Mayan Dude Ranch
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So today started with a morning wake up call at the door of your log cabin, then a ride either by horse or cart down to River Medina for a spot of breakfast. Breakfast was huge and am still getting used to the portion sizes. The first ride is at 10am and am looking forward to riding a horse again.
The scenery was gorgeous riding along the …
After arriving about 7pm just in time for dinner, my first impressions were WOW!!!!! This place looked lovely, traditional and very country. I finally met Kelly, she's so lovely after finding my log cabin (no.1) which is rightfully located next to the clubhouse i went down to dinner. Wot a huge buffet, great and funny entertainment.
Our first trip in our new "home on wheels" was to Ingram, TX for the monthly rally with the South Texas Renegades. Arrived on Tuesday and got settled in. Wednesday evening we had an open house to show off the new rig and everyone loved it. It was great having about 18 bodies in here and still had room to move around. Wednesday was uneventful but then Thursday evening the heavens opened up and it poured on the just and the unjust. The ...
... Cowboy Artists of America, a group of artists who wish to perpetuate memory and culture of the Old West though art as typified by artists such as Remington and Charles Russell. Among other things, this art association conducts a trail ride and campout each year to have fun and stay in touch with the cowboy culture and give authenticity to their artwork. Although the affiliation ...
... It's only right. Right?
The forecast says it's supposed to reach eighty two today. We'll wait on that.
We have been blessed to see a few hummingbirds visit the tiny feeder we hang on Shorty's dining room window. I've seen a couple of Anna's and a black-throated one or two. The bird feeder is holding it's own on the table under our Ramada. The seed that fell on the table is probably in another county/country by ...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
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
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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.
The Best Family Vacation Ever!
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!"
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!
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 !
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 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
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
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
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.
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.