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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I had a blast at the French Broad Outpost Dude Ranch for a whole week. Food and Company was great. I felt comfortable riding the horses for someone who has ridden only a couple of times in the past. It was fun learning how to put the saddle on the horse. Even though it was quite hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a unique vacation with our grandson that would create a lasting memory, since we are long distance grandparents. Our visit at FBRO met & exceeded our expectations. We had a 3 night stay – I wish we had stayed longer. We are not hard core “city slickers”, but our 5 family members had very little or no experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent a week at the ranch and had the best vacation of our lives. The staff, food, horses and scenery was first rate. No phones, TV, wifi or cell service. Everyone plays, mingles and just enjoys each other. I cannot recommend it enough. Don't worry about being sore. They teach balanced riding and I rode 2x... More 

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Limestone, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I live about an hour away and wanted to visit the Ranch before we made a decision where to go on vacation. We decided to drive down and look around and ask questions. It took 2 trips because we could not find the location the first time (due to no signs to direct to the Ranch). The... More 

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

Since we are not a regular type hotel, we do not encourage folks to just drive into the property nor do we have staff that can accommodate a "spur of the moment" type visit. To discover people walking through our buildings where guests stay with no knowledge of why they are there will usually get our attention though and it... More 

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from a great week at the French Broad Outpost Ranch. Shawn and his staff provided an incredible getaway for my family and mother-in-law. I'll start by saying that my 11 and 8 year olds said it was the est vacation they had ever had and even beat the Disney Cruise we took in 2013. Highlights: - Learning... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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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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