Photo by James Pharaon / Compass

The former Inn at Dos Brisas, a much-loved Relais & Chateaux property and equestrian center north of Houston that shuttered in 2022, is back on the market for slightly less than its initial asking price.

The magnificent, 313-acre Dos Brisas ranch resort in Brenham, is now offered for $15 million - $2.5 million less than when it was first listed a year ago. Tonya Currie of Compass is handling the new listing.

Tucked away at 10000 Champion Dr. between Highway 290, TX-105, and Highway 6 in the southern foothills of the Texas Hill Country, Dos Brisas's resort building was built in 2002 and spans 14,000 square feet.

The idyllic Inn at Dos Brisas, one of CultureMap's picks for the 10 best hotels in Texas in 2014, hosted guests in Spanish-style haciendas and casitas, offered award-winning culinary experiences, welcomed beckoned visitors from near and far to enjoy horseback riding, bass fishing, cycling and clay target shooting.

Dos Brisas boasted the only Forbes Travel Guide five-star restaurant in Texas, and it was also recognized as one of the 10 best farm-to-table restaurants in the world.

Sadly, the resort did not survive COVID-related losses, closing its doors last year after more than 17 years in business.

The property is now ready for new owners who might have a new vision for what the listing calls "a harmonious fusion of luxury & serene seclusion."

In addition to being surrounded by gorgeous pecan trees, wildflowers, three stocked ponds, and Peach Creek, Dos Brisas also comes with a tennis court, an equestrian facility, a fully-functioning organic farm, and restaurant with 7,000-bottle wine cellar.

Dos Brisas resort

Photo by James Pharaon / Compass

The property is located at 10000 Champion Drive in Brenham.

The haciendas on the ranch have private entrances, personal pools, floor-to-ceiling windows, and grand bathrooms.

“This ranch has proven that it can and has been the best in its class as a restaurant and inn, but now has the potential to be tapped into for use in so many other areas such as equestrian venues, festival destination, medical retreat, country club or just for those wanting the best in a personal luxury getaway ranch,” Currie tells Mansion Global.

Showings are available by appointment only. Scroll through the photos, above, for all the breathtaking features.


Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this report.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Yellowstone news

Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

New Charlie Brown Christmas exhibit fills Fort Worth with holiday spirit this summer

Christmas in June & July

June and July are going to get jolly when a beloved children's holiday film comes to life: "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" will open at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on June 17.

The very merry exhibition is traveling to Fort Worth for the first time from its home at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.

It goes behind the scenes of the 1965 animated film in which a Christmas play, good friends, and a "sad" little tree help a dejected Charlie Brown find the true meaning of the season.

"For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once," says a release. "The latest traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum examines the making of the animated classic and celebrates the anticipation, joy, and pitfalls of the holiday season."

Highlights include:

  • A video featuring Charles Schulz, producer Lee Mendelson, and animator/director Bill Melendez that "details the sometimes magical and often madcap making of A Charlie Brown Christmas," organizers say.
  • 50 "Peanuts" daily and Sunday comic strips
  • More than 50 vintage "Peanuts"-themed seasonal novelties
  • A Santa letter writing station and photo opportunity for visitors

Detailed information about the exhibition can be found on the Schulz Museum's website.

The FWMSH will host the exhibition June 17-August 20, before it moves on to the Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

"Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" is included with FWMSH museum admission: $16 for adults, $14 for ages 65+, $11 for kids 3-11, and free for 0-2 years old. Members get in free.

The museum also is participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative, which allows military families to get in free through Labor Day.

Summer hours are 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12-5 pm Sunday; closed Monday.

Acclaimed tapas restaurant from Dallas expands to Fort Worth's Crockett Row

Tapas News

A Dallas tapas concept is expanding to Fort Worth: Si Tapas, a restaurant that's been doing authentic Spanish-style tapas for 14 years, will open a location in Fort Worth's Crockett Row, in the former Fireside Pies space at 2949 Crockett St.

According to a release, it'll open in the fall.

Si Tapas is from Ildefonso Jimenez, a tapas pioneer who opened his first location in Uptown Dallas in 2009. Jimenez had previously operated Cafe Madrid, Dallas' original tapas restaurant with his wife Donica; she took over the restaurant after the couple split.

He opened Si Tapas in a cute white cottage at 2207 Allen St. in the State Thomas neighborhood, which he infused with an Old World atmosphere, soccer memorabilia, decorative bottles of wine, and a sweet oasis of a patio.

Their menu includes tapas classics such as cold cuts, cheeses, olives, garlic shrimp, patatas bravas, calamari, Spanish potato omelet, serrano ham croquettes, whipped garbanzos & spinach with toasted bread, marinated red bell peppers, and more - kind of like a charcuterie board, disassembled.

They're also known for their big and highly affordable wine list, with bottles ranging from $30 to $200. It's a place to share a bottle and snack on snacks, which has really become the contemporary way to eat out for a lot of people.

Their house drinks and wine list offer a unique collection of Spanish wines hand selected by region, and their food reflects the rich regional diversity of classical and modern Spain.

Ildefonso will be adding menu items exclusive to Fort Worth such as Cochinillo, a Spanish dish consisting of a roasted pig; and Lechazo, a Spanish dish consisting of roasted lamb.

"We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to expand our second location of Si Tapas into Fort Worth’s growing culinary scene," Jimenez says in a statement.

This is not the first time Jimenez has expanded the Si Tapas empire: He previously opened a location in Austin in 2014, and he once had a spinoff on McKinney Avenue called Hola!

Kathy Permenter, co-managing partner of Younger Partners, says in a statement that they're thrilled to bring Si Tapas to Fort Worth.

“They have many Fort Worth patrons and this new location will give them a chance to enjoy a tapas in a casual elegant setting," Permenter says.

Younger Partners purchased Crockett Row in August of 2022 and has a plan to revitalize the development that includes adding gathering spaces, parking technology to help locate their 1500 complimentary parking spaces, improved wayfinding for all five garages, updated signage, and additional elevators that will improve accessibility throughout the property, Permenter says.