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French Broad Outpost Ranch

461 Old River Road, Del Rio, TN 37727
French Broad Outpost Ranch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife (46) and I (52) spent a long weekend at the French Broad Outpost Ranch. Though not far from tourist attractions in the Smokey Mountains, it seems to be a world away. We had no TV, no internet and no cellular phone service. That is so nice! I think everybody should get a break from technology once in a... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I travel a lot. Never had a more wonderful experience than this. If you want shopping, malls, internet, and all the creature comfort of 21st century living, then don't go there. On the other hand, if you want an authentic, no holds barred, unapologetic, unforgiving 19 century experience then this is place for you. Wonderful food, but... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very remote-like location in the Smokey Mountains. Beautiful views. Ranch is wooden with nice rooms and authentic furniture. There s a separate hall for dining (family style) and another building with a saloon and games areas. No internet - so a great place to get away from it all. Great place to take children who can, or want to learn... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

First of all, Thank You Shawn, Joanne, Zee, and Sharon from ladies from all around Boston and Barbara with her many condos. We enjoyed our time at the ranch. Zee the food was great !! Shawn you did a fantastic job explaining how to ride and saddle a horse. Your video was also great. I expected to be in some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our family traveled over spring break for three full days of horse back riding and fun. The kids loved the twice a day horseback riding, saddling, and returning their horses to their grazing areas after each ride. The staff was wonderful (Karen, Zee, Alex) and the rooms were much cleaner and well appointed than I expected. We had a square... More 

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Cataula, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I booked this trip as a Christmas present for my husband who has always wanted to be a cowboy, and set the date so that we would be there for our 44th anniversary. We had a wonderful time, from the moment we got there until we had to leave. The ranch hands were super, the food was great, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

After driving through constant rain & heavy downpours from Louisville and turning onto a gravel road (no signage whatsoever) thinking this may not be right, we ended up at the ranch. As we drove up the road, no person was in sight but we saw a few horses in 3 or 4 pastures. We were greeted by an elderly gentleman... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband was in a very serious car accident and we had booked our august vacation 8 months in advance. He has two broken heels and one broken leg as well as a cracked sternum, a punctured long and three broken ribs! We are being told that he won't be able to walk, let alone ride a horse for about... More 

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ShawnGannon, Owner at French Broad Outpost Ranch, responded to this review

While we are sympathetic to any ones unexpected accidents, we do have policies well published and are not changeable. If anyone makes a reservation, they are required to put down a deposit which varies with each deal. On our website under FAQS, there is a question about cancellations and we suggest Travelers Insurance. This policy is also on the confirmation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want to learn to ride a horse without feeling like you have been through a washing machine - go visit Shawn Gannon at French Broad Outpost Ranch! The horses are beautiful and of calm temperament, the scenery is gorgeous (especially in the fall), the hotel comfortably rustic, the ranch food hearty and bountiful, and the staff wonderfully attentive... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stumbled upon this guest ranch last summer while researching another ranch on Trip Advisor. I thought I had to go out West for a dude ranch experience. I live in Nashville and this ranch is only 4 hours away. No planes but simply a four hour drive and I was transported to a western style ranch in the beautiful... More 

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