Attractions in Wimberley and Near the Inn

There is so much to do and explore in the Texas Hill Country. Spend your nights at Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch, and let us help you plan your days with activities and adventures that suit your style. From hiking along one of the many local paths and trails to taking a scenic drive to one of our nearby small towns for shopping or dining, or visiting one of the many nearby wineries, distilleries, or breweries… there is something for every visitor. And, or course, you can’t miss Wimberley Square filled with shops, eateries, and watering holes.

We would be happy to assist you in planning your adventures. The following should give you a good idea of what the Hill Country has to offer!

Explore Nature and Hiking Trails

Onsite at the Inn

Our Inn spans 25 acres, offering plenty of space for walking and hiking anytime. Enjoy the serene landscape right at your doorstep.

Blue Hole Park

Blue Hole Park is perfect for a leisurely walk or a more challenging hike. Its scenic trails and lush greenery make it a favorite among visitors.

Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well features a nature preserve and beautiful walking areas. It’s an excellent spot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

Old Baldy

Climb the 218 rock steps at Old Baldy to witness breathtaking views of the Wimberley Valley. It’s a short but rewarding hike.

Canyon Lake

A short drive from the Inn, Canyon Lake offers fantastic hiking opportunities. For detailed trail information, check out AllTrails for Canyon Lake.

Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Located just outside Dripping Springs, this nature preserve boasts several walking trails that showcase the region’s natural beauty.

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In addition to the walking trails at the inn, Wimberley and the surrounding areas offer numerous hiking trails and outdoor adventures. Hike or swim at the Blue Hole Regional Park or Jacob’s Well Natural Area; take a tour of a working olive oil ranch or soar through the area on a zip line.

Wine and Olive Tours

Texas Hill Country Olive Company 

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company offers tastings and tours near Dripping Springs. Learn more about its offerings here.

Favorite Wineries

Driftwood Estate Winery: Great wines, stunning views, and a bistro open on weekends.

Wimberley Valley Winery: Enjoy good wine, outdoor seating, and food trucks on weekends.

Fall Creek Winery: Across from Saltlick, with a lovely patio atmosphere.

Saltlick BBQ Winery: A great spot for wine while waiting for a table at Saltlick BBQ.

Duckman Winery: Located at Trattoria Lisina, a beautiful setting with a well-regarded wine club.

Seventh Son Winery: Just a few miles from the Inn, it’s perfect for ending a wine tour with its laid-back outdoor seating.

Additionally, explore wine shops and tasting rooms in Wimberley such as Sip, Ranch Brand Wine & Spirits, Hill Country Wine Shop, and Dos Olivos.

Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

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Take a tour and sample award-winning fare from one of the many local wineries, breweries, or distilleries just a short drive from the inn.

Driftwood Winery is one of our favorite spots to visit.

Shopping in Wimberley

Wimberley offers boutique shops, art galleries, crafts, antiques, coffee, ice cream shops, and wonderful restaurants.

Dine in Wimberley at :

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Be sure to take a day to stroll through our local shops and farmers’ markets, but make sure to return to the inn in time for the sunset and a relaxing evening on  the porch.

Scenic Country Drives

We recommend beautiful country drives to neighboring small towns:

Fredericksburg: Through Blanco, Luckenbach, and Stonewall. Enjoy boutique shopping and the Pacific War Museum.

Johnson City to Fredericksburg: Resembles Napa Valley with numerous wineries.

Luckenbach: Famous for its music, old dance hall, and bar at the post office.

Albert: Known for its old dance hall, good music, and food trucks on weekends.

Boerne: Great for boutique shops and restaurants.

Comfort: Close to Boerne, with excellent antique shopping.

Gruene: Home to the oldest dancehall in Texas, with downtown shops and restaurants.

New Braunfels: Near Gruene, famous for antique shops.

Scenic Drives

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After a hearty breakfast at our inn, just hop in your car and enjoy a Hill Country drive. No matter which direction you choose, you will find amazing views of the rolling hills, wildflowers, oak trees, cows, horses and wildlife. Stop along the way for a picnic near one of the parks or streams or dine and shop for unique finds in one of the many local small towns. If you let us know your preferences, we can help!

How to Spend a Day in Wimberley

Rise and Shine: Wake up in a luxurious king-sized iron bed at Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch. Step out onto your porch or deck to witness the stunning sunrise over the Texas Hill Country.

Enjoy Breakfast: Savor a homemade, farm-to-table breakfast at the Inn while enjoying the views from the spacious breakfast room or the deck.

Walk the Trails: Explore the 25 acres of trails at the Inn, spotting wildlife, a spring-fed creek, and a vibrant garden.

More Hiking: For more adventure, head to Blue Hole Park, Jacob’s Well, or Old Baldy.

Zipline: Experience the thrill of ziplining in the Texas Hill Country with Wimberley Zipline.

Coffee Break: Revive with coffee or tea at Sip, Cypress Creek Coffee House, or Blanco Brew.

Shop: Visit Wimberley’s unique boutiques and shops. Don’t miss the largest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country on the first Saturday of each month.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Wimberley Café, Chills on the Creek, Creekhouse Kitchen & Bar, or Leaning Pear.

Explore Art: Check out local art galleries and bring home a piece created by a local artist.

Swim: Cool off in Blue Hole, Jacob’s Well, or along the Blanco River.

Float or Fish: Book a float or fly fishing trip on the Guadalupe River.

Boating: Rent a boat on Canyon Lake for skiing, swimming, or fishing.

Wine Tours: Visit Driftwood Winery, Wimberley Valley Winery, Fall Creek Winery, and Seventh Son Winery.

Country Drives: Enjoy picturesque drives with picnic stops to see wildlife, creeks, meadows, and quaint towns.

Evening Relaxation: Socialize at local spots like Social on the Square, Hill Country Wine Shop, Ranch Brand Winery & Distillery, the Shady Llama, or Devil’s Backbone Tavern.

Sunset Viewing: Return to the Inn for a stunning sunset. Don’t forget your camera!

Dinner: Dine at Trattoria Lisina, Hays City Store, Salt Lick BBQ, Tilly’s at Camp Lucy, or Palmer’s in San Marcos.

Night Activities: Watch a movie under the stars around the firepit at the Inn with drinks and s’mores, or relax in the hot tub and stargaze.

Sleep: Drift off to sleep with the sounds of nature in the fresh country air.

Small Towns

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There are numerous quaint and fun small towns just a short and scenic drive from the inn. Here are a few just a short drive from the inn that we think you will enjoy. Read more here.

Discover the charm and beauty of Wimberley, Texas, and create unforgettable memories at the Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch.

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