About the property
- Cottage560 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
Parker 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 and large walk-in shower which includes a relaxing rain shower overhead. The bathroom has a toilet closet, for additional privacy.
You’ll find the separate living area 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 Bunn coffee maker to brew locally roasted coffees from our friends at Ranch Road Roasters.
Upon arrival, you're pantry will be stocked with homemade banana nut bread as well as yummy 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 brick patio overlooking the pasture, with our horse and sheep grazing in the distance. The patio provides beautiful sunset views -- the perfect spot after a long day of shopping or wine tasting! There is also a small, clean-burning fire column on the patio.
Parker House has everything you need to make your stay comfortable, including Roam toiletries, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
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.
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)
Darla + Mike Smith
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 six 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming Cozy Cottage
Outlot 21 is about a 7 minute drive from downtown historic Fredericksburg, so close to amenities but far enough away that you feel like you’re out of the bustle. There's a row of pecan trees in front of the three cottages, with goats and horses that were grazing in the field behind us each day, plus lots of deer sightings along Live Oak Road. There's plenty of privacy and space between the cottages, we saw other cars but were never bothered by noise or disruption. There were so many sweet details: Christmas decorations, the bowl of fresh clementines on the table, the vase of lilies, tulips and evergreen we were greeted with (and was refreshed after 2 days), the homemade banana bread and granola. The layout of the living space is brilliant, with sliding doors to conserve space and lots of windows. There's an ingenious little kitchen area made to look like an old Hoosier cabinet with a built-in sink, teapot, coffeemaker, plenty of dishes, and a mini fridge. The location is ideal for Fredericksburg and all the Hill Country has to offer.
Colleen - thank you for the wonderful, thoughtful review! You touched on some details that are really special to us, so we appreciate that you enjoyed them as well!
We thank you for choosing Outlot 201 and hope to see you guys again soon!
Darla + Mike
Perfect in every way
What a wonderful stay we had! This property is perfect in every way. Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and every detail thought of. Delicious banana nut bread, yogurt, and granola were an added bonus! Owners were so kind. We’ve definitely found our new place!
Everything was perfect...was decorated so cute, was fresh/new and was Very comfortable! It was just far enough to feel like you are out in the country, but a close 5 min. drive to town! The owner was very friendly and the breakfast provided was delicious~ yummy banana bread, granola, yogurt, juice/milk, etc. Highly recommend this place! Would definentely visit again!
Thanks so much for staying with us! We hope to see you back soon!
This was our third time staying at the Outlot - we have now spent time in each of the 3 houses and we can attest that they are all fantastic! We always love catching up with Darla as well. Can't recommend these properties and this host highly enough!
Thanks so much for visiting again, Lindsay! And, thank you for bringing your family with you!
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Anniversary get away
Me and my wife loved this little cottage. The attention to detail was perfection everything was clean and we has banana bread, granola, orange juice, yogurt and coffee waiting for us. Its nice and quiet so you get a good view of the stars from the back patio. It is only a 5min drive to main st from the house. I highly recommend this rental.
Thank you, SCOTT!
We appreciate you spending your anniversary with us -- we hope to see you guys again soon!
We loved our brief stay! Very peaceful surroundings with sheep grazing in nearby pasture. House was quaint and cute. Banana chocolate chip loaf was delicious! Thanks for having us!
Thanks so much for staying, Brandon! We hope you'll visit again soon.
Additional pricing information
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.