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Fredericksburg + Wimberley = A PERFECT Hill Country Getaway!

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

I'm not the type to go to the same place twice but y'all... we went twice and now I want to go again for round three! The Hill Country is so dreamy filled with endless things to do! Both times we had zero reservations, went with the flow, and let me tell you.. we found some really neat things. So many that we're going to have to make a third trip to fit it all in!


Here are pictures galore of the places we stayed and the things that we did.

 

STAY NUMBER ONE:

THE MOST LUXURIOUS TENT IN WIMBERLEY, TX


Collective Retreat's campsite is just a little over an hour from Fredericksburg and one you don't want to miss. They thought of EVERYTHING. Coffee, games, AC, full bathroom+shower, food to be delivered straight to your tent, an ice chest stocked with ice, furnace, etc. I could go on and on. I just about died over this place. There is a hiking trail on site, access to the river, and in the evenings you can go sit by their community pit and enjoy smore kits provided by them under the stars. It's heaven!

During the day you do NOT want to miss driving into town. Wimberley is by far one of the cutest places I've seen! The streets are lined with shops, boutiques, food, coffee, and desserts galore.

If you do drive in, Ino'z Incorporated is a fabulous place to eat with a stunning outdoor hangout right off the river.

We stayed two nights in our cozy tent and decided on a whim to extend our trip and drive into Fredericksburg.

Best choice we could have made...

https://www.collectiveretreats.com/retreat/collective-hill-country/



Here are a few stops we found along the way to Fredericksburg


1. Jacob's Well!!!

We were driving along and both freaked when we saw the sign for Jacob's Well. I didn't even know we were any where near it but it has always been on my list so of course we pulled in. You do have to make reservations to swim but lucky for us the park wasn't full and they let us in to take a peek. It was a stunning sight and such a pretty hike!


2. Peaches Galore!!!!

If you're a peach lover this drive is for you. Fresh peaches everywhere you look. We found this cute little shop and walked out with yummy peach cider and of course a bag of juicy peaches!!

Next time I'd love to visit an orchard and pick our own!!


STAY NUMBER TWO:

THE COZIEST COTTAGES YOU EVER DID SEE!


This was the place we found on a whim. We were sitting with our feet in the river in Wimberley not ready to leave our tent and decided to spend one more day out in Fredericksburg! How I stumbled across these cozy cottages as I quickly tried to google a place is just beyond me...

I remember telling Dylan, "These are too cute! No way they have anything available for tonight." Much to my surprise they did and once again it was perfect. Like a fairytale. The grounds are stunning with cute little paths, herbs, flowers, and kitties!! They have a giftshop and you can even book a massage!! We didn't get a chance to book one but I'm wishing we did!!

http://www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com/cottage.htm


If you stay here check out Urban Herbal down the street! It such a fun little stop!!

They have a greenhouse, gardens, a labyrinth, and a giftshop with homemade herbal products galore!!! The owners are so friendly and talented. It's a miracle we only walked out with a cute little plant and the most heavenly lavender and vanilla room freshener. I wanted it all!



STAY NUMBER THREE

THE MOST PERFECT, MAGICAL TREEHOUSE!!!


Y'ALL!!!! This was our most recent stay for our third anniversary and it was a dream come true. I am still on cloud nine over here! Sleeping in a treehouse has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and it did not disappoint. I 10/10 recommend to everyone!! Once again, they had everything you could need. AC, a full bathroom + shower, a kitchen that was well stocked, a Keurig with creamer and sugar (That's important!!), blow dryer, record player, an outdoor tub on the top deck, grill and hammock on the lower level, etc. Again, I could go on and on. This site is just minutes away from Main Street in Fredericksburg, all the wineries, and Enchanted Rock!!

Can you tell it was my favorite?? I snapped every single angle of this cutie!!

https://www.honeytreefbg.com/



Here is a list of things we did on this trip:


  1. Hiked Enchanted Rock

Okay, so you DO need a park pass/reservation. We learned this the hard way the first go round but it all worked out for the best! Because we were turned down the first time, we were able to experience it on our second trip at SUNSET. This is the most important advice I have.. GO AT SUNSET!!!!! And of course to make a reservation. It is $8 per adult. We took Summit Trail. It's short and leads you straight to the top of Enchanted Rock for these breathtaking views!


2. Went for a drive to Augusta Vin Winery and Altstadt Brewery

Both are out of this world amazing! Augusta is beyond gorgeous with some really fantastic wine. We did a tasting upstairs with a view that overlooked the whole vineyard first and then ordered another glass and appetizer to enjoy on their downstairs patio. If you are a bread lover like me, the olive oil and herb tray was fantastic!!

Altstadt was icing on the cake after all that wine. We both agreed those were the best meals we'd had in a long time! I got the Fish and Chips and Dylan ordered the Pretzel Melt. Oh and their Hefeweizen was our favorite beer!!

Note: We went during the week so we didn't worry about reservations. It was not crowded at either stop.


3. Stopped at Magnolia Pearl

Unfortunately this beauty was closed but this unique clothing store is right down the street from Altstadt Brewery so I had to get a picture of it and all its glory. The attention to detail is outstanding. Just by the look of the grounds Magnolia Pearl would have so been fun to check out!


4. Visited the Wildseed Farms

Three words.. PEACH ICE CREAM! Even if flowers and plants aren't your thing you have to stop the for peach vanilla swirl ice cream cone. It was to die for. We had missed the wildflowers by a month, but it was beautiful anyways. You can grab a glass of wine and enjoy walking around the grounds. They also have some really yummy butters, jams, salsa's, etc.

Why we didn't snag a jar of that apple cobbler, I don't know...


5. Drove the Willow City Loop

Once again we had just missed the wildflowers. A big bummer but I don't necessarily suggest this drive unless its during wildflower season (March - May). I've heard it's breathtaking!!! Here are a couple of scenic views from our drive. It's peaceful and quiet for sure. We were the only car on the rode for the whole 13 mile drive.


6. Had a lovely patio lunch at Silver Creek Beer Garden and Grille

Their patio is what dreams are made of and so was my meal. That is a delicious Strawberry Limeade Margarita you see there and for my meal I ordered the Angel Hair Pomodoro. It was a perfect lunch to end to our trip!


7. I almost forgot... we stuffed ourselves for breakfast at Squeeze In!

I take pictures of EVERYTHING (you've probably noticed) but for some reason I didn't get a picture of my pancake stack. You'll just have to trust me on this one!! Do yourself a favor and get the Jack Johnson Banana Walnut Pancakes. Are you ready for this..?? They are buttermilk pancakes cooked in toasted walnuts, topped with bananas sautéed in honey butter!!!!!

HEAVEN.ON.EARTH!

They also have a fun raffle going on! The ceiling is covered in cash and before we could ask, I over heard the waitress explaining that you can make a donation and at the end of the year they will pick someone from the bucket for all of the money!! So neat!


 

I hope these photos and links were helpful in planning your next trip to the Hill Country!!

Next time we go I'd love to go peach picking, visit Fat Ass Winery, visit the Elephant Sanctuary and so much more!

Let me know if you have any questions about our trip!!

Happy to help, always!!


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