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Art & Music Hill Country Two Day Travel Planner


The Hill Country’s Finest Bed & Breakfast

Fredericksburg, TX

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DAY 1
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Begin your day with a chef prepared 3-course hot breakfast in the main dining room. After breakfast,
enjoy a stroll around Rose Hill Manor to embrace the scenery of the Texas hill country.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tour Fredericksburg’s noteworthy art galleries starting on East Main Street. The Whistle Pik
Galleries, know as Fredericksburg’s first national art gallery, features estate art, limited edition
prints, bronzes, and books. Next, visit the Dan Pfeiffer Gallery on 102 South Lincoln Street in a
renovated 1890s Meat Market/Butcher Shop. Dan’s gallery features art from internationally known
painters, sculptors, and furniture designers, as well as his own work. Cross East Main Street and tour
the Fredericksburg Art Guild, Fredericksburg Art Gallery, and Fredericksburg’s Talk of the
Town.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a break for lunch at the Vaudeville on Main. A bistro-style cafe featuring daily lunch specials,
freshly baked pastries and specialty meats and cheeses. After lunch, walk through Vaudeville’s gallery
for contemporary art in the heart land of the Texas Hill Country.

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Continue your art crawl on West Main Street at Insight Gallery. The gallery is housed in a beautifully
restored 12,000 square foot 1907 building and features a select group of the finest painters and
sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife, and Western
art. A few steps down is the Cowboy Bronze showcasing bronzes, pottery, and original paintings
from Texas artists. Follow with the Artisans-A Texas Gallery featuring unique pieces from local
artisans and craftsmen. Wrap up with a stop at the Koch Gallery which specializes in Native American
art including paintings, rugs, pottery and jewelry.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Experience a taste of German cuisine at the Ausländer Biergarten. Feast on the Jagerschnitzel, a
hand- breaded pork loin cutlet smothered in a red wine mushroom gravy. Pair it with hot German home
fries, sauerkraut, and a German beer.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Before returning to Rose Hill Manor, detour over to Luckenbach, Texas and listen to live acoustic
music.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
End your night relaxing at Rose Hill Manor in your luxurious accommodations.
The Hill Country Experience

DAY 2
6:00 am – 9:30 am
Catch the sun rise from your deck while sipping on a cup of fresh coffee. Then make your way to the
main house at 8 am for a 3-course chef-prepared hot breakfast.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Or
attend one of the Texas Hill Country legendary festivals. A few of our favorites include:
Wimberley Arts Fest – Each year, the Wimberley Valley Art League hosts a celebration of visual arts,
theatre, music and dance, featuring local and nationally known artists and musicians. The event is held
the third weekend in April.
Hill Country Film Festival – The Hill Country Film Society hosts a four-day independent film festival
at Fritztown Cinema the last weekend in April.
Lavender Fest – Experience lavender fields in bloom at Becker Vineyards the 1st weekend in May!
It’s a celebration with over 20 lavender, wine, garden related vendors, live music, cooking demos, food
concessions, wine tasting and tours of the winery.
Kerrville Folk Festival – On the Thursday before Memorial Day at the end of May, the music
continues with performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed
between weekends are workshops in songwriting and booking and management for touring artists
performance and recording. The annual Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition is held on the first
weekend and draws 32 of the best of America’s emerging songwriters.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Grab lunch on the go from one of the festival food vendors or have a picnic at a local vineyard.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spend the afternoon at leisure visiting a few Texas Hill Country wineries. On the weekends, serveral
wineries host local musicians to entertain guests with live music.
Becker Vineyard – The winery, located in a 19th century German stone barn reproduction, is
surrounded by lavender fields. Becker Vineyard’s hand-crafted, Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhonestyled
award winning wines are featured in Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, the Fine Living Channel
and served in The White House.
Grape Creek Vineyards – Experience the feel of “Tuscany in Texas on Grape Creek Vineyards’
beautiful 100-acre estate and romantic Tuscan Villa tasting rooms nestled among the oaks and vines.
Sit back with a glass of wine, picnic fare from Grape Creek Vineyards’ Italian market, and listen to live
performances from Lonnie Lett, Jeff Wood and more!
Pedernales Cellars – Tour the underground winemaking cellar, experience a wine tasting, and then
relax with a glass of wine on the tree covered deck with breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country.
Pedernales Cellars is a family-owned boutique winery specializing in fine, hand-crafted Texas wines
including award-winning Tempranillos and Voigniers.
Torre Di Pietra Vineyards – Shop for unique gifts, relax and listen to live Texas music on the piazza
and patios. Enjoy delicious offerings from the Torre di Pietra picnic market which includes a wonderful
selection of cheeses, including CKC Farm Fresh Goat Cheese, crackers, Torre Di Pietra wine infused
chocolates and other delectables to accompany your wine.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Return to Rose Hill Manor and relax before dinner.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Treat yourself to dinner and a concert at The Hilltop Cafe. It’s a place where food and music-lovers
meet. Price includes ticket for the show and a 4 course meal. Reservations are required in advanced.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Return to your luxurious accommodations for a relaxing evening.

DAY 3
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Savor your chef prepared 3-course hot breakfast in Rose Hill Manor’s dining room or in your room.

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Purchase Hummingbird Farms Lavender bath and body products or Comphy linens at Rose Hill Manor to
create the luxury bed & breakfast feeling at home. Return home rested with treasured memories of your
Rose Hill Manor retreat.
Additional Notes:
• For a complete listing of Texas Hill Country Arts & Music outlets, see Hill Country Performing Arts,
Theaters & Troupes or Hill Country Entertainment.
• For a complete listing of upcoming festivals and events, visit the Hill Country Portal.
• If you visit Fredericksburg on the first Friday of the month, experience Fredericksburg’s First
Friday Artwalk. It’s a day of art and culture beginning at 10 am with self-led tours. Participating
galleries stay open until 8:00 pm. You can meet the artists, explore the art exhibits, listen to live
music, and sample wines from local wineries like Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, Torre De
Pietra and Pedernales Cellars.

 

 

Reference material for this travel guide sourced from:
1. VisitFredericksburgtx.com- The official Visitor Website for Fredericksburg & Gillespie County.
2. Texas Highways Magazine
3. Torre di Pietra
4. Fredericksburg Art Guild
5. Insight Gallery
6. Fredericksburg Texas Online
7. Google Maps
8. Hill Country Portal
9. National Geographic: Road Trip: Hill Country, Texas
10. Image Attribution: Dave Hensley Facebook Photos (front page, top right)
11. Image Attribution: Gino at Flickr.com (front page, top left)
12. Image Attribution: Best of Fredericksburg Texas Facebook Page (front page, bottom left)
13. Image Attribution: Cassandra Sagan Facebook Photos (front page, bottom right)
14. Rose Hill Manor Owner: Patti VanderLyn