The Inn at Dos Brisas
Rustic relaxation hits a luxury high at this ranch retreat in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country.
On 313 acres of rolling hills between Houston and Austin, this family-owned luxury ranch retreat has ten Spanish-style rooms ranging from 750-square-foot casitas to 2,950-square-foot haciendas --- all of it flanked by a 24-acre, USDA-certified organic farm and an 8,000-square-foot geothermal greenhouse. Guests can enjoy riding lessons, trail rides, cutting horse training and carriage tours, as well as wine tastings, cooking or mixologist classes, organic gardening, fishing, biking, hunting (quail, deer, duck, hog) and clay target shooting. Equestrians have access to the massive show barn and riding arenas, with a dozen horses available. Or you can bring your own! Golfers will appreciate access to a nearby members-only course. Best of all, everything from golf carts to bikes to fishing equipment is provided. There’s pampering, too, with champagne in your room upon arrival and organic breakfast delivered to your room on a silver tray. Each private hacienda has its own heated plunge pool, jacuzzi, king-sized outdoor shower, gas-burning fireplace and fully-stocked kitchen ... everything you’d expect from a five-star property. Indeed, this intimate inn is made for romance, with candlelit dinners, in-room massages and a private patio where you can savor spa treatments. The restaurant and wine cellar offer Asian, French and American cuisines from a menu that changes daily and features ingredients from the inn’s greenhouses and farm --- the latter measures in at 42 acres and is USDA-certified organic. Or take advantage of room service, discreetly delivered via a “butler’s pass through” window for private dining amid your room’s original art, antique furnishings, French oak floors, stone fireplace and bed with 1,200-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. From weddings to corporate retreats, the event rooms can accommodate up to 300.