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Keidel Inn - Clara's Suite

Rates: $199 - 299

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Address: 403 E. Main Street , Fredericksburg TX 78624 - view map

Sleeps: 4 - 6 |  Bedrooms: 3  | Bathrooms: 1

Amenities

  • Spacious Two-Story Suite
  • Ca. 1900's Historic Home
  • Incredible Main Street Location
  • Walk to Museums, Shops and Restaurants
  • 3 Upstairs Bedrooms (two with king bed, 1 with 2 twins)
  • Private Bathroom Upstairs with Tub/Shower Combination
  • Kitchenette with Microwave, Mini-fridge, Coffee Pot and Fixin's
  • Large Living Room and Dining Room Downstairs
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Cable TV in All 3 Bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Courtyard Patio Area
  • No Daily Housekeeping
  • Continental Breakfast

Children | Pets | Smoking Policies:

  • No Smoking
  • Children Welcome (All Ages)
  • No Pets Please

Rate Details:

  • $299.00 Double Occupancy (2 people)
  • $199.00 Weekday Special (Sunday - Thursday...2 night minimum*)
  • $35.00 each extra person after 2
  • Maximum Occupancy: 6

*Click here to see which weekdays are excluded from special pricing.

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Clara’s Suite - Full Description

History meets luxury...and location...at the Keidel Inn and Gasthaus. This premium property is located on Main Street only steps from the main shopping district. Take a stroll to the Nimitz Museum just across the way or enjoy an evening walk to the best restaurants Fredericksburg has to offer. The main building in front on Main Street is the Keidel Inn, offering two luxury suites, the Clara Suite and the Emily Suite. Just behind the Inn is the Keidel Gasthaus.

Of course the charm of this property goes way back. Keidel Inn and Gasthaus is located on a large lot in Fredericksburg that has been in the Keidel family for well over 100 years. The Gasthaus was built originally facing Main Street and on the very north part of the property. It was the first home of Dr. Victor and Clara Stieler Keidel after their marriage on June 13, 1909. Behind the house stood a screened in large kitchen separated from the wood frame home for safety reasons.

In 1928, the Gasthaus was moved to its present location in order to build the Spanish style home that now houses the Keidel Inn. Two historic oak trees stand near the southwest corner of the main house and mark the spot where the first surveyors of the new city of Fredericksburg buried their tools so when the settlers arrived the following year they would have them to start the construction of their new homes. They built a campfire over the spot so Indians and other travelers would not be able to tell that the soil had been disturbed. The Keidels were a prominent family of physicians in early Fredericksburg and served the community for over 150 years. The property is owned by a granddaughter of Victor and Clara and is being operated as a B&B by a great grandson.

Clara's Suite is possibly the grandest suite of all offering three bedrooms upstairs (2 rooms hold a king bed, the third holds two twins). The charming bathroom upstairs offers a tub/shower combination. Downstairs you will enjoy a large living room, dining room and foyer with impressive stairway. Enjoy morning coffee on the fabulous garden patio by the fish pond. Or take a stroll in the evening to any of Fredericksburg's fabulous Main Street restaurants. If you're looking for space, luxury and location, Keidel Inn - Clara's Suite is the place for you!

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Reviews for Clara's Suite

Such A Lovely Time

We just had the pleasure of staying at Keidel Inn and Gasthaus this past weekend for a Bachelorette Party. I rented out the entire house for a group of 10 girls. Not only was the place so beautiful but it was in such a great location (walking distance to everything)! When we arrived Friday, Jeff the owner was there and stopped what he was doing to give us a tour of the property along with the history of the house which was so nice. All the beds were so comfortable and the house overall was amazing. I would definitley stay here again and recommend this property to any group. Thanks for such a lovely time!!! Melissa Melissa (Guest)
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The Keidel Inn is a major attention grabber

We stayed at the Keidel Inn with 9 women for a bachelorette party and had a fabulous time. I can’t find enough good things to say about the house. If you like an older home with lots of history, then this is your place! Overall, the house itself was in immaculate shape. The interior has been updated where necessary but most of the old charm still remains. The house was extremely clean, organized and stocked with all our basic needs. There are plenty of bathrooms for 9 people and the common areas are conducive to a large crowd. At some points, we had as many as 16 people stopping by for drinks and the kitchen was plenty big to host. The house owner was more than a pleasure to work with. He is very much available at anytime and on the flip side, doesn’t demand that he oversees the weekend. He brought us breakfast for the whole stay and did not return, although if he had, we would have been fine with that too. Prior to the stay, I was able to communicate with him directly and ask all questions. The house does not have any sort of radio, CD players, so something to keep in mind. However; that was no problem for us. He also tells you the history of the house, which I found fascinating. Fredericksburg is such a charming place. We rented a limo and toured wineries. For dinner we ate at Silver Creek, Hondos, West End Pizza and Sunset Grill. All were excellent choices. The management at Silver Creek was top notch. The Keidel is a major attention grabber. If you are looking to host a party and want to impress your guests, this is it!  Kathryn Kathryn (Guest)
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Pleasantly Surprised

The property is very nice and I was pleasantly surprised. The pictures do not do it justice. The downstairs is large and open, which is great for a gathering of many people. The beds were very comfy and the heating worked well. I would stay again!! Carmen & Amelia (Guest)
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What a great place for Girls Weekend

What a great place for a girls weekend! Twelve ladies loved this property! Great detail. Super comfy beds. Dining table large enough for all of us to play card games. Breakfast was much more than we expected. Loved being able to walk to shopping, food and wine shops! Cant wait to come back next year :)  (College Station) Shawna (Guest)
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Keep Coming Back

Ever since staying at the Keidel Inn three years ago for the first time, we keep coming back. It is great to have a group of people so you can rent the whole house and the guesthaus. Recently, we just rented the guesthaus in the back and it was wonderful. The bedding is very nice and the people who run it (Jeff) could not be nicer. They treat people like family. The location on Main Street across from the Pacific War Museum makes it convenient to everything. It is a historical building, lovely and inviting. The fence around it, the large lawn and the patio in the back truly must have made it the most elegant home in the town in the past. The interior of the home is beautiful - wood floors, thick walls, solid walls. The flow of the downstairs, with the dining room, living room, kitchen make for an inviting place to stay. It can hold four people downstairs, six people upstairs and then four people in the guesthaus. the first time we stayed here, we rented the entire home and guesthaus. We were so surprised when we opened the refrigerator and there was milk, orange juice, oranges, and breakfast burritos. On the counter were muffins, bananas and apples. Then, a couple of days later, he refreshed the milk and brought homemade apple struedel and large cinnamon roles! We did not need to leave the Inn for breakfast, that is for sure. We particularly love the kitchen in this old home, which has an old built-in icebox. It is not functional, but really a beautiful piece. The kitchen is fully functional and we have had meals in the dining room and on the patio - cooking in the kitchen and grilling outside. We recently stayed here in December and rented the downstairs and upstairs, only using two of the bedrooms upstairs. It is so nice to get up in the morning and meet your family in the kitchen (if you rented the downstairs). We came back two months later and rented the downstairs, which includes the kitchen, and the guesthaus. We did not have access to the dining and living room with this because that goes with the upstairs if you rent that part and not the whole house. We have stayed here four times over the past three years and we will surely stay here again when we bring friends and family to the hill country. Room Tip: If there are only two of you, the guesthaus if perfect. If you have atleast 8 people, rent the entire house or whole property.  (Ft. Worth) Teresa (Guest)

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We hope you are making plans to be our guest at Absolute Charm Luxury Bed & Breakfasts where our aim is to give you that perfect Texas Hill Country getaway you are seeking.  Whether you are interested in spending the weekend with us or taking a longer vacation, we know the charm of Fredericksburg, Texas will captivate you. Please acquaint yourself with our Policies below.  We look forward to having you as our guest!


Check In Instructions & Directions:

Check in is at 709 West Main Street, which is a beautiful historic rock building right on Main Street on the west end of town. The sign in the yard says both "Tea Rose Quilts and Gifts" and "Bed and Breakfast Reservations". Look for the five king sized quilts prominently displayed in the yard; you can't miss us! Just park in front and come on in!

If arriving after 6:00 p.m. (or 5:00 p.m. on Sunday), you will find a box on the front porch containing an envelope with your name, map, receipt and keys to your suite/cottage. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Cancellation Policy:

For your protection and ours, we ask that ALL cancellations be made in writing. Simply respond to this confirmation and request your reservation to be cancelled. Your cancellation request will be handled in one of the two following ways:                                 

  1. Any cancellation made 10 days or more in advance of your arrival will only be charged a $35.00 cancellation fee per suite/property. The deposit you made at the time of the reservation (minus this cancellation fee) will be refunded to the same credit card we originally charged.                                                                                                    
  2. If you cancel your reservation fewer than 10 days before your scheduled arrival, a $35.00 cancellation fee will be added AND the remaining balance will be charged to the card on file. If someone else reserves the room for the same night(s) that you have reserved, your card will be refunded all monies paid minus the $35.00 re-booking fee. If you have purchased travel insurance you may submit a claim to Travel Guard for the amount you are responsible for in the event of a cancellation within 10 days of your arrival.

We will email you a Cancellation Notice for your records once your request has been processed.


Packages / Spa Cancellation Policy:

Pampering Packages or Massages must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance or you will be charged the full amount. Please help us respect our vendors by giving ample notice should you need to cancel.


Group Reservations Policy:

We are often asked if we offer discounts for groups who book all of one property. We do not offer such discounts, and in fact, we are sad to say we have had a lot of problems with groups in the past. More times than not, when groups have rented the entire Inn on the Creek, Queen Anne, etc., guests have actually taken food from our chef's refrigerator that was intended for the next morning's breakfast and have said, "Sorry, we raided the fridge last night; but we wanted a snack!" or "We looked around and found your candy stash and ate it all!" Groups almost always drink heavily and leave liquor bottles all over the property leaving our housekeeping team with double or triple the normal housekeeping load. It may seem that renting the entire building is "doing us a favor," but we almost never have a vacancy on a weekend and would have rented each room regardless. Accordingly, we expect groups to behave as individual guests do. We welcome respectful groups but are not looking to book these fine propeties to partiers. Please feel free to enjoy the full use of the facilities, enjoy the hot tubs, play cards in the common areas, etc. However, we ask that you treat these historic properties, not to mention our wonderful chefs, with the respect they deserve. If items are taken from the refrigerator, furniture moved throughout the property, excessive trash left around the premises, etc. a minimum charge of $50.00 per room will be charged to each member of the group's credit card. If items are broken or otherwise destroyed, the charge will be more than $50.00.


Payment:

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Orders, Cash and Absolute Charm Gift Certificates purchased from Absolute Charm. You will be required to hold your reservations with a credit card deposit.  Your credit card will be charged upon check-in. If you are arriving after 5:00 p.m. (4:00 on Sundays) your card will be charged the balance and your receipt placed in your envelope with your map and key.


Security Policy:

Your payment and personal informatino is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.


Rates:

  • Quoted are for single/double occupancy including breakfast.  Applicable taxes will be added to the rates quoted. Additional persons beyond 2 will be charged $35 per person per night in accordance with what each property lists on its description page.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

Taxes and Fees:

The State of Texas and City of Fredericksburg impose 13% lodging tax on every stay. In addition, Absolute Charm charges and retains a 3% fee in exchange for the services we provide in facilitating your transaction. There is no additional fee for booking your reservation by phone versus booking online.
 


Breakfast: 

Will be provided at each property in accordance with what is listed on that property's page.  Please check the property's page for information on the breakfast you will receive.


We do not allow:

Moving from room to room for purposes of determining the length of your stay.  For example, if you stay one night in one room and then move to another room that does not qualify as a two-night stay for purposes of receiving a weekday discount.  As you can imagine, housekeeping costs skyrocket when rooms have to be completely cleaned from scratch daily.  If you would like to move rooms during the week, you may do so but will NOT receive the weekday special price.  If you choose to move rooms on a weekend due to your preference, you may only do so with a $35.00 per move fee to cover additional housekeeping costs.


 

  • Smoking is limited to outside only. A $200 cleaning fee will be added to your bill if you smoke inside the room.
     
  • Hot Tub Rules:
    • If you leave the lid up or off after you leave the hot tub, the tub will fill with leaves and debris and will need to be completely drained.
    • If the weather is hot, guests often choose to lower the temperature while they are in the tub. That is fine, but you MUST raise the temperature when you leave as the tub cannot stay below 98/99 degrees for long (body temperature) before bacteria begins to grow.
    • NEVER, ever put any type of bubble bath or oils in the hot tub. The tub makes bubbles via the jets. Oils or bubble bath will cause the tub to have to be drained immediately.
    • Finally, PLEASE remove all makeup and body lotions/oils before entering the tub as well so it will stay clean and nice for everyone. A layer of disagreeable scum will appear in the tub if you enter it wearing makeup and/or oils.
    • A $75.00 hot tub cleaning fee will be imposed if these rules are broken and we have to drain the hot tub during or immediately after your stay. We do not want to do this, so please help us keep the hot tub nice for everyone.

 

  • Bedwetting and Other Damage Fee: If you bring children, or anyone, who wet the bed there will be a $50.00 fee per bed which has been wet. Also if sheets are ruined by spilling wine, coffee, blood, etc. on them a $50.00 fee will be charged to cover a portion of the cost to replace each set of sheets ruined. This type of destructive behavior should not be passed on to our legions of well-behaved delightful guests. Thanks for your understanding.
     
  • Children and pets are allowed at some of our properties, but only if it is specifically mentioned on that room's page and on the Amenities<Pets page from the top tool bar. Please call us if you need guidance on which rooms will allow children and/or pets. There is a $35.00 per pet per night fee at each property. This fee covers standard cleaning up after your pet(s). If your pet(s) cause any damage to the room or its furnishings, you will be charged the cost of the damages incurred. The fee for bringing an undisclosed pet is $200. No exceptions.
     
  • Children, if allowed (see above), ages 4 and under are free and accordingly will not receive breakfast. Children ages 5 years and older will be charged at the adult rate of $35 per person and will be provided with breakfast.
     
  • Lost Items: If you leave items in your room, give us a call and we will gladly send the items to you via US Postal Service via priority mail or overnight service...your choice.  You will be charged the exact amount the Postal Service charges PLUS a $10.00 handling fee to cover employee time. Items not claimed within two weeks will be donated to charity.
     
  • No split bills!  If you are sharing the fees for a room or rooms, please put the charges on one person's card and split the bill among yourselves.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but there is no time to divide fees and process several cards at the time of check-in.
     
  • Candles Not Allowed: Please Note: For your safety and the safety of all our guests, absolutely no candles are permitted to be used on any of our properties.
     
  • Privacy Policy: We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.

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