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Antique Week :: Houston Area B&B and Ranch

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Texas Treasure Hunters, Prepare for Antique Week!

 

Do you love a bargain?  Are you willing to travel far and wide in search of unique gifts or decor?  If so, make plans now to visit rural Texas for Antique Weekend 2015. Actually spanning over one week, this event is the ultimate yard sale experience!

 

Starting the third weekend of March to the first weekend of April, 2015, more than 2,000 antiques, craft and art vendors from around the country will be setting up shop amidst various countryside Texan communities between Houston and Austin; to display their wares and negotiate deals.

 

Antique Shop

This popular weekend originally started in Round Top, and has spread throughout surrounding areas over the past forty years.  Now held twice annually, these special events draw thousands of like-minded buyers on the hunt for specific collectibles, or to take advantage of being able to visit several antique dealers in one location. Food vendors will also be on hand, and in some places, local fare is just steps away from the action. Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Savor the best chicken, steak, seafood and pasta dishes in the region.

 

The Biggest Spring Antiques Event in Texas

 

From charming crystal to light fixtures, antique cameras or typewriters, or even the proverbial kitchen sink, you’ll find just about everything under the sun at the Texas Antique Week in March and April. Folk art, antique furniture, quilts and even new things will be available, as well!  From priceless antiques to flea market finds, you will find priceless treasures at the antique fair.

 

Because they are coming from all over the United States, many dealers arrive days before the actual show to set up. Some will be open in the days leading up to the event.  While most of the shows are free, there are some that charge admission, and event hours can vary.  Be sure to check http://www.antiqueweekend.com/indexmain.html for the latest information before you go.

 

Before you travel, don’t forget to book a place to stay. Make it a mini-vacation by securing a spot at the Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in nearby Cat Spring.  Located at the Lehmann Legacy Ranch, our pet-friendly oasis is situated on a working ranch about forty minutes away from all the antiques shopping.  Once you score your bargains, you can leave the crowds behind and retreat to your cozy little cabin.

 

If you already have a place to hang your hat while you’re here, you can still enjoy a scrumptious meal at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.   We will be cooking up some special meals and barbecues for all of the antique enthusiasts. Call 979-865-1100 to make a reservation.

Dude Ranch Adventures – Cat Spring, TX

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Welcoming Great New Friends from Near and Far for Our Dude Ranch Adventures

A couple of months back, we had the absolute pleasure of having a guest from Malaysia who came to stay with us at Blisswood Bed & Breakfast. His son was getting married in South Texas, so his future daughter-in-law made special reservations to give her new father-in-law a real Texas experience. Our Malaysian visitor had a great time horseback riding, axe throwing, firing off a few rounds on the shooting range, and of course relaxing at our authentic Texas ranch.

The package his family reserved for him was part of our Dude Ranch Adventure Package, which is a great way for anyone to come stay in Texas and experience life as it should be on an authentic Texas ranch setting. The Dude Ranch Adventure includes horseback riding, a tour of the barn, trapshooting, archery, and a Tomahawk throwing lesson. It feels good to be out in the fresh air on our 650-acre ranch, even if you’re just visiting from nearby Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and other cities in Texas, or much further, such as our new friend from Malaysia.

South Texas Getaways

 

While he was here, our guest also dined at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant, where he was treated to a Texas BBQ dinner unlike anything he had ever tasted before. Oh yes, we gave him a “taste” of the Texas Wild West! Turns out, most everyone has a cowboy hiding somewhere down inside of their soul somewhere.

 

Texas Dude Ranch Adventure Getaways Start Here

Come to think of it, if you want something really cool and different to do while in Houston for business or pleasure, the Texas Dude Ranch Adventure is just about as good as it gets. We’re only an hour west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas. Tourists come during the holiday spikes in spring, summer and autumn, or during the famous Rodeo week and after school lets out in late May.

 

Texas Dude Ranch

Corporate retreats in Houston are often boring or typical, but not when you plan to bring the team together for a real Texas Dude Ranch experience. No matter if you are coming from Texas or somewhere within the U.S., or internationally, Blisswood Bed & Breakfast intends to make your Dude Ranch experience in Texas truly exceptional in every way. Ask about a Dude Ranch Adventure, here.

Celebrate Family Fun at BlissWood

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Not only is BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch a great place to get away, but it’s the perfect location to get together! We love helping guests celebrate special occasions like weddings, girlfriend getaways, and Texas family reunions!

We recently hosted a fantastic family reunion here at BlissWood. Our location in Texas Hill Country ended up being a convenient meeting spot for a big family that was traveling from all over. Reunion guests hailed from New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

When you host an event at BlissWood, you have your choice of 10 spacious houses and cabins on the ranch, as well as 8 more units at our nearby Oasis. This group took advantage of the accommodations at the Dog Trot House and thought it was just right for their big gathering. They had a blast playing games, swimming, and just hanging out.

Texas family reunion

There are so many things to do at BlissWood for family members of all ages. You can hike, bike, canoe, or fish. Relax and play a game of horseshoes or just take in the beautiful scenery while you spend some quality time with your family.

And what would any reunion be without food? When you have your reunion at BlissWood, you can have meals catered or you can dine at our award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. Our last group enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at the restaurant and in addition to a great meal, found the ambiance to be top-notch. They were impressed with everything from the food to the table settings to the service!

And as a little added bonus, one of the reunion guests adopted a foster puppy that was staying at the ranch from All Border Collie Rescue. It always warms our hearts to connect an animal with a loving home after a wonderful visit!

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

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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Truchard Wine Dinner

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.

romantic getaway near Houston

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.

 

BlissWood family reunion

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!


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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