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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!

Cat Spring, Texas, Christmas Parties

Monday, December 13th, 2010

T’is the season for Christmas parties, and our Cat Spring restaurant is a lovely place to host them. For small parties, reserve a table during or regular hours. Larger parties may want to consider booking the entire restaurant between 10:30 and 3 p.m..

Carol’s Cat Spring, Texas, Restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunch. Doors open at 5 p.m. for Happy Hour, which lasts for an hour; dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.. Sunday Brunch is offered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We serve hearty, seasonal cuisine. The food is creative and upscale, but the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Sample entrées include Grilled Cajun Spiced Shrimp served on a bed of wild rice with fresh green beans, and Pork Loin with avocado salsa,melted cheese, and mashed potatoes. Our informed servers are happy to recommend wine pairings.

We’ll work with you to help create the holiday party you desire, whether it’s for your business or for a group of friends and family. Let us help make your holiday festive and stress-free.

The Truchard Wine Dinner at our Cat Spring Restaurant.

Call 979-865-1100 to book your holiday party at our Houston area restaurant today.

Thanksgiving Getaway in Cat Spring, Texas

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Still not sure what you’re doing for Thanksgiving this year? Why not grab a few of your favorite people and head to our Cat Spring Texas restaurant and guest ranch? Let us do the cooking and cleaning for you – you sit back and enjoy the meal and each others company.

Carol’s Cat Spring Restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving feast on November 25, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be Carol’s Rosemary Brined Oven Roasted Turkey and Whiskey Glazed Country Ham. We’re serving Traditional Stuffing and Chipotle Cornbread Dressing, as well as Fried Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts & Bacon. If you have room for dessert (and who doesn’t on Thanksgiving?) there will be many available.

Head home after the feast, or head to our Guest Ranch for a peaceful evening in the country. Stroll through ancient live oak trees and grassy fields. Sit by the pond or on the porch of your private cabin and watch the sun set. This is a wonderful place to reflect on the many reasons you have to be thankful.

Bring your friends and family to a Thanksgiving feast at Carol's.

Reservations are required for the Thanksgiving dinner at Carol’s. Please call 979-865-1100.

Truchard Wine Dinner

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Tony and Jo Ann Truchard have been growing grapes in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley since the mid 1970s. They’ve been making wine from those grapes since 1989. They consider themselves “a big vineyard and a small winery”, and their deep understanding and respect of the land, the weather, and the grapes is palpable.

Truchard's Cabernet Franc with filet mignon.

Tony was raised in Texas, and he and Jo Ann are returning to attend the next Wine Dinner at our Cat Spring Texas restaurant, at 7 p.m. on November 16, 2010. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the wine industry from the inside, and to meet a delightful couple, as well.

During the evening we’ll pair delicious hors d’oeuvres with Truchard wines from the Carneros Region of Napa Valley. Expect a night of excellent company, delectable food, and extraordinary wine.

Enjoy 2008 Truchard Roussanne with Sunchoke Veloute, Foie Gras, Pecans. (more…)

Autumn Wine Tasting in Texas Hill Country

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Our Texas vacation ranch in Cat Spring sits on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, an area with more than two dozen wineries. Autumn is the quintessential season for wine tasting; the fall harvest and the fresh scent of the fall crush makes us crave a taste of that magical fluid aging in oak. We find ourselves drawn to visit any winery we pass, eager to replenish wine cellars slowly emptied during the past year.

Enjoy a glass of Texas wine at our Houston area fine dining restaurant.

Plan to visit several Texas wineries during a relaxing weekend or mid-week holiday at our vacation ranch Houston area. It’s fun to hit the wine trail with no specific destination in mind. You may stumble across Rosemary’s Vineyard and Winery, in nearby La Grange, where you’ll sip a variety of wines in a tasting room surrounded by acres of Muscadine grape vines. (more…)

Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner in Cat Spring

Monday, September 20th, 2010

On September 29, 2010, Carol’s Houston Area Fine Dining Restaurant will host the Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner. Plan a mid-week getaway around this dinner now; take advantage of the Mid-week special at our Texas guest ranch and receive a discount on a stay of two or more nights.

Enjoy Award Winning Meritus at the Fall Creek Vintner's Dinner.

Fall Creek Winery is located in Tow, Texas. This Hill Country winery was created by Ed and Susan Auler in 1975, after the Aulers visited France and noticed a strong similarity between some French wine country and the Texas Hill Country in which they lived. Fall Creek has been producing award winning wines since 1982 – a testament to the accuracy of the Auler’s observation.

The Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner starts at 7pm and costs $79 per person (excepting tax and gratuity). The menu features mouthwatering combinations paired with Fall Creek wines. Diners will feast on seared scallops and sip Sauvignon Blanc; they’ll dine on succulent roasted antelope paired with the award-winning Meritus. Five courses. Five wines. Heaven.

Compliment the meal with a stay at the adjacent Hill Country vacation ranch, located just a few miles from the restaurant. You won’t want to travel any farther than that after such a feast.

Read on for the complete menu of the Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner at Carol’s Restaurant. (more…)

Cap Rock Vintner’s Dinner at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The next Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area restaurant will be July 15, 2010, at 7pm, and will feature wines from Cap*Rock Winery of Lubbock Texas.

Cap*Rock Winery wines.


Wine Dinners at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Folks who attended the May 2010 Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area restaurant enjoyed themselves immensely. Vintners Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery (about 1.5 hours north of our Texas guest ranch) were on hand to share their wine and their knowledge of wine and food. We drank delicious wine, ate tasty food, learned a lot and had fun to boot.

Carol, Paul and Merrill at the May Vintner's Dinner.

Paul and Merrill planted their first grapes in 1977. During the past 30 + years they have worked hard to refine and develop their wine; today Messina Hof wine regularly wins awards for excellence in national and international competitions.

The next Vintner’s Dinner will be on July 15, 2010 at 7pm. We’ll feature Cap Rock Winery from Lubbock, Texas. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore Texas wines and meet Texas winemakers.

Destination Dining food writer John Mariani (who has written for Esquire) described our Central Texas restaurant as “beautifully situated in the middle of nowhere, where relaxing is what you do between courses…” The restaurant is rich with Texas country appointments in cedar, cowhide, lace curtains and Pulitzer Prize winner Skeeter Hagler’s autographed photos about Texas Cowboys. Food specialties range from Black and Bleu Filet Mignon to Mango Margarita Shrimp, all accompanied by an extensive and contemporary wine list.

BlissWood Texas Guest Ranch and Carol’s Restaurant are located 60 minutes west of Houston, 90 minutes from Austin, and two hours from San Antonio. Once you get here, it seems like a you’re a million miles from the rest of the world.

Bliss awaits you at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast. To learn more about BlissWood B&B, BlissWood’s Oasis, the ranch and Carol’s Restaurant, or to make reservations, visit or call 713-301-3235.

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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