Gillespie County, United States
  based on 3 reviews
  •   4
  •   1
  • SQF 600
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Janis is the newest private guesthouse at Gladheart.  Janis and Gladheart's other private guesthouses are situated on 13 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country only minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and close to the Pedernales River.

Janis is a spacious, luxurious and exquisitely decorated studio home perfect for two while comfortably sleeping up to four people.  

Inside, Janis has a brand new fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, range/oven, dishwasher, and microwave with plenty of countertop space, an island, and all the housewares needed to meet your culinary needs and dine comfortably.  The kitchen is also equipped with a Keurig coffee machine and complimentary K-cups.  A drip coffee machine is also available should you prefer to brew your own coffee.  

The kitchen flows into the living room area which includes a sleeper sofa and Roku TV which you can enjoy while relaxing on the couch or while cooking or dining in the kitchen.

Adjacent to the living room is a bedroom area with a king size bed, memory foam mattress, and luxury bedding.  While relaxing in bed, you can also watch your favorite programming on another Roku TV.

The living and bedroom area is complemented by a luxurious bathroom with a stand-up shower and a beautiful relaxing soaking tub.  Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and soap are also provided.

Janis also has a washer and dryer offering our guests a full service home perfect for both short- and long-term stays.  

Step outside into Janis' beautifully landscaped yard where you can relax in Adirondack chairs around a wine barrel gas firepit, cook on the outdoor gas grill or jump into the private hot tub.  

Beyond Janis you can take a stroll through the Gladheart property where you will likely spot deer, jackrabbits, a variety of birds, and almost certainly the three friendly donkeys.  Along the walking paths on the property are beautifully crafted benches, picnic tables and a beautiful natural pond.  Relax next to the pond in Adirondack chairs around the modern and elegant steel wood burning firepit while watching a beautiful Texas Hill Country sunset.

The fun does not end there.  You will also have access to a common outdoor area with picnic tables, horseshoes, and a gameroom available to our guests where you can enjoy shuffleboard, pool, ping pong, 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

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Heating available
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Hot Tub, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Wheelchair accessible
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 signs for Janis. 


Please park your car(s) in the gravel driveway in front of the entrance gate to Janis.


No need for keys!  You can access Janis via the front door using the keypad lock.  The code for this door is 2018. To unlock the door enter the code and then the green check mark.  To lock it you only need to press the “schlage” label at the top of the keypad.


All amenities have been provided including clean bedding, fresh towels, bathroom supplies, and more.  Bedding for the living room sleeper sofa can be found inside the dresser.

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


In the kitchen, a refrigerator, electric oven/range, microwave oven, and dishwasher are available for your use.  A washer and dryer can also be found in the bathroom with some laundry detergent tabs and dryer sheets provided. Please make sure to clean the dryer lint filter after each use.  

A rechargeable lantern is also provided for your use while relaxing at night outside in Janis’ yard 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.  


Also included as part of your Janis experience is a nostalgic vinyl turntable with built-in speakers that can also stream your music via Bluetooth.  You will also find a copy of Janis Joplin’s Pearl album for your listening pleasure.  Pearl is the second and final solo studio album by Janis Joplin released posthumously on January 11, 1971, three months after her death on October 4, 1970.  Please handle this record with care! Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own vinyl records to play. 

When not in use, please make sure to close the turntable cover to help prevent dust from settling on the turntable.  Do not place anything on top of the turntable cover. In order to ensure this record player survives guest use, we ask you to please handle it gently and with a lot of care.  We want to make sure all of our guests can enjoy this listening experience.

A waterproof Bluetooth speaker for indoor and outdoor use during your stay can also be found inside Janis.  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.  Please return the AC remote to its original location at check-out. 

Outdoor Area

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

Outdoor Propane Firepit

The beautiful wine barrel gas firepit is available in Janis’ yard.  The propane tank can be found hidden inside the barrel.  Before using, make sure the valve on the propane tank is opened and both the cover and the lid are removed.  BEFORE LIGHTING: smell all around the area of the barrel and inside the barrel to make sure there is no gas leak.  Light a match or lighter (a long lighter is available inside Janis in the kitchen) and place it just to the top and outside area of the burner ring.  Slowly turn the key on the side of the barrel counterclockwise to start the flow of propane gas at which point the gas will light and then you can turn the gas up to increase the size of the flame.

When finished, please make sure you always turn the propane gas off by turning the key clockwise until it stops and then close the valve on the propane tank inside the barrel. Place the stainless steel lid back on top of the firepit and then once cool please always place the canvas cover on top of the firepit to protect it from the weather.  

Hot Tub

Enjoy the private outdoor hot tub.  Please make sure the hot tub is covered when not in use and please leave the temperature set to at least 100F.

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.


Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the home.  A fire extinguisher can be found mounted under the kitchen sink.

Trails, Pond and ZZ TOP Gameroom 

Just a short stroll from Janis 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.

You can also take a stroll through where you will likely spot deer, jackrabbits, a variety of birds, and almost certainly the three friendly donkeys.  Along the walking paths on the property are beautifully crafted benches, picnic tables and a beautiful natural pond.  Relax next to the pond in Adirondack chairs around the modern and elegant steel wood burning firepit while watching a beautiful Texas Hill Country sunset.  Firewood is available on the firewood rack located close to the firepit.  


We don’t have any special rules other than to treat Gladheart and Janis with respect and care and to leave everything in the same condition and location as when you arrived.  We also ask you to respect the reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of our guests whether while enjoying Janis 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 place any dirty dishes and glasses in the dishwasher and run the dishwasher before departing.  This will ensure that we have time to properly clean the house 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 a bathtub and not on the floor.

based on 3 reviews
I will be back!

I will be back! This place was the most amazing AirBnb I have stayed at! It was secluded, quiet and three friendly donkeys! I will definitely be back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Great place to stay!

Great place to stay!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Avery Orendorf (Austin, TX)
Absolutely wonderful!

We absolutely LOVED our stay at gladheart. Janis was so comfortable and had everything that we needed. It was great to relax after a long day in the hot tub and have a glass of wine outside by the lovely fire. I will definitely be back!

Other  |  stayed in 3/2021

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