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Set a mile high on Fie Mountain, Cataloochee Ranch offers spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains. We're known for horseback riding for novice to expert riders, along trails of uncommon beauty. Take ambitious hikes or leisurely walks on our 800-acre mountaintop, fish in our trout pond, enjoy a wagon ride, or swim in our heated outdoor pool. We're adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which has 500,000 acres to explore. Weekend evenings during spring, summer, and autumn at the Ranch are filled with cookouts, music, storytelling, and other entertainments with a mountain flair. Winter brings skiing and snowboarding at nearby Cataloochee ski area, less than a mile away. Lodging choices include six comfortable rooms in the main Lodge, 12 cabins that sleep from two to eight people, and six rooms in the Silverbell Lodge for larger gatherings. Breakfast is included in the daily rate, and a dinner package is available. Some of our cabins are pet-friendly.
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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Asheville Regional Airport52 km
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All reviews horseback riding the main lodge family style breakfast and dinner alexander family square dancing goldfinch room other guests trout buffet style ribs horses and cows nose to tail corn on the cob miss judy lovely pond my personal favorite
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We were there for a Bladder Cancer Seminar in Sept; the meeting rooms for Fri. afternoon in one of the buildings & in the Main Lodge on Sat. were OK, but not great. The Saturday Lunch was poor to fair, Hamburgers were way over cooked...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Response from penny058, Guest Relations Manager at The Cataloochee RanchResponded 19 October 2018

Dear George, Thank you for your honest comments. I’m truly sorry to hear your recent experience did not live up to your past visit to the Ranch. You had mentioned in your 2016 TripAdvisor review that you enjoyed lunch here and that the Ranch was...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

If we could give Kim and the Cataloochee Ranch horseback riding more than 5 stars, we would. The trail was fantastic, and our horses were incredible. Such a great time, and stunning views along the way. Kim as a wrangler was the best. We 100%...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Hosted thirteen family and friends for my Mom’s birthday on a Saturday ‘steak and trout’ night. Have actually done this before in other years. The Cataloochee Ranch is consistent and excellent. Great food, great setting, great people, great views, great local live music. Terrific hospitality...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The service was absolutely outstanding. Food was delicious dinner was absolutely fantastic. The rooms were cozy and cute and very comfortable. I would strongly recommend any new groom take his new bride here.More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank scottpasch30
Response from David A, General Manager at The Cataloochee RanchResponded 26 August 2018

scottpasch30... Thank you SO much for these kind words and for having us as part of such a special time in your lives! We were very happy to see the two of you come downstairs each day, and sad that we had to see you...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Boo boo boo. Staff was responsive via email prior to my trip to Maggie valley but when I actually showed up to access grounds as a day guest (via purchasing lunch), the front desk staff was cold and unwelcoming. We decided to leave, our high...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from David A, General Manager at The Cataloochee RanchResponded 22 August 2018

sbf2004... I am SO sorry to see that you had a bad experience. As mentioned in many other reviews lately, our staff are doing their best to assure that each and every one of our guests are being treated as nicely as possible. For some...More

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Response from wmp0111 | Reviewed this property |
There was WiFi in the goldfinch room, so I can’t imagine why snowbird wouldn’t have it. You can always call the manager, David.
19 August 2018|
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Response from Evie335 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in July and the entire staff was courteous and helpful. We even received a letter afterwards thanking us and telling how much they enjoyed having our family there. I understand they had some management... More
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"The main lodge doesn't allow children so its really quiet. It has 6 rooms. The cabins are perfect for..."
6 Aug. 2018
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"The pond cabin looked lovely. I would recommend it based on its location."
31 Jul. 2018
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"The main lodge is fun and in the same building as the dining"
30 Apr. 2018
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"The cabins are private, quiet, and clean."
9 Oct. 2017
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