We just has such an enjoyable stay at Blisswood. The staff is friendly and helpful. The place is simply beautiful. It's great for couples or families or even if you want to get away alone. We went horseback riding, enjoyed a romantic picnic at the Gazebo, and rode around the endless acreage in a golf cart just enjoying the scenery and many birds. The homes are very unique and cozy to stay in. We also enjoyed dinner at Carol's restaurant. We will be back soon!
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of normal life. We enjoyed our walks around the property, the picnic in the gazebo, and an amazing lobster dinner at the restaurant.
The Oasis has a beautiful & romantic setting. The property itself needs a little TLC. As a person with asthma & allergies the room & bedding could have been fresher(the sheets where fresh & super soft... it was the comforter & fancy pillows that could have used a steam cleaning & a good mopping) But that does not overcast the beautiful ambiance of this property. The staff was extremely helpful & kind.(you are our in the country... so there is a lot of privacy) I was disappointed in the breakfast... at least it was not what I expected for $269 a night.(2-bagles,2-muffins,2-oranges,2-granola bars,2-OJ,2-apple juice,2-pks cream cheese) this is in your fridge in a cute little box upon arrival. We drove to the closest grocery store(about 25 minutes) & my husband made all our meals... honestly that was romantic:) I have to say the highlight of our trip was the greenhouse swimming pool. surrounded in plants...Very Romantic.
We loved our stay in the Oasis. The Cherry Blossum Suite was beautiful. We had dinner brought to our room one evening. The food was delicious. We also experienced a picnic by the lake. It was so peaceful and quiet. The massage in our room by Cheryl was fantastic!! The pool was great. We hope to make more trips back to this quiet and peaceful Oasis in the country. The only thing that I would say needs improvement is the grounds and plants. The grass was overgrown and the view from our back patio was very overgrown.
We wanted to celebrate our 20 years wedding anniversary and choose bliss wood for the weekend outside of the city. My husband is a big fun of agrotourism and I prefer to have comfort and style. At bliss wood we have found everything we looked for! Host was exceptional and felt like at home. Also romantic package was excellent and really put the right mood into the weekend.
We stayed in the Lanai House which is located in the Hawaiian themed Oasis part of the B & B. We loved the Lanai House with its wrap-around deck and spacious living room/kitchen. It had a full kitchen and a very comfortable bed. My husband and I sat on the deck every night to listen to the frogs and talk while our toddler slept. It was very nice! I liked very much that there weren't people bothering us, no loud noises and there is no cell phone reception or wi-fi in the Oasis. I loved all the bamboo, too.The Greenhouse pool was great, however, the waterfall in the pool did not work and that was disappointing because I think it would have really added something nice to the experience. Also, there was a beautiful fountain that appeared to have a leak. We filled it up a couple times with the hose, but it quickly lost water and we could hear the fountain engine struggling. There were a couple more greenhouses in the Oasis that I was hoping to see full of plants and flowers, but it seemed that almost everything had died over the Winter. Also, the biggest structure in the Oasis--a house attached to the pool greenhouse--looked abandoned and not taken care of. It seemed like an awful waste of space to me. It could be more rooms or a banquet hall or….? Overall we loved the Oasis area, but it has potential to be even better Since there was no reception in the Oasis (at least for us), it would be nice if there was some sort of main "call button" that you could press if there was an emergency or if someone needed something. The Dining experience was not great, but my husband and I are very picky foodies. The ambiance was great but the food was not. It was just ok, nothing special. It was not an exciting menu whatsoever The breakfast they give you is very generous and it includes bagels, fruit, yogurt and juice. But the coffee in the room was weak and not good and it would have been nice to have nicer breakfast treats like a croissant or some toast and butter with jam.
We spent a nice relaxing weekend in the Oasis section of Blisswood B&B, howver this area is nowhere nearly as appealing as the online videos and photos lead one to believe, as it is in need of work. The area has so much potential to be a true oasis. There are what could be lovely waterfalls and water features but none of them were working. The atrium area with the pond/pool was very just not kept up. Pool water sitting still and not at all inviting. The owner did upgrade us to the Lanai from the Aloha as we had reserved. We appreciated that as there is much more space and a kitchen that is very well equipped. The a/c and fans kept us cool and comfortable. The jacuzzi was nice. Even though the property does need attention to detail, the trees and bamboo are very pretty and the house had a soft green light from outside. We enjoyed the big porch and cooking out. There was lots of bird song and frog calling. We went over to the ranch on Saturday but did not spend much time there. The property is beautiful. We wanted to rent a golf cart to explore around but were unable to connect with anyone to do this. I suggest making firm arrangements ahead of time. We had dinner Saturday night at Carol's Restaurant in Cat Spring. (The owner's). This is a lovely place with a charming ambience and very good food. We had salmon and ribeye and salads. The service was very good as well. We hope to go back, but will stay on the ranch when we do.
This place was amazing, they had gave me several options!!! I was able to get dinner sent to our room every night and lunch setup at their beautiful Gazebo. Me and my wife also scheduled horse back riding, a personal golf cart to get around the property everyday and amazing full body massages for both us in our room. The room also had a jacuzzi and a private outdoor pool. The name was the magnolia suite. It gave us a chance to live the dream of what it would be like to retire in a beautiful setting like such in the country. I would highly reccomend this place to everyone and anyone who wants relaxation and time away from the city life especially!!!
My husband and I stayed in the Enchanted cabin for our 5th anniversary. He was so pleased as was I with this encredible place. We had a lake right across from our cabin. It was so secluded and beautiful! The roses around the Gazebo made the view picture perfect. We grilled out and enjoyed the fabulous hot tub. We rode the horses and I believe Armando is the one who took us on the trail ride. He was so friendly and very educated about horses. My husband and I are planning another trip and we would recommend this place to anybody. Don't forget to stop and eat at Carol's restaurant. Carol herself cooked us an amazing steak! I couldn't have a chosen a better place to celebrate our 5 years of marriage. Thanks Kevin & Shanon Moore
We went to celebrate our anniversary... we stayed in one of the cabins of the oasis, the cabin was really good... it was what we were expecting, but for me was really disappointed to see that area really neglected... the beautiful pool area that you see in the video and pictures of the oasis was terrible, all the plants were dead and it was very duty...we never saw all the animals that the ranch have... we only saw 3 buffalos and 2 mini horses... in our picnic they should reserve the gazibo for us, but they didn't put the sign until 25 minutes after we arrived, so there were another 3 couples in there and it wasn't so private at it should be... for the other side the massages were great and the food in carols restaurant it is really really good...
Loved our cabin-suite, the 'Dog Trot' two connected cabins. Stayed there over Christmas holidays and had an 1800's-ish southwest lodge-like fireplace warmth with our extended family - four adults and two toddlers. Very comfortable and we wished we had made more time for the trip there. Several days would have been good. Many interesting activities inside the cabins and outside - especially riding the horses and feeding the barnyard and exotic animals - peacocks, goats, turkeys, pigs, border collies, etc. Hope to come back in future.
Me and my wife went to Blisswood for our honeymoon, and it was everything we could have ever hoped for. The room was spotless and beautifully arranged when we arrived. The land is absolutely gorgeous and really is the perfect get away from city lights and sounds. We enjoyed the honeymoon package including a wonderful picnic at the Enchanted Lake. If you stay here you absolutely have to go to Carol's restaurant for dinner, the food is incredible and the wait staff were enthusiastic and created a very joyful atmosphere. Still our favorite part of Blisswood are the people who run it; southern hospitality at its finest!
Blisswood Bed and Breakfast is top notch! My girlfriend ( now fiance' ) and I went over to Blisswood last weekend, and we had just a wonderful time. The room was clean, and very neat, well organized. We went and ate at Ms. Carol's restaraunt, and it was fantastic. The next day we went on a horseback ride to the Enchanted Lake where I proposed to my now fiance'. Ms. Carol as well as everyone at Blisswood took very good care of us, and we cannot thank them enough.
My husband, my son and I stayed at Blisswood in the Log Cabin last weekend, it was perfect! We were close to the action with all the farm animals right by us. The peacocks were absolutely gorgeous and so funny looking at their reflection in our car! We are very big dog lovers so being able to hang out with Cookie and Sassy all weekend was a treat since our own pups stayed at home for the weekend. We went on a horseback ride, I got to ride the beautiful Romantica! And Juan took us on a fishing excursion. We at dinner at Carols restaurant and it was delicious! We loved every minute of our time at Blisswood and can't wait to go back!
We had such a wonderful and relaxing time enjoying the outdoors of the grounds of Blisswood ...we went horseback riding, had a soothing massage and a delicous home cooked meal for lunch ...just fabulous!!!!
My husband and I had the most relaxing and fun 2 days at Blisswood to celebrate our anniversary! We stayed in the Enchanted Cabin which was so peaceful and romantic. We took advantage of several of the activities that were available to us. We really appreciate the folks that helped to make our stay so memorable. Tommy's patience and instruction helped to make our skeet shooting experience fun for me and challanging for my husband. Armando was our guide for horseback riding, he did an awesome job. My husband commented "that this was the most enjoyable horseback riding that he has ever done"! I'd like to also send a big thank you to Skeeter! His patience and wonderful personality during my archery debut made for such an enjoyable time. We also had a picnic under the gazebo, did some fishing and ate a wonderful dinner at Carol's Resturant on Friday. Our entire weekend provided such happy memories that I will always cherish. Thank you Carol.
My husband and I stayed in the enchanted cabin just last weekend, it was amazing. We went horseback riding , did some archery, and had a couples massage. We also enjoyed a romantic picnic in the gazebo, and enjoyed riding around the ranch in the golf cart that we rented. Blisswood was great and somewhere we plan on going back to the next chance we get. The help was sweet and very accommodating. The cabin we stayed in was very clean and relaxing. This is a perfect place to go and relax to enjoy our significant other.
My Girlfriend and I had the privilege of staying at Blisswood a couple of weeks ago. We stayed in the Maui Suite at the Oasis and we had an absolutely wonderful time there. Carol was extremely friendly and accommodating, as was everyone else we came in contact with. The food at Carol's Restaurant was outstanding, compliments to the chef, and Arturo was an absolute delight as our waiter. Our experience has definitely turned us into guests and friends for life, we will ABSOLUTELY be back again. A note to the people complaining about creeky floors and foliage everywhere: THIS IS A RANCH, NOT THE RITZ CARLTON. That is exactly why we decided to come here. We wanted to get away from all the noise and busyness of the city, and get back to the country lifestyle that I grew up with. The sound of boots on an elevated wood floor brought me back to my childhood days. We were also able to bring our 160 lbs Great Dane with us on this trip, and he also had the time of his life. He was able to come along with us when we went horse back riding, skeet shooting, and on our bike ride around the ranch.
We wanted to do a babymoon before our first child arrived, and since I couldn't really travel far, this was the perfect distance and package. We happened to be there during Valentine's Day, and it was a wonderful, unique experience for us. We went bass fishing, did archery, had a picnic at the gazebo, and had a massage (reflexology for me) at the bungalow. We stayed at the Bluebonnet Bungalow, and it was perfect for us. It's nice to have the privacy away from the norm, and the fact there was no TV and WIFI helped us focus on us. It was a great change of pace. Dinner at Carol's Restaurant was also a nice experience. Even the water was the best water ever! Being pregnant, I was very careful about what I ate, and Carol was very accommodating about that when I requested something different. It was a great experience, and I would definitely come back here, maybe next time with our daughter after she's born and old enough to enjoy the activities.
My husband & I own our own businesses in Houston, so to get away from all the hustle and bustle, no phone calls, no worries, no stress is something we have come to appreciate. To drive just a little over an hour to get this, is priceless! Thank you Carol for offering that to us! We have now been there 4 times and plan on going there next weekend for Easter. We are taking my parents and our 2 kids. We plan on making family traditions at this place. We celebrated my Birthday last week, my best B'day yet! We also took my daughter there on her 1st family vacation when she was only 2wks old, got the most amazing pics w/her & nature, using just a blanket and antique bonnet that we had purchased at Mustang Alley (a local antique shop...A Must-Do when visiting Cat Springs). Another Must-Do is having dinner at Carol's. The food is amazing (I'm talking 5 STAR), romantic atmosphere, and friendly & pleasant staff. We have stayed in Farmhouse & Lanai House. Both have 2 completely different feels, but equally wonderful. At the Farmhouse we got to enjoy the roaming animals, went for a horseback ride, had a picnic at the gazebo, went fishing, and paddle boated. At the Lanai House, we sat on the porch enjoyed a glass of wine and listened to the waterfall that was 20ft. in front of us, took a walk by the stream, swam in a secluded pool in this rainforest like green house- YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARADISE! Another thing my husband & I like to do while there is reading the Guestbook. It's filled with touching stories & experiences. You laugh. You cry. You relate. You feel apart of them because you have experienced something that is sacred and few have experienced. I can't tell you which I prefer over the other, it is a toss up. Hope you enjoy as much as we do, so Carol can keep offering family traditions to to all our families. Sincerely, Michelle Beavan P.S. Carol, if you are reading this, please sign me up first, if you ever decide to do a Frequent Flyer's Club.
My husband and I, together with our two dogs (a Great Dane and a Vizsla), had a very relaxing weekend in the country, which was exactly what we needed. We stayed in the Magnolia Suite of the Dog Trot house. It was a huge room with a mini kitchen (just a microwave and a small fridge). No tv, no internet, just the country, a fireplace, and our Kindles. My hubby went fishing with a guide, we had a picnic at the gazebo, the valentines package (including dinner at Carol's), and I had a wonderful massage on Saturday. It was a truly relaxing weekend and we will be back!
We had a wonderful and active time at Blisswood. Everyone was so friendly and very accommodating. They are a true Pet/kid friendly ranch. My kids could scream and have a blast and my dogs could actually bark without getting fussed at. The Magnolia suite Dog trot was beautifuly decorated in country and very clean. The continental breakfast in the refrigerator was very good and loved the variety. We enjoyed fishing, my girls caught many fish from red ear to bass. The next day we went horseback riding and archery. Both were a wonderful experience for my 2 girls. Eating Saturday night at Carol's was definetly a 5 star restaurant. I had the pork chop which I totally recommend. The most tender, juicy chop I have ever had. My husband had the rib eye and was done to perfection. For sure a "Kiss the cook" kind of restaurant. Open only Friday and Saturday night, I suggest going both nights. Thank you to the entire staff at Blisswood for making our family pet vacation a memorable one. Stayed February 9 11 2013
We went for a special weekend, little did I know just HOW special it was going to be. Upon arrival, we had a very exclusive cabin, on a private road, and it was already lit and set up for 2, with Champagne! And a gift box full of breakfast goodies. I enjoyed being able to take a hot bubble bath in the jacuzzi tub! The place was amazing- (Enchanted Cabin) and since it was dark when we arrived I was not aware of the beauty that awaited us. I was just excited to be on such a big ranch, with anticipation for the next morning's activities. Adam (my fiance) had a picnic set up, at the Gazebo by the bridges, and there was a photographer (Skeeter) that was taking photos of us. Shortly after eating, Adam got down on one knee! It was truly breathtaking and beautiful. A PERFECT setting for the day- bright sun, light breeze, and comfortable temperature. Soonthereafter, we were accompanied by the ranch dog, Sassie, who rode with us in our golf cart (that was provided) pretty much all day. We got to view the entire ranch, all of the animals on it, and really basked in natures beauty on such a tucked away place. Later that evening, we had reservations right down the street, at Carols restaurant. THAT PLACE IS AMAZING! She really cooks the food AND helps serve it, as well as greets customers. Talk about a hard working woman! I was just blown away at the fact that everyone involved keeps their comradery and loyalty, and Carol takes pride in her passion. The food was delicious, so was the homemade desert. And the wine was great, too(ha)! The place itself was so neatly decorated. I REALLY enjoyed everything about the ranch, the cabin, the restaurant, the scenery, the service, the people working there, and the hospitality. We will DEFINITELY be going back! It was the place we got engaged, so of course!!!!!
Arriving at the Odl Farm House brough back memories of staying with my grandparents on a farm. the only thing different was not having to get up early to start the day's work. I found my self starting to get up and go, but realizing I didn't have to. The pace was leisurely. the dogs were an absolute joy to be around. Experiencing no TV was agreat lesson slow down. The place is beautiful and peaceful with just about an hour's drive from Houston. This was definitely a treat for the two of us along with our two granddaughters to share it with. Thank you!
Spent two lovely days at the BlissWood ranch this past December with my wife. We stayed at the Oasis and it was even better than I expected! After traveling from far away it was a really nice to arrive to cozy fire in the fireplace. Thanks to the great staff for setting that up! During the day we explored the ranch on horseback and had a good time just relaxing and enjoying the country. Overall a great experience and I can't wait to get back and do it all again! Also, don't miss a meal at Carol's restaurant. My wife is still talking about the awesome rib-eye she ate there.
Carol, let me first say that you have a magnificent ranch, restaurant and setting for virtually any event. Thanks for making our wedding day so extra special! Getting to know a bit of "your story" plus having the pleasure of following your lead during our ceremony and eating your great cooking, you have a knack for people. We feel blessed in locating you and adding you as a friend in out life! We pray that God continues revealing His dynamic plan in the year's ahead. Please know that we do plan to return in the near term to reminisce and explore more of your facilities. Thanks again for all of your hard work and facilitating a great day and evening! Ps, we offer a shout out to Skeeter Hagler! I never would have imagined that we would ever be in the presence of any Pulitzer Prize winner, much less have one shooting pictures of us... He is a spectacular man and we are elated to have had him capture so many rare moments for bragging later in life!
Forget the Hilton and the Hyatt.. It was so worth the drive out! Carol and her team at the Blisswood are professionals! It was a great find! We were very lucky that she was available to officiate our very private wedding ceremony. Kit's Bungalow nearby at The Oasis found in a bamboo forest is a vintage-like cabin with a sheer-draped wrought iron canopy bed....somewhat romantic. Loved it. You could forget you're in Texas while exploring the lush, tropical gardens and ponds. Must have the salmon entree at Carol's Restaurant.