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Pay a Visit to Cat Spring, Texas!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read all about us! We’ve always known that we’re one of the hidden gems in Texas, but it’s nice to get a little recognition from the media. We’re so pleased to be featured in a story about Cat Spring, Texas in the upcoming issue of Texas Highways magazine. Writer Stephen Dean paid a visit to our ranch and you can read all about his experience in the April issue of Texas Highways.

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Mr. Dean stayed in the Oasis Retreat, our tropical getaway within a country getaway. The Oasis at BlissWood houses a variety of cottages, suites, and rooms. It’s also home to our greenhouses and orchid gardens. When you stay at the Oasis, you get to experience two very different sides of BlissWood. Located just down the road from our main ranch, the Oasis has a totally different feel with its more modern, Asian aesthetic. It’s hard to believe you’re still in Texas Hill Country!

And when you stay at BlissWood’s Oasis, you can still enjoy all the activities our ranch has to offer. Guests of the Oasis leave their tropical retreat and join us for horseback riding, bass fishing, and even skeet shooting! It’s truly a getaway like none other!

Of course, when Mr. Dean was here, we wanted him to see all sides of BlissWood. He stayed in the Cherry Blossom Suite, but we made sure he saw the entire property. Skeeter Hagler, our resident photographer, did the honor of showing him around. Because it’s not a complete visit to BlissWood unless you meet the animals! They said hello to the Paso Fino horses as well as our bison, alpaca, miniature donkeys, and antelope.

And dinner at Carol’s Restaurant is a must for any visitor. Stephen joined us for a friendly dinner where he got a home-cooked meal and plenty of great conversation. Carol’s at Cat Spring is the ideal setting for kicking back, chatting with some locals, and enjoying a fine meal in a laid-back atmosphere.

Check out the magazine and get inspired to plan your own visit to BlissWood!

Whisper to the horses

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Horse Whispering at our Texas guest ranch

Horse Whispering at our Texas guest ranch

Once again, we at Blisswood are thrilled to host licensed horse whisperer Janice Terra on May 31, 2009. “Wise Women and Medicine Ponies” will be from 10am until 4pm. This is a great opportunity for horseback riding Houston. The Lady Horse Whisperer will begin with a lecture and will follow with a ground session. After a tasty lunch at Carol’s at Cat Spring, participants will do mounted work, and at the end of the day there will be time for discussion and questions.

Horse whispering is important in a broader context than riding. Janice Terra has said, “When I work with people I say that the horses help people return themselves to themselves.” She goes on to explain that in order for a child who weighs 50 pounds to control a horse weighing 1200 pounds, “neither force nor ‘doormat-itis’ will work…. The horse forces one to walk that thin line of controlling without being controlling. A person will learn to operate from his or her own place of power.”(Quotes from Janice Terra’s website,

It’s a fascinating way to approach riding and horse whispering. This is just a taste of what will be explored at our tranquil 650-acre ranch getaway near Houston. Plan to spend May 31 connecting with a horse and reconnecting with yourself.

Prior riding experience not necessary. Bring your own horse (Coggins necessary).
Horses are available for $29. After this weekend, you will be ready to return to Blisswood for a trail ride Houston.

Carol’s joins Local

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Carol's joins

Carol's joins

There is exciting news here at Blisswood. Carol’s Restaurant has joined This is an organization that goes out of its way to help you not have to go out of your way. If you are hosting a Texas wedding in the greater Cat Spring area, simply go on line to and plan to have Carol’s Restaurant cater your wedding in Texas. was created to help individuals plan the important events in their lives with fewer headaches. Avoid spending hours on the phone asking different people the same questions, or feeling overwhelmed while surfing the net. brings together customers and merchants, making it easier to find both a wedding cake and the perfect venue for a wedding. Now that Carol’s at Cat Spring has joined, it is easier to find to create hassle-free Texas weddings in Cat Spring.

Romantic getaways in Texas at Blisswood

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

It’s May, and that’s a good time for you and your sweetie to stop everything else and simply appreciate one another. Drive just over an hour from Houston to Blisswood and you will be in another world, where you can have a romantic Texas getaway. Book your reservation prior to May 31 and take advantage of our Earthday Back to the Country Special Package: you’ll receive a bottle of organic wine, a recyclable tote filled with “Save Your World” products (1 product=1 acre of rainforest saved for one year!), a CFL light bulb, organic lip balm, organic cotton cap, biodegradable water bottle. You will also receive a FREE year’s subscription to Organic Gardening. Finally, you will receive a $50 rebate on your lodging if you arrive in a hybrid vehicle. Be sure to mention this offer when making your reservations to qualify, and you will have a green getaway as well as a romantic getaway in Texas.

Texas romantic getaways

Texas romantic getaways

There are miles of peaceful trails and country roads to explore on your bicycle. Rent a rowboat and spend a morning lazing on the water. Blisswood is the perfect place to come for your romantic getaways in Texas, especially if you and your sweetie enjoy being active in the outdoors.

Blisswood has lots of wide open space for you to explore on foot, as well. Or go for something even more romantic: a horseback ride. Roam through nearly 650 acres of meadows and oak forests, across creeks, and past soothing ponds. See Blisswood Activities for more details about our guided rides.

What could be a better way to woo your sweetheart than a romantic ride in a hot air balloon? Plan your trip through Texas Air Adventures, and spend an afternoon gliding over the scenic landscape of South Central Texas. Then have a delicious candlelit dinner at Carol’s at Cat Springs restaurant.

At Blisswood Bed and Breakfast, even sitting on your porch is relaxing and romantic. So take a break from the daily grind and have a romantic few days here. You may even decide this is the place for your upcoming Texas wedding; if so, don’t hesitate to speak with us about arrangements. We enjoy hosting weddings in Texas.

Spring Specials at Blisswood

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

We here at Blisswood love our natural setting, and realize that everything we do has an impact on the earth. Whether we are feeding the animals in the morning or taking in the sunset in the evening, we are immersed in nature. With this in mind, we are offering an Earth Day Back to the Country Package: it’s like going back to Grandma’s House, when times were simpler and the days were longer. Stay in one of our antique “recycled” houses and upon arrival you will receive a bottle of organic wine, a recyclable tote filled with “Save Your World” products (1 product=1 acre of rainforest saved for one year!), a CFL light bulb, organic lip balm, organic cotton cap, biodegradable water bottle. In addition you will receive a FREE year’s subscription to Organic Gardening, and if you arrive in a hybrid vehicle, you will receive a $50 rebate on your lodging! Come dine at Carol’s at Cat Spring restaurant and bring this announcement for a free glass of organic wine with your dinner. Call in your reservation by May 31st to receive this valuable offer upon your arrival in our peaceful, relaxing country setting. You might want to add a massage using organic products. See our organic vineyard and visit the local organic vegetable farm (Animal Farm) just down the road from BlissWood. Mention this offer when making your reservations to qualify.

It is spring, and folks are fleeing the city to come to our Texas Bed and Breakfast in the peaceful, relaxing countryside. There is a lot of life right now on the ranch during this period of birth and rebirth. Our morning feeding tours are great hits for our guests, where you can see animals up close and personal at feeding time. Plan on participating when you come out to the ranch to celebrate the earth.



Of course, spring is a time for romance, and the perfect time for weddings in  Texas. If you or your friends have been considering Houston Texas weddings, come out to Blisswood and learn how enchanting a more rural wedding can be.

Spring is also a good time to honor our wonderful past guests. Come to our romantic Texas getaway to see the flowers and the trees and the birds and the bees; if your two to three-night stay takes place Sunday night through Thursday night from April 15th-May 15th, you will received a discount of 50% for the second through third night. It’s our way of saying thank you for including Blisswood in your traditions.

Skeeter Hagler at Blisswood

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Wildflowers at Blisswood

Pulitzer Prizewinning Photojournalist Skeeter Hagler is coming to Blisswood this weekend, April 17 – 19, for a photojournalism workshop. The workshop kicks off Friday night with a delicious dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant, where Skeeter will offer opening remarks. Participants will learn what it is like to work as a real photojournalist and carry out an assignment from start to finish: through the shooting, editing, layout, criticism, and printing stages. Skeeter and his knowledgeable staff will work closely with workshop participants, guiding them on how to get the perfect shot, select a few photographs from the hundreds taken, and create a moving visual narrative. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed their eye and honed their skills as a photographer. They will also have a real feel for what it is like to work in the field.

Skeeter Hagler

Skeeter Hagler

Since the workshop is being held at Blisswood at Lehman Legacy Ranch, why not stay at premier Texas bed and breakfast Blisswood during the workshop? Set on 650 acres of lush Texas land, with many farmhouses and cabins scattered privately among the live oaks, it is the perfect spot to stay while you tap into your creativity. You are welcome to bring your own food and cook for yourself, or enjoy the award-winning cuisine at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant, just down the road; the Almond Crusted Whitefish will undoubtedly inspire a great work of art.

Thanksgiving at our Texas Bed and Breakfast

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

We loved the Holidays! It was a wonderful time to share our dinner table with friends and family while making new friends all the while.

I wanted to take some time to share photos and stories from recent guests that really enjoyed Blisswood, our big-hearted Texas bed and breakfast.

A happy couple at Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant

This happy couple came to the Ranch for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time celebrating with us! They also made sure to stop by my restaurant, Carol’s at Cat Spring, for their Texas Weekend Getaway. We love, love, love making folks happy out here at Blisswood! That is why I opened the B&B and why I continue to try and make the Ranch the best it can be!

The Thankgiving Turkeyt Shoot at Blisswood Ranch

This is another family that came to stay at the ranch for Thanksgiving. They participated in the Thanksgiving turkey shoot, where we gave away a nice bird for the holiday. What really tickled me was that the girls out-shot the guys! Way to go ladies! (more…)

More Accolades for Carol’s at Cat Spring

Monday, December 1st, 2008

We are happy to share that the good word about Carol’s at Cat Spring is getting around!

We were featured in the November issue of Texas Highways and Everyday with Rachael Ray, and are excited A picture of our Chorizo Cornbread stuffing from Everyday with Rachael Rayto be featured in The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston. The selection was made by My Table Magazine editors.

The guidebook features restaurants, wine bars, ethnic markets, bakeries and coffee houses – representing the dynamic food scene. The ultimate food lovers guide is available in major booksellers as well as Central Market and

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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