Posts Tagged ‘guest ranch’

Spring Calving Season at BlissWood

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is more than your average B&B. We offer one-of-a-kind Texas guest ranch vacations here in Cat Spring, Texas. And as a working ranch, we’re also home to lots of animals, big and small. At this time of year, it seems like every time we turn around, we’re home to one more! Now that it’s spring, the baby calves are arriving.

Who can resist snapping some pictures of a mom with a newborn? Our resident photographer Skeeter Hagler managed to capture this special moment just after the birth of one of our calves.

Texas guest ranch vacations

Our owner, Carol Davis, has been raising cattle for years. In addition to Angus and Angus crossbreeds, she also raises American Bison here at BlissWood.

With over 650 acres, we have plenty of room for all kinds of beautiful creatures. And we do have all kinds. As well as common barnyard animals like cattle and chickens, you might also see black buck antelope, potbellied pigs, fallow deer, alpaca, and miniature donkeys. And if you take a stroll around the ranch, you’ll probably even come across a peacock or two.

When you stay at our Texas ranch, you have the chance to meet many of our animals on the morning feeding tour. The tour is open to all guests and it’s a unique treat for any animal lover. But the wildlife is just one of the many things that sets Blisswood Bed and Breakfast apart from other inns. With charming, historic accommodations and a wide variety of on-site activities, a stay at BlissWood is a true Texas adventure.

So if you’re looking for a different kind of getaway or if you’re interested in animals and life on a ranch, start planning your trip today! You can visit our website to check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.

Couple celebrates 40th Anniversary at Texas Bed and Breakfast

Monday, July 30th, 2012

A relaxing way to celebrate a special wedding anniversary is to take a mini vacation with the one you love. That’s exactly what this couple did. They celebrated their 40th anniversary with us at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Inn, in the Texas Hill Country.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

The couple met on a blind date more than 40 years ago. In that time, they have enjoyed many anniversary celebrations. This one was extra special! They stayed in the Texas Farmhouse at BlissWood, and left this note in our Guest Book.

“It may be 2012, but this weekend we experienced life in 1912!  Thanks to everyone for the warm, wonderful hospitality and especially to Carol for sharing your ‘little slice of Heaven.’  We especially enjoyed the quiet and peace while in the midst of God’s awesome nature.  His creativity is majestic as evidenced in each of the unique and gorgeous trees.

“We go back to the city now refreshed, renewed and replenished — exactly our reason for coming.  Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with you. ”  — JP & K.

The Texas Farmhouse at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is a restored two-story farmhouse furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques.  It has two bedrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) and a fully furnished kitchen with working antique 1920’s gas stove and working 1926 GE refrigerator.

The Farmhouse is near the barn area, in the heart of our working ranch. Prices start at $219 per night and include continental breakfast.

Our setting is secluded and peaceful, but activities abound, should you wish to pick up the pace. We offer bicycles, bass fishing and horseback riding, to name just a few.

A getaway to BlissWood guest ranch near Houston is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, engagement, anniversary – any of life’s joyous occasions.

Guys from New York Embrace the Ranching Life

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

At BlissWood, we have the pleasure of meeting people from all over the United States and the world. It’s amazing to see guests from all walks of life take on the cowboy spirit once they set foot on our 650-acre working ranch.

Earlier this year, we had a couple of guys from New York stay at our Texas guest ranch. When they arrived, they were eager to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a peaceful weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country.

Guys from New York posing in front of a horse

The guys before embarking on their horseback ride across our 650-acre working ranch. Photo by Skeeter Hagler

One of them was nice enough to leave a review for us on

What can I say, going to a family run ranch makes all the difference from the personal touch to the quality of care. I highly recommend the ranch to anyone who would like to experience the great outdoors ‘Texas style’! :)

Horseback riding trip in Texas Hill Country

Here are the guys on a trail ride with a couple from Texas. Photo by Skeeter Hagler

We sure had fun while they were here and hope they come back soon.

Horseback riding is a great way to explore our Texas guest ranch and embrace the ranching life. But it’s not the only way. We offer a bunch of unforgettable on-site activities to bring out the cowboy from within.

From trapshooting to bass fishing, BlissWood offers everything you need to take full advantage of life in the country. Call us at 713-301-3235 to learn more.

Unforgettable Guests at BlissWood

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Everyone who finds their way to our Texas Bed & Breakfast is enjoyable. Some folks stand out more than others. We recently had a wonderful couple here, Pris and Jesse, who found Blisswood on line. Pris turned out to have a great eye for photography; she sent me some photos, which I share below. Pris & Jesse also enjoyed horseback riding around the ranch and our Official BlissWood Photographer, Skeeter Hagler, captured the moments for them.  More relaxation came with a wonderful couples massage, right in their own lodging.

Here is what Pris had to say about their stay:  “My husband and I just returned from a romantic Valentine’s weekend at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast, Cat Spring, Texas. Blisswood had so much to offer to help us relax and reconnect. I loved not having a TV and no other distractions because we were fully able to enjoy each other’s company. I highly recommend purchasing the picnic lunch at the Enchanted Lake! It was a most peaceful, relaxing, and delicious lunch, and it included a bottle of wine we thoroughly enjoyed. We brought our bikes with us and enjoyed riding all around the ranch, where I got some great photos! We also purchased a couples massage where they came to our cabin, it was amazing! Carol prides herself in giving her guests a great experience and her manager Debbie is so accommodating. Carol also has several exotic animals that you can help feed which was really cool! I even got to pet her kangaroo! We are planning to go back with our kids in the spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom. If you want to take a step back in time where you can enjoy nature, I highly recommend Blisswood Texas guest ranch. Oh, for some great food don’t forget to head to Carol’s at Cat Spring; you won’t be disappointed!”

Thanks Pris and Jesse! We look forward to meeting your kids.

Warm Yourself at our Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, January 31st, 2011

We’ve had some funny weather in Central Texas this winter. Today’s high is in the 70s, and on Friday there may be snow. Crazy. Many Texas just don’t know what to do with temperatures below 50 degrees, but we have a few ideas for guests of our Central Texas Vacation Ranch.

Cold weather can be invigorating if you embrace it. Explore our 650-acre ranch by horseback, riding across open fields and protected oak woodlands. The cool air on your face will make you feel so alive – it’s thrilling, really. After the ride, warm yourself back at your cabin. Several of our Houston Guest Ranch cabins have fireplaces and are well stocked with oak logs from fallen trees around the property. Oak burns hot and long – it will keep your cabin toasty warm and inviting.

The cozy Aloha Cottage.

There is something inherently romantic about snuggling in front of a fire. Experience it for yourself here at our Texas Vacation Cabins, at Blisswood.

Fall Weddings at Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Fall is a lovely time for weddings at our guest ranch Houston Texas. The heat of summer has abated, but it is still warm enough for strapless gowns. Live Oaks bring forth their muted, Texas-style fall colors before dropping their leaves. Evenings are fairly cool – perfect weather for snuggling.

A traditional Scottish Wedding at our Texas Guest Ranch.

In our experience, October 10 is a popular date to marry; maybe it’s because couples figure they’ll be able to remember an anniversary dated 10/10/– even when their memories are no longer functioning at 100%. Whatever the reason, there is usually at least one wedding on the tenth of October at our Houston Texas Guest Ranch, and this year is no different. That said, we could accommodate another small wedding. Do any couples out there feel spontaneous?

We are located just 50 miles outside of Houston. City dwellers seeking an expansive, outdoor venue for their wedding will find our Cat Spring ranch easy to reach. Furthermore, with on-site lodging for 43 people (in 8 cabins), we can easily accommodate the wedding party and quite a few family members and close friends. Host your rehearsal dinner at nearby Carol’s Restaurant, which is a comfortable fine dining experience.

If you are seriously considering marriage but haven’t yet set a date, give us a call at 713-301-3235. We are able to accommodate small, intimate weddings with fairly short notice. Larger weddings require more advance notice.

Own a Piece of Bliss

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Some of the prettiest property on the grounds of Blisswood, our wonderful Central Texas Bed and Breakfast, is now on the market.

Own part of this beautiful, award winning B & B. Live Oaks, year-round flowing Panther Creek, and frontage on Frantz Road are just part of what you’ll find. We are offering several tracts varying in size from 16 to 70 acres.

This could be yours.


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.

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.


We Like to Help Folks Get Away from It All

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Not so long ago, Chris Zwierzynski stayed at our Central Texas guest ranch. Chris writes for, named “Top Travel Website for Destination Ideas” by Travel and Leisure magazine in November 2008. Chris passed his article on to us. Read on for his thoughts on “Getting Away from it All” in Texas.

A peaceful, foggy morning at our Texas guest ranch


At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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