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Rancho Cortez Day Trips

872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Bandera
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First, I want to start my review by saying the staff were friendly but at times appeared either overworked or inexperienced. I have riden horses at various times for over 40 years including two stays for a week each at ranches on the East coast and Northwest. Horseback experience- I had never before been on a ride where they didn't... More

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Tsáda, Paphos, Cyprus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

As we did not have the time in our itinerary to stay on a dude ranch overnight, we booked a day at the Rancho Cortez in Bandera - and we had a marvellous time. On arrival we were swept off on our first trail ride. Not being experienced horse riders, the wranglers picked us the most appropriate horse -and the... More

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San Mateo, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When in San Antonio for a week, my travel partner and I wanted to experience a real working ranch. We researched many different ranches and decided Rancho Cortez was the best for us. Upon calling, booking, and check in, everyone was professional. Larry himself was checking us in, then teaching us to throw a lasso rope. Yes, I could not... More

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Pittsburg, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We recently gave our grandchildren a choice of the Cortez Ranch or San Diego for a little trip while they were out of school. They chose the ranch. We stayed on the ranch, rode every day, swam, took the wagon ride(they got to drive the team), learned basic horsemanship, played ping pong, dominoes, and enjoyed the camp fire complete with... More

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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a 3 day weekend,stayed in a large bunkhouse,just the 2 of us,were comfortable.We had a good time. Larry was always happy to show us western life. We went to bandera and walked the streets,even saw marti gras parade. The food was good,but get there early in case runs out and to eat while hot. The staff was there... More

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South Padre Island, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The day after Christmas my husband and I took our 4 grandchildren to Rancho Cortez. Their ages are 10 to 6 and this was part of their Christmas present. This trip was a huge sucess!! Anyone that has children that age can relate...they love their electronics and I refused to buy them anymore and wanted this outing to be different.... More

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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

At rancho cortez , you ll find peace and calme . Always something to do there and you can help at any time . Be a part of this cowboy Family and share good food ;) ! Best memories of our road trip , thks marc !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Do not under any circumstances pay for more than a week at a time. Although the people mean well and truly want to help. The facilities leave something to be desired (exercise in poop in/around barn). The pool was down for two weeks. Staff had high turn over, novice's, and many canceled classes. Told to monitor my own food intake,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Probably the best thing I've done while visiting San Antonio! First of all- the drive to the ranch is very scenic, simply gorgeous! While at the rancho - me and my sister were giggling the whole time as all these handsome rugged men in boots and cowboy hats kept calling us "M'am"...! The property itself is very beautiful and worth... More

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Devonshire, Devonshire, Bermuda
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Excellent half day tour. Decided to do this instead of staying at the ranch and think we made the right choice. Nice pool to keep you cool after the ride on the Texas heat. Surprisingly good food !

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