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Rancho Cortez

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so excited to take my little girl to spend time at a dude ranch. We made a reservation for a half day from 1 pm-8 pm . Wh m I made the reservation I asked if all the activities would be available in late April and told yes. When we checked in at 12:45 I noticed the ranch...

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

Like we've mentioned before, we're sorry you and your daughter didn't enjoy your visit. We admit time on the ranch is slower paced than normal city life, but we like to give our guests time to enjoy each activity without rushing them around. Whenever there's a certain activity you'd like to participate in or any questions you have, don't hesitate...

Paisley, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the half day visit and we we're very pleased with it. Trail ride, lasso lesson, time to roam the hills and play about on the ranch, trip out to feed the longhorn cattle, tasty dinner (especially desert; apple cobbler and cranberry bread pudding with a sweet cream. I had asked Denise(??) if she shares recipes as it...

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

We're happy you and your family had a fantastic time on our ranch horseback riding, feeding the longhorns, and exploring. Thanks for visiting. We hope you all return again in the future! Take care, Larry and Mary - Owners

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I wanted to bring our five year old grand daughter to Texas Hill Country to experience the flavor of the land and culture. (She lives in Bayou country in La) I researched several ranches in the area but my gut just lead me to Rancho Cortez. It could have been something as simple as the heated pool....

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

It was a blast having your family out here on the ranch! We're so glad your granddaughter had a fun time celebrating her birthday by riding horses, playing with the farm animals, and swimming. We were delighted to see her birthday card to Larry arrive! Thank you for all the support. We hope to see your family out here again!...

Reviewed 4 March 2017

I planned a trip to visit Rancho Cortez with a large group and Rancho Cortez was very easy to work with. Their communication was great and the whole experience was better than I could have imagined. Larry was a delight and made the whole experience authentic and enjoyable. My only regret is that we didn't end up staying over night...

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time exploring our property on the trail ride, Aubry. It's also great that our communication with you was helpful and created a stress-free experience. Thanks for your support. We hope you'll return again whenever you're in the area! Best, Larry and Mary - Owners

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Rancho Cortez for a half day with some middle schoolers. We had a great time learning about and riding horses, learning how to lasso, seeing cattle up close, eating dinner, and sitting around the campfire. I noticed some other reviewers have low ratings for things like Larry (the owner) being politically incorrect and smoking or for the area...

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Mary C, Owner at Rancho Cortez, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your recommendation and support. We certainly want each of our guests to feel welcome and we'll always go out of our way to ensure this happens. It's wonderful you and the students with you had a fantastic time horseback riding, feeding the longhorns, and telling stories around the campfire. Thank you for visiting. We hope you'll come...

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

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Short Hills, NJ
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 14 December 2016

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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 14 December 2016

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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 | Read review
“Trust Cheryl to match the best room to accommodate your party.”
maxmtex2017, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cabins are great!”
rgarcia5809, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a porch with excellent views”
pflitfin, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go horse riding elsewhere - this is not a proper Texan ranch.”
theunforgiven666, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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