Back Forty of Fredericksburg

457 Bob Moritz Drive , Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA (Show map)


Wake up each morning to the comforts of home, and enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your room. Linger over second cup of coffee under live oaks at the edge of Baron's Creek while you watch the Peruvian Pasos in training. Or reflect on your day's events while watching the sunset from the herb garden patio with the fragrance of lavender in the air. A continental plus breakfast is included with our Guest House, French Cottage, Bunkhouse and Sunday Haus, while the Texas Size Suite comes with a freshly made full breakfast. We now have a European Spa Center available to guests. It includes a pool, hot tub, an old world sauna, and massage room. A massage therapist is available by advance reservation. We are also offering Care Packages, which are either 2 day or 3 day. They include many amenities, including massage, barbecue, welcome wine and cheese and flyfishing.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

What a great place. . . a step back in time

5 on August 17, 2017

And sooo peaceful. This is our forth stay . . only place we would want to be when we go to Fredericksburg. We love our privacy..not huge signs advertising "our desire for privacy". Facilities are clean and well kept. Owners are wonderful people but don't over power you with interruptions. Have sent friends and family members here too . . when they ask for suggested B&B, get-a-ways. A & L, Southlake, Texas

Can't wait to return!

5 on June 16, 2017

This was an awesome visit that you can't beat. GREAT fishing, very close to the main town area, and we will think of this B&B first when we return to central Texas.

A step back in time!

4.6 on June 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I wanted to do a mini vay-cay out of the Austin area and since we were both born and raised in Germany, I suggested we go to Fredricksburg, only about two hours up the road. We figured we just get a hotel room when we got there but when we got there apparently all hotel rooms were booked. At the visitors center, a lady suggested the Back Forty B&B. She said the owners were really great. So we called. Patricia was super nice and helpful and fast. it is a nice property ducked off just past a normal residential neighborhood (which is where we thought we might be staying at first. Finally, we make a left turn and start going down a dirt and rock road and I started to feel like I was going back in time. BEAUTIFUL property. The lake, the huge trees, the pool, the cottages, the horses! We parked and walked into our French style cottage and instantly felt at home. Patricia took the time to tell us about the property's history, which is fascinating. We look forward to coming back and enjoying more time in this delightful and enchanting place. This would be a great place for a honeymoon or a wedding too. The backdrop is perfect. Theresa "Raey" and Isaiah

German family visiting Fredericksburg

3.8 on April 23, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Back Forty in Fredericksburg. Being a family with a little kid there was plenty of things we could do on the premises. Fishing at the lake, watching horses, although horse back riding would have also been possible. The view from the cottage was stunning and it was really quit. Patricia took care of our breakfast and we can wholeheartedly recommend this B&B.


3.8 on April 21, 2017

At first had to adjust to difference from a hotel - but after just a few hours - I began to love the peaceful atmosphere , beautiful views, and friendly owners and staff. I had trouble getting wifi but it turned out to be a great thing - we talked , ate-drank wine ,enjoyed the stars . No crowds like hotels. Location was close to Fredericksburg shops . Mrs.Collins brought us homemade muffins in the morning -the best. Recommend you try if your wanting to chill and slow down.

When in the area again, we will plan to return to this location.

4.0 on February 02, 2016

Thanks to the outstanding staff at this location. Their teamwork was exercised and in great form when put through the questions to accommodate me during recent stay. Let begin with Patricia who greeted us upon arrival and immediately began answering questions providing suggestions for parking. Additionally, she ensured that our bags were delivered to our room and ice. "Mr.___ we were waiting and expecting you." This was a great feeling and reflected the atmosphere of this location. The kindness extended over above and beyond at this location was exceptional!! Umbrella was provided for walking to restaurant which was much needed in the rain. The leadership team must be commended for their efforts in employee morale and customer service satisfaction. I was impressed and recognized this was their normal operation with everyone taking pride in their roles. When in the area again, we will plan to return to this location.

“Beautiful Hotel with great staff”

4.0 on February 02, 2016

This was a great hotel to stay at. The hotel is beautiful. The staff is outgoing, friendly and really understands the word service. Although we were unable to be at the hotel a long time, I believe it would be a place I would consider going back to.

Girls Nite Inn

5 on September 23, 2014

I had the best time, great place and wonderful owner. Would go again

we had a great stay!! despiteTripadvisor scaring us

3.4 on September 09, 2014

My boyfriend and I planned a last minute trip to Fredericksburg for Labor Day weekend, so most of the B&Bs were already booked. We booked the Back40 after reading good reviews on the Airbnb website, but we got really nervous after we checked Tripadvisor's many negative reviews for this place. We pretty much were expecting to hate this place, but our stay went really well! We stayed in the Sunday Haus cabin, and it was very clean and comfy when we arrived. Our only complaints were that the wifi didn't work at all (we like to watch a movie before we fall asleep), the king bed was two twins pushed together (like the reviews said), and the breakfast was just store bought pastry (but we personally didn't mind that at all)...other than that we had a great stay!! It was so close to Main St.. so that was really helpful! We're already thinking of planning a trip to go back to the Back 40 with our friends in the winter.. Neither my boyfriend nor I had ever been to a B&B before, so maybe that's why we were okay with a store bought pastry for breakfast...and I can imagine that the place would be better if the water wasn't dried up, but regardless we had a great stay..we used the large green grass behind the cabins to play croquet (that we bought at Walmart). It was a great, peaceful, romantic getaway spot, and we loved our trip!

Back Forty - June 2013

4.0 on September 09, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Back Forty in June of 2013. The accommodations were charming and the hosts were gracious. The property has a lot to explore (Horses, Goats, Ducks, Water, Dogs, etc) and is very conveniently located. The home-cooked breakfast was amazing on both days and we woke to pleasant sunlight. I enjoyed the slower paced lifestyle and Hill Country charm. We would most certainly stay again. This is NOT a large corporate-run hotel chain so one should not expect a Holiday Inn - but that is why we stayed here!

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Rooms & Rates

Guest House

The original rock barn that was built in 1860. Cozy cottage with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, small kitchen, full bath and loft bedroom with queensize bed. Private rock patio overlooking the narrow channel of the lake. Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Texas Size Suite

Spacious suite in a wing off the main house. Fireplace, cable tv, queensize cedar post bed, private bath. All done in a southwest motif. Can accommodate up to four people. Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

French Cottage

Spacious cottage with cathedral ceiling in the livingroom, small kitchen, full bath, and loft bedroom with kingsize bed. Porch on the front and view of the small lake in back. Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Sunday Haus

Your own little house with cathedral ceiling and fireplace, small kitchen, full bath, and loft bedroom with kingsize bed. Hill country murals decorate interior. Large porch on the front, and watch the deer graze in the evening! Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165


Secluded, rustic apartment with full kitchen, large livingroom with franklin stove, private bath, and bedroom off the livingroom. All done in a cozy 'cowboy' motif. Guests can fish in Baron's Creek or hike the forty acres. For an additional fee bring your favorite pet! Breakfast is all put in before your arrival, strudel, bread for toast, juice, fruit, coffee, and milk. Lots of room to bring your favorite snacks or food to cook. Great covered porch overlooks the creek!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $165

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country


San Antonio, TX (SAT)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horse races, Live music, state parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Spa, Apartment, Ranch

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Spa , fishing, swimming pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Spa Center Services, Flyfishing instructions, Day long Llano river trips, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends two days
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Half of total reservation



Patricia Collins

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Both Continental

  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Picnic table or patio, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive picnic lunches

Signature Dish

Pecan Pancakes