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Rancho Cortez

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872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rode as a kid,teen and as an adult. Wanted my son to ride but he was too scared, and I think now mostly because he saw me ring riding at fast gallop. Heard about this Ranch while doing research for places to ride near Austin. It had great reviews and the prices seemed really reasonable to me. We had... More 

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

We're thrilled you chose us to introduce your son to the world of horses! It's wonderful to hear you both loved all the ranch activities, from riding to longhorn feeding. Thank you so much for your kind words of support -- we can't wait to see you two again! Warm regards, Larry and Mary - Owners More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honesty can't say enough good things about this place. As someone who is self employed I find it really difficult to switch off from the world. From the moment we arrived Larry & all the gang had us feeling relaxed and showed us how to slow down. See my gf and I are always rushing everywhere, not here. Whilst staying... More 

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Jake, it's wonderful to hear we put you at ease! We want all of our guests to feel comfortable, no matter their experience level in the saddle. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback here. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Larry and Mary - Owners More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

After reviewing a few ranches in the area we decided to go with Rancho Cortez full day trip, we didn't have much time so we didn't stay the night, I wish we did! Rancho Cortez is everything and more- despite the rainy start to our day Larry and James were wonderful and did their best to give us a great... More 

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

We're glad you decided on us! It's awesome to hear our team, horses, and food all hit the spot. Thanks for the kind words of support -- we hope to see you again soon! All best, Larry and Mary - Owners More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We went to Rancho Cortez with my French niece last month for an afternoon of fun. It was a beautiful experience. Everyone at the ranch was wonderfully helpful. Not only we had tons of fun with the activities they offered, but we also actually had a problem with our car, and they went out of the way to help us... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We could not have been any more pleased with this vacation. My 11 year old nephew wanted to go somewhere with horses and cows and I think I found the perfect place in the Cortez Ranch. Cheryl made my reservations and was so helpful with the details she gave me. When we arrived an hour before our check in time... More 

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

"Perfect place" is quite the endorsement! We're thrilled to hear you had such a memorable experience with us. We love hosting enthusiastic guests, and it was wonderful to share our love of horses with your nephew! Thanks so much for visiting -- we hope to see you again soon. All best, Larry and Mary - Owners More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Stayed 28Feb-01Mar 2016; 3 adults in mid-50s from England. All inexperienced riders. On arrival Cheryl the site 'manager' was veyr welcoming, making us feel settled in even before we'd actually unloaded the car! The area lived up to our expectations in terms of Texas countryside. The room was most comfortable and the on-site facilities - pool, hot-tub & games room... More 

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

We want our guests to feel at home, David, so it's wonderful to hear you and your group were instantly at ease! We're delighted you enjoyed the trail rides and family-style dining. Thanks so much for visiting -- we hope you'll make the trip again soon! All best, Larry and Mary - Owners More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Because of the minimum 2 night stay during Spring break, we weren't able to stay overnight, but we were able to do a full day at the ranch, which included two rides two meals and the run of the place from 10am until after campfire. Minutes after arriving and checking in, Larry Cortez greeted us and got my daughter up... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

we brought our boys to Rancho Cortez for spring break for the 2nd time. We had a wonderful time. The boys who are 14 were busy and happy (they are 14, that is as close to a miracle as it gets!), the ranch is very well equipped to accomodate rides for all guests, there is a fitness coach who takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visited Rancho Cortez as part of our honeymoon to spend a week on a proper Texas ranch. We were not disappointed. From the first moment we arrived we were greeted warmly by the cowboys and were just in time for dinner and had Butch shows us around the dinning area and chatted to us about the days ahead and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My husband and I had some family visitors from England and took them to Rancho Cortez. We had a blast riding horses with the cowboys - Neil and James! The owner, Larry, told some great stories at the campfire at night. This place was spectacular! Everyone that works there is very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely plan another trip out... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Rancho Cortez! Located in the cowboy capital of the world, Rancho Cortez is a Texas Dude Ranch and Cowboy Fitness Farm offering horseback riding, lodging, day trips, hiking, and more! Saddle up and live your dreams at the Texas Dude Ranch! Cowboys, cowgirls, and experienced riders will enjoy horseback riding with expert cowboy, Larry Cortez. We offer plenty of Texas-style fun with hayrides, campfires, cattle roundups, lasso lessons, swimming in our pool, or soaking in our hot tub. With a broad array of wildlife species and ruggedly beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see, the ranch is the perfect escape from urban life. Lost weight and get fit on the Cowboy Fitness Farm! Fitness and weight loss visitors will work with personal trainers under the direction of Mary Cortez. Come for our popular 30 day weight loss camp or spend just a few days or weeks. Guided hikes, water aerobics, yoga, weight training, aerobics, pilates, and horseback riding - along with classes in the air-conditioned gym - will help you meet your weight loss goals. We can get you started on the road to a healthier life and teach you new skills to take home! Come to the beautiful Texas Hill Country for the getaway of a lifetime at Rancho Cortez! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Cortez

Address: 872 Hay Hollar Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Price Range: $99 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
Rancho Cortez Bandera, Texas
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