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Texas BB Welcomes Guests from the Skies

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We never know who will stop by our Houston area guest ranch. Read on and discover how some folks recently dropped in on us.

One of those surprise Texas thunderstorms appeared, and a helicopter was heard overhead, very close by. After the whirling sound suddenly stopped, a ranch hand ran to the pasture and found the helicopter on the ground; the two men in the helicopter had to quickly find a place to land, as they were in the skies in the rain, with no doors. They put a tarp over the copter and got a tour of the ranch until the thunderstorm passed. Of course, they were invited to ride some horses, eat at Carol’s Cat Spring Restaurant, and spend the night at BlissWood Texas Vacation Ranch; however, they were on their way to Austin for business and needed to get on their way, promising to return soon!

One rainy day, a helicopter and passengers dropped in to say hello.

Reconnect with Nature at our Texas Bed and Breakfast

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Our Texas Bed and Breakfast sits on a working ranch – one with cattle and a variety of animals on its 650-acres. While here, guests enjoy the animals as much as the beautiful setting and tranquility.

A lovely foggy morning at our Texas guest ranch.

Lasting Memories are Made at This Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Need we say any more?

Book your Texas vacation cabins today, and start creating beautiful memories.

Mid-Week Specials at the Guest Ranch

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Ah, summer. If you have children, you have undoubtedly filled their summer with interesting camps and activities. They’ll be busy, and they’ll have fun. Of course, you want to spend some special time with your children during the summer, as well. That’s where our Houston guest ranch comes in. (more…)

You Never Know What You’ll Bring Back from our Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Not so long ago, guests staying in one of our Texas vacation cabins found a little surprise on their back porch. It just goes to show that you never do know what to expect when you spend time at our Central Texas guest ranch. Read on to learn all about it.

He's sweet as pie.

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Spring is Near in the Texas Hill Country

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

It’s still winter in Texas, but the spring babies are beginning to appear at our Texas guest ranch. It looks like our wet winter will bring out beautiful spring flowers. Already the first tiny bluebonnets are poking up in the rolling pastures, promising beautiful horseback rides through stunning fields of flowers.

The next time you come out to our Texas bed and breakfast, stop by and see the spring babies, pictured below.

Baby angus calf

Proud Mama and her calf

Roger Roo’s January Newsletter

Monday, January 25th, 2010
Roger Roo

Roger Roo

The resident kangaroo of our Houston area guest ranch has wise words to impart.

Roger Roo says “Pretend every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck saying, ‘Make me feel important!’”

We strive to make guests of our Cat Spring TX bed and breakfast feel welcome and important. Private cottages, hundreds of acres, and nearby fine dining help. We’ll help you schedule activities both on the ranch and off-site that will make your stay here special.

Thanks for the reminder, Roger!

Exotic Animals are Part of the Fun

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Talking_Roger_Roo

This is Roger Roo. He is a special kangaroo who resides here at our guest ranch near Houston. When you stay here, you’ll have an opportunity to get close to him and learn a little about these amazing animals. Roger Roo is just one reason guest ranches like Blisswood are so special – they help you to step outside your everyday experience.

Come meet Roger Roo. You may even decide to join his fan club!

The Crotty Family Spends Labor Day at Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, October 19th, 2009

One of the things we like best about running a guest ranch near Houston is that we help create memorable experiences for the folks who stay here. Take the Crotty family, who have been coming to our bed and breakfast ranch for the past four years. Each trip they try something new: a different house, a new experience. This last trip, over Labor Day Weekend, they took the feeding tour – something their seven year old son found delightful. Read their own words:

“We have been going to Blisswood for the past four years, and will continue for years to come. Our son was 3 when we first went there and he still calls it ‘our ranch’. We usually take one or more of our dogs, who all love the new smells and fresh country air. It is a place for us to slow down and reconnect as a family. Being only a little over an hour outside of Houston, it is a world away from the bustle and rush of city living. The new staff are wonderful, too. And if you haven’t eaten at Carol’s restaurant, you are missing a great meal. ”

Pictured below is their son feeding Me-Me the fallow deer and Willie the Camel.

What an experience

What an experience

How often do you have the opportunity to feed a camel?

How often do you have the opportunity to feed a camel?

Create lasting memories for you and your family. Stay at our unique Cat Springs Texas Guest Ranch, where horseback riding or feeding exotic animals will help you reconnect with nature.

Join the Roger Roo Fan Club

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Founding members of the Roger Roo Fan Club

Founding members of the Roger Roo Fan Club

There is a special resident of our Texas Guest Ranch – Roger Roo the Kangaroo. What follows is one woman’s experience with Roger that bears repeating.

“January 13th, I drove two hours to beautiful Blisswood. Upon arrival one of the first things that caught my eye was a camel. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing here on the Texas plains! Carol took us around to view a few of the cottages and I was very patient but what I really wanted was to meet this kangaroo. So I finally blurted out…where is the kangaroo?” “Oh”, says Carol, “you want to meet Roger.” Roger! It was the first I had heard his name. A few minutes later Carol comes carrying a big pink diaper bag. She handed me the bag and says, “get him up/ he is napping.” I opened the flap and all I could see was ears, legs and tail. Roger was curled up lying on his back sound asleep. Finally he opened his eyes and slowly crawled out still half asleep and up onto my shoulder like a child waking from a nap and still wanting to be held. Well! It was love at first sight! Roger looked right in my eyes while I talked to him and just let me hold him on my lap…a perfect stranger!

After I left Blisswood (video of Roger in hand), I wanted to tell everyone about Roger. We stopped at a restaurant in San Marcos and told the waitress and several patrons about our Roger adventure, sharing the video much to everyone’s delight and amazement. The next morning I sent Carol a note and thanked her for her hospitality and asked if Roger said anything about me or if he missed me. Carol called to say she enjoyed meeting me as well and that, “You and Roger really did have a special connection.”

Fan Club 3I had to see this special kangaroo again, so I traveled back to Blisswood with my family in August. It was a glorious morning, all of us enjoying Roger and his antics. He clearly recognized me and I got several kisses.

It was hard to leave but we will be back in the Fall. Everyone should have the Roger Roo experience. One you will never forget and will want all your friends and family to enjoy.

Susan Kaye, Ph.D.                                                                                                        President Roger Roo Fan Club”

We love that guests of our Houston area guest ranch have these kinds of experiences. We think it is what sets Blisswood b&b apart.


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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