We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone Number: 865-428-9398
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite...

Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite Chow-Boys Cafe & General Store Free picnic area Heritage museum. peace/guitet swings around the duck pond playing area kids ,Horse shoes pit.or just rocking on the General store porch.And surrounded by little cove creek to wade in.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 440 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 274
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 62
    Terrible
very nice horse ranch

This was a nice place to ride. very clean and the people were very friendly. Daniel was our guide, and was very attentive during the entire ride. Before the ride instructions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
E S
,
Mcdonough
Add Photo Write a Review

440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two vacations in a row three years apart we called ahead and made sure we could ride and both time we arrived and was closed .now please understand I called the day before and was told come on ..after arrived and found it was closed I called and talked to the same lady and was told no they were closed... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mcdonough
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to ride. very clean and the people were very friendly. Daniel was our guide, and was very attentive during the entire ride. Before the ride instructions were very informative, and they made sure we understood everything before we took off riding.

Helpful?
Thank E S
Hammond, Louisiana
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I rode the horses and my husband stayed with my son fished and mined for gems . They need to be a little bit more clear . This is a 3 mile ride up and a mountain . I am very scared of heights and had no idea we were going up a mountain . It's a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelingmom222
Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

wow best ride ever cannot wait to go back The place was so clean and the staff was very nice the horses were all big and fat u can tell this place is run by a true horse person . Keep up the good work WE WILL BE BACK

Helpful?
2 Thank lucky777489
Hahira, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place with really cool animals and a wonderful view. Very polite staff. Our guides were Denver and Efron and they were really helpful to the inexperienced riders. Horses and stables were very clean thanks to Mark, the guy that manages the horses. Would highly recommend to anyone with or without experience.

Helpful?
1 Thank Colbey_003
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very nice and helpful. They treated you with respect. The horses are really nice and they are very kind. I loved the place and we are for sure coming again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Giselle S
Level Contributor
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Very rude coupon is worthless still the same price even with the coupon even though the same price is advertised and was not very nice about letting my 6yr old ride with me she said she had to ride by herself no exceptions not even if our total weight was way less than the maximum requirements went to deer farm... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amanda E
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The staff at Big Rock Dude Ranch was amazing! They were fun, caring, and made my entire family feel comfortable. The place was well kept and we will definitely come back! Thank you!

Helpful?
1 Thank beaneymedina
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Level Contributor
111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife had always wanted to go riding in the mountains. We wanted to go in cool weather . This location stays open in December. We decided to give them try. They are easy to find. We found the guides to be very nice and knowledgable. All the horses were well behave and appeared well taken care of. The trail... More 

Helpful?
Thank RandynKimmy
Etna, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I had a $5 off coupon per rider. This should have made the ride $29.95 times 4 riders. Instead, she charges me $31.95 for a package that I didn't ask for or need. The package was supposed to include water bottles and feed for the "petting zoo". We never received water or feed. So it was money wasted. They also... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank jollykait

Travelers who viewed Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa also viewed

Sevierville, Sevier County
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
 

Been to Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Nashville, Tennessee
8 months ago
Columbus, Ohio
8 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?
#