The Inn at Dos Brisas — Photo courtesy of The Inn at Dos Brisas
For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, The Inn at Dos Brisas is as close to Eden as it gets in Texas. Located just a dash away from Houston, this award-winning five-star ranch resort is ideal for a romantic getaway or special celebration.
Dos Brisas, or "Two Breezes," is so named because of the cross breezes that meet on this stunning 313-acre estate of lush green hills and old-growth trees. What was once part of the original Spanish land grant, as well as a refuge for Confederate troops during the Civil War, is now a horse ranch, organic garden and luxury destination for travelers who appreciate the finer things in life.
You can take a horseback ride at The Inn at Dos Brisas — Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta
This family-owned resort is passionate about organic and sustainable produce that is as delicious as it is healthy. The gem among gems of the resort is the restaurant. The on-site restaurant is one of the most amazing dining experiences you'll have in your entire life.
Fortunately, whether you stay at the resort or not, you can take advantage of this French-inspired restaurant, run by equally passionate people.
Chef Ladwig and his staff take full advantage of the cornucopia procured for them by Farmer Lisa from their extensive gardens, which include micro vegetables and an enormous greenhouse.
What's exhilarating is that you could be eating cuisine from anywhere in the world – it's just that good – then you look outside and see a gorgeous horse roaming in the pasture, and you're reminded that you're in Texas. For those living in Houston, this is the perfect place to vacation. Though it's not far off, it makes you feel like you really got away.
Hacienda view — Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta
Dos Brisas has nine Spanish-style haciendas and casitas, and each and every one of them is exemplary. The Haciendas have their own private plunge pools, and every accommodation comes with its own golf cart, the best way to tour the property on your own.
Make sure to take advantage of all of the activities and classes available. The wine tasting, horseback riding, cooking class and garden tour are musts! Dos Brisas does everything they can to make you feel like a VIP, and their activities are no different.
You can also enjoy clay target shooting, cycling and fishing. If you're lucky enough to catch a fish, the restaurant will happily prepare it for your dinner!
Once you get a taste of this good life, it's very hard to go back. So be sure to squeeze every moment of bliss out of your time at Dos Brisas!
For more information, visit The Inn at Dos Brisas' website.