My husband and I went back to the Southern Cross in December of 2010 for a pre-Christmas present to each other. (Our second time there) This time we stayed in "The Plantation." This room was much nicer than the room we stayed in previously. (The Seminole I believe) The room had a 4 poster king size bed. The mattress was too soft for my taste, but my husband found it comfortable. The tops of the tables and dressers have alot of damage from water. (probably glasses) The bathroom was relativly clean and the water was hot. Towels were scratchy. I borrowed a hairdryer which was helpful, because I forgot mine. This room has a nice view of the back pasture.
Horses are beautiful friendly and sweet. Unfortunatly we had 'hit and miss' weather, so we had alot of pasture time, (walking only) and just one trail day, which was very disappointing. Food was good and abundant. Kitchen & cleaning staff were very accomodating. Most of the barn staff is helpful and pleasant. Cant wait to return when the weather is warmer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Cross Ranch is a new breed of dude-ranch experience that combines a working ranch with the comfort of a cozy bed-and-breakfast inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Southern Cross Ranch Hotel Madison