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Rancho Cortez Day Trips

Address: 872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
Phone Number: 830-796-9339
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Bandera
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Hoarse ride up cliff was great fun, food was fabulous. If weather is chilly or raining not a lot to do so watch the forecast. Chris was a great guide and my children loved the experience. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With my husbands work schedule we could not stay over night but luckily we are only 1.5 hours away so we were able to spend the day there. Everyone was friendly from check in until we left after the campfire. We enjoyed the horseback riding and the beautiful views. We brought our (exchange student) son with us who had never... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed on the ranch doe three days with my teenage grand children and daughter and her husband. We had a great time . They were very helpful in getting us to do the trail rides. As I was a big chicken to ride the horses they even gave me some private lessons. The food was very good but you... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spent a day at Racho Cortez - what a fantastic day! Before we arrived we had a helpful mail conversation with Cheryl. Even when we had a logistic problem at the day we arrived Cheryl was very helpful. During the day we experienced a fine balance between getting enough time for the riding, rope exercise, feeding the longhorns and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We booked a half day trip here for a birthday celebration. We wanted to do some horseback riding and relaxation. Rancho Cortez definitely delivered pretty well, but we did not get to use all of the amenities. There was a bit of a lack of organization for those shoe wanted a tighter schedule of activities. Some of the facilities were... More 

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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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Paphos District, Cyprus
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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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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