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)

A Wild West Wedding at BlissWood

August 8th, 2014

Are you ready to start planning your big day? BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal place to start your life together! Our working ranch outside of Houston provides the perfect backdrop for Western themed weddings in Texas Hill Country.

You’ll find the perfect mix of elegant and rustic here at BlissWood. You and the love of your life can say your vows beneath a majestic oak tree, in a gazebo overlooking a lake, or in an intimate garden setting. And after you say “I do,” you can move on to the show barn for a boot-stomping reception. Enjoy dancing the night away here with all your friends and family.

We’ll do everything we can to make sure that your wedding is customized just for you. Depending on the level of “fairytale” you want, you can even arrive at your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage! It’s sure to be a grand entrance that your guests will never forget on a day you’ll always remember.

western themed weddings in Texas

Our idyllic 650-acre ranch is truly a dream location for weddings of all sizes. Whether you’re planning a large wedding or an intimate gathering, you’ll find what you’re looking for at BlissWood. We offer elopement packages too! And we’re happy to help you with everything from flowers to music to cake! We know that you want every detail to be just right.

Another perk to hosting your wedding at BlissWood is that we have a resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. The talented Skeeter Hagler will be sure to capture every beautiful moment of your special day.

At BlissWood, we’ll pull out all the stops to make sure that your special day is truly special. Get started today and we can help you plan your perfect Texas wedding. Give us a call at 713-301-3235 to start planning your Texas wedding!

Celebrate Family Fun at BlissWood

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!

Stetson the Sochi Street Dog

June 20th, 2014

We love animals here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. We have a whole host of animals who live here and BlissWood owner, Carol Davis, does great work to help animals in Texas with All Border Collie Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to finding forever homes for Border Collies.

If you remember the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this year, you probably recall hearing about their street dogs. Sochi’s abundance of stray dogs made the news during the Games, when authorities began rounding up and killing dogs. When the world caught wind of this terrible development, a number of animal rights groups stepped in to help save the dogs of Sochi.

Many Olympians joined in with the rescue efforts, taking home dogs themselves. Web sites popped up urging people around the world to help and save lives by adopting a dog from Sochi.

Carol Davis found Dog #153 on one such site. The site described him as a beautiful dog with a great personality. Many of his canine buddies from the streets of Sochi had already been rounded up and killed, but Dog #153 was caught by an animal rescue group. Carol took action and began the adoption process. It was a long process – it took months to make the arrangements and help from people on both ends but, in the end it all worked out for the best.

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This lovable pup is now a world traveler. He finally made it all the way from Sochi, Russia to Houston, Texas. When all was said and done, he had flown 7,000 miles before arriving at Houston Intercontinental Airport.

Dog 153 is no longer a number. Now he goes by the name Stetson and he’s adjusted quite well to ranch life in Texas! Stetson is having a great time exploring the 600 acre ranch here at BlissWood and enjoying life. He’s one lucky dog!

All Border Collie Rescue’s Dancing for the Dogs

June 3rd, 2014

Everyone looks forward to the weekend, but we’re especially excited this week. We’ve got big plans! This Saturday, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch will join All Border Collie Rescue for a night of dinner and dancing. On June 7th, we’ll be attending “Dancing for the Dogs” at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Lofts in Houston.

The event will feature performances by world-class ballroom dancers, including Top 24 International Latin Competitors, Katia Kuznetsova and Cristiano Callegari! Attendees will even get a chance to see BlissWood owner and former competitive dancer Carol Davis take the floor with Cristiano Callegari!

Additionally, there will be performances by two canine musical freestyle teams from The Texas-Six Steppers dog freestyle dancing troupe. The evening’s emcee will be Shern-Min Chow, news anchor and reporter for Houston’s KHOU.

It will be a fun night, but it’s also for a great cause. All donations from the event will benefit All Border Collie Rescue. We love the work that All Border Collie Rescue does. They’re dedicated to caring for dogs in transition as they look for permanent homes. Since 2008, when All Border Collie Rescue was founded, they’ve rescued over 1000 dogs. BlissWood’s Carol Davis has personally fostered around 200 of those Collies!

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All Border Collie Rescue helps find forever homes for dogs from shelters throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other neighboring states. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and match Border Collies with families who are right for them.

Support a wonderful cause and have some fun! It’s not too late to buy tickets for Dancing for the Dogs. And if you’re interested in table sponsorship, send an email to carol@blisswood.net. You can also buy a raffle ticket online for the chance to win a one week stay at the Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa in Cabo San Lucas! Just click on the ‘donate’ button and designate it as raffle tickets for Cabo raffle. (Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.)


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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