One of the things I love about my work is being able to take it anywhere I want. I loved the idea of having the freedom to pick up and go anywhere I wanted. It was one of the reasons I decided to be self-employed in the first place.
One of the surrounding towns I’d been eyeing to visit was Wimberley, Texas. After passing through multiple times for other trips, I knew I wanted to dedicate some time to stay and enjoy.
Thank you to Wimberley Inn + Bar for hosting my complimentary stay. All thoughts & opinions are mine.
Wimberley Inn + Bar
I chose to stay at The Wimberley Inn + Bar for my short trip. The boutique property is an upgraded, modern hotel compared to rustic accommodations around the area. It felt like the perfect place for couples and families to kick back and enjoy.
The property recommended one of the Bar Suites (Rooms 20 and 21), and it was one of the most spacious rooms I’ve stayed in. My suite was located up a flight of colorful stairs, and I had more than enough room to spread out for my two-day stay.
It had a huge walk-in closet, large bathroom (with great shower water pressure!), and a sitting area to get my work done during the day and read at night.
My favorite part of the property is that it was conveniently located around the corner from the town’s main square, which made it easy to walk to and from shops, restaurants, and coffee.
Also, the Wimberley Inn + Bar gives direct access to the Blanco River just a few minutes down the road. Keep reading below!
Things to Do in Wimberley
Wimberley is an eclectic, artsy small town with lots of fun things to do and see. With easy access to shops and restaurants within walking distance, there were plenty of things to do for a short weekend stay.
I loved browsing stores within the town square like Shop the Tree House for gifts, Ceremony Botanical for plants, Kiss the Cook for kitchen supply tools, and Candy Cottage for a huge selection of new and classic sweets like fudge, taffy, and novelty candies. I also had a few fabulous meals at Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar and Los Olivos Market.
Also, don’t miss the local breakfast tacos at Shamrock Tacos. It’s located inside a gas station, and it was a great place to see the locals stop in and grab a taco before they headed out for work.
The most memorable part of the trip was stumbling upon Jack Glover’s Cowboy Museum and sitting out in the Blanco River after work on a Monday afternoon. I always carry a picnic blanket and swimsuit in my car for spontaneous trips (thanks to all the swimming holes in Austin!), and it came in handy this time.
Heading to the river wasn’t planned out in advance, but I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the river, people watching, listening to Texas country music, and seeing families and dogs enjoy the sunshine for the two hours I was there.
Recommendations for Your Trip
If you’re planning a trip to Wimberley, be sure to plan a few days to do a variety of activities. Give yourself a day to stroll through the town square and at least another day to hike a nearby trail at Cypress Creek Nature Preserve or swim in the Blanco River or Blue Hole Regional Park.
Be sure to pack water shoes, a picnic blanket, and sunscreen!
If you have an extra day, head out to eat at the original Salt Lick in Driftwood or a swimming hole like Jacob’s Well, just a 10-minute drive outside of Wimberley.
Some shops tend to be closed early in the week, so if you want to visit a specific store, check their opening hours! Need any other Wimberley recommendations? Let me know in the comments or send me a DM at @sarah_thebella.