The Farm

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This wonderful pioneer farmstead is nestled in the hills just outside Fredericksburg, along the flowing waters of Palo Alto Creek. Palo Alto Creek Farm retains all of its original buildings, providing a visual timeline from 1854 when this farmstead was first settled by German immigrants Peter and Christine Itz and their 6 children. Their oldest son Karl married in 1856. He and his bride later raised their family of 9 children here on the farmstead. The farm remained in the Itz family for more than 100 years, providing a home for 5 generations of the family. Palo Alto Creek Farm continues to offer the hospitality of a time gone by.

While staying at Palo Alto Creek Farm, enjoy the abundant wildlife. Early in the morning, wild turkey have been known to meander up the creek, and there is a never-ending display of bird activity and song. Guests especially enjoy sitting in the swing under an 800-year-old Live Oak to watch the deer that come in each evening.

If you want a real soul-expanding experience, go outside at night and look up! The stars are incredible. Guests are free to roam the acreage. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, running, hiking or biking.

We have four guest houses for you to choose from. Soak in your own private bath, warm your toes by the fireplace or just relax on your porch. Every house is its own private refuge. For further relaxation, we offer full spa services and professional massage at our day spa. The Farm has everything to make your stay the ultimate getaway.


Guest Comments

"We don't want to leave and will surely be back.  We truly felt like visiting family members because of the special homespun treatment - cookies, food, flowers... You are doing this top-notch!!   Will recommend!" -Guests from The Woodlands, TX