Fredericksburg, Texas is a haven for wine lovers, foodies, and outdoor adventurers—but it's also an incredibly dog-friendly town! If you're planning a weekend getaway to Fredericksburg, don't leave your four-legged family members at home: we've got the perfect Fredericksburg itinerary for you AND your dog. READ MORE>
If you have never been to Enchanted Rock, you are missing out. Enchanted Rock is the largest natural granite outcropping in the U.S. The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It's a fantastic place to hike, backpack and rock climb. All Seasons Downtown Retreat is the perfect place to stay while exploring the park.
How does an evening of staring up at the beautiful night sky of Texas sound to you? If it sounds intriguing and relaxing, we suggest you join a "Rock Star" Gazing Party at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. It is a great addition to our "What Would Joe Do?" list of things to take in around Fredericksburg, TX. The days are starting to get a little longer which means spring is waiting around the corner for us. Even though the nights can still be a little cool, this time of year provides some incredible views of the night sky.
The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area can be found on Big Sandy Creek, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg. It opened as a state natural area in 1978 and is now a National Natural Landmark that draws in over 250,000 people each and every year. You can see an abundance of wildlife and plant species - it is truly a treasure for locals and visitors to this part of Texas.
One of the neat events Enchanted Rock puts on is called "The Rock" Star Party. Visitors can have the chance to join an enthusiastic group of sky gazers. See various stars, far away galaxies, and planets such as Jupiter and Venus. You will be led by local, amateur astronomer Eddie Hrncir who will share his wealth of knowledge and answer any questions you may have about the vast heavens above.
2014 Dates: Future dates will be announced, stay tuned to the park's website
Where: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Cost: Visitation Fee: $7.00 for persons 13 years and older
* Contact: Doug Cochran at (830) 685-3636
This special event will offer our guests at The All Seasons Collection the chance to do something unique and see the sky of our beautiful Hill Country in a whole new way - watch for upcoming dates, book an overnight with us and don't miss out on exploring this one!
There are usually two types of people: those that plan ahead and those that live life by the spur of the moment. There are definitely times when "failing to plan is planning to fail," but there are also incredible memories to be made by living life spontaneously and "moving when the wind blows."
Whether you plan ahead, or like to do things at the drop of a hat, the Wine Lovers Trail event on Wine Road 290 is something you will not want to miss. Wine Road 290 is an association of 13 wineries along Us Highway 290 near Fredericksburg, TX. These wineries in the heart of the Texas Hill Country are surrounded by countryside as beautiful Italy or France. It is also the second most visited wine region in the United States so it goes without saying that these wineries are offering some of the best wine around.
All year long these 13 wineries team up to provide some fantastic events and the Wine Lovers Trail is just one that will start February 6th, 2015 and go on until February 22nd, 2015. This will be a perfect reason to come and visit the Fredericksburg area and on top of the wine tasting you will find a host of fantastic restaurants try, antique shops to explore, and outdoor fun to take part in. This trail event is geared to those who love wine and with it taking place in February, it happens to be the perfect outing during a Valentine's getaway with your sweetheart.
A couple's ticket costs $60 or an individual pays $35. Your ticket includes a delicious box of chocolates from Texas Hill Country Wineries, a complimentary tasting at each winery along the trail with a limit of 4 per day and you receive a 15% discount on three bottle purchases.
Your $60 couples ticket or $35 individual ticket includes ONE box of Wiseman House Chocolates from Texas Hill Country Wineries, a full complimentary tasting at each winery with a limit of 4 wineries a day and a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases. The average tasting fee at one winery is $9 so this is an incredible opportunity you won't want to pass up.
Make your wine tour complete with a stay at an amazing bed and breakfast property with The All Seasons Collection. Our list of properties includes a modern downtown retreat, a gorgeous cabin, a wine country cottage, Victorian mansion, and more. View each of our accommodations and book online or contact us at (800) 775-3197 for further information. See you on Wine Road 290!
Some of us prefer to stay on the straight and narrow but it is a great idea to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile and try new things. Nurturing a sense of adventure keeps us young and we can all use that right? The area of Fredericksburg, TX is a great play to explore and try new things and Enchanted Rock State Park is the perfect place to start.
The Enchanted Rock area is simply stunning and a wonderful place to walk and hike but we wanted to share with you different options for rock climbing. Rock climbing is a challenging sport to tackle but it can be exhilarating and perhaps something you just may fall in love with once you try it.
If you are a beginner looking for an expert guide to show you the ropes, one group to check out is Rock-About. The guides with Rock-About have helped maintain Enchanted Rock since it was opened to the public and know so much about the land and its history. During your climb you will be educated on the geography of the park, the best tactics to "leave no trace behind," and the fauna and flora that can be found along the way. They provide tours that are safe, fun, and very educational.
Another company you can contact is Texas Climbing Adventures, a rock climbing guide service that has over 25 years of experience in central Texas. Whether you have never set a foot on a rock or have years of experience behind you, their guides will provide an exhilarating adventure and help you gain the most from your experience. You will learn proper techniques, safety procedures, education on the area, and a great deal of encouragement no matter how high up you are able to climb. Their Rock Climbing 1: Enchanted Rock course is specifically designed for beginners and includes all of your climbing hear plus light snacks and cold drinks! They have a one day option or a two day, where you can learn rappelling as well.
If you are looking for something fun to do outside at a place that will offer stunning views and adventure, try rock climbing at Enchanted Rock. Make it a weekend getaway and stay at a luxurious bed and breakfast with The All Seasons Collection. We have properties in a styles and sizes to suit your taste and group. View each one and book online or contact us at (800) 775-3197 for further information about a certain bed and breakfast or the area of Fredericksburg.
If you have a special someone, we are sure love is always in the air but Valentine's Day is just an extra excuse to show that person how much they are loved and to go out and enjoy a fun day or evening together. We have found some great events happening around Fredericksburg for this special day so pick your favorite and plan a romantic getaway!
Valentine Vines at Texas Vineyards & Beyond - Enjoy "Honey Wine for Your Honey" where you can meet the owners of Rohan Meadery and get an autographed/personalized bottle for gifts or simply to remember your special time in Fredericksburg. Event will be February 13, 2016 from 1-6 pm.
Valentine's Jazz on the Lawn at Pedernales Cellars - Taking place February 13, 2014 from 1-5 pm. Sit back and relax on the Pedernales deck with your choice of wine and listen to live jazz by Phil Grota and his trio. On February 14, 2016 they will also be offering pairings of their world-class wines with international gourmet chocolates from noon-5pm.
Art and Vino Painting Class - If you want to explore your creative side, we encourage you to take in the "Couple's Valentines" painting class at The Yellow Door Studio. Bring a favorite bottle of wine and enjoy learning how to recreate a masterpiece. It will be on February 13, 2016 from 5-7 pm and the cost is $45 per person.
Fredericksburg Chorale "Dialogues & Dances" - On February 13, 2016 starting at 7pm, enjoy an informal concert featuring new compositions, poetry, and improvisations at the Hill Country University Center.
Valentine's Dinner at Becker Vineyards - Held February 13, 2016 in the Lavender Haus Reception Hall, this dinner will pair delicious dishes with Becker Vineyard wines. Reception begins at 6pm with dinner at 6:30 and reservations are required.
All of our gorgeous properties bring luxury and romance to any getaway - book a Valentine's Day getaway online today and don't forget to enhance your stay with chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fondue or flowers for your loved one.