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Creekhaven Inn

400 Mill Race Lane, Wimberley, Texas 78676
Innkeeper(s): Pat and Bill Appleman
  • Introduction

    Creekhaven Inn View from decks of hot tub areaTexas Hill Country elegance is yours at this romantic waterfront haven, lush in natural setting, exquisite décor and gracious hospitality. Nestled on the banks of the Cypress Creek just downstream from "Blue Hole," and within walking distance of the Wimberley Village Square, Creekhaven Inn is a secluded paradise.

    Bring that special someone on a romantic getaway to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or just enjoy being together. With fourteen rooms, over 1,500 square feet of indoor public meeting space, and expansive decks, patios and gardens, this is the perfect place to hold your next family reunion, business retreat or intimate wedding. Each room is unique in design and as individual as you are providing the ultimate in resort accommodations. Float and relax in the spring fed creek or take a walk through the ancient Cypress trees. Let Creekhaven Inn be your personal getaway.

    Creekhaven Inn Hot Tub & CascadeCentrally located in the Texas Hill Country, Creekhaven Inn is the perfect lodging facility for a romantic getaway or personal retreat to rejuvenate your soul. A secluded paradise, Creekhaven Inn is its own destination point while being within short driving distance to Canyon Lake, Gruene, New Braunfels, San Marcos Outlet Malls, Cabellas, the Salt Lick, Mandola Estates, Schlitterbahn and Texas State University. Fredericksburg, Luchenbach, Austin and San Antonio are within an hours driving distance.

    Creekhaven Inn Main House Meeting Room
    Main House Meeting Room
    Creekhaven Inn Main House Dining Room
    Main House Dining Room

    Fifteen miles from I-35, Wimberley and Creekhaven Inn are the closest hill country destination points to Houston, and a convenient location for those coming from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Find unique antiques, crafts, artwork and other fine collectibles in Wimberley's shops and galleries, or at market days, the largest in Texas. The environment here lends itself to creative energies, and the music found in small venues is simply incredible. Walk up to "Blue Hole," voted one of the top ten swim holes in Texas. Go on the Texas Wine tour, watch the artisans at Wimberley Glass Works, or view this scenic valley by Zipline.

    Creekhaven Inn Hot Tub
    Hot Tub
    Creekhaven Inn A fun place to be
    A fun place to be

    Relax in the scented bathwaters of your large spa soaking or jetted tub. Rinse under the forceful, soothing Wimberley waters in your shower while cleansing with our natural soaps and shampoos. When you finish you will find European made bath towels to caress your skin before slipping into Creekhaven Inn provided robes with soft terry cloth lining providing the ultimate in comfort and warmth.

    A Mini-fridge and microwave is provided in your room opening up possibilities for that chilled bottle of wine and fondue to enjoy in front of the fire before calling it a night and slipping into the plush pillow top bed with 400 count linen that will provide you with one of the most restful nights you've had in a long time. When your alarm wakes you in the morning enjoy our in room gourmet coffee while taking in mother-nature from your deck or balcony.

    Creekhaven Inn Cypress Creek, restful and inspiring
    Cypress Creek, restful and inspiring
    Creekhaven Inn Waterfall in front of Inn office
    Waterfall in front of Inn office

    Every room at Creekhaven Inn is designed to awake your senses starting with the specially designed faux finishes by decorative artist Denice Calley, hand-made bedspreads with deep rich fabrics, antique furnishings and classic prints that are all brought together to make your room its own piece of art.

    Luxury Rooms
    • Private luxurious spa bathrooms with showers
    • Whirlpools baths, Jacuzzis for 2, or soaking tubs
    • Each room offers unique furnishings and decors
    • Custom made bedspreads & headboards with warm "faux" finished walls
    • Plush, pillow-top mattresses (All King or Queen sized)
    • Gas & Wood Fireplaces (available in cool months)
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Air Conditioning
    • Private decks or balconies with Cypress Creek View
    Upscale Amenities
    • Bathrobes in each room for guest use
    • European made bath towels
    • Natural soaps and shampoo
    • 100 % Soft Cotton Linen
    • Mini - refrigerators in-room
    • Microwaves in-room
    • Gourmet Coffee and Tea Service in-room
    • In-room Cable TV
    • Radio/Alarm Clock
    • DVD Players available for use in your guest room
    • Wireless Internet connection available
    • Reading library available for guest use
    • Gift items available for purchase
    • Creekhaven Art Gallery throughout the Inn - representing local Wimberley artists
    Creekhaven Inn View of guest deck from hot tub
    View of guest deck from hot tub
    Creekhaven InnWaterfalls abound
    Waterfalls abound

    Personal Treats

    • Hot Tub ~ We have added a new amenity for our guests! Enjoy the wonderful night sky view while relaxing in the warm water and soothing jets of our new 6-8 people Hot Tub located in the garden area.
    • Private access to the Cypress Creek for swimming, floating or relaxing
    • Walking distance to the Village of Wimberley Square for shopping & dining
    • Outdoor Fire pits
    • Scrumptious Breakfasts ~ Your hot breakfast is served buffet style.
    • Friday evening guest reception
    • In-room massage can be scheduled for you
    • Romance Packages for that Special Occasion
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pat for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    For a special occasion in their lives. Anniversary, Birthday, Girls Getaways, Just time to be together.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Creekhaven sits on over three acres of creek front property with ancient cypress, pecan, walnut and live oak trees gracing its grounds blending in to expansive decks, patios and water features to provide a respite for our guests that relaxes the mind and soothes the soul. We are adjacent to Blue Hole Regional park and one half mile from the center of the Wimberley village square.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Wimberley is a “piece of heaven.” We are friendly and reach out to our visitors to ensure that they feel welcome. We are situated in a valley, and the village square is formed by the confluence of the beautiful spring fed Cypress Creek and Blanco River. We have unique shops, galleries, live music, live theater and restaurants to enjoy as well as award winning wineries, distilleries, breweries, bonsai nurseries and olive orchard ranches producing olive oil. You can enjoy an afternoon watching artisans blow glass, or dine creekside.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We consistently hear that our website is wonderful, but it can’t capture the actual beauty and tranquility that our guests experience once they get here.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Creekhaven Inn!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Swimming, kayaking, zipline, wineries, breweries, distilleries, olive orchards, Bonsai Nursery, Wimberley Glass Works, Cowboy Museum, shops and galleries, live music or theater.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are adjacent to Blue Hole Regional Park and one half mile to the center of the Wimberley village square.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    In Wimberley would be Kate’s Place, Leaning Pear, and Inoz Brew and Chew. Mandola’s Trattoria Lisina or Salt Lick Barbecue are two local favorites just outside of Wimberley.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? and

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets and can refer owners to area boarding.


  • Executive Retreats and Meeting Packages

    Creekhaven Inn is ideal for your next meeting, with 14 sleeping rooms and suites, a conference room and wonderful breakout spaces. The peace and serenity of our property will provide your attendees a perfect venue for creativity and renewal. Please contact us for meeting package rates and availability. Government Per Diem available for qualified agencies.

    Contact Person: Pat Appleman Innkeeper/Owner, 1.800.827.1913

  • How to Find Us

    From Austin, TX: take Route 290 West to Dripping Springs, turn left on RR12, go 15 miles to Wimberley. Go through the 3 traffic lights and make immediate left turn on to Mill Race Lane. Continue to the end of the land 1/2 mile to the fork in the road and bear right at the tree. Go to 2nd large white building on he left and park. Enter the main house through the sliding glass doors on the patio to register. Knock on the office door for the Innkeeper.

    From Houston, TX: From IH10, take it to Hwy 80 and exit for Luling. Stay on 80 through Luling follow signs to San Marcos. (watch for speed traps in Luling. In San Marcos go under I35 and turn left to enter hwy going south to exit 202 (Wonder World and RR 12) Stay on RR12 to Wimberley 15 miles, cross over Blanco River bridge and through the village square. Cross over the Cypress Creek and make immediate right turn on Mill Race Lane. Continue to the end of the land 1/2 mile to the fork in the road and bear right at the tree. Go to 2nd large white building on he left and park. Enter the main house through the sliding glass doors on the patio to register. Knock on the office door for the Innkeeper.

    From San Antonio, TX: take I-35 North to San Marcos exit 202 (Wonder World and RR 12) Stay on RR12 to Wimberley 15 miles, cross over Blanco River bridge and through the village square. Cross over the Cypress Creek and make immediate right turn on Mill Race Lane. Continue to the end of the land 1/2 mile to the fork in the road and bear right at the tree. Go to 2nd large white building on he left and park. Enter the main house through the sliding glass doors on the patio to register. Knock on the office door for the Innkeeper.

  • Guest Comments

    "Just four days ago my wife and I came back from a two-week mission trip in Botosani, Romania. We thought that we had seen the most beautiful place in the world. We stand corrected! This enchanted treasure is a place where nature and beauty collided. I will always remember the fawns, squirrels, giant trees, warm hospitality and the fairy tale like atmosphere of this hidden treasure. The creek is magical." P & CM, Frisco, TX

    "The room is so cozy and beautiful." K & RD, Springs, TX

    "We found a treasure. Everything is lovely. We love the peace and beauty of the trees and creek, the lovely appointments of the room. Just wish we could stay longer." F & EM, Hewitt, TX

    "This property is like a scene from an enchanted fairytale - whimsical, magical, peaceful. We enjoyed every moment of our stay, watching the toads and frogs hop across the pathways, looking up at the stars through cypress treetops, drinking coffee on the bank of the cypress creek. The room is wonderful, very well appointed, it was like spending a night in old Mexico. The basket of breakfast goodies delivered to the door was also very nice. We will be back." K & JB, Austin, TX

    "WOW! This is one of those places that you just do not want to leave. Creekhaven Inn is really a complete paradise. The rooms and their furnishings are absolutely beautiful, the property itself is a natural treasure and Bill & Pat are wonderful hosts!" G & PM, Grapevine, TX

    "Absolutely beautiful. You did not miss a thing. The bed is so comfortable and the grounds are beautiful." BC, Hunter, TX

    "What a wonderful retreat. Everything was great - the grounds, room and wildlife. You have a lovely little treasure here." J & GL, Austin, TX

    "Unbelievable. We couldn’t have found a more perfect getaway." J & VK, Grapevine, TX

    "Absolute wonderfulness! We love your place. So serene. You do have a treasure here. Our weekend was glorious!" J & B, Dallas, TX

    "We had a wonderful stay here. Not only is this place, the owners, Pat and Bill made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Best part of the room? Definitely the bed! We slept like babies." M & SK, The Woodlands, TX

    "A lovely, visually peaceful retreat." D & HV, Houston, TX

    "I really enjoyed my respite in your lovely inn. All the special touches and tasteful decorations complement the natural beauty of the location." PW, Chapel Hill, TX

    "From the bath towels to the bed linens you both have done a fabulous job of promoting your guests rest and relaxation! The location is wonderful, the wildlife adorable and the breakfast yummy!" A & TK, Denton, TX

    "What a delight! The room is so well appointed. We enjoyed our brief but relaxing stay." C & F, Arlington, TX

    "What a wonderful place to de-stress from the holidays! The room was beautiful. We especially liked the fireplace and the tub! The breakfast in a basket was great!" P & G, Austin, TX

    "We were here for only one night and morning, but it was enough time to realize that this is the place to stay in Wimberley. The whole place is so pretty and peaceful. The rooms are beautifully decorated, relaxing and clean. Love the tub! Also loved the robe! Bill and Pat, you both are really nice people and have done such a wonderful job with this place. We appreciate the nice getaway." B & AB, Richmond, TX

    "We feel that we are nestled into an enchanted forest here! And then to wake up to "snow on the ground and resting on the branches" we couldn't have planned it better! I love the Gold Poppy. It's like India meets Texas! I've never bathed in a more comfortable bath or slept in a more comfortable bed!" C & N, Houston, TX

    "The opportunity to relax and unwind is a welcome chance for anyone. For my wife, self and 5 month old in the belly, it was a Godsend in the form of cozy room, delicious meal, good fellowship and the presence of nature found here. There's something real and earnestly alive about this place. Experiencing that helps to revive the same quality in each of us, a quality that city life tends to glaze over and harden. Bill and Pat, thanks for your hospitality." D & CH, San Antonio, TX