The owner of Barons Creekside, Daniel Meyer, decided to sell his business back in Switzerland and create a private cabin resort in Fredericksburg. He owned a 260 year old farmhouse near Lucerne Switzerland that he completely disassembled; packed the doors, windows, siding, furniture, and fixtures in containers; and shipped it all to Fredericksburg in 2009. All of that was combined with vintage logs from Kentucky and Tennessee as well as another 1800's house from Zug Switzerland to recreate 9 cozy, comfortable, and romantic Swiss style log cabins.
In addition, Daniel remodeled: the Hilltop Chalet, the original 2 bedroom farmhouse, and a two bedroom Victorian guest house that was moved from Main Street in Old Fredericksburg to Baron's Creekside. Today, Barons Creekside can accommodate up to 50 guests in 15 different cabins/chalets. And Daniel hasn't stopped yet - he bought logs from an old tobacco drying barn in Kentucky and is starting to build a couple more cool cabins.
All of the lodging is very unique with interesting architecture, comfortable furniture, vintage decorations, and some combination of one to three bedrooms, a kitchen or kitchenette, claw tub or Jacuzzi bath tub, king sized bed, comfy furniture, fireplace, a large porch with rocking chairs, and lots more. For example,
We stayed in the Grindewald Swiss log cabin and loved it - very well done, nicely appointed, and cozy and comfortable with:
When we came back to Barons Creekside around sunset from a fun day in Fredericksburg, a couple was enjoying a swing by their cabin, another couple was sitting by the creek, three young ladies were walking the grounds with a glass of wine, and one other couple was sitting on their deck with a bottle of wine enjoying the sunset.
In this quaint "Alpine Village" you'll also find a homemade waterfall and brook, a scenic overlook above Barons Creek, and a herd of 12 fiberglass cows from Switzerland grazing around the picturesque property. Cows are a symbol of wealth in Switzerland and guests are allowed to paint the cows - over the years guests have painted and repainted the cows with some interesting colors and designs.
Barons Creekside sits on 26 rolling and treed acres and it's all yours to enjoy as a guest - wade or fish or relax by the creek, chase butterflies, enjoy a peaceful swing, take a short nature walk, swim in Barons Creek's natural pool, or enjoy a star lit night in the rocking chairs on your deck. It's a very serene and peaceful setting except for the male ducks chasing after a female, or the mating frogs along the cascading creek, or the birds chirping, or the sound of the chairs rocking gently on the porch. You're likely to see deer grazing, some super friendly cats, or maybe see an armadillo, red fox, skunk, or cougar plus lots of birds or maybe a wild turkey.
If you need to get away from this peaceful setting, you're just two minutes from downtown Fredericksburg and all it has to offer from shopping to museums to fun nightlife to lots of live music and some excellent restaurants plus golf, wineries, Enchanted Rock, and more. Fredericksburg is well known for it's shopping and good German food but also for the nearby wineries. There are 25 wineries within 30 minutes of Fredericksburg and you can enjoy some excellent award winning wines as well as local music on the weekends. Fredericksburg is listed as a "Top 10 Wine Destination in the World" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine plus there are a couple breweries and even a bourbon distillery if you get tired of, or don't like, wine. Check out Texas Outside's map of Fredericksburg and our Top Ten Things To Do.
If you love music, Fredericksburg is full of it and you'll find it on the patios of a lot of the restaurants, at the wineries, and at most of the lively night spots like Crossroads or Hondos. Better yet Luckenbach is just 10 minutes away and it always has some excellent live music from well known Texas bands in the Dance Hall, outstanding singer songwriters at the outside stage under the trees, or the free "Pickers Circle" each Sunday afternoon.
If you're lucky, you might catch Daniel (the owner of Barons CreekSide), a very accomplished harmonica player, playing at one of the local restaurants. If he is in the mood he even brings his 15 feet long Swiss Alphorn on the stage. You might also consider scheduling your visit during Barons Creekside's bi-annual "Blankets & Blues" - a fun day of live music, food, and friendship. Bring a blanket or chair, some cold drinks, and your party hat.
Barons Creekside is perfect for a weekend adventure, romantic getaway, a small unique wedding, or a business or social retreat. It's not surprising that Barons Creekside is probably the most popular lodging option in Fredericksburg and it is very busy year round - so book early.