Billed because the Lone Star State’s newest boomtown, Fort Price attracted extra new residents than another giant metropolis in 2022, in accordance with U.S. Census Bureau information, and it is able to take its place within the Texas highlight. When you want one more reason to suss the thrill round a metropolis that has been perpetually overshadowed by its massive neighbor to the east, Dallas, the December 1 opening of Bowie Home, Auberge Resorts Assortment—a contemporary marvel of brick, solid stone, and glass—is the right one.
The resort’s proprietor, Jo Ellard, a Nationwide Reducing Horse Non-Professional Corridor of Fame Rider from Dallas, tapped native architectural and interiors agency BOKA Powell to pay homage to the West and her love for horses all through the high-design area, together with within the 88 studios, 12 lofts, and 6 suites. All the lodging characteristic open-air glass balconies with metropolis or backyard views, unique art work, and soaking tubs, plus completely Texan nods like hat racks, boot benches, and customizable boot shines. White-oak flooring, woven rugs, and leather-based accents full the inviting aesthetics all through the visitor rooms. And the 1,900-square-foot Goodnight Suite is essentially the most lavish of all, with a hearth and a eating room that may sit as much as 10 company.
The property’s normal supervisor, Gaylord Lamy, says the resort was designed to really feel “like the lounge of Fort Price, one that could be a convivial social area for each the local people and vacationers to the resort,” mixing fashionable sophistication with the western character that makes Texas so iconic.
Some 400 items of artwork, collected by Ellard throughout her world travels, are on show within the public areas and visitor rooms and replicate the Cultural District’s art-centric attraction. Main museums inside strolling distance embody the Fashionable Artwork Museum of Fort Price and the Kimbell Artwork Museum, house to a lauded assortment of European and Asian artwork.
On the culinary entrance, the resort’s signature restaurant, Bricks and Horses, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is a steakhouse specialised in regionally sourced, dry-aged beef. The inviting area is primed to turn into a social hub within the surrounding Camp Bowie Boulevard neighborhood, serving up dishes with enjoyable Southern aptitude and native provenance alongside the strains of deviled egg puffs and wagyu sausage for breakfast, in addition to wild boar chops and venison steaks supplied alongside the tomahawks, porterhouses, and rib eyes for lunch and dinner.
The resort’s informal eating possibility, Whinny’s, will open in spring by the tree- and cabana-lined pool and can characteristic salads, sandwiches, ice cream, and different simple bites ultimate for having fun with between dips whereas cooling off from the Texas solar.
Whiskey followers can sidle as much as the Bar at Bowie Home for an enormous choice in addition to martinis made tableside—and stay music on choose nights. Company who want to be taught the two-step and a few line dancing can join a complimentary heel-toe-split learners’ class full with choreographed routines and contemporary margaritas to complete. The resort supplies an entire calendar of occasions and courses, in addition to particular person experiences company can guide, together with an evening on the Fashionable Artwork Museum of Fort Price and an AT&T Stadium tour, house of the Dallas Cowboys.
These curious about internet hosting a personal occasion or wedding ceremony have a powerful roster of personal areas to select from for unique rental and visitor use just like the Billet Room, a basic sport room for internet hosting rounds of cowboy bingo, pool, or Texas maintain’em, and Laney’s Room, a personal eating area off Bricks and Horses that opens to manicured gardens and a hearth lounge.
Wellness will get a serious nod right here, too, at Ash, the resort’s fashionable spa (opening December 8) full with each sauna and steam rooms, a nail studio, every day health courses, a 24-hour fitness center, and distinctive remedies alongside the strains of an “ashes” service that mixes the applying of a charcoal masks and acupressure, and a “deep west” expertise full with stretching and cupping. Company in search of a personal after-hours expertise on the spa as a pair, solo, or with associates can contemplate packages that embody 60-minute remedies supplied with entry to the thermal rooms, limitless spritzers, and a customized chef’s board for nibbles. The wellness choices are additionally enhanced by occasions targeted on therapeutic and mind-body connection, comparable to a conscious meditation masterclass and an brisk reset program.
Auberge Resorts Assortment’s opening comes on the heels of different noteworthy Fort Price resort debuts, together with Lodge Drover in 2021 and the Crescent Lodge, which opened simply final month, additionally within the Cultural District, providing these heading to booming Fort Price much more choices for an elevated keep. Charges for Bowie Home from $609 per night time.