Surreal Texas: Barons CreekSide
Daniel Meyer was born in Switzerland
. His family made muesli, and after selling his business, Meyer traveled throughout the US. He stopped in Texas; he hated it. He decided to spend just one more night there, and that did the trick. He fell unexpectedly hard for the Lone Star State, as well as for a local lady. After scoping out a spot near Fredericksburg in the Hill Country, he had a disassembled Swiss farm house shipped to him. Using timbers and other components from this old building, Meyer constructed 12 small cottages – “Swiss log cabins” – bearing names like Zermatt, Morgarten and Lucerne. Each has WiFi as well as a kitchen/kitchenette, which you’ll need as this is not your standard B&B: no meals are served, but there is a chef available who can prepare your chow. Meyer’s eccentric artistic sensibilities have guided the construction of these cottages, all quite sturdy and incorporating Dr. Seuss-like flourishes reflecting a playful attitude that makes the experience of being at Barons Creekside somewhat otherworldly. The word “zany” begins to describe this charming, surreal fairy tale village. Barons CreekSide is a short walk to Main Street Fredericksburg and a short drive to wineries such as Becker and Pedernales, both of which turn out some of the better sips in the area.