For over a hundred years the Old West has slowly given way to the modern industrialized nation America is today. The days of cowboys, long documented in Hollywood cinema, have been left behind and become legend. However, that rural lifestyle has not completely vanished, and is available for you to experience at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Connect with nature and enjoy rustic living with a luxurious twist at our working 500-acre Texas ranch. You won’t have to rough it like the cowboys did, though you can stay in a covered wagon or safari tent if you choose – don’t worry, ours are loaded with luxury amenities! Feel that same spirit of America’s heartland and the deep sense of peace and relaxation that comes with it at our unique country retreat. Read on for your exclusive guide to an American vacation unlike any other.
Spend a Lazy Afternoon at our Texas Ranch on Horseback or Pond-side
Horseback riding was an essential way to travel and a way of life before modern transportation took over. Though times may have changed, we still offer guests the chance to experience authentic trail rides throughout the property. Saddle up and prepare for a day of guided sightseeing, at an easy pace, to take in all the beautiful oak groves, rippling creeks and expansive meadows at the Ranch. For an even more relaxing activity, why not try your hand at catch-and-release bass fishing? We keep our lakes stocked, and plenty of equipment on hand, so you can just relax in the shade while you reel in the fun. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon without a care in the world.
Experience Classic Texas Ranch Activities
There are plenty of other ways to occupy your time here as well; enjoy a romantic picnic in our lakeside gazebo, let arrows fly in our archery range, or even trap shoot with shotguns so you can let out your inner cowboy. We have all of the equipment available onsite, along with qualified instructors, so all you need to do is show up ready for adventure! One activity we have that wasn’t part of classic ranch life, but should have been, is getting a massage. After a day of horseback riding or hiking through the woods, there’s no better way to soothe those sore muscles. There are so many activities to do at our Texas Ranch that you’ll easily find your days packed with fun. Or if you would rather relax in the peace and quiet of the countryside, there are plenty of opportunities for that as well.
Interact With Exotic Animals From America & Beyond
As a working ranch, one of the most unique attractions is our variety of wildlife that roam our 500 acres. Our Texas ranch bed and breakfast is home to Fosters of BlissWood, a non-profit border collie rescue, so there’s usually some friendly pups wandering around that love a good scratch behind the ear. Some ranch animals you may see around include Angus cattle, miniature donkeys, and even the once-endangered American bison. The Ranch is also home to some species from around the world like black buck antelope, oryx antelope, fallow deer, axis & red deer, some cute and playful lemurs, and more! You might even call us a “melting pot safari” in true American style. Seeing these amazing animals up close is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.
Create Your Ideal American-Ranch Experience
The best way to get the most out of your stay at our Texas ranch is to book one of our convenient packages. Packages like our Texas Dude Ranch Adventure, include a morning feeding tour of our animals, as well as knife throwing and trap shooting – it’s a great way to fully embrace the Texas spirit. On the other side of the spectrum, our Blisswood Romance Package is a fantastic way for couples to get away and spend some quiet time together. We offer a package for just about every occasion, though all activities can be booked a la carté as well, if you would rather create a custom experience!
Book Your Getaway in America’s Heartland Today
If you’re looking for a true Americana getaway, look no further than our guest ranch in Texas. Our private cabins and unique glamping options give you a true sense of living in the Old West, but with all of the modern amenities you’re accustomed to. You can choose to enjoy our continental breakfast or make your own in your fully-equipped kitchen. We would love to host you during your vacation in Texas and will do everything we can to ensure that you come away from the Ranch relaxed, rejuvenated, and more connected with the world around you.Book Now