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Skeeter Hagler Wedding Photography

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

As you probably already know, there’s a whole lot to coordinate when you’re planning a wedding. But when you plan a wedding at BlissWood, we try to lend a helping hand and make things just a little bit easier on you. Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the big things. You’ll be framing your photos and putting them in albums. You’ll be sharing them with your families and looking at them for years to come. Fortunately, at BlissWood, that’s one less thing to worry about. We’re lucky to work with one of the best Texas wedding photographers you can find.

We’re proud to partner with such an accomplished photographer at BlissWood. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, as well as a Pulitzer Prize under his belt, Skeeter Hagler is definitely a photographer you can trust on your big day. And that’s what you need. He’s someone who will put your mind at ease.

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Skeeter Hagler won a Pulitzer Prize for his documentary series on the life of the West Texas cowboy. Born in Fort Worth, he’s a true Texan in life and in work. Skeeter Hagler is versatile. Whether his subject is a grizzled cowboy or a blushing bride, he gets the shot just right, every time.

Like any great photographer, Skeeter sees the details that turn a good picture into a work of art. And there are so many great details to capture at a BlissWood wedding. The glow of a sunset on the Enchanted Lake. The picturesque gazebo. A bouquet of wildflowers. A country road off in the distance. A canopy of old oak trees. Your first kiss.

Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about wedding at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch or photographer Skeeter Hagler. We’d love to tell you about the unique opportunities available for a wedding on our ranch!

Celebrate Love and Renew Your Vows at BlissWood!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

When you think of ‘renewing,’ a chore might immediately spring to mind. Renewing your license, renewing your passport, renewing your gym membership. But of all the things you can renew in a lifetime, renewing your wedding vows is probably the loveliest. If you’re looking for a special way to reaffirm your commitment, come to BlissWood. We have a scenic, romantic location for renewing your vows in Texas. Visit our beautiful guest ranch in Cat Spring, Texas and say “I do,” again.

Your vow renewal can be whatever you’d like. Dress up or dress down. It’s all up to you. Some couples involve friends and family while others opt for a more private ceremony. It’s entirely up to you. You may want to plan a reception, or you might just want a chance to tell your partner that you’d do it all over again.

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Celebrating 11 years!

Renewing your vows is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage in a meaningful way. And if you’re the sort of couple who appreciates the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country, BlissWood is the perfect backdrop for your vow renewal. If you decide that you’d like to photograph this special day, our ranch is a great stage for stunning photos. Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about hiring our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.

And after your ceremony, BlissWood is a nice place to stay a while and enjoy a romantic getaway. Relax in one of our charming guest houses and enjoy all the fun our ranch has to offer. Maybe you’d like to do a little horseback riding or bass fishing before you leave! Think of it as a second honeymoon!

Celebrate your next big anniversary or just celebrate your lasting love. Give us a call at 713-301-3235 if you’d like to discuss a vow renewal at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

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Experience a One of a Kind Bachelorette Party in Texas

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Are you looking for a unique setting for a bachelorette party in Texas that your girlfriends will never forget?  Plan a trip to our beautiful Texas bed and breakfast ranch.  BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway with friends. Just looking for a fun way to bond with your bridal party?  Look no further than BlissWood.
Texas Bachelorette Party at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

This Houston bachelorette party visited our ranch for an action-packed day trip.  They arrived in style with a limo ride around BlissWood.  The ladies had a blast as they took advantage of the many activities available at the ranch.  They had a full day that included everything from scrapbooking to trapshooting.

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And what girls’ getaway is complete without a little archery practice? It was really a bachelorette party you have to see to believe.  Fortunately, they took time to capture some memories  - they made sure to book a photo shoot with our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.

That’s not all BlissWood Bed and Breakfast has to offer.  Depending on your interests, you can choose from a wide variety of other activities that will make your bachelorette party the adventure of a lifetime.  We also offer cycling, horseback riding, and catch and release bass fishing on the ranch.

Of course your trip to BlissWood can include as much or as little as you please. If you just want to relax and take in the scenery with your bridal party, you can stroll around the Enchanted Lake or enjoy a picnic on the grounds.  And if your idea of a good time is just some good old-fashioned pampering, you can book a massage with our licensed massage therapist.  It’s a great way to thank your bridal party for all their help.

So get started planning your customized day trip and call us today at 713-301-3225.

At BlissWood, good things come to those who bait

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Most visitors come to BlissWood, our vacation ranch and bed and breakfast inn in Cat Spring, Texas, for a weekend (or more!) of trail riding. We are, after all, a 650-acre working ranch.

But BlissWood, our property an hour west of Houston in Texas Hill Country, also boasts several pristine lakes stocked with bass. We encourage guests to take the bait and go fishing. It’s a great way for city slickers of all ages to forget the hustle and bustle and connect with nature.

Two young guests are in gear to go fishing at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Inn and Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. Photo by Skeeter Hagler.

While some people fish for sport — or for supper — others fish as a way to simply relax and unwind. Fishing at BlissWood promotes peace and quiet and serenity of the mind and is calming to the nerves. Leave your cell phone behind or put it on “silence.”

Both experienced and novice anglers are invited to take advantage of BlissWood’s catch-and-release bass fishing option. If you bring your own gear, the cost is $29 per person. If you would like to use our gear, the cost is $49 per person.

Our catch and release policy is of benefit to both the fish and our guests. The fish are released back to their own environment, giving other visitors to BlissWood a chance to catch the same fish again.

So go ahead. Post a note on your guest house or cabin door that reads: Gone Fishin.’ Catch You Later.

Bass fishing is one of many relaxing activities here at BlissWood. To learn more, give us a call at 713-301-3235.

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.

 

 

 

Cowboy Photography Workshop in Texas

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Cowboy Photography Workshop in Texas

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Spend a weekend on a real, working Texas ranch, photographing cowboys, the ranching life, and a kangaroo.

Join us Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 21st at Lehmann Legacy Ranch for a weekend cowboy photography workshop led by instructor Skeeter Hagler and Kevin Vandivier from Texas Highways Magazine, the official travel magazine of Texas.

What to Expect

The cowboy photography workshop starts with a social followed by dinner at Carol’s Restaurant in Cat Spring, Texas and a multimedia presentation to prepare you for the weekend.

On Saturday morning, we’ll all meet at the ranch where Skeeter will show us how to choose a location for shooting a cowboy portrait. Everybody will get a chance to snap a few shots too.

Following a chuckwagon breakfast, we’ll head over to a different part of the ranch to take pictures of some of the animals on the ranch—including a live kangaroo.

During the middle of the day, you and your partner will have the opportunity to explore the ranch and shoot photos on your own. We’ll all meet again at sunset for a demonstration on how to shoot a cowboy portrait using a flash.

We’ll end the day with a slideshow of your shots from the day, along with some professional critiques from Skeeter and Kevin on how to make your photos even better.

On Sunday morning, Skeeter will lead us in a photography session where we’ll shoot cowboys working cattle. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy another chuckwagon breakfast and then we’ll all be sent out on assignment to capture some aspects of the ranching life.

Finally, we’ll cap it all off with another slideshow presentation of your shots from the day and critiques on how to make them better.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to direct and photograph cowboys
  • How to select a portrait location
  • What it takes to stand out among your competitors
  • How to critique your photographs
  • Basic lighting for indoor and outdoor portraits
  • Digital darkroom secrets and skills

Click here to reserve your spot for this cowboy photography workshop!

We have 16 cottages and rooms for you and your partner to choose from. Click here to check availability or call Carol at 713-301-3235.

We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming cowboy photography workshop!

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.

A Family Heritage Trips Stops at our Cat Spring Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The Murphy sisters stayed at our guest ranch near Houston this past May. Read on to learn a little about their fascinating family and Heritage Trip.

The Murphy sisters visit our Texas Guest Ranch.

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Magical Moments

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Dragonfly on a blade of grass

Our Central Texas vacation ranch offers a blissful respite from busy lives. Guests may explore our 600 acres at their leisure, stretching out for a nap in the shade of a live oak, or in a sunny field.

Immerse yourself in the simple beauty of the world at Blisswood Texas bed and breakfast.

Photo taken at BlissWood by Pulitzer Prize Winner Skeeter Hagler.

Bluebonnets are Back!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In just about one week, the bluebonnets will be in full bloom at our Houston vacation ranch. If you have never experienced the Texas Hill Country in full bluebonnet bloom you really should. It is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. The fragrance of millions of bluebonnets infuses the air. The blue ground shimmers as far as the eye can see when the breeze gently caresses those delicate flowers. It’s magical.

BlissWood’s own photographer, Skeeter Hagler, will be available to capture you in the bluebonnet fields surrounding our Central Texas b&b. We are now taking reservations for private photography sessions, whether you are a guest here at BlissWood or not. Call 713-301-3235 for reservations.

Have Skeeter create beautiful portraits of your family among the bluebonnets.


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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