Situated on 313 acres in the foothills of the Central Texas Hill Country, The Inn at Dos Brisas is an idyllic ranch resort that evokes the spirit of a private Spanish manor. The Relais & Châteaux property provides a tranquil yet rustic experience with exceptional amenities that include distinctive culinary offerings, sustained largely by the Inn’s own USDA-certified organic farm, and Equestrian Center which features the second largest privately owned indoor arena in Texas. Other outdoor activities include fishing, cycling, clay target shooting and more.
Over the centuries, the grounds of Dos Brisas have hosted Union solder prisoners, cotton farmers, horse trainers and cattlemen. The Bosch family from Houston purchased the property in 2000 as a private estate and by 2004, it had evolved into a Relais & Châteaux ranch resort.
The Inn at Dos Brisas features nine Spanish-style private accommodations: five Haciendas and four Casitas. They feature open living and dining areas, kitchens, bathrooms furnished with granite countertops, king-size beds adorned with Egyptian cotton sheets, French Oak floors complemented by vaulted wood ceilings and stone fireplaces perfectly paired with overstuffed leather chairs and antique furnishings. French doors open to screened-in private patios with plush furniture and lounge swings. Golf carts are provided with every accommodation and wifi is complimentary.
The Haciendas offer 1,795 square feet of indoor living space as well as a private king-sized outdoor shower and their own heated plunge pools. Each Casita measures 795 square feet which can be doubled with the adjoining Casita to create a large two-bedroom space.
The Inn at Dos Brisas’ restaurant offers “pitchfork to plate” tasting menus utilizing ingredients sourced from the ranch resort’s 25-acre USDA-certified organic farm. The farm’s 7,000 square foot greenhouse ensures fresh produce year round. More than 400 different varieties of fruits and vegetables are harvested on site, subject to the season. Approximately 70 percent are derived from heirloom seeds.
As a result, Executive Chef Zachary Ladwig has the opportunity to showcase how fresh organic produce enhances the quality of the cuisine. Menus are crafted with locally-raised beef and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s 7,000-bottle wine cellar, intimate, Spanish-style dining room adorned with an 18th-century fireplace and mahogany bar.
Culinary aficionados can also delve behind the scenes of the restaurant with a variety of offered cooking and mixology classes, wine tastings and gardening lessons. Whether it’s discovering the art of picking organic produce from Chef Ladwig, sampling a flight of wines from around the world with the Inn’s Sommelier Thomas Perez or creating a made-from-scratch cocktail with the Mixologist, guests can experience the delicious flavors of the Texas countryside.
The second-largest privately owned indoor riding arena in Texas, The Inn at Dos Brisas Equestrian Center offers a number of activities ranging from carriage tours to riding lessons to trail rides. The show barn and arenas also serve as a stage for a number of visual and athletic experiences featuring the Inn’s collection of over a dozen prized horses.
The ranch resort’s 313 acres of countryside provide a bounty of opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation including clay target shooting, fishing, cycling, running, swimming and tennis. Golf and hunting can also be arranged at nearby locations.
In the comfort of the Inn’s accommodations, guests can also enjoy private yoga sessions, massage services and aromatherapy soaks. Outdoors, evening stargazing, leisure walks amidst the Rose Garden and golf discovery tours of the grounds are favorite activities among guests. For more information or to make reservations at The Inn at Dos Brisas, please visit DosBrisas.com or call 979.277.7750.