Consider this your cordial invitation to enjoy country living at its finest at Block Creek B&B (formerly Somewhere in Time). Midway between Fredericksburg and Comfort and built around 1890, the original structure has been enlarged and updated. The remodeled kitchen and bathroom replicate the early 1900s style with a claw foot bathtub and pedestal sink. With modern conveniences, it has not lost the flavor of a time gone by, a time when the world turned a little slower.
5 on November 02, 2013
We have been to the Fredericksburg area many times and usually try different places, but the Block Creek B&B is going to be a repeat destination from now on. The 1890’s cottage was absolutely beautiful. Totally quiet, relaxing, and comfortable stay from the first minute to the last. It’s about 20 minutes South of downtown Fredericksburg, and then an “adventurous” 2 mile drive on a private dirt road (the road is well maintained, and my VW Jetta easily made it… not a four-wheel-only trip). Upon arrival we were greeted by Sharron and Larry and made to feel welcome immediately. On their recommendation we went to the Old Tunnel State Park just a few miles back on Old San Antonio Hwy to watch the bats emerge at dusk. Just a few hundred yards away from the tunnel is the Alamo Café, also recommended by Sharron and Larry. The Alamo is an awesome little burger joint ! They have lots of outdoor seating and live music on the stage out back. The burger was one of the best I’ve ever had… ever! Two people can easily split a burger and order of fries and leave full. Return to the B&B to enjoy a constellation light show while you share a bottle of wine on the front porch, or read a book in the comfortable living room. We were happy to be without TV, without phones… totally without any unwanted distractions. We fell asleep to the cricket’s song and woke to see deer grazing just outside our bedroom… two full walls of windows open to the private, wooded, hill country beauty. Just outside the cottage we sat overlooking the nearby pond with coffee and homemade cranberry bread, muffins, and fresh fruit… just heavenly. Sharron came down and joined us for some more pleasant conversation before we had to pack up and head back to reality. What a completely enjoyable stay we had, and we would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country
San Antonio, TX (SAT) 60 miles
From San Antonio take Loop 410 West to I-10 West. Drive to first Comfort exit. Travel across the Guadalupe River bridge, into Comfort, angle right at the Y to the stop light (the only one in Comfort). Turn right on Hwy 473, proceed approximately 5 miles and then 473 turn right. Do NOT turn here. Continue straight and the road becomes Old No.9. Drive another 5 miles +/- to Giles Ranch Road on the left, a wooden Hillingdon Ranch sign on left. Open gate, drive thru, close gate and drive 1.7 miles to the entrance on the left marked 123. Turn left here and proceed to the two story house.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Luckenbach, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, San Antonio, Bandera, Boerne, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Working Ranch, Farm
Telephone , Queen size wrought iron bed, Claw foot bath tub with shower
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Sharron and Larry Jay
Sharron enjoys taking cooking classes and is a master naturalist. Larry enjoys nature photography.