Saddle Up! Plan A Getaway on Horseback!

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!

Your Texas Elopement Destination: Get Hitched at BlissWood!

September 27th, 2013

Every couple should have the wedding of their dreams, but not every couple wants to host a big, elaborate event. We think you should have the wedding that you want. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect Texas elopement destination. And we’re more than happy to help you plan your very special day!

BlissWood is a great location for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.  Our scenic ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is the perfect setting for your special day. When you see the gazebo on the Enchanted Lake you’ll know you found the right place to say, “I do.” But it’s your big day, so the choice is yours! You can hold a ceremony anywhere on our 650-acre property in beautiful Texas Hill Country.

We offer a variety of wedding packages, depending on how big (or small) your dream wedding is. This month, we hosted another beautiful elopement at BlissWood. Our elopement package has everything you need – we’ll provide an elegant venue, an officiant, and the flowers too!

Following the ceremony, we’ll also help get your celebration started.  You and your new husband or wife will enjoy a small wedding cake, as well as a champagne wedding toast, complete with two souvenir glasses. Plus, a BlissWood elopement package also includes a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day!

And even if your guest list is short, you’ll probably want some pictures to show your friends and families. Book a session with our resident photographer! Skeeter Hagler can capture all those beautiful moments on your happy day.

When you get hitched at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, you’ll get the simple wedding of your dreams in a picture-perfect country setting. Call us at 713-301-3235 to start planning your wedding or elopement today!

Hit the Road for a BlissWood Day Trip!

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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You Can Have It All! A Pet Friendly Romantic Getaway

September 10th, 2013

How do you choose between a couple’s getaway and a vacation that includes your beloved pet?  At BlissWood, you don’t have to choose.  Our  Texas B&B offers the perfect setting for a pet friendly romantic getaway.  And you don’t have to leave man’s best friend behind!

Your pet is part of the family.  We understand that at BlissWood.  You can all enjoy the peaceful country atmosphere at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  Couples love the chance to relax and get away from it all, and your four-legged friends will feel right at home.  You can all enjoy walks by the lake, hikes around the property, and some fresh country air.

pet friendly romantic getaway

Cat Spring, Texas is a beautiful respite from your busy life.  But it’s easy to get here.  Just an hour drive from Houston, 2 hours from Austin, and less than 3 hours from San Antonio, it’s the perfect weekend getaway.  It’s an easy trip, but once you’re here, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from home.  You can kick back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors of Texas Hill Country.

But if you’re looking for activities, we’ve got them! We can arrange for you to try your hand at archery, trap shooting, and maybe even some horseback riding.  If you’re feeling more low-key, you can always relax in your cabin and just enjoy the peace and quiet.  You can even book an in-room massage!  However you decide to spend your time at BlissWood, you’ll leave feeling invigorated.  And your pet will have a blast, too!

If you’re interested in booking your special getaway, you can give us a call at 713-301-3235 or check availability online. We can’t wait to welcome you all to our ranch!

BlissWood is Your Unique Texas Wedding Venue

August 23rd, 2013

Planning your big day? If you’re still searching for a unique Texas wedding venue, our B&B is the picture-perfect setting for a totally unforgettable celebration. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is located in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our peaceful country ranch is the perfect Texas destination, and it’s an easy drive from Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.

When you have your wedding at our guest ranch in Cat Spring, TX, our staff will make sure that your special day is the one you’ve been dreaming of. And your friends and family will never forget the breathtaking scenes and rolling landscape of BlissWood.

You have plenty of options at BlissWood.  You can choose to stand up and say your vows at a picturesque gazebo on the lake, or, perhaps, in a cozy garden setting. We have wedding packages for every size event. We’re the ideal location for an intimate wedding or an elopement, but don’t worry — if you’ve got a 200-person guest list, we can easily accommodate you, too!  Our show barn is the perfect place for a big reception where you and your guests can dance the night away!

unique Texas wedding venue

Just last week, we made another bride’s wedding dreams come true. She told us how happy she was with the service at BlissWood: “Carol was very helpful from the beginning, allowing us to come tour the ranch from out of state on short notice. She and her assistant were also both very helpful to our families who were traveling quite long distances to the ranch for the weekend.”

This couple decided to get married in the Oak Tree Grove. After a beautiful ceremony and a session with our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler, they walked away with lots of wonderful pictures. They also spent 2 nights in the Enchanted Cabin after the wedding, which was just the quiet and quaint getaway they were looking for.  The newlyweds, and their families, all agreed it was “the most perfect weekend.”

If you’d like to start planning your own perfect wedding weekend, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We can’t wait to help you celebrate love!

Catch Some Fun (and Fish) at BlissWood!

August 15th, 2013

We love summer, and it’s not over yet!  We have fun all year long at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast Ranch, but there’s nothing like a warm summer day for relaxing at the lake, enjoying a picnic, or playing some disc golf.  At BlissWood, we combine a real B&B experience with all the action of a family resort. You can have tons of fun at our Texas inn fishing, biking, and more. So if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway and great onsite activities, come on down to Cat Spring, Texas and pay us a visit!

When you stay with us, you might want to pack your bicycle. The ranch has plenty of room and easy terrain for a leisurely bike ride. You can even explore the nearby country roads if you want a longer ride. We also offer bicycle rentals here for just 35 dollars a day.  Of course, there’s no charge if you bring your own wheels!

And for many of us, nothing says summer like relaxing by the water and whiling away the hours with a fishing pole in hand. If that sounds like your idea of a perfect day, you’ll enjoy some catch-and-release bass fishing in our stocked lakes.  Again, we can supply the gear, or you can go ahead and bring your own.

Texas inn fishing

Just the other week, a couple of our guests had an exciting day at the lake! This big bass tried to get away – he squirmed right off the hook. But that didn’t stop these determined young fishermen.  One of them actually jumped in the water and caught him by hand!  We’re glad he did, because it made for an excellent photo op and fun memories!

If you’re interested in booking your own fun-filled getaway, you can check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Get Back to Nature with an Outdoor Texas Wedding

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

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

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!

The Buzz at Our Texas Guest Ranch

July 15th, 2013

We’re preparing for our first harvest here at BlissWood, but it’s not the usual crop. Just when you thought BlissWood couldn’t get any sweeter, we’re getting ready] to harvest honey! Of course, we can’t take all the credit – we’ve got a hive of hard-working bees here. And if all goes well, we’ll soon have fresh honey available on our Texas guest ranch.

Thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, the historian Pliny the Elder called honey the finest, most health-promoting liquid known to man. It’s hard to believe, but honey does have many proven health benefits. We all know that it’s a tasty natural sweetener, but it’s more than just a sweet treat. Honey contains 18 amino acids, as well as many vitamins and minerals.

Honey is also believed to improve sleep and relaxation and naturally reduce allergy symptoms. It’s even used to heal cuts and scrapes!  With all these fantastic properties, it’s no wonder that beekeeping is becoming such a popular pastime!

Texas guest ranch

It’s a tricky business, but our beekeeper here on the ranch is a pro. Paul Casteig from Royal Ridge Honey knows that in order to produce the best quality honey, it is never heated or filtered during harvest.  And it’s always hand-packed in glass containers and never in plastic.

And to ensure the most natural product, our bees’ territory is free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified crops, and anything else that Mother Nature herself would not approve of.  That’s how we know that you won’t find a purer specimen of the golden food anywhere.

So if you’re looking for a sweet getaway, consider planning a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  In addition to a relaxing stay at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, you might even get to see the hive in action!  Call us today at 713-301-3235 or check availability online.


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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