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Rancho Cortez

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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Paphos, Cyprus
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We originally wanted to stay a few days but our itinerary was such that we could only do a day trip. So glad we did. Our first trail ride was relaxing and quiet and thoroughly enjoyable, the horses are in beautiful condition, we got back just in time for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the food. They have a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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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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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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