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The Best of the West in Texas Hill Country

Saddle up at this fantastic old-west-style getaway in the heart of Texas Hill Country! Rancho Cortez is the perfect escape for your next family or group vacation! Become one with the wild, wild west as you indulge in horseback riding with expert cowboy Larry Cortez and his family. With the beautiful Hill Country landscapes surrounding you, there's plenty of places to explore. Go on a guided hike or walk and enjoy the simple peace and quiet ease of this natural escape. Plus, a stay at Rancho Cortez lets you join in on hay rides, campfires, and lasso lessons! Or, come visit for their popular 30-day weight loss camp and enjoy guided hiking, water aerobics, yoga and more. No matter the reason for your getaway, you're sure to discover a truly unforgettable time!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 23 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Bandera
  • Nearby Water Medina River
  • Open Dates All Year


Rancho Cortez offers all-inclusive rates for stays based on a nightly or weekly basis. Discounts are often available for groups, military family, and fitness work program participants, as well as those who book longer stays. Arrangements for airport pickup and transportation can be made for an additional charge.

Dude Ranch

Discover the true flavor of a Texas Hill Country dude ranch vacation at Rancho Cortez! Here, you can escape the hustle-bustle of city life and find your inner cowboy or cowgirl. You'll love all the ranch activities such as western-style horseback riding, hayrides, lasso-throwing, and much more. Roast marshmallows around the campfire, enjoy live entertainment and simply become one with the wild west!


The seclusion of Rancho Cortez (and proximity to San Antonio) offers the perfect getaway option, especially for entire families. With horseback riding, an onsite swimming pool, and live western-style entertainment, there's never a dull moment. The kids will love hay wagon rides and feeding the longhorn cattle, and at the end of the day you can relax together around the campfire and roast marshmallows! There will never be a shortage of things to keep the family busy at Rancho Cortez!


Bring the entire family together for a one-of-a-kind reunion at the Rancho Cortez! The secluded and vast rugged landscape offers the ideal setting for fun ranch activities. Explore the trails on a horseback riding trip, play a game of horseshoes, or hop aboard a hay wagon ride! No matter what you choose to do, you'll find endless fun to enjoy with your loved ones.


For those seeking a healthier lifestyle, Rancho Cortez's Fitness Ranch, or "Fat Farm" aims to provide a practical, affordable, and results oriented approach. From various courses to outdoor ranch activities, one can push themselves to elevate their habits and health to new levels at Rancho Cortez.


With a broad array of wildlife species and rugged natural beauty as far as the eye can see, Rancho Cortez is the perfect escape from urban life, thus providing access to the surrounding nature. The ranch borders the scenic Hill Country State Natural Area, a 5,500-acre park, with over 40 miles of hiking and riding trails for those seeking a healthy dose of nature.

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Patio
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Fitness Programs
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
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Plan your next group event at Rancho Cortez.

Rancho Cortez is the perfect place for your family reunion, church group outing, fitness program and more! Inquire today!

For more information please call +1 (866) 797 - 9339 or Send Inquiry.

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Nearest Airports

  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT) / 43.2 miles
  • Curtis Field (BBD) / 106.5 miles
  • Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) / 98 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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