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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 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 14 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 14 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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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

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.

Reviewed 9 November 2016

My family and I have been coming to the Mayan Dude Ranch for the last 22 years. Every summer we spend a week with some of the best people on earth! The hospitality, food, activities, entertainment cannot be found anywhere else. I recently went for a business conference and everything was perfect, timely, and exceeded everyone's expectations. So, if you...

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

Katherine, Thank you for your positive review and your twenty-two year endorsement. We love our repeat guests and view them as part of our extended family. We appreciate your compliments about our hospitality, food, activities, and entertainment. The experience at the Mayan Ranch is truly unique. As we like to say, “There is no place like this place anywhere near...

Post, Texas
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We spent the weekend of November 4-6 for a Mary Kay retreat! The staff was AMAZING and the food was marvelous and LOTS of it! We really enjoyed being out in nature and the hayrides! We really enjoyed our weekend and with coffee and juice delivered to our door on Saturday morning......icing on the cake! I will most definitely be...

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Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent retreat with us at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our food, activities, and amenities, like coffee and juice delivered to your room each morning. Thank you for choosing the Mayan Ranch as your retreat destination. We look forward to having your family with our family soon.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 8 November 2016

my first stay at the Mayan was soooo great. I will go back!! Friendliest staff I have ever experienced. So many fun activities... horseback riding was so fun! Perfect place to take your team, family or friends.

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

Cindy, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliment about the Mayan Ranch having the “friendliest staff [you] have ever experienced.” We pride ourselves on our unique brand of Texas hospitality that we have been serving our guests for over half a century. We look forward to...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Spent an amazing weekend here. So much more than expected. We had a blast taking hayrides to our meals. Food was fabulous & abundant! Wake up knock w/oj & coffee - very cool! Love the Roper, musicians, horses and longhorn. Planning our next visit!!

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

Amy, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are pleased that we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your compliments about our coffee and juice service delivered to your room each morning. These extra touches are what make the Mayan Ranch special. We look forward to your next visit with...

Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Mayan Dude Ranch is family owned and operated. You can expect the kind of hospitality you get when you visit your favorite doting Grandmother. Delicious home cooked meals, cozy bed to sleep in, and activities you can't do at your home in the city. The hospitality of the staff, from check-in, to maid service, food/snacks and equestrian activities is...

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

Jennifer, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. The ranch has been in the Hicks family for five generations, and we are happy you felt at home with us, enjoying our delicious home-cooked meals, our cozy accommodations, and our western activities. We appreciate your corporate business and look forward to...

Reviewed 7 November 2016

My experience was amazing. The hospitality was phenomenal. The food was delicious and super tasty. Cowboy breakfast and Dinner was very enjoying with the music in the back ground. Cabins are so relaxing and cozy! Location was not difficult to find. I can't wait to come back!

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Darlene, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our tasty food, entertainment with dinner, and cozy cabins. The best testament to our unique brand of western hospitality is that you cannot wait to return. We look forward to having you with us again at the...

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had our Mary Kay retreat here & I must say this is by far the BEST place ever. The hospitality is AMAZING. The staff is AWESOME & super friendly. The food.. OMG THE FOOD IS AWESOME. This place is a must go!! Great for family activities and even business retreats! This is definitely a place to come back to!!...

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Denise, Thank you for your positive review of your recent retreat at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our hospitality and our food. We agree that it is awesome! The Mayan Ranch is the perfect place to host your corporate convention. We have a large meeting room, equipped with the technology you need. We can tailor your conference...

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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $537 - $543 (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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“We didn't stay over because we were traveling with a group on an AAA tour.”
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