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The Sugar & Spice Ranch

884 Rikki Drive, Bandera, TX 78003
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not experienced the state of Texas before and deliberately choose the Sugar and Spice Ranch in order to spend spring break with my two boys, age 11 and 13, in “Cowboy-country”, yet provided with ample, habitual daily comforts. We left with an amazing bonding experience, fond memories and are excited about being Wyoming-bound. Mrs Leigh’s horse tack lessons... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 10 year old daughter and 7 year old son to Sugar & Spice Ranch. When we arrived at the ranch I was a little nervous wondering if there was enough for us to do. But keep in mind. we had already been in San Antonio for 8 days, in 5 star hotels, doing all the "tourist' stuff.... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I have stayed at The S & S in Texas 2 times and are returning again this summer. Miss Leigh is an amazing host and always extremely gracious. Her patience with younger children is never ending and she knows her stuff. I read a couple of reviews on here and can't for the life of me believe... More

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Syracuse, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this was not my optimal vacation, my daughter (who loves horses - age 12) had a blast. Don't expect hotel - think out of the box. You sleep with about 10 other kids/mothers in a rustic bunk house and share one bathroom. The mother and daughters reside next to the guest bunk house and meals are served there. Walls... More

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Bagdad, Arizona
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'v been and am going back again in just a few weeks and than going to Wyoming this years with them as well. Mrs Leigh and her Girls are so awesome. Their Ranch is well kept and they have a POOL. The Bunk house has bunk beds and makes you feel like a kid again at summer camp. The kids... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended during the summer when she was 8, which was 5 years ago. At that time the camp was not on Trip Advisor. The owners daughters were there to help with the camp and the older on was mean and rude just like her mother. My daughter was singled out and picked on by both the... More

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Leigh2550, Owner at The Sugar & Spice Ranch, responded to this review

I actually had to take a few days to read and re-read this review. While I am not one to take offense to any criticism by others this review was rather personal and unkind to my family. Now, by my calculations 5 years ago my eldest daughter would have been 12 and was far to young to be working here... More

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My two daughters (ages 6 and 8) and I just returned from a lovely three-day weekend with Miss Leigh and her family. We live in Austin, so it was an easy drive for us over to Bandera. Sugar and Spice is not an Old West theme park, or a dude ranch/spa resort where you "mosey on down to the corral"... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I'm not much of a horse person, but my wife and daughter have been to Sugar and Spice several times and absolute love it. So, they took me over Labor Day weekend and now I'm a fan too. It's a rustic experience to be sure, but comfortable and homey. The owner Leigh and her daughters really made me feel like... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have made three trips to the Bandera Ranch and one visit to Wyoming. My daughter and I stayed for a summer camp and a three day weekend. Then we decided it was time to make it a family affair and included Dad in our last trip. It's isn't a spa destination with horses to look it at. This is... More

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Texas City, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Horrible experience. We left two days early and were too intimidated to even tell the owner, Leigh, about how terribly we felt. My daughter summed it up with "Mommy, I was crying because of the lady, not because of the horse." The family that runs the camp were screaming at each other, cursing and crying right on the other side... More

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Leigh2550, Owner at The Sugar & Spice Ranch, responded to this review

While we strive to satisfy all our clients we do occasionally have a guest that may not get the whole concept of what we do and how important it is to understand the way we do things. First of all, everyone is housed together so they interact in a camp environment, work as a community to understand the workings of... More

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Additional Information about The Sugar & Spice Ranch

Also Known As:
The Sugar & Spice Ranch Bandera, Texas
Address: 884 Rikki Drive, Bandera, TX 78003
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Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty lodging in Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sugar and Spice Ranch is exclusively for mothers and daughters who want to spend a week having the best bonding experience of a lifetime. Imagine bunking with other moms and daughters in a real bunkhouse and riding your very own horse for the week. You'll learn how to care for your horse by learning to tack up, groom, bathe, feed, turn out, and of course ride. Moms will feel like kids again and your daughters will get the camping experience while still having the security of being with mom. You'll do virtually everything together including riding, swimming and on the last day of camp you will even participate in a team horse show. Now "Bonding Families Through Horses."Wyoming Packages: Wyoming Bound!!!! Yes, The Sugar & Spice Ranch is heading to Wyoming!!! The Sugar & Spice Ranch offers week long vacation packages to the general public in August in Wyoming. As always, we will be offering mother and daughter packages at our Texas location. But in Wyoming, our vacation packages are available to families and individuals, as well. That’s right, dads, sons, grand moms, grand dads…Aunt Nancy…everyone is welcome!!! You will spend your days riding through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain ranges in the high country and places so remote you are bound to see plenty of wild life. Don’t forget your cameras. You’ll end each day with a hearty meal and gather around the campfire to enjoy tales of yesteryear with some very interesting characters!! You’ll bunk each night in cabins that will be reminiscent of days gone by, Lit by lanterns and in the quiet of the night you’ll hear the bugling of the powerful bull elk off in the distance. You have the choice everyday of trail riding, fishing in many ponds and creeks where you’ll find Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout, or hiking and nature walks. Swimming is also available in some beautiful fresh water ponds. These are all-inclusive packages and we can’t wait to share them with you all. Be one of our guests and experience what happens when TEXAS & WYOMING Come together!!!! ... more   less 

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