This was one of the best weekend vacations our whole family (8 adults, 2 young children) has ever had. We are from south Texas and come from a rural community where we are used to roping, riding and feeding Longhorns however we were given such royal treatment from the Wranglers and owner, Larry that it was a whole new experience for the whole family. All but one of us were pretty much novices with horseback riding and so the trail rides where the best! The two young children (ages 3 & 7) had the BEST time of their young lives. They both love horses and were able to ride either on the trail ride for the 7 year old or around the arena for the 3 year old. Mingling with the wranglers while practicing how to rope a steer dummy was so much fun and enjoyed by all. I HIGHLY recommend this place if you want to ride horses and have some fun down time away from cell phones and work business. There is NO cell service or TV so that made it even better than usual. Our accommodations were great...it's not the Hilton but it was nice and clean. We hope to make this an annual event for our family!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rancho Cortez Hotel Bandera
- Rancho Cortez Texas/Bandera