Vaughan House

430 Glad Heart Trail, Fredericksburg, 78624, United States
  based on 54 reviews
  •   8
  •   3
  •   2
  • SQF 1,000
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Vaughan House is a spectacular traditional 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms accommodating up to 8 people comfortably. Perfect for families, groups and friends! This stunning country cottage boasts original hardwood floors and Tuscan sliding doors. Newly renovated and upgraded throughout in the highest standards. A claw foot tub and natural wood vanities in the bathrooms are just a few of the gorgeous features along with lush botanical toiletries. A beautiful copper fireplace is the focal point of the lounge with a queen size pullout leather sofa, love seat and flat screen TV. A large round dining table for your gatherings seating eight and a game table to entertain. Each exquisitely decorated bedroom has a king size bed with memory foam mattress, luxury linens, and flat screen TVs. Storage and extra bedding is also provided.

Outside, Vaughan house offers wonderful views of the property from two private decks. Amongst the many outdoor amenities afforded its guests are spacious dining and sitting areas, barbecue grill, natural stone fire pit, large hot tub and private outdoor shower. 


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, Flatscreen TVs in all bedrooms, Luxury bedding

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 3 King bed, Pull out sleeper sofa in living room
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace, Outdoor hot tub, Outdoor shower, Firepit, Porch off front of house, Deck off back of house
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • LivingRoom
    55" Flatscreen Smart TV, Fireplace
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Hot Tub, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Safe, Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Ping-Pong-Table, Pool table, Private Fitness-Room
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

430 Glad Heart Trail , Fredericksburg, 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( 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 youbefore 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 sign for Vaughan House.


No need for keys! You can access Vaughan House 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 sleeper sofa in the living room can be found behind the loveseat in the storage bin.

Our kitchen is at your disposal. Enjoy a cup of coffee using the Keurig coffee station. A traditional coffee machine is also available to brew up to 12 cups of coffee using your own ground coffee. Feel free to use our cookware, utensils, and appliances as needed.

Flat screen Smart TV’s and satellite TV service is available in all bedrooms and the living room.

Outdoor Area

Endless entertainment and relaxation awaits you outside with two decks, hot tub, outdoor shower, plenty of patio seating and rocking chairs, hammock, firepit, and gas/charcoal barbecue grill.

Hot Tub

Enjoy our large outdoor hot tub and shower. Please make sure the hot tub is covered when not in use.

Outdoor Furniture

All cushions for the outdoor furniture can be found in the lean-to shed in the other side of the small fence right behind the patio sofa set. Please return cushions to lean-to shed before checkout.


Enjoy our all natural fire pit. Plenty of natural firewood is available to you off the firewood fence in front of the house.


Please park your car(s) in the Vaughan House driveway.

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 Gladheartand the password is silvertip.


Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all living areas. A fire extinguisher can be found in the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink.

ZZ TOP Gameroom

Just a short stroll from Vaughan House 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 starting with flat screen TV’s with satellite TV service. In addition, you will find a shuffleboard table, dartboards, and a pool table which can be converted into a ping pong table. Last but not least, while playing enjoy some classic music on the Vintage Jukebox! Included in the bar area of is a beverage refrigerator.

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 Vaughan House with respect and care and 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 Vaughan House or when using the ZZ Top GameroomIn 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 behind the house. Finally, please leave any used or wet towels in a bathtub and not on the floor and return all patio furniture cushions to the lean-to shed.

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 also check in to Gladheart on Facebook upon your arrival. Great way to let all your Facebook friends know about us.


Dawn Docherty

(830) 307-8205

based on 54 reviews
Leah L
There were sooo many things to do on the grounds!

There were soooo many things to do on the grounds. We should have planned more days. We are already talking about visiting again during a longer holiday. Very unique setting and stylish, comfy house!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 12/2018

Alisha F (Dallas)
Nice spot

I like the location. Hot tub and fire pit are always a plus. Also enjoyed the ZZ Top room. Only complaint is the doors on the secondary bedrooms. It could also use an ironing board.0

Group  |  0  |  stayed in 12/2018

We would definitely stay again!

Gladheart definitely met our expectations! The property is beautiful- peaceful too. Dawn was quick to respond to any questions we had. We would definitely stay again

Young couple  |  stayed in 11/2018

Ricardo M.
Everything was Beautiful!!!

Beautiful house on a beautiful property! Our little ones loved all the animals! We would definitely stay here again!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2018

This Place is a Must!

This place is a must! It is so cute, clean and has plenty of amenities. I will be staying here again!

Group  |  stayed in 10/2018

We will Definitely be Going Back

We will definitely be going back. The house was decorated very eclectic and very comfortable. All of the comforts of home to be able to relax and enjoy good company.

Group  |  stayed in 10/2018

Elizabeth M.
Great Place to Enjoy the Area...will definitely come back

Great place to enjoy the area-close to town but far enough away that you can enjoy the peace and quiet and see the stars. Will definitely come back.

Group  |  stayed in 10/2018

Charlotte (Stanchak)
Great home

We are a group of five that come to Fredericksburg every year. This house is exceptional. It is close to town but you have that being in the country feel. The king size beds are so comfy. It is decorated extremely well for a rental home. I will say, that if you have a clothes horse in the group (which one of us are) they should be forewarned there are no closets in the rooms. You have a very large hanger on the wall to hang your clothes. Unfortunately it rained the whole trip and we never got to use the outside entertainment areas. They looked so inviting. Anytime I needed any kind of question answered Dawn emailed me back immediately. That is a big plus. We will definitely be back.

Group  |  0  |  stayed in 10/2018

Paige Mann (Houston)
If you aren't staying here you're doing it wrong

We have now stayed in both the Sundance Studio & the Vaughan House. Exceptional experience each time! You have every amenity that you need, the location is absolutely perfect, and you cannot put a price on being able to sit in the hot tub with friends while you look at the Milky Way. Attention to detail is flawless! Whenever we leave we start planning the next trip. Thanks Dawn!!!

Group  |  0  |  stayed in 10/2018

Wonderful Place!

Wonderful place! So clean and comfy! Nice touches throughout. Decor is just precious! We will be back!! Thanks Dawn and staff!!

Group  |  stayed in 9/2018

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