My 12 year old son who loves riding horses researched and found Rancho Cortez. We (myself, husband, 16 year old son, and my father) thought this would be a vacation only he would enjoy. Boy, were we wrong!! To start I cannot say enough about the hospitality we were shown! Larry is a consummate host and his staff is wonderful from the cooks to the housekeeping!! The ranchers Cody, Rusty, and Josh were great!! Rusty spent alot of time with with my son and he learned more about horses from he and Larry, than in the year he has been taking lessons! We all enjoyed the trail rides, what breathtaking views and great horses to ride on. The campfires were a blast, Larry tells great stories, one night we enjoyed a country singer, and making smores over the fire was fun. It was great not having T.V., and limited phone, this made us all enjoy each others company and get to know the other wonderful people staying at the ranch! I cannot say enough, when it was time to go none of us was ready to leave!! Will defnitely go back , my son is already planning to go to Cowboy Camp.
- 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