#TXAway: Experience Luxury In Nature At Spoon Mountain

by Gracie Watt on December 22, 2022 in Living Texas, Travels,

Wimberley is the small town dream that looks straight out of a postcard. Spoon Mountain Glamping is right near all the local shops and places that make this quaint town outside of Austin the place we love.

The masterminds behind Spoon Mountain are Yvette and Ken, who have lived, worked, and raised two children and owned businesses in Wimberley for more than 25 years, according to their website.

Enjoy the safari feel of Spoon Mountain, as the three tents are actually sourced from South Africa. Photo Gracie Watt

After running a successful Med Spa– still located in front of Spoon Mountain- they had the opportunity to buy the space behind it that has now become Spoon Mountain Glamping, which has three main glamorous tents called Chism, Kingfisher and Shaka. 

“We spent years dreaming and planning a space where other couples could reconnect and rejuvenate. We found the perfect Safari tents in South Africa and had them shipped here where we created this hillside retreat. Our goal is to provide a unique, private, and unforgettable experience for our guests,” the couple says. The South African feel of Spoon Mountain is complete with trees that look like they came straight out of the safari. 

While your tent is a very private getaway, community is also emphasized as there is a hangout on the grounds complete with games, a hot tub, sauna, fire pit and more where you can meet your fellow glampers. 

Feel Like A Queen In The Kingfisher Tent

One of my favorite touches in the Kingfisher tent is how it was all decorated for Christmas. They had a festive couples game, red and white pillows and a mistletoe on the chandelier. Photo Gracie Watt

We were lucky enough to stay in the Kingfisher tent, which has a king sized bed, kitchenette (including a sink, fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, electric kettle and dishes), a seating area with plenty of games provided and a beautiful full bathroom with all the amenities you would need. We were greeted with a sweet little charcuterie board and topo chicos. We noticed that Spoon Mountain is a very handicap accessible place with accommodations in the shower and ramps leading up to the tent. 

Spoon Mountain has lots of games inside the tents like Scrabble, Mancala and more,but outside they also have cornhole, a seesaw and a ring toss game. Photo Gracie Watt

Outside of the Kingfisher tent there is a wrap-around deck with wooden chairs in the front to gaze out into the hill country and hear the sounds of cars passing. In the back of the tent there are also seating areas, a table and even an outdoor tub. Behind the tent there is a hammock and a grill with a picnic table. 

You can gather around the fire pit with your fellow glampers and “collect moments, not things.”
Photo Gracie Watt

Into The Town Of Wimberley

Wimberley is personally one of my favorite Texas towns. This is thanks to the generous and kind people you meet there, how vibrant the trees get in fall, a surprisingly great food scene, and how close together everything is. 

Community Pizza and Beer Garden

At Community Pizza and Beer Garden you can actually watch your pizza being made in the brick oven as you sit at the bar and enjoy some of their draft beers. Photo Gracie Watt

Just a few minutes from Spoon Mountain we found Community Pizza and Beer Garden. This spot was obviously a local-favorite as there were so many people hanging out by the fire pits, kids playing on the playground structures, dogs, and of course delicious pizza!

This place has a menu full of tasty appetizers, sharable salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and a tiramisu for dessert. We decided to go with the Caesar Salad and Blanco Margherita Pizza. The brick oven pizza was so tasty and the overall vibe of this restaurant makes it one of the greats in Wimberley. 

The menu doesn’t end there. As a beer garden, this spot has tons of draft beer options as well as wine, cocktails and packaged beers. You can’t go wrong with any of the choices. 

Cypress Creek Coffee House

At Cypress Creek Coffee House, we ordered a chai latte and a vanilla latte as well as “The Texan” and the “Oh, So Sweet” from the Waffle Bar. Photo Gracie Watt

In the morning, we headed to Cypress Creek Coffee House, which had amazing customer service, lots of coffee options and the fluffiest waffles I’ve had. They have lots of pastry and breakfast choices as well. Lattes are served with a biscotti cookie on top. With each bag of coffee purchased, they make a donation to a Texas charity. Some house favorites from the waffle bar include “The Texan,” topped with berries and cream and the “Oh, So Sweet” with nutella, strawberries and coconut flakes. The fresh ingredients really made these waffles. 

At Hill Country Collectibles you can find jewelry, canvas art, dreamcatchers and these gourds that have been repurposed into art. Photo Gracie Watt

Hill Country Collectables is a sister store to the coffee house that has tons of local Native American art and jewelry, and was so cool to look around. If you are looking for unique gifts and a way to support local, this shop is a great option. 

Another sister store is Wimberley’s Candy Cottage, which will bring all your childhood dreams to life as soon as you walk through the door. They have a huge selection of candies and they have old fashioned bottled soft drinks and Blue Bell ice cream. You’ll walk away with a smile on your face.

Salt water taffy, hard rock candy, pop rocks and even candy cigarettes- you can find all the candies that make you nostalgic and more at Wimberley’s Candy Cottage. Photo Gracie Watt

Wimberly Zipline Adventures 

Zipline over, around and through the trees with beautiful views of the hill country at Wimberley Zipline Adventures. Photo Gracie Watt

Swing high above the cypresses and junipers in the Hill Country at Wimberley Zipline Adventures. We had a really cool group and we all had so much fun under the instruction of the guides, who were all really funny and entertaining and made sure we were all safe and comfortable. There are 10 ziplines, and this excursion does require a bit of hiking, which we loved. Some lines are super fast and some are longer so that you can really enjoy the views of the twin sisters like old baldy, the locally famous hills. 

The guides at Wimberley Zipline make your experience fun and memorable as well as safe. Another fun element of this place was the helmets with funky hairstyles. Photo Gracie Watt

A Perfect Weekend At Spoon Mountain Glamping: Our Suggested Itineraries


  • Play games like cornhole and try your hand at the ring toss or getting on the seesaw
  • Hang out in your personal hammock or sit in the wooden chairs and enjoy hill country views
  • Head into town for Community Pizza and Beer Garden 
  • Spend the night playing games in your tent and enjoying the hot tub and sauna


  • Morning at Cypress Creek Coffee House enjoying lattes and waffles
  • Check out sister stores – Hill Country Collectables for local Native American gifts and Wimberley’s Candy Cottage to get some sweet treats for later
  • Walk around town and explore the vintage stores and more
  • Head to Wimberley Zipline Adventures for a few hours of high-flying fun
  • Stop by one of Wimberley’s many local wine shops
  • Check out any of Wimberley’s other great local restaurants
  • Enjoy your tent at Spoon Mountain where you can even take an outdoor bubble bath


  • Stop by Shamrock Tacos before leaving town. It is in a gas station, but these tacos are really good. Another great Wimberley taco option is Mima’s Kitchen, but just remember that they are closed on Sundays. 

Spoon Mountain Glamping: 210 Masonic Lodge Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

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Cover photo Gracie Watt

Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.