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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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Mayan Dude Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    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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Katy, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just come back from staying at the Mayan Ranch. There were seven of us, my husband Gary, Son Peter and his wife and sons. We all had such fun. Everyone was so friendly which made the whole experience that more enjoyable. We had fun with swimming, horse-rides, river rope jumping, etc etc. The food was excellent as well... More

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

Thank you for your positive feedback about your recent stay at the ranch. As we close our summer season, we would like to invite our guests back to enjoy fall at the Mayan. With the leaves changing and brisker weather on its way, guests enjoy the cool mornings on their cabin porches with coffee and evening entertainment by the campfire.... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned to a cold and wet UK from the beautiful Mayan ranch. We were a group of five, age from 82 to 16 including one teen with special educational needs. There was something for everyone and even Grandma rode the hay ride down to breakfast. We loved the horse riding, the food, the entertainment (especially the egg... 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. Since we have been family owned and operated for over half a century, we pride ourselves on providing activities for the young and young at heart alike. Activities like hayrides, roping lessons, and Western Bingo provide opportunities for families to bond, regardless of age. Summer 2015... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love staying at the Mayan Ranch. After visiting twice I decided to try another Bandera-area ranch. It was such a let-down compared to the Mayan that we checked out after the first night and went to the Mayan. The food is great. There are tons of activities for adults & kids. And there are so many families that it... 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. Although I am sorry your trip to Bandera did not start well, we were so glad that you and your family headed back our way to spend your vacation. We realize you have many places to choose for your family vacation, and it is our job... More

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Witnessed a horse riding accident where horses were spooked by barking dogs along the trail on Mayan property, during one of the daily horse ride. These spooked horses galloped off and threw a few riders off, at least 2 riders were sent by ambulance to Emergency Room due to back and leg injuries. Some horses were already showing restless behaviors... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ranch itself is breathtaking from the 'boot-lined' fences to the log cabins it was a wonderful experience one we will treasure forever. A lovely friendly family run ranch horse riding every day and swimming there was entertainment all day every day and the food is amazing. We woke up to peacocks and deer roaming free around our log cabins.... More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you stay with us again soon! Happy Trails! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed for 7 days and enjoyed every minute! We love the ranch and when given the choice our kids always choose the Mayan Dude Ranch. The food is always amazing, the activities are always fun, and the hospitality is always warm! Our kids are never bored and always make new friends to run around with at the ranch. We... More

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

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. We love to hear your feedback about our activities and our cuisine. One of our goals each summer is to add something new for our guests. This summer Chef Shawna created a signature drink for each night. Monday's Cowboy Sangria has been especially popular. We... More

League City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My mother has been going to the Mayan Dude Ranch sine 1951, and she started taking me there in 1967. My brother and I could have gone anywhere in the world on vacations with our parents, but we always chose the Mayan! Since that time, I have taken my husband and son. It is our weekend getaway place and our... More

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Kowgirl K, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of the ranch. Generations of families, like yours, have been coming to the ranch for decades, making memories and enjoying quality time each other. The Mayan Ranch is the perfect place to host family reunions, church retreats, class reunions, and corporate conventions. We can meet prior to your arrival and plan activities that cater... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed first week of may for 5 days , 2nd time we have stayed and loved it as much as the first time , brilliant place to stay and great fun, would be unfair to single anyone particular out as everyone of the hicks family are wonderful , had great days and loved the foods , but what makes... More

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Kowgirl K, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Paul and Shelia, Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. We are proud to have met your expectations for a fun-filled vacation for two years, and we look forward to having you join our family again soon. As Paul and Shelia mentioned, we do our best to accommodate all of our guests and... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our flight into St Antonio was delayed by nearly four hours so we arrived after travelling for around 20 hours, exhausted and after dinner had finished. What a great start! We went to reception to check in and were met by Tracy. A big smile and welcome followed by "To heck with check in, you guys look like you could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Mayan Ranch, run by the Hicks family for over 60 years, was quite possibly the best vacation our family has ever been on. There is something about the place that makes you feel as if you are in someone's home even though you are sequestered in your very own spacious cabin. You may opt for a "wake up call"... More

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Kowgirl K, Owner at Mayan Dude Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. In addition to our many activities, meeting families from all over the world is another reason why the Mayan is unique. We are thrilled you bonded with your fellow guests. There is just something about the Mayan that connects friends and families. We know you have... More

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Address: 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayan Dude Ranch 3*
Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas

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Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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"Horsepitality" is the foundation of the Mayan Ranch which is located in Bandera, Texas, 48 miles NW of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. Come experience our superb food, great accommodations, enthusiastic staff, horseback riding over picturesque trails, and swimming in our Texas-sized pool. Learn how to spin a rope, crack a whip and pitch shoes. Or, just sit back and enjoy a wagon ride around the ranch property to see the wildlife.Bring your family or your business (we are a great facility for conferences.)The Mayan Ranch is full American Plan. Rates include all meals, lodging, ranch activities as well as complimentary beer, wine, sodas and coffee.There is a little 'cowboy' in all of us - Find yours at the Mayan Ranch. ... more   less 
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