Spend a day, a week, or even longer at our 500 acre working Texas guest ranch only an hour west of Houston. Enjoy a peaceful country setting amidst majestic Live Oaks in your choice of turn-of-the-century Texas Homes, completely furnished including kitchen facilities. Enjoy the simple life in the calming surroundings, where animals abound on the ranch. You can even bring your canine companion! Choose from a variety of ranch activities include horseback riding, hiking, trapshooting, biking, catch-and-release bass fishing, and more. We also offer massage services and dinner packages, or you can take a very short journey to BlissWood's own restaurant, Carol's at Cat Spring. Come stay with us and you'll understand why we call this magical place BlissWood. We plan wonderful weddings, family reunions, church retreats, corporate retreats for team building and seminars.
5 on July 20, 2014
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!
Thanks for taking time to let the traveling public and us know about your stay at BlissWood. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the dinner at the restaurant. Looking forward to having you return!
4.0 on July 18, 2014
Nice personal touches. Quiet and peaceful.
Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the peace and quiet
4.8 on July 14, 2014
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.
Thanks for taking time to let the traveling public know about your stay at BlissWood. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the dinner at the restaurant. Best to you with your "Blessed Event"!
3.4 on July 12, 2014
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.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the indoor swimming pool in the conservatory and that you appreciate the surroundings. I'm sorry you were disappointed in our continental breakfast. We do describe our breakfast is "Continental," and it is also posted on our website. We will make sure that it will be clearer for our next guests. We will also schedule our linens to go to the cleaners more often. Thanks for your suggestions. They are very welcome.
4.6 on July 08, 2014
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.
4.6 on July 07, 2014
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.
Appreciate you taking time to let us know about your celebration stay at BlissWood. We are blessed to have guests like you who enjoy our place in the country.
3.6 on June 19, 2014
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.
Thanks for taking time to detail your stay in the Lanai House at the Oasis and glad you enjoyed it. We did have a harsh winter this past winter and Mother Nature was not kind to our tropical paradise. We are in the process of "restoring" what Mother Nature did not "return." The "large structure" that is attached to the conservatory was a "work in progress" when the previous owner passed away. It was going to be her house to live in and she never got to see her dream. There are plans for it in the future when funds become available, and you have the vision that we have for it. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts.
4.8 on June 11, 2014
A perfect vacation
Thanks! Glad you had the "perfect vacation"!
3.0 on June 04, 2014
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.
Thank you for taking time to detail your experience here. We did have a harsh winter and are working on restoring our tropical plants and other items. We appreciate you letting us know your perspective and glad that you enjoyed a lot of the things that the Lanai House had to offer. We also are happy that you enjoyed your dinner at Carol's a Cat Spring Restaurant. Looking forward to your return.
5 on May 26, 2014
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!!!
Thanks for taking time to let us know about your stay at BlissWood. It gives us great joy to share this private ranch with amazing guests like you, who fully and totally enjoyed what we have to offer. Hope to see you back again soon!
This small secluded one-room cabin is hidden amongst the live oaks. If you need to truly get away, this is the place of perfect seclusion. Features queen bed, loveseat in living area, an efficiency kitchen, gas fireplace, bath with 2-person Jacuzzi, front porch and a back deck. Featuring a private hot tub and outdoor shower! Sleeps 2.
This charming two-story antique house is located in a private wooded area. Front porch with swing and rocking chairs. From the living room, there is a fabulous panoramic view of centuries-old huge live oaks in a park-like setting, swing hanging from oak tree, This house features a Jacuzzi garden tub in one of the 2 bathrooms, shower in second bath. Fully furnished kitchen with kitchen table. Large farm table in dining area. It is perfect for a couple or family. Two bedrooms downstairs, one with queen bed, one with twins, which can convert to king. Upstairs two small, cozy bedrooms, each with twins, also can convert to kings. Sleeps 8.
The Dog Trot House is a natural setting for small gatherings with plenty of open space inside & out and includes a pool and large deck & patio surrounded by large live oaks. A fireplace adorns each side. The romantic Magnolia Suite of the Dog Trot House features a large fireplace and Jacuzzi tub and shower, queen bed, and kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster coffeemaker. The Cozy Loft Suite of the house has an upstairs small loft with a double bed, a sleeper couch in the living room, fully equipped kitchen, large farm table in dining area, and one full bath, with bathtub/shower. Sleeps 10.
The restored two-story Texas Farmhouse is completely furnished with turn of the Century antiques. It has two bedrooms, a full kitchen, cozy living room, 1 1/2 baths with antique claw foot tub and queen beds. Downstairs bedroom has antique teester bed. Upstairs bedroom has antique iron bed and private sitting area. Front and back porches and picket-fenced yard. Sleeps up to four.
The 1800-style Log Cabin is complete with fireplace and antiques from the 19th Century. It's two story, with a queen bed downstairs and two over-sized twin beds upstairs. The bathroom features a clawfoot tub. Full kitchen with farm table. Sleeps up to four and possibility of fifth person on futon upstairs if requested. Located close to Red Barn and owner's private home, so you may hear some dogs barking at times in the distance.
This romantic Magnolia Suite of the Dog Trot House features a large fireplace and soaking tub for two and shower, queen bed, two seating areas, and a galley kitchen with refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, convection toaster oven, microwave, toaster & coffeemaker. There is a backyard outdoor pool. Perfect for couples looking for a private getaway. In addition, families of up to 6 can also stay here by using the extra sleeping options that include a trundle bed and sleeper couch.
The Cozy Loft Suite of the Dog Trot House has a large fireplace in the living room, plus a private sitting area furnished with wicker furniture with view of outdoor pool and centuries-old live oak trees. It also features a full kitchen and large antique farmhouse table in dining area, a cozy, small upstairs loft with a double bed, a sleeper couch in the living room. One full bath with shower/tub combination. There is a backyard outdoor pool. Sleeps four.
The Ranch House Studio is attached to the main ranch house, yet it's cozy and private, with private stairs leading up to studio. Features 3 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, 2 ½ bath, plus a sofa sleeper. It also includes a mirrored bar/kitchenette, TV/DISH, and a balcony with view of front pasture & horses. Sleeps up to 8.
Very private, secluded cabin nestled in the deep woods, near Enchanted Lake featuring a private outdoor hot tub! Features queen bed and soaking tub in sleeper area with views of the woods. Efficiency full stocked kitchen, single sleeper couch in living area, and a dining table. Separate bathroom with shower. Single sleeper couch in living area. Large deck outside.
Nestled in the woods, antique house moved from Cat Spring. Two-bedroom (each with one queen bed), one bath with clawfoot tub/shower. Full size kitchen furnished with pots/pans, dishes, silverware, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, dining table. Living room has sleeper sofa. Can sleep 6. Full front porch, small back porch.
Perfectly located to watch the stars in the evening from the front porch, located in a pastoral setting. Two bedrooms, both furnished with queen beds; two-bath, livingroom with electric fireplace to use for ambience in the summer, heating in the winter; dining area, fully-stocked kitchen, along with microwave, coffeemaker, toaster. AC throughout. Outdoors features a private hot tub for two.
Wake up to birdsongs, watch the sunset from this Very Private petite one-bedroom cabin, secluded in the woods; small front porch, view of pond with pier. Features queen bed in petite bedroom, fully-stocked kitchen with full-sized fridge, stove/oven, microwave/coffeemaker/toaster; living area, dining table. Separate bathroom with tub/shower. Photography by Pulitizer Prize Winner Skeeter Hagler decorates the walls of this small cabin.
Countryside, Lakefront, Secluded
Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 65 miles
Take I-10 West towards San Antonio; take Exit 720 (Sealy-Bellville) to Highway 36, turn left (North) on 36; go 1.3 Miles to 1094; turn left on 1094; go approximately 12.5 miles to Schwanbeck Road (at microwave tower); go left on Schwanbeck Road; go exactly one mile to Y in road immeditely after the railroad tracks; take the road to the right (Newberg Road-Lutheran Cemetery); go exactly one mile, turn left at the wrought iron gate with brick wall.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf at the Falls in New Ulm, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm
Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Guided Horseback Rides, Trap shooting range, Full kitchen facilities in each house, Catch & release bass fishing, archery
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Carol L. Davis
Cats , Dogs
The goal is to provide a way for guests to enjoy the simple life in the calming surroundings of this magnificent Cat Spring, Texas ranch with horses, cattle, miniature donkeys, peacocks, fallow deer, black buck antelope, and American Bison. Enjoy catch & release bass fishing in our stocked lakes while you watch the swans, ducks and geese glide by on the pond, rekindle your romance or have a picnic at the gazebo overlooking the Enchanted Lake or take a midnight stroll through the meadows and moon
Perfect for your Texas fishing getaway! Enjoy one day of catch & release bass fishing on our private stocked lakes, use of a fishing boat, tackle box with our favorite lures, and a snack pack with souvenir bag. Plus great prizes for catching tagged fish! $199 per person, plus accommodations. See details on our website.
Get a true taste of Texas with this local beer tasting package that includes a tasting of 4 beers, souvenir pint glass, a “growler” (66 oz.) of your favorite beer to take home, insulated BlissWood bag & a picnic to go! Book online at blisswood.net
Get a taste of local flavors with a wonderful gift basket, which includes local tea, olive oil, honey, lavender products, a candle, two glasses from Huff Brewery, and two CDs by local songwriter Marie Schoelman. It’s the perfect gift to give during your visit!
Find peace and be well with our package of ultimate relaxation, including aromatherapy diffuser with two essential oils, reflexology balls for you to take with you if you wish, air purifier for your use during your stay, and the book “Bulletproof Diet,” yours to keep.