Archive for the ‘Texas Getaways’ Category

Bluebonnets in Bloom at BlissWood!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

We’re happy to report that spring is in full swing at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! And now that we’re enjoying some warmer temperatures, we’re also seeing a beautiful crop of bluebonnets on the ranch. All the rain we’ve had this year has certainly paid off! Plan your visit to Texas Hill Country and we’ll show you some of the best wildflowers in Texas.

Named for their color and, some say, a likeness to the bonnets worn by pioneer women, the bluebonnet is the official state flower of Texas. The bluebonnet was designated the official state flower in 1901. However, the original legislation mentioned only the species of lupinus subcarnosus. 70 years later it was amended to include lupinus texensis as well as “any other variety of bluebonnet not heretofore recorded.” That means that all species of bluebonnets are considered our state flower. There are currently at least 5 species of bluebonnets growing in Texas, so you might say that we have a whole bouquet of state flowers. It just goes to show that Texans take our bluebonnets very seriously!

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The bluebonnet is a lovely harbinger of spring here in Texas. They often begin to bloom in early March. And once they do, you won’t have trouble spotting them in fields and along the highways in central and south Texas. Even our Department of Transportation works to help maintain and protect the iconic flowers.

If you enjoy nature photography, spring is a wonderful time to plan a trip to Texas Hill Country. Grab your camera and join us at BlissWood! And if you’re planning a spring wedding for next year, just imagine the gorgeous pictures you could take with a backdrop of bluebonnets.

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Bluebonnet season usually lasts through April. Give us a call at 713-301-3235 and we’ll tell you if they’re still in bloom!

Pay a Visit to Cat Spring, Texas!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read all about us! We’ve always known that we’re one of the hidden gems in Texas, but it’s nice to get a little recognition from the media. We’re so pleased to be featured in a story about Cat Spring, Texas in the upcoming issue of Texas Highways magazine. Writer Stephen Dean paid a visit to our ranch and you can read all about his experience in the April issue of Texas Highways.

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Mr. Dean stayed in the Oasis Retreat, our tropical getaway within a country getaway. The Oasis at BlissWood houses a variety of cottages, suites, and rooms. It’s also home to our greenhouses and orchid gardens. When you stay at the Oasis, you get to experience two very different sides of BlissWood. Located just down the road from our main ranch, the Oasis has a totally different feel with its more modern, Asian aesthetic. It’s hard to believe you’re still in Texas Hill Country!

And when you stay at BlissWood’s Oasis, you can still enjoy all the activities our ranch has to offer. Guests of the Oasis leave their tropical retreat and join us for horseback riding, bass fishing, and even skeet shooting! It’s truly a getaway like none other!

Of course, when Mr. Dean was here, we wanted him to see all sides of BlissWood. He stayed in the Cherry Blossom Suite, but we made sure he saw the entire property. Skeeter Hagler, our resident photographer, did the honor of showing him around. Because it’s not a complete visit to BlissWood unless you meet the animals! They said hello to the Paso Fino horses as well as our bison, alpaca, miniature donkeys, and antelope.

And dinner at Carol’s Restaurant is a must for any visitor. Stephen joined us for a friendly dinner where he got a home-cooked meal and plenty of great conversation. Carol’s at Cat Spring is the ideal setting for kicking back, chatting with some locals, and enjoying a fine meal in a laid-back atmosphere.

Check out the magazine and get inspired to plan your own visit to BlissWood!

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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A Vacation Like No Other

Friday, January 31st, 2014

You’ll find a wide variety of options if you want to get away in Texas. We all have our own idea of the perfect escape. People choose to stay at BlissWood because we’re different. We’re a working cattle ranch as well as a beautiful B&B. BlissWood is the place to go for a unique ranch vacation in Texas.

There aren’t many inns where you have the option to do a little trapshooting. But that’s just one of the many onsite activities we offer here at BlissWood. And you’d probably get yourself kicked out of some B&Bs if you started throwing tomahawks! Not here. We offer a totally unique experience at BlissWood. And that’s what our guests love about their visits.

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In addition to trapshooting and tomahawk throwing, you’ll find lots of other activities including horseback riding, archery, bass fishing, biking, and more. There’s never a dull moment at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. From hiking and biking to animal feeding, we offer a totally one of a kind experience.

BlissWood is not overly formal or the least bit stuffy. Quite the contrary. We offer a relaxing atmosphere for people who like to get outdoors, kick back, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Animals abound at our ranch, so be prepared to make some furry friends when you stroll around our property. That’s just part of the charm.

Of course if you’re coming for a special occasion, you can certainly enjoy a romantic picnic or even a candlelit dinner at our restaurant. Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant is a great setting for birthday and anniversary dinners. We also provide a perfectly unique location for weddings, retreats, reunions and girlfriend getaways.

You can give us a call at 713-301-3235 or check availability online. Start planning your perfect Texas vacation today.

Romantic Getaways for Every Occasion

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Want to plan a Valentine’s Day getaway? Looking for an unforgettable way to spend your anniversary? BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch has it all. Pay us a visit and discover the magic of Texas Hill Country. If you’re looking for romantic getaways in Texas, you’ve found them here. Visit BlissWood and we’ll help you make your next special occasion extra special.

Make this the year that you pull out all the stops for your sweetheart. Spend your anniversary relaxing on our scenic ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. It’s a gift for you both when you plan a romantic stay at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The traditional gift for the tenth anniversary is tin. We might be biased, but we happen to think a trip to BlissWood is preferable. While they were here they enjoyed some horseback riding, archery practice, and, of course, a romantic dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant They had a fun trip and we enjoyed being a part of their celebration. Seeing happy couples is one of the perks of this business!

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We offer a totally unique experience for a little bit of romance. BlissWood is just the place to get away, but our 650-acre ranch has so much to offer. It’s easy to enjoy the quiet when you’re having a picnic or taking a walk around the Enchanted Lake. But you can always get adventurous with all of our onsite activities. No matter what you do, it’s the perfect spot to spend some quality time with the love of your life.

Call us today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your own romantic getaway. Whether it’s a special occasion like an anniversary, or ‘just because’ we’ll help you do it right.

Plan a Relaxation Vacation at BlissWood

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

As the holidays approach, we all get pretty busy. Soon, you’ll be ready to take a break and recharge your battery. That’s when you know it’s time to plan a trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! Here at BlissWood, we provide both a peaceful getaway and a unique ranch experience. There’s so much to see and plenty to do. We offer charming accommodations and lots of onsite activities. So if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in Texas, look no further than BlissWood.

It’s not hard to relax and enjoy the simple life in such a serene country atmosphere. When you’re here, you can take a break from answering emails and surfing the web and truly appreciate the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country. Our ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is centrally located just an hour west of Houston, and 2 hours from San Antonio and Austin. It’s a great way to experience a little slice of Texas.

You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of activities during your stay. We offer horseback riding, archery, animal feeding tours, and more! When you stay with us, you’ll have all kinds of options. With a 650-acre ranch, we’ve got a whole lot of room for exploring by foot, bike, or even on horseback!

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But if you’re most interested in a quiet, low-key getaway, nothing says relaxing quite like fishing. Fishing is a great way to unwind and de-stress. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll enjoy the catch-and-release bass fishing in our stocked lakes. We can supply you with poles, or you can go ahead and bring your own.

So if you’re ready to book a little relaxation vacation, you can check availability online or just give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

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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!

Saddle Up! Plan A Getaway on Horseback!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Life can be hectic. Sometimes you just need to unwind. Wouldn’t it feel good to take a break from your busy daily routine and spend a little time in the country? Why not plan a Texas horseback riding getaway at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch? It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. And doesn’t a getaway sound good?

BlissWood is a real working guest ranch in beautiful Cat Spring, Texas. Located on a breathtaking 650-acre property in Texas Hill Country, BlissWood is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature with a leisurely horseback ride.  It’s the perfect way to enjoy the sights and scenes of Texas. You’ll love the views as you trot past meadows, forests, creeks and ponds.  There’s plenty of wildlife too!  We have all sorts of animals on our ranch – big and small. You might even get to meet our American Bison!

And you don’t have to be a seasoned cowboy to enjoy riding at BlissWood. We offer guided rides as well as horseback riding lessons. No matter what your experience level is, we’re happy to get you in the saddle. It’s great fun for guests of all ages! So give it a shot! You’ll be glad you did.

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And while you’re here, you can take advantage of all the onsite activities our ranch has to offer. In addition to horseback riding, you can hike, bike, and fish on the property. We even offer trap shooting and archery!  When you visit BlissWood, you certainly won’t have time to be bored. There’s too much to see and do!

So what are you waiting for? Saddle up! We’d love to give you an authentic Texas ranch experience! You can check availability online or give us a call at 713-301-3235. We can’t wait to help you plan your getaway adventure today!

Hit the Road for a BlissWood Day Trip!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Summer may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean you missed your chance for a much-needed vacation. Sometimes, as the weather grows cool and the leaves start to change, a quick getaway is just what the doctor ordered. But you don’t have to take a week’s vacation or even step foot on a plane.  You might consider planning a short trip to BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! BlissWood is a great destination if you’re looking for unique day trips near Houston.

Conveniently located just an hour west of Houston, BlissWood is a quick and easy journey. So why not hop in your car and hit the road? There’s plenty to do in just one day on our ranch.  You can enjoy the great outdoors, get back to nature, and add a little adventure to your life!

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Recent daytrippers enjoyed a very busy day as they tried everything from archery and trapshooting to horseback riding and tomahawk throwing!  But they also took some time to kick back and relax with a quiet picnic in our beautiful gazebo by the Enchanted Lake.  They had a great time and made some wonderful memories!

So if you’re looking for a new kind of adventure, but you don’t have a lot of time, spend a day at BlissWood. Bring a couple friends or maybe just your sweetheart. (As far as dates go, it sure beats the boring old dinner and a movie!) And with all that BlissWood has to offer, you might just decide that you need to come back again for a longer stay. Your day here will fly right by!

Why wait? Get started now on planning your own BlissWood day trip. If you have any questions about activities at our ranch, please feel free to give us a call at 713-301-3235. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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You Can Have It All! A Pet Friendly Romantic Getaway

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

How do you choose between a couple’s getaway and a vacation that includes your beloved pet?  At BlissWood, you don’t have to choose.  Our  Texas B&B offers the perfect setting for a pet friendly romantic getaway.  And you don’t have to leave man’s best friend behind!

Your pet is part of the family.  We understand that at BlissWood.  You can all enjoy the peaceful country atmosphere at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  Couples love the chance to relax and get away from it all, and your four-legged friends will feel right at home.  You can all enjoy walks by the lake, hikes around the property, and some fresh country air.

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Cat Spring, Texas is a beautiful respite from your busy life.  But it’s easy to get here.  Just an hour drive from Houston, 2 hours from Austin, and less than 3 hours from San Antonio, it’s the perfect weekend getaway.  It’s an easy trip, but once you’re here, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from home.  You can kick back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors of Texas Hill Country.

But if you’re looking for activities, we’ve got them! We can arrange for you to try your hand at archery, trap shooting, and maybe even some horseback riding.  If you’re feeling more low-key, you can always relax in your cabin and just enjoy the peace and quiet.  You can even book an in-room massage!  However you decide to spend your time at BlissWood, you’ll leave feeling invigorated.  And your pet will have a blast, too!

If you’re interested in booking your special getaway, you can give us a call at 713-301-3235 or check availability online. We can’t wait to welcome you all to our ranch!


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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