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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.

New Video for BlissWood Ranch

Friday, August 21st, 2009

We’re thrilled to bring you this new video showing you up close and personal views of the BlissWood experience. This three minute tour will introduce you to furry animal friends, activities and accommodations, as well as Carol’s restaurant, and Carol herself, your hostess and innkeeper. Take the next three minutes to see what awaits you this weekend, less than an hour outside of Houston. If you have a fast internet connection, press the “hd” button and view the video full screen for an amazing up-close, high-definition visit to Blisswood. The only way to get a closer look is to visit yourself!

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Houston Area Guest Ranch, A Home Away From Home

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Friends from the Falklands

Friends from the Falklands

One of our favorite aspects of running a guest ranch near Houston is all the fantastic people we get to meet. Recently we had some very interesting visitors stay with us for three weeks. They had to stay a while, since they traveled all the way from the Falkland Islands to be here. Sharon and Ken Jaffray learned about our Texas guest ranch from our website, and thought it sounded like the perfect spot to escape from the long winter down off the southeastern tip of South America. (more…)

Texas Bed and Breakfast: More Spring Babies

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Nature just keeps giving us more little surprises around the farm! These guys are REALLY cute! Here at Blisswood, we wanted to make a Texas Weekend Getaway that would be able to please families, couples, and friends too. So we keep lots of animals around, because this is a farm and doesn’t love baby animals, right?

We have nine vacation-rental style homes on the ranch; each with its own unique appeal. Some, like the Writer’s Cabin, are single bedroom and hidden back among the live oaks to make for a very romantic setting. Others, like the Sullivan House, have three bedrooms and can sleep up to eight.

We also offer a variety of specials and packages to enhance your visit to Blisswood B&B and add that extra charm. For a Texas Romantic Getaway, consider adding a “romance package” to your accommodation. It includes fresh flowers in your room, a chilled bottle of champagne with glasses to keep, chocolate covered strawberries and a cheese plate. You can also order a romantic dinner for two from Carol’s at Cat Spring and have it delivered to your room at Blisswood.

These are just a few of the wonderful amenities and additions we have here at Blisswood that makes us one of the best places to visit near Houston.

Texas Bed and Breakfast: Two Weeks Till Spring!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

We have another adorable member of the Lehmann Legacy ranch family! This little guy is one of our miniature donkeys. We have a lot of animals around the farm, so be prepared for some fun when you come to Blisswood for your Texas Weekend Getaway!

I’m not sure how much you know about the Hill Country of Texas, but it is an amazingly beautiful area of the state and the nation. We have rolling hills and spring-fed lakes and rivers. In the summer time enjoy cool rains that stir up dust and cool off your skin. Watch lighting roll across the landscape and cuddle with your loved one during the thunder! Then, the next day, take a horseback ride and explore the landscape. All part of a Texas Romantic Getaway at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast.

With so much to look forward to, what are you waiting for? Use one of the links above to explore our site, or, explore what Blisswood at Lehmann has to offer as an outdoor Texas wedding location.


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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