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Mayan Dude Ranch

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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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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Morden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
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

dcarver61
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've visited the Mayan at every season of the year and it never disappoints. The food, the fun, and the family atmosphere all combine to make it a relaxing and memorable trip. The T-Bone steaks are huge and seasoned perfectly. The BBQ is moist and smoky! We love to ride out to Cowboy breakfast on horseback and dismount for some... More

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

Thank you for your positive review of your stay at the ranch, and we appreciate how much you enjoy your vacations with us. You are right; guests can participate in as many activities as they would like or simply enjoy the comforts of their rooms by napping or relaxing on the front porch. We believe our food is the best... More

San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We used to return here every year. We used to always bring my parents. Then my children grew up and my parents passed away. We just left there and it is just as wonderful as always.The food is excellent. The trail rides we loved!!! A new generation of this family owned ranch are now running it but every thing was... More

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Katy, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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 August 25, 2014

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 August 11, 2014

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

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Additional Information about Mayan Dude Ranch

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*
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas

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