Ready to Propose :: Making a Memorable Proposal in Texas

February 19th, 2015

Ready to Propose? Consider an Engagement Retreat at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in TX!

 

So you’ve finally worked up the nerve to pop the “Big Question”, but haven’t thought about the best way to go about it?  From skywriting to Jumbotron scoreboards to the plethora of YouTube singing flash mob proposals, the pressure is on to make your proposal stand out amongst all the other memories in your loved one’s mind.  And for good reason; a marriage proposal is one of the biggest moments in her life, and yours. It commemorates a milestone in your relationship.

 

Let Us Help You With an Intimate Proposal Alternative!

Start by whisking the girl of your dreams away for a romantic retreat at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  Here at Blisswood, we have many idyllic settings that are perfect for popping the question. Imagine riding along the live oaks on horseback, with your lady love soaking in the scenery, pleasantly unaware of what you have planned. Or, perhaps an enchanted moonlit stroll, with a pause in the gazebo? You can also surprise her with a pre-arranged welcome bouquet, complete with an engagement ring on one of the rose stems, and followed by celebratory fine chocolates and champagne. No matter which style is more you, Blisswood makes it easy to be romantic!

Texas Romance Packages

Once she’s accepted your proposal (which she surely will), you can both relax and celebrate this new stage in your life with dinner at our award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. Then, stay and play on our spacious acres of paradise. Relax on the front porch, or grab one of our mountain bikes and explore the ranch. Ride on one of our elegant Paso Fino horses, enjoy a picnic in the gazebo or just snuggle inside your cabin with the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your doorknob. After all, this retreat is all about romance!

Whatever we can do to make it special, we will help you make your proposal memories in Texas truly unforgettable.

Texas Ranch

To further assist you, we are offering the following special:

Two Night Texas Ranch Getaway

  • Two nights’ lodging in a charming ranch cabin*,
  • Continental breakfast provided each morning,
  • Visit with the animals on a morning feed tour,
  • and a bottle of wine!

 

40% Savings Midweek (Mon-Thurs) $339.00

25% Savings Weekend (Fri-Sun) $424.00

 

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Cannot be combined with other offers. Available for new reservations only, January 5 – February 28, 2015, excluding Feb. 13-16 & 21-23. Based on double occupancy, additional guests $35 per person. Does not apply to weddings or group events. *Not available for Dog Trot, Enchanted Cabin, Ranch House, Lanai House, and Hibiscus Suite.

 

Call Blisswood Bed & Breakfast Ranch to make a reservation at 713-301-3235 and plan your engagement retreat today.

 

Antique Week :: Houston Area B&B and Ranch

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

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.

The Perfect Place for Elopements in Texas

January 29th, 2015

Elopements in Texas, for some couples, signifies a union between two people without all of the big “to-do” that is involved in a traditional wedding. Some couples head for the courthouse to elope in Houston, TX, but for those who want a more romantic elopement that is both memorable and elegant, the stunning grounds of Blisswood Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to make your small wedding dreams come true!

 

Situated on over 650 acres of majestic countryside, Blisswood offers an authentic, ranch style wedding setting that is conveniently located only 50 miles west of Houston. The well-groomed landscape of Cat Spring, Texas can entice even the most budget-conscious brides and grooms, with plenty of picture-perfect backdrops to commemorate your special day.

 

Rain or Shine, You Can Elope at Blisswood B & B

 

Recently, we welcomed this lovely couple to elope at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast, and even a few raindrops could not deter this happy couple. Our friendly and hospitable wedding organizers will help you find a spot to marry, no matter what.

 

Seen here, this couple decided to elope on the front porch of the Lehmann House. The raindrops in the background lend a special magic to the day, rather than ruining what could have been their only precious wedding memories. We have a lot of beautiful possibilities for your elopement in Cat Springs, TX. Stay dry under the elegant gazebo on the lake or in the quaint barn, amongst the company of our friendly horses. We offer abundant choices for every couple, whether it rains or not. Our Texas wedding and eloping services run year-round, rain or shine.

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Houston Eloping Ceremonies

Whether you live in nearby Houston, or just want to come to Texas for a weekend getaway to marry and combine your honeymoon, we welcome visitors from around the country to stay at Blisswood Bed & Breakfast. Our elopement package includes everything you need to get married privately, including a wedding ceremony, the minister to perform your ceremony, a bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom, a gourmet dinner and yes… even a cute wedding cake! Plus a champagne toast with two complimentary, keepsake glasses that you can use every year on your anniversary. What a great reminder of your special day! Your wedding tradition starts here.

 

Have a Valentine’s Romantic Getaway in Texas

January 19th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Are you looking for something different to do with your sweetie? A box of chocolates or a dozen roses areRomantic Texas Getaway nice, but so cliché. It can be difficult to think of something unique, but Blisswood Bed & Breakfast Ranch wants to help you make it special with a “Valentine’s Weekend Package” for two!

Plan early and surprise your Valentine with a one-of-a kind retreat, complete with fresh flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries (yummy!), Champagne, and a romantic picnic to enjoy on the Ranch. Finally, enjoy a toast to your love during a romantic dinner at Carol’s at Cat Springs restaurant, also included in the package.

Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Texas

Whether you are a new couple or have been married for eons, your partner will rave about the romantic Valentine’s Day for months after your stay. You’ll both get the royal VIP treatment upon arrival and your accommodations are truly, authentically Texas hospitality at its best. The Romance Package is available for only $229 plus the cost of the accommodations, depending on which suite we have available. Valentine’s Day spots are filling up quickly. Inquire early to make a reservation. This is what you get:

Texas Valentines PackagesValentine’s Weekend Package

– Fresh bouquet of flowers

– Chocolate-dipped strawberries

– Champagne & souvenir flutes upon arrival

– Picnic basket delivered to your door on Saturday

– Romantic Dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant Saturday evening

Package: $229 per couple, plus lodging. Two-night minimum stay required.  

Add a horseback ride for only $59 per person!

BlissWood has several romantic Texas getaway packages available for other special occasions besides Valentine’s Day, so if you are planning a proposal or engagement, the grounds at our Cat Springs property make for a scene right out of an authentic Western movie. We can even help you to think of ideas! Bring your sweetie for an authentic Texas adventure, complete with horseback riding, an elegant gazebo by the lake and golf. These activities can be planned ahead of time, so please inquire about pricing if you desire a customized package.

Dinner for Two by Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant

Even if you can’t make it for the night or weekend, you can still surprise your Valentine with a romantic dinner for two at our very own Carol’s at

A happy couple at Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant

Cat Spring Restaurant. The quiet and tranquil setting will help you feel apart from hectic life in nearby Houston. Your sweetheart will surely appreciate a gourmet Texas-style dinner package, as well as the serene environment.

Do you have questions about Valentine’s Day or how we can help you set the stage for a romantic rendezvous for two? Contact us at 713-301-3235. Happy Valentine’s Day!

BlissWood B&B Ranch: Corporate Retreats Houston Style

January 5th, 2015

Does your team lack enthusiasm and passion? Are your sales suffering as a result of employee burnout or negativity? Ignite the fire with a Business Retreats near Houstoncorporate retreat, Houston style!

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast offers a perfect place to recharge your staff and bring your corporate culture to new heights! Texas corporate retreats offer abundant activities to help your team learn how to work together cohesively, succinctly and with new focus.

Does Your Staff Have Anything to Look Forward to in 2015?

One major reason for employee burnout is simply from doing the same job, day in and day out, with no hope for anything different. As a leader of your organization, it is your job to instill confidence in the workplace, as well as reversing any negativity that may result from boredom or complacency. When employees are miserable, this can translate to lower sales, more customer service issues and complaints, as well as high turnover among staff members.

It costs companies a lot of money to train new employees, not to mention the high costs of the hiring process itself. Wouldn’t it be better to spend those resources on a Houston corporate retreat? Give your staff a reason to love working for you, while improving and strengthening your organization.

Texas corporate retreat

Our Texas Hill Country B&B offers an authentic, ranch style setting that feels miles away from the rat race of metropolitan areas. Yet, we are conveniently located only a little over an hour from Houston; or approximately two hours from Austin and San Antonio, and four hours from Dallas, Texas. Any of these major cities are just a short drive for corporate retreats in Texas. We welcome visitors from near and far, whether you want to fly in to one of the major airports or just take a day trip from within the great state of Texas. Blisswood B & B features over 650 acres of pristine country lifestyle.

While here, we can help you plan many team-building activities. Sharpen up your mental focus with archery competitions, bass fishing, trapshooting or a friendly game of golf. Or, pull on a pair of cowboy boots and bring your staff horseback riding, where you can enjoy the fresh country air and the sweet smell of leather saddles and tack. We can prepare a company picnic with a good ‘ole fashioned Texas BBQ. Why not reward your staff with an exciting awards ceremony?

Your employees deserve a break, and studies show that Texas corporate retreats result in greater job satisfaction, less turnover, and even a surge in sales after a corporate retreat Houston. We can’t say why, Texas Guest Ranchbut perhaps it is because of the newfound enthusiasm, focus and fun they have at Blisswood B & B in Cat Spring, TX.

Plan your Houston corporate retreat early to start the New Year off right! Call our corporate retreat Houston planners at 713-301-3235 to block off a few days for your company outing.

Plan an Unforgettable Family Vacation in Texas

December 19th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect spot for a family vacation in Texas. Not only is it a scenic spot where Mom and Dad will get atexas family vacation chance to kick back and relax, we offer lots of activities that the whole family can enjoy!

BlissWood is the ultimate location for family fun in Texas Hill Country. Our guest ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is just an hour drive from Houston, and our accommodations include cabins and turn-of-the-century farmhouses that are perfect for families of all sizes. With plenty of space to spread out and your very own kitchen for family dinners, it sure beats your average hotel stay.

You know it can be challenging to find the right destination to please the whole family. With a range of ages and a variety of interests, it can feel downright impossible. But at BlissWood, there’s really something for everyone. And with 500 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for exploring, solo or as a group.

family vacation in TexasYou’ll find plenty to keep you (and the kids) busy at BlissWood! Active folks can spend days riding bikes or horseback riding. We also have catch and release bass fishing. Maybe you’ll want to play a game of frisbee golf or even try your hand at archery. It’s an experience your family will talk about for years to come. Adventures, activities, and animals galore! We’re home to a number of beautiful animals, so make sure you catch the morning feeding tour while you’re here!

If you’re interested in the full ranch experience, you might want to check out our Texas Dude Ranch Adventure Package. It includes a variety of activities including horseback riding and best texas family vacationsarchery, as well as a BBQ dinner!

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

Texas Getaways for Couples at Blisswood Ranch

November 25th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal setting for relaxing Texas getaways for couples. Our guest ranch in beautiful Texas Hill texas couples retreatCountry is an easy hour drive from Houston, but it’s just right for getting away and unwinding. Plus, we offer packages that make romantic getaways truly memorable. From planning the perfect proposal to celebrating a milestone anniversary, we will help you set the mood. Of course you don’t need a reason to make the trip!

When couples visit BlissWood, they’re immediately struck by the scenery. Our ranch offers 550 acres of natural beauty in Cat Spring, Texas. Take advantage of our many activities or just relax in your private cabin. It’s all about getting away from those everyday stressors and enjoying each other’s company.

At BlissWood, you’ll get an experience that you won’t find at any other B&B. Enjoy picnicking? Well, here you might choose to arrive at the perfect picnic on horseback. Our Picnic Horseback Ride is one of our most popular options for guests. The package includes a guided horseback ride to the charming gazebo at the Enchanted Lake – the ultimate picnic spot. And when you’re finished dining, a golf cart will be available for the return trip to your lodging.

couples getaways in texasOur Romance Package is another option that’s sure to impress. When you add a little romance, you’ll arrive to fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers, a chilled bottle of champagne, and 2 souvenir glasses. It’s everything you need to get yourselves in the right frame of mind for a relaxing, refreshing, romantic retreat.

So whether you’d like to plan a trip for a special occasion, or you just feel like making an ordinary occasion special, your stay at BlissWood will be unforgettable. You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. Your perfect Texas getaway is within reach!

Heart Dogs : Benefiting BlissWood’s Texas Border Collie Rescue

November 6th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is more than just a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Texas. Animals are a big part of life here. As a working guest ranch, we’re home to lots of wonderful creatures, big and small. And as a dog lover, BlissWood owner Carol is a long-time supporter of All Border Collie Rescue (ABCR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Border Collies and recently formed her own nonprofit Texas Border Collie Rescue, Fosters of BlissWood (also on Facebook), and Carol will continue to rescue and foster for ABCR on her ranch.

Border Collie Rescue Benefit

So we’re happy to share the news about an exciting upcoming project from Aki Yamaguchi, a talented photographer and fellow dog lover. Aki Yamaguchi has created a beautiful and heartwarming book of photography that chronicles life with her beloved dog, Jazzy. Heart Dogs is a beautiful tribute to the bond between a woman and man’s best friend. Yamaguchi’s photos tell the story of the profound impact a dog can have on a person’s life. And if you’ve ever visited BlissWood for a ranch vacation, you might recognize some of the scenery – many of the photos were taken here!

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Yamaguchi recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter in an effort to raise funds that will help cover some of the costs of printing, editing and shipping this book. If, and when, the project is fully funded, Yamaguchi has generously decided to donate proceeds from sales of the book to help the foster dogs from All Border Collie Rescue who are currently living at BlissWood as they await their forever homes.

Be sure to check out the campaign which runs through November 9, 2014 on Kickstarter.  When you contribute to the Heart Dogs project, you’re supporting a good cause and a great book. Plus, depending on your contribution level, you can also expect to receive a ‘thank you’ in the form of a card, print, t-shirt, or your own reserved copy of the book.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” 

-Will Rogers

Texas Babymoon : BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

September 15th, 2014

When you’re expecting, life is full of happiness and joy, but it’s not without stress. It’s important to take some time to relax, but that’s easierTexas Babymoon said than done. That’s why you should treat yourselves to a relaxing vacation before your baby arrives. So make a trip to Cat Spring, Texas and take advantage of the Texas Babymoon Package at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch!

At our Texas Hill Country guest ranch, you can enjoy a little pampering, as well as some one-on-one time with your partner before the big day. We specialize in packages that will leave you refreshed and recharged. We’ve got everything you need for a peaceful getaway as you’re getting ready for that special delivery.

During pregnancy, many expectant mothers try to keep travel to a minimum. It’s probably not the ideal time for an epic road trip or a long plane ride. But BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect location for getting away, without getting too far from home! Conveniently located just 50 miles outside Houston, it’s an easy drive from many areas of Texas.

Choose the Babymoon Package, and we’ll give you a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome basket and sparkling cider. We’ll set the scene with a fresh bouquet of Baby’s Breath and a special treat of chocolate-covered strawberries. And since the trip is all about relaxing, the mom-to-be will be treated to her choice of a hand or foot reflexology treatment. It’s time to get your “me time”, while you can!

Texas Babymoon picnicWhile you’re enjoying your BlissWood Babymoon, you’ll want to be sure to plan a peaceful picnic in the gazebo at the Enchanted Lake. And later on in the evening, enjoy a little date night with a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 and we’ll help you start planning your very own Texas babymoon!

Our 2- night Texas Babymoon package includes:

  • Welcome basket
  • Sparkling Cider on arrival
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • A bouquet of baby’s breath (can be upgraded to roses)
  • A romantic picnic in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake
  • Dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring
  • Hand or foot reflexology treatment for mom-to-be (a massage for dad-to-be can be added)
  • Package Cost: $279 per couple (plus room rate)


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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