Family Friendly Spring Break in Texas

February 18th, 2013

We’ve almost made it through another winter! And what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a fun-filled family vacation? If you’re looking to plan a trip this spring, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal destination for a family friendly spring break in Texas.  Here at BlissWood, you can relax, enjoy the great outdoors, and create some lasting memories for you and your family.

You certainly won’t have time to be bored when you vacation at BlissWood.  We offer plenty of activities for guests of all ages, so every member of your family will have a fun-filled stay!

Moms and dads can sit back and enjoy the peaceful serenity of BlissWood – our scenic 650-acre working ranch is the perfect place to get away from it all.  And you won’t have to worry about entertaining the rest of the family. There’s plenty here to keep the little ones busy!  Your kids can enjoy a wide variety of activities on our Texas ranch.

There’s a lot of exploring to do on our ranch. You can always take a nature walk or go for a long bike ride around the property. And for the adventurous members of your family, we offer horseback riding lessons.  But if you’re interested in something a little more low-key, we also have catch-and-release bass fishing.  Or go ahead and plan a canoe trip for the whole family.  And for the animal lovers, don’t forget to take part in our animal feeding tour – kids love getting up close and personal with our animals!

And best of all, when you book three nights during the week of March 10-14th, you’ll get the third night at a 50 percent discount!  Start planning your family’s spring break today!  You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.

Spend Your Valentine’s Day on a Texas Ranch

February 7th, 2013

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you’re probably still searching for the perfect gift. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the old standbys – candy and flowers are always nice.  But maybe, this year, it’s time to go all out. Spend this Valentine’s Day on a Texas ranch. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic stay at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  Our Valentine’s Day package is the perfect way to say “I love you.”

BlissWood is the ideal setting for a little bit of romance. Our breathtakingly beautiful 650-acre ranch is sure to impress your Valentine. Whether you’re taking a stroll around the Enchanted Lake or just relaxing in your room, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the person you love.  And a romantic getaway may be just what you need – studies suggest that travel might even improve your relationship!

Plus, when you give the gift of romance with our Valentine’s Day package, you’ll enjoy plenty of extra treats. The special includes all sorts of extra special touches to make your stay a great one. When you arrive, your room will already be stocked with the makings of a perfect getaway.  You’ll receive a bouquet of fresh cut flowers which can also be upgraded to roses, if you like.  You’ll also get to enjoy some chocolate-covered strawberries and a selection of cheese and crackers – perfect for a miniature picnic for two.  Your package also includes a chilled bottle of Champagne, as well as souvenir glasses.

And of course, we haven’t forgotten the wining and dining! You’ll enjoy an intimate gourmet dinner for two at the award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 or check availability online to plan your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway at our Texas ranch. We’d love to help you make it one that you’ll never forget.

Tropical Getaways in Texas at the Oasis

January 31st, 2013

It’s that time of year when we’d all love to pack up and go somewhere warm.  But you don’t have to travel all the way to the Caribbean for a relaxing tropical escape. The Oasis at BlissWood offers a variety of unique Hawaiian-themed vacation rentals, and you don’t even have to cross an ocean to get here!  The Oasis is our very own taste of the tropics right here in Texas Hill Country.  With its lush greenery and rushing waterfalls, you’ll discover that tropical getaways in Texas do exist.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a fun vacation with friends, the Oasis has accommodations that will suit your needs.  Each unit is unique.  We have one-bedrooms suites and bungalows for couples, and a spacious three-bedroom house for larger parties.

You certainly won’t feel like you’re in Texas as you take in the sights and sounds of this tropical paradise. The Conservatory is the focal point of the Oasis – it’s a beautiful Victorian-style wrought iron greenhouse. The Conservatory is home, not only to a wide variety of tropical flora, but a small unheated pool as well.  You’ll love basking in this charming lagoon, surrounded by nature.

When you visit the Oasis, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away from home.  Relax to the soothing sounds of waterfalls. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings and take pause by the natural koi pond. And be sure to pay a visit to the Orchid House, where you can admire the exotic and elegant flowers that bloom periodically throughout the year.

The Oasis is everything you never thought you’d find on a Texas ranch.  If you’re interested in booking a truly one of a kind vacation in our little paradise, you can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. We’d love to tell you more about the Oasis at BlissWood.

A Rustic Elopement in Texas

January 22nd, 2013

Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams.  But not every couple wants to deal with planning a big, formal production. That’s why we’re happy to offer packages for a rustic elopement in Texas, here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

We recently hosted an elopement for a very special couple with a very special meeting story that proves that love often finds you when you’re least expecting it.  Unbeknownst to the groom, his mother was playing Cupid. She created a profile for her son on and found a handful of eligible mom-approved bachelorettes.  When she told her son there were five women who wanted to meet him, she had to own up to her secret matchmaking.  But as it turns out, one of those lovely ladies ended up being the one for him.  Which goes to show, sometimes mother knows best!

rustic elopement in Texas

It was love at first sight and when the groom saw the scenic grounds of BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, he knew it was the perfect place to have an intimate wedding ceremony.

But, in love and in weddings, you don’t always get what you plan for. Thanks to some cold and rainy weather, the ceremony was moved from the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake to Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.  And afterward, the happy (and dry) couple enjoyed a romantic dinner at the restaurant.

Fortunately, the sun appeared the following day and these newlyweds were able to get some gorgeous outdoor shots with our Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.  In the end, this couple got the wedding they had dreamed of, and the lovely photos to remember it.  We’re so glad we could make their day special, and they can’t wait to plan a return visit to BlissWood.

rustic elopement in Texas

If you (or your mom) would like to plan a small wedding or elopement, give us a call us at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to be a part of your special day!

A Romantic Horseback Proposal

January 13th, 2013

If you’re getting ready to pop the question, you know that it involves a lot of planning. Fortunately, the hard part is over – you’ve already found the right person! Now you just need the right place to do it.  It’s a big step that you’re about to take and, naturally, you want everything to be perfect. You have the perfect person and the perfect ring, and we have the perfect spot. Plan a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch for a romantic horseback proposal at our Texas ranch.

Our ranch offers a beautiful, private setting for this very special occasion. The proposal package at BlissWood is a recipe for success.  It all begins at the Red Barn – that’s where you and your special someone will saddle up for a romantic guided horseback ride to the scenic Enchanted Lake.

When you arrive at the gazebo by the lake, everything will be ready and waiting just for you.  We provide the chilled champagne, fresh flowers, and chocolate-covered strawberries.  The scene will be set.  The rest is up to you!

Once you work up the nerve to pop that question, and get the answer you’ve been waiting for, it’s time to have a toast and enjoy the moment in this lovely, secluded hideaway.

This happy couple recently got engaged at our Texas ranch and they couldn’t be happier.  It was the perfect spot to create some beautiful memories and to take some beautiful pictures!

Once you’re steady on your feet and ready to leave, you can hop in the golf cart that’s been left for you, for your triumphant return to the Red Barn.

Visit our website to plan a romantic getaway or give us a call at 713-301-3235. We would love to help you plan your proposal so that you can start this new and exciting chapter in your lives.

Visit BlissWood for Pet Friendly Lodging in Texas

January 3rd, 2013

If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation with your canine companion, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the place to go for pet friendly lodging in Texas. We love animals here – we have plenty of our own, with everything from chickens to bison!  But there’s always room for more, and we’d love the chance to meet you and your pets.

Our ranch is the perfect getaway for people and animals alike.  With lots of activities and ample space, you and your pets will have plenty of exploring to do.  Enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of everything BlissWood has to offer.  Whether you’re interested in fishing, hiking, biking, or even horseback riding, BlissWood has it all.  And best of all, you can enjoy it with your pet.

pet friendly lodging in Texas

This family had a wonderful stay at our ranch with their two border collies.  They especially enjoyed taking walks to the lake.

If you’re thinking about a BlissWood visit with your pets, it’s  important to consider how they get along with other animals. Remember that we do have some of our own animal residents, so if you think that might be a problem for your pet, you may want to reconsider bringing them along.

To ensure that everyone has a pleasant stay at BlissWood, we have a few important rules for traveling with a pet.  For safety, we ask that you never leave your pet unattended.  We also hope that out of consideration for other guests, you try to keep noise (barking) to a minimum.  And finally, we ask that you clean up after your pet!  Of course, we know that accidents happen.  So if an accident should happen in your room, just let us know so that we can clean it up immediately.

If you’re interested in a special trip for you and your animal companion, we’d love to have you.  We just ask that you call ahead, because we do charge an additional fee for your furry guests.  If you’d like to learn more or if you’re ready to make a reservation, please give us a call at 713-301-3235.

Texas Hill Country Destination Wedding

December 27th, 2012

Times have changed. There was a time, not so long ago, when couples rarely eloped and “destination weddings’’ were even more rare. Today,  “vacation weddings’’ are more and more common at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, the perfect place for a Texas Hill Country destination wedding.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

The couple pictured here got married at our guest ranch and event destination in the Texas Hill Country. But first – lucky them! — they got married in Jamaica.

BlissWood owner and hostess Carol Davis, who is also an ordained minister, shares this story: “They got married in Jamaica and decided that they wanted the real marriage to be in Texas.  So in keeping with the tropical scene, they chose BlissWood’s Oasis as the place to exchange their real vows with their real rings.  They had fake rings in Jamaica, and at the ceremony there, they actually forgot the fake rings!’’

BlissWood is a relaxing oasis on a 650-acre working ranch an hour west of Houston. Our accommodations include your choice of 10 houses and cabins on the ranch and six accommodations nearby at the Oasis.

The Oasis at BlissWood is lush and tropical – like Jamaica. The property is dotted with waterfalls and a pond, and the fragrance of orchids in bloom fills the air, depending on the time of year. The focal point of The Oasis is the Conservatory, which has a small, unheated pool.

The couple pictured stayed at The Oasis and said their vows at The Oasis. They have two sons roughly the same age who played a big part in the ceremony – and were given “promise rings’’ by their parents, to symbolize they would always be there for them.

The couple took advantage of BlissWood’s Intimate Wedding Package, for couples and up to six guests, and left all the planning and detail management to us. They also scheduled a photo shoot with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, BlissWood’s official photographer.

Carol Davis loves getting to know the couples who get married at BlissWood and sending them off to begin their new lives together.

Of this couple, she said: “They met when the bride was a patient of the groom, who is a chiropractor.  I said it must have been the shortest-lived doctor/patient relationship!  Both said yes — one visit!’’

Weddings big or small – and honeymoons – are our specialty at BlissWood. Visit our website or give us a call today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your special day.

Elopement Packages at BlissWood

December 17th, 2012

If you’re looking for great elopement packages in Texas, look no further than BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t need a large audience or an extravagant (and expensive) affair to say “I do.”  At BlissWood, we’re happy to assist you in planning the perfect elopement ceremony that fits all of your needs.

This couple recently eloped at our Texas ranch and they couldn’t be happier.

elopement packages in Texas

Photo by Skeeta Hagler

BlissWood is the ideal location for an intimate and romantic wedding ceremony.  The charming gazebo on Enchanted Lake is the perfect spot to stand up with the love of your life and say your vows. But it’s your day, so it’s up to you. Your ceremony can take place anywhere on our scenic 650-acre property.

Our elopement package has everything you need to make your special day special.  We’ll provide you with a minister who will perform a ceremony of your choice.  And, off course, it’s not a wedding without a few flowers.  We’ll create a bouquet for the bride as well as a boutonniere for the groom, and save you the time of finding a florist!

And once it’s official, it’s time to celebrate.  The two of you will enjoy a petite wedding cake, as well as a champagne wedding toast with two souvenir glasses. Finally, your elopement at BlissWood includes a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

This is a day you’ll want to remember with pictures.  For an additional charge, we can also book a 2-hour photoshoot with our official wedding photographer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Skeeter Hagler.  With so many lovely settings to choose from, your wedding photos from BlissWood are sure to impress.

elopement packages in Texas

Photo by Skeeta Hagler

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

Buffy the Baby Bison Born at BlissWood

December 9th, 2012

We love animals here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast! So this holiday season, we’re thankful for the arrival of a brand new baby bison to our Texas guest ranch.
animals at Texas guest ranch
The American bison was once a common inhabitant of this country’s prairies and grasslands, but after a surge in hunting in the 19th century, herds dwindled and the bison faced extinction.  Fortunately, these beautiful creatures have made a resurgence and they still roam the grounds of our ranch! We were so pleased to welcome this new bison calf to BlissWood.  Born just a few weeks ago, baby Buffy is the newest member of the menagerie at BlissWood.

We have a lot of experience with cattle – we’ve raised bison for over 12 years now.  At our peak, we had a herd of 40, but now it’s just these proud parents and their newborn calf.

The vast array of wildlife is just one of the many things that sets BlissWood Bed and Breakfast apart from other inns.  And bison are just the beginning.

When you stay at our Texas guest ranch, you have the chance to see a wide variety of animals on a morning feeding tour, an activity that we offer to all our guests.  This unique opportunity is a must-do for any animal lover. Our 650-acre ranch is home to all kinds of wonderful creatures. Of course, we have our share of the more common barnyard animals, like chickens and goats.  But you’ll also get to meet some of the more unusual and exotic residents – we also have black buck antelope, fallow deer, potbellied pigs, alpaca, and miniature donkeys.  You’ll most likely even encounter a peacock or two, strutting around the ranch.

So if you’re looking to relax in nature or you’re interested in getting to meet some four-legged friends, start planning your trip today! You can visit our website to check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.


Experience a One of a Kind Bachelorette Party in Texas

November 30th, 2012

Are you looking for a unique setting for a bachelorette party in Texas that your girlfriends will never forget?  Plan a trip to our beautiful Texas bed and breakfast ranch.  BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway with friends. Just looking for a fun way to bond with your bridal party?  Look no further than BlissWood.
Texas Bachelorette Party at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

This Houston bachelorette party visited our ranch for an action-packed day trip.  They arrived in style with a limo ride around BlissWood.  The ladies had a blast as they took advantage of the many activities available at the ranch.  They had a full day that included everything from scrapbooking to trapshooting.

Texas Dude Ranch Activities

And what girls’ getaway is complete without a little archery practice? It was really a bachelorette party you have to see to believe.  Fortunately, they took time to capture some memories  - they made sure to book a photo shoot with our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.

That’s not all BlissWood Bed and Breakfast has to offer.  Depending on your interests, you can choose from a wide variety of other activities that will make your bachelorette party the adventure of a lifetime.  We also offer cycling, horseback riding, and catch and release bass fishing on the ranch.

Of course your trip to BlissWood can include as much or as little as you please. If you just want to relax and take in the scenery with your bridal party, you can stroll around the Enchanted Lake or enjoy a picnic on the grounds.  And if your idea of a good time is just some good old-fashioned pampering, you can book a massage with our licensed massage therapist.  It’s a great way to thank your bridal party for all their help.

So get started planning your customized day trip and call us today at 713-301-3225.

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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