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Experience Texan hospitality and a taste of the 'Real West' with a stay on the Running-R guest ranch in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country. Ride exciting trails amid a breathtaking scenery on the ranch and in the adjoining State Park with over 5,500 acres! We are focusing on horseback riding and are proud to offer the best program in the area with rides up to 5 hours for beginners as well as for advanced riders. Lessons in our big arena are also available. Enjoy home-cooked meals, barbecues, cowboy breakfasts or join the other ranch activities. Relax at the swimming-pool or just sit on the porch and watch the beautiful sunsets. Experience a western atmosphere at a place where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Typical Day

The big attraction at the Running-R Ranch is the horseback riding! Explore the adjoining State Park on horseback or join our experienced cowboys and cowgirls in the barn and learn about horses and ranching. You also can take lessons in the arena to improve your riding skills. Enjoy the great food in our big Round-up Room, where you can meet other guests, play pool or watch TV. Go hiking, biking, play ping-pong or horseshoe pitching or relax on the porch. And if you need to cool off just hop into our swimming-pool. Visit Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World", with its unique shops, honkytonks, dancehalls and rodeos or check out some of the nearby area attractions...

Age range, type of group

A vacation for everybody!

Sleeping and meals

14 western-style cabins. All comfortably equipped with seating area, private bathroom, air-conditioning/heating, refrigerator and a covered outside porch. We are known for great meals - home cooked, made from scratch and always fresh! Enjoy our outdoor barbecues, cowboy breakfasts or campfires... a real western experience!!

NEW! Ask about our overnight rides and camping!


Weight limit for horseback riding is 350 lbs. Horseback riding for children 6 years and older. No double rides. Smoking in selected area of the Lodge permitted. No pets please.


Adults per person: $ 135-150 per night
Children 13-16 years: $ 95 per night
Children 6-12 years: $ 70 per night
Children 3-5 years: $ 45 per night
Children 2 years and under: free
Weekly rates and group rates available on request(Rates do not include taxes and gratuities and are subject to change without notice)

Other Information

****New Addition to the Running -R Guest Ranch - cattle drives, cattle sorting and cattle penning!
Beginner to advanced western riding. Advanced riders must take safety lesson prior to taking any advanced rides.

Golfing, fishing, tubing, canoeing, shooting range nearby.

Discounts Offered

Low season rates available from November through February.Weekly rates and group rates available on request.

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Horsebacking Riding at the Running-R Ranch
Bandera, Texas Dude Ranch
Enjoy real Texan hospitality and the best horseback riding in the area on over 5,700 acres and more than 40 miles of exciting trails in the middle of the beautiful Hill Country! Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend...

Starting at $135 Per Night


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