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Mayan Dude Ranch

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first dude ranch vacation and we loved it. The Hicks family and staff are amazing, warm, talented and funny. Deer, peacocks, turkeys and jackrabbits roamed free on the property. Horse trail rides through the hills, along the creek, pastures...so peaceful and beautiful. The food was never ending and delicious, and the beer was complimentary :) The cabins... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent Thanksgiving stay at the ranch. You have now officially joined our family, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation so much that you have already booked for next year. At the Mayan, holidays are special, and we would like to invite you to spend your next holiday season... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My 4 children and I stayed here for the final week of our USA holiday. After spending 2 weeks being WOW'ed by Universal and Disneyworld they were convinced they were going to be both bored and suffering withdrawal symptoms from lack of in-room wifi. However I am delighted to say that is far from the experience they had here! From... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Venus, Thank you so much for posting your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. Like you, we believe in the transformative power of nature and hospitality, and we are so pleased that your experience surpassed your expectations. Many of our repeat guests share that when their children are given a choice between the Mayan and a Disney... More 

Flora, Mississippi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

first I must say that the staff were top notch and the food superb. The outdoor pavilion and swimming pool were very inviting. While the stables held many beautiful horses, the actual trail rides were pretty much devoid of scenery and monotonous. The cabins and general condition of the roads and the lodge were in much need of updating &... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review for your recent stay at the ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our staff and food, and we apologize for the parts of your stay that you found disappointing. During the time of your stay, we experienced a period of heavy rainfall that affected the terrain of the ranch, making some of the trails... More 

Liverpool
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

his was the highlight of our Texas trip. We loved the ranch and especially the Hicks family who are the friendliest people in Texas. Cabins are lovely and very homely it is great to wake up to find young deer grazing outside. The horse riding is good and the horses are very sweet and easy to ride. We had some... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent review of the ranch. I will have our systems administrator look into the possibility of our listing appearing twice. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We were so pleased to hear that the Mayan was the highlight of your Texas trip. Our ranch motto is “There is no place like this place... More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was our fifth time back at the ranch and as usual didn't disappoint. Every time we go it just gets better, the family make you feel so welcome. The ranch has everything from horse riding and lots of activities or just relaxing at the pool or at your cabin whichever you prefer. The food is the best I have... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent review of your positive stay at the ranch. Making memories and creating traditions with our guests is what makes our jobs so meaningful; we love welcoming you back to our family each time you return. I will pass on the compliments about the cuisine to our Head Chef Shawna and her kitchen staff. We... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have visited the Mayan Ranch on business trips many times over the past ten years. I have always had a fantastic time. The Hicks family has been running this ranch for close to 60 years now. Don and Judy Hicks raised 12 kids on this ranch and now the kids, and grandkids, are running the ranch. They are an... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Ken, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. It was nice to have you and your wife back, this time for pleasure and relaxation. We value our repeat guests and the relationships we build with them throughout the years, feeling blessed to have extended members of our Mayan family to make memories with.... More 

Morden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This has to be one of my all time favourite holidays! The Ranch / Cabins are clean and tidy (and very spacious) The family make you one of their own. I can see why people go back year after year - even those who do not take advantage of the rides out each day on the beautiful horses! I will... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. You are right; even if you are not a rider, we will keep you entertained and relaxed with our own brand of “Horsepitality.” Off the trail, guests enjoy activities like “Princess of Power’s” Western dance lessons, Barman Dave’s Archery practice, and Cowboy Kevin’s trick roping demonstrations.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you are looking to find the Heart, Rose or Star of Texas, then you need to look no further than the gem of the Mayan Ranch in Bandera. After recently returning from our 11th annual trip to the ranch, we thought it appropriate to share our feelings – What a great holiday venue and facilities, great and welcoming family... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. We appreciate our repeat guests, and we feel blessed to share our family with you. We especially thank you for your kind words about Randy, Mike, and Lore. They remain an important part of the Mayan and are reminders of the love and friendship that make... More 

Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Two friends and myself made the trip down to Texas just to visit this ranch. All the amazing reviews you read about this ranch is TRUE. The staff/family were so friendly and helpful! True southern hospitality. We stayed in a cabin which was amazingly rustic and true to the surroundings. It had its own ensuite and balcony/porch complete with benches... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your validation of our “Horsepitality!” We are pleased your enjoyed your cabin and our cooking. Whether it is on a rocking chair on your cabin’s front porch, or on the banks of the rippling Medina River, or on the back of one our friendly horses, we strive to offer our guests the opportunity to escape from... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Texas. Such a warm and inviting family atmosphere that it rubs off on all the guests. It felt like everyone was part of a big family . Loved the Cowboy breakfast ride and all the entertainment that was put on. Pool was lovely and warm and not a shock to get in... More 

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Kelly O, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Dave in the bar. Coffee and Juice delivered to your door at 7:30 a.m.is a Mayan tradition, dating back from our opening years. We strive to offer the best service possible, catering to our guests as... More 

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Address: 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
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Hotel Class:3 star — Mayan Dude Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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