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Top Reasons to Choose Our Texas Bed and Breakfast for Your Next Family Vacation

Planning a Family Vacation in Texas has Never Been Easier

No matter what time of the year it is, it’s always the perfect time to go on a Texas family vacation. Although there are many places to see and visit in the Houston area, what better way to create lasting memories than with a nature-filled, unplugged and customized getaway on our working 500-acre ranch? Check out our top reasons to plan your next family vacation at our wonderful Texas bed and breakfast.

1. Lifelong Memories

Trade in the theme park this year for a blissful family vacation on our authentic Texas ranch. Skip the lines, costly entrance fees, and thousands of people for a delightful stay at our working ranch in beautiful Cat Spring, TX. You will enjoy low rates, be surrounded by nature, connect with family, learn about ranch life, and make friends with the farm animals we have on property.

Family riding horses in a Blisswood Bed and Breakfast field

Lodging Bonus: We are also a pet-friendly establishment, which means you don’t have to leave your pup or even your horse at home! We have multiple dog-approved Texas cabin rentals to choose from and also provide equine boarding so you can bring your pets without having to worry about kennel or boarding fees. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a great vacation just because you have furry family members!

2. Meet the Farm

Child petting a horse at Blisswood Texas Ranch

Unlike most hotels, we offer intimate animal feedings at our Texas wildlife ranch! Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with lemurs, horses, cattle, mini donkeys, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, and even American Bison. You and your family can interact with all of these farm critters in a safe and amusing manner. Our past guests have agreed that these are their favorite interaction experiences:

  • Feeding the lemurs special primate biscuits or their favorite treat, sliced bananas
  • Watching the horses and donkeys eat apples and carrots straight from the palm of their hands
  • Admiring the colorful peacocks and newborn animal babies (when available)

Adventure Tip: If you are a more adventurous kind of family, you can also saddle up and take our horses on a ride around the ranch with a Guided Trail Tour! For the younger kids, 10 and under, we also have a children’s ride around the barnyard.

3. Unplug from Daily Life

These days we are constantly connected to the digital world. Whether it’s browsing social media, reading the news online, texting, calling, checking work emails, and more, we never truly have the opportunity to sit back and relax. Luckily, we have made it easy to leave all technology behind, so you can really enjoy an unplugged vacation without feeling bored.

Little boy playing Archery at Blisswood

We offer a multitude of experiences to get your creative juices flowing, cure your need for exploration, and connect you with nature. Here are just a few of the family activities we offer:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Trapshooting
  • Games in the Show Barn
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • In-Room Massages
  • Scrapbooking
  • Firepit with S’mores
  • And MORE!

Now you really can unplug and stay that way throughout your vacation!

Booking Tip: We tend to book up quickly in the spring and summer months, so make sure to plan ahead and check our Texas bed and breakfast availability!

4. Customized Vacation Packages and Experiences

One of the best parts about staying with us is we offer multiple Texas vacation packages, including the popular Texas-Style Fun package which includes:

  • Classic ranch games set up to play in the show barn, including horseshoes, bean bag toss, washer toss, ladder toss, and darts
  • A morning ranch feeding tour
  • Campfire with s’mores at night
  • Horseback rides at a special rate if desired

Woman sitting on fence looking down at a pig with her dog

While the above itinerary provides something for each member of the family to enjoy, we never want to limit your desires and must-dos while you’re visiting our Texas bed and breakfast. That’s why we also provide the option to customize your experience by picking and choosing the activities that fit your needs. After booking your preferred lodging accommodations we can work with you to create a special itinerary tailored to you and your family’s interests. Whatever your Texas ranch vacation dreams are, we will work diligently to ensure they come true!

Package Bonus: We love seeing families make memories on our ranch and know it’s important to document these special times. To help keep these memories front and center, we also offer the option to work with a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler, to help capture the essence of your wonderful vacation!

5. Exploration at your Fingertips

couple fishing on near Texas ranch

Can you stay a little longer? There is more than enough to keep you busy at the ranch but if you have a few extra days, these local activities are great to mix in during your time here:

  • Take a relaxing float down the Colorado River
  • Taste and tour the Bluebell Creamery
  • Teach your kids how to milk a cow at Jersey Barnyard
  • Visit nearby historic sites such as San Felipe De Austin and Washington-on-the-Brazos
  • Antique shop in Cat Spring
  • Golf on one of the many gorgeous greens in the area

So, what are you waiting for? Book the most amazing family vacation at our Texas bed and breakfast and enjoy a memorable, unplugged, customized, animal-loving time!

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