Situated on 725 acres close to Bandera and nestled in the Texas Hill Country, the Dixie Dude Ranch offers vistas of spectacular scenery, with plenty of room to relax and catch a glorious sunset. Since 1901 the ranch has been a working stock ranch and is now a guest ranch welcoming both families and couples. The ranch has a weight limit of 260lbs.
At Dixie Dude, there are 20 separate accommodations, all with a rustic style, including rooms, cottages, duplex cabins and a bunkhouse. Upgrade to Deluxe Cabins for a more spacious option. Enjoy three Texan meals a day accompanied by iced tea, homemade lemonade and milk. If you wish to drink alcohol, the ranch operates a bring your own alcohol policy. Served in a family style in the big chow hall, meals are a great communal affair. There are sometimes outdoor BBQs, cowboy breakfasts on the range and on Saturday evenings BBQ ribs, pork sausage and brisket can be enjoyed and on a Sunday afternoon, southern fried chicken and mash potatoes.
All rooms have private baths, air conditioning, vented heat and sometimes a fireplace. There are family-type rooms available with two plus beds. There are also rooms for singles and couples. The Standard Rooms do not come with televisions however, there is a large television in the Ranch House.
These Cabins are larger and have a television, microwave, coffee maker and a fridge.
The ranch is open year round and check-in is any day except Sunday. There is a two night minimum stay. Please note there is no entertainment or evening meal on a Sunday.
Two daily horseback riding sessions are included in a stay. These are trail rides offered, lasting an hour, in the morning and the afternoon at a walk or trot. Advanced rides are also available for adults and teenagers (at an additional cost), as are lessons and clinics. Occasional overnight trail ride trips take place beginning after lunch and staying overnight in a tent.
Enjoy a choice of planned activities such as horseback riding, swimming in the main pool (heated in March, April and October, closed November - February) and toddler pool, catch and release fishing in their pond, hiking, hayrides, campfire sing-alongs, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe throwing, relaxing in the hot tub (open year round), on site massage therapy (must be booked in advance) and table tennis.
Children are extremely welcome at the Dixie Dude Ranch; there is no children's program but they are welcome on the rides. Children under 2 stay free and there are child discounts for ages 2-16. Under 6s double up with adults on the horse. Children can spend time playing the kids pool.
Located only ten minutes from Bandera, it's easy to visit this cowboy capital of the world where there are seasonal rodeos and the Frontier Times Museum. Other attractions include tubing the Medina River and golf and tennis closeby. Situated only an hour from San Antonio, why not spend a few nights here pre or post your stay at Dixie Dude Ranch to visit the Sea World and visit the missions.