Ride Overview

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and surrounded by Cherokee National Forest, you will feel transported back in time to the days of the early west.

The French Broad Outpost Ranch is a true gem for riders and folks that want to have a true dude ranch experience – but one that caters to horse folks! The Gannon family have created, crafted and maintain this ranch to provide an exceptional week of riding for friends, families and riders.

Your week will consist of fun and active trail riding (morning and afternoon guided rides), the chance to practice herding and sorting cattle as well as enjoying white water rafting, black powder shooting, a night of square dancing – grab your partner and do-si-do and the chance to sit around the bonfire!

The ranch was built and created in the feel and manner of an Old West town, complete with well appointed and comfortable Old West hotel rooms and a saloon for slaking your thirst after a day on the trail.

Dates: Open March through October
High Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day
Low Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

Rates:
High Season (Sunday-Saturday):
6 Nights: $1,675.00 USD per person in a shared room
4 Nights: $1,120.00 USD per person in a shared room
3 Nights: $840.00 USD per person in a shared room
Single Supplement: 20% of listed price

Low Season (Sunday-Saturday):
6 Nights: $1,350.00 USD per person in a shared room
4 Nights: $900.00 USD per person in a shared room
3 Nights: $675.00 USD per person in a shared room
No Single Supplement

Included

  • Accommodations
  • Guided Riding
  • All meals
  • Horse and all tack
  • Ranch activities

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers to/from the ranch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Whitewater Rafting

Sample Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Arrivals Enter the Ranch 4:00 pm
Supper 6:00 pm
Horseback Riding Orientation 7:00 pm
Free Time 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Monday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Morning Ride - 10 Guests 8:45 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Afternoon Ride - 10 Guests 1:30 pm
Supper 6:00 pm
Team Penning 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Free Time 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Morning Ride - 10 Guests 8:45 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Tubing 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Ride 2:00 pm
Supper Ride (20 guest max) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Supper at the Lodge 6:00 pm

Wednesday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Half-Week Guest Checkout 10:00 am
Morning Ride - 10 Guests 9:00 am, 10:15 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Whitewater Rafting 1:30 pm
Supper at the Lodge 6:00 pm
Pioneer Games 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Horseback Riding Orientation 9:00 am
Morning Ride - 10 Guests 8:45 am, 9:45 am
First Ride for New Guests 10:30 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Afternoon Ride - 10 Guests 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm
Supper at the Lodge 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Band 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Time 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Morning Ride - 10 Guests 8:45 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Tryout for Cantering Ride at Corral 1:15 pm
Cantering/Loping Ride 1:45 pm
All Other Rides Will Be Called 2:15 pm and after
Supper Ride (20 Guests Max) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Supper at the Lodge 6:00 pm
Kids' Rodeo 6:45 pm Square Dance

Saturday

Breakfast 8:00 am
Team Penning 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Checkout 2:00 pm

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