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Historic Texas

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Texas is a great state with a rich history. Located in lovely Texas Hill Country, our ranch in Cat Spring is just one of the many charming stops you might make on a historic tour of Texas.

Take a look at Sealy, Texas, if you will. Formed as a railroad town in 1879, our neighbors in the nearby city of Sealy recently received a Texas Main Street Program Grant. The grant was presented by Anita Perry, wife of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Along with a friend, BlissWood owner Carol Davis had the privilege of presenting the Texas and US colors on horseback.

historic tour of Texas

Sealy was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Texas Main Street Program. The goal of the TMSP is “to provide technical expertise, resources and support for Texas communities in the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood districts in accord with the National Main Street Four Point Approach® of organization, economic restructuring, design and promotion.”

Across the great state of Texas, there are 84 official Texas Main Street communities. The program works with towns and cities of every size, ranging in population from 2,000 to over 200,000. And all that work is paying off. Texas Main Street communities have seen significant reinvestment into their historic downtowns.

It’s extremely important to support and invest in the downtown areas of our Texas cities. Downtown revitalization is key when it comes to preserving the economic and social health of a community. A well-preserved historic downtown is part of any city’s charm. It’s also a valuable source of cultural heritage.

We look forward to seeing the positive impact the program will have on the beautiful city of Sealy, and we’re honored to have been a part of it! Next time you take a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, be sure to stop by Sealy!

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.

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.

Bow WOW: So Many Animals at Our Texas Guest Ranch!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Do you miss your animals when you travel?  If so, you are not alone. Pets are part of our families. It’s only natural to think about them when we’re away.

At BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, any separation anxiety will be short-lived. Our property an hour west of Houston abounds with animals. You can walk among them, and talk to them.

Miniature donkey at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

BlissWood owner Carol Davis raises South American Paso Fino horses, Angus cattle and miniature donkeys at her Lehmann Legacy Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

Walk around our 650-acre property and you’ll encounter many animals: horses, alpaca, camels, peacocks, black buck antelope, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, a pot belly pig and American Bison.

Kangaroo at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

One of the most popular critters at our guest ranch is Roger Roo, a kangaroo. He is such a hit with guests that he has his own fan club.

Blisswood border collie Lady

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Carol has a soft spot for and deep personal connection with border collies. She rescues and fosters members of this breed through All Border Collie Rescue, giving them a comfortable and loving temporary home until they are adopted and move to their new “forever home.’’

“A lot of the dogs are on their last day when I rescue them,’’ Carol says.  “I adopted two of them myself, Lady is one and Hannah the other.’’

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Hannah (above) appeared in Cabela’s summer 2012 catalogue. The outdoor outfitter spent 10 days at our ranch for a photo shoot earlier this year.

For those who like to travel with their pets, BlissWood offers pet-friendly lodging. The only thing we ask is that you make arrangements for your furry friends in advance – and that dogs be on leashes at all times.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your relaxing vacation – for you or for you and your pet(s).

 

Say ‘Happy Anniversary’ at BlissWood

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Anniversaries are an affair to remember at BlissWood, our Bed and Breakfast Inn and event destination in the Texas Hill Country, an hour west of Houston.

Couples of all ages come to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast at Lehmann Legacy Ranch to relax, unwind, rekindle the romance – perhaps even renew their vows — in the peaceful surroundings of our rooms and guesthouses, located on a 650-acre working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

Some couples like to leave the planning to us and splurge on BlissWood’s anniversary package ($159, plus the price of lodging). Consider it a second honeymoon. The package includes fresh flowers; a bottle of champagne (plus keepsake glasses); cheese and crackers; chocolate-dipped strawberries; and a catered picnic in our Gazebo at Enchanted Lake.


 BlissWood guests celebrating wedding anniversaries can schedule a photo shoot with our official photographer, Skeeter Hagler.

For an additional $75, this couple who celebrated their anniversary at our guest ranch made lasting anniversary memories by scheduling a photo shoot with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, BlissWood’s official photographer.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

They enjoyed a relaxing anniversary and weekend in Texas Hill Country and took the time to post a review of BlissWood Bed and Breakfast on Bedandbreakfast.com:

“What a special place…and just an hour outside of Houston! If you like spending time outside, you will love this place. We celebrated our anniversary here and couldn’t have asked for a better place to do so. It was very quiet, quaint, and peaceful.

“Just roaming around the ranch was wonderful, but the highlights of our trip were dinner at Carol’s Restaurant, the morning horseback ride and the unbelievable photo shoot with Skeeter (Hagler). …The staff was helpful and engaging and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed great conversation with both Carol and Skeeter. What a special group of people they are. We just can’t wait to go back!’’

We look forward to welcoming  couples celebrating anniversaries and other life milestones and special occasions to our bed and breakfast inn. Let us help YOU plan a special Hill Country getaway. Visit our website or give us a call at 713-301-3235.

Loyal Guests Rewarded at Texas B&B

Monday, February 28th, 2011

For every four nights you stay at our Central Texas Bed and Breakfast during a one-year period, you’ll receive one weekday night free. Extend one of your trips to our Houston Texas Guest Ranch, or come back another time – the offer is good for six months.

This is a small way to thank our loyal guests who stay with us again and again. So come with your sweetie, your family, or your friends. Ride horses, read a book, or get married. It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you have a wonderful time.

Bring your daughter for her birthday, like Christine's 15th Birthday Surprise.

Happy, Peaceful Guest at Texas Guest Ranch

Sunday, February 13th, 2011
Relaxing at BlissWood

Allison & Sassy Enjoying the Sunshine

This is Real Puppy Love!  A rare family that epitomizes real family values just ended their weekend at our Texas Guest Ranch.   There is real family love that one can feel when around them–both children wonderfully behaved, parents very caring and loving.  Alexis and Allison, you will be remembered! Allison obviously has this special connection with animals, and Sassy our ranch ambassador, quickly knew this and took advantage of it.   Allison is now famous here at BlissWood, and Sassy awaits her next visit.  Alexis and Allison took advantage of our children’s horseback riding and had a great time with our wonderful weather this weekend.  Upon their return home this evening. Mother Lori wrote:  “We are proud of the girls!  We had a great time this weekend; it was the first time for any of us to visit a ranch (except for school field trips).  We really loved riding our bikes and seeing all the animals up close.  Thank you so much for sending the photos as Allison was in tears that she didn’t see Sassy this morning.  We printed the pictures already.  Allison is taking them to school tomorrow – 1st grade.  It’s a great thing that you have done with Blisswood.”   This is what BlissWood is all about–getting unplugged, relaxing in nature, surrounded by our ranch animals.

Guest Ranch Welcomes Managers

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Debby and Ralph are the managers of our Houston Texas guest ranch. Debby has a great deal of experience in hospitality, while Ralph has had a varied career that includes construction and maintenance. In short, they are perfect for Blisswood. Ralph makes sure everything on the ranch is ship-shape, while Debby dedicates herself to ensuring that guests of our Bed and Breakfast Cat Spring Texas have all they need.

Both of these are big jobs. Our ranch is spread over 650-acres, and our B&B consists of ten turn-of-the-century homes. In addition, we offer many activities on the ranch for our guests, be it horseback riding, archery, fishing, or romantic picnics at the lake gazebo. Guests may choose to do nothing more than relax on the porch of their vacation cabin, or they may fill their time here with a host of activities. Debby and Ralph will help all happen smoothly.

Debbie and Ralph manage our Texas guest ranch.

Look for Debbie and Ralph the next time you stay at our romantic Texas guest ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

BlissWood Crew Enjoys Horseback Ride

Monday, January 17th, 2011
BlissWood Horseback Ride

BlissWood Horseback Ride

It’s fun and relaxing at BlissWood, whether you are working or playing.  Our BlissWood Crew gets to experience what guests experience at our Texas Bed and Breakfast, and recently our great crew took a long horseback ride and found out why guests enjoy their rides and come back for more.    Memories are made and savored, and especially for one of our crew, Jan from Canada.  She said she will never forget this wonderful experience on horseback, a great Texas memory to take with her on her continuing trek.

Roger Roo the Philosophoo

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Philosophooing

Roger says:  “Life is what you make of it.  Grab what you can while you can.  Heck, the chickens come around when I’m trying to eat my banana; if I drop a bite, they are there to peck it up quickly.  One must always be vigilent.  Grab it first with no hesitation.”  Life on a Texas Guest Ranch.


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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