Enjoy this unique limestone and log cabin honoring our U.S. Military Service Members and U.S. First Responders!
If you're looking for a Texas hill country vacation home that offers true peace and quiet, then look no further than The Outpost. Our unique limestone and log cabin with hot tub is constructed from various military, historical, and first-responder buildings from all across Texas, and is only 14 miles away from the heart of downtown and only 8 miles from Enchanted Rock State Park. Fredericksburg, Texas has it all - shopping, winery tours, brewery tours, distillery tours, farm fresh produce, peach orchards, stargazing, museums, golfing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, rock climbing, and so much more. If you or your family members are in the Military, a Veteran, or a First Responder, then The Outpost is the perfect place for respite care for you and your families. If you are not, then The Outpost is a great place to hold, touch, and explore thousands of artifacts to learn more about the lives of our Soldiers & First Responders. Nestled 2,100 feet high on a private mountain top, these 15 secluded acres are here for you, your family, and your dogs to explore (please note cats are not allowed). There are no other cabins and no other renters in the area. The owners do not live on-site, and you do not have any close neighbors. Kick off yer boots and enjoy the private freedom!
We have huge large front and back porches with plenty of space. Each porch has 2 large rocking chairs, a barrel table to rest your items, outdoor sockets, 96 feet of string lights for each porch, spotlights, and porch lights. The back porch has a large dining table and a large lounging couch. There are outdoor blankets in the footlocker on the porch for chilly nights. The 6-person hot tub and the 15’ fire pit are to the left of the back porch, and we stock firewood for you to use. The fire pit has a wood rack, ash bucket, long fire pit forks, 6 polywood Adirondack chairs, plus more spare chairs at the barn, plus plenty of log stumps to sit around the fire pit and make s’mores, roast hot dogs, or have plenty of cocktails. There is also a picnic area to the north that is nearly completed. The area’s roadways and trails are ideal for walking, biking, hiking, ideal for UTV/ ATVs, both on and off the property (Keese Rd. is perfect for a long UTV tour). Because of the open land, there is a great biodiversity throughout the area. We are also super-dog friendly!
The Outpost sits at an elevation of 2,100 feet and there is no light pollution or visual blockage - ideal for stargazers! It provides for a crystal-clear observation of the heavens and is perfect for watching all manner of celestial events such as a solar eclipse, meteor showers, lunar events, galaxy positions, planetary events, constellations, conjunctions, the Milky Way, and much, much more. We also provide a Celestron Powerseeker 70AZ Telescope and many astronomical books in our library. Here is a link to a calendar of celestial events to help you plan your next trip: https://www.hillcountryastronomers.com/CalendarInTheSky.html
The Outpost is a great place to experience agritourism. We have a diversity of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, foxes, racoons, porcupines, armadillos, wild turkey, eagles, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, many other bird species, many species of insects and arthropods, a huge diversity of plants, flowers, and cacti, and so much more. There are numerous observation spots throughout the property, so you can get a close-up view of the animals. In the fall, we host an annual monarch butterfly migration. Hundreds of thousands of monarchs stop at our property to refuel on their journey to Mexico. Also in the fall, we have an annual Angus cattle grazing. The cattle help to maintain the health of the ecosystem by providing nutrients for the soil. We are also are planning on installing a fig and peach orchard, and a small experimental vineyard, this fall in 2023.
Here are some additional details:
With almost 2,330 covered square feet (includes the cabin, porches, and the barn), The Outpost sleeps 8 with 1 California king bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, 1 pullout full bed, and 2 rollaway cots. We have 2 full baths, and the guest restroom has a bathtub. All restrooms and baths are equipped with ADA grab bars. Each room has extra linen, luggage racks, floor fans, space heaters, ceiling fans, smoke detectors, satellite TV, and are WIFI enabled along with a WIFI booster. Our full kitchen has a large granite island, a dishwasher, a farmhouse sink, a five-burner gas stove/ oven, a microwave, toaster oven, wine fridge, and a bread toaster. We provide all of the dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, cups, and all appliances. The large double-door refrigerator has an icemaker and a filtered water dispenser inside the refrigerator. The living area has a wood-burning fireplace for winter-time snuggling. A full washer & dryer, ironing board, iron, clothing steamer, and hangers are all provided. The restrooms are fully stocked with bathing towels, make-up towels, hairdryers, and toiletries.
A 330 square foot covered barn is available for your use (the interior is for housekeeping and maintenance). Comes with a nice exterior elevated concrete slab, fenced in, with a large outdoor TV, nighttime overhead lighting, large propane grill, a portable grill table, a large foldable table, plenty of extra chairs, beer ice-tin, grilling spices, and grilling utensils. The view to the north from the barn is picturesque!
We are perfect for working remotely! We have a small private office (with a murphy door) at The Outpost where you can do your work! Here’s what we have available:
We have four children, so we know you need some activities to keep them busy. We provide the following to make your vacation a little easier: An inflatable pool in the barrel on the back porch, a fan sprinkler to jump through, a bathtub, sketch pad, colored pencils, eraser & sharpener, high-chair, portable pack-n-play playard, baby bath, kids DVD's, board games, and a Nintendo Wii with plenty of games. Also, The Outpost has hidden rooms, trap doors, secret treasures, clever riddles, and many puzzles -- who knows what might be discovered?
And in consultation with Dogologie off Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg, we are pleased to offer the following goodies for your furry family members (please note cats are not allowed): 2 dogs any size and breed are welcome -- additional dogs will require approval, an entire guest room dedicated to military & first responder dogs, fully fenced with an additional 2 – 4 ft. high metal panel, 15 acres for walks on-site; unlimited off-site, nearby Crabapple Creek for cooling off (about 1.5 miles away, near RR 965), regular flea & tick lawn spraying, dog sleeping blankets, gray dog drying towels, dog waste station with bags & scooper at the barn, 3 different size steel water bowls, 4 water hose stations, super large shaded front & back porches to escape the sun, extra-large and small collapsible crates under the guest bed, and dog treats in the kitchen – yay, dogs love The Outpost!
- Chocolate halloween candy (seasonal)
- Coffee. creamer, sugar
- Dog biscuits
- Firepit color packs
- Holiday candies
- Hot cocoa powder (seasonal)
- Mini marshmallows (seasonal)
- Movie candy
- Peppermints (seasonal)
- S’mores kit 2 per person
- Tea bags
- Water (bottled or filtered - the filtered water is from inside the fridge)
- Wine 1 bottle per stay
...and much more!
The Milky Way Galaxy
The Carews, who are the designers and owners of The Outpost, come from a long line of veterans and first responders – you could say it’s, ‘in their blood.’ They have a long history of service to our country with the military, law enforcement, nursing, firefighting, and emergency services. In fact, the Owners of The Outpost are a combat infantryman (Michael Carew), and a tough-as-nails registered nurse (Lori Carew). So, it came very naturally to build and décor the cabin to that end.
Lori Carew has a lifelong passion of wanting to help others which led her into the career of being a registered nurse. It is important to her that first responders find a place of refuge and relaxation - to be able to rest, reset, and take care of themselves. For Lori, that is The Outpost. Lori believes in taking time to get away from the hustle and bustle, which ultimately makes her a better nurse, a better leader, and a better person overall. Sharing this with others, so that they may also reset, is part of Lori’s mission to help her fellow nurses and first responders, with respite care.
Michael Carew served his country for a total time of 25 years, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and the U.S. Postal Service. Michael joined the U.S. Army as an Infantryman and was stationed in Europe in Friedberg, Germany, during the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the German Reunification. After his deployment in Europe, Michael was stationed with the 24th Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and soon deployed for the Persian Gulf War from 1990 -1991, where he served as the Pointman in all combat operations. After witnessing too many terrible outcomes of PTSD with military veterans and fellow soldiers, Michael was motivated to create a sanctuary for all active duty, veterans, military retires, and their families. The Outpost is also a place for those that did not serve to connect with the lives of those that have given so much. To Michael, The Outpost is a place of peace, tranquility, and reflection, and it is his hope to bring some comfort and rest to all those in need.
You too can also become part of The Outpost -- there is a patch wall if you wish to leave a memento (bring your insignia or patches), a coin challenge, and an on-site fundraiser with souvenirs for sale including engraved bricks for The Oupost Memorial.
Charmaine, 5/5: Of all the Airbnb’s we have stayed at, this one is my top fave! It is very secluded and private and has the most stunning views! The owners spent time making this place accommodating in every single way you could think of. We loved the fact that this house is dedicated to the military, first responders, etc. especially since my husband is a military veteran and we are both nurses. It was interesting to read the things they posted up on the walls and also fun to find the little hidden toy mice in random places throughout the house. The owners were also very responsive and friendly. The kids also had a blast and we felt safe knowing that couldn’t get very far since it’s gated. We will definitely be back!
Kasey A., 5/5: The Outpost is the amazing home where my daughter & son-in-law exchanged their vows and below is what she thought and I couldn’t agree more! This place is away from all the town crazy but still close enough to get to it all! There is SO much history to this home, and they are HUGE supporters of law enforcement and Military supporters! John was instantly at home when we got there! If you’re looking for a place to stay, stay here!!
Nikowapi, 5/5: The stars were amazing and that’s just the icing on the cake of this beautiful property. We loved everything about the house, the view and the location. The escape from the hot cement of Houston was much needed with my Colombian in-laws in tow. The cool mornings filled with bird song made the heat of the afternoon totally bearable. Don’t forget to take a midnight dip in the jacuzzi and get lost in the stars of the milky way.
Jaqueline P., 5/5: The Outpost is a beautiful cabin with tributes to our Military men, women, and canines as well as first responders. Both bedrooms are decorated uniquely. The beds are made with lovely bedding. The bathrooms are spotlessly clean. And the walk-shower is a dream. The kitchen has everything one could need. Loved the ice maker. We did not use the barbecue grill or the fire pit but they are there. Fredericksburg is nearby and we do go to The Old German Bakery which is a must. But, the cabin has so much charm and there many good books.
The night sky is velvety black and we enjoyed our star gazing. Molly, our Schnauzer, felt so welcome. Treats, blankets, and plenty of places to walk. This is an exceptional getaway. And, the cabin has secrets! You just have to find them!
Michael, 5/5: This was the best experience I have ever had. The property was incredible. I had a great time exploring and soaking in the views. The attention to detail in the house itself was next level. There are museum like items in the house, and I thoroughly enjoyed the little secrets/Easter eggs found across the home. I could go on and on about how great the listing is. It is everything as described and more. Will stay again if I have the chance.
Danyelle D., 5/5: Peaceful, quiet, beautiful setting. Loved the hot tub and the porches and the privacy. Wild turkeys came up to visit. The owners have put so much love into this beautiful property. It is incredible. There are hidden surprises throughout the Outpost which we loved. Most of all we loved how our military men and women and first responders are honored in such unique ways throughout the Outpost. This property is a diamond!
Kala B., 5/5: The property is fabulous! Top of the line everything from appliances to kitchen gadgets. If you are a military enthusiast or back the blue this is the place for you since the cabin is dedicated to this. The views from the back portico are awesome! It is very secluded and about 10 + minutes from Mainstreet but so worth the short drive. So much scenery to be seen in that short drive. We saw lot's of deer on the property which was great since my hubby is an outdoor enthusiast. 5 STARS!
Danielle B., 5/5: We came to ring in the new year at The Outpost, and everything was so perfect for our family of 4! From games, board and Wii, to the hot tub and the cache clues, my kids couldn’t get enough. As a mom, I really appreciated the fantastic comfort of the beds, the well-stocked kitchen and the views and surrounding areas were beautiful. We were close enough to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock to make getting to activities easy, but a little bit off the beaten path to be able to completely relax. My kids are already asking to come back! The owners were fantastic with communication too.
Sara B., 5/5: Cannot say enough about this place!!! We stayed here for my bachelorette party, and it was perfect!! Views were beautiful, place was clean, owners were very nice. We hope to make a girl’s trip here again soon!!! We love the outpost!! Not to mention so much history inside!
The Tango Yankee Frequent Guest Rewards Program is another unique feature of The Outpost. You will not find this one-of-a-kind rewards program anywhere else at any other BnB! It's a simple program and our way of saying thank you to our repeat guests.
This program officially started on April, 1, 2023.
For every 5th stay, you will receive 1 night free. The reward will be applied automatically by Fredericksburg Escapes (our management company) towards your 5th stay. The night selected will be the first night of your stay. There is no carryover of reward nights, they have no cash value, and they cannot be gifted or refunded.
Please call our management company, Fredericksburg Escapes, if you have any questions on how this program works, or if you have stays that need to be credited to your account from our previous management company: 830-997-0443.
One of our favorite wineries in the world is Narrow Path Winery. Great wines and great service with an awesome view. Here's their number: 830-998-1916, and their website: https://narrowpathwinery.com/.
Isiah 117 House provides a safe haven for children awaiting placement in foster care. The Outpost proudly supports their mission and donates the cabin to their cause once every year. Read more about them here: https://isaiah117house.com/texas, or give them a call: 423-518-3760.
Don’t feel like cooking? No problem - we sponsor Chel Leo Aguirre and he will make the trip to cook you an amazing meal! Book him in advance by calling 830-383-9224, or by visiting Eat Fredericksburg Texas at: https://www.eatfbgtx.com/.
We support our local business owners by using only locally roasted and ground coffee at The Outpost. Stop by and check them out: Call 830-992-3536, or online at: https://www.calichecoffee.com/.
Their mission is simple, and The Outpost fully supports them: To attend the funeral services of fallen American Heroes as invited guests of the family, and to shield the mourning family and friends from pond-scum-protestors. Want to know more? Call them at: 562-413-2223, or go to their website at: https://www.patriotguard.org/.
They are the first Texas distillery since 2006 and they know how to make a bourbon. Our favorite is the Frozen Peach Bourbon -- and they are deadly! Garrison Brothers proudly supports The Outpost and they are a must-do, so take the time to check them out at their rustic fairgrounds: 512-381-3155, or visit their website: https://www.garrisonbros.com/.
We support Camp Hope, located in Houston Texas, by donating the cabin once a year to a combat veteran and his family. Camp Hope saves the lives of combat soldiers by helping them overcome PTSD. Their phone number is: 877-717-7873, and website is: https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/.
Have a challenge coin? So do we, but if you leave yours, then we will buy you a pour at Lost Draw Cellars in downtown Fredericksburg. Need directions? Call: 830-992-3251, or go to their website: https://lostdrawcellars.com/.
We are doggone happy to have Dogologie help us prepare our cabin for your canine family members! Give them a visit downtown at 148 E. Main Street, call at 830-997-5855, or visit them at: https://dogologie.com/.
You've heard the song, so now visit the legend. Luckenbach and The Outpost support each others missions to take care of veterans and first responders. "Everybody's Somebody" at Luckenbach: Call: 830-997-3224, and here's their website: https://www.luckenbachtexas.com/.
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We are proud to build a memorial showing our appreciation to our military and our first responders. We invite you to be part of this expression of our thankfulness and respect by purchasing an engraved brick to lay along the memorial to show your support or to remember those who have served/continue to serve. They are only $50 each and they will be delivered to The Outpost and installed around the base of the memorial.
You can also make a donation without purchasing a brick by using our Go Fund Me page:
Select the below link to take you to our fundraiser ordering site:
We love our guests, so feel free to reach out with your questions.
2877 Keese Road, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, United States
Call For Questions: 830-307-3109
11:00 am – 03:00 pm