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872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
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Rancho Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son has Rancho Cortez and the Disney Cruise as a tie for his #1 vacation choice. Everything is better than five star. The food was delicious the activities are as non-stop or as relaxed as you want them to be. The campfire stories and marshmallows were such a great way to end the day. The staff was second to... More 

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15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I checked in for the fitness camp on a Sunday afternoon. It's exactly as their website says. Not fancy or luxury. Cabins very basic but clean. Beautiful, rugged scenery. Food was down to earth but healthy. Fitness classes, especially with Michael, were very good. They seem genuinely interested in you as a person and in helping you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My kids said it was better than Disney World! Room was great, food was good, service was good. It is a dude ranch so rustic and basic but everything was clean and tidy! Larry went above and beyond to make sure he accommodated our wants/needs. We stayed two nights and this was the perfect amount of time. Got to ride... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Spent Thanksgiving break at Rancho Cortez...good, but food needs to get better! Needs more food options. Thanksgiving meal was delicious, but then we got leftovers for dinner annnd lunch for the day after...I mean we are paying an all inclusive stay..what's up??!! Hayride...only one time! we stayed three days and only went on it once! Rooms are really nice..considering it's... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stayed in December 2013. I have waited to write this review so that I can compare to other holidays and can say this was the best week of the last 12 months. The wranglers, Mark, Chris and (young) Alex were excellent and so good to us. We went on two rides each day and when it was quiet during... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We left the ranch today after 2 nights as part of our road trip of the USA. We had an absolutely brilliant time. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, the cabin was lovely with a huge comfy bed and great views. I'm an experience rider with my own horse and my husband is a complete... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We enjoyed every minut of our stay here. We loved the horse rides. Everything we've asked for they did for us. Next year we will be back for shure. The food was good and our room was more then oke. My favorite horse was Goliath.

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I spent 4 days at the Cortez ranch - they have some excellent affordable deals on line. From the moment I contacted them, Cheryl and the team went out of their way to accommodate me from Jesus the chef to all of the wranglers, I found everyone friendly and helpful. The ranch facilities were good, indoor and outdoor pool as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Toughest but one of the best two weeks of my life! I just returned from 2 weeks at a FITNESS BOOT CAMP in the Hill Country of Texas! Oh My GOD! I've always wanted to attend one of these and this place (RanchoCortez.com) is half dude ranch and half fitness ranch. (Two separate groups of folks - we only really... More 

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Katy, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great venue for girls weekends away as well as family trips. Ranch is well maintained, staff friendly. Food was pretty standard, plenty of fresh salads at lunch and dinners. Horses are well groomed and friendly. Accommodation was comfortable and spacious. Enjoyed the Jacuzzi and liked the fact that there was an indoor pool as well. Cool tree... More 

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Additional Information about Rancho Cortez

Address: 872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
Rancho Cortez Bandera, Texas

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