Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

13205 Frantz Rd , Cat Spring, TX 78933 USA (Show map)


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.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Wonderful stay at Blisswood

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

Enchanted Cabin Review

4.0 on July 18, 2014

Nice personal touches. Quiet and peaceful.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the peace and quiet

Great babymoon vacation!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Amazing Room and Peaceful Atmosphere

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.

Excellent weekend getaway

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Blisswood Ranch: A wonderful country getaway

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

log cabin

4.8 on June 11, 2014

A perfect vacation

Innkeeper Response
Thanks! Glad you had the "perfect vacation"!

Nice weekend getaway

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

15 year Anniversary

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!!!

Innkeeper Response
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!

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Secluded


Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 65 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Guided Horseback Rides, Trap shooting range, Full kitchen facilities in each house, Catch & release bass fishing, archery

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of your stay
  • Cancellations: For cancellations 14 days or more prior to arrival, deposit may be applied to stays from Sunday night through Wednesday night, and you may use that deposit at any time within one year from date of cancellation, except for holidays or special events. For cancellations of less than 14 days prior to arrival, no refunds will be made.
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Carol L. Davis

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: No set time
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Ribeye House Favorite
Flatiron grilled


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Special Package

Angler’s Package

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.

Craft Beer Tasting Package

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

A Taste Of Texas Hill Country Basket

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!

Wellness Package

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.

Bluebonnet Wine & Cheese Trail

Celebrate spring! Join us for a beautiful Texas weekend getaway during the upcoming Bluebonnet Wine & Cheese Trail. What’s better than enjoying local wines and cheeses in the sunshine? Get your tickets and book your cabin today – we’re selling out fast! Your tickets include: Keepsake wine glass to use during tastings Packet of Texas wildflower seeds Two wine tastings and cheese appetizer at each stop Make it to all 7 stops and you’ll receive a special gift! Wine Trail tickets are $35 for one person or $56 for two people.

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