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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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Surrey
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited Rancho Cortez on our honeymoon just for a day trip and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The day package includes 2 very tasty meals, 2 horseback rides, lasso training, camp fire stories, toasting marshmallows, a hay wagon ride, feeding of the long horn cattle and much more. Larry and the team make you feel... More

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Louisville, KY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group of 10 (2 families with the youngest children being 12) had a great day around the ranch. It was a little overcast that day and since it was the end of June, we're thinking that was a good thing to keep our visit more comfortable. Most of us had very little or no horse riding experience and the... More

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Forest City, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family planned on staying at Rancho Cortez for 3 days and 2 nights for the dude ranch experience but the weather did not cooperate. We had heavy rains and cold temperatures throughout our stay with the temperature failing to get out of the 30’s. As one would expect the dude ranch experience focuses on outside activities and with the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In looking for a ranch to spend our annual girls trip on, we decided on Rancho Cortez as the best choice for the money. We booked in January for a trip on Memorial Day weekend and at that time I did not read the reviews. As the trip got closer, I started to read reviews and was really concerned about... More

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Wellington, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had originally booked my 2 week stay with out reading any reviews, so when I read them I was discouraged and wondered what I got myself into. However after spending 2 weeks there, I am thrilled to say I had an amazing experience with not only getting onto a path of better health, I achieved a level of peace... More

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Munich, Germany
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the stay at Rancho Cortez. Everything we did was great fun! Feeding the horses, donkey, cattle and longhorns, horseback riding, Lassoing, cooldown in the pool, campfire... The animals are in a good condition and for all kind of riders. For the first time on a horseback or experienced riders. The whole Ranch is well kept with nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We loved our time at this dude ranch in April! From reading previous reviews here I had low expectations regarding the accommodation but we got a lovely surprise. The room was spacious with a king size bed (two bunks also but we didn't need these) and it had a real rustic feel. Two days prior to our arrival we asked... 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): $
Also Known As:
Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
Rancho Cortez Bandera, Texas

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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