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Plan an Unforgettable Family Vacation in Texas

Friday, 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.

Historic Texas

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Texas is a great state with a rich history. Located in lovely Texas Hill Country, our ranch in Cat Spring is just one of the many charming stops you might make on a historic tour of Texas.

Take a look at Sealy, Texas, if you will. Formed as a railroad town in 1879, our neighbors in the nearby city of Sealy recently received a Texas Main Street Program Grant. The grant was presented by Anita Perry, wife of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Along with a friend, BlissWood owner Carol Davis had the privilege of presenting the Texas and US colors on horseback.

historic tour of Texas

Sealy was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Texas Main Street Program. The goal of the TMSP is “to provide technical expertise, resources and support for Texas communities in the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood districts in accord with the National Main Street Four Point Approach® of organization, economic restructuring, design and promotion.”

Across the great state of Texas, there are 84 official Texas Main Street communities. The program works with towns and cities of every size, ranging in population from 2,000 to over 200,000. And all that work is paying off. Texas Main Street communities have seen significant reinvestment into their historic downtowns.

It’s extremely important to support and invest in the downtown areas of our Texas cities. Downtown revitalization is key when it comes to preserving the economic and social health of a community. A well-preserved historic downtown is part of any city’s charm. It’s also a valuable source of cultural heritage.

We look forward to seeing the positive impact the program will have on the beautiful city of Sealy, and we’re honored to have been a part of it! Next time you take a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, be sure to stop by Sealy!

Friends of BlissWood: Friends of the Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge

Friday, February 14th, 2014

We’re lucky to be part of a wonderful community here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. As a working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, we have a great appreciation for the land and all the creatures who reside here. That’s why we’re so happy to partner with the Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge for the “Discover Your Prairie Neighbors” art contest!

Just 25 minutes from BlissWood, the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Refuge is one of the last remaining places to find the endangered prairie chicken. The Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge does excellent work in the community, providing opportunities that call attention to the prairie and all the species that call it home. They do great things for the community – animals and people alike. Through outreach and education, they work hard to preserve and restore the beautiful coastal prairie for all of us and for future generations.

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is pleased to team up with the Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge as a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Discover your Prairie Neighbors art contest. The contest is a fun opportunity for kids of all ages to learn more about the natural environment in Texas while also getting a chance to explore their creative side. The contest will be open through March 1st, 2014. Students at every level, from kindergarten to grade 12 in Brazos ISD, Columbus ISD, Rice CISD, and Sealy ISD, are encouraged to participate.

And if you’re looking for some inspiration, we’d love for parents and teachers to check out the lessons in the Kid Zone. Our hope is that your students will learn more about the prairie and its wildlife, which will, in turn, result in a greater appreciation for our environment and wildlife. We hope this art contest serves as inspiration to learn about the prairie and to have some fun with art!

For more information and contest rules, check out the entry forms available online. Have fun and get coloring!

And the Winner Is… BlissWood

Friday, 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.

 

 

Cabela’s Photo Shoot at Our Texas Guest Ranch

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Photo by Hudson Gardner

Keep your eyes peeled for the summer edition of the Cabela’s catalog. You might recognize the scenery.

The marketing people at Cabela’s happened upon the BlissWood Website when they were searching for a location to photograph models for their summer catalog and fell in love with our Texas guest ranch instantly.

We hosted them for 10 days on the ranch and provided everything they needed to get the most memorable shots for their catalog, including our beautiful scenery, huge liveoaks, and a canoe (which you can now rent at BlissWood)!

We’re absolutely tickled that they chose to use our Texas guest ranch as the backdrop for their summer catalog and can’t wait to see the results.

What is Cabela’s?

In case you didn’t know, Cabela’s is the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear. They have over 30 stores in the US, including three right here in Texas as well as locations all over the world.

If you’ve ever been to one of their stores, you won’t soon forget the experience.

Think of it like a Disneyland for outdoor sporting enthusiasts. When you walk in the entrance, you’ll see a big hill that looks like the tip of a mountain with animals of various sizes all around it (stuffed, of course) and an aquarium filled with big mouth bass and trout and other game fish (these are the real deal).

We couldn’t show you any of the pictures we took with the models in them (you’ll have to wait for the summer catalog to see those), but here are a few behind-the-scene shots for you to enjoy.

* Photography by Pulitzer Prize-winner Skeeter Hagler, www.skeeterhagler.net

Remember to look for this year’s summer catalog for the official shots taken at our Texas guest ranch!

2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Central Texas Bed and BreakfastEvery year, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site, awards the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to a vacation property that consistently receives outstanding ratings from member reviews. Obviously, with a site as big as TripAdvisor, the winner of this award must impress a lot of experienced travelers, not an easy feat to accomplish.

At BlissWood B&B at Lehmann Legacy Ranch, we do that everyday by providing a Texas getaway experience like no other.

That’s why TripAdvisor has decided to award the 2011 Certificate of Excellence to BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch.

A Special Thank You to Our Guests

This year, we received an overall review rating of 4.5 out of 5 which we are very proud and honored to have received.

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to write an honest, heartfelt review on TripAdvisor about your stay at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast.

Everyday, we strive to make each guest’s stay at BlissWood B&B an unforgettable experience. We’re glad to have succeeded in 2011 and to have brought so much joy and enthusiasm to our cherished guests. We couldn’t have done it without you.

We hope that this award will inspire more people to visit our Central Texas bed and breakfast, so they too can experience the magic and romance of BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch.

Join Us at Our Central Texas Bed & Breakfast Oasis

We’re looking forward to making 2012 an even better year here at BlissWood B&B. We invite you to join us—whether for a corporate retreat, wedding ceremony, family vacation, or romantic getaway. Check our availability today.

If you would like to read some of the reviews that helped make us the 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner, click on the button below. And if you’ve had the chance to stay with us before, we’d love to hear about your experience at BlissWood.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Author Kathleen Kaska

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Kathleen Kaska wrote the article on Cat Spring and Columbus, which appeared in Texas Highways magazine.  She is now the author of two books of a series she is writing:  Murder at the Arlington and Murder at the Luther.   Her books are sold on Amazon.  Our Texas Guest Ranch

Kathleen's Latest Creation

Author Kathleen Kaska

was proud to have hosted Kathleen and her sisters here at BlissWood.

Imagine Ballroom

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Linda Lorelle, former Houston news anchor, and Bruno Collins, multiple World, US, and Blackpool Champion ballroom dancer, have started a dance show on television called “Imagine Ballroom“. The third episode will air Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; the fourth episode will air New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Carol and Linda Lorelle

Imagine Ballroom pairs hopeful dancers with expert ballroom dancers. The show is part lesson, part performance, and all fun. It’s a chance for many to live a dream.

As many of you know, Carol was a professional ballroom dancer for eight years. That seems like a lifetime ago now. Still, in spite of a busy schedule running her Texas Guest Ranch and Cat Spring Restaurant, Carol finds time to dance whenever she can.

Watch for Carol on Imagine Ballroom, and look for ads for our Texas Vacation Ranch before and after the show! Many thanks to Lorelle Media for the great commercial.

Learn more about Linda Lorelle and Imagine Ballroom at Lorelle Media.

See our ad below.

Own a Piece of Bliss

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Some of the prettiest property on the grounds of Blisswood, our wonderful Central Texas Bed and Breakfast, is now on the market.

Own part of this beautiful, award winning B & B. Live Oaks, year-round flowing Panther Creek, and frontage on Frantz Road are just part of what you’ll find. We are offering several tracts varying in size from 16 to 70 acres.

This could be yours.

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Texas Guest Ranch Featured on Wheel of Fortune

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Earlier this summer, our Texas bed and breakfast was selected to be a prize on the Wheel of Fortune. We were thrilled, and send out a shout of thanks to BedandBreakfast.com, which provides the vacation prizes for Wheel of Fortune.

We were disappointed no one won the holiday at our bed and breakfast Central Texas, for it would have been fun to host the lucky victor. Maybe next time! (more…)


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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