A Little Bit of Heaven
Wimberley offers ‘a little bit of Heaven’ in the Hill Country. The Texas Hill Country is famous for its beautiful live oak and cypress trees, the hills, the winding roads and the beautiful scenery. Located along Cypress Creek and Blanco River, it is a popular vacation spot. As one of the prettiest areas of the Hill Country, this ‘little bit of Heaven’ has become one of the most popular destinations. As a result, you will find many things to do for couples, individuals and families. Additionally, the town is located only about 45 minutes southwest of Austin and 60 minutes northeast of San Antonio.
History runs deep in the Texas Hill Country. Towns and cities formed from geographical features, proximity to resources and food, and common beliefs. As a result, settlers developed the tools and infrastructure needed to survive. In 1856, William Carvin Winters built ‘Winters’ Mill’, then sold the mill to the Cude family in 1864. In 1874, Pleasant Wimberley acquired the mill and the settlement took on the name ‘Wimberley Mill’.
Although the mill itself closed in 1925, a few pieces of the old mill remain as well as Winters’ home,which now serves as a local museum. On January 19, 1880, Alfred vom Stein applied to have a post office established in the community, calling it “Wimberleyville”. The application was granted, but the name shortened to Wimberley.
Boutique shops range from clothing, kitchen items, wines, flowers, popcorn and even Hill Country patio seats! If you can imagine it, the shops at Wimberley Square probably has a store for you!
Your best bet is to arrive early to find a parking place. Then, find a tea or coffee shop for a bit of caffeine and bite to eat. After that, wander! The friendly local folks will be more than happy to you find the perfect gift or memento. There are multiple options for lunch as well. Once your tummy is full, burn those calories off and walk around the other half of the shops!
At this point in the day – you deserve a break! The Wimberley Square hosts several bars, watering holes and wine tasting rooms to help take the edge off.
Folks love to come to the Market Days the first Saturday of each month from April to December. The Market Day started in 1964 and has now grown to more than 450 booths showing crafts, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, books and just about anything else that a tourist or bargain shopper may be looking for. People come from all over Texas to experience this unique event.
How do you creatively express ‘a little bit of Heaven’? You build a ‘boot tour’! The ‘Bootiful‘ boot tour is a unique combination of local folk art and bill boards. Harnessing the colors, sights and culture of the Texas Hill Country, the artists find creative ways to highlight the sponsors. Many of the boots are within walking distance of each other. Getting to all of them in a day will be a difficult challenge, so why not spend a few days exploring! With nearly 50 boots to explore, we’re confident you’ll find at least one to enjoy.
Our favorite – ‘Hill Country Sunset’ (number 15 on the map)!
Come experience the beauty of the creek and the river, the beautiful trees and winding roads in this unique country village. Spend the weekend or a week in the peaceful atmosphere of this Hill Country destination and you will want to return often. The pace is slow, the people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and you will go home feeling completely relaxed and renewed.
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