Welcome to the French Broad Outpost Ranch

A dude ranch vacation where you get to do things together like a family.


Our Dude Ranch gives you these things: a restful place to relax and spend time with your family, great food, great horses and trail experiences, and a vacation to remember a lifetime.

Answer: Our family started breeding Arabian horses in 1987. In 1991, we decided to open a ranch so people could learn about the Arabian horse and that they make very good trail horses. This fact is not widely known since many Arabian horse owners prefer to show their horses and leave them “Hot” which is a term for this breed of horse and many others. In simple terms, horses that are not trained to face fear using round pen training techniques, like in the movie “Horse Whisperer”, could be termed “hot-blooded.” The Arabian horse when trained in this manner makes one of the best trail horses, and our record of safety proves it.