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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Just got home from a weekend at the Mayan. What a fantastic place for a company retreat! We had meeting rooms for the business side of things and then plenty of activities for our free time. The food was amazing and lots of it. Our trail rides each day were probably the highlight for me. Beautiful scenery and calm horses...

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I have been visiting this ranch for 30 years and never been disappointed, the food is excellent and the hospitality always exceptional. It is a great place to meet people from all over the world. I have stayed in the summer months when it is busy and also in the off season when it is quieter. It would be hard...

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

Wendy, Thank you for sharing your positive review of the Mayan. We appreciate our repeat guests, and we are so pleased that you have called the Mayan your second home for three decades, sharing the experience with your family and friends. Our repeat guests are a testament to our Mayan brand of “horspitality,” and we work hard to provide you...

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2015

First we checked in and signed up for the evening horseback ride. Very important to sign up a day in advance for those. Then we went to our cabin, upon arrival our cabin was quaint and rustic, no frills expected. Large space for closet hanging clothes. Although I ended up wearing a t-shirt, jeans and boots all 3 days. Take...

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Just returned from a 3 day visit with my 6 yr old grandson and I can't say enough nice things about the folks at the Mayan. Let's start with Kelly at the front desk. She was wonderful on the phone and did not disappoint in person. Just as friendly and informative as she could be and made checking in and...

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

Marianne, Thank you for sharing your recent review about your vacation at the Mayan Ranch. We are so pleased that you and your grandson enjoyed your stay with our family. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff, and we appreciate that you recognized how much we care about you, our guests. We are so happy...

Texas
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Never been to a dude ranch. Great food! Excellent service! Enjoyed the cowboy breakfast and horse back riding. Beautiful grounds. Enjoyed walking around Medina lake. Great place to go with a family (with or without children).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We stayed 3 nights and wish we had been able to stay longer. The food was generous portions and so tasty; I have taken away the recipe for chili cheese with me. So much meat to eat! The horse rides were ideal for beginners. I had never been on a horse before and felt so at ease the whole time....

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

We appreciate your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch, and we are so happy you will be able to take a little of the Mayan home with the chili cheese recipe. Shawna certainly outdoes herself each year, finding new guest favorites. We were happy to hear that you felt safe and relaxed on the horseback rides. Our...

Sumter, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I have been going since I was a small child. I now take my small children with the whole family. My family has been going along with a group of friends for around 24 years now. It's a great experience for all ages, as there is so much to do. They have many scheduled activities, but our personal favorite is...

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

Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your positive review of the Mayan. We cherish our repeat guests and strive to offer them an unique experience each time they visit. Your review is also a testament to the relationships and memories that families have been making at the ranch for over six decades. We appreciate your compliments about our activities, our food,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Only stayed two nights, next time will stay for a week. Accomodation was comfortable, the view from our veranda spectacular. Would have been nice to have had the ability to make a coffee in the room. Would take a kettle next time as I like a drink on waking up. Activities are in place most of the day, the family...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the ranch and are planning to come again and stay with us longer. When you return, consider signing up for coffee-n-juice in the morning, a Mayan ranch guest favorite for decades. If you sign up for this service, one of the staff will come to your room at 7:15...

Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We had 4 adults, stayed 3 nights and we all had a great time! Our cabin was like a duplex so we had our privacy plus a small living room area where we were able to sit and chat. You have to do the cowboy breakfast! They will take you on horseback or hayride and the food was awesome. Deer...

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

Michelle, Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent stay at the ranch. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our activities. There is so much to do at the Mayan. In addition to archery, B-B shooting, trick roping, and dance lessons, you also have the beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery to savor. While you are here, plunge...

Reviewed 27 March 2015

A group of my medical school friends and I went to Mayan Dude ranch for a post-residency match celebration, and there could not have been a more perfect place!! Some of the group were couples, and it was really equally fun for the entire group. The weather was incredible, and the horse rides and the food pushed it over the...

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

Anna, We were so happy to celebrate your post-residency match with you and your friends. We know you have many choices for where to spend your vacations, and we are so happy you chose the Mayan again. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Chef Shawna and Timmy about the homemade food and the unique Cowboy Breakfast...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: €374 - €375 (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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