Marriott Ranch- Virginia Horseback Riding Vacations


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5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, Virginia 22639 USA
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Toll-Free 877-324-7344 or 540-364-2627


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Enjoy trail rides, cattle drives, and horseback riding vacations at the Western style Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia Hunt Country. Marriott Ranch isn’t your typical Marriott. This working cattle ranch is teeming with American history and scenic natural beauty. It lies just east of the Appalachian foothills amid the vineyards of Virginia Wine Country. The Rappahannock River runs through the property and its rolling green hills and meadows are dotted with exotic Longhorn cattle and horses.

The ranch was purchased by J.W. Marriott Sr., as a private retreat in 1951. Prominent guests like Presidents Reagan and Eisenhower and other world leaders have spent time on the range at J.W. Marriot’s retreat. There’s a lot of beautiful open space, streams, meadows and wooded trails on the seven square mile, 4,200-acre working cattle ranch. Marriott Ranch also boasts Longhorn Cattle. 

Riding Vacation Packages, Cattle Drives & Trail Rides

Guided Trail Rides

$45.00 per person-90 Minutes to include mounting, instruction, 60 minute ride time and dismounting

Children must be 10 years of age. Please arrive 30 minutes early and wear long pants, boots or a shoe with a heel. Helmets required for riders under 18 years. 250 pound Weight Limit

Current Winter Riding Schedule-weather permitting. Open Monday thru Friday-12:00pm ride time. Saturday-2:00pm ride time. Sunday-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm ride times

For reservations call 540-364-3741 or toll-free 877-278-4574.
All Rides Require Advance Reservations and subject to availability. 24 hour Cancellation policy.

Children must be at least ten years of age to ride and 16 years old or older for the Special Themed Rides. Maximum weight limit is 250 pounds. Please contact Kelley Moss at Marriott Ranch to arrange special rides or group departures. For individual reservations call 540-364-3741, 540-364-2627 or toll-free 877-278-4574.

Riders must be at least 16 years of age to go on any specialty rides.

Horse Vacation Packages

$955.00 per person double occupancy + tax; $1,175.00 per person single occupancy + tax, $50.00 additional fee for children 10-15

April 9-12 Special City Slicker Package

July 9-12, September 3-6

Enjoy three days in the saddle while taking in some breathtaking scenery on J. W. Marriott's working cattle ranch. Guests will learn basic horsemanship skills and ride through our cattle herds.There will be some arena time as well as time on the trail. Guests will be entertained one evening by a local musicians. Bring a fishing pole as there three stocked farm ponds for fishing. There is a half-day tubing trip on the Shenandoah River also included with this package.Guests will have leisure time to explore Shenandoah Natural Park and local wineries. All horseback riding, meals and lodging are included.

Check in is Monday at 4pm with an afternoon departure on Thursday

April 9-12 (Special City Slicker Package)

July 9-12 September 3-6

Special Group Horse Vacation Package dates can be arranged for groups of 6 to 12 guests.

Dinner Rides - $135.00 per person + tax
Enjoy a ninety-minute scenic ride to our Western Town for a cowboy steak dinner with all the fixin's and guitar entertainment. Rides leave barn at approximately 4pm, guests are asked to arrive by 3:30pm.

For individual reservations call 540-364-3741, 540-364-2627 or toll-free 877-278-4574.
Special Group Dinner Rides can be arranged on weekdays (Tuesday through Friday) for groups of ten or more by contacting Kelley Moss,

Day Rides - $135.00 per person + tax (Mondays Only)
Saddle up for a horseback adventure as your guide takes you on a scenic ride that passes through the Angus Cattle Operation and includes a stop for lunch. All rides start at 10:00 am and return at approximately 3:00 pm. A Boxed Lunch is included.

April 16th - May 21st - June 18th - July 16th- August 20th - September 17th - October 15th

For individual reservations call 540-364-3741 or toll-free 877-278-4574.

Cattle Drives - $175.00 per person + tax

Enjoy a day of driving our Texas Longhorn cattle and a stop for a barbecue-style lunch. For the experienced rider. Guests should feel comfortable on a horse at a walk, trot and canter.
For individual reservations call 540-364-3741, 540-364-2627 or toll-free 877-278-4574.
Sunday, May 27th Sunday, September 2nd

Private Rides - $100.00 per person + tax
Enjoy a ninety-minute ride with just your guide. For the experienced rider with possible trotting and cantering based on experience and suitable ground conditions. Not available for groups.
Available only by request and availability. 

Please contact Marriott Ranch to arrange special rides or group departures. Scouting, Youth Group and Group Discounts are available. For individual reservations call 540-364-3741, 540-364-2627 or toll-free 877-278-4574. Email Kelley.

Accommodations at the Inn at Fairfield Farm

Located at the center of the 4,200 acre Marriott Ranch is the historic James Marshall Manor House (circa 1814), which is the focal point of the Inn at Fairfield Farm. The seven comfortable guest rooms located in two unique buildings along with scenic views help our guests relax and enjoy what the Marriott Ranch has to offer.


Guests staying at the Inn at Fairfield Farm are welcomed with a complimentary tray of cheeses (4 PM - 6 PM) along with an assortment of refreshing beverages. In the morning, a memorable 3 course "Fairfield Farm" country breakfast is served, generally between 8 and 10 in the morning.

There are also area restaurants and pubs to enjoy. This vacation is in Virginia Wine Country. There are numerous pubs, restaurants and vineyards within driving distance of the ranch. Included in the Western Vacation Package is unlimited bar service.

Area Attractions

Marriott Ranch has countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Activities range from horseback riding to deer hunting. Inn guests can feel free to hike throughout the property in search of the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. In the winter, be sure to bring your sleds, as the grounds provide ample hills for sledding. Wildlife abounds at the Ranch and guests should keep a lookout for white tail deer, red fox, black bear and the ranch’s own family of Bald Eagles. On a clear day guests can even see Skyline Drive, which is a short drive away and provides access to the Appalachian Trail.

The charming horsey village of Middleburg is only an hour’s drive. There are equestrian related shops, historic restaurants and the National Sporting Library in Middleburg.

At a Glance

Virginia horseback riding vacations, trail rides, cattle drives and Western Vacation Packages at Marriott Ranch.


Hume, Virginia. The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia Hunt Country, just 50 miles from Washington, DC.


Washington, DC airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport -approx. 1 hour and 21 minutes
Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA- approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Hanover, MD- approx. 1 hour and 48 minutes

Riding Style/Ability


Beginner- Advanced


Marriott Ranch is open year-round with the spring and fall having the best weather.


up to 15

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome


Visit for complete options and rates for trail rides and horse riding vacations.

Travel Agents Accepted- Marriott Ranch works with travel agents!