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Behrends Family Homestead: The Cora, The Judy, The Melvin, The Oswald


Behrends Family Homestead is a country retreat designed to accommodate larger groups in four guesthouses with modern amenities. The homestead is located 12 miles from Main Street on nearly 10 acres. The entire property can sleep up to 14 guests. Units can be rented together or separately. Originally homesteaded in the late 1800s, The Oswald has been place of warmth and celebration of life for over 100 years. Lovingly, restored to modern convenience, this four bedroom home offers comfort with a collection of unique, historic décor from the original Behrends family. It includes a full kitchen, a farm table with plenty of seating. The living room has a fireplace and Smart TV. Outside, there is a private courtyard, a party barn with hot tub, seating, grill, TV and games. There is also a half bath. The Melvin, Judy and Cora are stunning one-bedroom units — and no two are alike. What they do have in common are king-sized beds, indoor fireplaces, Smart TVs, full bathrooms with double vanities and private courtyards with hot tubs, outdoor showers and fire pits. The Judy stands out with its full kitchen, bar seating and open floor plan. The Melvin and The Cora feature kitchenettes designed for functionality and convenience. They include a mini-fridge, a microwave for heating up meals and a coffee-maker for brewing your morning pick-me-up. Basic dinnerware, glassware and cutlery are provided for your convenience. The Cora- The Judy- The Melvin- Behrends Family Homestead has a rich history that can trace its roots all the way back to the great wave of German immigration. In 1853, Christian H. Behrends was one of many who boarded a ship in Bremen, Germany, heading for the “promised land” in Texas. Each adult paid $120 for passage to Texas and a promise of 40 acres of farmland in return. This influx of settlers later became known as the great wave of German immigration, and its legacy is reflected today in Fredericksburg’s German heritage, customs, cuisine and culture. Each guesthouse on Behrends Family Homestead is named after a family member who spent time cultivating the land and shaping it into what it is today.



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  • Number of Guests:
    • 2
    • 3-6
    • 7-10
    • 10+
  • Property Type: Village
  • Location:
    • Country
  • Peak Price Range: $$$$
  • Breakfast: None
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  • Max Capacity: 14