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Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC
Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Excellent value, experience & fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

We loved staying here!
The ranch is just 10 minutes from Bandera and makes a great base for exploring roundabout. The cabin was welcoming and cosy and was equiped with everything we needed during our 3 night stay, including a cute and very friendly cat named Francis who even managed to endear herself to my so-called 'not-a-cat-person' partner.
The ranch owner Trish taught us an amazing amount about horses and took us on a lovely trail ride through the ranch and along the creek with Paris the friendly ranch dog keeping us company all the way.
We've only had a handful of previous experiences of horse riding, so we were practically beginners. However we needn't have worried as our horses were wonderfully well behaved, also Trisha had taught us each of our horses precise characteristics so well that we felt really in tune with them.
Each evening we took a pleasant stroll around the ranch land and would see the horses happily roaming free, as after the trail rides Trisha immediately removed their saddles and bridles etc and let them go play!
This is a special place to enjoy and has left us with wonderful memories to treasure.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

We had a great time here! The horses and scenery were wonderful. The guest cottage was great too! It had a well equipped kitchen, plenty of movies, and was extra clean. We can't wait to go back! Trisha was such a great host! Can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

One can immediately tell that Trisha and Mike care deeply about their horses. Our family of 4 had varying levels of experience, but all had ridden before. Trisha spent a lot of time at the outset to make sure that we understood everything, but also to enable us to establish a solid bond with our own horse. Mike was training a new horse, and accompanied us as well. He grew up in Bandera, so he knows all about the area. They both have quite a few stories to share along the trail. Highly recommend Bar M no matter what your riding level. One thing you're sure to notice after a few minutes is just how quiet and beautiful it is in the Texas Hill Country.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Our family was looking for a place to experience the hill country on horseback and really wanted a place where we would be comfortable riding with our lack of experience. Trisha, Mike and their horses are the best. The horses are well trained and Trisha spends quality time with you to give basic instruction. Our visit to Bar M was a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

If you are looking to enjoy nature in privacy, peace & quiet , Bar M ranch is the place to go.
I really enjoyed looking at the hill country and seeing deer outside every morning. Great place for hiking too. I also did a trail ride on horseback with Trisha, the ranch owner, she explained so much to me about the proper way of saddling , tacking the horse and even gave me some tips to improve my riding. She was very patient and you can tell she really loves her horses. The accommodations were very comfortable and it has a great selection of movies to watch when you relax at night. Plus the private trail ride in the hill country it does not get any better than that!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Grosshochstetten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

If you want to ride the real cowboy way, the Bar M Ranch in Bandera, Texas is the right address. One hour free basic instructions prior to your ride make you feel comfortable and relaxed for the ride. It gives you time to meet your horse, learn about his personality and how to be part of the team during the ride. Trisha lives with and for her horses. She can teach you a lot about them. You can tell that she loves them. She does exclusive private trailrides, so she is able and willing to adapt your ride perfectly to your abilities and convenience. I never have experienced such an enjoyable, relaxing ride through the most beautiful hill country of Texas before. Just you, your horse, nature and Trisha's funny and interesting horse and ranch stories. During my stay in Bandera I have been on several rides at the Bar M Ranch. We saw Gertrud the longhorn, deers, antilopes, jackrabbits and other wildlife on our rides. I will be back again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

On a whim, we found the Bar M Ranch several years ago tucked away in the south Texas hills near Bandera. Lucky us! Move on down the road if you want a typical dude ranch riding experience, where indifferent clock watching wranglers pack you together like sardines and hustle you on down the trail to beat the clock.

If you want to relax, commune with nature, take in all that a working ranch entails and treat yourself to one of the best trail rides in the state of Texas, you will definitely enjoy this place. The “bunkhouse” (we call it their condo) is comparatively inexpensive, private, comfortable, totally equipped and always immaculately clean. It is a great home away from home. Bring a camera if you want to capture wildlife at its best and don’t be surprised if you see deer feeding right outside your door.

You will not find anyone in this business more dedicated to her animals than Trisha. It won’t take you long to sense the strong bond she shares with her herd. You can be assured that safety comes first; both for you the rider and the horse, and that your ride will be relaxing, enjoyable and a one of a kind experience that you’ll remember forever.

There are several equestrian vacation choices out there that cover a wide range of services, prices, accommodations and special deals. We consider the Bar M Ranch hands down the best bang for the buck.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC
Address: 2569 Fm 1077, P.O. Box 153, Bandera, TX 78003-4199
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
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Ranked #9 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deluxe Hill Country accommodations located on the scenic Bar M Ranch, just 2-1/2 miles from Bandera, Texas. ... more   less 
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Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC Texas/Bandera

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