Ab Butler's Dogtrot is a two-story log cabin built in 1800 on the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Used during the Civil War as a hospital, and occupied until the mid 1990's, the house was brought to Texas and re-built. Located 4 miles from Main Street, Fredericksburg, Ab Butler's Dogtrot stands in a rural setting amidst oak trees inhabited by deer, squirrels, and birds. Marschall Creek meanders to the left of the house and gives visitors an opportunity to explore a hill country creek. Inside the cabin are two distinct suites, each with a living room, wood burning fireplace, upstairs bedroom with king size bed, and private bath with a Jacuzzi. Central heat and air conditioning, a full breakfast, primitive antiques and decorator fabrics offer guests the opportunity to be pampered in a romantic setting. Featured in two national magazines, Ab Butler's Dogtrot provides a hospitable environment in which guests may explore a historic property, be nourished by the simplicity of country life, and have an opportunity to restore body, mind, and spirit.
Marschall Creek Suite has a downstairs living room with a wood burning fireplace, hint of a kitchen, and a front porch equipped with rockers. Upstairs is a king size bed and private bath with a regular size Jacuzzi tub. The suite is done in designer fabrics with antiques throughout and provides a comfortable place to spend a few days resting in the fresh Hill Country air.
Cumberland River Suite is one-half of a 200 year old dogtrot from Kentucky. The suite has a front porch with a swing, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and hint of a kitchen, and an upstairs bedroom (king size bed) with a private bath and a Jacuzzi tub. Designer fabrics are used throughout, as well as antiques appropriate to the period of the cabin.
2.4 on April 29, 2012
Quiet and peaceful. Lighting for reading is poor. Coffee service is skimpy. Bed is great. Shower is adequate but could be better.
4.0 on June 25, 2010
We spent one night at the cabin after a day of driving, shopping and sightseeing. The cabin is well away from activity. It was very quiet and relaxing. It was nice to be removed for awhile from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world.
4.8 on April 23, 2009
My husband and I stayed here for our 3rd Anniversary. When we arrived, there was an appitizer and wine to welcome us. Breakfast for the next morning was in a mini refrigerator with heating instructions for the small oven. I liked this because other B&B's we have stayed require you to be up and dressed and eating breakfast at a set time. This way, we had our privacy and were able to eat at our leisure. The breakfast was great! It is a nice property with plenty of space for a nice riverside walk and solitude. It was nice to see the deer roaming the property on our walks, also.
5 on June 24, 2007
I would to bring my 4wheeler to use in trailers if possible.There will be no property damage. It will be just my wife and i.I would like if this would be allowed? I completely understand if it is not.
Countryside, Small town
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
From San Antonio: Interstate 10 to Comfort, 87N from Comfort to Main Street, Fredericksburg. Left on Main, Right on Llano Street going 4.1 miles to Triple Creek Rd. and turning right. Go 8/10 mile to Ab Butler's on the left. From Austin: Hwy. 71 to 290 to Johnson City and then to Fredericksburg. 290 and Main Street are the same in Fredericksburg. On Main Street go Right onto Llano Street and go 4.1 miles. Turn right on Triple Creek Rd. and go 8/10 mile. Ab Butler's is on the left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Admiral Nimitz Museum and George Bush Gallery, Luckenbach, Texas 12 miles away, Herb Farm, Enchanted Rock to climb, Beautiful public Golf Course, Wildseed Farm, largest grower of wildseed in world, LBJ state park and tours of LBJ's property, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
, Front Porch with rockers, swing, Spring fed creek in back of house w. swing, Pastoral setting in the country with deer, birds,, Appetizers for the first night, Horseshoe pits, Croquet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, all marked activities are within 20 miles., Six vineyards nearby, Antique shopping, Rock climbing, Great tubing in summertime, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
Nan and Robert Mosley
1 Dog , Gypsy (golden retriever), host Others
Green Chile Strata
Green Chile Strata is a wonderful egg and ham dish made with tortillas, monterrey jack cheese and green chilies.