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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 January 8, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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 

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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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