Wide expanses are a big draw at The Inn at Dos Brisas, a 313-acre resort about an hour and a half from Houston.
A pool, massage services, a first-rate equestrian facility and a Forbes five-star restaurant are among the amenities.
The restaurant is the only one in Texas to earn a Forbes five-star rating. Forbes writes: "The restaurant is reason alone to journey to this rustic ranch resort."
The menu features fresh, innovative preparations such as this dover sole with brassica blooms.
Spacious haciendas and casitas feature gas fireplaces and rustic furnishings.
Enjoying the outdoors is a priority here, as private screened-in porches attest.