Welcome to the Dixie Dude Ranch

Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas: 830-796-7771 or 1-800-375-9255

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

Overnight stays are unavailable December 19-26, 2018

Awards and AccoladesFor over 75 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 guest 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.