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Southern Cross Ranch

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1670 Bethany Church Rd., Madison, GA 30650
Southern Cross Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had not ridden a horse in 20 years, but our teenage daughter was keen on doing a ranch-type holiday. I found Southern Cross Ranch on TripAdvisor, was impressed with the reviews, and the close distance from Atlanta (where we visited friends) and flexibility with date scheduling sealed the deal. We stayed for 3 nights in Cat... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a dream come true for me - staying at a working horse farm, getting to interact and ride with the horses, enjoying the countryside, and relishing each home-cooked meal at the ranch. My family (husband, son - age 9, and me) stayed 3 nights, 4 days and it was the perfect amount of time. We chose to ride... More 

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AL, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My three girls and I had the pleasure of staying at Southern Cross guest ranch for 4 days. This place is Southern hospitality at its finest. The staff and family make you feel right at home. The food is delicious. The views of the pastures, pool, barn and horses are stuff little girls' dreams are made of. The barn staff... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for four days for riding. I am not a good rider so I asked for a horse hat would be easy to handle. It was the best horse ever. My better half is a better rider. Overall they gave us horses that were well trained, as slow or jumpy as we wished for. A guide was with... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Southern Cross is an equestrian’s wonderland where a rider’s dreams come true. There are few places we have visited that remain in our hearts and make us want to visit again and again. Like lilies in the valley, horses abound, and you can walk among them as a welcome visitor to a domain where they reign. The trail rides are... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have visited this piece of paradise just outside of Atlanta on numerous occasions. My visits have ranged from a personal get-away to treating my 10 year old daughter and 4 of her friends. If you love horses and just want some down to earth quality time, this is the place. Your experience can be customized to your needs. Be... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I can't say enough good about this vacation experience. It was wonderful, fun and worth the money it costs, and the 8 hour drive to get there. An all inclusive experience with clean, attractive rooms with a great view of the pasture and horses, Great food and a helpful friendly staff. The people were wonderful both on the hotel side... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stayed here May 2015 for 4 days For people that say this trip is not for the exsperienced rider I disagree. Stayed in the Senorma which is Cat 1 room and it was lovely. Views were awsome every where you looked you saw horses. Rode Bella and Dreamer. Loved my last trail ride with Alyssa and Big Dave and Nieva... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I recently stayed for 4 days with my mother. It was our 3rd trip there, and we are never disappointed. The horses are all very friendly and approachable. The staff are wonderful. We enjoyed our trail rides with Dave and Jess the most. We got to do some great trotting/cantering through the woods with them. If you are new to... More 

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Camarillo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We spent a week riding the same exact trails almost every single day. One day we did trailer out, thank goodness, but other than that we rode the same exact trail, day after day, after day. If you like variety this trip is not for you. The only saving grace this trip offered is that we were allowed to go... More 

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scgranch, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Cross Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our property. We are delighted that you enjoyed your accommodations and dining experience. We are sorry that you were disappointed on not seeing new scenery for each of your rides. Our riding activity features riding on about 300 acres of privately owned wooded trails and pastures. Still, to ride all the trails alone would require over... More 

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