What an awesome place. My husband and I just returned from the first of what we hope are many stays at TVR. Janice and her mom Julia are great. We stayed in the Cowboy Hideout--great atmosphere, very comfy and relaxing. After settling in, we took a late afternoon hike on the east trails, accompanied by a barn cat. In the evening, we enjoyed sitting around the pond. We did the "Horse Lover's Special" with 3 nights and 2 rides. We are experienced riders and have horses at home, but loved riding hers, learned new things and improved our skills. Riding the steep mountain trails on the ranch property was a thrill. The next day we took a bit gentler but equally fun ride on neighboring properties in the Cold Springs area--learning some history along the way. In the afternoons, we headed out to Cades Cove for hiking and wildlife spotting, or hung out at the ranch, enjoying the atmosphere. Great people, great horses, great trails, great accommodations. You will not regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountain Foothills you will find your own little piece of heaven! Horseback mountain riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, petting animals ( kittys, dogs, pig, horses, llama, donkey, sheep, goat and bunnies) Playing Ranch Hand, porch rockers, campfires, cookouts............all await you! We have cabin/private units, main bed and breakfast lodge and wilderness camping. Great for families, couples and single folks as well. Get back to nature and recharge your batteries! ... more less