The hushed murmuring of waterfalls and koi ponds can be heard even before passing through the ivy-clad walls of the entrance. The warm glow of string lights illuminate the path leading off to the right, meandering around the courtyard to seven intimate 19th century log cabins. Sheltered below the wild pomegranate, rose bushes, and cypress trees it’s easy to forget that State Highway 16 is just beyond the trees.
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Cotton Gin Village Will Take You Away
Since 2001, the Cotton Gin Village presents those wishing to experience Fredericksburg and the surrounding towns with the ideal bed and breakfast lodging experience. The highly-acclaimed Cotton Gin Village is just 3 miles from the boutiques on Main Street, five minutes from the vineyards of Wine Road 290, and slightly further to legendary Luckenbach. Even closer, just mere steps from the cabin’s corrugated tin and cedar-planked front porch, is the award-winning Cabernet Grill where owner and Executive Chef Ross Burtwell works his Hill Country cuisine magic. Committed to an exclusively Texas wine menu expertly paired with locally farmed produce and artisanal fares, Chef Burtwell showcases true Hill Country flavor in every dish.
Including breakfast, which is delivered in a woven basket and hung from a wrought iron hook beside the cabin’s door. The freshest ingredients go into their breakfast tacos, quiches, kolaches, sticky danishes, house-made granola, and yogurt. Add coffee or tea provided in the cabin’s provincially elegant mini kitchen and living area with it’s cathedral ceilings, antiques, sandstone fireplace, and leather couch. Love the Hill Country Cuisine flavor? Don’t forget to grab Chef Burtwell’s cookbook in Cabernet Grill or one of the boutiques on Main. Or order one here.
After an energetic day of strolling down Main Street or hiking to the summit of Enchanted Rock, kick back with a glass of wine and watch the lightening bugs from the porch swing. If you prefer, soak sore muscles in the jacuzzi tub furnished in each lodging. Make sure to get a good night sleep under the hand-stitched quilts adorning the polished cedar beds. After all, there is so much more to discover.