Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch

Chattanooga, Tennessee

 
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1050 Ray Hixson Road
Dunlap, TN 37327
tel: 423-554 HORSE
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When you check into the Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch in the rolling hills of Sequatchie Valley, your paired up with your very own working ranch horse - your faithful mount for the remainder of your time at Tennessee Guest Ranch. Together, explore trails and watch the sun set behind the mountains, building memories that will last a lifetime. This unique Tennessee Guest Ranch offers a variety of programs in a working ranch setting.

Each day is a different trail to another part of the beautiful Sequatchie Valley. Enjoy breathtaking views are in every direction you look from your saddle! Depending on the length of your stay, and your arrival and check out date, you can even enjoy a special restaurant ride during the week or an old fashioned country 'church ride' on Sunday! 

Stay for a minimum of two days or up to a week! The best arrival dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 5PM. If the whole family can't gallop out to the ranch this year, you can even book your child for a one week or two week long National Horse Camp experience ... for kids only!

A visit to the ranch means a step back in time to the days when cattle were worked by cowboys; a time when grazing meant that the cattle roamed acres of naturally rich, well managed grazing land. This ranch features an organic, grass-fed beef program, where cattle customers are able to see the working cattle operation. When a calf is purchased with specifications, they will guide customers through the process to see first hand how these cows are well fed and kept, producing truly organic beef.

Horsemanship training, moonlit rides and courses in Southern etiquette are also offered. Each of these activities and more make this ranch stand out among many. The ranch offers a Equine Therapy program is designed to fit each students needs in an individual and / or group settings. A variety of special needs can be met through well trained equine therapy horses and staff. 

Activities

Horseback Riding Lessons, Horsemanship Training, National Horse Camp, Cowgirl Camp or Cowboy Camp, Equine Therapy, Carriage Driving.

For those who want to try something new, the Tennessee Guest Ranch is now offering carriage driving and chariot driving for those who have had enough time in the saddle. Once you have a little experience you will get to work with our imported Ardennes from Europe. The Ardennes breed is a cross between a Belgian and a Shire. They were used by Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon as Calvary mounts as well as to pull artillery. 

Accommodations

All accomodations and packages include your very own guest ranch horse, three meals per day plus snacks, lodging in the main guest ranch house and your own cowboy (or cowgirl) wrangler to teach you everthing you need to know about horses! Bring the whole family or enjoy a ranch stay for two! 

Food

Southern 'home-cooked' meals. Guests may also enjoy a local meal away from the ranch at the Cookie Jar Cafe located on the old Johnson Dairy Farm (registered as a Tennessee Historical Landmark Farm). The farm is just five miles from theranch and one night your dinner is included in your guest ranch stay.

Area Attractions

Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.
Downtown Chattanooga.

 

At a Glance

Hidden in the hills of Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch offers guests their very own Working Ranch Horse in a horse lover's paradise. Improving your equestrian skills in the foothills of Tennessee.

Location

Outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Airport

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Riding Style/ Ability

Western / Beginner to Advanced

Season

Year-round.

Rates/ Payment methods

Visa, MasterCard, Personal Check, American Express, Discover