Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome to Wimberley....

It's been brought to my attention that I haven't taken you around town.

Welcome to Wimberley....A Little Bit of Heaven.
The quote comes from an article written in the New York Times a few years ago.   The author described Wimberley as a little bit of heaven in the Texas Hill Country.

We discovered Wimberley years ago, when our son brought us down here.  He knows how I love quaint little towns.

There are lots of shops and restaurants here.

Quaint little shops and boutiques....artist galleries and cafes.

Good breakfast places....


and casual outside dining, along Cypress Creek.

This courtyard is a showroom of sorts for an artist who makes animals from metal and 'found items'.  Very interesting.

There are more displays outside The Old Mill Store.  Inside, you'll find more art, in the form of pottery, furniture, rugs...on and on.

Stores display lots of things outside.

Look at this antique heaven, along the creek.

These are just a sampling of the shopping opportunities.

There are bed and breakfasts all over the Valley, and lots of other lodging.

There are several waterways here in Wimberley.  
Above is a fall photo of the Blanco River in 2009.  You can swim, fish or tube along the river.
Or rent a place and just sit and watch the water go by.
This year, the river is very low.  But there's still water.
We need rain.

Photo from

Another is Cypress Creek.  Cypress Creek is fed by Jacob's underground cave, formed and fed by a spring.   It's a famous and popular swimming hole.

High water 2009

The creek winds through our Woodcreek neighborhood and on to town.

Blue Hole is a popular swimming hole on the creek.

Giant cypress trees grow along the creek...hence, it's behind Ino'z.
Those are our North Dakota grandkids, in town for a visit last summer.

Cypress Creek flows into the Blanco River.

I've shown you our nursery center...King's Feed.

Fourth of July parade.

Wimberley is a great place to live.  A small town, in a beautiful place.

There is always something to do.

Lots of parades and festivals

Market Day
is the first Saturday of each month.
Vendors set up their wares in a wooded venue.  More than a flea market, Market Day has lots of arts and crafts....metal, wood, pottery...and plants, too.

Emily Ann Theater
hosts a holiday Trail of Lights.  
This year it's open from November 26 to December 31.
Free and fun....not sure they'll be allowed to fire up the Yule Log.  But, singing carols and hot cocoa will still probably be part of the evenings.
In summer, they have outdoor theater.  Pretty good stage productions and Shakespeare under the stars.
The Corral Theater
is an outdoor movie venue, open in summer.
Bring your chairs or use theirs for first run movies....again...under the stars.

Wimberley Glassworks
is south of town.
You can watch artists produce beautiful blown glass.

Driftwood Estate Winery
is north of town.

Just a small sampling of things to do and see.

Or, just sit outside at Ino'z...sip a beverage of your choice..and listen to live music.
One of many live music venues in town.

Come visit Wimberley, Texas.

To us, it really is

A Little Bit of Heaven


  1. What a beautiful and quaint little town. I love the character of the downtown area and sitting out by the river when you are dining. Great place to call home.

  2. Great post! Another reminder that it's been too long since we were there.

  3. Sounds nice - I saw alot of weekend visitors when I blew through one Sunday afternoon in late March. I bet it is heaven M-F, to have it more to yourselves!

  4. We are going to have to take a break from gardening and head out for a day trip. Thanks for telling us about all the neat places to visit. Did you get to Shoal Creek yet?

  5. Wimberley is a really great place. We've been here three years, and we're so glad we moved here.

    This is Market Day weekend. There will be LOTS of people in town.

    Jenny~~Haven't gotten to Shoal Creek, yet. Will get up there early next week. Looking forward to it.
    Thanks again for hosting that give away.


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