Last week I checked out The Shady Llama and it did not disappoint. It’s everything the name implies and much more. The location is tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, so it has beautiful, rustic scenery and you guessed it – lots of llamas!

The Shady Llama is a beer and wine garden, but they do have food trucks on-site (Dripping Wings and Pho-Lisha’s), so you can grab a tasty bite with your brew. The llamas and donkeys are the main attraction. They are really cute. If you have kids, they’ll love this special treat.

Who loves llamas? These folks.

Karalisa and Lamar Sellers met 10 years ago while pursuing their plates at The Flying Saucer in Austin (drinking 200 different beers earns a plate on the wall).  They both earned their plates, later married, and moved to Houston for work.  Despite having “real jobs” that they both enjoyed, they dreamed of getting back to central Texas and creating a business together.

They made that dream a reality in January 2017 when they purchased land nearly Wimberley and began the construction process for what is now The Shady Llama, which opened in March 2018.  Karalisa and Lamar are now full-time bartenders, sunset connoisseurs, and proud parents to a spunky 3-year-old daughter.

Roam free & enjoy

The owners let the animals roam around freely, which is really fun. The llamas are less active when it gets hot, so you might only see them napping under shady trees. If you want to see them in action, try to get out for a visit before we hit those triple digits.

Secondary to the animals would be the views and of course, the spectacular sunsets. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a lazy Texas afternoon.

Where in Wimberely

I personally love Wimberely. I’ve sold many gorgeous homes and ranches there. It’s beautiful! If you’re familiar with Wimberely, The Shady Llama is located off of 12, between Jacob’s Well and Driftwood Estate Winery.