Bluebonnet Cabins

& Wildlife Refuge
Call to book: 713-858-6238

A Special Place for SPECIAL NEEDS

Where Transformation Occurs ~ Naturally

Bluebonnet Cabins ~ Close Trips

Two-Night Minimum Stay.  Absolutely no smoking, no pets, no fires, [no barbecues without approval due to dry conditions].

One guest's lovely blog about Lily Ponds Cottage:

These unique vacation cabins offer easy access to surrounding towns.  New Ulm is 17 miles from I-10 west at Columbus and 20 miles south of Hwy 290 at Brenham.  These getaways between Houston and Austin are close enough to the Round Top Antique Festival but away from the crowds.

Curly Q Ranch Ranch Refuge --You're here!

Gourmet Dining available with Chefs David or Marc

David or Marc can prepare a meal of your dreams in the private cottage kitchen.  Contact Marc at or call him: 832-472-1852.

Menus available from Chef David:

Roast Duck with Wild Rice
Cranberry Coulis
Steamed Asparagus
Blue Cheese and Pear Salad

Seared Tuna Steaks
Mango salsa
Black Beans
Cumin Rice
Home Made Tortilla Chips
Pico de Gallo

Carnitas (Shredded Pork)
Chile Rellenos
With Spanish Rice and Refried Frijoles

Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Prosciutto, Sage and Mushrooms
Roasted Garlic
Rosemary New Potatoes
Tomato, Red Onion and Chevre Salad with Basil

Rack of Lamb
Fanned Potatoes

Bredwell Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Home Made Pasta (spaghetti or fettuccine) with Mama Benvenuto's "Gravy" (Red Sauce)
Artisan French Garlic Bread
Bredwell Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Crab/Cream Cheese Wontons
Crab Asparagus Soup
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura or Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry
Fried and Steamed Rice
Egg Drop Soup

Chicken Curry with Japanese Eggplant
Steamed Rice


Home Made Mango Ice Cream or Pear Tartine

There are limited opportunities for fine dining in the Industry/New Ulm area. With that in mind, we have approached our friends and neighbors at Curly Q Ranch to offer an array of elegant meals*, prepared and served at BluebonnetCabin or Lily Ponds Cottage to those guests with a taste for more than standard "country cuisine". We bring a lifetime of cooking to the table and have, over the years, perfected a wide range of cuisines... From French to Continental to almost any ethnic cuisine that might be of interest.
We enjoy sharing our passion for food as much as we enjoy our passion for horses so this opportunity seems to be a perfect fit! We look forward to helping make your stay at BluebonnetCabin or Lily Ponds Cottage  memorable!
If guests consider themselves "comfortable in the kitchen", we enjoy an extra pair of hands to assist in preparation. However, first and foremost, it's about enjoying your stay at Bluebonnet Cabin or Lily Ponds Cottage ! With that in mind, you are just as welcome to take a glass of wine down to the dock while dinner is being prepared.
Each menu is completely tailored to the individual guest's tastes and are priced accordingly.
Meals start at $30.00 per person (not including beverages). 
Our seasonal menus will reflect what is coming from our garden at the time of your stay, unless you want a specific vegetable that we don't grow. Our summer garden has crook neck squash, zucchini, green beans, a variety of lettuces and tomatoes, red onion, spring onion, leeks, white corn, a variety of peppers (from mild to wild) and eggplant. Our herb garden has rosemary, basil, sage, parsley, oregano and thyme. 
To satisfy our rural upbringing, we also have okra, black-eyed peas, purple hull peas and both mustard and collard greens. 
Unfortunately, asparagus will always be store-bought.
These meals will be prepared from start to finish** at BluebonnetCabin or Lily Ponds Cottage . We will advise you of the time required to prepare each meal so planning your evening is possible.
Remember, these are only SAMPLE menus! Let's get creative together before your visit to make for your most memorable meal ever!


New Ulm -- 1 mile
Schulz General Store, the store that has everything from saddles to SchulzBucks coffee.

-- 3 miles
Heinsohn's General Store is a quaint store out of the early 1900s, a modern museum of stock, such as turtle trappers, cast iron cookware, western boots, unusual collectibles.

Industry -- 5 miles
The cedar beams at Bluebonnet Cabin come from Industry's Country Timberworks.  They custom cut beautiful cedar for any occasion. 

Cat Spring--11 miles
Mustang Alley is a quaint shop with beautiful cowhides!  Both Lily Ponds Cottage and Bluebonnet Cabin have them, and they are very durable and long lasting!
Carol's Restaurant is a wonderful gourmet restaurant holding wine tasting nights, special dishes such as bison, and just an overall good time.
Carol's Blisswood has several cabins and offers parties for weddings, family reunions, etc.

Fayetteville--12 miles
Lake Fayette is a great bass fishing lake with boat ramps, swimming areas, bank fishing.  Here's a link to the amenities at Oak Thicket Park and the directions:  amenities     directions

The other park, Park Prairie Park, on Fayette Lake is a couple of miles east off FM 159:  amenities     directions

Bellville--15 miles
A great restaurant with the best cream of poblano and corn soup is Yani's.

Warrenton--15 miles

Round Top--20 miles: antiques, history, architecture, classical music

Sealy--20 miles

Brenham--22 miles
One of my favorite restaurants is here: Volare's, especially the Linguine Del Mare!

LaGrange--25 miles   the very best music listening venue, a non profit dedicated to the purity of the art: The Bugle Boy!

Austin--95 miles

Houston--74 miles

San Antonio--140 miles

Bluebonnet Cabins of New Ulm, TX
1842 Track Road West
New Ulm, TX 78950
FAX (480)-275-3935