We attended our family reunion at the Dixie Dude Ranch for the third time and had another fabulous time! We made our reservations early & requested the same cabin as our previous stays, the Rebel, and could not ask for a better view or room. The cabin is rustic with tile floors, wood paneled walls, two full beds, a spacious closet & a nice size bathroom with a shower/tub. The back window overlooked the mountains.
One of the things I love about the ranch is that it is a small ranch, so we had the place to ourselves for a family reunion of approximately 55+ attending. There is a swimming pool & a hot tub, ping pong, tether ball, horseback riding & a hayride. We could let our children have the run of the place & not worry about where they were or who they were with.
The town of Bandera is very charming & shopping is a must. I made several purchases & my only complaint is that I didn't have enough room to bring back all the antiques and bargains I wanted to bring home!
The staff is beyond helpful. One of the office staff even tracked down a retailer, Kline Leathers, who I had purchased from on one of my previous trips in 2003. He has since closed his store in Bandera, but happened to be attending a festival in which I was able to visit & make my purchases. I was so grateful!
I can not begin to tell how wonderful the food is! Every meal was delicious & served family style, so come hungry. The chef even provided us with the recipes we were served & I made sure to purchase a cookbook from the gift shop.
We left the Dixie Dude Ranch longing for the next trip back. It is an expense, but your food is included & the memories made are priceless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dixie Dude Ranch has been showing people all over the world true Texas hospitality for over 75 years. Our all-inclusive package is perfect for people of all ages, solo travelers, couples, and families alike. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dixie Dude Ranch Hotel Bandera
- Dixie Dude Ranch Bandera, Texas