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French Broad Outpost Ranch

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Hoschton, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My retired husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the French Broad Outpost Ranch. We knew nothing about horses, but after a few days we learned how to saddle our horse, participate in mountain trail rides, a small distance cattle drive and team penning. It was so fun being a Cowboy and Cowgirl on the ranch with these beautiful... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful family experience at The French Broad River Outpost Ranch. The staff is what makes the experience so special. Sean, Myan, Addison and the rest of the wranglers and staff work so hard, around the clock, to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time. The days are packed with various activities that you can enjoy with your kids.... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

not worth the money. Nothing to do around there. No activities planned and children based nose to tail trail rides. We had to watch movies at 11 am because there was nothing else to do; we were just left alone. The food was very poor and a lot of carbs and greasy! The scenery and rooms were nice, though! The... More 

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

We have 2 seasons, one is called High Season or the summer when there is something going on constantly. The other season is called Low Season because it offers less things to do at night because we aren't as busy and is considered a more adult time period. In order to produce things like a square dance or bring in... More 

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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had a great time at the Broad Outpost Ranch. I have been to a Colorado ranch and the French Broad ranch compares favorably with the more traditional week-long ranch experience. Folks who want to experience a dude ranch but don't want to commit to the time and expense of flying to a far-flung location will be pleased with this... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The French Broad Outpost Ranch was an excellent experience for our family, all first time riders. Rustic, peaceful atmosphere with very comfortable rooms and public spaces to hang out and read or watch the birds and horses. We arrived last Sunday for a 3 night, 4 day stay and and had a tasty dinner and met the other families, wranglers,... More 

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TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a well run ranch that caters to and takes pride in their animals and their ranch this is the place for you. If you're looking for a place to cater to you this is not the place for you. You also must be somewhat physically fit. You must walk on uneven terrain with some incline in... More 

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

Thanks so much for your compliments. I do want to help folks understand a few things though. We are in the mountains as almost all Dude Ranches are and there are inclines in our area. But we have had guests into their 80's do the activities offered including the cool down walk. Three of these previous guests stand out: One... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Short review: If you want a kiddie, nose-to-tail trail riding experience and do not mind obnoxious behavior and mediocre food, this dude ranch is for you! Otherwise, either save your money and go to a great dude ranch out west or stay local and find a simple trail close to home. Long review: Looking for a dude ranch experience close... More 

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

Sometimes when people write extremely negative views on Trip Advisor, there is a real reason the posting guest doesn't mention. We have age and weight restrictions that are well posted and included in the confirmation letter that is sent to all incoming guests. If this letter is not read or ignored and you arrive at the ranch and fall into... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We have been wanting to try a "dude ranch" stay for many years but have always balked at the high price for such an all-inclusive experience. I was thrilled when Groupon offered an off-season discount to visit French Broad Outpost Ranch in Del Rio, TN, and signed up our family of four for two nights over spring break. Driving into... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We took an early summer vacation trip to the French Broad River Outpost Dude Ranch this week. The trip was a hit. The setting is off the beaten path and far enough away from distractions in life to unwind. Set just off the river and below a mountain, the trails were varied and well maintained. The staff and owners are... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

ASK if you don't know. There is no wifi and cell service is VERY sketchy. Be prepared to ask questions; not a lot of information is forthcoming. Ask for a schedule, find the staff to open the saloon, ask if there are hiking trails, and if you can feed the horses. The staff is good at teaching the basics and... More 

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Additional Information about French Broad Outpost Ranch

Address: 461 Old River Rd, Del Rio, TN 37727-2651
Location: United States > Tennessee > Del Rio
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
French Broad Outpost Ranch Hotel Del Rio
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