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Corporate Retreats at Our Texas Ranch Getaway

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

A great way to keep your team motivated in the corporate world is through corporate trips. Whether you run one office or several – and in different parts of the country – the aspect of keeping your employees on the same page is one obvious benefit of having a corporate retreat. Not only does it re-energize them and give them a renewed sense of vision about your company’s principles, it is simply a great way to bring everyone together.


If you are considering planning a corporate retreat, try to think beyond the typical hotel stay in a metropolitan city. Having a corporate retreat in a remote location, such as BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in Texas, offers a fresh place to think and recharge your mind.

Texas ranch getaway

Recently, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch hosted a corporate retreat for a large company with distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. Fifteen key personnel attended and all left feeling inspired after horseback riding, fishing, trapshooting and playing a few rounds of golf. Not only do these types of corporate retreats bring everyone together – sometimes for the first time – they enable individuals to brainstorm and build rapport.


Here are five ways that corporate retreats can lead to greater productivity for your organization:


  1. Brainstorming: As mentioned, brainstorming face-to-face can be much more productive and beneficial than trying to use Skype or other online meeting interfaces.
  2. Enhances Creativity: Being stuck in a daily routine back on your own turf can make you feel stagnant. Doing the same thing day in and day out leaves little room to expand your imagination. Corporate retreats can lead to those “light bulb” moments as you all contribute your own creative concepts.
  3. Discover Skills: Employees may have hidden talents just waiting to shine. Attending a corporate retreat, particularly at a place like BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, allows individuals to try a variety of activities that can transcend into the workplace. For example, archery can give you a sense of shooting towards a bullseye to achieve your goals!
  4. Builds Stronger Relationships: When you get to know staff members better, you will find them to be more dedicated to your organization. The corporate retreat helps to nurture and solidify those relationships, which gives you a tight-knit team.
  5. Motivating: Nothing makes your staff feel more invigorated than a corporate retreat, especially after a couple of days of golfing, eating great food, horseback riding, trapshooting, or an old-fashioned game of horseshoes. You’ll find your staff more motivated and refreshed after they have a chance to clear their minds of the problems they face back at home.

business retreats in Texas

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is only about 45-minutes from Houston, TX and located on an impressive, 500-acre working ranch. We welcome corporate travelers year round to stay at our charming Bed & Breakfast and take part in our small-town, Texas hospitality. Call 713-301-3235 to save the date for an upcoming corporate retreat with us.


Celebration Vacations :: Texas Dude Ranch

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Horse Riding Adventures in Texas

Celebration Vacations Offer a New Way to Commemorate an Occasion

Sure, you could celebrate your promotion or graduation with new clothes or a dinner at your favorite restaurant, but why stop there? Such moments of achievement are the result of a lot of hard work, and should be recognized as such!  Nothing brings families and friends together to rejoice and connect quite like a getaway at a Texas ranch.

What are Celebration Vacations in TX?

Take advantage of this special moment in time to separate from the routine and familiarity of your surroundings.  Studies have shown that when we detach from our environment, it gives us a new perspective on life. It makes whatever we experience all the more memorable. We get a pause to breathe, relax and fully enjoy the moment, rather than just going through the motions. And who wouldn’t enjoy that?

Celebrate at Our Texas Ranch Near Houston

At Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, you can truly get away from it all.  Visit for a day, weekend, or longer at our fully restored Texas farmhouse and cabins.  Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is nestled on the Lehmann Legacy Ranch; a 500-acre working ranch located about one hour from Houston. Spend your days strolling through our Oak forests, fishing on the lake or taking a ride around the ranch on one of our gentle South American Paso Fino horses.  Hop on a mountain bike or have a picnic in the gazebo. Lie on the grass and watch the swans and ducks swimming in the pond. Or, kick it up turn-of-the century style with a quiet evening staring at the stars on the porch. When was the last time you relaxed so much?


Want to get up close and personal with the animals?  You’ll have plenty of chances with the miniature donkeys, peacocks and American Bison roaming our grounds. The Bison are part of our culture and heritage. Your kids should get a chance to see these magnificent beasts, which were once nearly extinct.


Explore the Nearby Countryside of Texas 

Carol's Cat Spring RestaurantWhile here, plan on spending a day out and about, shopping for antiques or visiting the cultural and historical attractions in the nearby communities of Sealy, Bellville, Round Top, New Ulm, Chappell Hill, Warrenton, and Columbus, Texas. These authentic Western towns will bring you back to the days of Old West Texas, where real cowboys still thrive and live.



Then, return to our Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant for a sumptuous dinner, including our award-winning steak, seafood and pasta. Talk about a Celebration Vacation to remember… this is it!


This is also the perfect getaway for mothers and fathers-to-be. It is a chance to celebrate your pregnancy and enjoy the last few moments of freedom before all the feedings, babysitters and Little Leagues commence.


For more information, contact us at 713-301-3235 to lock in your chosen dates.  We look forward to celebrating your special events with you!

Texas Corporate Retreat for Law Firm and Family

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Last month, BlissWood hosted a Texas corporate retreat for Yetter Coleman, a law firm based in Austin, Texas. The employees brought their families along for the fun. All totaled, there were 70 people on the ranch that day.

The adults and their children enjoyed paddle boating, games, a hayride, a petting zoo, and a barbecue in the Show Barn.

Everybody had a great time on this Texas corporate retreat, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Call BlissWood for Your Next Texas Corporate Retreat!

BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch is the perfect destination for Texas corporate retreats. We have 650 acres of beautiful country for you and your employees to enjoy, not to mention live animals and a bunch of exciting activities to bring y’all closer together.

There’s nothing like an entertaining get-together away from the office to get those ideas flowing.

Here are just a few of the activities you and your employees will enjoy at your next Texas corporate retreat:

  • Archery
  • Catch and release bass fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnics
  • Trapshooting
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • And more!

Treat your employees to a fun-filled weekend at BlissWood B&B. Everybody is working hard this year to keep making ends meet, and it’s important to slow down every once in awhile and remember what we’re doing it all for.

Call Carol at 713-301-3235 to schedule your Texas corporate retreat today.

Corporate Retreat Ideas

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Corporate Retreat Ideas - Horseback RidingIf you’re searching for corporate retreat ideas that will help strengthen your business from within, you’ve come to the right place. Corporate retreats are an essential component of supporting the ongoing training and team-building of your organization.

At BlissWood B&B, we’ve hosted corporate retreats for organizations of all sizes. We understand what factors are most important for creating an environment for executives and co-workers to build team cohesiveness, foster creative thinking, and—ultimately—relax in a calm setting outside the office.

A Few Corporate Retreat Ideas to Get You Started

Here are just a few corporate retreat ideas to help get the creative juices flowing. If you have an idea of your own and want to see if we can arrange to have it take place at our working Texas ranch, give us a call at 713-301-3235. Our accommodations include 14 houses, cabins, and suites so there’s sure to be room for everybody.


Golfing is a popular choice for corporate retreats. It’s fun, challenging, and it gives you and your co-workers the opportunity to discuss the future of your business in a relaxed environment. That is unless your having a bad day on the links. Then it’s a good chance for you to exercise patience.

There are two golf courses for you to choose from in the surrounding area—The Falls and River Ridge.

Horseback Riding

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy, riding the dusty trail on your trusty steed? Who hasn’t?

Seeing the Texas Hill Country on horseback is beyond comparison, and it’s sure to create lasting memories for you and your co-workers to share for years to come. Nothing builds team cohesiveness like shared experience.


The fast-paced world of business can be exciting at times. But everybody needs to slow down once in awhile and enjoy the simple things in life. Fishing is quite possibly one of the most laid-back activities you can do (if you’re doing it right), and you’ll have lots of time to get to know the people you work with everyday and discuss ways to improve the business.


For those of you that want a little more excitement out of your corporate retreat, consider trapshooting. Trapshooting is a great way to blow off some steam and have a good time in the country.


Like trapshooting, archery is a fun way to blow off some steam and build lasting memories with your employees. Even if you’ve never held a bow in your whole life, you can develop a new skill and have plenty of chances to use this activity as a springboard to talk about setting goals and shooting for targets in your industry.

Corporate Retreat Ideas - Working CattleWorking Cattle

BlissWood B&B is located on Lehmann Legacy Ranch, a 650-acre working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. For your next corporate retreat, we can arrange an opportunity for you and your employees to assist in working cattle with a trained cowhand. This exercise requires strong teamwork and is not for the faint of heart. But it will certainly be a memorable experience for all.

Even More Corporate Retreat Ideas

This list of corporate retreat ideas is only the beginning. At BlissWood B&B, we want to make your next corporate retreat an unforgettable event for you and your employees. We can help you find ways to combine the activities listed above with even more corporate retreat ideas.

Call us at 713-301-3235, and let us turn your corporate retreat ideas into reality!

Why a Texas Corporate Retreat?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Texas Corporate RetreatsDue to the rapid increase in the speed and variety of communication, the world of business has become a whirlwind of meetings, emails, phone calls, video chats, text messages, and more.

Yet, with all these forms of high-speed communication, we never get to sit down together and really talk.

Only in a calm, relaxed environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, can we take the time to get to know the people we work with, learn their strengths and our own, and build a truly cohesive team.

That’s what corporate retreats are all about—stepping out of the office, relaxing with your coworkers and employees, and taking a good hard look at your business from an outside perspective. This is where new, ground-breaking ideas and stronger business teams are formed.

A World of Possibilities

No other place in the entire United States can offer you the fresh air and space you need for your corporate retreat than Texas—particularly in a place that’s away from the big city.

Imagine, for a moment, riding on horseback through rolling meadows and tall oak forests, across bubbling creeks and past serene ponds with the people you work with everyday, building stronger bonds through shared experiences that don’t involve client meetings and conference calls.

Maybe you would enjoy discussing the latest industry trends affecting your business while fishing for bass and catfish in a fully stocked pond, or building team cohesiveness by working cattle on a real Texas ranch.

On our Texas ranch, you can do it all:

  • Horseback riding
  • Archery
  • Trapshooting
  • Tomahawk/knife throwing
  • Paddle boat/john boat racing
  • Frisbee golfing
  • Catfish and bass fishing
  • Scavenger hunting
  • Working cattle
  • And more!

Every activity is designed to provide you with an opportunity to connect with your coworkers in a peaceful setting and focus on the goals that your team needs to accomplish.

Business Success at BlissWood B&B

Why not escape from the stress of the big city for awhile and reconnect with your coworkers? You will have a stronger, more formidable team because of it with new ideas and lower stress levels to take back to the office with you.

Let us help you design a custom package that caters to your next corporate retreat. We have detail-oriented event coordinators on hand to help with planning and to make your corporate retreat a fruitful success.

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is a great place for brainstorming, team building, and having fun. Accommodations include 14 houses, cabins, and suites and plenty of open space on our 650-acre working ranch.

Would you like to know more? For more information or for help planning your Texas corporate retreat, call 713-301-3235.

A Blissful Place for Yoga – Our Texas Bed and Breakfast

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Our Central Texas Guest Ranch is a wonderful spot for yoga retreats. It is peaceful here – with few distractions. It is beautiful, with majestic trees, open fields, and clear blue ponds. It is also conveniently located – less than hour from Houston and about 2 hours from Austin. (more…)

Ideal Setting for Corporate Retreats

Monday, August 17th, 2009
Let your creativity blossom at this guest ranch

Let your creativity blossom at this guest ranch

One advantage to having 650-acres is that there is a great deal of space to spread out and think. In light of this, our guest ranch near Houston is an ideal location for a corporate retreat. The next time you need to bring together members of your team, bring them here. Lodging is ample and private. The setting is comfortable and peaceful, which fosters creativity and allows you to focus on the task at hand. Nearby dining at our Cat Spring restaurant is top-notch, and we are centrally located near Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

Horseback Riding Near Houston

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Blisswood is the perfect place for Houston horseback riding, since we are just an hour from the big city. Bring your own horse to the ranch, or use one of our South American gaited Paso Finos. We have over 600 idyllic acres and miles of trails on which you can lose yourself – although we won’t let you get lost. All rides are guided, and our guides will lead you through mature oak forests, across creeks and through meadows. Perhaps you’ll stop for a spell near a pond, to rest and relax. Lessons are also available, in the ring.

Ride at our Guest Ranch Near Houston

Ride at our Guest Ranch Near Houston

Why not gather a group of horseback riding girlfriends together for Cowgirl Camp at our Guest Ranch near Houston. Contact us to schedule one specially for your group of gals, or to learn about our next scheduled Cowgirl Camp. From the wine and cheese reception, to a workshop with Horse Whisperer Janice Terra, to a post trail ride Houston massage, this weekend is guaranteed to be refreshing and fun.

Our Guest Ranch near Houston is also a perfect place for children 13 or older to ride, as our horses are gentle and the area is quiet. Blisswood is an ideal location for a family ranch vacation for folks who live in and around Houston. Younger children will be delighted by the various animals we have on the ranch, from our young kangaroo to our new baby calf.

Hope to see you soon with a horse at Blisswood.

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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