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Old 08-10-2018, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Fredericksburg on a budget?

My wifeís birthday is coming up. We have an infant at home and my mother-in-law offered to take care of our little one if we wanted to take an overnight trip. Iím thinking Fredericksburg.

What would yíall recommend for a quick overnight trip to Fredericksburg on a budget? Are hotel rooms readily available on Saturday nights in September? Iím thinking we could go see Enchanted Rock and visit a winery or two. Do most of the wineries have walk-in tasting rooms, or is that something that needs to be booked in advance? Other recommended activities?

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:41 AM   #2
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It can be expensive or budget friendly. We stayed at Angels Lodge Above the Creek and at the time we went felt it was reasonably affordable and really nice. It was also walking distance to all of downtown.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:44 AM   #3
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Most of the wineries have walk up tasting rooms. That won't be an issue at all.

Lodging in September can be tricky.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:59 AM   #4
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I'm no help with lodging, VRBO has some nice B&B type places though. As for the wineries, places like Grapecreek and Becker Vineyards have walk up tastings no problem. If you go on one of the winery tours they usually come with tastings. Once you've done a winery tour, they're all pretty much the same just pay for the tasting after that.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:31 AM   #5
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Breakfast at Rathskeller, hands down. Get one of the specials, I think it's duck, salmon or beef tenderloin... Can't remember I know they are labeled on the menu. Also Der Lindenbaum is great for a quality schnitzel.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:43 AM   #6
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Fredericksburg and budget donít belong in the same sentence


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Old 08-10-2018, 09:46 AM   #7
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Hence the overnight trip...

I would go broke if we stayed any longer.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:49 AM   #8
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Breakfast at Rathskeller, hands down. Get one of the specials, I think it's duck, salmon or beef tenderloin... Can't remember I know they are labeled on the menu. Also Der Lindenbaum is great for a quality schnitzel.

This guys got good taste!!!


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Old 08-10-2018, 10:07 AM   #9
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Breakfast at Rathskeller, hands down. Get one of the specials, I think it's duck, salmon or beef tenderloin... Can't remember I know they are labeled on the menu. Also Der Lindenbaum is great for a quality schnitzel.
Duck for breakfast? Whiskey T Foxtrot!
Wth is a schnitzel?
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:13 AM   #10
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A schnitzel is meat, usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer, that is fried in some kind of oil or fat. The term is most commonly used to refer to meats coated with flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs, and then fried, but some variants such as Walliser Schnitzel are not breaded. Originating in Austria, the breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and made using either veal, mutton, chicken, beef, turkey, reindeer, or pork. It is very similar to the French dish escalope, and the milanesa of Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.

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A schnitzel is meat, usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer, that is fried in some kind of oil or fat. The term is most commonly used to refer to meats coated with flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs, and then fried, but some variants such as Walliser Schnitzel are not breaded. Originating in Austria, the breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and made using either veal, mutton, chicken, beef, turkey, reindeer, or pork. It is very similar to the French dish escalope, and the milanesa of Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.

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Gotcha! We just call that chicken fried.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:57 AM   #12
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Gotcha! We just call that chicken fried.
Yep
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #13
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I'd jump on one of the wine tours. You buy like a day pass and can jump on their buses as they go around to each winery. That way you can see more than a couple and don't have to worry about driving.

We always VRBO, but we usually stay a couple days and are going with other couples. So it's a little more friendly that way. There are some B&B type places that might allow you to only stay one night -- there are a lot of places that will require a minimum 2 night stay. Just be on the look out for it.

Wife also always goes to that **** Christmas store and spends $100 on an ornament. I'd stay the hell outta there if you're trying to stick to a budget and your wife likes that sort of stuff!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:12 AM   #14
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Hence the overnight trip...



I would go broke if we stayed any longer.


I go broke when I stay the night lol


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Old 08-10-2018, 11:24 AM   #15
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Gotcha! We just call that chicken fried.
Yeah, but then you don't get the joy of saying veinerrrr schnitzel!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:50 AM   #16
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Yeah, but then you don't get the joy of saying veinerrrr schnitzel!
Or enjoying the Jšger sauce.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:22 PM   #17
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There was a deal on Groupon not to long ago for lodging. Wine tours are about $25-$30 per person. Then you pay $10-$15 per tasting. Grape Creek usually has a waiting list as well as Becker. Vineyards are everywhere.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:17 PM   #18
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For the camping-inclined, on a budget, there's no better deal than staying at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Grab your tent and a ten dollar bill. Nice place too!
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Gotcha! We just call that chicken fried.

It's pork!! Not beef!!!


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Old 10-04-2018, 09:25 AM   #20
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Bumping this back up. We are going this weekend.

Lodging is secured, but Iím still looking for restaurant and winery recommendations.

Steakhouse and/or German food for dinner?

Tasting room recommendation?

Thanks all.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:39 AM   #21
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I’m from fred and it’s more and more expensive but
Friedhelms is really good and most stuff on main is pretty good. Auslander is where I go quite a bit.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:43 AM   #22
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Call the Altdorf restraunt today and order a gallon of their Sangria to pick up while
You are in town. Best Sangria ever.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:44 AM   #23
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Iím from fred and itís more and more expensive but
Friedhelms is really good and most stuff on main is pretty good. Auslander is where I go quite a bit.
I second this
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:36 PM   #24
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What if we aren't on a budget? My wife and I are trying to do a 25th anniversary trip down there sometime in the next couple of months. We have looked at some places like Hoffman Haus and the Herb Farm Cottages trying to get and open date that sincs up with one of the four day weekends that we can swing before the end of the year.

Any recommendations for a place? Any places that should be avoided?

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Old 10-04-2018, 01:39 PM   #25
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Avoid downtown. Itís a freaking mad house down there. Lol. We will be there this weekend filling feeders.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:42 PM   #26
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Fred on a budget is an oxymoron... It is designed to suck money... I avoid the place, just not much there to interest me

Try to keep my wife away too
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What do y’all think about Otto’s German bistro?

We got a good discount on lodging so I don’t want to cheap out on dinner.

Prices aren’t online. Are we talking average $20 per entree, or $50+?

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Old 10-05-2018, 03:17 PM   #28
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Try looking on AirBNB.com. Usually a lot of house available just depends on your budget.
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #29
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Get German pancakes for breakfast at the Bakery. Plan on getting there early though, it gets crowded. Man them things are good.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:23 PM   #30
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Bumping this back up. We are going this weekend.

Lodging is secured, but Iím still looking for restaurant and winery recommendations.

Steakhouse and/or German food for dinner?

Tasting room recommendation?

Thanks all.
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse. It's pricey, but so is everything else. It's Oktoberfest this weekend, so go to Marktplatz and drink beer! I'll see you there
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:38 PM   #31
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Then itís a schnitzle down there!
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:46 PM   #32
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Bumping this back up. We are going this weekend.



Lodging is secured, but Iím still looking for restaurant and winery recommendations.



Steakhouse and/or German food for dinner?



Tasting room recommendation?



Thanks all.


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Old 10-05-2018, 11:12 PM   #33
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My Country Inn has some great cabins just outside of town that they feed white tails and exotics off of the back porch every evening. We really enjoyed staying there and photographing all of the wildlife
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:25 AM   #34
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Hondo’s has good food.
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