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Rancho Cortez

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 June 2011

My husband and I went to Rancho Cortez for an hour trail ride. I showed up as a nervous wreck (afraid of animals & height) but the Cortez sons (and fellow guests at the Ranch) really made an effort in calming me down and saddling me up with the right horse. They truly do have that genuine Southern hospitality. A...

1Thank lovaj
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 10 June 2011

First of all, if you are looking for a state-of-the-art spa or luxurious accommodations look elsewhere. The rooms are rustic but comfortable. The food is ample and homestyle. Most likely you will have to walk up the road to get cell phone reception, and go to the fitness lounge or dining room to get on the internet. There are no...

2Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Two week boot camp. 5 1/4 pounds lost. Many inches gone. Diabetes: blood sugar down 20 points. Fabulous hiking, riding lessons and fitness program. A family run ranch - they embrace you as one of the family. Worked hard. Dedicated, caring, professional. It's about the people...not the business. Do not hesitate.

Thank MarkHolstein
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 17 May 2011

This was an excellent long weekend getaway in Bandera Texas. A ranch that offers everything. Located In the spectacular hills of Bandera County Rancho Cortez offered an relaxing and exilerating ranching experience. We rode all day everyday as the ranch was quiet the few days we were there, it gets busier at peak times. We spent hours in the arean...

2Thank kateseal86
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Had a family vacation at Ranchero Cortez and everyone ( 2 teens and a 10 year old) had a great time. We stayed for four days and that seemed to be the perfect amount of time. Cabins are air conditioned and clean. Be advised there is no cell phone signal which was O.K. with us. This is also a ranch...

3Thank durango64
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 May 2011

Every year we try to take one big family trip and this year we spent two weeks traveling around Texas, with the grand finale being the Rancho Cortez. The "fun" standard was set pretty high as the last two years we have done Yellowstone and Hawaii. Our kids, ages 7 and 9, put it perfectly, "This trip was the best...

1Thank lonestarnw
Reviewed 29 April 2011

Went with a group of my girlfriends. We had a most enjoyable time. Larry was a hoot and did everything to make us feel at home. The horses were well taken care of and the trail rides were a treat. Remember this is a dude ranch, not a leisure hotel. I grew up in Texas and have been to several...

Thank shan2244
Reviewed 28 April 2011

We spent three nights at Rancho Cortez and very much enjoyed the experience. This is a dude ranch, so the accomodations were clean and comfortable but not luxury. I would have liked a little bit more storage space in the room. We were in a row of rooms, for singles or doubles and they have larger cabins for bigger groups...

2Thank samthebeachdog
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 April 2011

I am responding to a negative and misleading review of the Rancho Cortez Fitness program (not the co-located Dude Ranch program which shares many of the same facilities). I live two hours away, and spend time at the ranch between consulting assignments. Over the past three months, I have lost nearly forty pounds, and thirty-five inches, and attribute a lot...

Thank horace53
Charenton-le-Pont, France
Reviewed 22 April 2011

a very good combination of leisure, sport , and relax in a cow boy style environement which gave us the opportunity to ride horses, to conduct longhorns ... Lodging is simple but well maintained and very well housekept . The environement is green, quiet, and far from the turbulence of our business lives. the team is exceptionaly present and nice...

Thank Phil0808

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Cortez

Address: 872 Hay Holler Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-4364
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Price Range: $139 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
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