Welcome to the French Broad Outpost Ranch

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

Lodging & Dining


At our Ranch, eating good food comes naturally.You’ll enjoy great meals from breakfast to supper. Beef, chicken, turkey, and pork to name just a few of the main entrees served each week. We have mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, homemade bread, and the best desserts that surpass some of the greatest restaurants!

We serve most of our meals family style, which means all the food comes out to the tables at the same time. Passing the plates of great food is part of the ambiance. You can sit right next to your favorite wrangler since they get to enjoy the meals with you. Our food will fulfill your every expectation.

Yehaw, it doesn’t get better than this!


Our lodge rooms were newly constructed in 2001. Each room can sleep up to a family of 4, with a private bath. Rooms 1 and 4 have one queen and one double bed. Rooms 2 and 3 have one king and built in bunk beds. Decorated in old western themes and built entirely out of wood, these rooms give you a rustic appeal with all the modern conveniences. The main lodge is located only a few feet away.

Our Lone Star Hotel is a timber frame building so characteristic of the 1800's complete with oak pegs and square nails. All 7 rooms in this structure have a bathroom and sleeps up to 21 guests total. When we get a large family group, they usually pick the Hotel so they can all be in the same building. The Iron Horse Saloon is the entire lower floor and that is where we do the Square Dance and the Bluegrass Band Plays. This might just be the most 1880’s building you will ever walk through.