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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!
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San Antonio Intl Airport69 km
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This trip to Rancho Cortez was Memorial weekend/week. The city of Bandera was packed, with parades and rodeos going on. While at the ranch I met people from all over the US and the world. The weather was very hit, but not too humid, so...More

Thank Michael B
Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 18 June 2018

We love hearing about your experiences here, Michael, so thanks for taking the time to share. It means a lot to us that you love it here so much. We look forward to seeing you around for many years to come. Sending you our best,...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Rancho Cortez is a working ranch with incredibly friendly people. I stayed 3 nights with two children (6 and 9) and we all had a wonderful and unforgettable time. We stayed in a basic and tidy room. The meals were simple southern cooking and tasty....More

Thank E3a
Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 8 June 2018

We had a lot of fun hosting you at our ranch -- we're glad you had a blast as well. Thanks for all of the support! We look forward to welcoming you back here again in the future. Sincerely, Larry and Mary, Owners

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited Rancho Cortez the week before last, my husband, son and wife and 18 month old granddaughter city people from UK. We were recommended by my daughter in laws family who had been a couple of times. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, we did...More

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Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 1 June 2018

We had a lot of fun hosting you and your family at our ranch, Gail. Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to share your positive experience on here. We appreciate your support! We wish you all the best. Happy trails, Larry and Mary,...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We visited Rancho Cortez from England. Not only was it one of the best memories of our trip to Texas but we intend to return again this year with our older kids. Larry and the team made the visit very special and educational too. We...More

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Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 8 May 2018

We're so glad that your time at our ranch was your favorite part of your Texas trip, Richard. We love being a part of our guests' lifelong memories! It was such a blast hosting you here. We can't wait to welcome your family back again...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I'd read a lot about this place and I was so disappointed when I went there. We expected a dude ranch.. I was expecting a place with a soul and where we'd experience sth different. We paid $500 for 3 for a room, a basic...More

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Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 11 April 2018

We're disappointed that you didn't enjoy your experience as much as we would've hoped for. We like to take things slow and easy at the ranch, which includes staying off the grid while here. Sorry you didn't care for the atmosphere here. We appreciate your...More

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Response from CharlesU_12 | Reviewed this property |
Weds evening at 11 Street Cowboy Bar & Saloon is their night of live CW music. You’ll be dancing the two-step under the stars! I don’t know which Rodeo you’re asking about? Call Rancho Cortez and ask Cheryl. She very... More
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Response from MichaelS13 | Reviewed this property |
I did the full day at the ranch, not overnight, and it included two rides and two meals.
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"The rooms are all very short distance from the barn and central buildings."
E3a
8 Jun 2018
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"we stayed in bunk house. Not as comfy as cabins but best view of horses, fields and sunset. kids loved the..."
249ruthannew
20 Mar 2018
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"Not sure you could go wrong; all cabins are equally good."
tedfam
10 May 2017
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"There are a few other hotels in Bandera as well as at least 3 other Dude Ranches nearby"
jdealman
23 Apr 2017
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