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Welcome to the only Dude Ranch in the
Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee!

Dude Ranch Lodging
"Rough Cut"
 Our guest lodge and western town

Family Vacation Packages 

Starting Memorial Day weekend new all inclusive packages go into effect. Click here for details.

Please don't feed the bears!At "The Ranch," we can't bear the thought of you missing out on one of Tennessee's greatest treasures, so we are always creating the best combined Family Vacation packages for our guest. Here are three of our most popular packages.


Listen to live Bluegrass Music every Friday night starting from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free to all guest staying at the Ranch and the band will play for approx 2 hours just after dinner.

Special Group Discount - Only $119 per Guest
New Special Group DiscountNow put together at least 6 and up to 10 of your friends and get a special savings off our regular Saddle n Paddle or Cowboys n Cowgirls. Each guest of your group only pays $119 plus tax for one of these great packages. That's a $100 dollars savings for 6 and even more savings for larger groups. This special is not valid for July 4th weekend, but any other time it's offered. You need to make reservations at least two weeks ahead.

Horse Back Riding Trips and Vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains

SaddleSaddle -N- Paddle

Experience a true mountain adventure. Two days, Two Nights You'll ride your horse to the ridge and view the magnificent Smokies while we camp overnight on the mountain. The next day you'll raft the mighty French Broad River (class I-II) III, just made for beginners and families, yet still a challenge in some places! You'll guide your raft, saddle and groom your horse, lend a hand during mealtime and have the best time of your life! Just bring your personal gear, towels, clothes, sleeping bag and pillow and we will supply the rest.

Click here to see the package upgrades!

Horse Back Riding Trips and Vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains

Cowboys -N- Cowgirlscowboy

Relive a bit of history as you spend time on one of natures most beautiful animals. Two days, Two Nights. We will ride along the French Broad River and view the mountains from the plains, then after lunch we'll do the mini-ridge ride. That evening we'll ride to the ridge where we will set up camp and enjoy the view of the Smokies. In the morning, we'll ride back down to the barn. You'll be taking care of your mount, lending a hand at mealtime, and feel just about like a real old cowboy or cowgirl. We will supply everything but your personal gear, sleeping bag and pillow. (Recommended for experienced riders or people in good physical condition

Horse Back Riding Trips and Vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains

 Ridge Camp mountain top lean to and camp

Mountain top lean-to and camp

Pavilion at the barn

Pavilion at the barn

Your Family Vacation package includes 5 great cowboy trail meals in which all guest participate in the preparation (vegie meals available by request), all activities, transportation and lodging. Either package a great deal at only $149.00 per adult. Kids ages 7 - 12 $129 each. Advance Reservations Required

Price excludes state and local taxes and between meal snacks

Cottage Upgrade for Packages

Now you can stay in the Mountain Cottage during your package deal. This upgrade requires you to stay and extra night for a total of three nights. For Cowboys n Cowgirls the extra night is the first night, and Saddle n Paddle the extra night is the third night. Your package is still the same 5 meals, so the extra night and next day until your package starts, you are on your own to cook out, or go eat at the restaurant located 2 miles away, Great Food!!

Cottage Upgrade Price is $199.00 for adults $139.00 for kids 7-12

Or you can bring your own tent and camp on the river in place of the one night cabin stay for either package and save! (not valid with any certificates) $10 less on either package. 

225 lb. weight limit for horse riding (one guest over 
limit in Saddle n Paddle can ride up and down in the 
pack mule truck at a discounted rate)

7 yrs. old minimum age

only our horses allowed

bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels, shoes, clothes, etc

"pack mule" truck takes all the gear up the mountain

Horseback Riding Lessons

Beginners horseback riding lessons are available and recommended for inexperienced riders, make an appointment with your reservation if interested. Price is $20 per hour for one rider, and $30 for two riders at a time. 


River Riders

All water Adventure- Canoe or funyak for 2 days starting with Class I-II water for 7 miles. Then pull out right at your campsite, and enjoy a steak dinner. The next morning after breakfast, canoe or funyak down 5 miles with two class III's and three class II's. We'll be there to pick you up and take you back to the Ranch, for another great supper. The next morning we'll cook breakfast and then your trip is all done. This package is not guided. You get 5 meals, campsite for two nights, transportation, and all water equipment. You supply your own tent. (We suggest funyaks for in-experienced paddlers)

Price - $129.00 Per Guest

OR instead take first day canoe trip unguided and next day a guided raft trip.

Price - $139.00 Per Guest

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