About Us

Located in Texas Hill Country near Brenham, PermaVista Ranch boasts breathtaking grounds, comfortable event and vacation amenities, a jovial staff, and a wide range of fun activities. Just over an hour from both Houston and Austin, we are an ideal destination for birthday parties, weddings, corporate retreats, and family reunions. The facility is well-equipped and can easily host cocktail parties and dinners for up to 200 people or more. Our luxury ranch can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests for overnight stays.


Guests will also have their choice of activities: horseback riding, tennis, walks in the woods, basketball, a tour visit to our tree farm PermaVista Trees, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the jacuzzi, or simply enjoying each other’s company by the fireplace or bar. We have a full-staff available to assist guests in their activities which include a horseback-riding and tennis.

Horseback Riding

At an additional charge of $385 per ride for the whole group up to 2-3 hours a day we have a horse trainer for teaching riding, and to accompany guests on trail rides on pastures and in the woods inside the ranch property.

A waiver must be signed by each person that wants to ride acknowledging that you are aware that riding can be dangerous and you are aware of the risks involved. Anyone under 18 years of age must have one of their parents or their legal guardian sign on their behalf.

Horseback riding is a sport that requires some previous knowledge and a certain aptitude, our professional trainer will check out every aspiring rider in the round pen before any riding is done outside the stables area and or the fields. Safety is our priority and rules must be observed. Our riding professional is in charge during any activities with horses and will decide which persons are qualified to ride, anyone not following instructions will be asked to stop and will not be allowed to ride anymore. Blue jeans are required to ride, no dresses or shorts. No flip-flops or sandals are permitted and at least must wear well-fitting tennis shoes, preferably riding boots. Helmets are provided for all riders and children 12 and under require the use of helmets. No children 4 or under can ride.


By appointment and at an additional charge we can arrange a tennis-pro to come to teach at our newly renovated regulation tennis court. Only tennis shoes are to be used for both the basketball and the tennis court. Riding boots are required for riding lessons and trail rides.

Gourmet Dining

Aside from the varied food offered by our chef and staff, special menus can be created upon request to accommodate all sorts of diets and culinary preferences. Please request.

The Neighborhood

Robert’s home is located in Brenham, Texas, United States.

There are a lot of places to see around PermaVista Ranch. Stroll through past and present downtown Brenham (10 minutes away), visit more than 40 shops. Recognized as a National Register District, Brenham’s Downtown buildings reflect the town’s early history and charm. Visit the museum and Ice Cream Parlor of Bluebell Creameries.

Round Top Antique Show is recognized as being one of the best antique shows in the nation. Shoppers will find only genuine antique and vintage pieces located 25 minutes away from the ranch.

Antique Rose Emporium in Independence is the recipient of the great rosarian garden hall of fame award located at 15 mins away. Enjoy visiting the Grape Stomping at Wind Winery located 20 minutes away.

Burton is also one of the towns on the Texas Historical Commission's "Texas Independence Trail at 17 mins from the ranch.

Historical Chapel Hilltown is 15 minutes away and you can enjoy more garden tours and wineries as well. Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is located 25 minutes away.

College Station is the home of Texas A&M University located 35 to 40 minutes away, you can visit their most modern and enormous campus or attend their famous and most popular sporting events.

Getting Around

If you or your guests from either Houston or Austin need a pickup service from the airport, please let us know so we can help coordinate your transportation to the ranch, the cost not included. We recommend car rental at a more reasonable rate. The Ranch is one hour and twenty-minute drive from Houston’s IAH airport.

For guests not staying at the PermaVista ranch attending venues (parties, weddings, etc.) at the ranch, the town of Brenham is located 10 miles away and has several charming bed and breakfasts. Transportation can be arranged back and forth for guests sometimes by the hotels for large events or at an additional charge with a local company.

PermaVista allows you to experience the country life. Please keep in mind that this is a ranch. Insects and other animals (such as snakes, wasps, etc.) might be present near the house. Every month, we treat the home for pests; however, with the nature so prevalent outside it can be difficult to keep every bug out or away from the house.

Booking Conditions

  • No smoking indoors.
    • Smoking only in designated area with proper disposal of waste material.
  • Small dogs are allowed if they are house trained. Guests must inform PermaVista when booking the premises.
  • Pets are not allowed on any furniture or beds.
  • Check-in after 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out by 11:00 a.m.