If you want a good dose of the stuff the Texas Hill Country is all about, then look no further than Wimberley. Whether you are inspired by food, crafting, nature, or simply relaxation, consider recharging at one of these overnight hotspots.
Places to Stay
6 Amazing Places to Stay Overnight in Wimberley
1. Blair House Inn – Spa and Cooking Classes
A spa treatment in the middle of the Texas Hill Country? Yes, please. This little inn not only appeals to the adventurous Hill Country wanderer, but culinary fans and spa-goers as well. Set amid 22 rolling acres off of RR12, the inn offers 3 rooms and several separate cottages for rejuvenating your weary bones. Spa services run the gamut from massages to facials. Throw in a little nap by the pool, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.
Make sure not to miss breakfast. In-house chef Chris Huffman preps you for your day with tasty favorites like Eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros. He’ll even let you in on a few culinary secrets when you sign up for a cooking class at the inn. On Saturday nights, the inn is hopping with dinner open to the public, so make sure to reserve a table.
When You Go:
Website: Blair House Inn
Innkeepers: Chris and Lois Mahoney
Address: 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr. Wimberley, Texas (TX) 78676
Phone: (512) 847-1111, (877) 549-5450
- Main lodge rooms: starting at $158
- Cottage rooms: starting at $230
- Private cottage: starting at $285
2. Montesino Ranch – Farm Fresh Living
Photo: Courtesy of Montesino Ranch
Two Studio Guest House
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to live on a ranch, then spend a weekend wandering the 200 acres that make up Montesino Ranch. Five minutes from downtown Wimberley, the nine-acre farm produces its own organic vegetables, fruits, and pasture- raised chicken eggs. The ranch operation also raises its own grass-fed organic beef and non-GMO chickens.
A grove of 100-year old pecan trees shades the guest houses that overlook the farm below. Two studios (one upstairs, one downstairs) make up each guest house. These have private bathrooms, which include showers, and the guest houses have both queen beds and single sleeper sofas. Fully-equipped kitchens in each studio even come with complimentary farm-fresh eggs. Also available: a shared outdoor grill and firepit.
Explore the entire property, hiking or biking along the scenic trails throughout the ranch. Bring your camera for tons of photography opportunities, including: landscape, wildlife, ranch animals, and birds. Swim, fish, or paddle-board in the Blanco River that edges the property. Grab a book and a blanket for a quiet afternoon of relaxation.
During growing season, ask for a tour and experience organic farming and ranching firsthand. In the afternoon, visit the barn to purchase fresh produce and meats, and enjoy paying on the honor system by dropping your cash into a cigar box. Then, do your own farm-to-table dinner back at your studio.
When You Go:
Website: Montesino Ranch
Ranch Manager: Pam Mitchell
Address: 300 Little Arkansas Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676
- Downstairs apartment: $140 + $30 cleaning fee
- Upstairs apartment: $155 + $30 cleaning fee
3. Shade Ranch – Your Own Private Water Hole
Endless possibilities for enjoying nature in the Texas Hill Country await you at Shade Ranch. The 25-acre ranch has two homes available for your vacation retreat. Rent one or both, depending the size of your party.
Both homes are perched on a bluff overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Blanco River, and are tucked away in treed seclusion. Casita Grande sleeps up to 12 people, has two living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two fireplaces. But the flagstone porch, hot tub, Bocce court and fire pit will call for you to spend all your time outside.