BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is located approximately an hour west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas, near the Sealy/Bellville, in an area is known as the rolling hills or the foothills of Texas Hill Country. Graceful centuries-old live oaks abound on our 500-acre working Texas guest ranch, along with lakes and wildlife. Rekindle a romance with a quick weekend getaway. Enjoy a romantic picnic in the gazebo overlooking the Enchanted Lake or have fun together with our authentic ranch activities. Beautiful historic houses and cabins are scattered throughout the ranch for a peaceful, relaxing stay.
Fosters of Blisswood
A ranch would not be a ranch without a resident Border Collie. Carol started fostering dogs for All Border Collie Rescue (ABCR) in 2010. Since that time, over 300 foster dogs have shared their lives with us and had great beginnings at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch prior to finding their Forever Home. Learn more about our rescue dogs or send a donation on our site at Fosters of Blisswood.
Experience an authentic Texas getaway at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Viewing (and petting of some) ranch animals and nature walks, birding, hiking, or bicycling on our ranch trails are all included activities with no additional charge. Horseback riding, trap shooting, archery, and catch & release bass fishing in our stocked lakes are other adventures waiting for you on site. Activities can be booked online with your room reservation.
Archery: $35 a person per half hour
Bike riding: BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch has plenty of room and mild terrain for enjoyable bicycle rides. As well, the local area has a lot of country roads for longer leisurely rides. Of course, there's no additional charge if you bring your own bike.
Bicycle rental available at $35 per person per day.
Golf carts: We also have a limited number of Golf Carts available for rent for those who would prefer to roam the ranch on motorized wheels. The per day rental price is $59, and a day is considered from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please book in advance. Also note that you must be at least 18 years of age to drive our golf carts. Children are strictly not permitted to drive.
Catch & release bass fishing: Fishing enthusiasts can catch-and-release bass in the ranch's stocked lakes.
$69 per person (Guest supplies gear, with unlimited fishing); $49 per person (BlissWood supplies own gear, limited fishing time).
Horseback riding: With 500 acres to roam, BlissWood has plenty of room to relax and enjoy a nice leisurely horseback ride through meadows and oak forests, across creeks, and past soothing ponds.
All rides are guided. Children must be 12 or older, and all under the age of 18 will be allowed to ride only at the discretion of the trail guide. $69 per guest, $99 per non-guest, 1 hour ride. We also offer horseback riding lessons for adults and children. Adult lessons: $50 per half hour. Children's lessons: $25 per half hour.
Picnics: We can also arrange for picnics in the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake. Please call for more detailed information or see the "Specials & Packages" on the website.
In-room massage: Massages in the rooms are available with prior arrangements. Please call for more detailed information, or see current "Specials & Packages" on the website.
Trapshooting: BlissWood furnishes gun, ammo, clays & instructor - $129 per person per half hour. Guest brings own gun, ammo & clays, $49 per person, 1 hour maximum with attendant.
Hiking: BlissWood has plenty of places for a leisurely hike. Looking out over the fields you may catch a glimpse of grazing deer.
Scrapbooking: BlissWood is a great place to unwind, and unleash your creativity. We have plenty of relaxing space to spread out just about anyone's collection of materials and the right atmosphere to get you in the mood to create something special. Please call for more detailed information.
For photos of your activities by Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Skeeter Hagler, Add $125.
Cat Spring is located in Austin County, and is one of the first German/American settlements in Texas. It's home to Texas' first agricultural society and its vintage wooden hall is the site of an annual antiques fairs each April and September. Be sure to visit the top-notch Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant to spend a nice evening with your whole family.
If you want to explore the surrounding Texas Hill Country, the area is rich in Texas historical attractions, including the Stephen F. Austin and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Parks. Enjoy shopping the antique stores in Cat Spring, Bellville, or Sealy and soak in the small-town charm and country relaxation. Tour the countryside to see wildflowers or plan a day on the links at one of the nearby golf courses.
Texas Golf Courses: There are several golf courses in the BlissWood area including The Falls and River Ridge Golf Clubs.
Antique Shopping: There are numerous antique shops in Cat Spring and nearby communities, as well as popular annual antiques fairs each April and September. We highly recommend checking out Mustang Alley Antiques right here in Cat Spring!
Stephen F. Austin State Park: This scenic park offers fishing, beautiful picnic areas, and 6 miles of biking and hiking trails.
San Felipe de Austin State Historic: Enjoy a glimpse into the colonial history of Texas and learn more about Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas," and the Texas Revolution.
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site: A picturesque park complex on the Brazos River that is a beautiful setting for picnics and nature watching. Visit the Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Living History Farm and learn more about the men who fought and won Texas' independence..
BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch welcomes equestrians of all skill levels to enjoy a horseback riding vacation in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Whether you have been riding your entire life, or you have always wanted to ride, we will make sure an equestrian vacation at our 500-acre Texas vacation ranch will be fun and memorable. We offer excellent horses for lessons and group rides, as well as horse boarding for guests.
Trail Rides & Lessons
Our ranch offers plenty of room to roam and enjoy the scenery with beautiful meadows, forests, creeks, and ponds. We offer guided trail rides, as well as riding lessons for adults and children.
1 Hour Guided Horseback Ride: $69 per guest, $99 per non-lodging guest. Children must be 12 or older.
Children’s Horseback Ride: $25 per half hour. Perfect for the little ones, they get to take a tour of the barnyard area with our most gentle horses on a lead line.
Horseback Riding Lessons: Adult lessons: $50 per half hour. Children’s lessons: $25 per half hour.Book Now
BYOH (Bring Your Own Horse) Equestrian Package
Bring your favorite riding buddy and enjoy riding miles of trails at our working ranch with this all-inclusive package:
- Boarding for one horse 2 nights
- Use of Riding Trails every day
- Firepit each night
- Dinner each evening
- Picnic lunch each day
- Horseshoes set up
$199 per person for two-night stay, plus cost of accommodations. (2 night min.)
To Book please call 713-301-3235Book Now
Boarding at BlissWood
Have horse, will travel? Enjoy a Texas riding vacation with your equine partner at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. We offer horse boarding for guests for $35 per night per horse. Owners are required to provide their own feed, provide current coggins, and sign a boarding agreement.
To Book please call 713-301-3235Book Now
Animals abound on the ranch, including horses, Angus cattle, miniature donkeys, peacocks, and even American Bison, along with Black Buck Antelope and Fallow Deer. Enjoy catch & release bass fishing in our stocked lakes. Catch a glimpse of grazing native deer. It’s nature at its very best. If you are looking for exceptional Texas guest ranch vacation experience, you have found it! Book online today and get ready for the perfect romantic getaway in Texas.