Call For Questions: 830-997-0443
The Outpost Awaits!
Call For Questions: 830-997-0443
The Outpost Awaits!
Enjoy this unique limestone and log cabin honoring 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. Nestled 2,000 feet high on a private mountain top, these 15 secluded acres are here for you, your family, and your dogs to explore. 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 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. 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!
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. Comes with a nice 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 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, 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: 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, 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 collapsible crate under guest bed, and dog treats in the kitchen – yay, dogs love The Outpost!
Chocolate halloween candy (seasonal)
Coffee. creamer, sugar
Firepit color packs
Hot cocoa powder (seasonal)
Mini marshmallows (seasonal)
Orange juices 10oz
S’mores kit 2 per person
Water (bottled and filtered)
Wine 1 bottle per stay (sometimes another!)
...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 through respite care.
Michael Carew served his country for a total time of 30 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. 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, and military retires. 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.
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.
Kalen K., 5/5: We've been coming to Fredericksburg at Christmas for 17 years and this year’s stay at The Outpost might just be our favorite house yet. Besides the house having everything you’d need, the small extra touches are what made it for us. A Christmas hot chocolate set up, movie snacks, prepared s’mores baggies for the fire pit, hidden “Easter eggs” and a secret room, our kids favorite were the hidden stuffed fabric mice, bottled water chilling in the fridge and a stocked wine fridge with a kind note from the owners saying to enjoy a bottle on them, the list goes on. And the yard with the fire pit and hot tub and awesome view! It was so peaceful. The owners have also taken such great care to honor the men and women in the armed forces and have some incredibly amazing historical artifacts in the home and a binder they composed with history on them all. The revolutionary and civil war cannonballs in the fireplace were our favorite. We loved exploring the property and can’t wait to see all their plans for the acreage come to fruition!
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!
Gail Nichols, 5/5: “Sixties Girls” trip with 3 friends for hiking Enchanted Rock. Chose Outpost for the convenient location & got much, much more!! We were blown away by the space which revealed the passion of the owner’s appreciation for our Military & First Responders! The personal contact from Lori & Mike & extra perks we received made us feel at home. From beginning to the end, the place & the experience was amazing!!! Thank you so much! Connie, Amy, Marion & Gail.
Nora P., 5/5: The house was amazing! Loved all the military decorations and information. It was EXTREMELY CLEAN! The outdoor fire pit was so peaceful and perfect for star gazing. The owners were quick to respond to questions or concerns. It was very relaxing, and I was able to decompress from being in the city. I will definitely book again but this time for more than one night!
Robert, 5/5: If you’re a vet/service member with a family, rent it now! Seriously, you’ll thank me. This will be my default listing moving forward any time I want to go to Fredericksburg, get away from the city, or just enjoy the night sky for a weekend.
Amy, 5/5: Perfect weekend getaway with my mom and sister. This house is by far the best vacation home we’ve ever stayed in. It’s so peaceful, quaint, and private you will never want to leave. The surroundings are breathtaking, and the outdoor space is amazing. This unique one-of-a-kind property so beautifully pays tribute to everyone who has served our country. You will enjoy all of the different artifacts and memorabilia in the home. This home provides all of the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay and It’s only 20 minutes away from Main Street in Fredericksburg. So worth the drive! House was spotless and communication with hosts was quick and easy.
Daren M., 5/5: This place checked all the boxes! We were able to get away without being too far away. The back porch was perfect for morning coffee and watching the sun go down. The hot tub was in the perfect spot to enjoy the fire at night and the lightning storms across the way. During the day when it was too hot to go outside, the riddles and secret rooms kept us busy. The owners put so much detail into this spot! From dog towel placement to a pooper scooper for the pup being available, I can't imagine it being better! There was so much history wrapped up into every thought-out detail and riddle, being impressed is an understatement. We will be back!
Jenna R., 5/5: The location is fantastic. We felt a world away from hustle and bustle. Took a trip into town once but the house has everything you could ever need. The hot tub and view were great, not to mention the breeze all through the day. Made this Texas heat bearable. This home is thoughtful, and we will be back. Our dogs also loved the adventure down to the little creek and laying in the nice cool grass!
Richard, 5/5: This is our second stay during 2022 at this awesome cabin. We have stayed at probably about 20 or 25 air B&Bs in the last few years, mostly in the Texas hill country. A lot of them are very nice, but this might be our very favorite, this was our second trip during 2022 at the outpost, and we’ve already planned another trip for December. If you notice all the positive reviews about this Airbnb, you’ll understand you probably need to book somewhat well in advance, because I predict it’s only going to become more popular. The positives include you’re on 15 acres of land, and the cabin is the only man-made residential type of place on the whole piece of land, so it’s incredibly private. It has incredible views and unbelievable sunsets. It also has all the creature comfort you would want inside with streaming TV and a great kitchen with all the stuff you would ever want to cook with; they have a grill outside, they have a great hot tub to sit in at night and watch the stars, and when it’s not so hot they have a really great fire pit. There’s lots of great things I could point out, and this may seem very insignificant, but I wanted to point out that this is the first Airbnb I’ve ever stayed at that had an ice cream scooper… Laugh if you want, but when you need an ice cream scooper, you need an ice cream scooper. But seriously, I think that highlights that they literally provide everything you would want for your stay; all you have to do is go by the grocery store in Fredericksburg if you want to cook while you’re there, and then just enjoy. It’s only about 25 minutes down to Fredericksburg but better yet, if you are a fan of nature, it’s only about a 20 minute drive to enchanted rock. You do need reservations for enchanted rock, but it saves you a long drive to get to the park. I don’t have anything negative to say, it’s just awesome all around and that’s why we will end up taking three trips out there just during 2022.
Mark, 5/5: Having stayed in many vacation rentals in the hill country over the years, this one is without a doubt the best. The house is in a great location, not too close to town and not too far. The privacy and views are some of the best features of this property. This home is clean and spacious. The owners and property management company are always just a call or text away, but everything is so great we never needed either of them. The owners of this home have gone out of their way to honor our military and first responders with this home. If you fall in either of those categories or love history, this is the place for you. The owners have also made sure that anyone visiting this home will never be bored. If you’ve looked at this home, don’t bother to continue looking. Book it!
Natalie L., 5/5: The house was far enough away to feel secluded, but a close drive into town. The house had everything we needed. So much thought and love in every detail. My daughter loved all of the stories and history. We would for sure book this house again!!!
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/.
Don't feel like driving? We got you covered! If you need a ride, give our partner a call, Texas Tours & Transportation, at 830-733-8169, or by visiting their website at: https://texastourco.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/.
We love our guests, so feel free to reach out with your questions.
2877 Keese Road, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, United States
Call For Questions: 830-997-9443
09:00 am – 05:00 pm