Welcome to Lillie Marlene
This wonderful little house is located only three short blocks from the Marketplatz, in the Historic District of Fredericksburg, Texas. The home next door, where your hosts (Pat and Marlene) live, was constructed by Hans Basse in 1906. This area of North Adams was once known as “Millionaire Street” and was the area of town where prominent businessmen lived—the banker, jeweler, grocer, automobile dealer, relatives of WWII Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Lillie Marlene was built in 1941. The name was chosen as a reflection of your hostess Marlene’s German heritage. The song, popular during World War I and World War II, was also the inspiration for her first name—Lillie was already taken by her maternal grandmother. The sheet music for the song can be found on the antique pump organ in the living room. The lamplight at the curb was a “must” for a property named Lillie Marlene.
Only three blocks from Main Street, Lillie Marlene is a perfect place to explore Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Lillie Marlene is truly an endeavor of the heart fill with warm previous memories of family, good times, and in the German and Czech tradition, good food!
At Lillie Marlene, Pat and Marlene make a conscious effort to accommodate and make comfortable guests that suffer from allergies and sensitivities to certain allergens. They do not allow pets or smoking. They do not use any chlorine-based cleaners or cleaners that contain pine oil. They use only unscented laundry products. You will not find feathers or goose down and the bed pillows are synthetic filled. The bed linen is dried in the sunshine, as long as it is not pollen season. Lillie Marlene is equipped with an electrostatic filter on the AC/CH system.
The living room has an elegant, yet comfortable, sofa placed to enjoy the Flat Screen TV, DVD player, and electric fireplace. The furnishings are a mix of family heirlooms, antique shop treasures and pieces gathered from friends and family. The antique pump organ belonged to Marlene’s grandfather who was an avid musician performing with a number of early Czech bands and orchestras in Texas. The antique Singer sewing machine belonged to Pat’s grandmother. Soft green, pastels and pristine white woodwork provide a calming environment reminiscent of an earlier time. The tall ornate hutch houses a number of books for your enjoyment.
At Lillie Marlene, birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons are their specialty. Thoughtful touches like champagne and strawberries, or “cake-for-two” decorated with fresh flowers are just some examples of the touches that will enhance your stay. The romantic glow of candlelight surrounding the porch swing provides the perfect setting for a proposal of marriage. And, these niceties are always complimentary! Pat and Marlene ask that you make your needs known when arranging your reservations so that they can plan for your special occasion. We also offer a 10% Active Military Discount with valid ID. Book Sunday through Friday, Get Saturday FREE! Specials can be combined
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