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Mayan Dude Ranch

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350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Flower Mound, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of staying at the Mayan Dude Ranch for Spring Break. Our kids are 15, 13, and 9. What's better than being woken up with coffee and juice and taking a hayride to a cowboy breakfast with 100's of deer (Oh! And three sheep.) following you? We loved our 2 horseback rides a day, the wild peacocks,... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
50 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got talked into staying at the ranch - didn't think it was me - but to my surprise I really enjoyed it. It was cold and damp when we visited, but that seemed to add to the occasion, getting a feel for life in the country. The place was so friendly and you were not pressurised into activities. Loved the... More 

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dallas
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12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from the Mayan during our spring break. It was everything we expected in a dude ranch minus the bad weather which could not be helped!! Our cabin was comfy and quaint with a sitting area between two bedrooms that had a a woodburning fireplace (we took full advantage with the cold rainy weather and snuggled by the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a stay at the Ranch at the request of a friend who was celebrating his birthday. We arrived at the ranch on a Saturday with our party of 25 including my wife and I, and our 2 boys (7 and 13). Check-in was fast and easy even though we all showed up at the same time. They worked... 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. Although it rained during your stay, we are pleased that you still were able to take advantage of everything the Mayan has to offer, from the peaceful horseback rides to the Western games and activities. We think we are the perfect place to host a family... More 

Rowlett, TX
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 3rd visit to the Mayan Ranch. Once when I was 7 years old, again when I was 30 years old and again now being 40 something! The Mayan is one of the best places that reminds me of being a kid! Just good ole fashioned fun, getting outside and feeling the sun in your face. Looking up... More 

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

Jen, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. After all of these years, it was wonderful to be able to reconnect with you and your family. We feel honored that you wanted to bring your children to experience the ranch just as you did as a girl. Your return is a testament to... More 

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived with our 8 yr old daughter on Friday and soon after were all on a horse ride crossing through the beautiful grounds on the ranch, even spotting deer in the brush nearby. My daughter was in heaven from then on. There is a petting area with donkeys and goats. In the morning we spotted just outside our window... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Mayan, and that you plan to be back soon. Over half of our guests are repeat guests; some have been coming for over thirty years. We believe the love that our guests have for the ranch and their desire to come back over decades speaks volumes... More 

McAllen, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of ten just returned from staying 4 nights at the Dude Ranch. We had two grandparents, 4 parents, and 4 grandchildren aged (8 to 10 years of age). The food was great, but a bit too filling as our jeans got tighter by the end of our stay. We had just been to the San Antonio stock show... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We have been catering to families of all ages since 1954, hosting small get-togethers to large family reunions. We even offer wedding packages. We are so pleased that your entire family was able to participate in our activities and created memories that will last... More 

London, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and had a great time. The kids loved it and enjoyed all the activities. Food was good and it was a very good stay. Hot coffee on permanent supply, pool table and games available. We are very timid riders but were soon comfortable on horseback. It was too cold for the pool when we were... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We travelled from Dallas and spent 4 days and 3 nights at the Ranch and that was our mistake.......should have stayed longer! The people here are so friendly, food excellent and the activities were just such fun. I loved the outdoor breakfast but being English I don't suppose I'll ever understand "grits". In one day we: went fishing, horse riding,... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We are so pleased you felt at home at the ranch and wished you could have stayed longer. Cowboy breakfast is a guest favorite; everything is cooked on an open fire by the river with a country singer—just like the old West. We look... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Was a little bit of a rocky start when we landed in San Antonio and out transfer booked through the ranch failed to show up. However this was easily fixed by phoning the ranch and I happy we were able to make it out there. Shortly after phoning a truck arrived at the airport to collect us, as we made... 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 stay at the ranch. We are sorry to hear that your airport transfer was a bit rocky, but we are pleased that you enjoyed your trip with the alternate transportation. Although the ranch may seem geared to hosting family vacations with young children, we offer the privacy and amenity options... More 

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