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Mayan Dude Ranch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Animals, wildlife, great food, wonderful people, lovely facilities and unique experiences. I stayed solo for two nights and wished I could have stayed longer. Super authentic ranch experience, especially for an Aussie traveler like myself. Although I would have enjoyed it even more if I had people with me, families staying there and the The Hicks family that run the... More 

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

Lucy B, We appreciate your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are glad you felt welcomed at the ranch and enjoyed horse riding, seeing the wildlife, and swimming in our pool. I will pass on your compliments about our food and hospitality to our staff. We hope to have you with us again... More 

Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this ranch from July 29-Aug 1. The property itself was quite nice and offered many new experiences for our family. My two children ages 11 and 8 really enjoyed our stay and the highlight for them was swimming in the Medina river that runs through the property. We even attempted to tube down the river despite the... More 

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

Busy Mom, Thank you for posting your review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch. We are so pleased that your children enjoyed staying with us at the ranch, swimming in the river, riding the horse trails, and splashing around in our Olympic-sized pool. Although we appreciate your constructive feedback, we do need to clarify the details of your... More 

Humble
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with our Son, his wife and their 10, 7 and 2-year-old children spent a memorable, relaxing and fun filled 4 nights at the Mayan Dude Ranch. This property has been in the Hicks family since the early 1950’s and is still operated primarily by the extended family. What a pleasure to be welcomed by the... More 

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

Thank for your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch with your family. We are pleased you felt part of our family; our guests are our first priority. There is no better compliment we can receive than you deciding to make a trip to the Mayan Ranch an annual tradition, and we look forward to making memories... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I went here for the first time and we absolutely LOVED it! In fact, we are considering making it a tradition to go back every summer. There are SO many great things to say about our stay: the friendliness of all of the staff, the value, the atmosphere, and of course the food. The cabin we stayed... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our friendly staff, our relaxing atmosphere, and our delicious food. We are so happy we met your expectations for what a dude ranch should be. When you are at the Mayan Ranch, we want you to feel like family, and... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

After moving to Texas 3 years ago, we knew we wanted to try a Dude Ranch vacation as a family. After lots of research, we chose Mayan for our Spring break week and were not disappointed! From the moment we drove up and saw the fence adorned with cowboy boots, we had an amazing time packed with so many special... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your Spring Break trip to the Mayan Ranch. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations with our beautiful scenery, Texas hospitality, and accommodations. We agree we have the nicest guests at the Mayan, and we are happy you were able to meet them and hear their memories of their stays at the... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I returned to the Mayan with my 13-year-old granddaughter (and her best friend) in June to share with them the wonderful adventures my husband and I had experienced at the Mayan years before with our own daughters. Our four nights/five days at the Mayan truly exceeded my expectations and the memories we made there have inspired the girls to vow... 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 with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are pleased you decided to return to the Mayan and bring your granddaughter and her friend to rekindle memories and to enjoy our unique brand of Texas hospitality. Knowing we exceeded your expectations and have inspired your family to continue your tradition of vacationing... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Recently stayed at the Mayan Dude Ranch for 6 days. Was so much better than we could have imagined. We were made to feel like part of the family and what a lovely, friendly...and talented family that is! You could do as little or as much as you wanted. The food was fantastic and plenty of it. Thanks to all... More 

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

Karyn, Nicola, and Eleri, Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are glad you felt part of our family and enjoyed our home-made meals. I will pass on your compliments to Ryan, Jeremy, and Wade for their patience on the horseback rides and the invitation to join them on a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Each of our pardners was given a cowboy name upon check in and it just got better from there. This place is kind of like a cruise in that most everything is included, even beer and wine. The food was top-notch and delicious. There was live music during meals and every detail was just perfect. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan. We are pleased that your conference was a success. Although we do cater to families during the summer, the Mayan is a perfect place to host a conference or a wedding. We offer all-inclusive packages for conferences and weddings, and we can tailor all meals... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Spent some time with the Hicks Gang & made to feel very welcome with great Texan hospitality. The food was plentiful & varied, the facilities were great and the fellow visitors (some of whom return year after year) were extremely friendly. The accommodation was enchanting & well equipped. The organisation of activities was1st class.

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

Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan. We are pleased you felt welcomed by our Texas hospitality and enjoyed our plentiful meals, friendly staff, and your fellow guests. We appreciate your compliments about our “first class activities.” We look forward to having you with us again soon. More 

Schomberg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My adult daughter and I took a road trip in Texas and decided on the Mayan Ranch because of the amenities and great reviews. Nothing disappointed. Lovely and comfortable log cabin with distant views, the entertainment and activities were fun and "no pressure", the horse rides - so relaxing, the food was home made and healthy with plenty of choice... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan. We enjoyed getting to know you and your daughter, and we are proud that we exceeded your expectations with our comfortable log cabin accommodations, our “no pressure” activities, and our home-made meals. Thank you for your high recommendation, and we look forward to having you, your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Horsepitality" is the foundation of the Mayan Ranch which is located in Bandera, Texas, 48 miles NW of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. Come experience our superb food, great accommodations, enthusiastic staff, horseback riding over picturesque trails, and swimming in our Texas-sized pool. Learn how to spin a rope, crack a whip and pitch shoes. Or, just sit back and enjoy a wagon ride around the ranch property to see the wildlife.Bring your family or your business (we are a great facility for conferences.)The Mayan Ranch is full American Plan. Rates include all meals, lodging, ranch activities as well as complimentary beer, wine, sodas and coffee.There is a little 'cowboy' in all of us - Find yours at the Mayan Ranch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayan Dude Ranch

Address: 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Price Range: $412 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayan Dude Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas
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