Posts Tagged ‘Texas Bed and Breakfast’

The Buzz at Our Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, July 15th, 2013

We’re preparing for our first harvest here at BlissWood, but it’s not the usual crop. Just when you thought BlissWood couldn’t get any sweeter, we’re getting ready] to harvest honey! Of course, we can’t take all the credit – we’ve got a hive of hard-working bees here. And if all goes well, we’ll soon have fresh honey available on our Texas guest ranch.

Thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, the historian Pliny the Elder called honey the finest, most health-promoting liquid known to man. It’s hard to believe, but honey does have many proven health benefits. We all know that it’s a tasty natural sweetener, but it’s more than just a sweet treat. Honey contains 18 amino acids, as well as many vitamins and minerals.

Honey is also believed to improve sleep and relaxation and naturally reduce allergy symptoms. It’s even used to heal cuts and scrapes!  With all these fantastic properties, it’s no wonder that beekeeping is becoming such a popular pastime!

Texas guest ranch

It’s a tricky business, but our beekeeper here on the ranch is a pro. Paul Casteig from Royal Ridge Honey knows that in order to produce the best quality honey, it is never heated or filtered during harvest.  And it’s always hand-packed in glass containers and never in plastic.

And to ensure the most natural product, our bees’ territory is free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified crops, and anything else that Mother Nature herself would not approve of.  That’s how we know that you won’t find a purer specimen of the golden food anywhere.

So if you’re looking for a sweet getaway, consider planning a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  In addition to a relaxing stay at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, you might even get to see the hive in action!  Call us today at 713-301-3235 or check availability online.

Pet Friendly Texas Lodging For You and Your Furry Friends

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

A vacation is a wonderful opportunity to take some time to relax and do what you really love.  And for some animal lovers, a vacation just isn’t the same without a beloved pet.  But it’s not always easy to find a place that will also accommodate man’s best friend. So, what are you to do? Plan a BlissWood trip! BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is a great place to go for pet friendly Texas lodging. We love animals here, and animals love us too!

pet friendly Texas lodging

Unlike many hotels, our pet friendly bed and breakfast ranch offers a comfortable and relaxing experience for you and your pets. We don’t just tolerate animals – we welcome them! Owning a ranch means we’re fans of all sorts of creatures, big and small.

Plus, BlissWood is so much more than a hotel.  It’s not just a place to stay – it’s a destination, too!  And best of all, your pets will love it as much as you do. We offer a whole host of activities on the ranch that are perfect for both you and your pet.  Because the only thing better than enjoying the great outdoors of Texas Hill Country is doing it with a four-legged friend!

pet friendly Texas bed and breakfast

Whether you’re interested in fishing, hiking, biking, or even horseback riding, BlissWood has it all. And no matter how you decide to spend your days here, your pets will have a blast exploring our gorgeous 650-acre working ranch.

If you have any questions about booking a pet friendly vacation at BlissWood, go ahead and give us a call today at 713-301-3235.  We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about our ranch. And if you’re all ready to make a reservation, you can also check availability online.  We can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

Family getaways at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The family that plays together – and gets away together – stays together.

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, our peaceful oasis on a working ranch an hour west of Houston, Texas, is a perfect destination for family getaways and for families gathering for reunions from many points on the map or globe.

It’s a great place to relax and de-stress with family members we see every day – and loved ones we don’t have the opportunity to see often enough. For larger groups, some of our accommodations sleep up to eight or 10.

We offer outdoor activities to suit every member of the family, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, archery and catch-and-release bass fishing.

These young guests enjoyed a paddleboat ride on Enchanted Lake. Photo by Skeeter Hagler.

With busy work and school schedules, you might be hard-pressed to sit down for supper as a family on a nightly basis. On family getaways at BlissWood, you can prepare meals in your house or cottage, or gather the clan for a gourmet meal at the nearby Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. The restaurant is owned and operated by BlissWood owner and host Carol Davis.

To capture your family getaway, consider adding on photos by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler. Prices start at $75.

For those who like to travel with their four-legged family members, 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 memorable and relaxing family getaway – be it big or small.

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.

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.

Escape from Houston to a Blissful Bed and Breakfast

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Read on for a guest review by Lydia. We are so happy she was pleased by her experiences at our Houston area guest ranch.

The trickle of the waterfall gently lulled us to sleep...

“I just had to take the time out to share with you all just how wonderful my experience was of The Blisswood Ranch B&B in CatSpring, Texas. I live nearby in Houston, Texas and have a hard time finding something so wonderful and so close to home. It was only 60 miles from my front door, and I walked into an Oasis (literally) at this beautiful Bed & Breakfast Ranch Site. On our visit we were greeted by wonderful Emily, who walked us through to our suite. There were chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting our arrival. (more…)

Wine Dinners at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Folks who attended the May 2010 Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area restaurant enjoyed themselves immensely. Vintners Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery (about 1.5 hours north of our Texas guest ranch) were on hand to share their wine and their knowledge of wine and food. We drank delicious wine, ate tasty food, learned a lot and had fun to boot.

Carol, Paul and Merrill at the May Vintner's Dinner.

Paul and Merrill planted their first grapes in 1977. During the past 30 + years they have worked hard to refine and develop their wine; today Messina Hof wine regularly wins awards for excellence in national and international competitions.

The next Vintner’s Dinner will be on July 15, 2010 at 7pm. We’ll feature Cap Rock Winery from Lubbock, Texas. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore Texas wines and meet Texas winemakers.

Destination Dining food writer John Mariani (who has written for Esquire) described our Central Texas restaurant as “beautifully situated in the middle of nowhere, where relaxing is what you do between courses…” The restaurant is rich with Texas country appointments in cedar, cowhide, lace curtains and Pulitzer Prize winner Skeeter Hagler’s autographed photos about Texas Cowboys. Food specialties range from Black and Bleu Filet Mignon to Mango Margarita Shrimp, all accompanied by an extensive and contemporary wine list.

BlissWood Texas Guest Ranch and Carol’s Restaurant are located 60 minutes west of Houston, 90 minutes from Austin, and two hours from San Antonio. Once you get here, it seems like a you’re a million miles from the rest of the world.

Bliss awaits you at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast. To learn more about BlissWood B&B, BlissWood’s Oasis, the ranch and Carol’s Restaurant, or to make reservations, visit www.blisswood.net or call 713-301-3235.

Spring Specials at Blisswood

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

We here at Blisswood love our natural setting, and realize that everything we do has an impact on the earth. Whether we are feeding the animals in the morning or taking in the sunset in the evening, we are immersed in nature. With this in mind, we are offering an Earth Day Back to the Country Package: it’s like going back to Grandma’s House, when times were simpler and the days were longer. Stay in one of our antique “recycled” houses and upon arrival you will receive a bottle of organic wine, a recyclable tote filled with “Save Your World” products (1 product=1 acre of rainforest saved for one year!), a CFL light bulb, organic lip balm, organic cotton cap, biodegradable water bottle. In addition you will receive a FREE year’s subscription to Organic Gardening, and if you arrive in a hybrid vehicle, you will receive a $50 rebate on your lodging! Come dine at Carol’s at Cat Spring restaurant and bring this announcement for a free glass of organic wine with your dinner. Call in your reservation by May 31st to receive this valuable offer upon your arrival in our peaceful, relaxing country setting. You might want to add a massage using organic products. See our organic vineyard and visit the local organic vegetable farm (Animal Farm) just down the road from BlissWood. Mention this offer when making your reservations to qualify.

It is spring, and folks are fleeing the city to come to our Texas Bed and Breakfast in the peaceful, relaxing countryside. There is a lot of life right now on the ranch during this period of birth and rebirth. Our morning feeding tours are great hits for our guests, where you can see animals up close and personal at feeding time. Plan on participating when you come out to the ranch to celebrate the earth.

Ah...spring

Ah...spring

Of course, spring is a time for romance, and the perfect time for weddings in  Texas. If you or your friends have been considering Houston Texas weddings, come out to Blisswood and learn how enchanting a more rural wedding can be.

Spring is also a good time to honor our wonderful past guests. Come to our romantic Texas getaway to see the flowers and the trees and the birds and the bees; if your two to three-night stay takes place Sunday night through Thursday night from April 15th-May 15th, you will received a discount of 50% for the second through third night. It’s our way of saying thank you for including Blisswood in your traditions.

Texas Weekend Getaway

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Have you been longing for places to visit near Houston? Look no farther. Blisswood Inn sits on 650 idyllic acres, just one hour west of Houston. This Cat Spring, Texas ranch, has horses, alpaca, camels, peacocks, and even American Bison. Drive an hour, and you feel like you are in a whole other world.

Blisswood is a great place to come if you love the feel of a working ranch, and being around animals. We are proud to be offering our guests the opportunity to learn more about horses on May 31, 2009, when The Lady Horse Whisperer comes to Cat Spring Texas to give a workshop.texas-vacation-packages Delve into the dreams of horses. Learn how to truly communicate with these majestic animals. Folks with no prior riding experience are welcome, or you are invited to bring your own horse for hands-on training (coggins necessary). You will meet good people, be fed a delicious lunch, and learn something new. Come to this Texas Bed and Breakfast for a truly unique experience.

Texas Bed and Breakfast: More Spring Babies

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Nature just keeps giving us more little surprises around the farm! These guys are REALLY cute! Here at Blisswood, we wanted to make a Texas Weekend Getaway that would be able to please families, couples, and friends too. So we keep lots of animals around, because this is a farm and doesn’t love baby animals, right?

We have nine vacation-rental style homes on the ranch; each with its own unique appeal. Some, like the Writer’s Cabin, are single bedroom and hidden back among the live oaks to make for a very romantic setting. Others, like the Sullivan House, have three bedrooms and can sleep up to eight.

We also offer a variety of specials and packages to enhance your visit to Blisswood B&B and add that extra charm. For a Texas Romantic Getaway, consider adding a “romance package” to your accommodation. It includes fresh flowers in your room, a chilled bottle of champagne with glasses to keep, chocolate covered strawberries and a cheese plate. You can also order a romantic dinner for two from Carol’s at Cat Spring and have it delivered to your room at Blisswood.

These are just a few of the wonderful amenities and additions we have here at Blisswood that makes us one of the best places to visit near Houston.


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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