Welcome
Dixie Dude Ranch is the perfect place for your Bandera vacation. Come on in!
Dixie Dude Ranch is the perfect place for your Bandera vacation. Come on in!
Great Rides
Your stay at Dixie Dude Ranch includes plenty of horseback riding through our Texas Hill Country ranch.
Your stay at Dixie Dude Ranch includes plenty of horseback riding through our Texas Hill Country ranch.
Great Meals
Dixie Dude Ranch's amenities include delicious home-cooked meals (sometimes cooked outdoors under the blue skies of Bandera County), served family-style.
Dixie Dude Ranch’s amenities include delicious home-cooked meals (sometimes cooked outdoors under the blue skies of Bandera County), served family-style.
Great Scenery
Dixie Dude Ranch is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Dixie Dude Ranch is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
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Our Guests Say:

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND
"Fantastic! The food, the people, the scenery, the horses, the dogs, the cats, everything was just wonderful!"
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
"Thank you very much for welcoming us at your ranch. It was wonderful, and we enjoyed every minute!"
Mansfield, TX
"Great to be back 50 years later."
KANSAS CITY, MO.
My favorite place in the world.

Howdy! Welcome to Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas.

Overnight stays are unavailable December 16-26, 2022
A three-night minimum stay is required for Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Awards and AccoladesFor over 80 years, a Texas Hill Country vacation at Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas has been a tradition for visitors from all over the world. Our Texas dude ranch is the perfect Western getaway to unwind, relax, and simply put the stresses of every day life on hold. You’ll enjoy horseback riding, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and our long tradition of dude ranch hospitality.

Just an hour from San Antonio, Texas, Dixie Dude Ranch is popular for family reunions, summer family vacations, Texas Hill Country honeymoon vacations, school trips and more.

Our guest ranch, nestled in the spectacular Texas Hill Country, continues to adhere to its original purpose – a real working ranch where longhorn cattle, Spanish goats, and pigs are raised, where real cowboys work the horses and compete in rodeos, and where the meals are always home-cooked. At Dixie Dude Ranch when we tell a guest, “This is your home on the range,” we mean it.

Located near Bandera, Texas, proclaimed as the Cowboy Capital of the World, the Dixie Dude is not a resort ranch. We are an old-time working stock ranch founded by William Wallace Whitley in 1901, in our fifth generation of showing you true Texas hospitality.

Situated on 725 acres, the Dixie Dude Ranch offers fine vistas of spectacular Texas Hill Country, with plenty of room to relax, catch a glorious sunset or kick up your heels.

Our rooms, cabins and spacious Ranch Headquarters provide all the modern comforts your family will need to create the vacation of a lifetime.

If you are looking for a family vacation spot where there’s room to stretch your legs, breathe fresh air and gaze at the stars far from city lights, this is the place to be. If these hills could talk, you’d hear the sounds of laughter, song and the romance of the Old West.

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