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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

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Nice for the kids

Everyone was kind, our tour guide was Aaron who was amazing to my children! There is nowhere onsite... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Incredible time horseback riding and ATVing!

My husband and I went to Big Rock Dude Ranch this past Saturday and had a blast! We were welcomed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
+1 865-428-9398
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to Big Rock Dude Ranch this past Saturday and had a blast! We were welcomed and informed right away for the exciting adventures ahead of us by Catherine (Katherine?). My husband was able to ride his own automatic ATV at...More

1  Thank light827
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time riding the ATVs and even better time horseback riding on the mountain. Thanks to all the staff for making our vacation a memorable and lasting one. Especially Katherine for pointing us in the right direction.

1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, from the welcoming front desk to the tour guide, it was a great time. All of the staff were friendly and made sure we were having a good time. All four of our pictures turned out great. We went with package number three, my...More

1  Thank tjg862018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my we went my daughter and I had the best time ever. There were about 8 people in all in our group, beautiful well kept horses. Our guide was named jimmy he was great, told us everything about the stables and the horses. The...More

Thank Nomad198794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were all a bit nervous to just jump on a horse because none of us had much experience. But our great trail guide Jon was best! He helped the kids (6,8,10years old) so much and they ended up loving it!! Everyone there was very...More

2  Thank whostetter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place in an ad and would absolutely recommend it. Our tour guide was Bryar and he made every moment absolutely fun horseback riding and in the Atvs. Also kudos to the girl taking the photos. They were both very informative and knowledgeable!...More

2  Thank allivelasquez1012
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Was a wonderful experience! The place was very clean and the views are amazing! Would recommend for any family wanting a real dude ranch experience!

2  Thank Brian A
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found their add in the book at our hotel. We are so glad we went, it was so much fun. The ranch had a comforting feeling and the staff made you feel like family. We took a trail on a mountain,...More

1  Thank FallyFace
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Well first off a say we were excited to ride the trails but it NEVER happened. We got to follow the leader through 2 horse pastures. We never went over 8 mph well my 5 yr old grandson could have done this with out a...More

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Everyone was kind, our tour guide was Aaron who was amazing to my children! There is nowhere onsite to get cash and the guides work for tips. I felt awful because he did soooo well and deserved it, and I couldn’t give him anything. However...More

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July 13, 2018|
Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the morning. I would recommend calling them for available times.
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Response from yesy89 | Reviewed this property |
Picture is not included in the price, they cost $15 each. Last time I rode a horse I was 10 years old I’m 29 now and i wasn’t scared or worried at anytime going up and down the trails, horses are so gentle and know where to... More