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Saddle Up at Our Bed and Breakfast in Texas Hill Country

Friday, August 17th, 2012

When is the last time you went horseback riding? Or the last time you even SAW a horse (other than your city’s mounted police patrol)?

Horses are an integral part of the landscape and environment at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Inn, on our 650-acre working ranch near Houston.  They’re part of our family, really. And guided horseback rides are one of the most popular activities we offer.

Horsing around at BlissWood

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

This couple, visiting from Houston, stayed in the Enchanted Cabin and took advantage of our horseback/picnic package. Their guide took them from the barn to Enchanted Lake on horseback, where a picnic basket was waiting for them in a gazebo on an island at Enchanted Lake. After lunch, a golf cart took them back to the barn.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

The couple commissioned BlissWood’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer in residence, Skeeter Hagler, to come along and capture some special moments.

They described their stay with us – and their activities – as peaceful and relaxing, a much-needed break from their hectic lives. They departed with lasting memories, and a promise to come back and see us.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Whether your activity of choice is hiking, biking, taking a stroll around the ranch, horseback riding – or simply relaxing on the porch of your cabin or guest house – BlissWood Bed and Breakfast offers something for everyone.

Give us a call at 713-301-3235 to start planning a getaway to Texas Hill Country that’s tailored to suit YOU and what you like to do.

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 BedandBreakfast.com:

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.

Trail Ride Vacations at Our Texas Guest Ranch

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If you’re looking for a place to get your cowboy on, consider a trail ride vacation at our sweeping guest ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

As far as we’re concerned, nothing spells relaxation like a long weekend spent trail riding in and around our 650-acre working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. There really is no better place to escape from a hectic life in the big city for a peaceful trail ride vacation.

Just ask these big city folks who visited BlissWood all the way from the East Coast. This lively group from New York boarded their horses here at BlissWood and enjoyed four gorgeous days of trail riding.

Are you planning a trail ride vacation? Call us at 713-301-3235 for information about horseback riding at BlissWood. And don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before—we offer horseback riding lessons too.

There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the relaxing, memorable experience of a trail ride vacation in the Texas Hill Country.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

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.

 

 

 

A Completely Unique Corporate Retreat

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

A unique company deserves a unique corporate retreat, especially when they’re bringing together employees from all over the world. And that’s exactly what this international corporation got when they decided to host their gathering at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast.

Employees from Canada, Australia, France, and Houston journeyed to our 650-acre Cat Spring haven for three days of cooking, wine tasting, trapshooting, archery, tomahawk throwing, horseback riding, and more. And they did it all while competing on teams. Not a bad way to enjoy a corporate retreat.

Here are a few more pictures of their unique corporate retreat experience…

Click on the thumbnails for a full view.

Searching for a location for your next corporate retreat?

BlissWood B&B offers corporate retreat experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making every corporate retreat an event you and your employees will be talking about for years to come.

Here are some of the activities your company could participate in at BlissWood:

  • Archery
  • Bike riding
  • Horseback riding
  • Frisbee golf
  • Bass and catfish fishing
  • And more!

Click here to learn more about our corporate retreats, or contact us to discuss your upcoming corporate retreat.

Call 713-301-3235 for help planning your unique corporate retreat today!

Workaway International Participants Visit BlissWood B&B

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

At BlissWood B&B, we love to open our doors to people from around the world. This summer we were lucky enough to host two young women from France through the Workaway International program.

Workaway International is a US-based recruiting company that provides young people with the opportunity to live and work in the US for six months at a world class resort.

Participants in the program gain international work experience while improving their work skills and marketability. Plus, they get a lot of opportunities to have fun and make new friends.

As their summer came to a close, we wanted to send the girls off with a distinctly Texan experience. So we saddled up the horses and treated them to a memorable horseback ride through Lehmann Legacy Ranch.

Here are the pictures:

The girls had a great time, as you can see in these shots, and we were sad to see them go. We’re looking forward to participating in more international opportunities like this in the near future.

Thank you to the girls for all their hard work this summer!

Romantic Horseback Riding Trips in Central Texas

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

What better way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Central Texas than on a romantic horseback ride with your sweetheart?

One hour west of Houston, Texas, our 650-acre working ranch is home to some of the most breathtaking scenes in all of Texas.

Saddle up and ride to your heart’s content.

Vast rolling meadows, peaceful oak forests, bubbling creeks, and serene ponds await you and your significant other as you explore the Lehman Legacy Ranch.

Want to explore beyond the ranch? Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride along the quiet country lanes of Cat Spring, Texas.

Guests ride for less! Click here to learn more about our guided horseback tours and other enjoyable on-site activities.

Need horseback riding lessons?

Have no fear. Learning to ride a horse for the first time is a fun and exciting adventure, and nothing can compare to sense of power you’ll feel sitting atop our beautiful horses as you explore the breathtaking surroundings.

Carol and her staff have years of experience teaching horseback riding and training horses.

We offer horseback riding lessons for adults and children. Adult lessons: $50 per half-hour. Child lessons: $25 per half-hour.

Click here for more information about Central Texas horseback riding and our other enjoyable on-site activities.

A Mother’s Day Mother / Daughter Getaway

Monday, March 21st, 2011

What would your mom like for Mother’s Day? If she’s like my mom, she would most like to spend a little time with her daughter. For all you daughters who live far from your mothers, this blog is for you.

Consider treating your mother to a Mother / Daughter Getaway at our Texas Guest Ranch for Mother’s Day this year.

Mothers and Daughters enjoy time together at our Texas Vacation Ranch.

Our Texas Vacation Ranch Mother / Daughter Getaway provides a wonderful opportunity for the two of you to spend time together. Enjoy a horseback ride and a picnic in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake. Unwind with massages. Linger over a gourmet dinner at nearby Carol’s at Cat Spring Houston Area Restaurant. You can even take a thrilling, scenic balloon ride together over Central Texas. Just think what broad swaths of fields covered in wildflowers will look like from the air.

The best part of the gift will simply be spending time with you. How often do you get to appreciate each other as adults and individuals? How often do you get to spend time together, just the two of you?

Since schedules are hard to align and you may have your own children who want to see you on Mother’s Day, you need not schedule your Mother / Daughter Getaway for the weekend of May 8, 2011. Any time will do, before or after Mother’s Day. It’s the time together that’s important.

 

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.

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.

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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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