My husband and I and our 2 best friends spent a week at the Mayan, returning to England yesterday and we are all thoroughly depressed to have finished our best holiday ever!
Throughout our trip, the staff working there not only made us feel welcome, but also made us feel part of the ranch. They couldn't do enough for us, from carrying coffee at breakfast to helping out with lifts to and from town. The daily activities at the ranch were superb. Tommy, Josh and Cody (the wranglers) were helpful, fun and friendly and we learnt loads about the texan way of life from these people as well as enjoying the horse riding! The musical entertainment was also first class, especially Reuben Darnell, who on one occasion lent us a few bucks for the jukebox and burnt us some CD's! Judy also had the patience of a saint when it came to teaching line dancing (especially to my rhythemless husband!!!!). David was also great, putting up with numerous questions from the guys and personally making sure that they had the real Texan experience!
We have all come away from the ranch with our belt buckles bulging as the food was so amazing. Seriously, we must have eaten our own body weights in meat over the week! The food was varied, fresh and plentiful and we couldn't have wished for better!
Guys at the Mayan - if you're reading this- thank you so much for a fabulous holiday! We would love to come back someday and I know the menfolk would be keen to also do some work on the ranch if you eveer needed them!!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
- Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas