Archive for March, 2011

Horseback Riding Outside Houston

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Looking for a new place to ride your horses? Consider bringing them to our Texas Vacation Ranch outside Houston for a weekend or a week. Our guest ranch is situated on nearly 650-acres of rolling meadows, oak forests, creeks and ponds. Our land is your land while you’re here – saddle your horses and ride to your hearts’ content.

You’re horses will be stalled as long as you stay in our Texas vacation cabins. Enjoy a daily ride on the ranch or head out to explore the country lanes of Cat Spring; since it’s spring, wildflowers are blooming most everywhere you look.

After a day in the saddle, you’ll find relaxing on the porch of your cabin delightful.

A Mother’s Day Mother / Daughter Getaway

Monday, March 21st, 2011

What would your mom like for Mother’s Day? If she’s like my mom, she would most like to spend a little time with her daughter. For all you daughters who live far from your mothers, this blog is for you.

Consider treating your mother to a Mother / Daughter Getaway at our Texas Guest Ranch for Mother’s Day this year.

Mothers and Daughters enjoy time together at our Texas Vacation Ranch.

Our Texas Vacation Ranch Mother / Daughter Getaway provides a wonderful opportunity for the two of you to spend time together. Enjoy a horseback ride and a picnic in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake. Unwind with massages. Linger over a gourmet dinner at nearby Carol’s at Cat Spring Houston Area Restaurant. You can even take a thrilling, scenic balloon ride together over Central Texas. Just think what broad swaths of fields covered in wildflowers will look like from the air.

The best part of the gift will simply be spending time with you. How often do you get to appreciate each other as adults and individuals? How often do you get to spend time together, just the two of you?

Since schedules are hard to align and you may have your own children who want to see you on Mother’s Day, you need not schedule your Mother / Daughter Getaway for the weekend of May 8, 2011. Any time will do, before or after Mother’s Day. It’s the time together that’s important.

 

Bluebonnets in Bloom on our Central Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, March 14th, 2011

A wise man once said, The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.”*

Picture yourself sitting among the bluebonnets at our Texas Vacation Ranch.

Well, the bluebonnets will soon be in bloom at our Central Texas Guest Ranch. By the end of March, we expect our fields to be blue, blue, blue – dotted here and there with red or pink Texas Paintbrush, and yellow Greenthread and Square-Bud Primrose.

Bluebonnets are native to Texas, and are the state flower. They were beloved by Native Americans before Europeans discovered this land; and the first Spanish settlers collected their seeds and cultivated them around their missions. Texas Bluebonnets come in a variety of shades: royal blue, a bolder blue, and white mixed with rosy purple and lavender.

Of course, what we most love about them is their delicate beauty. When we go horseback riding through our Houston area Texas Vacation Ranch in the spring, we are simply awed by the landscape. There is no place we would rather be.

Now is the time to plan a trip to our Texas vacation ranch while the bluebonnets are in bloom. Take advantage of our Midweek Lodging Special; for details and reservations, call 713-301-3235

*Historian Jack Maquire. See Texas Bluebonnets.

The Incomparable Model T Ford

Monday, March 7th, 2011

We’ve met so many interesting people through the WWOOF and Workamp programs. Most recently, our Central Texas Guest Ranch has been home to Steve Boyd, an avid Model T collector. He is pictured below in his 1914 Model T Ford, giving three guests a ride along the pasture road on the south side of Blisswood Texas Vacation Ranch. Read on for more information about Model T’s.

Steve Boyd and his 1914 Model T Ford

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Unforgettable Guests at BlissWood

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Everyone who finds their way to our Texas Bed & Breakfast is enjoyable. Some folks stand out more than others. We recently had a wonderful couple here, Pris and Jesse, who found Blisswood on line. Pris turned out to have a great eye for photography; she sent me some photos, which I share below. Pris & Jesse also enjoyed horseback riding around the ranch and our Official BlissWood Photographer, Skeeter Hagler, captured the moments for them.  More relaxation came with a wonderful couples massage, right in their own lodging.

Here is what Pris had to say about their stay:  “My husband and I just returned from a romantic Valentine’s weekend at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast, Cat Spring, Texas. Blisswood had so much to offer to help us relax and reconnect. I loved not having a TV and no other distractions because we were fully able to enjoy each other’s company. I highly recommend purchasing the picnic lunch at the Enchanted Lake! It was a most peaceful, relaxing, and delicious lunch, and it included a bottle of wine we thoroughly enjoyed. We brought our bikes with us and enjoyed riding all around the ranch, where I got some great photos! We also purchased a couples massage where they came to our cabin, it was amazing! Carol prides herself in giving her guests a great experience and her manager Debbie is so accommodating. Carol also has several exotic animals that you can help feed which was really cool! I even got to pet her kangaroo! We are planning to go back with our kids in the spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom. If you want to take a step back in time where you can enjoy nature, I highly recommend Blisswood Texas guest ranch. Oh, for some great food don’t forget to head to Carol’s at Cat Spring; you won’t be disappointed!”

Thanks Pris and Jesse! We look forward to meeting your kids.


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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