Keidel Inn - Emily's Suite

Rates: $149 - $229

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

Sleeps: 4 |  Bedrooms: 2  | Bathrooms: 2


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  • Ca. 1900's Historic Home
  • Incredible Main Street Location
  • Walk to Museums, Shops and Restaurants
  • Spacious 2 Bedroom Suite (1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed)
  • 2 Bath Suite (1 with Tub/Shower Combo, 1 with Shower Only)
  • Full Kitchen 
  • Cable TV in All Bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Hot Tub and Courtyard Patio w/ Gas Fire Pit and Charcoal Grill Shared with Clara's Suite (Charcoal Not Provided)
  • No Daily Housekeeping
  • Continental Breakfast Left in Your Suite Prior to Your Arrival
  • Off-Street Parking

Children | Pets | Smoking Policies:

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

Rate Details:

  • $229.00 Weekends (2 people)
  • $149.00 Weekday Special (Sunday - Thursday) *Two-night minimum
  • $35.00 each extra person after 2
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
    • Rates are subject to change

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Emily’s Suite

History meets luxury...and 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 Fredericksburg bed and breakfast by a great-grandson.

Emily's Suite is the charming downstairs suite offering two bedrooms (1 king size, 1 queen size) and two baths for extra privacy. You will also enjoy a comfortable sitting area and full kitchen. Enjoy morning coffee on the courtyard Patio w/ a hot tub, gas fire pit and charcoal grill Shared with Clara's Suite. 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 - Emily's Suite is the place for you!

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Great House and Yard!

Great house and yard - the kids loved climbing the tree in the back lot. Thank you! The Littman's (Mansfield) (Guest)
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Great House!

Great house - We enjoyed our stay. Wedding weekend. Thank you. The Watters from Atlanta, GA (Guest)
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Walked Everywhere!

Enjoyed our stay. Great location - walked everywhere. The Patio & hot tub were very nice. Cunningham's (Sugarland, TX) & Corbin's (Richmond, (Guest)
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Our 4th Time Here!

Cold & rainy. Perfect intro into Christmas! Everything in the house is perfect. The town was in the spirit. Especially enjoyed walking the strip & eating at Andy's. Great time once again! Our 4th time here. PS We love the house Jeff! The Warren's from Georgetown, Texas (Guest)
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Great location for girls' get-away

With a group of 6 friends, we rented both suites in the main house. There were plenty bedrooms, bathrooms, parking space and relaxing areas. The kitchen was large enough for several to be working at one time.The back patio was our favorite visiting space. The refrigerator was stocked with milk, oj, breakfast casseroles and fresh fruit. Delicious cinnamon rolls greeted us on arrival. Best of all was the location. We were able to walk to restaurants, galleries and shopping. We all agreed we would recommend Keidel Inn to others. Sarah V. (Guest)
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Wonderful Couples Weekend

Wonderful couples weekend. Perfect location for shopping & the wine trail. The firepit was perfect for sitting outside with wine. The Lisles' (Coppell) & The Van Gundy's (Dallas) (Guest)
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Excellent home and perfect location!

First of all, we are a group of women that have been getting together for the last twenty years plus. We are from all over Texas so we move around to different areas for our "BAMMS" weekend. The stay at the Keidel Inn was absolutely wonderful! We loved the homey feel of the house, the bedrooms were nice and comfortable, the kitchen was spacious for gathering, the fireplace in the family room made the family room very cozy and the outdoor fireplace was wonderful! In all, everything was perfect. Of course, having four bathrooms and six bedrooms was an added comfort for us. We would come back anytime and we probably will! Thanks Jeff for all your help in making our weekend a joy! Carol S. (Guest)
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Location Is Perfect!

Had a great couples weekend getaway! Loved the house (especially the back patio & hot tub). The location is perfect to enjoy the Main Street Fredericksburg experience. The Berak's from Austin & The Carpenter's from Hun (Guest)
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Just Perfect!

We had such a great time! The accomodations & breakfast were superb. Will stay here everytime & will recommend to others. Just perfect! Lori from Southlake (Guest)
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Such a beautiful historic home and property

Such a beautiful, historic home & property. A wonderful weekend getaway for my husband & I. It was perfect walking distance for all of the shopping. We got to meet Jeff & he told us all about the house. We will be telling our friends about the property. Thank you. Brent & Carolyn (Guest)
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“Fantastic ... the house and the location”

We are a group of 6 men that like our own space at the end of the day that rented the entire property and to the person no one was disappointed in the accommodations. The listing and pictures did not do the property full justice - it is so much more! The breakfast that was provided was a very pleasant surprise. I missed that in selecting this property. If you want a great place to stay that is close to downtown and one of the top rated museums in the country that is located just across the street then go no further - you have found the place. A great place to come and enjoy the evening sitting outside on the patio or if you want a large living area with TV that you and your family/friends can sit back and enjoy. It not only meet six different peoples expectations it exceeded them. The place was clean, well kept and had a great balance between its historical past and the present. Would I come back ... in a heart beat! Thanks Jeff for all your insight, the history lessons on the house and Fredericksburg - we all appreciate it! You have a super place and I hope one day in the future we will again meet! Bobby G from South Carolina (Guest)
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We rented this house for a friends getaway to the hill country and this house was marvelous. All the rooms were huge with very comfortable beds. It is located right on Main Street, so we walked to all the great shopping and dining downtown Fredericksburg. House has lots of history and we got to chat with the owner/caretaker, which provided a great background/history of the house. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio area and enjoying beautiful February weather. All in all a great experience, I would recommend to all!!! Michael H. (Guest)
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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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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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A great week of cycling & relaxing in this lovely home away from home! (9 day stay) - Ontario Joe, Sue, & Friends (Guest)
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Stopping here was an afterthought as we passed through Fredericksburg - how we realized Angels guided us here! What a beautiful place! Thank you - we will never come through here again without stopping at Emily's Suite for the night! - Abilene, Texas Don & RuthAnn (Guest)
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We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our tour of the rest of the grounds. Knowing a little of the history of the house made it more memorable. - Longview, Texas Charles & Dot (Guest)

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We hope you are making plans to be our guest at Absolute Charm B&B and Vacation Rentals, 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!

Arrival Instructions & Directions:

CHECK~IN: 4:00 pm    CHECK~OUT: 11:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: You will not go directly to your suite or cottage for check-in, but will instead come to our reservation office located at 711 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX, Arrival packets may be picked up from the Express check-in station set up on the front porch here at our office beginning at 3:00 pm. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please come inside and speak to one of our friendly staff.

LATE ARRIVALS: If arriving after 6:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on Sunday), you will find a lockbox on the front porch of our office at 711 West Main Street containing a packet inside with your name on it (the lockbox code will be in your confirmation email). Your packet will contain a map to your suite or cottage, keys if needed, parking instructions, and information about Fredericksburg. Your B&B’s homeowner contact information will be provided as well in case you need anything during your stay. 

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If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, we encourage you to review our Cancellation/Move Policies below. If you have purchased travel insurance you may submit a claim to Travel Guard by calling 800-827-0471 and giving them Absolute Charm's Travel Insurance Code #255770.

Cancellation/Move Policies:



Please read policies below to determine which cancellation policy applies to your reservation

For your protection and ours, ALL cancellations MUST be made in writing via email, by responding to your confirmation. Your cancellation request will be handled in one of the following ways:

Group cancellation policy:

* ANY request to cancel or move your reservation for the properties listed below must be submitted 30 days or more in advance of your arrival date, At 30 days and within you are fully responsible for the ENTIRE amount of the reservation. 

*Cancellation requests submitted 30 days or more in advance of your arrival will only incur a $35.00 cancellation fee per property and the deposit (minus the cancellation fee) will be refunded to the same credit card we originally charged 


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10 day cancellation policy:

*Cancellation requests for properties that do not fall under the Group Cancellation Policy mentioned above, MUST be made 10 days or more in advance of your arrival, within 10 days of your arrival date you are fully responsible for the ENTIRE amount of the reservation.

*Cancellation requests submitted outside of the 10 day window will only incur a $35.00 cancellation fee per suite/property, and the deposit you made at the time of the reservation (minus the cancellation fee) will be refunded to the same credit card we originally charged. 


Any request to change rooms, and/or reservation dates will result in a $35.00 move fee pursuant to the policies above.

We will email you a Cancellation Notice for your records once your request is 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.


Some of our properties include breakfast in the form of a voucher/certificate, a continental breakfast or full breakfast for each day of your stay.

Please check the property's page for information regarding the details of your breakfast.


All properties are quoted for single/double occupancy including breakfast (if applicable). Taxes (city and state) and processing fees will be added to the rates quoted. Additional guests beyond 2 will be charged $35 per person per night. 

All properties require a two night minimum stay. Some of our properties allow for a one night stay during the week (Sunday through Thursday) but at the higher weekend rate. Moving from room to room for purposes of determining the length of your stay is not allowed. 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.

One night stays may be booked online or feel free to give us a call (866.244.7897) or send us an email ( anytime, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Children and Pets:

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 Kid Friendly and/or Pet Friendly page. Please call us (866.244.7897) if you need guidance on which rooms will allow children and/or pets.

Pets, if allowed (see above), 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 per night/per pet. 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 $35.00 per person and will be provided with breakfast. Again, not all properties are able to accommodate children so please double check the page of the property you are choosing to see if children are allowed.

Group Policies:

Some of our properties allow small parties or gatherings, all guests must be current guests with Absolute Charm ($35.00 fee per guest applies). If you are intending to have a bachlorette, anniversary, birthday or other party/gathering, we must receive written permission from the homeowner in advance.

Group party size must be confirmed 10 days prior to arrival.

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. 

You agree that any loss or damage to the property will be billed to your credit card by Absolute Charm. Guests are financially responsible for any damages done to the B&B or any of the property’s contents. Any excess cleaning will be billed to your credit card at an hourly rate of $25.00.


A few of our properties are able to accommodate VERY small weddings, only with advanced notice and permission of the homeowner. There is a non-refundable facility use fee of $1,500.00 plus a $500.00 damage/cleaning deposit. The damage/cleaning deposit will be refunded after the wedding as long as there is not any excess cleaning required. This applies to any type of wedding, rehearsal dinner, or wedding reception.

$200 Fines Will Apply For The Following:

          1) Undisclosed Guests:

Our rates are based on double occupancy meaning the rates shown are what we charge for either one or two people. After the first two guests, we charge an additional $35.00 per person per night. We understand that plans do change, so just please be SURE to let us know immediately if your party size has changed from what you originally indicated. If it is determined that you have brought more guests than originally indicated, a $200 fine per guest will be incurred and will be charged to the card on file for the reservation.

          2) Undisclosed Pets:

Pets are only allowed at a few of our properties, and only if it is specifically indicated on that room's page. Some rooms also have weight limitations on pets. For those rooms that do allow pets, there is a $35.00 per pet, per night fee. Whether or not the property actually accepts pets, a $200.00 fine per pet will be charged to the card on file for the reservation if you bring an undisclosed pet(s).

          3) Fine for Smoking

Smoking is NOT allowed inside any property as all of our B&B's and Vacation Rentals are non-smoking. Smoking inside ANY Absolute Charm property will result in a $200 fine, which will be billed to the credit card on file for the reservation.

         4) Candles Not Allowed:

Please note: For your safety and the safety of all our guests, absolutely no candles are permitted to be used in any of our properties. Damages to our rooms or violation of any of our policies, including those shown above, will result in a minimum $200.00 fine.


You agree that any Loss or Damage to the property will be billed to your credit card by Absolute Charm. Any excess cleaning will also be billed to your credit card at an hourly rate of $25.00.

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 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 Linen 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. Accidents do happen; we simply ask you to reimburse the owner for your accidents that cause out-of-pocket expenses.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Money Orders, Cash and Absolute Charm Gift Certificates purchased from Absolute Charm. At the time of booking, you must pay for half of the reservation minus the taxes. If you are making a reservation within 10 days (30 days for group properties) of arrival then your entire balance must be paid in full.

You agree to authorize Absolute Charm to charge the remaining balance due to the credit card on file 10 days (30 days for group properties) before your arrival date. If card declines, you forfeit your deposit and your reservation is subject to cancellation. If you would like the remaining balance to be charged to a different card, it is YOUR responsibility to contact us with the new information prior to the deadlines above.

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. 

Security and Privacy Policies:

Your payment and personal information 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.

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.

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 5% 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.

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.

Absolute Charm is not responsible for any items left behind.


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