Originally built in 1900, this incredible home is made of white limestone quarried from the nearby hillside by German stone masons. Two lime kilns used to make lime for the mortar are found near the house. Just renovated, this property features new additions that create a lovely balance between its original characteristics and its modern upgrades. It is situated on 145 acres providing a hiking opportunity for guests.
“Das Enchanted Rock Haus” is situated on a grassy Crabapple valley with incredible views of the valley and nearby ranches.
The recent addition has cathedral ceilings featuring a living room with an entertainment area, limestone gas fireplace with a hand-finished mesquite mantel, and upstairs loft. This is the perfect space to gather with loved ones.
In the original home, you'll find a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room, and 5 spacious bedrooms. You'll love the exposed limestone walls and 117 year old long leaf pine floors throughout.
Each bedroom features a king bed, making it easy for you to relax and unwind in your own private space. Get ready for bed in one of the 4 en-suite bathrooms as you draw yourself a warm bubble bath or take a steamy hot shower! On the first floor, a shared bathroom doubles as a powder room and provides a private walk-in shower for the 5th bedroom. 2 of the rooms have beautiful tile tubs and 3 have large walk-in showers.
In the evening watch from the 2nd story deck as 20-30 whitetail deer forage each evening and listen for the wild turkeys calling to each other. View two llamas and free range chickens that compete with the deer for corn. Wild turkeys and armadillos are often sighted as well.
Guests will spend much of their time around the house (about 1 acre) and will have access to the 135 acres behind the house. No access available from the first of November through middle of January. They can hike through the valley and follow the pasture road to the mountain top point for a beautiful view of the valley. It is opportunity to see deer, cattle, wild turkeys, armadillos, road runners, and even native lizards. A map and instructions are provided upon arrival.
Visit the town of Fredericksburg, just 12 miles away, and get to know the local culture through museums and historical sites. Each weekend there is some type of festival (car shows, crafts, and many others). In August, the Gillespie County Fair is held each summer and hosts a variety of events, including horse racing, bull riding, and much more! Known for its peaches, try a wide variety of peach infused foods, such as jams, ciders, ice cream, and more!
Take a chauffeured tour bus on US 290 to 17 award winning vineyards and wineries, before enjoying 44 wine tasting rooms throughout Fredericksburg, which is best known for their wineries and peaches.
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans and skillets, blender, wine glasses, kitchen towels, hot pads, cream and sugar for your coffee and/or tea, tea kettle, air conditioning, central heating, in-unit laundry machines, mud room, wireless internet access, 2 flat-screen 50" Satellite TVs, 4 en-suite bathrooms, thermostat in each bedroom, brooms and a vacuum cleaner, large deck, gas BBQ grill, incredible valley views, and much more
- Fantastic Fredericksburg location! Enjoy easy access to local wildlife, outdoor recreation at Enchanted Rock State Park, downtown, county fairs, and a multitude of wineries.