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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rancho Cortez

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Rancho Cortez
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conroe
2 reviews
“dear tdan736 and to people who read this review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

the horse that you saw was a white speckled horse right? Well this horse is fed very well but he has a medical condition because of his age nobody rides him but he does graze with the others. i was there for 2 weeks and loved it. Girls summer camp was amazing and fun! If you have a girl that knows quite a bit about horses send them HERE! I happen to be an expert on horses and i wanted to check this place out but i was worried it was going to be like ... this is a s-a-d-d-l-e and this is a ... BORING!!! but its nothing like that . the first day you get there you get on and ride its so FUN!!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Lake Charles, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!! Absolutely beautiful, peaceful, friendly and FUN!! We got in on a Saturday evening, and as we drove up first thing we saw was all the "dude's" and "health fitness" people sitting around a beautiful campfire. There was this tall handsome cowboy walking around and roasting his guest marshmallows and telling great stories! Next A.M. got up to a wonderful breakfast, then off on a beautiful and peaceful horseback ride around the ranch. The sights were breathtaking that made one think of the old cowboy days and their glory! Our guide was excellent as well as the rest of the staff at Ranch Cortez. I will definitely be going back for a longer visit soon! 5 Star Rating in this gal's bank of memories!
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING Larry and Mary!!
Peggy Kelley
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Lake Charles, LA 70601

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is my 5th time coming to this wonderful get away from it all ranch. I took part in fitness and horses. The staff here is very willing to go out of their way to make sure you have a comfortable stay. So whether you are fitness, (Mary) or want to take part in an authentic dude ranch,( Cowboy Larry) will do what it takes to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very comfortable, I, however prefer the bunk house. It is there that I form man...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Centerville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Staying at the Ranch brought me back to the days of old west and the chisom trail. Cowboy Larry, Ms. Mary, Ms. Cheryl, and the entire team were warm and welcoming during my stay. I road horses with the wranglers and Cowboy Larry a number of times, stayed in a beautiful bunk house room, and enjoyed the songs and stories told by Cowboy Larry and Wrangler Bill. Thank you Rancho Cortez for a wonderful stay and for inviting me back again. Anyone looking to enjoy the old west and back hill rides on some awsome horses need to make a trip to this exciting ranch in Bandera Texas!

Room Tip: For a solo visit ask for the bunk house room... They are roomy for a bunk house and exceptionally we...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Our extended family spent a week with Larry and the Cortez family at Rancho Cortez. The combination of being outdoors, the horses, and Cowboy Larry was pure magic. The kids didn't want to leave, the adults got to relive childhood cowboy daydreams, and stress was a distant memory. Just save the arena lessons for the last day! This is a great place for kids - the Cortez family encourages kids to participate in ranch activities in a meaningful way. A stay at Rancho Cortez is more than a vacation - it is a memory, a connection, and (best of all) a rest.

Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Rancho Cortez
Address: 872 Hay Holler Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-4364
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Bandera
Price range (per night): $132 - $301
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Rancho Cortez! Located in the cowboy capital of the world, Rancho Cortez is a Texas Dude Ranch and Cowboy Fitness Farm offering horseback riding, lodging, day trips, hiking, and more! Saddle up and live your dreams at the Texas Dude Ranch! Cowboys, cowgirls, and experienced riders will enjoy horseback riding with expert cowboy, Larry Cortez. We offer plenty of Texas-style fun with hayrides, campfires, cattle roundups, lasso lessons, swimming in our pool, or soaking in our hot tub. With a broad array of wildlife species and ruggedly beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see, the ranch is the perfect escape from urban life. Lost weight and get fit on the Cowboy Fitness Farm! Fitness and weight loss visitors will work with personal trainers under the direction of Mary Cortez. Come for our popular 30 day weight loss camp or spend just a few days or weeks. Guided hikes, water aerobics, yoga, weight training, aerobics, pilates, and horseback riding - along with classes in the air-conditioned gym - will help you meet your weight loss goals. We can get you started on the road to a healthier life and teach you new skills to take home! Come to the beautiful Texas Hill Country for the getaway of a lifetime at Rancho Cortez! ... more   less 
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Rancho Cortez Bandera, Texas

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