beautiful! Modern and comfortable and equipped with everything you might need including Darla's homemade banana bread. Yum! Both Mike and Darla stopped by to check on us and they couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating-they were wonderful hosts. The location is great! Less than five minutes away from Main St in Fredericksburg, but feels so remote, quiet and secluded! This is exactly what these three Mama's of young children were looking for. We had a great time dining and shopping in Fredericksburg, and drinking wine in the Texas Hill Country vineyards; but our favorite part of the weekend was sitting out on the back patio (in the mornings and evenings) with the fire pit enjoying the peaceful and beautiful scenery while we sipped hot cups of coffee or delicious glasses of wine! This place is such a gem, and we're planning to return! Thanks Mike and Darla!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: KAELA! Thank you, thank you for your thoughtful comments - we appreciate it so much! We look forward to seeing you girls again soon. Thank you for staying with us! Darla
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This property is FANTASTIC!!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more delighted! My husband and I have been coming to Fredericksburg for many, many years. Every year we stay on a different B&B property (they have all been great) but we decided this was the best. The casita interior and outdoor space are wonderful and very cozy. We enjoyed the firepit and the most amazing sunsets every night! Darla had waiting for us homemade banana bread and granola along with a stocked pantry and refrig. Even though there wasn't really a kitchen, the armoire is set up for light meal preparation. With the accessiblilty being so close to town, one night we picked up a nice dinner and enjoyed it at home. While there we also had the opportunity to talk with Mike and he shared some interesting facts about the property. I would definatley recommend just don't try to book it when we want it!!!

Thank you Darla and Mike for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, MEREDITH! We're so thrilled you guys enjoyed your weekend, and are beyond flattered to be your favorite B&B in Fredericksburg! Thanks for your thoughtful remarks; but mostly, thank you staying with us. We hope to see you in 2018. Have a Merry Christmas! Darla + Mike
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Very nicely done

  • 5 of 5

I knew it would be nice, but the house exceeded our expectations. Would have loved to meet Darla as well but Mike stopped by to make sure everything was up to snuff before we settled in and showed us how to work the fire pit, coffee maker, and where the outdoor light switch was hidden behind the sliding door. He also gave us ideas of where to eat in town and nearby. Great guy; very nice and very helpful. We loved the banana bread, clementines, orange juice and the locally roasted coffee they provided. Very cozy, clean and comfortable place and got to warm up next to that fire with coffee and tea in the mornings. And even with farm animals roaming 50 feet from your back door, Main Street is a very, very short drive away so you still have easy access to the wineries and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU, Matthew! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate you staying with us. Mike greatly enjoyed meeting you...hope I get the pleasure to meet y'all on a return trip. Have a wonderful Christmas! Darla
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute houses! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying! We sure hope to see you again soon! Darla
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Perfect escape- close to town but country feel

  • 5 of 5

My family just a returned home from a stay at Outlot 201 and I cannot stop raving about it. The homes are clean and attractive. The houses overlook a beautiful field with animals including a horse that our daughter befriended. It is close to town but because it is surrounded by farms, it feels like an escape. Darla couldn't have been more delightful to work with and went out of her way to be accommodating to our family. We will be back many times!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, ANNIE!! We are so happy your sweet family enjoyed your visit. Please come back to see us again soon! We truly appreciate you staying with us -- thank you! Darla
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Pfiester House is AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Outlot 201 Pfiester house! The house was perfect for our 10 year anniversary. It was cozy, clean and had everything we needed. Darla was super helpful with suggestions and the house was only a couple of miles from downtown Fredericksburg. We will definitely be going back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved being apart of your 10 year celebration! Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you guys again soon! Darla
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 30 days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation less a $25 processing fee per room.

In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 30 days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made.
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. *A 60 day cancellation notice is required for some holidays and special events.

We can not confirm a reservation until payment is received. Two Night Minimum stay required on weekends & holidays.

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Additional guests will be considered at a rate of $25 per guest beyond double occupancy. This is the event you are wanting someone to sleep on the sofa, or you'd like to bring a small child that will sleep in a "pack n' play" or are wanting to put up to two additional people on an air mattress. We are happy to consider these requests.

All rates subject to 13.00% state and local hotel tax.

In the unlikely event that damages occur in a room, the guest will be responsible for the repair or replacement of any breakage, loss or damage to the property and furnishings and will have to pay before departure or we reserve the right to charge this to your credit/debit card. Additionally, guests leaving a guesthouse overtly dirty will be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50.00 upon check out.

No Pets, please call for help in boarding your pet locally.
Outlot 201 reserves the right to refuse booking anytime.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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