Written by Shirley T
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:00
Started as a gastronomy adventure to Driftwood for The Salt Lick BBQ, we later detoured to explore Wimberley - a small town south of Driftwood.
Located within the premise of 7A Ranch Resort by the Blanco River, we took a step back in time to explore Pioneer Town, the venue that recaptured a period of Texas history retaining all of the authenticity of the 1860-1890's by making a real working town. Some says it is the place where the spirit of Wild West lives on.
Featuring a cowboy town's amenities such as saloon, bank, opera house, hotel, pawn shop, barber and post office in addition to a strip of shops made of woods. There is also a cowboy museum showcasing the collections and items used by the Indians and cowboys. We met an elderly man dressed in denim and Hondo hat. The only one who manned the museum cum gift shop, he spoke to us in authentic Texan accent and enthusiastically sharing with us interesting stories in the past.
Amongst all, the most charming structures in Pioneer Town are the Log House and the Bottle House. The Log House was built in 1856 near Sattler in Comal County and was moved to current location in 1964. Log Houses served as the first shelters to the pioneering families before they moved into a larger home called Texas House or Dogtrot House.
A unique Bottle House can be spotted standing beside it. Built from more than 9,500 emerald green soda bottles, the Bottle House illuminates when darkness crawls in.
With Blanco River located down the slope, the resort is very popular among weekenders and day trippers on summer months. The river is great with greens and wildlife in abundance!
Coordinates: 29.9858°N 98.1091°W
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