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French Broad Outpost Ranch

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a great time at the Broad Outpost Ranch. I have been to a Colorado ranch and the French Broad ranch compares favorably with the more traditional week-long ranch experience. Folks who want to experience a dude ranch but don't want to commit to the time and expense of flying to a far-flung location will be pleased with this...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The French Broad Outpost Ranch was an excellent experience for our family, all first time riders. Rustic, peaceful atmosphere with very comfortable rooms and public spaces to hang out and read or watch the birds and horses. We arrived last Sunday for a 3 night, 4 day stay and and had a tasty dinner and met the other families, wranglers,...

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a well run ranch that caters to and takes pride in their animals and their ranch this is the place for you. If you're looking for a place to cater to you this is not the place for you. You also must be somewhat physically fit. You must walk on uneven terrain with some incline in...

4Thank SunTn
ShawnGannon, Owner at French Broad Outpost Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your compliments. I do want to help folks understand a few things though. We are in the mountains as almost all Dude Ranches are and there are inclines in our area. But we have had guests into their 80's do the activities offered including the cool down walk. Three of these previous guests stand out: One...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Short review: If you want a kiddie, nose-to-tail trail riding experience and do not mind obnoxious behavior and mediocre food, this dude ranch is for you! Otherwise, either save your money and go to a great dude ranch out west or stay local and find a simple trail close to home. Long review: Looking for a dude ranch experience close...

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ShawnGannon, Owner at French Broad Outpost Ranch, responded to this review

Sometimes when people write extremely negative views on Trip Advisor, there is a real reason the posting guest doesn't mention. We have age and weight restrictions that are well posted and included in the confirmation letter that is sent to all incoming guests. If this letter is not read or ignored and you arrive at the ranch and fall into...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have been wanting to try a "dude ranch" stay for many years but have always balked at the high price for such an all-inclusive experience. I was thrilled when Groupon offered an off-season discount to visit French Broad Outpost Ranch in Del Rio, TN, and signed up our family of four for two nights over spring break. Driving into...

Thank TraceyW717
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We took an early summer vacation trip to the French Broad River Outpost Dude Ranch this week. The trip was a hit. The setting is off the beaten path and far enough away from distractions in life to unwind. Set just off the river and below a mountain, the trails were varied and well maintained. The staff and owners are...

Thank Alex_Outside
Reviewed 1 May 2016

ASK if you don't know. There is no wifi and cell service is VERY sketchy. Be prepared to ask questions; not a lot of information is forthcoming. Ask for a schedule, find the staff to open the saloon, ask if there are hiking trails, and if you can feed the horses. The staff is good at teaching the basics and...

1Thank Tripgoer2
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience for our 4 boys! We were very pleased with our time at the ranch. They took time to ensure safety & fun for all. Meals were good & enjoyable. Rooms were comfy & clean. We made great friends & had the perfect amount/number of people at the lodge. It wasn't overcrowded in the least. We...

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We have been to the ranch a few times and our family has always enjoyed it a lot. You are assigned your own horse during your stay and learn how to saddle it, ride, brush it etc. Activities include trail rides, a cattle drive, "penning" etc. The food staff and wranglers are fantastic as well. People of all ages can...

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We just returned home from the French Broad Outpost Ranch. This place is absolutely amazing. I took my grandson along with his mother, sister, and aunt to celebrate his 11th Birthday. The kids did not want to leave the ranch! The staff was excellent, the food was outstanding and the owners were impeccable! We all learned everything we needed to...

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Additional Information about French Broad Outpost Ranch

Address: 461 Old River Rd, Del Rio, TN 37727-2651
Region: United States > Tennessee > Del Rio
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
French Broad Outpost Ranch Hotel Del Rio
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“I loved being in the hotel portion. There are two buildings. Hotel is new and very neat.”
momofthree2013, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a very comfortable king size bed with 2 bunk beds if needed. Complete with great AC & overhead fan.”
Bevie55, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the "Hotel," which was lovely.”
Cyclingknitter, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room without another room above - the second night was a less relaxing experience with our rambunctious neighbors overhead!”
TraceyW717, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“NO WIFI and sketchy cell service.”
Tripgoer2, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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