About Us

About Us

Who We Are:

Located on over 5000 acres of privately owned South Texas brushland, TRS is a place of respite and renewal, of escape and inspiration – a blending of mind, body, soul, and spirit. We are primarily a women’s yoga and mindfulness retreat. We are an inspirational getaway for restoration, transformation, and empowerment; a place of introspection, mindfulness, and peace and quiet. TRS sits atop a hill on the historic La Martineña Ranch, a working cattle ranch in Encinal, Texas, recognized by the state of Texas as a Century Ranch, having been owned and operated by the same family for over 150 years. TRS was created in 2020 and is owned and operated by Tami & Robert H. Summers who pride themselves on providing excellent service, top-notch accommodations, and a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Both will be on-premises for the entirety of your stay.

We’ve hosted birthday weekends, friend’s getaways, book clubs, supper clubs, and family get-togethers. If you have an idea, give us a call. We are geared toward adult women (no children, pets or service animals please).

Please note that we are a husband-wife owner/operator team here. We are not affiliated with any mass booking site. We are small and private and have no desires to grow to grandiose heights. We want you to enjoy the sanctity of the land, the quality of our hospitality, and the memory of your experience.

What’s Included:

Nature: It’s hard to beat a big South Texas sky and a panoramic view of nature. Enjoy the unobstructed views of Texas brushland teeming with wildlife – whitetail deer, javelina, coyote, roadrunners, morning dove, quail, and wild turkey to name a few. Birdwatchers will be pleased by the migration of the birds throughout the year – hummingbirds, cardinals, green jays, Harris hawk, owls. The Studio features a window wall offering guests calming views whenever indoors. At night, man-made light is at a minimum offering star gazing at its best. Add a campfire and a cocktail and life are truly good.

Food & Lodging: We have two structures built two hundred feet apart: The Main House (completed in 2016) and The Studio (completed in 2021). All activities and dining take place at The Studio. All guest bedrooms feature a private bath, a private entrance to the outdoor patio, television and wi-fi, fresh linens, essential oil diffusers, and complimentary shower/bath products. Your stay includes all meals and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (you are more than welcome to bring your festive adult beverages). Yoga classes and selected are activities also included in the fee. You will have access to the Studio common area, kitchen, living, patio spaces as well. TRS infrastructure includes a reverse osmosis water system, ultraviolet air cleaning system, and a backup generator in case of inclement weather

There are 8 guest rooms in total (4 at the studio and 4 at the main house). Each guest room can sleep up to 4 persons.

The Yoga Studio – Located on the second floor of the studio building, it is a beautiful 1200 square foot space with unobstructed views of pristine ranchland. Soothing neutral colors and natural woods come together to create a harmonious Zen space. A beautiful steam shower is available to guests any time during the stay. Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, eye pillows, blocks, and straps provided.

Travel – For an additional fee, we can provide transport to and from the Laredo, Texas International Airport located about 45 minutes away.

How We Work:

You can book individual rooms, or you can book the entire place!
A typical weekend includes check-in any time after 3 pm on Friday and departure Sunday midday (by 3 pm). Food and non-alcoholic beverages: Friday cocktail hour, dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, and snacks and Sunday breakfast/brunch. We feature a variety of fresh meats, dairy, vegetables and salads. We opt for organic when available. Vegetarian options are available on request. You are welcome to bring foods to accommodate your dietary restrictions as needed. We do not provide adult beverages, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Cheers!

A weekend’s worth of activities will typically include three or four yoga classes, one or two Focus and Intention activities, and a Move activity. See itinerary for scheduled weekends. For private bookings, we will work with you to create an itinerary and menu especially suited to your desire.

TRS Staff

Tami Summers

Founder Of TRS Ranch Retreats

An educator by trade and a nurturer by nature, Tami sees TRS Ranch Retreats as a natural progression on her path as a teacher. She has over twenty years of experience as a classroom teacher (English, literature, writing) to middle school, high school, and college-level students. She now enjoys teaching gentle and restorative yoga to students of all ages (no papers to grade!) Tami’s new direction in “education” has led her to complete courses in mindfulness, stress reduction, aromatherapy, crystal energy, and restorative and accessible yoga. She is an RYT 500 having completed her training with The School of Gentle Yoga in Encinitas, California.  Tami and Robert have been married and co-creating since 1991. They have two grown children-Carroll and Bailey— and one four-legged child named Truman.

Robert Summers

Founder Of TRS Ranch Retreats

Robert is a fifth-generation rancher and land steward, maintaining a family presence on land purchased in 1870. He credits his mother, Evelyn, for his knowledge of hospitality, his father, Carroll Jr., for all things related to ranching and land management, and his wife for the vision and inspiration behind TRS Ranch Retreats. Robert is also a local business owner (Jiffy Lube) and has been active in civic endeavors for many years. He especially enjoys his role as an auctioneer for local charity auctions and fundraisers. He views this aspect of “ranching” as the next wave, having evolved from sheep to cattle ranching, then to wildlife management, and now to raising good vibrations. Robert and Tami have been married since 1991 and have two grown children – Carroll and Bailey- and one four-legged child named Truman.


Trs Staff Truman

Truman Summers

Chief Food Taster

Truman found his forever home with Tami and Robert in December of 2017. He has grown adept at being both a ranch dog and a yoga dog. He takes attendance for each class and enjoys savasana for most of the session. He protects all ranch guests from the whitetail deer, the cattle, and the roadrunners. He also serves as the chief food taster. He’s also a great cuddler.