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Mayan Dude Ranch

3.0 of 5 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a workshop and found the people at the ranch to be especially friendly. The food wasn't heavily seasoned like I like it but there was so much I think I gained weight. The cabin was cold for awhile but hey, it was winter. The heaters did keep up and I could have started a fire in... 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 consider our ranch the ideal place to host a business conference or a corporate retreat. We are a popular conference/seminar destination for both business and government groups. Because of our semi-isolated location and few external distractions, we provide a perfect environment for concentration and communication.... More 

Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Bandera for many years, at a different dude ranch, and this was our first time to the Mayan Ranch. I was pleasantly surprised! The accommodations were very nice and clean (water pressure a little low). The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the food was very good and the New Year's Eve entertainment and fireworks... More 

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

We are so pleased you chose to stay at the Mayan this visit to Bandera. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are different from any other dude ranch in Bandera, or Texas for that matter. There are many reasons why. We are family-owned and operated. The Hicks family has been hosting families from all over the world since... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always wanted to do a ranch stay in Texas and since it's quite an expensive treat (about 190$ per person per night) after doing some extensive research we decided on Mayan. I dont know why you cannot book online - you have to give them a call with you credit card no. We arrived shortly after 1pm, Kelly gave... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We appreciate your compliments on the charm of the cabins. We will check on your cabin to ensure that the AC unit is functioning properly. I will pass on your compliments to Shawna as well. She and her staff are masters at homemade cooking and are constantly... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a great weekend at the Mayan Ranch. We are from Australia and where wanting the quintessential Texas experience and we weren't disappointed. Our 12 year old son who normally can't tear himself away from his electronic devices didn't pick them up at all. The hospitality was great and everyone was really welcoming and helpful. We had such a... 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 so pleased that you enjoyed your authentic Texas experience at the Mayan. Although we do our best to provide our guests with modern conveniences, we pride ourselves on offering the quintessential dude ranch vacation where guests, like your son, feel entertained and immersed in... More 

League City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from the Mayan Dude Ranch this past Sunday and had a wonderful and relaxing time. This trip meant everything to our family as my father has an incurable illness and back a few months ago, mentioned he wished he could get his kids back at the Mayan Ranch as we did many years ago summer after summer.... More 

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

Tishia, Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the Mayan. What a pleasure it was to host your family again after all of these years. We take great pride in the percentage of our repeat guests who choose the Mayan as their family vacation spot. Connecting with family and friends is one of the most... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most awesome stay at this place. Made to feel like family from the moment we were met at the airport. Everyone there is so welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere is fantastic, the choice of activities brilliant. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. The setting is just beautiful and Bandera itself was great for a wander around too. In... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive review. We cannot think of a better compliment to our service and our love of our guests than the naming of your sweet daughter Mayan. Generations of families have called the Mayan their home away from home, and we work hard to ensure our legacy of providing exceptional “horsepitality” will last for years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My kids and I had a wonderful experience. We stayed for 5 days and we were treated like family. They cooked ( home cooked meals) 3 times a day and we had different activities even in the dead of winter. I cannot get over how friendly and sweet the family were to us. The sites were beautiful, we enjoyed the... More 

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

Maria, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the ranch. We strive to keep our guests entertained, regardless of the season. We are pleased you enjoyed the horseback riding, bon-fires, and archery lessons. The winter is a wonderful time to visit the ranch, and we offer wood for our guests to use in the cabins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 68
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