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Mayan Dude Ranch

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3.0 of 5
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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165 reviews 165 reviews
98 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to indulge your inner cowboy but aren't perhaps born to the saddle, this is the place. The good points are numerous - twice daily rides which follow trails all over this large property on docile horses which is a great thing if you're not experienced in terms of riding. The ride out for cowboy breakfast is great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 5 best friends from college and I shared a cabin at this lovely family-run ranch! We just got back after being there for a long Memorial Day Weekend when the area had some of the worst floods in recent history! The family/staff were unbelievably calm, warm, accommodating and helpful to all of their guests despite the fact that some... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you sure you stayed at the Mayan Dude Ranch? I have visited the Mayan Ranch over 60 times and have not once experienced anything you stated. The Hicks Family customer service is second to none. If any of your meals were unsatisfactory, the Ranch would make them right; the generations that now run and work at the Ranch learned... More 

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this ranch for 30 years and never been disappointed, the food is excellent and the hospitality always exceptional. It is a great place to meet people from all over the world. I have stayed in the summer months when it is busy and also in the off season when it is quieter. It would be hard... More 

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

Wendy, Thank you for sharing your positive review of the Mayan. We appreciate our repeat guests, and we are so pleased that you have called the Mayan your second home for three decades, sharing the experience with your family and friends. Our repeat guests are a testament to our Mayan brand of “horspitality,” and we work hard to provide you... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a 3 day visit with my 6 yr old grandson and I can't say enough nice things about the folks at the Mayan. Let's start with Kelly at the front desk. She was wonderful on the phone and did not disappoint in person. Just as friendly and informative as she could be and made checking in and... More 

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

Marianne, Thank you for sharing your recent review about your vacation at the Mayan Ranch. We are so pleased that you and your grandson enjoyed your stay with our family. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff, and we appreciate that you recognized how much we care about you, our guests. We are so happy... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Never been to a dude ranch. Great food! Excellent service! Enjoyed the cowboy breakfast and horse back riding. Beautiful grounds. Enjoyed walking around Medina lake. Great place to go with a family (with or without children).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed 3 nights and wish we had been able to stay longer. The food was generous portions and so tasty; I have taken away the recipe for chili cheese with me. So much meat to eat! The horse rides were ideal for beginners. I had never been on a horse before and felt so at ease the whole time.... More 

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

We appreciate your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch, and we are so happy you will be able to take a little of the Mayan home with the chili cheese recipe. Shawna certainly outdoes herself each year, finding new guest favorites. We were happy to hear that you felt safe and relaxed on the horseback rides. Our... More 

Sumter, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been going since I was a small child. I now take my small children with the whole family. My family has been going along with a group of friends for around 24 years now. It's a great experience for all ages, as there is so much to do. They have many scheduled activities, but our personal favorite is... More 

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

Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your positive review of the Mayan. We cherish our repeat guests and strive to offer them an unique experience each time they visit. Your review is also a testament to the relationships and memories that families have been making at the ranch for over six decades. We appreciate your compliments about our activities, our food,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Only stayed two nights, next time will stay for a week. Accomodation was comfortable, the view from our veranda spectacular. Would have been nice to have had the ability to make a coffee in the room. Would take a kettle next time as I like a drink on waking up. Activities are in place most of the day, the family... More 

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the ranch and are planning to come again and stay with us longer. When you return, consider signing up for coffee-n-juice in the morning, a Mayan ranch guest favorite for decades. If you sign up for this service, one of the staff will come to your room at 7:15... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had 4 adults, stayed 3 nights and we all had a great time! Our cabin was like a duplex so we had our privacy plus a small living room area where we were able to sit and chat. You have to do the cowboy breakfast! They will take you on horseback or hayride and the food was awesome. Deer... More 

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

Michelle, Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our activities. There is so much to do at the Mayan. In addition to archery, B-B shooting, trick roping, and dance lessons, you also have the beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery to savor. While you are here, plunge... More 

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