Erbstuck Ranch

1039 Welge Lewis Road , Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA (Show map)


The Erbstuck homestead, a working ranch, now offers its completely restored log and rock home, circa 1850, to guests as a Hill Country getaway. Guests will find country serenity with a historical ambiance. Visitors can get a true glimpse of pioneer life while enjoying antiques, western decor, and a nice collection of western art. The owners, descendants of the original settlers, will be happy to share the history of the homestead if requested. Our Champion Angora goats, other livestock, wildlife (deer, birds, rabbits, fox and coyotes), and wide open spaces complete the Erbstuck experience. Located only twenty miles from Fredericksburg, this country setting is the perfect complement to a day in town. After enjoying shopping, dining, wine tours, etc. remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city to a quiet evening outside overlooking the seasonal creek behind the house, and later, unsurpassed star gazing.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Girl's Weekend Getaway

5 on May 16, 2017

Four of us spent a lovely weekend at Erbstuck Ranch. The B&B is a separate house on the property and has a really fascinating history. The house is charming and has every amenity you could want or need - comfortable beds, a wonderful back porch with rocking chairs, a creek and fire pit. Each morning a delicious breakfast was provided as well. It was fun to visit the goats and llama and a sweet little dog who join us on the back porch for a little cheese and conversation. We pan to make Erbstuck Ranch an annual sabbatical in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Great Girl's Weekend

4.8 on May 16, 2017

Four of us spent a lovely weekend at Erbstuck Ranch. The B&B is a separate house on the ranch and has quite a fascinating history. The facilities were charming and a delicious breakfast was brought to us each morning. The back porch, complete with rocking chairs, has a lovely view of the back yard with a stream and fire pit. Our hosts were gracious and attentive, and we plan to make this an annual sabbatical to the beautiful Texas Hill County.

Unique and peaceful family getaway!

5 on April 02, 2017

Our family of four (kids ages 5 and 2) booked a weekend getaway from Austin, and Erbstuck Ranch exceeded all our expectations! The porch was so peaceful, the house is impeccably cared for and full of history, and the hosts were incredibly accommodating. My kids loved meeting all the animals, walking along the creek, and having smores by the fire. Jane offered the perfect combination of privacy and hospitality and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. One thing to note about the layout of the house is that the bathroom and the bedroom with the bunk beds are accessed from the back porch. It's a short, covered, private walk outside, but the bunk bedroom isn't ideal for very young children since it's separate from the rest of the house. With that in mind, I'd highly recommend this house for a unique and memorable getaway for kids and adults alike!

Wonderful Retreat

4.4 on March 31, 2017

My family spend the weekend here as a getaway from Austin. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the serenity and peace of the property. Jane was a wonderful hostess and make the most delicious coffee cake! We will be back soon!

A beautiful house on a private living ranch!

5 on March 20, 2017

This is our second year back to this BNB. We love the ranch, love the house, love Jane, the owner, love the dog, goats, lama, deers, horse, etc. And mostly this time, we fell in love with the baby Gretel - a sweet baby goat. I always like to explore new places, so I rarely like to visit the same place twice. But Erbstuck is an exception. We (my husband and me, my daughter 10 and son 6) love the peaceful life on the ranch, being woke up by bird chirping. I love drinking coffee at the porch while kids went crazy feeding the baby goats. These are the most beautiful goats! They are super clean and friendly. My kids had a great time feeding them. First night we arrived, we were served fajita meal. Ted, Jane's husand was so kind to get us some nice meal after a long day journey. They know we always arrive late and we don't have energy to go out to eat. Much appreciated it! The driving on the ranch and in and out of the ranch, we will see lots of deers, cows, donkeys, skunk, road runner, emu, etc. I felt that I am in a safari. if you come in Spring time, tons of baby deer and baby cattle. Mostly, Jane made the best coffee cake, My kids said that it is the best breakfast they have ever had. It made me very sad being their mom. lol. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. There are three bedrooms, one queen, one king and the third bedroom has two sets of bunkbeds, which can sleep 4, so this house comfortably sleeps min 8 people.

Girls Roadtrip

5 on October 25, 2016

We all very much enjoyed our stay at Erbstuck Ranch. The accommodations were comfortable and roomy and the décor in keeping with the interesting history of the house. Our hosts were most gracious, helpful and informative. We enjoyed visiting with them and learning about the Angora sheep and their other critters. Look forward to another visit when in the area.

Erbstuck Ranch stay - 5/6-5/8/16

4.6 on May 13, 2016

A great place to get away from it all! Awesome restored home, great surroundings and wonderful breakfasts that were provided each morning. I've already recommended it to friends and family!

We loved it so much, plan to return!

4.8 on March 30, 2016

This is a very nice working ranch. Your rent the house, but felt like that you rent the entire ranch as there is only one guest house at the ranch. Hiking on your own pace along the small creek, their dog Henry will sometime showed up and followed you. We enjoyed our stay and wished that we stayed at minimum of 3 nights. The house is nice and clean, bed is very comfortable and beddings are new. We have enjoyed chatting with the owner about her kids - the baby goats, and loved help her feeding the animals. My 9 year old and 5 year old had so much fun holding the baby goats, and playing with the owners dogs. The owner also allowed us to feed her animals, we loved it. We felt like home with the owners so kind and friendly. In the evening when it gets dark, you will see the stars. We lit the camp fires, my kids enjoyed the smore's and we, adults, enjoyed resting, chatting with the owner. It was very relaxing. The next morning, woke up and saw the horses, hearing the bird chirping. you have the fun with animals, you will also be able to enjoy the quietness and get very relaxed. On the way in and out of the ranch, we saw deer, turkeys, emu, road runners, and even skunks The only thing I don't like is the bathroom which is not assessable from the master bedroom. But the bathroom is very nice, so it did not bother us much.

Fantastic hideaway!

4.4 on March 25, 2016

We loved the location and it's remoteness. Perfect for a nice quiet weekend. Jane, Kyle, and Ted were awesome. A beautiful home in a wonderful setting. A great place for two couples or a family to go.

A lovely weekend in the country

5 on July 06, 2015

Every nook was a story that unfolded as we stayed here. So graciously and thoughtfully decorated, memories that we always cherish. Special thank you to Kyle who was the perfect host. We felt cared for every minute. Breakfast was yummy and the beds were heavenly!! Good luck and best wishes! We look forward to returning back soon to make more memories.

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Rooms & Rates

Erbstuck Ranch

Our B&B has three bedrooms: one with a king bed, one with a queen bed, and one with two sets of twin bunk beds. Each room is private. Our guests will enjoy high quality pillow top mattresses and designer linens. Bedrooms have lamps for nighttime reading, flashlights, and light blocking shades. Indoor comfort is maintained by central air and heat and outdoor sounds are muffled by the home's thick walls. Our guests will enjoy an incredibly refreshing night's rest! We only book one party at a time, so each reservation includes the entire house. Listed rate is based on double occupancy. Additonal guest rate is $30 per night per person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

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San Antonio, TX (SAT)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Ranch

On-site amenities

Outdoor grilling, Parking, Wi-Fi , Full kitchen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Star Gazing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1, 2 on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 8-14 days prior to the arrival date will be charged for one night of their reservation. Cancellations made 7 or less days before the arrival date will not receive a refund.
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Jane Smith and Kyle Miller

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About the innkeepers

Jane Smith, a retired teacher, moved to the family homestead in 2009 and founded Erbstuck Ranch. Quite a challenge it was as the ranch had been unoccupied for over 20 years! Since her arrival, many improvements had been made, including the restoration of the rock house, which is now the bed and breakfast. In 2015, Jane's son Kyle Miller relocated as well to continue the restoration efforts and run the ranch. The original pioneers would be proud of their descendants' accomplishments.

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  • Time Served: Guest's preference
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Loaded Breakfast Tacos
Our delicious home prepared tacos include two eggs, two pieces of bacon, cheese and salsa wrapped in a fresh tortilla. A perfect way to start your day in the country!

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