Wimberley, Texas


Wimberley, located about 18 miles due west of Kyle, is a town filled with rich history and culture.  Rated one of America’s 10 Best Small Towns by Travel Holiday Magazine, Wimberley is perfect for a day trip or even a weekend vacation.  For a glimpse of what to see and do, see below.

Market Days

Enjoy the oldest outdoor marketplace in Texas.  Every first Saturday from March-December featuring over 475 booths so you can shop ‘til you drop.

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EmilyAnn Theatre

The EmilyAnn Theatre is a neat outdoor theatre, similar to something you would find amongst some Greek ruins.  Founded on August 1, 1998 in honor of a fallen performer, the EmilyAnn Theatre’s mission is “to reinvest in the dignity of the human spirit.”

Performances:
Grease:  May 28 – June 20 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights at 8:00 pm)

Romeo and Juliet: July 26 – August 7 (No Sunday Performance)

The Taming of the Shrew: September 7 – October 2 (Friday & Saturday Nights at 8:00 pm)

Events:

Trail of Lights: November 26 – December 31 (Daily)

13th Annual Butterfly Festival April 16, 2011 10am-4pm

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Wimberley Glass Works

In operation since 1992, Wimberley Glass Works offers its patrons an insider’s look into the art of glass blowing.  Owner and Head-Gaffer Tim deJong earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in glass from Temple University.  In 2006, Wimberley Glass Works moved to a larger space to allow for more free demonstrations.  Glass Blowers use a variety of materials, including pure silver and 23 karat gold, to achieve a plethora of unique pieces.

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The Leaning Pear

The Leaning Pear is owned and operated by Rachel and Matthew Buchanan, both native Texans and graduates of Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, the couple relocated to Perugia, Italy, to explore the tastes and techniques of Italian cuisine while teaching English for a year.

They returned to the U.S. for Matthew to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts at the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. While at the C.I.A., Matthew served as Sous Chef at the historic Bird & Bottle Inn in Garrison, NY, and was also featured in the March, 2003, issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Post-culinary school, the two returned to the Texas hill country and worked alongside one another as Executive Chef and Assistant Innkeeper at The Inn Above Onion Creek for several years, all the while dreaming of and planning for a spot of their own.

The opportunity to restore the Lowery House at 111 River Road, one of the oldest structures in the Wimberley Valley, came about in October of 2006. With the help of family and friends, Rachel and Matthew worked for months to create a unique casual dining environment that reflected the color and warmth of the Village of Wimberley. They share a fresh, seasonal and local food philosophy that is carried out in the restaurant’s delightful soups, salads and sandwiches. Their love of the Texas hill country and Matthew’s devotion to inventive cuisine inspire an assortment of delectable culinary creations that are featured in the restaurant’s daily soups and entrée specials.

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Creekhaven Inn

With everything Wimberley has to offer, you might be in need of some R&R.  The Creekhaven Inn offers just that.  The Creekhaven Inn offers 14 fully stocked guest rooms, a garden area with a hot tub and fire pits, private swimming access to Cypress Creek, in-room massages, and a buffet-style breakfast.

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2 Responses

  1. This is a peek into a part of the world I know nothing about – I love the Internet!

    My daughter’s middle names (include) Emily Ann!
    And the swimming hole looks idyllic.

  2. Check out this article from the Statesman about Wimberley’s EIEIO Organic Farm, The Leaning Pear and Linda’s Fine Foods:

    http://www.austin360.com/food-drink/dining/a-fresh-look-at-wimberley-813071.html

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