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Tennessee Dude Ranches

Experience Southern hospitality with a side of adventure at a Tennessee dude ranch. Horseback riding is the central activity and a variety of other activities await. A dude ranch is a wonderful way to enjoy a family vacation.

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Big Rock Dude Ranch
- Travel back in time and experience the Smokies as the early settlers did 200 years ago. Enjoy relaxing, outdoor family activities. Fish in a stocked fishing pond. Mine for gems at a gem mine. Visit animals at a petting zoo. A shaded picnic area is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a snack or meal from Chow-Boys Cafe. For the truly adventurous, take a guided ATV ride that will take you through creeks and along mountain trails.

Clearview Horse Farm - The farm has a lovely selection of horses for lessons, therapy programs and just riding around the farm. Tennessee Walking Horses are just one of the breeds they use. There is a facility for education and relaxation. Clearview Farms has earned a magnificent reputation over the years, playing host to some of the biggest names in the equine industry, with clinics, seminars and retreats.

Double M Ranch - A Support Therapy Ranch for United States Military Veterans. The Ranch supports the health and wellness of veterans. Ranch related activities, fosters a sense of meaning, self-worth, purpose and camaraderie, that for many veterans, miss after leaving the military. A recognized component of the healing journey, is Service to others. Veterans walk a unique life path and should not have to walk this path alone. The ranch's mission is to teach living skills, for Veterans to handle civilian life and work skills. This is accomplished by means of training on ranch using agriculture, plants, animals, animal rescue, crafts, gardening, wood working and other programs and/or partnering with a company with on-the-job training. Veterans help build, developing a sanctuary for themselves and their peers.

French Broad Outpost Ranch - You will get to leave the world behind and finally take some time for yourself. This is a family friendly ranch. You and your family will re-connect like never before. Learn to ride horses together, including how to groom and saddle. Help steer a whitewater raft down the river. Shine up your new boots for an old fashioned square dance. Drive cattle just like City Slickers and chase cows in team penning just like an old Cowboy.

Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch - Located at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee, the ranch is an off-the-beaten-path destination. Offers lodging, cabin rentals, tent and RV camping. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, horse boarding, and trail riding. The ranch is also an ideal venue for family, group, or corporate retreats, featuring an on-site cafe, lodge, bath house, and more.

Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch - Offers horse camp activities in a serene setting. The morning sun slowly rises above the mountains in the valley as the roosters begin to crow. Listen to the early morning moos from the cattle, as their sounds echo across the valley floor. Hear the sounds of the horses’ hooves as they gallop in from the fields. The voice of your wrangler rolls across the late morning dew as you receive a whole world of knowledge about horses you never knew. In the evening, after a day of trail riding, listen close and you may hear the late-night howls of the coyote across the mountain tops as you sit on the back deck or relax by the pool to study the stars in the clear open skies.

Twin Valley Horse Ranch - There are miles of private mountain trails for horseback riding and fabulous mountain views. This rustic mountain ranch-style escape awaits you and your family. Lots of animals besides the horses are waiting for you. Children & adults alike love to feed and interact with the llama, goats, pig, sheep, feathered friends, bunnies, kitties and Monty the donkey! "Fox", is the ranch's official furry greeter, a friendly dog usually accompanied by his pals Banshee and Pica.

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