Archive for the ‘Equestrian’ Category

Here Comes the Bridle! An Equestrian Themed Wedding

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

If you were born and raised in the country, you probably love the great outdoors. And what’s not to love? There’s nothing better than feeling the wind in your hair and sun on your face. And if you’re a country gal, you probably have a special place in your heart for horses. So wouldn’t it be magical to involve them on your wedding day? It might sound like something right out of a fairy tale, but it’s a reality at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. We have the perfect venue for an equestrian themed wedding.

equestrian themed wedding

At BlissWood you’ll find a scenic location to say your vows and a fun place to dance the night away with your friends and family. Just an hour outside Houston, BlissWood has a great central location for a Texas wedding. You can plan the perfect rustic country wedding at our working ranch in beautiful Texas Hill Country. Because nothing says “Texas” like a country-chic wedding on a ranch.

equestrian themed wedding

You can have your ceremony in our lovely gazebo overlooking a sparkling lake or in an intimate garden setting. And after you say “I do,” we’ll move the party to the show barn for a lively reception. It’s perfect for music and a whole lot of dancing!

We can help you plan a wedding that really reflects you. So if your idea of country romance is mason jars, candlelight, wildflowers, and horses, BlissWood is the way to go. Here, you can incorporate animals into your wedding, or even arrive at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage! You can go all out with your theme. Go ahead and pair your wedding gown with cowboy boots. You can even tie it all together with handmade equestrian wedding invitations!

BlissWood will make your special day truly special. Give us a call today and we can help you plan your perfect Texas wedding.

 

Up Close With the Animals at BlissWood!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is not your typical B&B. It’s much more! In addition to a cozy, country getaway, we’re also the perfect place for Texas ranch experience vacations. Our working guest ranch offers a variety of exciting onsite activities, as well as an array of wildlife. Whether you’re a lover of animals or you’re just interested in having an authentic Texas ranch adventure, BlissWood is the way to go.

When you stay with us at BlissWood, you have the opportunity to see all sorts of interesting creatures. But you won’t be limited to seeing them. You can also choose to have a more interactive experience. All of our guests have the option to join us for a morning feeding tour. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with a lot of our animal residents!

ranch experience vacations

In addition to all the usual barnyard animals, you’ll also be able to meet some of our more unusual inhabitants. As you stroll around the property, you might just happen upon some of our black buck antelope, potbellied pigs, alpaca, and miniature donkeys.  It’s also common to come across a peacock or two. Animal lovers will not be disappointed!

And if you’re looking for adventure, you’ve got it. It wouldn’t be a real ranch vacation without some riding! So if your idea of a Texas vacation includes saddling up, you’re in luck. We offer guided horseback rides as well as riding lessons for both children and adults. You’ll love exploring our scenic 650-acre property by horseback.

So if you want to get away and relax in nature, start planning your trip today! You can visit our website to check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to see you and introduce you to some new furry and feathered friends!

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!

Saddle Up! Plan A Getaway on Horseback!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Life can be hectic. Sometimes you just need to unwind. Wouldn’t it feel good to take a break from your busy daily routine and spend a little time in the country? Why not plan a Texas horseback riding getaway at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch? It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. And doesn’t a getaway sound good?

BlissWood is a real working guest ranch in beautiful Cat Spring, Texas. Located on a breathtaking 650-acre property in Texas Hill Country, BlissWood is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature with a leisurely horseback ride.  It’s the perfect way to enjoy the sights and scenes of Texas. You’ll love the views as you trot past meadows, forests, creeks and ponds.  There’s plenty of wildlife too!  We have all sorts of animals on our ranch – big and small. You might even get to meet our American Bison!

And you don’t have to be a seasoned cowboy to enjoy riding at BlissWood. We offer guided rides as well as horseback riding lessons. No matter what your experience level is, we’re happy to get you in the saddle. It’s great fun for guests of all ages! So give it a shot! You’ll be glad you did.

Texas horseback riding getaway

And while you’re here, you can take advantage of all the onsite activities our ranch has to offer. In addition to horseback riding, you can hike, bike, and fish on the property. We even offer trap shooting and archery!  When you visit BlissWood, you certainly won’t have time to be bored. There’s too much to see and do!

So what are you waiting for? Saddle up! We’d love to give you an authentic Texas ranch experience! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. We can’t wait to help you plan your getaway adventure today!

Hit the Road for a BlissWood Day Trip!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Summer may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean you missed your chance for a much-needed vacation. Sometimes, as the weather grows cool and the leaves start to change, a quick getaway is just what the doctor ordered. But you don’t have to take a week’s vacation or even step foot on a plane.  You might consider planning a short trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! BlissWood is a great destination if you’re looking for unique day trips near Houston.

Conveniently located just an hour west of Houston, BlissWood is a quick and easy journey. So why not hop in your car and hit the road? There’s plenty to do in just one day on our ranch.  You can enjoy the great outdoors, get back to nature, and add a little adventure to your life!

day trips near houston with horseback riding

Recent daytrippers enjoyed a very busy day as they tried everything from archery and trapshooting to horseback riding and tomahawk throwing!  But they also took some time to kick back and relax with a quiet picnic in our beautiful gazebo by the Enchanted Lake.  They had a great time and made some wonderful memories!

So if you’re looking for a new kind of adventure, but you don’t have a lot of time, spend a day at BlissWood. Bring a couple friends or maybe just your sweetheart. (As far as dates go, it sure beats the boring old dinner and a movie!) And with all that BlissWood has to offer, you might just decide that you need to come back again for a longer stay. Your day here will fly right by!

Why wait? Get started now on planning your own BlissWood day trip. If you have any questions about activities at our ranch, please feel free to give us a call at 713-301-3235. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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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.

 

Guys from New York Embrace the Ranching Life

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

At BlissWood, we have the pleasure of meeting people from all over the United States and the world. It’s amazing to see guests from all walks of life take on the cowboy spirit once they set foot on our 650-acre working ranch.

Earlier this year, we had a couple of guys from New York stay at our Texas guest ranch. When they arrived, they were eager to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a peaceful weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country.

Guys from New York posing in front of a horse

The guys before embarking on their horseback ride across our 650-acre working ranch. Photo by Skeeter Hagler

One of them was nice enough to leave a review for us on BedandBreakfast.com:

What can I say, going to a family run ranch makes all the difference from the personal touch to the quality of care. I highly recommend the ranch to anyone who would like to experience the great outdoors ‘Texas style’! :)

Horseback riding trip in Texas Hill Country

Here are the guys on a trail ride with a couple from Texas. Photo by Skeeter Hagler

We sure had fun while they were here and hope they come back soon.

Horseback riding is a great way to explore our Texas guest ranch and embrace the ranching life. But it’s not the only way. We offer a bunch of unforgettable on-site activities to bring out the cowboy from within.

From trapshooting to bass fishing, BlissWood offers everything you need to take full advantage of life in the country. Call us at 713-301-3235 to learn more.

Trail Ride Vacations at Our Texas Guest Ranch

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If you’re looking for a place to get your cowboy on, consider a trail ride vacation at our sweeping guest ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

As far as we’re concerned, nothing spells relaxation like a long weekend spent trail riding in and around our 650-acre working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. There really is no better place to escape from a hectic life in the big city for a peaceful trail ride vacation.

Just ask these big city folks who visited BlissWood all the way from the East Coast. This lively group from New York boarded their horses here at BlissWood and enjoyed four gorgeous days of trail riding.

Are you planning a trail ride vacation? Call us at 713-301-3235 for information about horseback riding at BlissWood. And don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before—we offer horseback riding lessons too.

There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the relaxing, memorable experience of a trail ride vacation in the Texas Hill Country.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

Bluebonnets in bloom at Blisswood

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A baby among the bluebonnets. Have Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler create portraits of your family among the blooming flowers at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, a retreat and working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

The bluebonnet, as you may know, is the state flower of Texas, but we have so many of them now, it may as well be the official flower of BlissWood, our  vacation ranch just an hour west of Houston.

“Just fields and fields of them,” B&B owner Carol Davis says. “It looks like seas of blue here.”

About all she can do is marvel and suggest you get on over to the ranch and get your picture taken among the blossoms by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, or maybe go horseback riding to soak in the glorious view while the flowers are peaking. Imagine how sweet that would be.

It’s a bumper year, Davis says, and the bluebonnets will be in bloom for about five weeks. Lupinus texensis, the scientific name for the bluebonnets that blanket Central Texas, prompted the late state governor, W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel to sing that “you may be on the plains or the mountains or down where the sea breezes blow, but bluebonnets are one of the prime factors that make the state the most beautiful land that we know.”

Read more about bluebonnets here at Blisswood. And by all means, visit us and see for yourself.

 

 

 

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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