Gillespie County, United States
  based on 13 reviews
  •   3
  •   1
  • SQF 230
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Willie is a luxurious one bedroom rustic modern tiny house with a full kitchen and bathroom sleeping up to 3 and nestled in the woods of a Texas Hill Country landscape.  Situated on 13 acres only minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and all of the wonderful shopping, dining, and attractions offered by Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country.   Perfect for short or long term getaways!  Willie is one of multiple luxury private guesthouses at Gladheart situated on 13 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country only minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and close to the Pedernales River.  

Inside Willie you will first be welcomed by a complimentary bottle of wine as you experience the wonderfully rustic yet modern finishings of this beautiful tiny home.   The living room area is furnished with a couch and coffee table with a pop up tabletop which can also be used as a workstation or dining table while watching the wall mounted Smart TV.   A picture window in the living room offers scenic views of the woods and deer as they stroll by Willie or a peaceful spot to just relax with a book and a glass of your complimentary wine.  

The living room flows into a fully equipped rustic yet modern kitchen with a refrigerator, induction cooktop, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and the housewares needed to meet your culinary needs.  The kitchen is also equipped with a Keurig coffee machine and complimentary K-cups and creamers.  A drip coffee machine is also available should you prefer to brew your own coffee.    

On the main floor you will also find the full luxurious bathroom with tiled shower, floating vanity and toilet.  Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and soap are also provided.  Take the stairs up to the bedroom loft with a king size memory foam mattress and luxury linens.   

A second loft with a pullout futon is also available as a second sitting area where an additional person can comfortably sleep.   

Willie is equipped with modern heating and air conditioning to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the year.  Willie also has a washer and dryer offering our guests a full service home perfect for both short and long term stays.    

Step outside where you can barbecue with the gas grill or just relax in the private hot tub or Adirondack chairs while watching the wildlife play, listening to birds sing and absorbing the stunning Texas sunrises and sunsets and bright Texas stars at night.  

The fun does not end there.  You will also have access to a common outdoor area with picnic tables, horseshoes, and a common gameroom available to our guests where you can enjoy shuffleboard, pool, ping pong, darts or play cards all while listening to classics on the vintage jukebox or watching TV on the Smart TVs.  


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Heating available
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Hot Tub
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom
  • Parking
    Parking Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

430 Glad Heart Trail , Gillespie County, 78624, United States



Check-in time is after 3:00 pm.


Any GPS navigation system/app should take you to Glad Heart Trail which is very close to the intersection of I-87 and River Road (next to the Pedernales River).  There are also signs for River Road on I-87.  Here is a Google Maps Link (https://goo.gl/maps/GU9r9keBucL2) to Gladheart.

Once you turn onto Glad Heart Trail which is a gravel road, proceed straight and slowly.  You will first pass the River Road Ranch Resort on your right and approach a gate with a keypad.  The code for this gate is 1111.  Proceed slowly through the gate once open and please wait for the gate to close behind you before continuing down the road (this is to ensure no animals get out and onto the road).  Continue down the gravel road following the signs for Gladheart until you see the first sign for Willie directing you to take a slight left turn onto the road into the woods.  Continue down this road and you will spot Willie on the right hand side nestled in the woods.


No need for keys!  You can access Willie via the front door using the keypad lock.  The code for this door is 2018.


All amenities have been provided including clean bedding, fresh towels, bathroom supplies, and more.  Bedding for the armless sofa bed in the loft can be found underneath the tv.

Our kitchen is at your disposal. Enjoy a cup of coffee using the Keurig coffee machine.  A traditional drip coffee machine is also available to brew your own ground coffee.  Feel free to use our cookware, utensils, and appliances as needed.


The cooktop is an induction cooktop so please use the cookware provided.  Also provided is a convection/microwave oven, and washer/dryer.  Please only use liquid detergent tabs in the washer.  Instructions for most of these major appliances can be found inside the Guest Binder under Operating Manuals.  

A rechargeable lantern is also provided for your use while relaxing at night outside Willie patio or during an evening walk through Gladheart.  We just ask that at check out you return it to its original location and plug it back in to be recharged.  

TV Instructions

The TVs are Roku SmartTVs which you can use to stream all of your favorite programming. The TVs can be fully controlled using the Roku remotes.

Please do not purchase any programming unless it is clearly using your own personal accounts and please don’t forget to logout of your personal accounts before checking out.

Finally, we ask that you please return all remotes to their original location upon checkout.  


A waterproof Bluetooth speaker for indoor and outdoor use during your stay can be found inside the storage underneath the stairs. Please return it to its original location and plug it back in to be recharged.  

Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and air conditioning can be controlled using the AC remote mounted on the wall in the living room.  We recommend you use the Follow Me feature on the remote which turns the remote into a thermostat and will control the AC unit based on the temperature of the location of the remote. This is especially helpful when relaxing/sleeping in the loft bedroom to ensure the loft is cooled or heated to your desired temperature while you sleep. We have also provided a small space heater which can be found in the storage underneath the stairs for supplemental heat in case you need it for your utmost comfort. Please return the AC remote to its original location at check-out. During cooling seasons, please leave thermostat set at 74F when checking out.  During heating seasons, please leave thermostat set at 62F when checking out.

Outdoor Area

Entertainment and relaxation awaits you outside with a hot tub, seating, gas firepit, and gas barbecue grill.

Hot Tub

Enjoy the private outdoor hot tub.  Please make sure the hot tub is covered when not in use and please do not not turn the hot tub off.   


Please park your car(s) in front of Willie preferably to the side so your car does not block the nice views from the Willie picture window in the living room. Do not park your car on the gravel access road to Willie.

Getting Around

The closest grocery store is an HEB that is only 4.4 miles away. It is located at 407 South Adams Fredericksburg, TX 78624. There are also a variety of shops, banks, bars, and restaurants nearby.  Please let us know if you are searching for a specific type of store or restaurant, and we can point you in the right direction!


Wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the property.  The wifi network name is Gladheart and the password is silvertip.


Please be very careful when using the stairs and always use the handrail!

Please DO NOT tamper with any of the utilities/utility controls.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all living areas.  A fire extinguisher can be found mounted on the wall in the living room. 

ZZ TOP Gameroom 

Just a short stroll from Willie is Gladheart’s gameroom which is named the ZZ Top Gameroom. The ZZ Top Gameroom is a common area available for all Gladheart guests.  You can access the ZZ Top Gameroom using the keypad lock where the code is 2018.  Here you will find endless fun including a shuffleboard table, dartboards, and a pool table which can be converted into a ping pong table.  A beverage refrigerator is also available inside the gameroom.

Please be mindful of all guests when utilizing common outdoor entertainment areas and the ZZ Top Gameroom.


We don’t have any special rules other than to treat Gladheart and Willie with respect and care and to leave everything in the same condition and location as when you arrived.  Please note we do have a few very sweet and friendly barn cats living on Gladheart who love our guests.  They are well taken care of by us so do not feel obligated to feed them.  You are welcome to feed them and provide them water if you want and enjoy their company but please DO NOT let them into the homes out of respect for our other guests.  We also ask you to respect the reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of our guests whether while enjoying Willie or when using the ZZ Top Gameroom.  In addition, Gladheart is a non-smoking environment. If you need to smoke, please do so outside and dispose of your cigarettes afterward.

Checkout Instructions

We kindly ask that you check out of the house before 11am and to please wash all dishes and glasses and leave on the kitchen counter.  This will ensure that we have time to properly clean the home in preparation for other guests checking in.  Before departing please close and lock all doors to the house. Please do not leave any trash outside.  All trash can be disposed of in the nearby trash dumpster which can be found along the road entering Gladheart.  Finally, please leave any used or wet towels in the shower and not on the floor.

Thank you!

Once again, thank you for staying with us. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time in Fredericksburg. It truly is an awesome place. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything or have any questions. It is our goal to provide you with the best experience possible.

Finally, we would greatly appreciate it if you and everyone in your group would follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gladheart430 and also check in to Gladheart on Facebook upon your arrival.  Great way to let all your Facebook friends know about us. 


Amer Akhras

(830) 307-8205


based on 13 reviews
Amazing Stay!

I booked Willie on a whim while researching places for a quiet, COVID era honeymoon. I had been to Fredericksburg years before during the summer but never during the winter, also had never stayed in a tiny home. I do not think you can ever be disappointed visiting Fredericksburg no matter what time of year. And the tiny home space was perfect for the two of us. It is a very small yet functional space on a beautiful ranch. While we were there over New Years it was very cold otherwise we probably would have walked the property more but we used the hot tub every day and enjoyed meeting the very friendly donkeys and barn cats and being greeted by all the other animals from afar while coming and going from the wineries. Main Street and many wineries are not a far drive away off the property. We like to cook so we prepared recipes ahead of our visit and cooked every night. I can’t say enough about how enjoyable our stay was and we Plan on booking again soon as once word gets out about Willie it will probably book up fast!

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2021

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely amazing! Willie is a very unique and pleasurable experience in every way! We were greeted upon entry by all the animals roaming the property along with the famous barn cats! The complimentary bottle of wine was an amazing touch of hospitality and is only the tip of the iceberg for Amer's abundance of hospitality! I would recommend this place to all wine, animal, and nature lovers... and of course Willie Nelson!

Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2021

Great Home!

Nice Willie Nelson inspired tiny home. Convenient to Main Street, but still quiet and peaceful.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2021

Such a nice and relaxing space!

Such a nice and relaxing space! I worked remotely from here and didn’t have any issues. After work I was able to hop in the hot tub and enjoy the bottle of wine provided by the host!

Single traveller  |  stayed in 1/2021

Abby (Dripping Springs, TX)
Favorite spot in Texas

The Willie is just THE perfect setup for a few nights away from home. Amer has thought of everything and is such a responsive and friendly host. The tiny home is so well-appointed, adorable and relaxing. I am already booking my next trip!!

Single traveller  |  stayed in 12/2020

A Very Special Place!

This is a very special place. My wife and I had a great time in and around the tiny house. The parking spot is nice and private. We enjoyed walking around the trails and the small lake on the property. I highly recommend staying at this tiny house. Would definitely rent another weekend in the future. The host was fast to respond to any questions we had via email, so that is always greatly appreciated.

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2020

Perfect Tiny Home!

Perfect tiny home in a wooded spot close to Fredericksburg!

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2020

This Place is so Lovely!

This place is so lovely! It’s nice and secluded, but it’s still close to everything in Fredericksburg. Amer is a very responsive host and answers any questions you might have. The jacuzzi and outside sitting area are nice and relaxing. I’ll definitely be staying here again!

Young couple  |  stayed in 11/2020


If you are ever going to Fredericksburg, TX, you would do yourself a disservice if you didn't stay at the AMAZING tiny house named Willie!! Everything about the weekend getaway for my wife and I was absolutely perfect. From the outstanding communication throughout from the host, Amer, to the house and amenities it provides made for literally a flawless experience. The house itself is stunning inside and out and has everything you could ever need. Top that off with the private 2-person hot tub and gas firepit and you have yourself your own private oasis in the Hill Country. Every detail and touch with this place was extremely well thought out. It is most certainly our first choice each and every time we go back to Fredericksburg. Book this NOW... you will not be disappointed!!

Young couple  |  stayed in 11/2020

Wonderful Staycation!

Wonderful staycation! The tiny house was clean and a nice change of scenery. Tranquil walking trails and access to a farm that has plenty of animals. Made friends with a few donkeys, a llama, sheep and four cats. My daughter loved all the animals! Hot tub and gas fire pit was relaxing. Close enough to do things, but far enough away to relax... King bed was comfortable and had two tv's with all necessary apps. Glamping at it's finest. We really enjoyed our stay!! 🧡

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2020

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