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Celebration Vacations :: Texas Dude Ranch

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Horse Riding Adventures in Texas

Celebration Vacations Offer a New Way to Commemorate an Occasion

Sure, you could celebrate your promotion or graduation with new clothes or a dinner at your favorite restaurant, but why stop there? Such moments of achievement are the result of a lot of hard work, and should be recognized as such!  Nothing brings families and friends together to rejoice and connect quite like a getaway at a Texas ranch.

What are Celebration Vacations in TX?

Take advantage of this special moment in time to separate from the routine and familiarity of your surroundings.  Studies have shown that when we detach from our environment, it gives us a new perspective on life. It makes whatever we experience all the more memorable. We get a pause to breathe, relax and fully enjoy the moment, rather than just going through the motions. And who wouldn’t enjoy that?

Celebrate at Our Texas Ranch Near Houston

At Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, you can truly get away from it all.  Visit for a day, weekend, or longer at our fully restored Texas farmhouse and cabins.  Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is nestled on the Lehmann Legacy Ranch; a 500-acre working ranch located about one hour from Houston. Spend your days strolling through our Oak forests, fishing on the lake or taking a ride around the ranch on one of our gentle South American Paso Fino horses.  Hop on a mountain bike or have a picnic in the gazebo. Lie on the grass and watch the swans and ducks swimming in the pond. Or, kick it up turn-of-the century style with a quiet evening staring at the stars on the porch. When was the last time you relaxed so much?

 

Want to get up close and personal with the animals?  You’ll have plenty of chances with the miniature donkeys, peacocks and American Bison roaming our grounds. The Bison are part of our culture and heritage. Your kids should get a chance to see these magnificent beasts, which were once nearly extinct.

 

Explore the Nearby Countryside of Texas 

Carol's Cat Spring RestaurantWhile here, plan on spending a day out and about, shopping for antiques or visiting the cultural and historical attractions in the nearby communities of Sealy, Bellville, Round Top, New Ulm, Chappell Hill, Warrenton, and Columbus, Texas. These authentic Western towns will bring you back to the days of Old West Texas, where real cowboys still thrive and live.

 

 

Then, return to our Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant for a sumptuous dinner, including our award-winning steak, seafood and pasta. Talk about a Celebration Vacation to remember… this is it!

 

This is also the perfect getaway for mothers and fathers-to-be. It is a chance to celebrate your pregnancy and enjoy the last few moments of freedom before all the feedings, babysitters and Little Leagues commence.

 

For more information, contact us at 713-301-3235 to lock in your chosen dates.  We look forward to celebrating your special events with you!

Ready to Propose :: Making a Memorable Proposal in Texas

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Ready to Propose? Consider an Engagement Retreat at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in TX!

 

So you’ve finally worked up the nerve to pop the “Big Question”, but haven’t thought about the best way to go about it?  From skywriting to Jumbotron scoreboards to the plethora of YouTube singing flash mob proposals, the pressure is on to make your proposal stand out amongst all the other memories in your loved one’s mind.  And for good reason; a marriage proposal is one of the biggest moments in her life, and yours. It commemorates a milestone in your relationship.

 

Let Us Help You With an Intimate Proposal Alternative!

Start by whisking the girl of your dreams away for a romantic retreat at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  Here at Blisswood, we have many idyllic settings that are perfect for popping the question. Imagine riding along the live oaks on horseback, with your lady love soaking in the scenery, pleasantly unaware of what you have planned. Or, perhaps an enchanted moonlit stroll, with a pause in the gazebo? You can also surprise her with a pre-arranged welcome bouquet, complete with an engagement ring on one of the rose stems, and followed by celebratory fine chocolates and champagne. No matter which style is more you, Blisswood makes it easy to be romantic!

Texas Romance Packages

Once she’s accepted your proposal (which she surely will), you can both relax and celebrate this new stage in your life with dinner at our award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. Then, stay and play on our spacious acres of paradise. Relax on the front porch, or grab one of our mountain bikes and explore the ranch. Ride on one of our elegant Paso Fino horses, enjoy a picnic in the gazebo or just snuggle inside your cabin with the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your doorknob. After all, this retreat is all about romance!

Whatever we can do to make it special, we will help you make your proposal memories in Texas truly unforgettable.

Texas Ranch

To further assist you, we are offering the following special:

Two Night Texas Ranch Getaway

  • Two nights’ lodging in a charming ranch cabin*,
  • Continental breakfast provided each morning,
  • Visit with the animals on a morning feed tour,
  • and a bottle of wine!

 

40% Savings Midweek (Mon-Thurs) $339.00

25% Savings Weekend (Fri-Sun) $424.00

 

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Cannot be combined with other offers. Available for new reservations only, January 5 – February 28, 2015, excluding Feb. 13-16 & 21-23. Based on double occupancy, additional guests $35 per person. Does not apply to weddings or group events. *Not available for Dog Trot, Enchanted Cabin, Ranch House, Lanai House, and Hibiscus Suite.

 

Call Blisswood Bed & Breakfast Ranch to make a reservation at 713-301-3235 and plan your engagement retreat today.

 

Dude Ranch Adventures – Cat Spring, TX

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Welcoming Great New Friends from Near and Far for Our Dude Ranch Adventures

A couple of months back, we had the absolute pleasure of having a guest from Malaysia who came to stay with us at Blisswood Bed & Breakfast. His son was getting married in South Texas, so his future daughter-in-law made special reservations to give her new father-in-law a real Texas experience. Our Malaysian visitor had a great time horseback riding, axe throwing, firing off a few rounds on the shooting range, and of course relaxing at our authentic Texas ranch.

The package his family reserved for him was part of our Dude Ranch Adventure Package, which is a great way for anyone to come stay in Texas and experience life as it should be on an authentic Texas ranch setting. The Dude Ranch Adventure includes horseback riding, a tour of the barn, trapshooting, archery, and a Tomahawk throwing lesson. It feels good to be out in the fresh air on our 650-acre ranch, even if you’re just visiting from nearby Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and other cities in Texas, or much further, such as our new friend from Malaysia.

South Texas Getaways

 

While he was here, our guest also dined at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant, where he was treated to a Texas BBQ dinner unlike anything he had ever tasted before. Oh yes, we gave him a “taste” of the Texas Wild West! Turns out, most everyone has a cowboy hiding somewhere down inside of their soul somewhere.

 

Texas Dude Ranch Adventure Getaways Start Here

Come to think of it, if you want something really cool and different to do while in Houston for business or pleasure, the Texas Dude Ranch Adventure is just about as good as it gets. We’re only an hour west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas. Tourists come during the holiday spikes in spring, summer and autumn, or during the famous Rodeo week and after school lets out in late May.

 

Texas Dude Ranch

Corporate retreats in Houston are often boring or typical, but not when you plan to bring the team together for a real Texas Dude Ranch experience. No matter if you are coming from Texas or somewhere within the U.S., or internationally, Blisswood Bed & Breakfast intends to make your Dude Ranch experience in Texas truly exceptional in every way. Ask about a Dude Ranch Adventure, here.

The Perfect Place for Elopements in Texas

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Elopements in Texas, for some couples, signifies a union between two people without all of the big “to-do” that is involved in a traditional wedding. Some couples head for the courthouse to elope in Houston, TX, but for those who want a more romantic elopement that is both memorable and elegant, the stunning grounds of Blisswood Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to make your small wedding dreams come true!

 

Situated on over 650 acres of majestic countryside, Blisswood offers an authentic, ranch style wedding setting that is conveniently located only 50 miles west of Houston. The well-groomed landscape of Cat Spring, Texas can entice even the most budget-conscious brides and grooms, with plenty of picture-perfect backdrops to commemorate your special day.

 

Rain or Shine, You Can Elope at Blisswood B & B

 

Recently, we welcomed this lovely couple to elope at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast, and even a few raindrops could not deter this happy couple. Our friendly and hospitable wedding organizers will help you find a spot to marry, no matter what.

 

Seen here, this couple decided to elope on the front porch of the Lehmann House. The raindrops in the background lend a special magic to the day, rather than ruining what could have been their only precious wedding memories. We have a lot of beautiful possibilities for your elopement in Cat Springs, TX. Stay dry under the elegant gazebo on the lake or in the quaint barn, amongst the company of our friendly horses. We offer abundant choices for every couple, whether it rains or not. Our Texas wedding and eloping services run year-round, rain or shine.

 Intimate Weddings in Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Eloping Ceremonies

Whether you live in nearby Houston, or just want to come to Texas for a weekend getaway to marry and combine your honeymoon, we welcome visitors from around the country to stay at Blisswood Bed & Breakfast. Our elopement package includes everything you need to get married privately, including a wedding ceremony, the minister to perform your ceremony, a bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom, a gourmet dinner and yes… even a cute wedding cake! Plus a champagne toast with two complimentary, keepsake glasses that you can use every year on your anniversary. What a great reminder of your special day! Your wedding tradition starts here.

 

Plan an Unforgettable Family Vacation in Texas

Friday, December 19th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect spot for a family vacation in Texas. Not only is it a scenic spot where Mom and Dad will get atexas family vacation chance to kick back and relax, we offer lots of activities that the whole family can enjoy!

BlissWood is the ultimate location for family fun in Texas Hill Country. Our guest ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is just an hour drive from Houston, and our accommodations include cabins and turn-of-the-century farmhouses that are perfect for families of all sizes. With plenty of space to spread out and your very own kitchen for family dinners, it sure beats your average hotel stay.

You know it can be challenging to find the right destination to please the whole family. With a range of ages and a variety of interests, it can feel downright impossible. But at BlissWood, there’s really something for everyone. And with 500 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for exploring, solo or as a group.

family vacation in TexasYou’ll find plenty to keep you (and the kids) busy at BlissWood! Active folks can spend days riding bikes or horseback riding. We also have catch and release bass fishing. Maybe you’ll want to play a game of frisbee golf or even try your hand at archery. It’s an experience your family will talk about for years to come. Adventures, activities, and animals galore! We’re home to a number of beautiful animals, so make sure you catch the morning feeding tour while you’re here!

If you’re interested in the full ranch experience, you might want to check out our Texas Dude Ranch Adventure Package. It includes a variety of activities including horseback riding and best texas family vacationsarchery, as well as a BBQ dinner!

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

Texas Getaways for Couples at Blisswood Ranch

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal setting for relaxing Texas getaways for couples. Our guest ranch in beautiful Texas Hill texas couples retreatCountry is an easy hour drive from Houston, but it’s just right for getting away and unwinding. Plus, we offer packages that make romantic getaways truly memorable. From planning the perfect proposal to celebrating a milestone anniversary, we will help you set the mood. Of course you don’t need a reason to make the trip!

When couples visit BlissWood, they’re immediately struck by the scenery. Our ranch offers 550 acres of natural beauty in Cat Spring, Texas. Take advantage of our many activities or just relax in your private cabin. It’s all about getting away from those everyday stressors and enjoying each other’s company.

At BlissWood, you’ll get an experience that you won’t find at any other B&B. Enjoy picnicking? Well, here you might choose to arrive at the perfect picnic on horseback. Our Picnic Horseback Ride is one of our most popular options for guests. The package includes a guided horseback ride to the charming gazebo at the Enchanted Lake – the ultimate picnic spot. And when you’re finished dining, a golf cart will be available for the return trip to your lodging.

couples getaways in texasOur Romance Package is another option that’s sure to impress. When you add a little romance, you’ll arrive to fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers, a chilled bottle of champagne, and 2 souvenir glasses. It’s everything you need to get yourselves in the right frame of mind for a relaxing, refreshing, romantic retreat.

So whether you’d like to plan a trip for a special occasion, or you just feel like making an ordinary occasion special, your stay at BlissWood will be unforgettable. You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. Your perfect Texas getaway is within reach!

Heart Dogs : Benefiting BlissWood’s Texas Border Collie Rescue

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is more than just a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Texas. Animals are a big part of life here. As a working guest ranch, we’re home to lots of wonderful creatures, big and small. And as a dog lover, BlissWood owner Carol is a long-time supporter of All Border Collie Rescue (ABCR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Border Collies and recently formed her own nonprofit Texas Border Collie Rescue, Fosters of BlissWood (also on Facebook), and Carol will continue to rescue and foster for ABCR on her ranch.

Border Collie Rescue Benefit

So we’re happy to share the news about an exciting upcoming project from Aki Yamaguchi, a talented photographer and fellow dog lover. Aki Yamaguchi has created a beautiful and heartwarming book of photography that chronicles life with her beloved dog, Jazzy. Heart Dogs is a beautiful tribute to the bond between a woman and man’s best friend. Yamaguchi’s photos tell the story of the profound impact a dog can have on a person’s life. And if you’ve ever visited BlissWood for a ranch vacation, you might recognize some of the scenery – many of the photos were taken here!

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Yamaguchi recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter in an effort to raise funds that will help cover some of the costs of printing, editing and shipping this book. If, and when, the project is fully funded, Yamaguchi has generously decided to donate proceeds from sales of the book to help the foster dogs from All Border Collie Rescue who are currently living at BlissWood as they await their forever homes.

Be sure to check out the campaign which runs through November 9, 2014 on Kickstarter.  When you contribute to the Heart Dogs project, you’re supporting a good cause and a great book. Plus, depending on your contribution level, you can also expect to receive a ‘thank you’ in the form of a card, print, t-shirt, or your own reserved copy of the book.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” 

-Will Rogers

Texas Babymoon : BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

Monday, September 15th, 2014

When you’re expecting, life is full of happiness and joy, but it’s not without stress. It’s important to take some time to relax, but that’s easierTexas Babymoon said than done. That’s why you should treat yourselves to a relaxing vacation before your baby arrives. So make a trip to Cat Spring, Texas and take advantage of the Texas Babymoon Package at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch!

At our Texas Hill Country guest ranch, you can enjoy a little pampering, as well as some one-on-one time with your partner before the big day. We specialize in packages that will leave you refreshed and recharged. We’ve got everything you need for a peaceful getaway as you’re getting ready for that special delivery.

During pregnancy, many expectant mothers try to keep travel to a minimum. It’s probably not the ideal time for an epic road trip or a long plane ride. But BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect location for getting away, without getting too far from home! Conveniently located just 50 miles outside Houston, it’s an easy drive from many areas of Texas.

Choose the Babymoon Package, and we’ll give you a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome basket and sparkling cider. We’ll set the scene with a fresh bouquet of Baby’s Breath and a special treat of chocolate-covered strawberries. And since the trip is all about relaxing, the mom-to-be will be treated to her choice of a hand or foot reflexology treatment. It’s time to get your “me time”, while you can!

Texas Babymoon picnicWhile you’re enjoying your BlissWood Babymoon, you’ll want to be sure to plan a peaceful picnic in the gazebo at the Enchanted Lake. And later on in the evening, enjoy a little date night with a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 and we’ll help you start planning your very own Texas babymoon!

Our 2- night Texas Babymoon package includes:

  • Welcome basket
  • Sparkling Cider on arrival
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • A bouquet of baby’s breath (can be upgraded to roses)
  • A romantic picnic in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake
  • Dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring
  • Hand or foot reflexology treatment for mom-to-be (a massage for dad-to-be can be added)
  • Package Cost: $279 per couple (plus room rate)

Celebrate Family Fun at BlissWood

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Not only is BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch a great place to get away, but it’s the perfect location to get together! We love helping guests celebrate special occasions like weddings, girlfriend getaways, and Texas family reunions!

We recently hosted a fantastic family reunion here at BlissWood. Our location in Texas Hill Country ended up being a convenient meeting spot for a big family that was traveling from all over. Reunion guests hailed from New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

When you host an event at BlissWood, you have your choice of 10 spacious houses and cabins on the ranch, as well as 8 more units at our nearby Oasis. This group took advantage of the accommodations at the Dog Trot House and thought it was just right for their big gathering. They had a blast playing games, swimming, and just hanging out.

Texas family reunion

There are so many things to do at BlissWood for family members of all ages. You can hike, bike, canoe, or fish. Relax and play a game of horseshoes or just take in the beautiful scenery while you spend some quality time with your family.

And what would any reunion be without food? When you have your reunion at BlissWood, you can have meals catered or you can dine at our award-winning Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. Our last group enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at the restaurant and in addition to a great meal, found the ambiance to be top-notch. They were impressed with everything from the food to the table settings to the service!

And as a little added bonus, one of the reunion guests adopted a foster puppy that was staying at the ranch from All Border Collie Rescue. It always warms our hearts to connect an animal with a loving home after a wonderful visit!

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235. We’d love to help you plan your own family reunion!

All Border Collie Rescue

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

At BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, animals are a big part of everyday life. You might say we have more than our fair share of them! We’re home to chickens, bison, antelope, fallow deer, potbellied pigs, peacocks, alpaca, and miniature donkeys. And in addition to all of those fine creatures, you’ll often find us with a Border Collie or two. (Or more.) But they don’t belong to us – we’re just helping out some of the sweet rescue dogs in Texas.

We’re proud to work with All Border Collie Rescue, caring for dogs in transition as they look for permanent homes. All Border Collie Rescue was founded in 2008, and in its first year in operation, it found homes for 25 lovable pups. Now, just a few years later, that number is reaching into the hundreds! At BlissWood, we’re happy to help as much and as often as we can.

All Border Collie Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of Border Collies. They help to find homes for dogs from shelters throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other neighboring states. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and match Border Collies with families who are right for them.

And we’ve got some wonderful news! Just last weekend one of our foster Border Collies was adopted! To celebrate the momentous occasion, we went out to take some photos in the bluebonnets. As you can see, Border Collies aren’t just smart – they’re photogenic too.

Ruby the Border Collie found a new home!

Ruby the Border Collie found a new home!

When you visit BlissWood, you might just end up bonding with some of our available fosters. If you’ve never met a Border Collie, you should know that they’re very smart and they learn quickly. A Border Collie makes for a great companion. They’re loyal to their owners and very capable, if you train them well. If you think there’s a chance that a Border Collie might fit into your life, please consider a rescue. They’re especially good pets for folks with active households.

Plan a visit to BlissWood today! You won’t necessarily leave with a new pet, but you never know…


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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