Vaughan House

Fredericksburg, United States
  based on 119 reviews
  •   8
  •   3
  • SQF 1,000
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Vaughan House is a spectacular traditional 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms home 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 Smart 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 Smart 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, Dishwasher, 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
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed
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 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 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.

TV instructions

All of the TVs are equipped with streaming devices and their remotes You can turn the TVs on and off and control the volume with tv and/or streaming device remotes and you can use the steaming device remotes allow to access any streaming apps available through your personal accounts. 

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 the remotes to their original locations upon checkout.  

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. Please note firewood is NOT provided.


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 including a shuffleboard table, dartboards, and a pool table which can be converted into a ping pong table. 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 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 alongside the road entrance to Gladheart. 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. 


Amer Akhras

(830) 307-8205

based on 119 reviews
Tara M (Dallas)
Tranquil getaway

This house was everything we needed for a short adult weekend getaway. It was even more secluded than expected. The house was well equipped for a stay home weekend away. We had planned on visiting a winery or two however after driving by several and seeing the crazy long lines we decided it was not worth the risk. Thankfully the Vaughn House had everything we needed for some fun. Highly recommend!

Group  |  stayed in 11/2020

Wonderful retreat for my 40th!

We rented this house as a long-weekend get away trip with our friends. The setting is gorgeous and you certainly get a taste of country life. We were able to enjoy wine, sunsets, and just being together. It is a very quiet location and plenty of fun things to enjoy on your stay. We will certainly be back!

Group  |  stayed in 10/2020

Sherry DeLaGarza (Vaughan House)

Our recent stay at Vaughan House was everything we needed and more. We were 3 friends very much in need of vacation getaway. The house is absolutely charming. The hot tub followed by sitting next to the propane fire pit was the perfect way to end the day of wineries and shopping in Fredericksburg each day. Amer is incredibly responsive, flexible, and one of the most pro-active hosts I've had the pleasure of working with. We are already talking plans to repeat our trip to Fredericksburg and Vaughan House in the spring.

Other  |  stayed in 10/2020

Stay Here

Fantastic property! Girls trip for a birthday girl. We did it all! Played pool & ping pong in the ZZ Top Game Room & listened to the Juke Box! Got in the hot tub! Made a fire! There is also a little fire pit on the back patio we sat around as the evening turned coolish. Very cool property. 3 bedrooms with large beds in each bedroom and a sofa bed accommodated all of us.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2020

Property was Awesome!

The property was awesome. We enjoyed the stay.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2020

Great Getaway!

It was a great place to get away and relax

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020


Had a great time. The place was very clean and taken care of. The internet is high speed and works very well. We only used one room, but the tv was a smart tv, and the one in the living room had a fire stick. There were 2 instances where we needed first aid for small incidents, and the place was stocked with everything we needed for that.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2020

Had a Great stay!

Had a great stay. My wife had to work while we were there and the high speed internet was very reliable and fast. We only used one room but that tv was a smart tv and one in the living room had a fire stick which allowed me to watch my baseball team on the MLB app. Had instances where we needed first aid and we were happy to find that the place had what we needed. The place was very clean and had everything we needed for our short stay. We'll be back

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020

Lovely Place

Lovely place, great for staying in or going in to town!!! Beautiful views

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2020

Will be Returning Soon!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property. We loved the cabin, hot tub, game room, and outdoor fun (including the many trails and animals). The cabin and surrounding area are as beautiful as the pictures depict. Will be returning soon.

Group  |  stayed in 6/2020

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