My wife and I were given a 60th birthday present (my 60th not my wife's, she is much younger) for a two day stay at The Inn at Dos Brisas. We found the grounds and property exquisite. The Casitas (Jasmine) we stayed in was beautifully furnished in western decor, very spacious and a patio overlooking the open fields with horses of grander. The food was just "OK" and the service was fine. We expected more from a five star resort on the food.
The most impressive part of our trip and most enjoyable was the time we spent with Mr. Estes, the Equine Manager. We did not take a trail ride nor did we sign-up for any horse lessons. After spending three hours with Mr.Estes both my wife and I said the reason we would return to Dos Brisas is because of Mr.Estes. He makes Dos Brisas a five star resort on his own merit. A true "Cowboy" but even more impressive a true Gentlemen with knowledge on oh so many different facets of life. His stories will entertain you like you have never been entertained before. For those future guests you must take the time to introduce yourselves to Mr. Estes.
Oh yeah, by the way he is also one of thee very best horseman in North America. Just take a look at the attached pictures. My wife and I are horse owners so we do have some knowledge on horsemanship. You will deny yourself an experience of a life time if you don't meet Mr. Estes. Even better, sign-up for a riding lesson and you'll have an experience you'll never forget!!
Joe and Sue Laubenstein
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the finest of southern hospitality on your serene romantic getaway situated amidst rolling meadows, beneath the big blue skies of the Texas Hill Country at this Relais and Chateaux. After an action-packed day brimming with horseback riding, fishing and clay shooting, or a quiet escape full of yoga, couples’ massages and food and wine classes, guests from both ends of the spectrum come together to dine in the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant in Texas. Our renowned restaurant features fresh produce picked just for you from our extensive certified organic gardens and greenhouses. The cuisine is artfully plated and expertly paired with wine from around the world, thanks to our in-house sommelier. Following dinner, stroll back to your opulent casita or hacienda, unwind by the fire or take a dip in your private plunge pool—all while enjoying the postcard-worthy vistas. ... more less
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- The Inn At Dos Brisas Hotel Washington