Top Equestrian Getaways in America

Eleven horseback riding destinations from coast-to-coast give riders of every level and technique an extraordinarily chic home base from where to practice their skills.

Inn at Dos Brisas
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Inn at Dos Brisas, Texas

Twenty minutes from Houston by helicopter, The Inn at Dos Brisas is the only Relais & Chateaux property in Texas, with nine Spanish-style casitas designed with exposed wood beams, caramel-colored leather furnishings, and rustic stone fireplaces. Offering both English- and Western-style riding experiences, the property’s 313-acre grounds feature picturesque rolling meadows and groves to explore by horse. The onsite Dos Brisas Equestrian Center has the state’s second-largest indoor riding ring, providing guests lesson in horsemanship skills with professional trainers. Those less comfortable in the saddle can book an old-fashioned carriage ride helmed by the hotel’s two Clydesdales (a breed of traditional working horses originally from Scotland), Sampson and Monroe. Rooms from $575; 10000 Champion Dr.; 979-277-7750;