Posts Tagged ‘Texas horseback riding’

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 Texas 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.

renewing your vows in Texas

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 Texas Hill Country vow renewal at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

renewing your vows in Texas

Up Close With the Animals at BlissWood!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast is not your typical B&B. It’s much more! In addition to a cozy, country getaway, we’re also the perfect place for Texas ranch experience vacations. Our working guest ranch offers a variety of exciting onsite activities, as well as an array of wildlife. Whether you’re a lover of animals or you’re just interested in having an authentic Texas ranch adventure, BlissWood is the way to go.

When you stay with us at BlissWood, you have the opportunity to see all sorts of interesting creatures. But you won’t be limited to seeing them. You can also choose to have a more interactive experience. All of our guests have the option to join us for a morning feeding tour. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with a lot of our animal residents!

ranch experience vacations

In addition to all the usual barnyard animals, you’ll also be able to meet some of our more unusual inhabitants. As you stroll around the property, you might just happen upon some of our black buck antelope, potbellied pigs, alpaca, and miniature donkeys.  It’s also common to come across a peacock or two. Animal lovers will not be disappointed!

And if you’re looking for adventure, you’ve got it. It wouldn’t be a real ranch vacation without some riding! So if your idea of a Texas vacation includes saddling up, you’re in luck. We offer guided horseback rides as well as riding lessons for both children and adults. You’ll love exploring our scenic 650-acre property by horseback.

So if you want to get away and relax in nature, start planning your trip today! You can visit our website to check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to see you and introduce you to some new furry and feathered friends!

Celebrate a Special Occasion With a Romantic Getaway!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a special occasion, a romantic getaway is a memorable way to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary with a loved one. So what are you waiting for? BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway near Houston.

The peaceful atmosphere at BlissWood will certainly set the scene for a little romance. Our breathtakingly beautiful 650-acre ranch is perfect for a romantic picnic or a quiet stroll around the Enchanted Lake. And whether you’re enjoying the outdoors or just relaxing in your room, you’ll be happy just spending time with the person you love.

romantic getaway near Houston

A visit to BlissWood is also an opportunity to try new things! We recently had a couple come all the way from the Netherlands to celebrate an anniversary. They had a great time! In addition to a private picnic in the gazebo, they also enjoyed some activities on the ranch, including horseback riding and even archery! Your getaway at BlissWood can be all about relaxing or it can be an adventure, with all the onsite activities we have to offer.

We also have a variety of romance packages, if you’re looking for that extra special touch. Just let us know!  If the occasion calls for flowers, champagne, or chocolate-covered strawberries, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you’d even like to book a massage! We just want your getaway to be unforgettable.

And if you’d like to plan a special meal during your stay, you don’t have to go far! You can dine here and enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

So get started planning your getaway at our Texas ranch! Feel free to give us a call today at 713-301-3235 or you can check availability online. We’d love to help you make some lasting memories!

A Unique Family Vacation Destination

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Summertime is just around the corner, which conjures up memories of good old-fashioned family vacations. Remember packing up the car and waving goodbye to the house?  It’s a wonderful way to spend time with your loved ones and create some lasting memories.  Our charming Texas ranch is a unique family vacation destination that truly has something for everyone. Just an hour outside of Houston, Texas, this peaceful country setting is the perfect place to unwind and spend some quality time with your family.

And while BlissWood is a great place for mom and dad to kick back and relax, there’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re here!  We offer a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities that will entertain the whole family during your stay.  And with 650 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for adventures.

A family vacation at BlissWood is a truly unforgettable experience. When you visit our ranch, you can bike, fish, hike, and so much more. If you’re looking for a real Texas ranch experience, we also offer horseback riding. You can even try your hand at archery or just paddle around the lake on a Jon boat or a canoe. Whatever you do, it’s an experience your family will be talking about for years to come.

With all the activity, you’ll definitely work up a healthy appetite.  So make sure you pay a visit (or two) to Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant during your stay. Carol’s delivers fine dining cuisine in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  The menu offers an array of top notch dishes, with everything from juicy steaks to classic pastas. And don’t worry – we have a kid’s menu, too.

Start planning your trip today! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you have the family vacation of a lifetime.

 

Family Fun on a Texas Ranch

Friday, March 8th, 2013

It’s not always easy to please everyone when you’re planning a trip for the whole family, but BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch does a pretty good job!  Our family friendly ranch truly has something for everyone.  Just an hour outside of Houston, you’ll get a relaxing getaway and some family fun on a Texas ranch!

There’s no time to be bored at BlissWood. Kids love the variety of outdoor activities our ranch has to offer.  With 650 acres of land, there’s certainly plenty of room to run and play.  We’ve got plenty of space, so you don’t have to worry about bothering the neighbors!

While you’re at BlissWood, you can spend your time riding bikes or taking nature walks around the Enchanted Lake. You can even try your luck at catch and release bass fishing. Some of our young visitors recently had a very successful day at the lake. Other popular activities for the family include horseback riding and archery. It’s an experience your family won’t soon forget.

And make sure you treat yourself to a nice meal at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant during your stay. Specializing in steaks, pasta, seafood and chicken, you’re sure to find a dish that makes your mouth water. The pork chop has earned rave reviews from guests. Carol’s Restaurant is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, so plan accordingly.  One recent guest called it a “kiss the cook” kind of meal, so you might just want to go there both nights!

Not only can do we specialize in family friendly stays, but we’re pet friendly too! So if your family includes one very furry member, it’s not a problem for us!  Your pet is welcome to join you in our pet friendly lodging.

Plan your trip today! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to help you make some memories.

Unplug at Our Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

“Unplug’’ used to mean switching off the radio and turning off the TV. These days, many of us feel inundated by the constant barrage of information from our smartphones and other devices. That’s why it’s important to unplug from time to time – to go low-tech or no-tech for a weekend.

Blisswood – a Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast on a working ranch an hour west of Houston, Texas, is a great place to rest, relax, renew the spirit, and be present. Connect with our natural surroundings instead of your Facebook friends and Twitter followers!

Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

These pictured friends and guests came from the city to our Texas Hill Country to “unplug” for a weekend. They stayed at the Lanai House at Blisswood’s Oasis, our sister property. The Lanai House features one bedroom, a large living area overlooking waterfall and pond, a bathroom with jacuzzi tub and a fully equipped kitchen. The one thing it doesn’t have is a TV!

Among the things guests can do to “unplug” at Blisswood:

Ride a horse. Saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride. Spread over 650 acres, there is plenty of scenery to take in. All rides are guided, and the cost is $69 per guest for a one-hour ride. Visit the Activities at the Ranch section of our website for age restrictions and other information.

Take a walk or hike. You might catch a glimpse of grazing deer or a herd of American bison. Animals abound on the ranch. Besides horses (naturally!), you might also see miniature donkeys and peacocks.

Enjoy catch-and-release bass fishing.  Fishing enthusiasts can catch-and-release bass in the ranch’s stocked lakes. If you bring your own gear, the cost is $29 per person for 3 hours. If you need to rent gear, the cost is $49 per person for 3 hours.

Have a picnic. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to make arrangements and pack a picnic for you to enjoy at the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake, or elsewhere on our property.

Dine at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. The dress is casual, the mood is country, and the menu and food are classy. If you like Texas beef, you’ve come to the right place. Carol’s also offers chops, seafood and pasta – something for every taste and craving.

Explore Cat Spring. Cat Spring, in Austin County, is one of the first German/American settlements in Texas. History abounds here, and opportunities for “retail therapy’’ include several antiques shops. Learn more at the official Cat Spring website.

Treat yourself to a massage. In-room massages are available – all we ask is that you make arrangements in advance. Please visit the Weekend Getaways in Texas – Specials & Packages section of our website or call for more detailed information.

Essayist, novelist, and travel writer Pico Iyer has said of our busy lives: “The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.’’

Are you ready to unplug for a weekend? Visit our website to Check Availability Online or give us a call today at 713-301-3235. We’re happy to answer questions you have about Blisswood and help with arrangements.

 

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.

Horseback Riding Outside Houston

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Looking for a new place to ride your horses? Consider bringing them to our Texas Vacation Ranch outside Houston for a weekend or a week. Our guest ranch is situated on nearly 650-acres of rolling meadows, oak forests, creeks and ponds. Our land is your land while you’re here – saddle your horses and ride to your hearts’ content.

You’re horses will be stalled as long as you stay in our Texas vacation cabins. Enjoy a daily ride on the ranch or head out to explore the country lanes of Cat Spring; since it’s spring, wildflowers are blooming most everywhere you look.

After a day in the saddle, you’ll find relaxing on the porch of your cabin delightful.

Enchanting Texas Weddings

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Recently, a couple from Colorado choose our Texas guest ranch as the spot for their wedding. What follows is what the bride had to say about their Texas wedding:

A beautiful wedding at the ranch

“My husband and I have always loved the outdoors, so when we finally picked a wedding date, we knew that the ceremony would have to be an outdoor one. When we came across Blisswood’s website and watched the enchanting videos and viewed all of the amazing pictures of the ranch, we knew that we had found the place.

Our arrival was greeted by a couple of miniature donkeys and a peacock as we drove up to the nostalgic farm house in which we would be staying. The entire ranch was encompassed in towering oak trees and sparkling lakes. Our days were spent taking early morning walks through the dew-kissed fields where we could spot new born calves resting. Later in the afternoon we were fishing in the many lakes catching blue gill, bass, and our favorite catfish. Our evenings were spent swinging on our porch watching the blazing fire from our outdoor fire pit dance on the warm wind of Texas nights.

The staff of Blisswood catered to our every need during our stay on the ranch. Our house was tidied up and always stocked with breakfast for the following mornings. If we wanted to ride the white majestic horses, they were instantly saddled up for us, and all of the exotic animals on the ranch were just a short walk away. The owner of the ranch, Carol, also owns an amazing five star restaurant, where she mingled with her diners while they enjoyed mouth-watering dinners.

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, and the most memorable. The whole place was dazzling in the afternoon sunlight, and as I walked up the aisle to my awaiting husband, I couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to be. Thanks to the on-site Pulitzer prize winning photographer, our memories will last forever. We were married by non-other than Carol herself, who is also an ordained minister, and had a wonderful party on the ranch with our friends and family afterwards. Our family and friends had paid for packages from the ranch that included roses in our house, chocolate strawberries and even champagne.

The most memorable time of our lives turned out flawlessly at Blisswood, and we cannot wait to go back to celebrate our new lives together.”

We are so happy they choose to have their wedding at our guest ranch Texas. It was a joy to share in their special day.


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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