5 on January 20, 2015
I stayed at Among the Texas Stars and it was a lovely experience. First, the outdoor space is simply incredible. There are horses and cows on the property, along with deer that you can see in the background. I also saw lots of beautiful birds while I was there. And there were some very cute kitties running around, as well. Monica has set up lots of wonderful treats in the outdoor space, as well. There's a private hot tub for each unit, there are numerous lawn games (moveable disc golf baskets, horseshoes, etc.), a hammock, and a fire pit. We lit fires and roasted marshmallows several nights, which was lovely. And the stars! They aren't kidding -- if you're lucky enough to have a clear night, the stars are unbelievable. The inside of Among the Texas Stars is probably too small for anything more than two adults, but is comfortable for two. Do note that there is nowhere to put your clothing or luggage, so you may want to pack on the light side. The inside of the cottage is very cute and comfortable. There are plenty of cooking utensils, dishes, etc. Monica also leaves wood and equipment for starting a fire in the outdoor fire pit. The treats left by Monica were absolutely delicious! The cinnamon rolls and coffee cake were phenomenal! She also left eggs, milk, cereal, and several other treats. One thing to note: it is a bit tricky to find the cottage in the dark. Try to arrive before dark, so you don't struggle to see it! If you do arrive after dark, note that you have to drive about 500-1000 feet onto the property to find it (it isn't the cottage right after you go through the gate). All in all, I really enjoyed the ranch, and will definitely be back -- in fact, I've already booked again for next year!
4.6 on December 20, 2014
was an excellent get away.this place was better than i could have expected.was far enough away for great privacy yet close enough to everything.had everything you needed not to leave for anything.hot tub was great.host left great treats and homemade jellies.would highly recommend for anyone to stay here.already booked return stay for birthday next year.
5 on December 07, 2014
This is a great place to get away from it all! The owners have thought of everything to make you feel at home and enjoy total relaxation.
5 on November 22, 2014
This was the perfect romantic spot to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. The room was cozy without being cramped. The kitchen was stocked with everything we might need, plus a few extras. The location is so close to a few really nice wineries. Monica and Marc were incredibly kind and accommodating. The brownies and complimentary champagne were such a sweet touch. We'll definitely be back.
4.8 on November 19, 2014
Kitchen: Fully stocked to prepare pretty much anything. Provided by Monarc-Coffee, various teas, various hot cocoas, various instant oatmeal, eggs, milk, juices, yogurt, various cereals, blue bell ice cream, homemade biscuits, pumpkin spice cakes and jam. Condiments such as ketchup, mustard , mayo, butter and creamer in fridge. Living Room: Couch, loveseat, recliner, gas fireplace, large mounted flat screen, dvd/cd player, board games. Washer/Dryer - No soap or softener. At Among the Pecans Suite 2 - 2 bedrooms each with queensize beds, bathrooms, dressers. Large garden tubes in both with showers. Master has the walk in shower separate which is easier for elderly clients or those with mobility problems so that they don't have to scale the tub. Towels, hand soap, shampoo, shower gel provided. Winter bedding is very warm, sheets very soft. Only thing that didn't make it perfect for me was that the bed was too soft for me (I prefer firm to extra firm) but the mattress feels like quality. Outdoor patio with furniture, hot tub. Porch with rocking chairs. Large yard on even larger property. Hospitality was second to none, all emails and phone calls answered right away or promptly. Nine mile drive from shopping on main street, a strait shot when driving (not many turns making it difficult to find). Wineries and stores along the way. There is a Walmart between main street and Monarc if you are staying longer and need supplies. Pretty, quiet and peaceful place to stay, really enjoyed our time there.
4.2 on November 03, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The views were beautiful and it was SO peaceful and relaxing on the ranch. We brought our German Shepard and he had more fun running and looking at the wildlife. We will be planning another visit soon. We went the end of October and the weather was beautiful.Thank-you Monica.
4.2 on November 01, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for our 2nd wedding anniversary. The location is absolutely perfect! The bed and breakfast is located on a ranch out in the middle of no where. We sat on our front porch at night with a glass of wine and gazed at the endless stars. The only downfall to this bed and breakfast is that it is not your typical B&B. The owners stock your fridge with breakfast items like eggs, milk, and cereal, and you prepare your breakfast yourself. My husband and I like this concept because we are late sleepers. However, if you are looking for a B&B that delivers your breakfast to you, you may not want to visit this one. All in all, my husband and I will definitely be returning to Monarc Ranch.
While we do provide homemade baked goods left under the cake dome prior to our guests arrival and a fully stocked fridge, we are so glad that you noticed that we also provide relaxation and privacy. We do offer a full breakfast, but we also allow the guests to enjoy their privacy and wake at their leisure. .
4.4 on October 19, 2014
My husband and I spent a fabulous couple's weekend at the Monarc Ranch Bed and Breakfasts with two other couples. Everyone had a great time of relaxation and having the ability to cook our own dinner and sharing a nice outdoor fire on the patio under the country stars was the highlight of the weekend. Because of the house set up for Pecans Suites, I would highly recommend that you share Pecans Suites 1 & 2 with familiar couples or rent the entire house for yourself. Was a little awkward sharing part of the house with strangers.
4.6 on August 10, 2014
We stayed at the Among the TX Stars Cabin for 3 nights and loved every minute of it! Monica is extremely thoughtful and leaves wonderful baked goods and special surprises for her guests. The cottages are in the perfect location - a very short drive from wineries and Fredericksburg but, secluded enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. We will definitely look into staying here again!!
4.8 on July 26, 2014
We spent three nights at Monarch Ranch Among the Crepe Myrtles. The home is in the country but very convenient to the great Texas Hill Country wineries and Fredericksburg. We would definitely stay there again!
5 on July 24, 2014
I don't think I have enough words to express how beautiful and peaceful this place is. My entire family and I stayed at Among the Pecans Suites 1 & 2. There were 8 adults and 4 little ones and we had plenty of room. It was the most relaxing and special time for us. We enjoyed sweet breads, cookies, biscuits, and homemade jelly that was brought to us with a lovely smile and enthusiasm by Monica. What a wonderful person and clearly enjoys serving others! Everything was lovely and just WOW! Stocked fridge, snacks, ice cream in the freezer...just amazing! We saw all kinds of wildlife and just had the best time! Thank you for making our family vacation so memorable!
4.2 on June 26, 2014
Atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing, everything we needed was there for us, great vacation get a way!
5 on June 22, 2014
Couldn't have been more perfect! Oh how we enjoyed our stay at the Monarc Ranch! The baked goods were unbelievable and the hospitality! We didn't get to meet Monica but she made sure Mark got the goodies delivered! He was such a kind man! Made us feel like we were at home! Can't say enough about how wonderful it was!
4.0 on June 10, 2014
Among the Crepe Myrtles was ideally located to everything we wanted to do and see, mainly wineries and Luckenbach. Best bath tub I've ever had the opportunity to soak and relax in! Can't wait to return... such a relaxing weekend.
4.8 on June 08, 2014
5 on April 28, 2014
Great for two couples. We've been many times and will certainly be back. Love this place.
4.8 on April 24, 2014
Kudos on the baked goods we get with our stay.
4.4 on February 01, 2014
My husband and I stayed a few weeks ago in the "Among the Texas Stars" house. The owners were VERY nice!! The place is very secluded and a great spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The cabin is very small - just big enough for a romantic getaway for two. We really enjoyed the hot tub. I recommend staying here if you like the outdoors, and want to 'get away from it all'. It is not a lavish place to stay. We, however, are NOT lavish people!
4.8 on January 23, 2014
Perfect combination of country charm and luxury. The cottage (Among the Crape Myrtles) made you feel like you were walking in to your grandma's house in 1940--comfy furniture, soft quilts, farmer's sink in the kitchen. But then, there were the luxury touches that we've all gotten used to--plush bathrobes, bubble tubs in the bathrooms, a hot tub on the deck. The combination (as well as the fresh-baked treats that magically appeared every couple of days) led to an almost perfect stay. The owners of this property deserve to be very proud of the services they are offering. Note--the property is about 10 miles from downtown Fredericksburg, but don't let that scare you off--it is an easy drive, and, if you are winery-touring as part of your trip, the property is very convenient to many of the wineries listed on the Wine Trail map.
5 on December 02, 2013
Spent Thanksgiving weekend and had a fabulous time. To us being able to enjoy the fire pit and wood stove was great. The walks and seeing all the abundant wildlife was a plus. Shopped downtown Fredericksburg and Wildseed nursery, great time. Also checked the wineries which are abundant. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing time. Come back FOR SURE
4.8 on November 21, 2013
Fantastic getaway to relax and unwind. We were able to take our pet with us. We knew that we were in the right place when he settled immediately in the house. Just a short drive to all of the attractions that Fredricksburg can offer. Then when the day is done we could go home and sit back and relax to a fine glass of wine from the wineries that are abundent in the area. The hot tub is a plus. We will return for sure. Easy check in and out. Homemade bakery items were a special touch!
Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are so glad to know you enjoyed our little cottage. The homemade goods were made from scratch, so I am glad they were enjoyed as well. We hope you do return and appreciate all the wonderful words. Thank you for choosing Monarc Ranch B&B's
5 on November 21, 2013
loved every min. We stayed at the B&B. House was great and cats were entertaining. Hot tub made every night better, and all the snacks were great too!
4.6 on November 12, 2013
This cabin was exactly what we were looking for for our Honeymoon; somewhere quiet to disappear and unwind after the wedding. It was exactly what we needed! The breakfast foods provided were incredible: from farm-fresh eggs to made-from-scratch biscuits. The location was incredibly convenient, just an 8 minute drive into town. But when you're out there, it feels like you're the only person on earth. Don't expect too much from the hot tub on the patio. It had trouble getting up above 96 degrees, and some of the controls were broken, but that wasn't a deal breaker for us. We would still highly recommend this cabin. Monica and Mark have put together something really special, and we look forward to our next stay with them.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us while you were celebrating a wonderful occasion. We have taken your words on the hot tub into consideration and decided to replace the hot tub. We have a brand new one in place of the old one with new controls and it heats perfectly. We hope you will return in the future to enjoy it! Thank you for you beautiful review and we hope to see you again soon.
5 on November 12, 2013
Thanks to Monica and Marc for having such a fantastic B&B!! The cabin so cute and had everything we could have wanted. The view was great. Was super quiet. And the homemade brownies were absolutely delicious. Thanks so much and we definitely plan on coming out again!! :)
4.8 on October 31, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at this B&B out in the country. It was very relaxing to sit in the hot tub and watch deer during the day and the heavens full of stars at night. It had all of our favorite treats and a nicely stocked refrigerator which allowed us to make our own breakfast and enjoy our stay at the cabin longer.
5 on September 12, 2013
This was the best vacation we have had in years! The b&b was so peaceful and relaxing. We have definitely found our home away from home. Monica's attention to detail was aparent through out the house. The baked goods were made from scratch and fantastic. The huge tubs in each bathroom and the super large hotub on your own private deck were amazing. The house is set on seculed acerage so at night you can see the stars while relaxing in the hotub. We loved it, will definitely be back and we have already been telling our friends and family about "Among the Crepe Myrtles." We are so glad we found this place.
5 on September 02, 2013
It is always great to find a place that exceeds ones expectations, the come from reading reviews and looking at pictures. Often you find that reality is a far cry from the nice pictures, Among the Crepe Myrtles is not the case.....well worth it!
4.8 on September 02, 2013
We were looking for a b&b near Fredericksburg and we were very lucky that Among the crepe myrtle was available. The house is so beautiful and well kept, breakfast in the fridge, home made cake and the jacuzzi. Texan skies look marvelous! The surroundings are also beautiful, path to the river, horses and cows. For us traveling with three children for some days washing machine and dryer were the perfect complement. Living in Europe I know it is difficult to say that we'll be back, but if our destiny takes us to Texas again we know where to stay!
4.2 on August 28, 2013
Great check in/check out procedure. Keyless entry was a plus. Beautiful, well maintained accommodations. Especially enjoyed the view from the front deck. Lots of wildlife to watch. The blueberry coffeecake waiting for us when we arrived was a real treat and really good.
4.8 on July 22, 2013
We rented the entire house (Among the Pecans) for 6 adults. It was very comfortable! The host/hostess supplies all that you could possibly want, including the seasonings! We played games in the evenings that they provided, and had a blast. The porch rockers and swing were so nice to enjoy the evenings, and we also were able to view a beautiful night sky full of stars. Hope to be back in the Fall or Spring when it's cooler and we can enjoy the outdoors.
4.6 on July 12, 2013
Very pleasant and secluded. Comfortable bed, well-stocked pantry, refreshing hot tub. Convenient to many Hill Country destinations. And thanks for making our late arrival easy. Highly recommended. Robert Silvey, Berkeley, CA
5 on July 09, 2013
Couples getaway! Great romantic getaway in Fredericksburg!! Monica was great and very hospitable!! Definitely will stay again!
5 on July 09, 2013
By far my favorite cottage to stay at in the area so far - my husband and I have stayed at 5 and my sisters and I visit for the Holiday Wine Tour and have stayed at three other homes. I've already told them that this Christmas we will be staying at Among the Crepe Myrtles because I adored my stay at Among the Texas Stars! What made it stand out?? Lets start with the personal touches the hosts left - homemade biscuits and jam, ice cold milk in a bottle and a full stock of snacks and breakfast items. In addition, she made us a homemade chocolate cake (Divine!!) and left a bottle of champagne in honor of our anniversary. How thoughtful!!! The room has a stove/oven, full size fridge, iron, blow dryer, tv with satellite and a CD player equipped with relaxing music. There's a canopy bed that's even draped with lights - very romantic! The romance doesn't end there .... We took that bottle of champagne and sat under the Texas Stars in our two person hot tub :). We even got to watch the 4th of July fireworks from there - awesome!! Location-wise, this cottage is perfectly situated off 290, close to Luckenbach, Fredericksburg and Johnson City. Close to many wineries! My husband and I both loved our stay here and will definitely return.
5 on July 08, 2013
We rented both joined units and really enjoyed the living space. Clean and well furnished. The baked treats were an awesome surprise. We invited other family members to join us on the property one evening and all were really glad to have some romp around time in the large yard area. The dogs really appreciated having a fenced area to play in rather than the tyical leash only scenario. We were about 10 minutes from Fredrickburg so access was excellant. We definately recomend this property when vacationing in the area.
5 on July 08, 2013
A very nice place to stay close to the winery's! It was a perfect place to come back to!
4.6 on July 04, 2013
This is a great place for couples and families alike. It is very secluded and the house is decorated in a way that allows you to think you've stepped back in time. We were far away from the lights of the towns, yet conveniently located near many of our favorite wineries in the area.
4.0 on July 01, 2013
We loved our stay at the ranch! It was quiet, clean, relaxing, and home-like. We were a little disappointed by the red wasps around the hot tub area daily. They didn't sting but just flew around everywhere. We also killed quite a few insects inside the house like scorpions and spiders. The daily pastries were great, but we somewhat expected that the milk, eggs, and other items provided in the refrigerator would be replenished and they were not. Overall, we would still go back!
We leave a substantial amount of eggs, milk, and juice, but occasionally the guests run out during their stay. If they call us, we bring them over immediately. We leave wasp spray outside for emergencies and I would have been more than happy to come over to exterminate them. We hope you will come back and stay with us. Don't forget to call if you need anything at all.
4.8 on June 29, 2013
Among the pecans was wonderful! It was beautiful and so charming! Beautiful HUGE bathrooms and comfortable accommodations! The private hot tub was so nice and relaxing! We have already decided to return to celebrate our anniversary And cannot wait! Only thing is we wish the baked foods had been replenished...they were homemade and delicious!
5 on June 28, 2013
We had a wonderful time. The owner thought of everything an took good care of us! We often stay in properties like this one in different parts of Texas, but the attention to detail at Monarc Ranch is unparalleled. It is always a pleasure to work with this owner. The property is beautiful and the location is perfect! We will stay here again!
4.0 on June 23, 2013
We stayed at Among the Crepe Myrtles for two nights for our anniversary. The property is secluded and relaxing, and the house is perfectly suited for the ranch it is on. We enjoyed the fresh baked goods left for us, as well as chocolate covered strawberries and champagne left for us by the owners for our anniversary. We enjoyed the local wineries by day and the large deck and hot tub at the house by night. We would highly recommend this house for couples and families alike.
5 on June 18, 2013
It was peaceful, very clean, and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again!
5 on June 15, 2013
I booked a weekend stay at Monarcranch's "Among the Texas Star's and from the very start from booking, certain discounts, home made baked goods, champagne and even home made Wild grape Jelly these guy's made our stay one to allways remember, my wife and I have found our home away from home, we are still giddy over the attention paid to make up confortable and I can honestly say when planning another stay in Fredericksburg it will Monarcranch or nowhere. Riley Stevenson:)
4.2 on June 13, 2013
Thanks Monica!!! The ladies loved it. They liked the rooms, the tubs in the rooms, the hot tub outside, the swing-chair, the rocking chairs, and the atmosphere. We enjoyed the Among the Pecans suites during our stay June 7-9, 2013.
4.2 on June 11, 2013
Very cozy and romantic cabin, with great personal touches to help guests feel at home. We would love to visit again!
5 on June 10, 2013
My wife and I travel extensively through the Texas Hill Country and find that Among the Crepe Myrtles is an outstanding value in terms of both price and amenities-----5 star accomodation----1st class all the way.
4.6 on June 08, 2013
Quiet, quaint, little cottage on a ranch. The private hot tub and fire pit were perfect for relaxing and getting a little time away from all stress and hustle and bustle of everyday life. Was the perfect place to spend our anniversary.
5 on June 02, 2013
My husband and i stayed here for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! We had a full kitchen, grill, firepit, hammock, hot tub, and porch swing! The hostess was extremely pleasant and her baking skills should be advertised as outstanding! The perfect place to stay! Deer everywhere and a great little cabin about 10 miles outside of fredricksburg!
5 on May 29, 2013
My sister and I got my parents a two night stay for their 32 wedding anniversary. My parents loved it and really enjoyed the weeked at the cabin. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery.
5 on May 29, 2013
5 on May 23, 2013
Loved it. In the middle of no where, but close enough to town. Quiet, serene, secure and VERY PRIVATE! Loved the litte barn with the candle light and hot tub. We would definately stay again and was everything as advertised.
5 on May 22, 2013
Perfect get away for couples and families alike! Very peaceful and relaxing without missing modern ammenities. Monica provides extra touches that make you feel like you're staying with great friends. Will definitely return!
5 on May 16, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it could not have been any more perfect. It was such a beautiful place. We enjoyed sitting out on the porch or on the swing in the evenings. Enjoyed the hot tub as well. So close to Fredericksburg and just a great place. We will definitely be back again.
5 on May 14, 2013
Monica made our 50th anniversary very special with the cake with the gold sprinkles and champagne in a bucket candle, the bottle of champagne and of course all the delicious home baked goods. It was the honeymoon we never had and it was like heaven on earth. She definitely "has it right". Out of this world for special occasions and great for quiet relaxing get aways.
5 on May 09, 2013
Best trip I ever had!
5 on April 29, 2013
We celebrated our 29th anniversary at Among the Texas Stars and we cannot overstate how wonderful our stay was! From the charming cabin to the amazing baked goods to the banks of the Pedernales we felt like we had found our little piece of paradise!! We have taken little getaways for our anniversary every year and we rarely go back to the same place because there is just so much to see and do....but we will absolutely return to the Monarc Ranch B&B....soon and often!!
5 on April 01, 2013
I have stayed here multiple times....love all of the properties....and Marc and Monica are the BEST!!!!!! Will never stay anywhere else.......
4.2 on March 01, 2013
My wife and I stayed at Among the Texas Stars and loved! It was relaxing, secluded, and romantic. It was a lot of fun and I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiant getaway.
5 on February 06, 2013
Everything about the Among the Texas Stars cabin screams private, romantic, get-a-way!. The property is gorgeous! And the owners are great! All of the little ammenities, like the treats left by the owners, the hot tubs, and the charm of this place just makes it that much better! And everything you need is there. I would highly recommend Monarc Ranch to anyone who would like to visit the Hill Country and have a relaxing get-away!
5 on January 30, 2013
Great place to get away from the busyness of city life
4.6 on January 25, 2013
The bed and breakfast was outstanding. Loved the privacy and the homey feel.
5 on January 19, 2013
We had a great stay. Very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub, having a fire in the fire place, and a delicious breakast each morning. We would definitely recommend Monarc Ranch to our friends.
5 on December 25, 2012
My wife and I enjoyed the stay at Monarc ranch. We will be back for another romanic stay! Very happy with the whole experience!
4.8 on October 19, 2012
Loved this place!!! Very quiet and relaxing! Beautifully decorated. Everything was so well thought out. It's home away from home!!