Scenic Hill Retreat, for a digital detox
About 10mi (16km) beyond the city of Brenham (halfway between Houston and Austin), you’ll find the rustic-chic Scenic Hill Retreat. Forget cookie-cutter, prefab cabins: the property has a selection of log cabins and a sprawling farmhouse to choose between. The former (mostly) feature their own hot tubs, porches with swings, barbecues and king beds. It’s a good spot for a digital detox: the retreat makes a point of not offering wifi or cable TV. There are walking trails on site – and if you’re looking to move around, you can head out to explore nearby wineries as well as the artsy town of Round Top.