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All 18 Bandera accommodations

Rancho Cortez

872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
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Rancho Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worst trip ever! Will post details upon return from vacation including video and photos to prove it!! Otherwise, it is probably too bad to even be believed. SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT! Employees: GREAT, but SO overworked and exhausted. Owner: "Larry," Mean, abusive, apparently extremely prejudiced. DON'T GO HERE! There are PLENTY of horse ranches on the way to Rancho Cortez with... More

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Cornwall, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I went to the ranch and did a full day ! I visit her in Texas once a year from NY and we always do a horse back ride somewhere but this was beyond our expectations) The staff are all friendly,the animals are very well kept,and the food was great ! We really go hands on... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One week participating in the fitness ranch and can say it's somewhat what I expected but has had some definite issues. It seems as though the fitness folks are sort of second class citizens. Lounge uncomfortable with a barely working TV (seriously - can spend <$100 to replace to at least be able to see a clear picture). No couches... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent only three days there and should have stayed longer. My friends and I were really surprised at how the staff treated us like family. Bill, Chris, and Kid, showed us the real cowboy life and we highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a great time. They also went out of their way to teach... More

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Garrison, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We took an unplanned stop at Rancho Cortez on a trip through Texas. We are so very glad we did. This place was such a nice surprise. We had a great experience from the time we arrived until the time we sadly had to leave. We were immediately welcomed by all of the staff and felt more like family than... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I spent 14 days there over Xmas break on the fitness program, including one week in the Warrior Boot Camp. Everything perfectly fit my or went beyond my expectations. In a word, this place is eccentric. It is authentically down home and not an artificial experience. The exercise and fitness program is serious -- about 5 hrs a day of... More

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Banderamary, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm looking forward to more hikes when you return. More

Abilene, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I live in Atlanta Ga. His work has us in Texas for a while,I had always wanted to go to a Dude Ranch...and Im so glad Rancho Cortez was the one we chose! Great experience from beginning til end. We spent the whole day. There was plenty to keep us busy,but we also chose to have some... More

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Banderamary, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Rancho Cortez is a great place to relax. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great homemade food, laid back atmosphere, fabulous place, great location staff welcoming, very friendly, perfect getaway. Don't think twice about it.................. just book up and go, you wont regret it, honestly.

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Banderamary, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our ranch. Glad you had a great time! More

Naperville, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Just home from a fabulous weekend away from Katy at Rancho Cortez with three friends. I arrived blind not having researched Rancho Cortez nor had the time to look at Trip Advisor and arrived with no pre-conceived ideas, no knowledge of the Dude Ranch experience and just looking forward to a break from Houston and change of scene. I left... More

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Banderamary, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Thank you! We're looking forward to entertaining your family next time! (And of course your next girls' getaway!) More

Newfane, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Just got back from the ranch, we used the special off season rate, great bargin. Felt welcome from the first minte there to the last. Trail rides were so much fun, each time we rode we had a chance to experience a diffent horse. Wranglers took great care of us making sure the horse we rode were right for us... More

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Banderamary, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're happy to offer low off-season rates-it keeps our employees working full-time, (And we don't want to lose them!) See you next year. More

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  • Trail ride(9)
  • Cowboy Larry(4)
  • Dude Ranch(4)
  • Hill Country(3)

Additional Information about Rancho Cortez

Address: 872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty lodging in Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dude and Guest Ranch in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Horseback riding, western entertainment, and family activities. Great lodging and meals in packages. Ride, Relax, Live your Dream at Rancho Cortez! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
Rancho Cortez Hotel
Rancho Cortez Bandera, Texas

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