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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.

Central Texas Guest Ranch is a Gem

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Guests of our Central Texas Vacation ranch sometimes have the opportunity to watch cowboys and cowgirls at work. Below you can see our herd of purebred Angus being rounded up. This time we used a jeep and a golf cart; other times we use horses.

Our Houston area cabins are situated on a 600-acre ranch, meaning there is plenty of room to roam. Guests may watch us at work, participate in a morning feed tour, or simply relax on the porch in the shade.

Purebred Angus cattle roam our working/vacation ranch.

Mother and Daughter Enjoy Time Together at Guest Ranch

Monday, September 27th, 2010

From time to time, guests of our Houston area guest ranch write to tell us about their time here. Below is one such correspondence from Jane and Christine Harrison, a mother and daughter who were recently at Blisswood to celebrate Christine’s 15th birthday.

Christine and a new friend.

“Christine and I had a wonderful time at your place this week. Thanks for sharing! Armando was so kind to us…showing us around and letting Christine help him feed the animals. When we got home she kept asking me if I told people about all the new friends she met…at first I was confused since we were mostly alone there…she meant the animals!!! When we got to take our horseback ride, we were both in heaven…what incredible horses! Cowboy Bob took time to answer her questions and help her understand why her horses are doing some “weird” things here. I’ve had some rotten experiences with horses in my lifetime so it was so nice to have such a positive experience to share with her.

The Log Cabin brought back memories from my childhood in Oklahoma. I had two aunt and uncle couples who lived in log cabins…it was fun to share the memories with Christine.

I teased that I had to put a rope on Christine to get her in the car for the trip home. All she wants to know is how soon we can come back and if we can bring the whole family!”

We love to hear from our guests. Thanks to Christine and Jane for sharing highlights from your Mother/Daughter Weekend with us!

Horseback Riding Near Houston

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

It’s Saturday, and Liliana Plutina is sitting in her hotel room in downtown Houston, missing her home in Italy, contemplating on whether she should go to the mall with colleagues or find something else to do. Liliana has been working many long hours at her consulting job in Houston, has been here for two weeks now on this hot June day, and going to the mall is not what is exciting her at this moment.  Liliana turns on her computer, Googles “horseback riding near Houston,” as it has been her dream as a child growing up in Italy to go to Texas and ride a horse.  Suddenly BlissWood, a TEXAS BED AND BREAKFAST, pops up on her screen and gets her attention fast.  Not hesitating a second, she dials BlissWood, Carol answers, and yes, the Bluebonnet Bungalow is available for the night, and Silky is available for a HORSEBACK RIDE through the pastures on Sunday morning. Never give up on your dreams!

Liliana Plutina escapes from Houston for a horseback ride.

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


Riding Lesson for Children

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Treat your child to a special holiday this spring or summer. Stay at our Central Texas vacation ranch and let us give your child horseback riding lessons.

Carol and her staff have years of experience teaching horseback riding and training horses. While it is fun to teach students of all ages, it is perhaps most rewarding to teach children how to ride.

Children are eager students. They love the horses immediately, and are gentle with them. At the same time, they are thrilled by the sense of power they feel when the horse does what they ask it to do. Horseback riding is incredibly empowering for children; it is a tremendous responsibility to have reins in hand. They’ll learn many lessons that will prove relevant in all aspects of their lives.

The horses at our Central Texas vacation ranch are gentle, and used to being ridden by all levels of rider. This is the perfect place to introduce your child to horseback riding.

Learning the ropes.

The joy on that face says it all.

At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Phone: 713-301-3235

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