A Dude Ranch or Guest Ranch is a great place to visit to escape the daily grind! Here's 5 great choices near Central Texas to help get you back in touch with your inner Cowboy!

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    Rancho Cortez Dude Ranch

    'Bout 10 miles northwest of Bandera, out in Texas Hill Country, there is a ranch owned by a local family called the Rancho Cortez Dude Ranch. You can join them for a cattle roundup, enjoy trail rides, take the kids for a hayride, or relax around the campfire. The Cowboys and Cowgirls can even teach you to lasso! It's a great place for Families, and many corporate and church groups come here relax and work on team building!

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    Cibolo Creek Ranch

    I'm told scenic Big Bend in West Texas is a must see! If waterfalls and volcanic cliffs of Cibolo Creek Ranch aren't enough, then maybe the 3 Forts that date back to the 1850's will get you out of the 'city' mindset, and back to the Old West! Here's your stop for plenty of Longhorn Cattle and Bison, but you'll still find tons of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Also a great stop for Mountain biking, hunting and fi

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    Mayan Dude Ranch

    In Bandera, Texas near the Medina River you'll find the Mayan Dude Ranch with 340 acres of fishing, tubing, and maybe best of all - some real Texas campfire BBQ! The cooks get to fixin' up barbecue brisket and ribs before live music and country dancing, and the big Lonestar state fire works display is sure to end your night with a Texas size bang! Check out their video tour!

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    Flying L Guest Ranch

    If your looking for more of an 'Open Range' feel, check out the Flying L Guest Ranch. It's got an authentic ranch feel but the Flying L still has all the comforts of a vaca resort so its a great choice for families. From Horseback riding to 18 holes of Golf, this place has it all. The kids can enjoy the Jr. Cowboy Olympics or even the water park and wild west mini golf course!

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    Rockin L Guest Ranch

    Another great stop near by is the Rockin L Guest Ranch just east of Dallas. It's the Wild West y'all with a real Western Town feel that's perfect for your company outing or even a family reunion. Rockin L is a great fishing spot (Crappie, White & Large Mouth Bass), and the swimming pool surrounded by those famous Texas Pines makes it super easy to relax and enjoy some time away from the daily grind! Enjoy!