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Mayan Dude Ranch

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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 hotel reviews
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

Brentwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

“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 March 22, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

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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*
Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas

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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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