Bella Vista Ranch

Visit an Olive Oil producing ranch

First Texas Olive Oil Company

is a family-run business, specializing in FRESH olive oil and other fresh, complementary foods. We base our products on the fruits and vegetables grown at the Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley, Texas alongside our 1,200 olive trees. In 1996 Jack Dougherty, who grew up in the orchards of Santa Clara valley and later had a career working as an executive in the computer industry, purchased a dilapidated ranch with the intention of making it a working ranch. Today it has become an agricultural destination spot. Jack realized that Texas Hill Country soil and weather are akin to the Mediterranean, and he could not resist a stab at growing olives. The olive trees the on Bella Vista Ranch were planted in 1998. Our retail store opened on the ranch in the year 2000, and we opened our "frantoio" (olive pressing facility) in year 2001. Yes, you can grow olive trees in Texas! We have pressed fresh olive oil every year since 2001 and look forward to another "fruitful" pressing this Fall. If you'd like to be notified of our upcoming pressing, and get a chance to taste "fresh off the press" oil, please join our mailing list at: As the dry-county rules in Texas have evolved, we've received our winery license and created Bella Vista Cellars. Bella Vista Cellars produces a range of Italian varietals, as well as blackberry wine, from the fruit off the Ranch. We are passionate about high-quality, fresh produce and products. We invite you to visit our tasting room to sample the olive oil, wine, and other gourmet foods available.

3101 Mt. Sharp Road, Wimberley, TX 78676

Zipline Adventures

Zip Line

The concept of ziplining — which today is primarily an adventure thrill ride — was actually conceived out of necessity. The gravity-fueled conveyance using cables and pulleys threaded between two points was created by workers and residents who needed to quickly transport people and supplies across canyons, rivers, and other impassable areas in remote regions of China, the Costa Rican rainforest, and the Australian Outback.

Ziplining is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing adventure tourism activities. Today, professional ziplining adventure tours can be found worldwide and there is one in Wimberley for all to enjoy. Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Your adventure will begin with trained guides leading you on an educational walking tour. You'll learn about the local ecosystem of plants and wildlife, local history, and other interesting Wimberley area facts.

300 Winn Valley Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676

Cypress Creek Cottages

Well Appointed Pet Friendly Cottages with Private Hot Tubs for all Occasions on Cypress Creek

  • Voted best Bargain in the US by TripAdvisor
  • 12 upscale Cottages on Cypress Creek
  • Pet Friendliest - each pet receives a welcome package
  • Cottages offer kitchens, separate living spaces, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs
  • 150 HD channels, Free movies on demand
  • Free blazingly fast roaming WiFi
  • Private decks and BBQ grills
  • Private Hot Tubs for each cottage
  • Special occasion packages available
  • Common gathering and meeting areas
  • Fenced pet park
  • Pet day care available
  • In-cottage massages available
  • In-cottage phone with free calling
  • Wheelchair accessible cottages available
  • 1 mile from Jacobs Well
  • 1.2 miles from Wimberley Town Square
  • 2.2 miles from Blue Hole Regional

104 Scudder Lane
Wimberley, TX 78070
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R n R Campgrounds

Outdoor water activities

are somewhat limited within Wimberley, however there is a great recreational lake located within 13 miles of the Wimberley area. Canyon Lake has been offering recreational opportunities for over 50 years. RnR Campgrounds is a short drive from Jacobs Well Natural Area. If tubing, fishing, floating, kayaking, hiking or bicycling interest you, this is the place to be. Located in a unique cove nestled on the Guadalupe River where two natural spring creeks converge and feed into the Guadalupe River, this is a hidden gem when it comes to primitive camping in our 8 acre meadow , weekend cabin rental stays or even longer RV camper vacations. Phone contact is quickest.
3660 Tanglewood Trail
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Vineyards and Winery Tours

Hill Country Wineries

Hill Country wineries are hidden gems...enjoy the wines of each location or have a tour for even more fun. Enlisting the services of an areas touring service will enhance your experience. With over 60 Vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms in this central portion of Texas it is easy to see why wine lovers are flocking to the lodges and hotels in the area. Choosing a tour company is easy and many of our lodges have wine tours as part of their special packages if you enjoy venturing out on your own you will be rewarded by the beautiful views, Texas scenery and the wines from the boutique vineyards.

Mount Gainor Inn near Dripping Springs welcomes many during the seasonal 290 Wine Trail.
Some 'close in' wineries:
are all located within a 20 minute drive from the Wimberley Square

Click here to find more wine, vineyard and tour information

Art Galleries and Workshops

Artists have been long

been drawn to the Wimberley valley, 'A Little bit of Heaven'. Many people discover the beautiful Texas Hill Country and are quickly taken by the sense of energy, the thriving cultural scene and the supportive artist's community. With so many artists within the area they naturally needed outlets for their artwork. Art shows abound as do Art Galleries. In fact there is so much wonderful artwork that many of the local stores also feature local artists work.

All media are represented and if you want to dabble there are even classes available for painting, jewelry making, photography, weaving, glass work and more. Wimberley Artist Workshops brings an array of nationally acclaimed artists to share their knowledge. Ply offers classes in weaving along with loom rental plus weaving supplies. Silo Glass offers fused glass classes, all supplies furnished and no experience needed. Arbor Gate Studio offers workshops for jewelry creation.

Visit any or all of these galleries to view the artists' work.
  • Art on 12
  • The Wildflower Art Gallery
  • Bent Tree Gallery of Wimberley
  • Gallery on the Square
  • Grahamstock Glass
  • Wimberley Fine Arts Center
  • Under One Roof
  • Wimberley Fine Arts Center

Workshops and classes open to the public. Click here to locate a Wimberley Gallery or artist.
Click here to check for current events.

Hotel Flora and Fauna

For Business or Pleasure, Hotel Flora & Fauna is the place to stay!

  • Lovely 12 room eco-friendly boutique hotel
  • Free Breakfast every day - all day
  • Beautifully decorated studio suites
  • Top rated service, amenities, and comforts
  • 150 HD channels, Free Movies on Demand
  • Free super fast WiFi
  • Heated pool and large spa
  • In suite massage services available
  • Lovely courtyard with evening light show
  • Pets and kids, 12 and older, always welcome
  • Hassle free check-in and check-out
  • 0.2 miles to Wimberley town Square
  • 1.0 mile to Blue Hole Regional Park

400 River Road
Wimberley, TX 78070
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Jacob's Well Natural Area is a Day Use Facility and open year long. The swimming season runs May 1st through October 1st.
Reservations are required, click here.


the first Hays County - owned preserve includes 81.5 acres surrounding the Jacob's Well artesian spring. This ecological resource is the most significant and...
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Jacob's Well

The Artesian spring, is a favorite swimming spot in Wimberley and is also the head waters to Cypress Creek. The water is supplied to the spring by the Trinity...
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Trails for all to enjoy

Access to the spring requires a hike of approximately 1900' (580m) from the parking area.. Sturdy foot wear is advised, strollers and coolers are not advised...
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JWNA News and Information

Updated timely news, hours of operation, guidelines, regulations, maps, contact information and what to expect when visiting...
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The Nature Center

Serves as an educational center, containing historical prints, fossils, informative displays and an area where Master Naturalist of Hays County...
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The Fatal Allure of Jacob's Well

Louie Bond tells of the history and the mystery of this natural wonder.On the surface, the scene is timeless.
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