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Mayan Dude Ranch

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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All inclusive $125 per nt
Mayan Dude Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Brentwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. The family that runs the ranch are the best. They genuinely welcomed us to their ranch and showed us a great time. Plenty to do all day long. It was so refreshing to be outside doing things. Would highly recommend the Mayan especially to families with kids!

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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. We have added several new activities like Cowboy Hula and a live animal show to our summer scheduled this year, tailored specifically to the children. We are always thinking of new ways to entertain our guests, priding ourselves on providing the best of the West! We... More

The Woodlands, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“It's the people!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2014 At almost the last minute, we decided to book a spring break at the Mayan Ranch. Timing is everything and we secured the last room due to a cancellation a few minutes prior. You will be well fed and entertained…but the beauty of this ranch comes from the intangibles. In... More

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

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. We will be sure to share your compliments with Judy and Tracey. Taking pride in our ranch and striving to offer you the best vacation possible is what makes our staff and property unique. Cowboy Breakfast biscuits and gravy are a Mayan Ranch staple. Visit our... More

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a March break family vacation in Texas. We spent 2 nights at the Mayan and wished we had more time. It was a very nice, hospitable family run location. The house we had was very nice: big, warm with the fire, clean, decorated in the cowboy theme but without seeming Disneyesq, i.e. it seemed authentic. Rooms... 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 Spring Break with us. When you stay at the Mayan, we want you to feel part of our family. Malcolm and Shirley, the English guests you mentioned, are testament to our extended family spread all over the world. We are glad you had the opportunity to connect with nature and return... More

Katy, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We just returned today from a wonderful short trip to the Mayan Dude Ranch. We stayed there Friday until Monday. We are took our 2 younger kids aged 12 and 7 with us. What a fantastic time we had. From the very start, you are made to feel welcome by the Hicks family. In fact, they treat you as part... 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 look forward to having you with us again for more of our brand of horsepitality. We agree that the ranch is the perfect get-away for singles, families, and conferences. Now, at the request of so many of our guests, we are offering wedding packages. Let... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

From the minute we were welcomed by Kowgirl Kel to the minute we left, every second we spent of our 3 night break was fantastic. Tommy, Ryan and Paige showed such passion and attention to the beloved horses that it made the gentle walks through the rugged landscape so memorable. You can tell how much they all enjoy being around... More

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

Conrad, thank you for sharing your positive review of the ranch. We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. I will be sure to share your compliments with Kowgirl Kel, Tommy, Ryan, Paige, Lou-Lou, and Princess of Power. We strive to provide the ultimate get-a-away for you and your family. We believe that all children... More

San Marcos, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I first came here on a work retreat and have been returning with my family annually. I can't say enough about how amazing this place is. It give our family ample opportunity to enjoy being together and experiencing new things. The family and staff continually surprise me on how compassion and consideration. They have accommodated my downs syndrome sister every... More

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

Thank you for posting your positive feedback about the ranch as a guest with your family and as a corporate retreat attendee. In addition to catering to families, the Mayan Ranch is a prime Hill Country destination for corporate and government retreats. We can accommodate up to 130 guests in our state-of-the-art meeting room nestled in the hills with a... More

Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Took my 13 yr old son for 3 nights Dec 26-28 2013. ~ 2.5 hr drive from Austin. Stayed in cabin 12 (great cabin, 2 queen beds, nice fireplace and open seating area with wet bar). Excellent service - family owned and operated. Impressed with food - especially liked BBQ night (another night theme Mexican Fiesta). 2 kinds of beer... More

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

Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and cabin #12. Our goal is to provide you with the “rustic luxuries” you need to make your stay relaxing, and the issue with the wood will be addressed at our next staff meeting. We would like to invite you to stay... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A single person's dream,always someone to chat to and friendly all the way through the staff,to family,to other customers.my god there's alot to eat and drink, came back 10lbs heavier,Can't explain how good my whole experience was from horse riding to walks,the pool to the bar,i cannot complain about a thing.i miss them all but know i will be back... More

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

Christopher, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the ranch. Whether you are hosting a family reunion, organizing a business retreat, or looking for a peaceful get-a-away for one, our staff at the ranch will cater to your needs. We look forward to having you come back and be part of our family again soon. More

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Additional Information about Mayan Dude Ranch

Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas
Address: 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty lodging in Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayan Dude Ranch 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"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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