The Mayan Ranch 2021 weekly activity schedule is effective May 30th to August 15th. Before May 30th and after August 15th, choose your days and enjoy Cowboy Breakfast cooked on the open range, horseback riding, hayrides, roping, fishing, hiking through the cedar hills, fossil finding, birdwatching, treks to the dinosaur tracks with Jurassic Judy, peacock feather hunting, dance lessons, swimming in our Texas-sized pool (not heated), ping-pong, tennis, basketball, volleyball, BBQ cook-outs, Mexican fiestas, bonfire/marshmallow roasts, and music.
The Mayan Ranch has a strict "NO PET" policy
Sunday: Mayan Americana - This year marks our 70th year in the saddle. Since 1951, we have been blessed to experience and celebrate 7 decades of making Mayan guests, happy guests! True warmth, friendliness, the beauty of the unspoiled hills, an introductory horse lesson with the “Ryan-stone” Cowboy, a wildlife hayride, photos with a longhorn steer, Kowgirl Kel’s legendary cowboy bingo, and steaks grilled to perfection on an open pit, begin your family vacation the Mayan-Way.
Monday: MAYAN Myths & Legends - Have you heard about the buried gold on Mayan’s Fossil Hill, the Hollywood movies that were shot on our ranch property, or about the cowgirl from Northumbria, who is periodically seen in the late-night hours, by the romantic fern tree, waiting for the cowboy who never showed up 66 years ago for their secret wedding ceremony? Our adult/teen dining room setting makes for head-chef Shawna’s excellent 5-course meal, timeless stories based on historical events, tales that have been rooted in ranch folklore, and some good old-fashioned fun and humor. All children 12 yrs. & under will dine at the pavilion with Mayan staff as we make no exceptions for any child in the dining room on this one evening of the entire week. Children under 6 years must have a parent present or arrange for a sitter on this evening. Parents and teens, can of course, eat with their children at the pavilion. Entertainment before supper begins with World-Champion Trick Roper, Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Tuesday: Mayan Cowboy Hoe-down - Head to Hicksville and take in the beauty of the wide-open spaces and clean fresh Hill Country air. Play horseshoes, cornhole, washers, or just sit back and enjoy some knee-slapping country music. BBQ Chicken, beef fajitas, sausage on the stick, and lots of good ole homemade sides will be the night’s fare. Finish the evening with some traditional family dances and a bonfire/marshmallow roast. Tonight, is all about the basics of country life - family, food, fun, and fabulous memories.
Wednesday: Mayan Talent Extraordinaire - If there is one thing the Mayan Ranch has plenty of, it is talented staff and talented guests. Today, the ranch staff and family, as well as our Mayan Dudes, share and celebrate their God-given talents. Singing, dancing, joke-telling, juggling, gymnastics or taekwondo demonstrations are just a few of the talents one might see on this extraordinary day in Mayan, Texas. Take part or just relax and be a spectator. Menu this evening will be turkey, Indian tacos, and Mary’s legendary catfish.
Thursday: Did you know that enchiladas date back to Mayan times - must be why we have the very best Mexican cuisine in Southwest Texas. Authentic Mexican dishes, wine-margaritas, children’s pinata, Senor Ricochet and his Mariachi Music, wildlife hayride, and “Star-Gazing” with astronomer Eddie of Star Party America make this evening a Mayan favorite with our repeat guests.
Friday: Mayan Magnificence - An outstanding feature of the Mayan Ranch is her trademark food and BBQ is something the Mayan has down to a science. Beef brisket and ribs are cooked and queued to perfection with cowboy pinto and green beans, potato salad, coleslaw, Shawna’s special vegetarian dish, homemade, and brownies on the side. Add along some friendly, family Cowboy competition and a family D-Jay Dance with Ricochet, and you have a day of Mayan-Branded Magnificence. Kowgirl Kel will help you “Dude It” and “Put Your Little Foot” in the right place!
Saturday: Mayan, Texas Music - “Oh play me some Mayan Music, like Grandma and Grandpa used to play…” Saturday is the closer to a great week and there is no better way to celebrate than with our #1 meal (steak), music of all genres Mayan-style, comedy, and the making of some beautiful family memories. A wildlife hayride, photo ops with a longhorn steer, and a finale by the “Mighty Mayan Players will place a special Mayan imprint in your heart.
Sunday: A Texas-sized, last Round-Up brunch will be served from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. featuring a variety of breads, fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, and plenty of head-chef Shawna’s specialties. Official check-out on Sunday is 11:00 a.m.
Special reminders: The Mayan Ranch is NOT equipped or staffed to make special dietary meals; please plan accordingly. Regardless of the time of the year, we have a two-night minimum. From May 30th to August 15th, 2021, there are no horse rides, Cowboy Breakfast, or lunch available on Sundays. During this time, there is also no Monday or Saturday arrivals or departures.
Horse rides: All our rides are strictly single-file at a walk with a guide - no exceptions. The Texas Bureau of Veterinary Public Health (Rules 169.81 - 169.89, 169.83) states that no horse may carry more than 20% of its own weight. Our biggest horses weigh in at about 1220 lbs. meaning they can’t carry over 240-244 lbs. Rider age: minimum 6 years.
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