Sunday, March 23, 2014


Party Pavillion at Cypress Creek Cottages
A month or two ago we met up with Lexi's future in-laws to check out the Cypress Creek Cottages here in Wimberley. I am constantly amazed by the fact that I have lived here so long, but have discovered so few of Wimberley's hidden treasures.

Each cabin was beautifully decorated, had a fully-furnished kitchenette, and it's own private hot tub. Plus there was even a little dog park on the premisses! A very family- and pet-friendly place, perfect for Nate's sister and her family of five to stay at when they come for the wedding.

While we were there we chatted with one of the owners, and he told us of another project he and his sister had underway -- a hotel down on River Road, in walking distance to the town square! We've been watching its progress ever since.

It's located where the old Angel's Landing used to be -- a rather run-down day spa where you could get massages and facials and such. The footprint may be the same, but that's where any resemblance to its previous incarnation ends.

They have dubbed it Hotel Flora and Fauna.

My friend Sherri is a master-marketer, and is helping them with their launch. They came up with an ab-fab idea for their grand opening -- inviting 12 different local non-profits to set up in each of their 12 guest suites, to hand out literature and answer questions. Each group invited everyone on their mailing list to come for free music and refreshments and, since everyone around was dying to get a peek inside, they all came! Brilliant, no?

A Salt Water Pool Tucked Behind the Mural Wall

As with the cottages, each room has a nice kitchenette, but the look is more serene and sophisticated.

It's not the same family- and pet-friendly place that the cottages are (kids 13 and over only), but if you're looking for a quiet adult get-away, it just might be the place for you!

Best of all, it's located right across the street from one of the best restaurants in town -- The Leaning Pear. And, since it was perfect weather for dining out on their terrace, that's exactly where we headed after the bash!

Now for the amazing synchronistic bit about this whole day! Sherri, the master-marketer, is a friend I met through my blog several years back. They were living on Catalina Island at the time, but knew they wanted to move to the Texas Hill Country when her husband retired from his harbor patrol career. They finally made the move a year or two ago, and have been great friends ever since.

So, as I was leaving her bash, I heard someone call my name. You'll never guess who it was? LaNell! LaNell is another on-line friend whom I met a year or two ago, when we were taking the same art class. She too was planning to move to the Hill Country one day, and started reading my blog. I knew she had finally made the move, but we had yet to meet in person. I simply can't believe she managed to pick me out of that mob - especially since I'm always the one taking pictures, but rarely ever in them!

Sherri said we should start a lunch club of people HCH has lured to Wimberley. We're about to hold our first meeting!

1 comment:

LaNell Taylor said...

Count me in! Great pictures as usual! Thanks