Those who desire a laid-back yet luxurious vacation in the Texas countryside should officially stop their search: It’s the Inn at Dos Brisas in Washington, Texas. Located just three hours from Dallas, it’s the ideal spot for those craving a weekend away while staying in a Lone Star state of mind. Here are the must-have deets on the farm, food and festivities that make this place second to none.
Resort Life + Ranch Life = The Perfect Combo
You will get lost on this 300-acre property, but we mean that in the best possible way (or just let Sampson the horse pull you on a carriage tour of the grounds). Whether you’re feeling like a relaxed pool/spa day or adventurous horseback riding, you can customize your stay to a T.
This nine-room resort (yep, this place is exclusive) features haciendas and casitas that look and feel like home…if your home has both indoor and outdoor private plunge pools, fireplaces and soaring ceilings. Did we hear a collective swoon?
Fabulous Food and Drink
This is the only Forbes five-star-rated restaurant in Texas. The. Only. One. And while we’ll let you decide for yourself what earned it its stars, we have a feeling it’s because this place takes farm-to-table dining to a new level of fresh. So fresh, in fact, that guests have to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance as the food for each evening is foraged from the farm. Oh, and curating a collection of 7,000 bottles of wine to choose from doesn’t hurt the case, either.
No street noise or loud neighbors if you sit out on your back patio. The tranquility makes it the perfect place for stargazing, roasting s’mores or indulging in an in-room massage. Plus, each hacienda has both its own outdoor shower and luxuriously large bathtub. Hello, relaxation.
At the end of the day, this place wins because it represents the best of Texas. The hospitality is rooted in a genuine love of the land, the people and animals. Book now for spring 2018 so you can take advantage of the famous bluebonnets in full bloom in Brenham on your drive. Remember, only nine suites are available, so planning ahead is essential.