Vaughan House

430 Glad Heart Trail, Fredericksburg, 78624, United States
  based on 76 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, Diswasher, 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 76 reviews
Dawn N.
OMG this Place was Truly Amazing!

Omg this place was truly amazing! Once we got to the house we didn’t want to leave! This house was so nice and clean with awesome detail and touches! We loved everything about it! The outside was great as well with the hot tub, hammocks, game room, grill and rocking chairs...the bathtub and shower were amazing and the beds were soooo comfortable! Plenty of room with all the amenities we needed. Loved watching the sun set and rise from the porch. Perfect girls trip! We will recommend to everyone and def come back! Thank you Dawn for a perfect weekend!!! Your awesome!

Group  |  stayed in 4/2019

Kelli C.
Would Definitely Stay Here Again!

My friends and I had a great time at this house last weekend!! The property was so big and fun seeing the animals running around. The house was very clean and had every convince including a hot tub! Would definiatly stay here again.

Group  |  stayed in 4/2019

Ashley S.
Highly Recommended!

Beautiful private yard great for soaking up some sun or grilling with some friends. Our stay couldn’t have been more perfect in fact next trip I’ll be sure to stay longer! Couldn’t have been happier with everything, and it was so easy to check in plus the house had everything we needed for a weekend. Highly recommend!

Group  |  stayed in 4/2019

Crystal R.
This Place was Truly Amazing!

This place was truly amazing. Details and finish out of the house were up to date and luxurious. We found it interesting to drive through the gate and be greeted by llamas, goats, and sheep. Beds were very comfortable and the game room was a great finish to the day. Wonderful place for families to gather and have a Blast.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

Kelly B.
Vaughan House and Surrounding Property are Beautiful!

Vaughn house and the surrounding property are beautiful! The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cooking utensils. It was close enough to town to quickly get to main street for shopping and wine tastings but far enough away that it truly felt like a hill country retreat, we would happily rent again!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Reed O.
Great House!

Great house! We definitely want to stay again.

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Macy L.
This Space was PERFECT!

This space was PERFECT for our rehearsal dinner for our wedding. Dawn was quick to answer all of my questions and the place was so beautiful. The animals all around were a fun touch!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Bonnie S.
Fantastic, beautiful place!

The Jersey girls, who came from all over the country. had a splendid time! Fantastic, beautiful place! We would love to do it all again sometime!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Tanya M.
Great Place - Peaceful and Relaxing

Great place - peaceful and relaxing. All very clean and plenty of amenities. We enjoyed our stay and plan to come back. Beds very comfy and bathrooms super clean.

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Susie H.
A Great 3 Days!

We 6 friends had a great 3 days at the house. The home is beautiful and the game room full of activities. Lots of memories made. Dawn, the host was more than gracious with extras towels and accommodations. I am sure we will return in years to come.

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

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