Palo Alto Creek Farm

231 West Main , Fredericksburg, TX 78624 USA (Show map)


This wonderful pioneer farmstead is nestled in the hills just outside Fredericksburg, along the flowing waters of Palo Alto Creek. Palo Alto Creek Farm retains all of its original buildings, providing a visual timeline from 1854 when this farmstead was first settled by German immigrants Peter and Christine Itz and their 6 children. The oldest son Karl later raised a family of 9 children here on the farmstead. The farm remained in the Itz family for more than 100 years, providing a home for 5 generations of the family. Palo Alto Creek Farm continues to offer the hospitality of a time gone by.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.0
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Fantastic Getaway

5 on March 08, 2016

Palo Alto Creek Farm was the perfect blend of rustic, hill country escape and stylish modern amenities. From the adorable cabin (we stayed in the Hideaway), to the lovingly prepared breakfast, to having the opportunity to talk directly with the owner and learn more about the Farm's history-our stay could not have been more personal and rejuvenating.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for your stay in The Hideaway at Palo Alto Creek Farm. We appreciate our guests and are always glad when we have the opportunity to visit with them during their stay. We also appreciate the feedback from reviews. We strive to provide a relaxing, rejuvenating escape from the stress of everyday life. We have 8 new baby kid goats on the farm right now! They are delightful to watch. We hope you will choose to come for another stay at Palo Alto Creek Farm.

- Carter Schildknecht (innkeeper)

New B&B Experience

4.4 on October 24, 2012

We stayed in the "Hideaway" at Palo Alto Creek Farm from 10/20-10/22. This is not your traditional B&B. There are no hosts to greet you and you may or may not see other guests. However, everything you need is in your room. We had cookies waiting for you us when we arrived. They were passed down the family from the owner's grandma. It was a sweet touch. There was fruit in the fridge, muffins, kolaches, breakfast tacos, juice, cereal, milk, etc. The property is peaceful and we felt like we had it all to ourselves. We loved the feel of staying in the country but being only 5 minutes away from Main St. The "Hideaway" is the smallest of the cabins but it has an AMAZING wrap around porch. I'm only giving "service" three stars because we didn't actually see anyone. But like I said, we had everything we could think of. This was an amazing place to stay for the weekend.

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

, On-site spa services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, spa services, live theater, wineries, historic museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No If you are a smoker, you will be more comfortable elsewhere
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes The Itz is well-suited for children 12 years and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: We hope you don't have to cancel your stay at Palo Alto Creek Farm; but, if you should cancel within ten days of your confirmed arrival date, and we cannot rebook your reservation, you will be subject to the lodging charges for your entire reservation. If you cancel at any other time there is a $30.00 charge. Early departures will be charged for the whole amount of their reserved stay. No-shows will be charged for the whole amount of their reserved stay.
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Resident Pets

Goats & Cattle

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: Guest room

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