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Horses and Hospitality: Check Out a Texas Fitness Dude Ranch

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    Welcome gate

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    Outside pool

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    The Belgian plow horses

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    Motel-style rooms for guests

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    Covered seating area

The ultimate fitness routine doesn't have to be expensive. With fresh air, fresh food, and a nonsedentary lifestyle, you'd be ready to slim down if you only owned the right piece of property. Namely, this ranch and fitness facility with plenty of wide open spaces.

This money-making Texas retreat is being sold as a complete package -- from the horses to the curtains -- for $3.2 million. It's pricey, but you can count on a steady stream of income while shedding pounds.

Located in the self-proclaimed "Cowboy Capital of the World" of Bandera, TX, Rancho Cortez is a sprawling 18-structure property that's part cowboy retreat (it offers lasso training!) and part fitness boot camp.

It's a 31-bedroom, 21-bathroom, 124-acre property that measures in at a combined 16,309 livable square feet and has been pulling in gross revenue topping $1 million a year since 2013.

"For someone who loves horses and hospitality, it has the potential to make some serious money," listing agent Bruce Offield says.

Larry Cortez and his family built the business from scratch after purchasing a plain old dude ranch in 2004. Now, Cortez wants to hand the reins to someone new and is giving a potential buyer essentially a turnkey business.

Rancho Cortez comes with just about everything: the workout equipment, the beds, the tables, the fridges and kitchen appliances, and even the 20-plus trail horses and two Belgian plow horses. You could hire on the existing staff as well. Bonus: Their marketing database comes with over 12,000 contacts. Work!

"There are reservations on the books. You buy it, and guests are showing up the next day," Offield says.

The ranch includes an indoor pool, game room, gazebo-enclosed hot tub, covered picnic area, outdoor pool, bunkhouses, five RV hookups, commercial kitchen, motel-style sleeping quarters, dining hall, office building, and owner's residence. "You could sleep more than 140 if you packed in everyone," Offield notes.

So who wants to slim down, saddle up, and ride away into the sunset of the Cowboy Capital of the World?