This is a view of Smith Creek at the property line. Our stretch of creek begins at the falls and snakes through our 12 acres.
Edelweiss is a lovely country home on the banks of beautiful Smith Creek, yet only minutes from the fabulous shopping and dining of downtown Wimberley. This spacious house is perfect for family and friend gatherings. Take a stroll through the 12 acres of creek side nature (2 private, 10 shared with the owners), watch the deer graze as you enjoy your morning coffee, strum your guitar beside the fire pit, challenge your friends to a game of pool, watch your kiddos play in the tree house, have a family bbq on the gorgeous back deck, snuggle up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, and feel the stress of your daily life melt away.
The name Edelweiss belongs to a delicate white flower that grows in the Alps, made famous in The Sound of Music. From the morning songs of the sweet, chirping birds to the evening orchestra courtesy of the frogs and toads along the creek, we like to say that the Hill Country is alive with the sound of music! Here you get the privacy and serenity of a country home with all the amenities of modern life, including wifi. During the house remodel the kitchen was built from scratch, and some of the furniture was hand made by the owner, a professional woodworker. The house has two and a half baths, three bedrooms (king, queen, and three twin beds), plus a large game room with two queen futons, games for kids of all ages, and a pool table. Add that to the spacious living room with a fold-out couch, dining room with a table for 8, and the large deck with a beautiful hand-made picnic table, and you’ve got the perfect space for your family and friend retreat! At Edelweiss the owners are environmentally conscious. They offer full recycling, use environmentally friendly dish soap, provide recycled paper products, offer a reverse-osmosis filtration system to eliminate the need for bottled water, and landscape minimally with native low-water plants.
If you plan to visit in the summer with children, you might also be interested in enrolling in one of the owner’s fun art classes next door. Jennifer, a TX certified art teacher, offers the best creative summer camps for small, peaceful groups in her creek side studio. Check out her offerings for kids ages 6+ at Agua Fresca Studios.
We are confident that Edelweiss will exceed your expectations. Just read some of the comments from the previous guests. The owners really go out of their way to add those special touches to make your trip complete, such as keeping the kitchen stocked with condiments and basics that you may have forgotten. When their chickens can keep up you’ll even find fresh, organic eggs in the fridge. You won’t want to leave Edelweiss, but you can always come back for another visit!
Pets allowed at $50 per pet and we ask that you leave cash or check for the pet fee with the keys upon checkout. Pets must be declared to the owners in advance, preferably at the time of booking. We ask that if dogs are left unattended at the home that they be crated and that they remain on leash when outside the fenced yard if they might be inclined to chase a cat, chicken or child. Thanks!
Interaction with Guests
This home sits on two private acres and we allow our guests as much privacy as possible. We invite guests to explore our 10 shared acres, though, and are happy to strike up a conversation in passing. We love meeting new people!
Other Things to Note
There is a lovely creek view from the backyard, but the bank is steeper here and access down to the water is not super easy. There are multiple easy creek access points on the shared 10 acres, though. While our creek is a year 'round creek, our extended Texas drought has taken its toll on area springs and water levels can fluctuate during hot, dry spells.
Here are our house rules. We put lots of love and attention into making this space to share with you. Thank you for treating our home with the same care and respect you would expect from visitors in your own home.
*Check-in time is 4:00pm, and check-out time is 11:00am. Please be mindful of these times, as the cleaning staff is usually on a really tight schedule. Thanks!
*We allow pets at a $50 charge for each pet. Please be prepared to leave a check or cash for the pet fee, if applicable.
*Smoking is only permitted outside. Please dispose of cigarette butts.
*If you wish to enjoy the fire pit, please respect burn bans, avoid lighting a fire in high winds, burn only wood, and make sure the fire is out with the hose before turning in for the night. We strive to keep a supply of firewood for our guests, but can’t guarantee it. You can find firewood at the Exxon station on RR12, if needed.
*There is a reverse osmosis filtration system on the kitchen sink which provides excellent drinking water. Therefore, there's no need to buy bottled water!
*Thank you for leaving dirty linens and towels by the washer and dryer upon departure and washing all dirty dishes.
*Visitors or additional guests must be cleared by the owner in advance.
*Children must be supervised at all times.
*This house has a septic system. PLEASE BE GENTLE. Do not flush any feminine products or non-degradable items down the toilet and dispose of kitchen grease in the trash when cool.
*The Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that the guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
This home was everything we had anticipated from the description. We were a group of three couples. The house is just right for such a group - the bedrooms are comfortable and the kitchen is beautiful, spacious and well equipped. We had originally planned to do lots of adventuring in the region - and we did take a couple of day trips - but we ended up spending most of our time relaxing together in the comfortable and spacious living room, listening to music and talking and cooking delicious meals together. We did not have very good weather, even for February, so we could sit outside on only a few occasions, but we nevertheless enjoyed the views through the ample windows. Jennifer and Gregory are great hosts, we had a grand time, and we would unhesitatingly recommend this Creekside Country Home to anyone.
Jennifer and Gergory's space was unbelievable. After looking through the pictures on the website I was very impressed with the property. Once I arrived, I was shocked at how little justice the photos do it. There was ample space for our 10 guests and then some, as well as a number of cozy common areas and a kitchen that made cooking for 10 a complete breeze. The surrounding area was beautiful to stroll around in. I would definitely stay here again in an instant.
WOW! The reviews were great, but the stay was even better than what we expected. Jennifer had decorated their beautiful farm home for Christmas complete with a beautiful tree and stockings over the fire place.
We are from Oregon and our 3 sons families live in Texas so we decided to use this venue for us to get together. Our toddlers loved the toys, Legos and trucks. The adults enjoyed the horseshoes, and pool table. Super hosts! Would stay there again.
Perfect weekend! The home was amazing, plenty of room, extremely clean, the beds were so comfortable! The weather was awful but it didn't stop our group from having a wonderful time!, thank you to Jennifer and Gregory for being such gracious hosts!
We had the most wonderful time at the house of Jennifer and Gregory. The house couldn't have been more perfect, clean, spacious, well equipped and I appreciated very much that whenever I had a question, Jennifer answered with all I needed to know. It was a house we all could relax in while getting ready for our daughter's wedding at the same time. Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us.
Luzia and Jovino
We went for the second time and brought both sets of grandparents and our 10 month old along with 2 big dogs and 2 little dogs. We had a great time. There was a enough room for everyone and if you didn't feel like going out there is plenty of stuff for everyone to do in the house. The property is gorgeous and we took a walk down to the creek. They left fresh eggs for us in the fridge and there were plenty of accommodations to make family meals at home. Its easy to feel right at home there. Its a beautiful and spacious house and we were grateful for the time we got to spend with our family.
We had a wonderful time at this house. The accommodations were perfect for my girls weekend, and we will definitely be coming back to stay again. Jennifer and Greg responded quickly to any questions I had and they were very laid back and easy to deal with.
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Jennifer and Gregory live and work on their property in Wimberley, Texas. Jennifer is an artist, working in oil paint and teaches art classes to children in her studio. Next door to Jennifer's studio is Gregory's woodshop where he designs and builds custom wood furniture. They have a big vegetable garden on the property as well as several chickens, cats, and a faithful old dog.