Idle Wild B&B

Rates: $99 - $149

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Address: 905 N. Orange Street , Fredericksburg TX 78624 - view map

Sleeps: 4 |  Bedrooms: 2  | Bathrooms: 1


  • Private Cottage to Yourselves
  • Convenient Location in Historic Neighborhood
  • 2 Bedrooms (1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed)
  • 1 Bathroom in Hall with Stand Alone Shower
  • TV in Den with Cable Plus DVD Player
  • Electric Fireplace in Den 
  • TV in Each Bedroom with Cable
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • “Kitchenette Plus” with Dining Area
  • Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Toaster, Microwave
  • Coffee Pot and Supplies Provided
  • Charming Screen Porch with Seating for Four
  • Lush Back Yard with Outdoor Fireplace (Wood Not Provided)
  • Barbecue Grill (Gas) in Back Yard
  • Pets Welcome (25 lbs and under) (2 Pets Maximum) $35.00 per pet / per night ~ No Pets on Furniture Please
  • Off-Street Parking
  • No Daily Housekeeping
  • Please Note: This Property does Not Provide Breakfast

Children | Pets | Smoking Policies:

Kid Friendly Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Children Welcome (Ages 5 & Up)
  • Pets Welcome (25 lbs and under) (two pet maximum)

Rate Details:

  • $149.00 Weekends (2 people)
  • $99.00 Weekday Special (Sunday - Thursday) *Two-night minimum
  • $35.00 each extra person after 2
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
    • Rates are subject to change

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


Idle Wild B&B

Cozy Accommodations in Fredericksburg

Idle Wild B&B is a delightful place to spend a few idle days in beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas. Whether you choose to spend your down time relaxing on the screen porch or taking in some of the shops in town, Idle Wild makes a perfect home base. This adorable cottage is located in town, just a few blocks from Main Street shopping. 

The cottage offers two bedrooms; one has a king bed and one has a queen. In the hall is a convenient bath with stand alone shower.  The den offers ample seating, a large flat screen television and an electric fireplace to set a cozy mood. The hill country b&b also includes a large “kitchenette plus,” which has everything a full kitchen would have except an oven. It does include a toaster oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker and a table for four. So, if you are just looking for a place to put together a light meal or heat up a snack, this kitchenette more than fills the bill.

Idle Wild B&B has one of the most charming back yards you will find. Pass through the kitchen and through the adorable screen porch and you will find a little oasis carved out just for you. This delightful area includes seating for four as well as an outdoor fireplace (wood not provided), and a barbecue grill as well. Many guests visiting the hill country look forward to a little time outside, and this is a great place to spend some! Since this jewel of a cottage is a perfect getaway for two or even four guests, you should call or book online today to insure your time in this little home away from home!

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Perfect House

We had a great time in Fredricksburg. Easy check in, the house was perfect and exactly as the description It was neat and clean, beds were comfortable. We only had one issue and Tammy responded quickly. I would stay again. Pamela (Guest)
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Cute and Charming Home

We stayed a weekend with friends for a wedding and it was a great location! Everything went well and we loved the screened porch. There is a cat that thinks this house is hers but we enjoyed her presence when outdoors. Kandice (Guest)
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Thank You!

We loved your cottage especially the screened porch. Thanks for your hospitality. Jamie, Angie & Stacy (Guest)
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Keep Coming Back

Sixth time to stay here. Still love it. Jan & Richard from Houston, Texas (Guest)
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One of Our Favorites!

Enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in several B&Bs; and this is one of our favorites! Lydia & Adolfo (Guest)
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We enjoyed a lovely night in this cottage. Thank you for all the coffee supplies and the cookies... attention to details made it more pleasant to stay! Muchas Gracias! Nancy & Chris (Guest)
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This was the perfect little house for the most perfect little girls getaway weekend! Thank you so much for the memories! Vickie, Cyndie, Christine & Paige (Guest)
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Very Relaxing!

We came for a mini-retreat and we really enjoyed the cottage. Very relaxing! Cherie & Sheila (Guest)
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Sweet Cottage!

Enjoyed your sweet cottage and the lovely backyard. Thank You! Gregg & Kelly (Guest)
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We Had A Lovely Stay!

This is a grande little cottage... from the lovely grounds to the great furnishings! Thank you!! Ron & Pam (Guest)
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One of our Favorites!

Enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in several B & B's and this is one of our favorites! Lydia & Adolfo (Guest)
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Muchas Gracias!

We enjoyed a lovely night in this cottage. Thank you for all the coffee supplies and the cookies! Attention to details made it more pleasant to stay. Muchas Gracias! Nancy & Chris (Guest)
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Thanks for the stay! Had a nice time! Now on to S.A. for NYE! Melisa & Brad (Houston, Texas) (Guest)
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Back Again!

Back Again! 5th Stay. Love this cottage. We will be back! Jan & Richard (Houston, Texas) (Guest)
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Loved Your Little Cottage

Loved your little cottage. Was a perfect place for the two of us to stay while up for the Christmas Home Tour. We thoroughly enjoyed your little Christmas tree and fireplace. Val & Debbie (Victoria, Texas) (Guest)
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We Will Definitely Return!

This is our fifth time in Fredericksburg, Texas. We enjoyed our stay in your cozy cottage. Great Accommodations! Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Fireplace, in and out, loved the decor. We come to Fredericksburg during the holidays and we will definitely want to come back to your cozy little home. Thank you for sharing it! Scott & Irene (Richmond, Texas) (Guest)
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Celebrated My Sister's 60th Birthday!

Many memories in Fredericksburg thru the years! Thanks for making your house "pet friendly". Had to bring my little Toy Rat Terrier, Noel at the last minute due to leg surgery. She enjoyed your electric fireplace. Lori S. from Friendswood, Texas & Lynn G. from San (Guest)
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What a Wonderful Weekend!

Thank you for sharing with us your little cottage. We really enjoy our time here and we are already making plans to return! Pablo & Marina from Richardson, Texas / Lilia from (Guest)
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1st Anniversary

We had a great time staying at Idle Wild. Thank you for making our first wedding anniversary something to remember! Melissa & Jeremy from Houston, Texas (Guest)
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We Hope to Come Back

You have a lovely home. We hope to come back some day. Thank you! Sam & Phyl (Guest)
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Our 4th Stay Here!

Our 4th stay here at Idle Wild. Almost did not find you with new B&B service. So glad we did as this is our favorite place to stay. Making plans to be here again in December and February. Love it! Thanks! Jan & Richard from Houston, Texas (Guest)
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Cute, Cute Little Place!

The stay was excellent. Cute, Cute little place. Had an awesome time. Thank you! Jalisa from Lubbock, Texas (Guest)
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Have Been Here Many Times!

I love your Idle Wild home! Have been here many times. Thank you so much for everything!! Julie from Austin, Texas (Guest)
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Thanks For All the Goodies!

We really enjoyed the cute house for our 1st girls weekend & Mother's Birthday!!! Thanks for all the goodies! Angela, Aimee and Renee (Guest)
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Mixture of Old West & German Decor

It was very beautiful here. It was peaceful and a nice mixture of old west and German decor. Barbara & Hines from Stuttgart, Germany (Guest)
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What A Charming Cottage!

What a charming cottage! You have thought of almost everything to make our stay comfortable and wonderful. Had a great time in Fredericksburg. We will be back and hope to stay again! Lynn and Terry Travis from Valley View, Florida (Guest)
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Felt Just Like Home

We really enjoyed being in your quaint cottage. We felt at home and loved the doves singing to us all the time. Jennifer, Deborah & Virginia from Houston, Texas (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. 

Travel Insurance:

Travel Guard Insurance provides travel insurance that protects your vacation investment. To learn more details of how to purchase Travel Insurance call Travel Guard at 800.827.0471. Absolute Charm's Travel Insurance code is #255770.

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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** Check In Reminder **

Please remember check in takes place at the Absolute Charm office located at 711 W. Main St, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.
You will be given a map and keys to this property along with breakfast certificates (if applicable).


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