Mayan Dude Ranch

Bandera, Texas, 78003, United States | 3 star ranch
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Location

This 3 star ranch, located in Bandera, is near Frontier Times Museum, Medina River, and Longhorn Ranch and Golf Club.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMayan Dude Ranch Bandera

    Reviewed by spiritdtraveler

    Amazing Experience

    Reviewed Dec 13, 2010
    by (4 reviews) Lytham St. Annes , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    a big thanks to Everyone at Mayan Dude Ranch i cannot express how great this place is the hospitality given to me by the crew were second to none and the lodge i had rented wow huge definately will come back here without a doubt

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera

    Great Spring Break

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    Going to the Mayan is not like going to a 5-star resort. It is more like visiting a friend's ranch, a friend that happens to have a large family that loves to entertain, cook and relax.

    Our kids (3, 6 & 8) absolutley loved this place, mostly becuase they met and hung out with lots of other kids (perhaps because a spring break week). We also met and quickly became freinds with other guests due to the "community" meals and relaxing atmoshpere.

    I would warn the "snob" set that the place is slightly rough around the edges (some would say "rustic"). Our rooms were plain, and the meals (though good) were hardly "cuisine" (heavy ranch-style breakfast, barbecue, fajitas, smoked turkey, etc.), but that's part of the charm.

    It was too cold to swim (our kids did anyway) in the pool or river, and I think canoing or floating the Medina would be great in summer. On the other hand, late March was picture perfect weather (highs in the upper seventies).

    We plan to return

    The Best Family Vacation Ever!

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    This is the very best family vacation ever!!!! We spent 4 days at the Mayan and loved every single minute. There is never a dull minute, and the staff is exceptional! Horse rides are safe and wonderful - the food is fabulous - the activities are varied and fun. One of the best parts is meeting new friends from all over - the Mayan Ranch has something for everyone! This was the most relaxing trip we've ever taken. Our children (ages 9 and 10) said Mayan was "better than Disneyworld!"

    Wow!

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    We were lucky enough to hold our neighborhood reunion there, people came from all over the world. WOW! Friendliest,most relaxing and wonderful food. I can whole heartedly recommend to anyone, young and old!

    Fabulous

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    My wife and I have been to the Mayan on a number of occasions, including a couple with our son and grandchildren. Unfortunately we are now a bit too old to participate.

    The accommodation was great, the food better (and I love my food), and the family and staff as friendly and helpful as anyone could wish. None of us had ever ridden a horse, but we all loved it. If any of the family reads this-please give big Sundown (horse) an apple for me

    Best of the best !

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    The Mayan has been a favorite for years the 12 children of the Hick's now have their children working to keep every guest excited about their vacation. The guest's children are kept busy and leave some time for the adults to watch the sunsets from the balcony of the bar. Just minutes from the historic city of Bandera. During the summer the rodeos in the community are great.

    Make sure you make your reservations well in advance, some reservations are booked 5 years in advance for their annual visits.

    This hotel is Awesome

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    This was the best place i have ever been to. The food, the activites, the country-western dances (with a little bit of modern music thrown in at the end), and the help. Every single person on the staff was attentive to your every needs. Oh, and the cabins, they are perfect! A rustic feel, but complete with a tv, ac, and a fridge. Two horseback rides per person a day, which is perfect. And the cooking, the best food i have ever tasted, especially the steak. There is a newsletter left at your door every morning, so you always know what is going on right away. there is a pool, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball net, dinosour tracks, and entertainers every night. I especially liked the shows, not all of them were exactly professional singers, but it made me laugh. and the shows on tuesdays, everybody knows how to act. i could just go on and on with this, but i think you get the picture. this place is perfect.

    So much fun

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    Wonderful vacation. We stayed for three days and had a lovely time. The cabins are decorated in a western and rustic style, they're very spacious and extremely clean. The people there make you feel at home, they're very friendly and always in a great mood. There's so much to do so no time to get bored. Lots of activities for kids as well. Very big Texas meals with music and entertainment. We can't wait to go back!!!

    Great resort for a family

    from

    Friendly family owned ranch with beautiful scenery, hay rides, horseback rides, swimming pool, etc etc, and excellent food! Loved our accomodations and the balcony that went with it. Wild life of deer, roadrunners, etc. And the restaurant in Bandera, Billy Gene's was excellent and friendly.

    Another brilliant stay at the Mayan Ranch

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    Once again out stay at the ranch was brilliant....the food was splendid.......the entertainment first class.......the accomodation equivalent to some first class hotels.........the staff, well they are first class, very attentive to your needs and very friendly. Well worth a visit.

    Mayan dude ranch,awesome ranch ,awesome people, cant wait to get back there.

    from

    the mayan staff are so friendly, you automatically feel at home. the cottages are beautiful, the food is great, horseback riding, tubeing, many other activities. or just kick back and relax in the Texas sun. i am now a native vermonter who loves texas.Thanks to the Mayan and there wonderfull staff.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Mayan Dude Ranch Bandera

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

    Travel Blogs from Bandera

    Deep in the heart of TEXAS!

    A travel blog entry by irv2 on Sep 08, 2014

    1 comment, 2 photos

    ... Guadeloupe River. The view is wonderful and there are trails to hike, which I intend to do in the morning.

    The only eventful thing to happen today was we picked up a nail in one of the tires on the Honda. Thanks to my handy I-Phone, we found a place to fix it and it took 15 minutes and $15.00. Eazy-Peazy!

    ...

    Oils alright...

    A travel blog entry by tim.ryan on Sep 08, 2014

    9 photos

    Another long day on the road almost six hours out of the grazing plains of New Mexico to the oil fields of Texas.Overcast sky's and rain were with us for most of New Mexico but disappeared once we crossed the state line. Scattered over the country side like prehistoric dinosaurs,oil wells pump the black gold day and night.Texas produces about 2.8 million barrels a day that's almost 35% of all ...

    Day 3: Election Day

    A travel blog entry by chris-fernie on Jul 10, 2014

    13 photos

    ... of our Atlantic Canada group pictures at 5 pm and then the banquet and awards night ran from 6-9 pm. It was so wonderful to see old friends again and so sad to say goodbye.

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    Great New Old Friends

    A travel blog entry by mrear99 on Jul 08, 2014

    4 comments, 4 photos

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    Ranch dudes

    A travel blog entry by lindensabroad on Feb 27, 2014

    27 photos

    ... irritated and enflamed by the horseriding that he couldn't get it comfortable on the thin mattress.
    Back to the barn at 9am to lead our horses in for grooming, tack up and ride down to the arena. To be honest, neither Mase nor I were particularly keen on riding that morning - we'd have been just as happy sitting, watching the kids than bouncing up and down on horseback. However, the kids were in their element, particularly Matt and Jo. ...