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Twin Elm Guest Ranch
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

You cant find a more relaxing, friendly place then the Twin Elm Ranch! Our family stayed 4 days for a quick "getaway from it all" trip. The room we stayed in was basic but clean and comfortable. The staff was so friendly, they treated us like family! The food was good. Barbecue just as would be expected on a dude ranch. Our favorite part was the horses! The trail rides were amazing! The horses were well behaved and safe. This was a concern because I have two children without a lot of experience and the terrain was rough in some areas. There were steep hills and river crossings but the horses rode through calm and quiet. We didnt get to enjoy the pool because it wasn't warm enough but it looked nice and clean. The hayride was fun and many nights sitting around a campfire relaxing and listening to the wranglers tell stories. We drove into town one afternoon to check it out. There were horses tied up outside shops and lots of cowboys and friendly locals. We will definitely be returning to the twin elm!

Room Tip: rooms towards the barn are more private and have their own cozy porches
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The people were great. The ranch and horses were beautiful. The hayride was a joke since they used our hayride to put out hay and it was two women throwing out the hay with short shorts on and showing their butts when they bent over. Disgusting! Campfire was a disappointment. The guy started the fire and left to go eat supper. While we expected the room to be rustic, we also expected it to be clean and it wasn't. The sheets were filthy, the mattress was so dirty we wondered if it was bedbugs, and the air conditioner shot out dirt and stuff for minutes after we turned it on. The mattress was also so worn down it was unbelievable. We couldn't keep the curtains closed so hope nobody got a free show from us getting dressed and stuff. The faucet in the bathroom dripped constantly. If we wouldn't have spent $324 for our one night stay we would have left without spending the night. Very disappointed and won't be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank sleecalhoun
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TwinElm, Manager at Twin Elm Guest Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

We are sorry to hear your concerns, for we strive to make each guest comfortable during their stay. I wish to inform you that the mattress is new and the linens freshly laundered before your arrival. Inspections are done regularly. Had this or any matter been brought to our attention we would have gladly addressed it and attended to your needs in every way. We wish for each guests trip to be enjoyable. Thank you and we will continue to strive on all aspects of ones stay with us. Sincere Regards, Management

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This was a last minute trip in Feb 2014 and for the record - I did a "Room Only" and did not participate in the other activities or food options. GOOD: Typical dude ranch with 50s bunkhouse style cabins, big corral with horses for trail riding, large RV park in back, recreation room, pool. The "Room Only" rate was 1/2 price ($61.00). Reservation by phone was easy and received an email confirmation right away. I arrived after the office closed so the key was left in mailbox. BAD: Room is VERY basic. Full bed [comfy but pillows and bedspread smell like sweat/dirty socks], Junior size twin bunkbeds, small bathroom, tiny shower, thin walls/windows. Door has a crack above and below. WORST [not exactly Management's fault]: My neighbors who spent most of their time on the shared porch a few feet from my door, woke up at 7:30am both mornings, smoking, talking, laughing, and on Saturday night came in at 11pm and talked/smoked/laughed until 2am. There was NO WAY to avoid the noise as there is no TV in room and the a/c cycled on/off due to it being in the 60s. With the office closing at 5pm, there is no one to call to report a disturbance other than the Sheriff. To top it off, there was a huge spider on the wall above the bunkbeds. Obviously, the cracks above the door do not deter them. I would not stay here again unless I had my own RV and parked way out in the back section. The management needs to enforce a "Quiet Time" policy.

Room Tip: Bring your RV - do not stay in the rooms.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank TexasRoadtripper
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TwinElm, Manager at Twin Elm Guest Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

We are sorry to hear about this matter after your stay, as we would have been more than happy to resolve any issues while you were here, using the contact numbers on the office door. We strive on cleanliness and though the pillows are new and comforters freshly washed we would gladly replace any linens you may have needed. We wish our guests to always be comfortable and enjoy their stay at the Ranch! Again we apologize for any inconvenience. Warm Regards, Management

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

stayed 3 days in their Rv park, horseback riding, swimming in their pool, enjoying a lovely group of lovely people. Their facilities are nice and clean, plenty of hot water. On Saturday night they have a Rodeo. Was very glad we stayed there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank theresa n
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had a fantastic time. I visited this ranch with my parents ( I am in my late 20's) None of us had visited a ranch before or horse ridden but are into trying new things and some adventure, we all had a REALLY good time. It was personally what I would expect from and ranch and more. Not a 5* hotel but cute rustic cabins including air conditioning & wifi which I hadn't expected. The staff were great, super friendly and personable.

The trail rides were great. We were there for 2 nights and had 3 rides in total. As nervous riders we came out of the experience comfortable & would go again.

My only note was that we had a 2 bedroom cabin but there was no door in between the bedrooms, just an archway which isn't ideal.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank seefs
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