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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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Big Island, Hawaii
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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6 hotel reviews
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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 

Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As a participant with the national meeting of the International Mercedes Benz 190 SL Group I had the great pleasure of staying at the Twin Elms Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas. Twin Elms is rustic and for those who appreciate history Twin Elms is a joy. When visiting the Ranch I recommend reserving rooms in the Travel Lodge as these... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Six family members (2 kids, parents, and grandparents) spent a few nights here over spring break in mid-March. We enjoyed the horse riding and the cowboys who led the rides. We also enjoyed the food they served. The people who run this place seem very nice. We stayed in 2 adjacent bunkhouse rooms across from the campfire. The rooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a super great time at Twin Elms! Justin and his family and crew were amazingly friendly and made me and my girlfriend feel like a part of the family. The horses and the wranglers were super even for us as complete beginners - it was just such an experience to ride in the beautiful areas in nice and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our family of 15 had an amazing experience at Twin Elm. One of our grandchildren said, "I really like it here. There are no rules." Some of us had never been on a horse (me) and all of us went (5 years old to 68). Everyone at the ranch was so very helpful. Each family had their own cabin, Bunk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We spent a night here with some friends recently. Considering the price the rooms were really very basic but the horses were really well looked after and happy and the wranglers were absolutely brilliant/utterly charming - Bobby, Garrett and JW absolutely made our trip. They made sure the rides catered to the different abilities of the riders in our groups... More 

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Holmes, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Twin Elm in July 2013. What an amazing experience! Our cottage was rustic and simple but cute and clean. The ranch is beautiful with a stunning view down over the valley. We took our horse rides in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat. Our trail guides, Bobby and Dale were fun and... More 

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