Hey y’all! Welcome to Wimberley! Just a short hour drive from Austin, it makes for a wonderful and easy weekend away from the city. In our case, it was a mid-week getaway because the cutest rentals book up quick in these parts so if you don’t plan ahead, you get stuck with a vacation mid-week when the rest of the world is slaving away at work. Which kind of adds to the enjoyment, to be honest. 😉
We stayed in an adorable airstream trailer, perfect for glamping!
So quaint. We could totally live here.
Still cute but feeling a little crowded.
Someone may die if we spend another night here.
Luckily our airstream had plenty of space outside where we could shake off our cabin fever. We had a hammock, a fire pit, a hot tub, and an outdoor shower!
If you thought Texas was flat and full of dust and cattle, think again! We have rolling hills (hence, being called the hill country), lots of trees (aka, bushes, according to north-westerners used to Redwoods), and WINE! So much wine, so many wineries!
Our stay was short, but the pours were big so we made it to only one winery this time. However, Wimberley Valley Winery didn’t disappoint! We enjoyed wonderful wine and a beautiful outdoor setting with lots of room to run!
Did I mention they’re dog friendly?
Wineries abound in the hill country though and there are tons more to see. Here is a great list of others in the area.
Driftwood Estate Winery – Offering wine and spectacular views
Duchman Family Winery – 100% Texas grown grapes. It’s possible, who knew?
Bella Vista Ranch – They make olive oil too!
Okay, okay – if you want to drive further out of your way (about an hour – close to Fredericksburg which is another amazing place), be sure to visit Bending Branch Winery and Santa Maria Cellars. You won’t regret it!
Do not skip a trip into the town of Wimberley itself. There, you will find an adorable, walkable town with lots of character. You can shop for gifts, grab a bite to eat or have a drink, and pay a visit to the Boot Whisperer if you’d like to find a perfect pair of cowboy boots. The shop is open by appointment only so be sure to call in advance. Don’t forget to stop at Wimberley Pie Company for a delicious sweet treat (although keep in mind, their pies are usually sold whole. They do have slices for purchase, but they won’t cut into a specific pie for you.)
December is an especially awesome time to visit as the town comes alive with decorations, a trail of lights, and the cozy feeling of that old time yuletide.
Book accommodations early always, but especially book early for the Christmas holiday. Many other people have the same idea! Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll be best served picking out a wonderful Airbnb home, or checking with Hill Country Premier Lodging as this is the countryside, and besides being scarce, a hotel is just not the way to experience life here.