Authentic Texas Getaway : Horseback Riding Vacations

horseback riding vacation packages

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, a 350-acre ‘open-range’ Texas hill country vacation ranch located about an hour west of Houston, offers vacation, weekend-getaway, and mini-vacation options that even include specialized equestrian packages for those who want to bring their horse along for the trip — and the rides.

horseback riding vacation in TexasYou and your favorite riding buddy can enjoy miles of trails at our working ranch with our BYOH (Bring Your Own Horse) Equestrian Package. The complete package includes two-night boarding for one horse, the use of riding trails each day, a picnic lunch each day, access to a fire pit each night, one evening barbecue dinner, one evening ribeye steak dinner, and set-up for horseshoes. This two-night package is $199 per person, plus the cost of accommodations (two-night minimum requirement). Booking a package is as easy as calling 1-713-301-3235.

You can even bring your pets along for the horseback ride — as long as they aren’t too big or heavy (Saint Bernards, Great Danes, tigers, and dolphins would have to be excluded, for example) and explore the rolling range country together. Why leave Rover or Cuddles back at home in the boarding facility when they can experience the fun of a real ranch vacation while lowering your overall vacation cost, stress, and planning time. This is a unique chance for a truly complete family outing. And if you don’t have your own horse, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch offers all kinds of excellent horses for horseback riding vacation in Texas group rides and even lessons.

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch traces its history back to the 1830’s and began to go from a largely undeveloped tract of land to the first resemblance of a ranch in the early 1900’s. It has been an operating ranch since being sold to the owner of an energy company, who developed the property as a Brangus ranch in the 1970’s.

Our beautiful ranch is just west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas, near Bellville and Sealy. The locals call it the “Rolling Hills” area, which is just at the base of the foothills of the Hill Country. Our working ranch is a place to rekindle romance, have a mellow picnic, get reconnected with your family and just enjoy the outdoors after being cooped up this past winter. Antique cabins and houses are charmingly scattered throughout the grounds for a relaxing stay.

Horse boarding for guests bringing their favorite equine companion along for the rides costs $35 per night per horse. That includes a private paddock and loafing shed. Owners must provide their own feed, produce required veterinary documents, and sign a boarding agreement.

Texas fishing vacationsYou don’t have to have a horse or even be an equestrian enthusiast to enjoy a picnic lunch at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. A guide will take you to your own picnic site alongside BlissWood’s private lake. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while relaxing and enjoying a delicious meal. A golf cart will be available to return you to your lodging quarters. The cost is $189 per couple plus cost of accommodations.

There’s plenty of room to roam and enjoy all the scenery at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, which features beautiful meadows, babbling creeks, serene ponds and lush forests. We offer guided trail rides and riding lessons for adults and children alike.  A one-hour guided ride is $69 per guest, but you don’t have to be a guest to do one.  The fee for non-guests is $99 per person.  Children must be age 13 or older and all of those under the age of 18 will be allowed to ride only at the discretion of the trail guide. Horseback riding lessons are $50 per half-hour for adults and $25 per half-hour for children.

With all of the options and features available, BlissWood is an ideal destination for pet and animal lovers. So drive, fly or ride Silver to Cat Spring, Texas, and BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch after picking up the phone to arrange for your vacation away and from the norm today.