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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not sure what to expect since I had never gone to a dude ranch! We had a wonderful day at this ranch. The employees made sure you enjoyed your time! There are many things for the family to do! You can swim, ride...More

Thank Brandi T
Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 1 week ago

Brandi, we're so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time here with us. We love being able to offer so many different activities to our guests, so it's great that you enjoyed that aspect as well. We hope you'll come back again...More

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 5 weeks ago

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 9 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

1  Thank Richard T
Response from Mary C, Owner at Rancho CortezResponded 9 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

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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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US$99 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$99 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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25 June 2018|
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Response from Charles U | 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."
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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..."
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"Not sure you could go wrong; all cabins are equally good."
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"There are a few other hotels in Bandera as well as at least 3 other Dude Ranches nearby"
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