The Melvin - Behrends Family Homestead

12170 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, Fredericksburg, 78624, United States
  based on 7 reviews
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  • SQF 500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C


Porch Light Hospitality presents, The Melvin- a modern, contemporary ranch-style guest suite on a family-owned homestead in the heart of Fredericksburg wine country.

Surrounded by wineries and a short 15-minute drive to Fredericksburg Main Street, The Melvin is one of four unique and private guesthouses that make up “Behrends Family Homestead,” and is a fully renovated former vegetable stand that provides a private getaway with easy access to surrounding wineries.

The Space:

* this unit is handi-capped accessible *

Bedroom/Living Area: Studio-style, King sized bed with high-end linens, gas fireplace, reading chairs, dining nook, TV with Roku.

Kitchenette: minifridge, microwave, coffee-maker with complimentary local grounds, dishware.

Bathroom: Walk-in shower, double vanity, bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, robes, hair dryer, iron/board).

Outdoor Area: Private courtyard with hot tub, fire pit (firelog provided), lounge seating, bistro table, TV with Roku.

* This suite shares a wall with another suite, but is private and no amenities are shared with other property guests. *

Other Notes:

-Check in at 4 PM, Check out at 11 AM (early check in available for a fee on request)

-Complimentary Wifi access

-No pets

-No smoking in unit

Disclaimer:  The Melvin is located in close proximity to Hwy 290 and does present some noise issues when inside the unit. Great efforts have been taken to mitigate the noise; however, some light sleepers might not find this their best option. A sound machine and floor fan has been provided.


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1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Outdoor Shower, Fire Pit, Outdoor Television, Covered Outdoor Sitting Area
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Hot Tub
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom
  • Spa & Gym
    Outdoor hot tub in private/unshared courtyard.
  • Outside
    Outdoor Shower, Outdoor TV
Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Wheelchair accessible,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

12170 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 , Fredericksburg, 78624, United States

based on 7 reviews
Shelly Bynum

Absolutely lovely! Wonderful attention to detail. They definitely take reviews into consideration and are committed to making improvements. We already have another weekend booked! This place will be special for us for years to come I hope!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 7/2020

Cozy and lovely!

This place was so adorable! Cozy and lovely place to stay. Loved the private back patio and fireplace. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2020

Bridgette (Montgomery, Tx)

We loved our stay at The Melvin! It's a perfect modern farmhouse getaway for a great price. We booked last minute and the owners were very kind and most accommodating. The furnishings are beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely be back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Girls Group (Waco, Tx)
Perfect girls getaway in the wine country

The Melvin and The Judy were perfect for our girls trip to Fredericksburg! We enjoyed the option to connect the two units as a duplex and were blown away by all the little details that made our stay so perfect. After spending a day at the wineries (literally right around the corner) we spent the night in, hanging out in the hot tub and by the fire pit in the most peaceful environment. We had the best slow morning with the comfy robes, indoor fireplace and local coffee grounds making our stay even cozier. Even though these guesthouses are located right on the highway, it felt quiet and private and the road noise was not an issue. We will definitely be back!

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

Sydney (Austin)
Loved our stay, every detail was perfect!

This was our first time staying in one of The Gathering's guesthouses and we will definitely be back! Everything about the Melvin was so well-thought out and luxe. The modern farmhouse style provided the perfect blend of clean and cozy, and had the perfect romantic getaway vibe. Amenities like the easy-switch fireplace right next to the bed and the hot tub in the private courtyard only made this place stand out more- not to mention the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in. We cannot recommend this place enough! If you are looking for a romantic, quiet getaway in the middle of Fredericksburg's wine country, this is the place to stay.,

Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you had a lovely time. Come again soon!

replied by the owner (4/9/2019 1:13:23 PM)

Young couple  |  stayed in 3/2019

Brittney Carmichael (Frisco, Texas)
Amazing little space!

We absolutely loved how cute The Melvin is! Such a perfect little place for two people. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed being about 10 minutes away from downtown. It was close to really nice wineries. The only issue we had was how loud it was at night. We read the reviews so we were aware but my advice is to bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. The price was perfect for this place and we were able to make food work without a full kitchen. Loved the hot tub and outdoor shower.

Hi Brittany. Thanks for staying with us and making special memories. We are working to address the noise issue. We have included a sound machine and a fan. We are also working on adding sound proofing to the unit. Hope you can come again soon. We have other units that are much quieter.

replied by the owner (4/9/2019 1:15:28 PM)

Young couple  |  stayed in 3/2019

Alexa (Fort Worth)
First time and we'll be back!

My boyfriend and I were looking for a fun getaway for Valentine's Day and a friend recommended "The Gathering Guesthouses." We absolutely loved our stay! The Melvin was adorable, cozy, and comfortable. The private jacuzzi with tv and the fireplace were our favorite. I was also blown away by all the little things that were done right. We arrived and found Keurig pods from coffee to hot coco and creamers in the fridge. In addition, we realized we left the wine opener at home but no worries, they provide a wine opener and lighter. Those little touches made all the difference in my mind. We will definitely be coming back again! We may try a different house next time, as this one is in the front of the property right off the road so there is a bit of traffic noise. However, overall we LOVED it!

Young couple  |  stayed in 2/2019

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