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Katy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to the Mayan is a true getaway. This is a family run ranch with incredible history and unmatched hospitality...or horspitality in Mayan terms. Every one of the staff makes a guest feel like family. Activities are diverse and abundant. The food is superb and accommodations are spacious and appropriately rustic. I loved the early morning hayride to an...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a weekend at the Mayan Ranch with a party of 7 ranging from 13 to 50 y/o. It was a very unique experience. Despite the rainy&cold weather we had a great time. In the mornings we rode to cowboy breakfast, an experience that cannot be missed at the Mayan Dude Ranch! The horses are very well trained and...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Alex, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. Despite the weather, we are pleased you were able to enjoy our authentic Cowboy Breakfast. We appreciate your compliments about our homemade food, and we are pleased you felt welcomed and at home in our main lobby with our cozy fireplaces and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something different we stayed for 5 nights for New Year's Eve it was great good food and beer and good wine included . The lodges are quant. Horse riding twice a day. And if you've got kids loads to do. It's run by family and they make you feel very welcome would highly recommend this holiday thanks to...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We are thrilled you chose to spend New Year’s with us, enjoying our delicious, home-made food and complimentary beer and wine. We appreciate your compliments, and we look forward to having you with us at the Mayan Ranch again soon.

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the ranch for the new year and had great fun from start to finish. You are certainly made to feel part of the family. They are all ready to help and are so easy to talk to. I would go back in a heartbeat. The horse rides were great and you can do two a day. Food...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch. We are glad you felt part of our family, and. I will pass on your compliments about our food to our chef, Shawna; her team is always finding new ways to treat our guests to special meals. I will also pass on your compliments to...

Bryan, Texas
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My newlywed wife and I went here for our honeymoon for 3 days in November 2016. We stayed in cabin 5/6. The hospitality and service were first rate. The food was absolutely delicious, think southern homecooked. The muscians' playing and singing really added to the mood. The events (horserides, hayrides, roping, country line dancing, archery, poker, etc.) keep you entertained...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We feel honored to be chosen as your honeymoon destination, and we are pleased you found our hospitality, food, activities, and entertainment “first rate.” We are glad you enjoyed your cabin and relaxing amid our beautiful scenery and wildlife. The best compliment...

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We really had a good time at the ranch, the Hicks family is so friendly...a real place!! Very good food..horse riding and dance(hi Judy!) We really hope to come back one day. Best wishes for all this wonderfull staff.... Belinda et Florent from France

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Belinda and Florent, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation with us, making memories dancing with Judy and riding the horses with our wranglers. We appreciate your compliments about our friendly staff, and we look forward to having you with our family again soon.

Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We just returned from four, fun-filled days, over the Thanksgiving holiday, at the Mayan. It was an unexpected treat, and we were pleased and impressed by the ranch, its staff and our over-all experience. A couple of things to be aware of, if you are considering a stay at the Mayan. First, it fills up quickly, my mother-in-law booked our...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and that you were impressed with our staff and overall experience. I will pass on your compliments about our welcoming staff, our cozy accommodations, and our delicious food. We look forward to having you and your...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Overall I enjoyed my 5 night stay, and I would definitely return. That being said, there are some things I would point out to someone who would consider staying here. There were no deal breakers, but still worth mentioning... - I arrived at night. The road to the ranch is in complete darkness and the 2 signs indicating direction to...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We feel honored that you chose to stay with us at the Mayan on your first trip to Texas. We appreciate your compliments about our beautiful scenery and wildlife, our delicious food, our entertaining activities, and our friendly staff. We also appreciate your...

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I am so enamored by this incredible ranch and the wonderfully unique experience it provides! This family owned and operated 'dude'/guest ranch offers is world renowned for obvious reasons! The Hicks Family creates an environment that allows you to feel like you're a part of their family! -warm, friendly, and inviting! They'll go above and beyond to ensure your visit...

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We are thrilled you felt enamored with our renowned service, food, and activities. We take pride in making our guests happy, and we are pleased you felt the warmth and friendless of our staff. I will pass on your compliments about our...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Mayan dude ranch. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by the extended Hicks family and our every need was catered for nothing was to much trouble. The food and drink was plentiful and very tasty. The lodge we stayed in had been recently renovated and was very comfortable and...

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Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are pleased you felt welcomed and catered to while you were with our family. We appreciate your compliments about our food and our accommodations. We look forward to having you with us again soon for more of our world-famous hospitality.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Horsepitality" is the foundation of the Mayan Ranch which is located in Bandera, Texas, 48 miles NW of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. Come experience our superb food, great accommodations, enthusiastic staff, horseback riding over picturesque trails, and swimming in our Texas-sized pool. Learn how to spin a rope, crack a whip and pitch shoes. Or, just sit back and enjoy a wagon ride around the ranch property to see the wildlife.Bring your family or your business (we are a great facility for conferences.)The Mayan Ranch is full American Plan. Rates include all meals, lodging, ranch activities as well as complimentary beer, wine, sodas and coffee.There is a little 'cowboy' in all of us - Find yours at the Mayan Ranch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayan Dude Ranch

Address: 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Price Range: $524 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayan Dude Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas
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“Expect a lot of walking, up and down hill. A cabin near the office is best if you want to reduce the hiking.”
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