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BellaVida Bed and
Breakfast & Retreat Center
5701 FM 2325
Wimberley, TX 78676
ph: 512-629-2625

BellaVida, it's like coming home to a familiar place or the welcoming experience you've dreamed about. The
farmhouse-style, country home has five, beautiful, inviting bedrooms to suit your needs whether it's an
anniversary celebration, a gilrfriends' getaway, or retreat.

Fresh-baked cookies, an ice cream buffet with all of the toppings, fresh fruit, and a coffee and bar are
available anytime as part of your stay.

Enjoy a quiet respite from a busy world: nap in the futon porch swing, sip your favorite beverage and listen
to nature.

Our desire is to offer a meaningful experience for guests to connect with those they love, create, and
celebrate the simple and the profound joys of life.

                                                                   Steve and Belinda Smith
Meet Ruby Rae, resident mascot and head greeter.

Ruby Rae is quite the foodie: if it’s edible, oh,
wait, it doesn’t even have to be edible to try at
least once. Ruby is not a picky gourmand. Food is
pure pleasure whether it’s created for cats or
chickens or ducks and especially humans. On a
typical day when Ruby is not dozing, you may find
her grazing in the chicken pen, perusing the
compost pile, or raising her nose to the wind
sniffing for the scent of food. After all, she is a
hound dog: a red dachshund!

Ruby loves bed and breakfast guests, and her
favorites are those who don’t like bacon!

Follow Ruby Rae on Instagram ruby_rae_dachshund


In the morning I took a jog down the loop where I have run so many days I’ve lost count
I found myself in amazement of how fortunate I have been
And to be thankful for all the painful days that brought me to this moment
Oh how blessed can one man be

I thought of my working days that brought my modest success
There was admiration mixed with only a few spots of regret
And there was all these things that I don't think I quite remember
Oh how blessed can one man be

I thought of all the children God has passed my way
With all the squabbles, challenges, loving hugs and kisses, and the laughter
Just to watch them grow physically and spiritually has been a wonder
Oh how blessed can one man be

And God knew the one I needed for my partner for it was surely destiny
I reflected on how amazing it is sometimes to see what God can put together
It’s been a love worth fighting for and there is nothing that I won’t do to be loved by her
Oh how blessed can one man be

And while there is still time, we will go after another chapter
And if we hold on tight together, our journey will become our dream come true
The finer things keep shining through the way our souls have woven together
Oh how blessed can one man be

Then I realized this would be the final day I would run down my old street
and I think to myself, this world is a beautiful place to be
And I feel like I've found my way as I thanked God for all I've been given
Oh how blessed can one man be

At the beginning and end of so many days I realized how richly I have been blessed
I have been given so much more than I deserve
To be able to share this life so many that love me makes me realize love is a beautiful gift
Oh BellaVida, what beautiful life it really is!

Steve Smith
BellaVida Bed and Breakfast & Retreat Center
"We believe life is beautiful and to be celebrated - that's what bella vida means - beautiful life!"
Our ducks and chickens are free-range and entertaining. If you've never held a chicken and would like to, several
of our chickens are happy to offer you the experience.