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Pay a Visit to Cat Spring, Texas!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read all about us! We’ve always known that we’re one of the hidden gems in Texas, but it’s nice to get a little recognition from the media. We’re so pleased to be featured in a story about Cat Spring, Texas in the upcoming issue of Texas Highways magazine. Writer Stephen Dean paid a visit to our ranch and you can read all about his experience in the April issue of Texas Highways.

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Mr. Dean stayed in the Oasis Retreat, our tropical getaway within a country getaway. The Oasis at BlissWood houses a variety of cottages, suites, and rooms. It’s also home to our greenhouses and orchid gardens. When you stay at the Oasis, you get to experience two very different sides of BlissWood. Located just down the road from our main ranch, the Oasis has a totally different feel with its more modern, Asian aesthetic. It’s hard to believe you’re still in Texas Hill Country!

And when you stay at BlissWood’s Oasis, you can still enjoy all the activities our ranch has to offer. Guests of the Oasis leave their tropical retreat and join us for horseback riding, bass fishing, and even skeet shooting! It’s truly a getaway like none other!

Of course, when Mr. Dean was here, we wanted him to see all sides of BlissWood. He stayed in the Cherry Blossom Suite, but we made sure he saw the entire property. Skeeter Hagler, our resident photographer, did the honor of showing him around. Because it’s not a complete visit to BlissWood unless you meet the animals! They said hello to the Paso Fino horses as well as our bison, alpaca, miniature donkeys, and antelope.

And dinner at Carol’s Restaurant is a must for any visitor. Stephen joined us for a friendly dinner where he got a home-cooked meal and plenty of great conversation. Carol’s at Cat Spring is the ideal setting for kicking back, chatting with some locals, and enjoying a fine meal in a laid-back atmosphere.

Check out the magazine and get inspired to plan your own visit to BlissWood!

Dinner Theater at BlissWood: Southern Fried Chickie

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Next month, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast and Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant are pleased to be hosting a fabulous night of dinner theater. On March 1st, Christy McBrayer will appear to perform her hilarious one-woman show, Southern Fried Chickie. It’s going to be a fun-filled night complete with good Southern food, of course. You’ll even get to enjoy music, provided by her band, The Redneck Greek Chorus! If you’re looking for some fun Houston dinner theater, this is a totally one-of-a-kind event that you won’t want to miss.

Southern Fried Chickie might be a one-woman show, but you may forget that it is when Christy McBrayer begins to tell her story about a struggling Southern actress’ prodigal trip from Hollywood to Tupelo, Mississippi. Throughout the performance she’ll become 10 different characters in all. She’s a woman of many talents, to say the least!

Christy McBrayer has performed Southern Fried Chickie in New Orleans as well as Austin, Texas. And we’re thrilled that she’s bringing some Southern fun here to Cat Spring, Texas. We can’t wait!

You might say that we ‘discovered’ Christy McBrayer here at BlissWood. We met her last fall when she was a guest celebrating her birthday with us. After hearing about her act, we thought it would be great if she could return one day as a performer. Now, it’s finally happening! So join us for a delightful dinner and an unforgettable show!

Tickets for the show and dinner are $59.00 per person. And just in case you were wondering, yes, we’ll be having Southern fried chicken! (How could we resist?) Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the show will follow at 7:00 p.m. You can make your reservations for Southern Fried Chickie by e-mailing carol@blisswood.net. Or just give us a call at 713-301-3235. Hope to see you at the theater!

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Host a Dinner at Carol’s Restaurant!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

If you’re looking for a great location to host a special dinner or event, Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant is available for private parties. Whether you’re planning a rehearsal dinner or a corporate event, Carol’s is a great venue for parties in Houston. It’s a fine dining experience in a casual country setting.

When it comes to finding a dinner venue in the Houston area, our location in Cat Spring, Texas is a real hidden gem. We provide a unique setting for any event. You’ll find our secluded property less than an hour from Houston. But when you’re here, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away from a big city. You’ll get the opportunity to enjoy a true Texas experience at our restaurant. The lodge-like atmosphere is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with a fine steak and a good bottle of wine.

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting a Vintner’s Dinner with Truchard Winery. Truchard Winery is a small, family-owned winery in the the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Native Texans Tony and Joanne Truchard have been making wine in Northern California since 1989.  With 400 acres of land and 280 acres of vineyards, the Truchards have made a name for themselves in Napa, so we’re always delighted to see them for their annual wine dinner. Carol’s Restaurant was packed with guests who enjoyed the 5-course meal and Truchard wine pairings. Guest Chef Edgar’s menu was a huge success! And, of course, the wine was a hit.

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Carol’s will also open for your private parties at the restaurant on any night we are not regularly open. So just ask! And while we might be a hidden gem, you’ll be glad you found us. Give us a call today to make reservations or to start planning your own private party!

 

Celebrate a Special Occasion With a Romantic Getaway!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a special occasion, a romantic getaway is a memorable way to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary with a loved one. So what are you waiting for? BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway near Houston.

The peaceful atmosphere at BlissWood will certainly set the scene for a little romance. Our breathtakingly beautiful 650-acre ranch is perfect for a romantic picnic or a quiet stroll around the Enchanted Lake. And whether you’re enjoying the outdoors or just relaxing in your room, you’ll be happy just spending time with the person you love.

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A visit to BlissWood is also an opportunity to try new things! We recently had a couple come all the way from the Netherlands to celebrate an anniversary. They had a great time! In addition to a private picnic in the gazebo, they also enjoyed some activities on the ranch, including horseback riding and even archery! Your getaway at BlissWood can be all about relaxing or it can be an adventure, with all the onsite activities we have to offer.

We also have a variety of romance packages, if you’re looking for that extra special touch. Just let us know!  If the occasion calls for flowers, champagne, or chocolate-covered strawberries, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you’d even like to book a massage! We just want your getaway to be unforgettable.

And if you’d like to plan a special meal during your stay, you don’t have to go far! You can dine here and enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

So get started planning your getaway at our Texas ranch! Feel free to give us a call today at 713-301-3235 or you can check availability online. We’d love to help you make some lasting memories!

Get Back to Nature with an Outdoor Texas Wedding

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Getting ready to tie the knot?  If you’re searching for a venue, but looking for alternatives to stuffy hotels and party halls, we’ve got just the thing for you. You can have the intimate wedding of your dreams at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Our scenic guest ranch is the ultimate venue for a beautiful outdoor Texas wedding.

Conveniently located just 50 miles outside Houston, Texas, BlissWood is the perfect destination for an elegant outdoor wedding.  Our property in gorgeous Texas Hill Country offers a scenic and romantic backdrop for your special day.  Surrounded by nature, with breathtaking lake views and lavish grounds, the great outdoors will provide the perfect decor for your ceremony.

We also have wedding packages to suit every couple. Whether you’re planning an elopement, a small gathering, or a larger wedding, we can help you do it right. We recently held a beautiful, intimate wedding with just six guests.  The ceremony (and the bride) were picture perfect and they held a wonderful small reception at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

When you plan your wedding at BlissWood, we’ll help you take care of all the details.  Our wedding packages include all the important things like flowers, music for the ceremony, and even the cake!  You’ll also want to book a photo session with Skeeter Hagler, our resident  Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.  We have lots of great photo spots to choose from!  From bridges to meadows to gardens, we have a wide variety of beautiful locations for your photos.

And best of all, the experience doesn’t have to end when the reception is over.  You and your guests can opt to spend the night in any of our comfortable B&B guest houses and suites.

When you tie the knot at BlissWood, you’ll start your marriage off right.  With bliss!  Call us at 713-301-3235 to start planning your dream wedding!

Gather at BlissWood for Your Family Reunion in Texas

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

When you’re planning a big event like a family reunion, there are a lot of things to consider.  Location. Atmosphere. Entertainment. Food.  Look no further, because we’ve got it all.  BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect venue for a family reunion in Texas.

Here at BlissWood you can relax, enjoy the great outdoors, and create some lasting memories with your loved ones. We offer plenty of space in a scenic country setting. It’s also a great central meeting point, conveniently located for guests coming from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

We recently hosted a wonderful reunion here at BlissWood.  The group enjoyed many of our ranch activities including bass fishing and trap shooting.  They also took advantage of our golf carts rentals – they really come in handy when you’re exploring our 650-acre ranch!  The whole group enjoyed seeing the animals on our ranch, too.

 

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And there’s plenty more to do for family members of all ages. Canoeing and biking are popular activities at BlissWood. You can even play a game of horseshoes or take a nature walk while you catch up with your family.

Of course, if your family would like to stay the night at BlissWood they have their choice of 10 spacious houses and cabins on the ranch, as well as 8 additional units at our nearby Oasis. Our guest houses are perfect for families – the Dog Trot House sleeps up to 10.

And we haven’t forgotten about the food!  When you have your event at BlissWood, you can choose to have meals catered or you can dine at our nearby award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.  Our most recent reunion group dined in Texas style with some good old-fashioned chuckwagon dinners.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you plan an unforgettable family reunion of your own!

A Fun-Filled Getaway in Texas Hill Country

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Texas Hill Country is the ideal place for an unforgettable vacation. Not only is it a scenic place to kick back and relax, it also offers plenty of exciting adventures! And when you visit us at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, you can have it all.  BlissWood is a great destination for a getaway in Texas Hill Country.

Located in Cat Spring, Texas, BlissWood is nestled right in the heart of hill country. Just an hour west of Houston, it’s the perfect weekend getaway for locals.  But it’s not just Texans here. Folks travel from all over the globe to stay at our one-of-a-kind guest ranch.

Just this past weekend, we hosted a lovely group who travelled all the way from France.  They had a real American adventure and spent lots of time enjoying the great outdoors. They made the most of their visit, enjoying many of the activities our ranch has to offer.  They had a great time fishing in our stocked lake where we offer catch and release bass fishing.

They also had a blast playing games.  They tried their hand at some of our favorites including Frisbee golf and horseshoes.  And it wouldn’t be a BlissWood vacation without some horseback riding! It was a fantastic weekend full of  fun.

And after all that activity, they enjoyed a dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.  Carol’s at Cat Spring has a menu with something for everyone, but it wouldn’t be a true Texas vacation without a steak dinner!  Our guests loved the ribeye!

Whether you’re coming from near or far, BlissWood is a great place to make some memories with your friends or family.  Plan your trip today!  Give us a call at 713-301-3235 or you can check availability online.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

A Unique Family Vacation Destination

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Summertime is just around the corner, which conjures up memories of good old-fashioned family vacations. Remember packing up the car and waving goodbye to the house?  It’s a wonderful way to spend time with your loved ones and create some lasting memories.  Our charming Texas ranch is a unique family vacation destination that truly has something for everyone. Just an hour outside of Houston, Texas, this peaceful country setting is the perfect place to unwind and spend some quality time with your family.

And while BlissWood is a great place for mom and dad to kick back and relax, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re here!  We offer a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities that will entertain the whole family during your stay.  And with 650 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for adventures.

A family vacation at BlissWood is a truly unforgettable experience. When you visit our ranch, you can bike, fish, hike, and so much more. If you’re looking for a real Texas ranch experience, we also offer horseback riding. You can even try your hand at archery or just paddle around the lake on a Jon boat or a canoe. Whatever you do, it’s an experience your family will be talking about for years to come.

With all the activity, you’ll definitely work up a healthy appetite.  So make sure you pay a visit (or two) to Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant during your stay. Carol’s delivers fine dining cuisine in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  The menu offers an array of top notch dishes, with everything from juicy steaks to classic pastas. And don’t worry – we have a kid’s menu, too.

Start planning your trip today! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you have the family vacation of a lifetime.

 

Family Fun on a Texas Ranch

Friday, March 8th, 2013

It’s not always easy to please everyone when you’re planning a trip for the whole family, but BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch does a pretty good job!  Our family friendly ranch truly has something for everyone.  Just an hour outside of Houston, you’ll get a relaxing getaway and some family fun on a Texas ranch!

There’s no time to be bored at BlissWood. Kids love the variety of outdoor activities our ranch has to offer.  With 650 acres of land, there’s certainly plenty of room to run and play.  We’ve got plenty of space, so you don’t have to worry about bothering the neighbors!

While you’re at BlissWood, you can spend your time riding bikes or taking nature walks around the Enchanted Lake. You can even try your luck at catch and release bass fishing. Some of our young visitors recently had a very successful day at the lake. Other popular activities for the family include horseback riding and archery. It’s an experience your family won’t soon forget.

And make sure you treat yourself to a nice meal at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant during your stay. Specializing in steaks, pasta, seafood and chicken, you’re sure to find a dish that makes your mouth water. The pork chop has earned rave reviews from guests. Carol’s Restaurant is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, so plan accordingly.  One recent guest called it a “kiss the cook” kind of meal, so you might just want to go there both nights!

Not only can do we specialize in family friendly stays, but we’re pet friendly too! So if your family includes one very furry member, it’s not a problem for us!  Your pet is welcome to join you in our pet friendly lodging.

Plan your trip today! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you make some memories.

New Hours at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Carol’s Cat Spring Restaurant is now open for dinner on Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and lunch on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These new expanded hours are a great incentive to start your weekend away a little early. Leave on Thursday after work and start your mini-holiday with some tasty down home cooking at Carol’s. Or put in a few hours of work on Friday morning and leave in time for lunch at our casual fine dining restaurant – just an hour outside of Houston. It’s the perfect way to begin a weekend getaway at our Houston area Guest Ranch.

Our Cat Spring, Texas, restaurant serves delicious plates such as Seared Beef with Jalapeno Grits and Maple Vinaigrette. We also have a deep wine cellar featuring outstanding wines from around the country and the world; we’re especially proud to offer several excellent wines from Texas.

Join us for the next Wine Dinner at Carol's. More details to be released soon.

Include a meal at Carol’s Cat Spring Restaurant the next time you stay at our Texas Vacation Ranch, or simply the next time you’re in the neighborhood and feel like some good food. We’re excited to be open on Thursday evenings and for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays. Hope to see y’all soon!


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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