AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Homebuyers looking for a weekend getaway or active retirement residence can end their search in Wimberley, Texas, just 45 minutes southwest of Austin. There, a partnership of commercial and residential builders and developers will bring RiverRock Resort & Residences ( to market in the next two months.

RiverRock Resort & ResidencesThe developer group is creating an amenity-rich resort community of 65 casually rustic, yet elegant homes and condominiums, a state-of-the art conference and retreat center, spa and boutique resort lodge aimed at a 4-Diamond rating. RiverRock Resort sits on prime acreage only five minutes from the charming town square, overlooking the beautiful Wimberley Valley, and alongside Jacob’s Well – one of Wimberley’s most celebrated ecological treasures.

*(Image Caption: Colorado meets the Hill Country at RiverRock Resort, Spa & Residences in Wimberley, Texas. The new resort and legacy residential development will break ground in January, 2007. Design: Cornerstone Group Architects/Austin.)

Thousands of visitors fondly know Wimberley, a picturesque Hill Country town named in the September 2006 issue of Mother Earth News as one of the 12 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of; and selected by Travel Holiday Magazine as one of America’s Ten Best Small Towns. The builders fully expect that the Wimberley resort lifestyle they are creating at RiverRock will have strong appeal to both the imminent surge of retiring baby-boomers and a younger market able and willing to buy a second home for both pleasure and long-term appreciation.

The developers will follow an environmentally considerate build out, utilizing Xeriscaping, semi-pervious pavings, narrow streets, intelligent use of low impact finishes and construction practices respectful of the community’s ideal location next door to the Jacob’s Well nature area. This historic artesian spring sources cool, clear Cypress Creek which flows through Wimberley and into the nearby Blanco River; both contribute to the bio-unique surrounds which have helped make Wimberley a favorite vacation get-away for generations of Texans longing to get closer to the Hill Country’s natural beauty.

The master-planned community will go on the market in November with a reservation only VIP Priority Selection Sales Event. Potential buyers register in advance and pay $1000 to reserve a choice position to select a home or condominium at RiverRock Resort during the event. Event pricing and floor plans for the one, two, and three bedroom homes and condominiums have been posted to the RiverRock website ( Construction is scheduled to begin first quarter of 2007.

Developers confirm the Grand Opening Priority Selection Sales Event will allow RiverRock home buyers pre-construction savings of as much as twenty percent over pricing after building begins in early 2007.

The centerpiece of the Wimberley resort will be Wimberley’s first, fully-outfitted, upscale conference and event center, a spa and a deluxe 34-suite lodge and restaurant. The developers are currently reviewing boutique hoteliers to manage the resort with the long view of making it Wimberley’s destination of choice for corporate meetings and retreats, and Hill Country wedding parties.

Designed by award-winning Cornerstone Group Architects of Austin, RiverRock embodies an inspired fusion joining Colorado lodge aesthetics and new Hill-Country classicism. River rock, timbers, and board and batten treatments distinguish the homes and give the community a mountain retreat sensibility both fresh and well-suited to the development’s unique site which overlooks Wimberley’s striking hills and valley vistas. The design incorporates multiple water features, grottoes, natural stone swimming pools and fountains.

Interior designs are premium with lofted wood ceilings, exposed rustic beams, stone fireplaces, high performance wood windows, gourmet kitchens with granite slab counters and scored and stained concrete floors. The homes and select condominium homes will have casita suites which can be locked off from the main home.

RiverRock’s Vacation Rental Program presents a revenue-producing opportunity, allows for rental of the home, condo or casita to resort guests when the homeowner is not in residence. RiverRock manages the entire transaction, making this a hassle-free added value for the homeowner.

Pre-construction pricing at RiverRock begins at $144,500 for an 850 square foot, 1-bedroom condominium to $399,500 for a 3-bedroom home with casita. The developers plan a limited number of exclusive luxury homes as well.

Registration for the Grand Opening Priority Selection Sales Event may be made online at Reservation deposits are fully refundable or applicable to purchase. Full details on the event and property are available on the website.

RiverRock Resort in Wimberley, Texas is represented by Century 21, Hill Country Properties. For more information call, 512-787-7043, or email

News issued by: RiverRock Resort Development Group

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