Archive for 2011

Where to Propose In Texas

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Where to Propose in TexasSo you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level. Congratulations! Popping the question to that special someone is one of the most scary, exciting, romantic, nerve-racking, memorable moments you will ever experience.

You’re bending down on one knee and asking that person to spend their whole life with you—in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, till death do you part. There’s no denying it’s a big deal.

No wonder you’re stressing about where to propose in Texas. There is certainly no shortage of beautiful places in this big state, so picking just one can seem a bit overwhelming.

Especially if you want to make your proposal a truly unforgettable event.

Propose in Texas at BlissWood B&B

We’d like to tell you about a young couple we hosted a few months back. They came to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast to celebrate their fourth-year anniversary of dating and to relax and unwind in the country.

What she didn’t know is that he was planning to propose at the end of their time at BlissWood.

While they were here, they stayed in the Lanai House at the Oasis, a tropical paradise among the rolling prairie of the Texas Hill Country, and enjoyed horseback riding and other activities.

It wasn’t until they shared a dinner at Carol’s Restaurant that he finally popped the big question. Of course, she said yes! The two of them will no doubt remember their time together at the ranch fondly for years to come.

If your searching for the perfect spot to propose in Texas, take a look at what we at BlissWood have to offer. We even have special Texas proposal packages available for the guy (or girl) that wants to take their proposal to the next level. Think flowers, a picnic, and a horseback ride to the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake.

Interested? Call 713-301-3235 today to learn more. There’s no better place to propose in Texas than BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch!

English Couple Travels to Texas for an Elopement

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, visitors from all over the world stop by to enjoy a little Texas hospitality and to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this 650-acre working ranch. But we’re always surprised at how many of our foreign guests come from the United Kingdom.

In fact, just this last August, a young couple from England stopped by the ranch for a Texas-style elopement ceremony in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake. They weren’t looking for anything big, just a quiet, peaceful ceremony in the country that they could share with their one and only guest—the bride’s angelic little daughter, seen proudly displaying her mother’s bouquet in several of the pictures below.

The wedding party stayed in the Log Cabin, a quaint 1800s-style cedar cabin complete with a wood-burning fireplace and antiques from the 19th Century. See the Log Cabin in the video below.

After the ceremony, the newly weds drove off in true American fashion—kicking up a cloud of dust in a bright red Ford Mustang convertible, their little girl in the backseat with her mother’s bouquet of pink roses held high.

All of us at BlissWood would like to congratulate this young couple and wish them happiness and contentment in their lives together.

Here are a few pictures of the ceremony:

Looking for a place to celebrate your Texas elopement? Give us a call at 713-301-3235 or visit our Texas Wedding Packages page to learn more.

Holiday Greetings from BlissWood

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Whatever is bright & beautiful, whatever means the most to you, whatever brings you happiness, these are the things we wish for you & your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Love, peace, joy, health and contentment. May these gifts fill your heart, as the New Year approaches, and guide your path through 2012!

We are grateful to each of you for blessing us with your presence in the past years. With sincere hospitality, we served you and all of you have immeasurably enriched our lives, and that is the gift we have received and cherish. To express our thanks to you, a present to our past guests this Christmas is 20% off weekdays, from Monday through Thursday nights, December 12th, 2011 through March 8th, 2012 (excluding holidays, holiday weekends, and Christmas week).

Easy Christmas Shopping

Remember we have BlissWood Gift Certificates available. We also have Romance Packages and other gift ideas, along with Dinner Certificates for Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

E-mail us with your requests, carol@blisswood.net or call 713-301-3235.

In the Spirit of Hospitality,

Carol Davis & Staff

Romantic Getaway Packages at BlissWood

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Searching for romantic getaway packages in Texas? We’ve got you covered.

BlissWood offers several romantic getaway packages that are sure to delight your significant other. Learn more about our romantic getaway packages below.

The Romance Package

This one’s a classic. Surprise your sweetie with fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers, and a bottle of chilled Champagne with souvenir glasses upon arrival.

Cost: $129 per couple + cost of accommodations.

The Proposal Package (For Guests)

Struggling to think of a creative way to pop the question? Try this: a guided horseback ride to Enchanted Lake, a picnic blanket strewn with flowers, a basket of goodies, and a golf cart for waiting for your triumphant return.

Cost: $239 per couple + cost of accommodations.

The “Still Waiting” Proposal Package (For Non-guests)

This is the Proposal Package minus the overnight stay—a picnic blanket strewn with flowers at Enchanted Lake, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers, and a bottle of chilled Champagne with souvenir glasses.

Cost: $199 per couple + $129 for the guided horseback ride (optional).

The Vow Renewal Package

Reaffirm your vows in a location of your choice at BlissWood. For you and 12 of your family and friends. This package includes a minister to perform a personalized vow renewal, a bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom, and a special cake and Champagne toast with souvenir glasses. We can also provide a photographer for an additional $350.

Cost: $599 + cost of accommodations.

The Valentine’s Day Special

Whisk your significant other away to the country this Valentine’s Day. Upon arrival, you’ll find fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers, and a bottle of chilled Champagne with souvenir glasses in your reserved lodging. Plus, you’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner for two a Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

Cost: $299 per couple + cost of accommodations.

Find Romantic Getaway Packages at BlissWood

BlissWood is the perfect place to celebrate your love. It’s quiet, peaceful, and unforgettably beautiful. There’s no other place like it in Texas.

Visit our Specials & Packages page for even more romantic getaway packages.

 

 

Texas Ranch Wedding in the Rain

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Kassy Echols and Garrett Nemcik dreamed of the perfect Texas ranch wedding—a quiet, peaceful celebration of their love for one another shared under a big blue sky in the Texas Hill Country.

Unfortunately, the weather had different plans.

At exactly 4 p.m., when their Texas ranch wedding was scheduled to begin, rain started pouring from the grey clouds above. It was a bride’s worst nightmare, right?

You’d think so, but Kassy and Garrett took it all in stride. Despite the rain, the young couple had a beautiful ceremony and created memories that will last a lifetime. Their love for each other, and a few encouraging words from Carol, made it all work out in the end.

Pictures from their Texas Ranch Wedding

Dreaming of a Texas ranch wedding of your own?

BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch is the perfect venue for your Texas ranch wedding.

Located just 50 miles west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas, BlissWood provides an intimate setting for the bride and groom who want to enjoy a destination wedding away from the noise of the city in quiet, peaceful surroundings.

Your family and special friends can spend the night in the ten antique-furnished B&B houses on the ranch, or at nearby BlissWood’s Oasis, and have a leisurely day preparing for your wedding. Say your vows at the Gazebo on the lake, an intimate garden setting, or at the waterfalls at the Oasis. Then celebrate and enjoy an unforgettable reception in the show barn, which can accommodate up to 200 guests and a band to dance the night away.

We offer several Texas ranch wedding packages.

Texas Corporate Retreat for Law Firm and Family

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Last month, BlissWood hosted a Texas corporate retreat for Yetter Coleman, a law firm based in Austin, Texas. The employees brought their families along for the fun. All totaled, there were 70 people on the ranch that day.

The adults and their children enjoyed paddle boating, games, a hayride, a petting zoo, and a barbecue in the Show Barn.

Everybody had a great time on this Texas corporate retreat, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Call BlissWood for Your Next Texas Corporate Retreat!

BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch is the perfect destination for Texas corporate retreats. We have 650 acres of beautiful country for you and your employees to enjoy, not to mention live animals and a bunch of exciting activities to bring y’all closer together.

There’s nothing like an entertaining get-together away from the office to get those ideas flowing.

Here are just a few of the activities you and your employees will enjoy at your next Texas corporate retreat:

  • Archery
  • Catch and release bass fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnics
  • Trapshooting
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • And more!

Treat your employees to a fun-filled weekend at BlissWood B&B. Everybody is working hard this year to keep making ends meet, and it’s important to slow down every once in awhile and remember what we’re doing it all for.

Call Carol at 713-301-3235 to schedule your Texas corporate retreat today.

Enjoy a Texas Day Trip at BlissWood B&B

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

texas day tripHow would you like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day to explore a real, working ranch?

Well, now you can.

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is now offering a Texas day trip for folks that just want to get away for a day and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of this majestic property in Cat Spring, Texas.

Things to do on your Texas day trip

There are lots of fun and romantic activities to participate in at BlissWood.

Here are just a few activities you could enjoy on your Texas day trip:

  • Archery
  • Bicycling
  • Catch and release bass fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnics
  • Massages
  • Trapshooting
  • And more!
Visit our Activities page to learn more about the activities we offer at BlissWood.

What’s included in your Texas day trip?

Our Texas day trip costs $89 per couple for a weekday (Monday-Thursday) and $149 for a weekend day (Friday-Sunday). Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The price includes the use of our bathroom facilities and a comfortable place to relax. Activities cost extra.

Treat yourself to a delightful adventure to our 650-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. You’ll leave with a clear head and a happy heart.

Did we mention there’s a kangaroo? Call 713-301-3235 for more information.

 This Day Trip is for activities only. For photography, please see “Photography.”

Scottish Couple Escapes to Texas for an Elopement

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

We would like to congratulate this couple who flew to our Central Texas B&B all the way from Scotland for a quiet, romantic elopement ceremony in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake.

We wish them a lifetime of happiness together. Read more about our elopement packages below.

Texas Elopement Ceremony

Our Texas elopement package is the perfect option for couples that want to celebrate their love in an intimate setting.

Avoid the stress of planning a big wedding by whisking your fiancee away for a romantic retreat in the heart of Texas Hill Country.

Our Texas elopement packages include:

  • An intimate wedding ceremony for two in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake
  • A minister to perform the ceremony of your choice
  • A bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom
  • A delicious petite wedding cake and a champagne toast with two souvenir glasses
  • A gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant

We also have photographers available for an additional fee to capture this special moment for you and your family to enjoy upon your return to reality.

For just $699, plus the cost of accommodations, you and your fiancee can escape to our beautiful ranch in Cat Spring, Texas for a peaceful elopement ceremony.

Don’t wait another minute. This is your chance to exchange vows without all the stress (and money!) that comes with planning a big wedding. Call us at 713-301-3235 to learn more.

Another Great Review on TripAdvisor!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a delightful couple who were celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary here at BlissWood B&B.

Yolanda and her husband were searching for an unique escape to commemorate the time they’ve spent together.

And we’re glad they were able to find what they were looking for at Lehmann Legacy Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

Here’s the review Yolanda wrote on TripAdvisor:

“My husband & I wanted to do something out of the norm to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. We wanted a peaceful get away yet with some thrill to commemorate the occasion. We googled horse-back riding and were drawn to Blisswood B&B. It was everything the website described it to be! The morning of the horse ride, I chickened out after a brief lesson on the horse. My husband (macho man) didn’t have that option. Therefore, Skeeter (the photographer) invited me to ride with him on the golf cart and it was such a pleasure. Skeeter was a comfort and shared some of the ranch’s history as well as how he became acquainted. I was most intrigued after being in arm’s length of the livestock; I’m used to being on the other side of the fence! “Nice pictures though”… Thanks Skeeter! The other nice part about our stay was the weather. It was cool & breezy; the sound of the wind gust brushing through the trees was amazing. We sat outside near a waterfall, read for a while and evaluated our marriage. The mood was just right. We later retreated to Harriet’s House at the Oasis where we later woke up to breakfast with a nice note in the frig. I’m grateful to have found such a gem nestled up in the open fields of Cat Spring, TX.”

Thank you to Yolanda for taking the time to write about her experience at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast.

We hope to make every guest’s stay unforgettable. If you have a story you’d like to share about your time at BlissWood, please take a moment to write something about it on our TripAdvisor page. We’d love to hear from you!

Workaway International Participants Visit BlissWood B&B

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

At BlissWood B&B, we love to open our doors to people from around the world. This summer we were lucky enough to host two young women from France through the Workaway International program.

Workaway International is a US-based recruiting company that provides young people with the opportunity to live and work in the US for six months at a world class resort.

Participants in the program gain international work experience while improving their work skills and marketability. Plus, they get a lot of opportunities to have fun and make new friends.

As their summer came to a close, we wanted to send the girls off with a distinctly Texan experience. So we saddled up the horses and treated them to a memorable horseback ride through Lehmann Legacy Ranch.

Here are the pictures:

The girls had a great time, as you can see in these shots, and we were sad to see them go. We’re looking forward to participating in more international opportunities like this in the near future.

Thank you to the girls for all their hard work this summer!


At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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