By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap)
Giant cypress trees loom over crystal-clear waters in Wimberley, Texas, where 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town offers cabins, lodges, and other attractions across several acres on the banks of the Blanco River. Here, visitors can hike a half-mile of shady riverfront oasis, take a dip in the river or pool, kayak the slowly winding Blanco, hit the arcade in Pioneer Town, barbecue outdoors with family, and more.
Established in 1946, the family-owned resort was nearly destroyed in the Wimberley flood over Memorial Weekend 2015. The lower-half of the 7A property was devastated. Wood cabins floated downstream with rushing waters; brick buildings crumbled, and many trees on the river bank were swept away.
Read the full story originally published on May 10, 2017, at Austin.CultureMap.com.