Host a Dinner at Carol’s Restaurant!

December 23rd, 2013

If you’re looking for a great location to host a special dinner or event, Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant is available for private parties. Whether you’re planning a rehearsal dinner or a corporate event, Carol’s is a great venue for parties in Houston. It’s a fine dining experience in a casual country setting.

When it comes to finding a dinner venue in the Houston area, our location in Cat Spring, Texas is a real hidden gem. We provide a unique setting for any event. You’ll find our secluded property less than an hour from Houston. But when you’re here, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away from a big city. You’ll get the opportunity to enjoy a true Texas experience at our restaurant. The lodge-like atmosphere is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with a fine steak and a good bottle of wine.

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting a Vintner’s Dinner with Truchard Winery. Truchard Winery is a small, family-owned winery in the the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Native Texans Tony and Joanne Truchard have been making wine in Northern California since 1989.  With 400 acres of land and 280 acres of vineyards, the Truchards have made a name for themselves in Napa, so we’re always delighted to see them for their annual wine dinner. Carol’s Restaurant was packed with guests who enjoyed the 5-course meal and Truchard wine pairings. Guest Chef Edgar’s menu was a huge success! And, of course, the wine was a hit.

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Truchard Wine Dinner

Carol’s will also open for your private parties at the restaurant on any night we are not regularly open. So just ask! And while we might be a hidden gem, you’ll be glad you found us. Give us a call today to make reservations or to start planning your own private party!

 

Dream Small! Plan an Intimate Wedding in Texas

December 16th, 2013

Getting married is a big deal, but that doesn’t mean you need to have a big guest list! At BlissWood, we’ve done weddings of all sizes, from elopements to 200-person events. But small weddings are a trend on the rise. If you’re planning an intimate wedding in Texas, we’d love to show you around.

Our scenic ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is just right for a small, rustic wedding. Your big day can be stressful, but it’s easy to relax when you’re surrounded by nature in a quiet country setting. And isn’t that one of the perks of having a small wedding? You can relax. A lot of brides and grooms get jittery just thinking about standing up in front of hundreds of guests. If you decide to have an intimate wedding at BlissWood, you can feel at ease, surrounded only by your closest friends and family. It doesn’t have to be a huge production!

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We recently hosted a small wedding for a lovely Houston couple. It was a picture perfect day and everyone had a wonderful time. Another advantage of having an intimate wedding is that you’re really able to spend quality time with your guests. It’s especially nice for people who’ve traveled a great distance to share your special day!

BlissWood has so much to offer. You can say your vows at the gazebo on the Enchanted Lake, in an intimate garden setting, or in our ‘tropical’ Oasis. Plus, we’ve got a great place for you to spend your first night as a married couple. At BlissWood, newlyweds can enjoy star gazing, sitting by the fireplace, and soaking in a Jacuzzi tub.

Whether your dream wedding is big or small, BlissWood will make your dreams come true. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help you plan a visit.

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A Texas Trapshooting Bachelor Party

December 4th, 2013

You might not know it from watching movies, but a bachelor party doesn’t require a crazy trip to the Vegas Strip or Atlantic City. If you’re a groom-to-be, you’re probably looking forward to this rite of passage almost as much as the wedding itself. But maybe the casino scene just isn’t your thing. Perhaps you’d rather just spend some quality time hanging with the guys and enjoying the great outdoors. If you’re looking for some different bachelor party ideas in Texas, you can always plan a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

You and your buddies can do something totally unique on our Texas ranch. Our last group of guys had a ton of fun trapshooting, and it was definitely a bachelor party to remember. Another advantage to a BlissWood getaway is that you can make sure to capture some memories. If you’re interested, you can book a photo session with our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.

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We offer plenty of onsite activities in addition to trapshooting. Depending on what the groom-to-be enjoys, you can choose from a wide variety of other activities that will make your BlissWood trip the adventure of a lifetime. We also have archery, horseback riding, golf, and catch and release bass fishing on the ranch. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can grab a nice dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. Carol’s restaurant is a great place to enjoy a steak in a Texas lodge atmosphere.

But you can customize your visit with as much or as little as you want. Your BlissWood bachelor party can be as action-packed or as lazy as you like.

So get started planning your trip and call us today at 713-301-3225. It’s a great way to thank your friends for all their help as you prepare for your big day.

Plan a Relaxation Vacation at BlissWood

November 24th, 2013

As the holidays approach, we all get pretty busy. Soon, you’ll be ready to take a break and recharge your battery. That’s when you know it’s time to plan a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! Here at BlissWood, we provide both a peaceful getaway and a unique ranch experience. There’s so much to see and plenty to do. We offer charming accommodations and lots of onsite activities. So if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in Texas, look no further than BlissWood.

It’s not hard to relax and enjoy the simple life in such a serene country atmosphere. When you’re here, you can take a break from answering emails and surfing the web and truly appreciate the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country. Our ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is centrally located just an hour west of Houston, and 2 hours from San Antonio and Austin. It’s a great way to experience a little slice of Texas.

You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of activities during your stay. We offer horseback riding, archery, animal feeding tours, and more! When you stay with us, you’ll have all kinds of options. With a 650-acre ranch, we’ve got a whole lot of room for exploring by foot, bike, or even on horseback!

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But if you’re most interested in a quiet, low-key getaway, nothing says relaxing quite like fishing. Fishing is a great way to unwind and de-stress. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll enjoy the catch-and-release bass fishing in our stocked lakes. We can supply you with poles, or you can go ahead and bring your own.

So if you’re ready to book a little relaxation vacation, you can check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Up Close With the Animals at BlissWood!

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!

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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!

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.

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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!

Rustic and Romantic Weddings at BlissWood

October 14th, 2013

Say “I do” to BlissWood!  It’s the picture perfect place for your one-of-a-kind country wedding.  If you’re searching for rustic wedding locations in Texas, you’ll find what you’ve been looking for at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. So pay us a visit! We’d love to show you around and help you plan your big day.

More and more brides are getting back to nature with romantic and rustic weddings.  At BlissWood, you can go in any direction. Maybe you’d like to keep it casual, amidst the natural beauty of the Texas countryside.  Or maybe you want to be the star of your own fairy tale!  You can when you arrive at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage! Whatever your style, we’ll make it happen.

We just hosted a lovely intimate wedding here at the ranch and it turned out beautifully.  Located just an hour outside Houston, it’s an easy drive for your guests. Of course, some guests travel further than others. This wedding brought the bride’s parents all the way from China!

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And while our last wedding was an intimate affair, we offer a variety of wedding packages to accommodate groups of every size. You can choose a simple elopement package or you can go ahead and invite all your friends and family. Big or small – it’s up to you!

The gazebo at the Enchanted Lake is one of our most popular locations for wedding ceremonies. It’s an ideal setting for saying your vows, and, afterward, it’s the perfect place to take some pictures. You can also book a professional photo session with Skeeter Hagler, our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. There are plenty of scenic spots on the ranch for photos.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your special day!  We’d love to be a part of your Texas dream wedding!

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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.

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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!

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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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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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