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Twin Elm Guest Ranch

810 FM 470, P.O. Box 117, Bandera, TX 78003
Twin Elm Guest Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The owners at Twin Elm guest ranch would rather make a dollar than warn stranded campers of an approaching flood. This facility was made aware of the cituation 4 hours before the river came out of its banks. Never said a word or made a phone call!

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Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful experience for my sisters whom had never been to Texas!! If you are looking for a historic, yet well maintained, guest ranch with tons of fun stuff to do for the whole family, then by all means go to 2E Twin Elms Guest Ranch. We went horseback riding ( and none of us really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic. We had a tremendous time at Twin Elms - in fact we didn't want to leave. The RV plots are well managed and pleasant but the real attractions are the hospitality and cowboy welcome. Highly recommended.

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Liestal, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Finding this little cowboy paradise was our lucky punch on a road trip through Texas. Upon arrival on the ranch we were overwhelmed at the front desk by the welcome of Kim and felt at home from the first moment on (you're an angel!). Kim was always there with a good advise or a helpful hand. Next we met Kathlyn... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our first time in Texas and on a dude ranch. Kids 9, 8, 6, 4 all did not want to leave. Horseback riding, campfires, learned to lasso, pool, and we were only there for 1 day- wish we would have booked for another night. Made memories that the kids and our family will never forget. **New managers now,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful location in the heart of the Hill Country, wonderful family geat away -we stayed two nights and our sons didn't want to leave, they loved the horseback riding, the roping, the marshmallows melting in the campfire every evening, the pool, the hayride- Very dedicated team always ready to propose new activities, they satisfied all our needs, we didn't even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm not kidding. I like to do trail rides as often as I can, which isn't so often and I have to say that this is the best trail ride we have ever taken. The scenery was fantastic. The horses were completely docile and followed the leader. We went in the last week of March and the weather was fantastic.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place is twin elms guest ranch. Down home country. Horse rides good food family style. Hayrides campfire. Beautiful country. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Laid back vacation. Been in business since the 1930's. And be sure to visit Arky Blues Silver Dollar Salloon--- great history , see and chat with locals. One owner since the 1930's. You'll want to return... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have never been to a "dude" ranch so I did not know what to expect. We came just after several days of rain so areas were very muddy but this did not affect us much. We opted not to do horse back riding and it was a little damp for a hay ride. This facility was not a "hotel"... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The property is very scenic and beautiful, but the accommodations are terrible. We expected a rustic environment, but what we received was a rundown facility. There were nineteen people in our group and we stayed for two nights. All nineteen were terribly disappointed with the accommodations. All of the buildings need renovations and upgrades. Porch roof on one of the... More 

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TwinElm, Manager at Twin Elm Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your concerns. While we try to keep the facility as authentic as it was built in the 30's we do strive to keep it clean and maintained as well. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time, as well as others in your group, in the family rec room since the evening had been... More 

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