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Bryan, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My newlywed wife and I went here for our honeymoon for 3 days in November 2016. We stayed in cabin 5/6. The hospitality and service were first rate. The food was absolutely delicious, think southern homecooked. The muscians' playing and singing really added to the mood. The events (horserides, hayrides, roping, country line dancing, archery, poker, etc.) keep you entertained...

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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 with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We feel honored to be chosen as your honeymoon destination, and we are pleased you found our hospitality, food, activities, and entertainment “first rate.” We are glad you enjoyed your cabin and relaxing amid our beautiful scenery and wildlife. The best compliment...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 July 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...

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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...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really had a good time at the ranch, the Hicks family is so friendly...a real place!! Very good food..horse riding and dance(hi Judy!) We really hope to come back one day. Best wishes for all this wonderfull staff.... Belinda et Florent from France

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Belinda and Florent, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay at the Mayan Ranch. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation with us, making memories dancing with Judy and riding the horses with our wranglers. We appreciate your compliments about our friendly staff, and we look forward to having you with our family again soon.

Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from four, fun-filled days, over the Thanksgiving holiday, at the Mayan. It was an unexpected treat, and we were pleased and impressed by the ranch, its staff and our over-all experience. A couple of things to be aware of, if you are considering a stay at the Mayan. First, it fills up quickly, my mother-in-law booked our...

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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 with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and that you were impressed with our staff and overall experience. I will pass on your compliments about our welcoming staff, our cozy accommodations, and our delicious food. We look forward to having you and your...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I enjoyed my 5 night stay, and I would definitely return. That being said, there are some things I would point out to someone who would consider staying here. There were no deal breakers, but still worth mentioning... - I arrived at night. The road to the ranch is in complete darkness and the 2 signs indicating direction to...

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

Thank you for your detailed review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We feel honored that you chose to stay with us at the Mayan on your first trip to Texas. We appreciate your compliments about our beautiful scenery and wildlife, our delicious food, our entertaining activities, and our friendly staff. We also appreciate your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so enamored by this incredible ranch and the wonderfully unique experience it provides! This family owned and operated 'dude'/guest ranch offers is world renowned for obvious reasons! The Hicks Family creates an environment that allows you to feel like you're a part of their family! -warm, friendly, and inviting! They'll go above and beyond to ensure your visit...

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

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay with our family at the Mayan Ranch. We are thrilled you felt enamored with our renowned service, food, and activities. We take pride in making our guests happy, and we are pleased you felt the warmth and friendless of our staff. I will pass on your compliments about our...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Mayan dude ranch. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by the extended Hicks family and our every need was catered for nothing was to much trouble. The food and drink was plentiful and very tasty. The lodge we stayed in had been recently renovated and was very comfortable and...

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Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We are pleased you felt welcomed and catered to while you were with our family. We appreciate your compliments about our food and our accommodations. We look forward to having you with us again soon for more of our world-famous hospitality.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been coming to the Mayan Dude Ranch for the last 22 years. Every summer we spend a week with some of the best people on earth! The hospitality, food, activities, entertainment cannot be found anywhere else. I recently went for a business conference and everything was perfect, timely, and exceeded everyone's expectations. So, if you...

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

Katherine, Thank you for your positive review and your twenty-two year endorsement. We love our repeat guests and view them as part of our extended family. We appreciate your compliments about our hospitality, food, activities, and entertainment. The experience at the Mayan Ranch is truly unique. As we like to say, “There is no place like this place anywhere near...

Post, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the weekend of November 4-6 for a Mary Kay retreat! The staff was AMAZING and the food was marvelous and LOTS of it! We really enjoyed being out in nature and the hayrides! We really enjoyed our weekend and with coffee and juice delivered to our door on Saturday morning......icing on the cake! I will most definitely be...

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Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent retreat with us at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliments about our food, activities, and amenities, like coffee and juice delivered to your room each morning. Thank you for choosing the Mayan Ranch as your retreat destination. We look forward to having your family with our family soon.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my first stay at the Mayan was soooo great. I will go back!! Friendliest staff I have ever experienced. So many fun activities... horseback riding was so fun! Perfect place to take your team, family or friends.

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Cindy, Thank you for sharing your positive review of your recent stay with us at the Mayan Ranch. We appreciate your compliment about the Mayan Ranch having the “friendliest staff [you] have ever experienced.” We pride ourselves on our unique brand of Texas hospitality that we have been serving our guests for over half a century. We look forward to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Tennis Court
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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
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Price Range: €377 - €377 (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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“Expect a lot of walking, up and down hill. A cabin near the office is best if you want to reduce the hiking.”
 of 5 bubbles cliffhart2016, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“they have cabins, and hotel style rooms options”
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“We didn't stay over because we were traveling with a group on an AAA tour.”
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“Wifi is only available in the main reception area so if that's important to you request a cabin near that area.”
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