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.

Plan A Romantic Texas Ranch Wedding

June 28th, 2013

We know it’s summertime because love is in the air and wedding season is in full swing here at BlissWood! We’ve seen brides and grooms galore this year, and it’s no wonder – BlissWood provides the perfect backdrop to say “I do.”  Wedding dreams come true when you get married on our romantic Texas ranch.

Texas brides love the venue they find at BlissWood.  We’re located just 50 miles from Houston, but you’ll feel worlds away from a city on our peaceful and secluded guest ranch.  It’s a truly magical setting for an intimate wedding.

Most couples choose the gazebo on the Enchanted Lake as their ceremony location.  And one of the best parts of a BlissWood wedding is that Mother Nature provides the best decorations! Surrounded by majestic oak trees and sparkling lake waters, everything will look and feel just right.

You can also opt for a small wedding in our Formal Garden.  The garden offers a gazebo as well, and it transitions beautifully from ceremony to reception site.  You can even have a more casual “tropical” wedding in BlissWood’s Oasis. The oasis offers a unique setting with its lush greenery, rock waterfall, orchids, and swimming pool for a fun “tropical” Texas wedding.

We offer a variety of wedding packages for every kind of couple. From elopements to traditional weddings of all sizes – we’ve got you covered.  We have plenty of experience, so you can trust us to make sure that everything goes according to plan on your big day.  We can even help with the pictures.  At BlissWood, you can book your photo session with Skeeter Hagler, our resident  Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

When you tie the knot at our romantic Texas ranch, it will be everything you dreamed of and more. Call us today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your special day!

 

 

Have a Happy Birthday at BlissWood!

June 19th, 2013

You don’t turn ten years old every day.  But when you do, you should celebrate in style.  We recently hosted a 10th birthday party here at BlissWood and it was a huge success!  So if you’ve got a big birthday coming up and you’re looking for a unique party venue near Houston, Texas, consider BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Your guests will have tons of fun when you have your birthday party on a ranch.

BlissWood has everything you need for a successful birthday bash.  It’s a great location for all sorts of fun in the sun. The guests at this party had a blast splashing in the pool at the Dog Trot House. And all that swimming really helps to work up an appetite for hot dogs, hamburgers, and, of course, some birthday cake.

On top of that, BlissWood is home to lots of animals, too!  We’re home to bison, black buck antelope, fallow deer, potbellied pigs, peacocks, alpaca, and miniature donkeys. And these lucky kids got a chance to hold the 10-day-old puppies that were born on the ranch to a dog we fostered through Border Collie Rescue.  And while we can’t guarantee adorable newborn puppies for every party, we can guarantee a whole lot of fun.

At BlissWood, you can create the perfect blend of celebration.  You can have a pool party, a cookout, and a petting zoo, all in one!  There’s lots of room and plenty to do.  So whether your party is big or small, we’ve got you covered.  And not only will it be an unforgettable event, when you host your birthday party at our ranch, it’s a lot less housecleaning for you!

So if you’re ready to begin planning a one-of-a-kind birthday bash, give us a call at 713-301-3235 and we’ll help you get the party started!

Step Out of a Carriage and Into a Fairytale Wedding!

June 11th, 2013

Flowers, and venues, and caterers, and cakes! The options are endless when you’re planning a wedding. But we can help you narrow them down.  If you’re planning a wedding in Texas, look no further than BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  We’d love to help you make all your dreams come true on your very special day. At BlissWood, you can have the fairytale day you’ve always imagined.  And nothing says fairytale quite like a wedding with a horse drawn carriage!

wedding with a horse drawn carriage

Your bride will make the entrance of a lifetime when she arrives at the ceremony, stepping out of a beautiful, old-fashioned carriage.  And that’s just one of the perks of having your wedding at our scenic, romantic ranch.

Located just 50 miles from Houston, Texas, BlissWood is the ideal location for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.  The gazebo on the Enchanted Lake is the perfect spot to stand up with your soulmate and say “I do.” Our 650-acre ranch offers a peaceful, picture-perfect setting for weddings of all sizes.

We have wedding packages for every couple. Whether you’re planning an elopement, an intimate wedding, or something much larger, we can help you do it. We’re able to assist with all the important details, including the flowers, music for the ceremony, and even the cake!  You can also take advantage of  our resident  Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.  You’ll never forget this special day, but Skeeter Hagler will be sure to capture all those little moments, just in case!

And since BlissWood is such a great place to begin your life together, go ahead and stay awhile after the festivities.  It’s a relaxing and romantic place to honeymoon, too!

When you get married at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, it will be the day you’ve always imagined and a day that your guests will never forget. Call us at 713-301-3235 to start planning your big day!

And the Winner Is… BlissWood

May 31st, 2013

At BlissWood, we know that modesty is a virtue, but today we’re going to give ourselves a little pat on the back. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch has just been awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor!  That means that our ranch falls within the top ten percent of businesses rated on TripAdvisor, worldwide.  So, for all the glowing reviews of BlissWood on TripAdvisor, we really have our fans to thank!

And really, what’s not to like?  Located in the scenic foothills of Texas Hill Country, BlissWood is the perfect place to get away.  Our comfortable cabins and cozy guest houses are ideal for family vacations and romantic escapes.  We also have great facilities for reunions, weddings, or even corporate retreats!  Whatever you’re planning, BlissWood can accommodate.  We have packages to suit your every need.

And whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, BlissWood offers tons of amazing onsite activities. From horseback riding to biking to bass fishing, we know that we can make your stay both fun and unforgettable.  It’s a great location for team building, family fun, or just an experience of a lifetime.

At BlissWood, you’ll find the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.  Our guests love taking peaceful walks around the Enchanted Lake and just getting close to nature.  It’s a quiet place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful view.  But with so much to see and do, it’s also an exciting place to vacation!

We’ve always thought we were pretty excellent, but it sure is nice to hear it from so many travellers. If you’d like to see for yourself, plan a trip to BlissWood now.  You can call us at 713-301-3235 or you can check availability online.  We know we’ll live up to your expectations.

 

 

Bliss at BlissWood: A Unique Texas Proposal

May 21st, 2013

When you’re trying to plan the perfect proposal, look no further than BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Our picturesque 650-acre ranch, located just outside Houston, Texas, is a romantic and secluded setting for the unique Texas proposal of your dreams.

Many happy couples have arrived at BlissWood for a romantic retreat. But when they come for a proposal, they leave even happier! It’s the perfect place to start a new and exciting chapter of your life.  And we’re happy to help you do it right.
To ensure that your proposal goes smoothly, we offer a special proposal package that includes everything you need for this joyous occasion.  We can help take some of the pressure off of you by providing those extra special touches.  We will set you up to pop the question at our lovely gazebo overlooking the breathtaking Enchanted Lake. We’ll also provide a romantic picnic and anything else you might need.  And if you’re really looking to play the part of Prince Charming, we can even arrange for you to arrive at the lake on horseback.

Once you get a “yes” you can celebrate your engagement with a champagne toast and chocolate-covered strawberries.  We’ll have it all there, waiting for you.  The only thing you need to remember is the ring!

Our Pulitzer Prize-winning resident photographer is available for a professional photo session. So make sure you inquire about booking a shoot with Skeeter Hagler. It’s an occasion you’ll want to remember and share with your family and friends. And to cap off the big day, you can always enjoy a celebratory dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.
So get ready to take that leap at BlissWood! Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 and start planning a trip and the rest of your life! We’d love to be a part of this exciting event.

Learn Archery on a Texas Ranch at BlissWood

May 13th, 2013

BlissWood is a great place to relax and unwind, but it’s really what you make of it. With plenty of activities on the ranch, it’s the perfect place for an adventure! We offer all sorts of onsite activities from horseback riding to bass fishing. At BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, every guest enjoys a vacation unlike any other.  We specialize in unique!  After all, there aren’t many B&B’s that give you a chance to learn archery on a Texas ranch!

If archery lessons are something you’ve never even considered, consider this: There are a great many health benefits associated with archery. You might not think of archery as an intense sport, but it does require strength and endurance. It works the muscles in your arms, back, chest, and shoulders.

It’s also a great way to exercise your mind as well as your body.  Archery relies heavily on mental focus.  A clear mind is very important for an archer.  So if yoga’s not your thing, you might want to give it a shot!  It offers many of the same benefits, including increased strength, balance, and coordination.

learn archery on a Texas ranch

But don’t worry – you don’t have to be a pro to take advantage of our onsite archery lessons. Many of our guests are first-timers when it comes to holding a bow and arrow.  And they love it!  It’s just one of the many unique offerings here at BlissWood.

So try something new!  Make a trip to Cat Spring, Texas.  Just an hour west of Houston, you’ll be sure to have a peaceful retreat and a Texas adventure, all in one!

If you’re interested in booking an unforgettable getaway at BlissWood, give us a call at 713-301-3235.  You can also feel free to check availability online.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit BlissWood for Your Romantic Vow Renewal in Texas

May 1st, 2013

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect place to say “I do.” But even if you’re already married, you can still plan your special day at BlissWood. We love weddings, but who says the romance has to stop there?  Wedding vow renewals are becoming more and more popular.  Maybe you’re looking to have the wedding you always wanted, or perhaps you’re about to celebrate a milestone anniversary.  Whatever the case, BlissWood is the ideal spot for a romantic vow renewal in Texas.

And milestone anniversary or not, a beautiful marriage is always worth celebrating.  We recently helped a lovely couple celebrate their ten-year anniversary here at BlissWood.  They enjoyed a picture perfect ceremony as they renewed their vows in the gazebo at the Enchanted Lake.

romantic vow renewal in Texas

We can help you customize a ceremony that best suits you. You might choose to renew your vows in a private, intimate setting, or you can opt to invite a group of family and friends to share in your love.  But big or small, we can definitely give you the ceremony of your dreams.

BlissWood is a great place to go for romance. Our beautiful 650-acre ranch is the ideal atmosphere for a romantic escape. And not only is it the perfect setting for a vow renewal, it also doubles as a romantic getaway! Our lovely cabins and country homes are just the place for that second honeymoon.  Best of all, you can visit Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant for a celebratory dinner for two.

So if you’re ready to profess your love and make some new memories, say “I do” again! You can visit our website to check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. We would love to help you plan the romantic wedding vow renewal of your dreams.

A Unique Family Vacation Destination

April 16th, 2013

Summertime is just around the corner, which conjures up memories of good old-fashioned family vacations. Remember packing up the car and waving goodbye to the house?  It’s a wonderful way to spend time with your loved ones and create some lasting memories.  Our charming Texas ranch is a unique family vacation destination that truly has something for everyone. Just an hour outside of Houston, Texas, this peaceful country setting is the perfect place to unwind and spend some quality time with your family.

And while BlissWood is a great place for mom and dad to kick back and relax, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re here!  We offer a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities that will entertain the whole family during your stay.  And with 650 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for adventures.

A family vacation at BlissWood is a truly unforgettable experience. When you visit our ranch, you can bike, fish, hike, and so much more. If you’re looking for a real Texas ranch experience, we also offer horseback riding. You can even try your hand at archery or just paddle around the lake on a Jon boat or a canoe. Whatever you do, it’s an experience your family will be talking about for years to come.

With all the activity, you’ll definitely work up a healthy appetite.  So make sure you pay a visit (or two) to Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant during your stay. Carol’s delivers fine dining cuisine in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  The menu offers an array of top notch dishes, with everything from juicy steaks to classic pastas. And don’t worry – we have a kid’s menu, too.

Start planning your trip today! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you have the family vacation of a lifetime.

 


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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