Your Texas Dude Ranch is open year-round in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We’re just 60 miles northwest of San Antonio and 10 miles northwest of Bandera, the historic “Cowboy Capital of the World.”.
With a broad array of wildlife species and ruggedly beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see, our ranch is the perfect escape from urban life. And a great thing to do with kids in San Antonio. Take a look for yourself at our photo albums.
The Cortez Family is proud to extend to our guests the true flavor of a Texas Hill Country Dude Ranch Vacation or Ranch Holiday, one of the best San Antonio Attractions. Take a break from the city and come enjoy our authentic:
Whether you are an experienced equestrian or have never set foot near a horse, horseback riding is a great way to experience the true beauty of the Hill Country. This is the perfect place to bring your guests, let them saddle up, and show them some true Texan heritage!
We offer great trail rides customized to your riding level and available time. If you have enough time, we’ll include lots of additional fun dude ranch activities, too!
The view of the unspoiled natural surroundings astride a horse is something you’ll never forget! And you’ll have plenty of terrain to explore: the combination of the ranch and the adjoining Hill Country State Natural Area offers over 40 miles of trails.
At Rancho Cortez, you can enjoy traditional dude ranch fun or an invigorating fitness program–many families take advantage of both! Take a look at a typical day for your dude ranch vacation or for your fitness stay at the Ranch.
New experiences, local culture, great activities, and true Texan hospitality await you at Rancho Cortez. You are always welcome!