• BEDS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 2.5

Omie's Ranch Haus in Fredericksburg

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Gemutlichkeit! This German word means good cheer, and it's embodied by this warm and welcoming German Ranch Haus. "Omie" is German for "Grandma," and this was home to a sweet couple whose family and friends filled it for years. You can almost hear their hearty laughter! The mantle was built from a cedar tree, and its stump out back has the couple's names carved into it. Just ten miles from downtown Fredericksburg, this family weekend getaway is nestled in breathtaking Hill Country scenery.

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With three bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths, Omie's Ranch Haus in Fredericksburg is the perfect location for a family getaway or a gathering of friends. It's quiet and remote, replete with wildlife and Hill Country views-and a telescope for stargazing! For modern amenities, it's appointed with a fully-furnished kitchen, fireplace, washer and dryer, TV with DVD player, and Wifi. The entire home is climate-controlled, with both heat and central air.

The open floor plan here is perfect for gatherings of all kinds. The living room features several couches and recliners, and a gas fireplace. Nearby, there's a dining room table that seats four. This property comfortably sleeps up to eight with two king-sized beds, one queen-sized bed, and a roomy full-sized sleeper sofa in one of the bedrooms. Bed and bath linens are also provided.

The kitchen radiates old-world charm without skimping on amenities. There's a fridge, microwave, stove, dishwasher, and Keurig coffeemaker (coffees and teas provided), as well as basic kitchen utensils. This kitchen was home to many meals and happy conversations-a tradition you're invited to continue!

Outside, there's a two-car covered and detached carport right next to the house. There are also two RV hookups for water and electricity; black water disposal is not available.

Surrounding the property are miles of paved country roads, making it perfect for hiking, biking, and motorcycle riding. There's ample shaded patio space, so you can enjoy the views in any weather. Out back is a fire pit-wood provided-and both front and back have plenty of patio furniture. There's even a corn hole (bags) game for you to enjoy!

Omie's Haus is full of the warmth and joy that family and friends bring. Bring those you hold dear, and use this scenic location to build unforgettable memories of your Hill Country vacation! Check out what makes this one of the top picks for family vacations in Texas.

The House
Three bedrooms, with two bedrooms featuring private doors to the porch
Configuration includes two King beds, one Queen bed, and one full-size bed
Living room equipped with four recliners and ceiling fans in all rooms
Two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the other with a bathtub
Central air conditioning and heating system
Indoor gas fireplace for added comfort
Full kitchen equipped with a regular coffee maker, K-cups, pots, pans, cookie sheets, slow cooker, electric fry pan, electric griddle, cooking utensils, plates, glasses, and more
Appliances provided: Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher

Keurig coffeemaker with assorted teas and coffees (no breakfast provided)
Washer and dryer facilities available
Television with DVD player and Roku
WIFI connectivity
Outdoor fire pit with a stunning mountain view
Permission for hiking on the property
Charcoal grill for outdoor cooking
Wrap-around porch furnished with rockers and a porch swing, offering picturesque views and wildlife observation
Indoor entertainment includes board games; outdoor entertainment includes a Cornhole game on the back porch and a telescope for stargazing or wildlife viewing
Backyard patio with table and chairs under oak trees
Two-car carport
Two RV Hookups (water and electricity - 30 amp and 50 amp; no black water disposal)
Host availability on the adjacent property if required

Rates and Property Details
Nightly rate specified for 2 guests, with complimentary stay for children under 2
Additional guest fee of $25 per day after the initial 2 guests, with a maximum of 8 guests
Children are welcomed
RV hookups available at $50 per hookup, per day
Handicapped accessible amenities
Provision of towels and sheets, as well as hair dryers
Strict policies against smoking, pets, daily housekeeping, and discharging of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
Variations in Hill Country river and lake water levels based on rainfall
Encouragement for all properties on the Backroads website to reserve for the 2024 eclipse; reservation acceptance or denial is at the discretion of management at the time of booking.
10 miles out of Fredericksburg
20 miles out of Kerrville (IHOP; Cracker Barrell; Starbucks; Fuddruckers; Chilis; Chick Fil A, etc)
Miles of awesome paved county roads from house driveway for walking, bicycling or motorcycles

Wilkommen! Fredericksburg celebrates its German heritage with authentic cuisine, craft beer, wine, and a picturesque and historic downtown peppered with fascinating local shops. Surrounded by state parks, natural areas, and sites of historical interest, this Hill Country town offers something for everyone!

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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

My daughters and I rented this house for a Mother/Daughter getaway before my youngest gets married this spring, and we had an amazing stay! Originally, I chose this place because of the accessibility, as I recently had foot surgery and was on a knee scooter. The single level home with smooth concrete floors and the handicap accessible shower was perfect for me! But even beyond that, this house is perfect! My older daughter is a professional cook and she was so pleased with the incredibly well-equipped kitchen, which we never expect in vacation rentals. We had everything we needed to cook all our meals! The weekend was cold and drizzly, but the wonderful fireplace was so cozy and the extra blankets throughout the house were great to snuggle up with, especially as we used them to wrap up and enjoy the porch swing and rockers on the covered wraparound porch. We loved watching the sheep, deer, cows, and alpaca in the fields. It was so peaceful! We also enjoyed the games that were supplied…late night Mexican Train Dominos was our favorite. We never even turned on the TV, even though it had all the streaming channels we could need. I’m already working on plans for another visit! This will definitely be a place we will visit again and again!
Debbie and Bing are fabulous hosts and very personable. The property is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. We loved drinking our morning coffee while watching the wildlife. I highly recommend this property.
Jane Anne
Just as the pictures show; the home is very clean and offers all of the amenities you would want and need. We spent almost the whole time outdoors when we were at the house. We grilled, hung out on the swings and star gazed every night. This home is perfect for all ages, and we hope to visit again soon!
What a trip! The home was BEAUTIFUL! It was PERFECT! It was sooooo enjoyable!! Thank you very much!! We were able to spend some time with Bing and Debbie. That was a PLUS!! Janet I will book again.
This was the perfect place for me and a friend to stay. It was so clean and comfortable with everything you need for a home away from home, including a nicely equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, and clean bathrooms. The sheep in the neighboring pasture were such a delight to watch and so were the deer, birds, and other wildlife that roamed around the surrounding land. The views were breathtaking and we delighted in sitting on one of the many porches each morning and evening to enjoy the peace and quiet. We greatly enjoyed our visit with the owners, Bing and Debbie, and look forward to staying in touch with them. It was truly the perfect place to rest, relax, and pray. We are so grateful and honored to have gotten to stay at Omie's Haus.
Heather Martin
Five Stars for this big, gorgeous house and it’s incredible hosts! We only wish we could have stayed longer. Bing & Debbie are like your favorite cool relatives who have a huge guest house with every conceivable amenity plus terrific company if you choose. So quiet and private, but just 10 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg. Sparkling clean, you could eat off the floors. For the first couple days we were super busy, coming in late each night and the hosts graciously gave us space & privacy. But I’m so glad I texted Debbie on our last full day so that we could meet them! We cooked amazing steaks on the charcoal grill, enjoyed the spectacular master shower, watched the deer come right up into the yard, sheep just 100 yards away. Pictures don’t do the house justice: Even bigger & nicer than we thought. Beautiful gas fireplace, full wraparound porch on 4 sides, covered parking, even high-quality binoculars for deer watching. Perfect for couples, families, kids, or girls’ trip. We can’t wait to go back. Don’t hesitate: BOOK NOW!
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