Road trip: Where to eat, play and stay in Wimberley

Spend a peaceful weekend or day trip in Wimberley, a charming spot about 45 minutes outside Austin in the Texas Hill Country.

Where to stay

1. Mustard Seed Treehouse

The view is gorgeous from this cozy cabin perched on a hill overlooking Wimberley Valley.

  • Features: Kitchen stocked with cooking essentials, balcony, bathtub, air conditioning and heating, WiFi.
  • Rates: $175+ per night.
  • Location: Near Wimberley Square and the Blanco River.
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kitchen and sofa view
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bedroom
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2. Sundown

Designed by a local husband-wife team, this tiny home expertly pairs modern decor with 1970s-inspired textures and tones.

  • Features: Loft bed and sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, spacious yard, charcoal grill, picnic table, hammock, WiFi, air conditioning and heating.
  • Rates: $155+ per night.
  • Location: Near Wimberley Square.
exterior of tiny home
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living room of tiny home
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loft sleeping area of ​​tiny home
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3. The Yurtopian

Book a private or communal yurt at this relaxing, adults-only spot.

  • Features: Outdoor kitchen, private bathroom, hot tub, outdoor shower, fire pit, air conditioning and heating.
  • Rate: $250-$450 per night, depending on the yurt.
  • Address: 135 Winn Ranch Road.
interior bedroom view of yurt
Photo: Grant Pittman Photography
nighttime exterior view of yurt with firepit raging
Photo: Grant Pittman Photography
Where to eat

1. Wimberley Cafe

Grab a coffee and breakfast on the patio of this cozy eatery serving homemade pancakes and waffles all day, every day.

  • Hours: 7am-8:01pm Monday and Tuesday, 7am-2:01pm Wednesday, 7am-8:01pm Thursday-Saturday, 7am-3:01pm Sunday.
  • Address: 101-A Wimberley Square.

2. The Leaning Pear

Dig into Hill-Country inspired cuisine for lunch, from the Bavarian pork roast with buttermilk-rye spätzle to the roasted poblano pimento cheese sandwich.

colorful cauliflower dish
Photo: The Leaning Pear
exterior view of the leaning pear
Photo: The Leaning Pear

3. Chill’s on the Creek

Enjoy dinner and live music at this family-friendly restaurant with shaded outdoor seating right on Cypress Creek.

catfish dinner in a basket
Photo: Chill’s On The Creek
outdoor patio shaded in wimberley
Photo: Chill’s On The Creek
What to do

1. Wimberley Glassworks

Watch free live glassblowing demos and tour art installations at this picturesque gallery and studio located between San Marcos and Wimberley.

a person shape glass
Photo: Eric W. Pohl, courtesy of Wimberley Glassworks
exterior of Wimberley Glassworks
Photo: Wimberley Glassworks

2. Wild West Store

See the “Boot Whisperer” and find your perfect fit at this local gem — one of many good shops near the main square.

  • Make an appointment with owner Ulli Johnston by calling 512-847-1219.
  • Address: 13709 Ranch Road 12.

3. Wimberley Market Days

Every first Saturday of the month, explore hundreds of booths selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, foods and more.

  • The outdoor market is open 7am-3pm on the first Saturday of March through December.
  • Address: 601 FM 2325.
people shop at Wimberley Market Days
Photo courtesy of Wimberley Market Days

Go deeper: Peruse our recommendations for getaways in Fredericksburg, Colorado Bend State Park and New Braunfels — three other beautiful spots within two hours of Austin.

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