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

Steve and Belinda Smith are on-site
proprietors of
BellaVida Bed and
Breakfast Retreat Center
and it all
began in 2013 during a conversation
on their twenty-fifth wedding
anniversary. It was a dream spoken
out loud "to someday live in the
country and run a bed and breakfast."
Less than a year later they were living
the dream! 

Steve and Belinda reared six children
in Austin, Texas and are well-
experienced at making beds and
preparing thousands of breakfasts.
They look forward to serving you at
BellaVida Bed and Breakfast Retreat
Throughtout their married life, Steve
and Belinda have enjoyed hosting
people in their home. Many times one
entered a stranger and left a friend.

Belinda, a scrapbooking/photo journal
coach has hosted scrapbooking
retreats since 1996 and understands
the lodging and space needs of a

As a creative soul and parttime writer,
Belinda knows just how difficult it is to
take time for creative outlets.

Steve is the talented handyman who
makes everything work well and look
great at
BellaVida Bed and Breakfast
Retreat Center
. Steve and Belinda
BellaVida Bed and Breakfast
Retreat Center
as a quiet respite from
a busy world where guests can
retreat, relax, and rejuvenate.
BellaVida Bed and Breakfast & Retreat Center
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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
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,
though she favors those who don’t
like bacon!
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