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Discover the BlissWood Way to Stay

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

You deserve better than the sterile, impersonal, predictable motel next to the highway – even if it leaves the light on for you.

You deserve a BlissWood Way to Stay: a peaceful bed and breakfast inn in the Texas Hill Country that feels like your home away from home. A welcoming place with country and creature comforts and plenty of personal touches. Take a look at this short video and see for yourself.

BlissWood is our non-traditional bed and breakfast on a 650-acre working ranch, an hour west of Houston.

We are participating in the Better Way to Stay campaign promoted by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. The campaign seeks to help travelers discover smaller inns and bed and breakfasts.

At BlissWood, guests stay in individual cottages and cabins, connect with nature and take advantage of outdoor activities like horseback riding and bass fishing.

You can cook meals in your own kitchen, if you like. Or, you can mingle with local residents and dine with us at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

Couples come here for relaxation and romance and families come here for reunions and quality together time. BlissWood owner Carol Davis goes out of her way to make sure BlissWood offers something for everyone.

Watch our  video, then give us a call at 713-301-3235 to start planning a BlissWood Way to Stay that’s customized to meet your needs.

At BlissWood, good things come to those who bait

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Most visitors come to BlissWood, our vacation ranch and bed and breakfast inn in Cat Spring, Texas, for a weekend (or more!) of trail riding. We are, after all, a 650-acre working ranch.

But BlissWood, our property an hour west of Houston in Texas Hill Country, also boasts several pristine lakes stocked with bass. We encourage guests to take the bait and go fishing. It’s a great way for city slickers of all ages to forget the hustle and bustle and connect with nature.

Two young guests are in gear to go fishing at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Inn and Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. Photo by Skeeter Hagler.

While some people fish for sport — or for supper — others fish as a way to simply relax and unwind. Fishing at BlissWood promotes peace and quiet and serenity of the mind and is calming to the nerves. Leave your cell phone behind or put it on “silence.”

Both experienced and novice anglers are invited to take advantage of BlissWood’s catch-and-release bass fishing option. If you bring your own gear, the cost is $29 per person. If you would like to use our gear, the cost is $49 per person.

Our catch and release policy is of benefit to both the fish and our guests. The fish are released back to their own environment, giving other visitors to BlissWood a chance to catch the same fish again.

So go ahead. Post a note on your guest house or cabin door that reads: Gone Fishin.’ Catch You Later.

Bass fishing is one of many relaxing activities here at BlissWood. To learn more, give us a call at 713-301-3235.

Bluebonnets in bloom at Blisswood

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A baby among the bluebonnets. Have Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler create portraits of your family among the blooming flowers at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, a retreat and working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

The bluebonnet, as you may know, is the state flower of Texas, but we have so many of them now, it may as well be the official flower of BlissWood, our  vacation ranch just an hour west of Houston.

“Just fields and fields of them,” B&B owner Carol Davis says. “It looks like seas of blue here.”

About all she can do is marvel and suggest you get on over to the ranch and get your picture taken among the blossoms by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, or maybe go horseback riding to soak in the glorious view while the flowers are peaking. Imagine how sweet that would be.

It’s a bumper year, Davis says, and the bluebonnets will be in bloom for about five weeks. Lupinus texensis, the scientific name for the bluebonnets that blanket Central Texas, prompted the late state governor, W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel to sing that “you may be on the plains or the mountains or down where the sea breezes blow, but bluebonnets are one of the prime factors that make the state the most beautiful land that we know.”

Read more about bluebonnets here at Blisswood. And by all means, visit us and see for yourself.

 

 

 

Frosty Morning Horseback Ride

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Not a Usual Sight--Frost!

Texas weather is so varied that one day we are wearing shorts, the next day warm jackets.  They say if you are not satisfied with the Texas weather, wait an hour and it will change.  Thus it was at our Texas Guest Ranch this weekend, when Frosty visited us.  It quickly disappeared, but not quick enough, since I had horseback rides with guests and had to really bundle up.   The sun was our friend and it turned out to be quite an enjoyable ride and guests had a memorable experience.

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.

Fine Dining Worth The Drive

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Stop in for an excellent meal

Stop in for an excellent meal

It takes less than an hour to drive here from Houston, and boy, is it worth it. Once here, you will find yourself in another world – peaceful and restorative. Yet you don’t need to suffer the fate of some travelers to remote parts of this great land. Here, at our Central Texas bed and breakfast, you will find top-notch accommodations and fine dining.

John Mariani, writing for Esquire, visited our Houston area guest ranch and was delighted by what he found here. To quote him, “if you want a true Last Picture Show sense of a Texas where you can have eggs and bacon in a gazebo as the mist rises off the lake,” you’ll find it here. While you enjoy a romantic getaway in your own cabin, you may stroll down the road to our comfortable restaurant.

Wine lovers should not miss the upcoming special Wine Dinner, on September 30, 2009, at 7 pm. We’ll be celebrating the Texas Department of Agriculture Restaurant Roundup, showcasing the wines of Fall Creek Vineyards. Susan and Ed Auler, who own Fall Creek Vineyards, will be the guests of honor, and the meal will be designed to highlight their wines. Come just for the meal if you live in the area, or make a holiday of it and stay for a night or two in one of our romantic cabins. Reservations recommended.


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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