Posts Tagged ‘Guest Ranch near Houston’

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.

Grandcation at Houston Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Our Texas Guest Ranch outside Houston is an ideal place for extended families to meet, and we’ve created a Grandcation Special with just that in mind.

The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is special and unique. Grandchildren can help grandparents step out of their routines and try new experiences. Grandparents can help children learn to be more patient and understanding. Bringing this relationship to a new place – one ensconced in nature and filled with fresh air, animals, and vast open spaces – adds to it.

Grandson loves horseback riding.

What follows was written by a happy guest who enjoyed a Grandcation Special at our Texas Vacation Ranch near Houston: (more…)

Exotic Animals are Part of the Fun

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Talking_Roger_Roo

This is Roger Roo. He is a special kangaroo who resides here at our guest ranch near Houston. When you stay here, you’ll have an opportunity to get close to him and learn a little about these amazing animals. Roger Roo is just one reason guest ranches like Blisswood are so special – they help you to step outside your everyday experience.

Come meet Roger Roo. You may even decide to join his fan club!

The Crotty Family Spends Labor Day at Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, October 19th, 2009

One of the things we like best about running a guest ranch near Houston is that we help create memorable experiences for the folks who stay here. Take the Crotty family, who have been coming to our bed and breakfast ranch for the past four years. Each trip they try something new: a different house, a new experience. This last trip, over Labor Day Weekend, they took the feeding tour – something their seven year old son found delightful. Read their own words:

“We have been going to Blisswood for the past four years, and will continue for years to come. Our son was 3 when we first went there and he still calls it ‘our ranch’. We usually take one or more of our dogs, who all love the new smells and fresh country air. It is a place for us to slow down and reconnect as a family. Being only a little over an hour outside of Houston, it is a world away from the bustle and rush of city living. The new staff are wonderful, too. And if you haven’t eaten at Carol’s restaurant, you are missing a great meal. ”

Pictured below is their son feeding Me-Me the fallow deer and Willie the Camel.

What an experience

What an experience

How often do you have the opportunity to feed a camel?

How often do you have the opportunity to feed a camel?

Create lasting memories for you and your family. Stay at our unique Cat Springs Texas Guest Ranch, where horseback riding or feeding exotic animals will help you reconnect with nature.

Celebrate Texas Wineries

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Texas has a thriving wine industry that has been growing steadily and gaining acclaim over the years. Once considered home to sweeter wines, Texas is now recognized as having ideal conditions for a wide variety of grapes; it therefore produces a wide variety of fine wines. We are planning to celebrate Texas wine on September 30 at our fine dining restaurant adjacent to our Texas Guest Ranch.

Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 by Texas businessman/rancher, Ed Auler and his wife, Susan. The vineyards are located eighty miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes.

The inspiration for the winery came in 1973 when the Aulers, on a trip to France, noted remarkable similarities in the soil, terrain and microclimate of parts of the French wine country and their own ranch. “I became convinced that certain parts of the Texas Hill Country would be ideally suited to grape growing,” says Ed.

He was right. Anyone who enjoys wine wouldn’t think of visiting parts of Texas without stopping by at least one winery, and there are many “wine trails” that will lead happy tasters to one winery after another.

At the end of September, spend a night or two at our Central Texas lodging and join us for our celebration of Texas wineries in general, and Fall Creek Vineyards in particular. For $79 per person you will enjoy six courses superbly paired with Fall Creek wines. Plan to stay the night at our guest ranch near Houston, so that you can sit back and allow yourself to relax and enjoy each sip. Then stroll back to your private cottage under the huge Texas sky. This could just be the makings of an ideal romantic getaway.

September 30 @ 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                  Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant                                                                                         Price per person $79                                                                                                               6 Course dinner paired with excellent Fall Creek wines

Reservations Recommended.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Houston

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Soar over Texas

Soar over Texas

This summer, invite your love on a romantic getaway in Texas. Reserve a private cabin surrounded by live oaks on a spacious ranch just an hour outside of Houston. Wake your sweetie early in the morning, and surprise him or her with a romantic hot air balloon ride. If arrangements are made in advance, Texas Air Adventures will bring the balloon to our guest ranch near Houston. These are private flights for just the two of you; they are a perfect place to propose, if that is on your mind, or simply to say “I love you” to the person who has stood by you year after year.

Soar over the countryside for about an hour, at dawn. Watch the world awaken as you silently glide above. You may bring your camera, of course, but the folks at Texas Air Adventures will also take photos and give you a CD of your flight; that way, if you would rather simply experience the beauty of the ride together, you will still have images to help you remember it. After the ride, share champagne next to the balloon.

Father’s Day is coming up. Why not surprise the father of your children with a ride he will never forget? Or perhaps you know your own father has always dreamed of soaring silently over the Texas Hill Country; make it happen this year.

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

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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