9. The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek
Why it’s cool: Why stay in a hotel when you can have the run of your own mini-ranch? Besides a lodge, cabins, and one-night stays in its token yurt, this all-inclusive (including dranks) offers up its Magee Homestead -- with private lodge, seven creek-side cabins, and dedicated staff -- to groups of 10 to 24. The individual cabins were once used as housing for cowpokes, but the 15,000-acre property has come a long way in terms of décor, managing to make steer skulls look classy and flannel fancy.
Perks! Stay in the Magee, and you get a private bar, game room, bocce court, and even a freaking stable of horses to call your own. While you stay there. Other guests can't use them, but you can't, like, ride yours back to Houston.