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French Broad River Outpost Ranch

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French Broad River Outpost Ranch

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Stefan Iovanescu wrote a review Aug 2020
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My family and I had a great time at the French Broad Ranch. It is located in a very beautiful area with a view of the mountains and a river nearby, along with beautiful stretched out fields and trails that you will go through with your horses. The construction of the ranch is straight out of an old western movie, even including a saloon where you will go to see and hear bluegrass and country musicians on Fridays. Activities range from, horseback riding, to cattle drives and rafting, along with many more that keep you busy and having fun.The rooms were very clean with a rustic western touch, and when you wake up in the morning you are greeted with a nice sunrise, and view of the Smoky Mountains. The food was very good and the staff was very helpful and kind. The owners Shawn and Jo Ann work very hard to keep you happy and help you get the best out of your vacation. Shawn is a great horseback riding teacher and does an amazing job at explaining how you should handle your horse. Leaving the ranch we are all confident in our horseback riding abilities and can see a big difference from when we first arrived to when we left. We would recommend this ranch to anybody who wants to have a vacation or great time in Tennessee. Thank you to Shawn, Jo Ann and the staff for a wonderful time! ~From Dan, Mimi, Stefan, & Diana
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dana H wrote a review Jul 2020
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I can’t say enough about how wonderful this trip was for my family. Sean and Jo Ann, the owners of the ranch, are so involved in every aspect of this week long adventure. It is so evident how much they care about not only their animals, but also about their guests. We are not “horse people” but my family of 5 genuinely grew to love our horses that we adopted for the week. Every part of this getaway was an adventure, from the trail rides, to the tubing in the French Broad River. Sean and Jo Ann, and the rest of the staff, foster a family atmosphere amongst their guests and we got to know some really kind people during our stay. It is so much fun to get out for the day, get really dirty, and return to a room that is immaculate to get cleaned up for the evening fun. I couldn’t recommend this getaway enough.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tracy P wrote a review Dec 2019
Roanoke, Virginia32 contributions8 helpful votes
This family run ranch in Tennessee offered a unique experience. If you're looking to be immersed from step one, this is your kind of ranch. From fetching your horse out in a pasture, to grooming and tacking up, to a group lesson day 2, you're completely involved. The horses were perfect angels. With the first ladies week ever, there was alot of fun with areas of opportunity for future ladies weeks.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ailene C wrote a review Sep 2019
Commerce Township, Michigan6 contributions8 helpful votes
We took our family to the del Rio ranch in August and we had the best time. We were 6. Us and our 4 adult kids. Shawn, Joanne and Debbie took real good care of us all week. We all stayed in the saloon, super clean rooms. We rode every day, did a cattle drive, enjoyed the pool, went fishing, rafting and tubing. Our family style meals were great while enjoying the company of other guests. We had so much fun with the the blue grass band we joined them with our homemade percussion instruments (a washboard, tin cup and moonshine jug). We cant stop talking about the trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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KER wrote a review Jun 2019
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We took our family to the dude ranch earlier this month. We have 4 children who are 22, 20, 15 and 5 years old. We weren’t sure if this would be good for the whole family so we did the 3 night stay but we regretted only staying 3 nights!! We had such an amazing time we really wish we had stayed for a week!! The food is fabulous!! JoAnn who owns the ranch with her husband Shawn did the cooking and she is THE BEST cook!! It’s some of the best food we have ever eaten! And she bends over backward to serve you and make you feel at home!! The activities we were able to do were fun for our whole family from trail riding to tubing, a cattle drive and supper ride we all had such a blast and we watched our 5 year old do things we never thought he would do!! But Shawn, JoAnn and everyone who works at eh ranch went out of their way to accommodate us and to make sure our little guy was able to do everything with us! Everyone who works there works so hard and makes sure you feel at home and get the best experience from your trip!! It is truly one of the best trips we have ever taken. Wonderful balance between activities and down time as a family! We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend!!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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