Welcome to the French Broad Outpost Ranch

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


2020: For all current and future reservations: Due to the massive life changes being presented by the Covid virus we have had to alter our cancellation policy. If you have already made a deposit or full payment for a stay at our ranch in 2020, your deposit cannot be refunded. Instead you will have up to 2 years from your reservation date to use your deposit to complete your original vacation. Since it's unknown when the restrictions on travel will be lifted, we realize this is a volatile time period. If you are not sure if you can make your dates as originally planned, just email or call and we will put you on the list for re-scheduling. Even if you put yourself on this list, if things change and you're still able to visit on your original dates, just email or call us again and we will put you back into your original spot.

2 Seasons to pick from:

Summer = high season Memorial Day to Labor Day

Low Seasons = March to May and September to Thanksgiving 


Christmas and New Years are listed towards the bottom of the page

Please ask us to work up a complete FREE cost quote just for you!

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See the 2019 Summer Itinerary on the Adventures page

check the faq page below for age and weight restrictions

  Weekly High Season 2019 High Season 3 & 4 Night Stays LOW SEASON Low Season 2 Night Minimum Stay
Available Packages

6 nights Sunday to Saturday @2pm 
* Weekly rate-All activities included
* Memorial Day to Labor Day
* Weekly-Sunday to Saturday

Week long packages

Packages Available for Partial Week Stays
Multiply x 3 or 4 or 5 Nights High Season
3 nights Sun. to Wed. or Wed to Sat
4 or 5 nights stays have to start on Sunday
Weekly Rate
Low Season Months – March, April, May, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
* Low Season Trail Rides & Cattle Drives Oct. thru Dec.
Low Season Months – March, April, May, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
* Low Season Trail Rides & Cattle Drives Oct. thru Dec.
Adult Pricing   $1,500 $250 $1,350 $225 per night
Teenager Pricing   $1,200 $200 $1,125 $190 per night
Kids 5-12 Yrs Pricing    $960  $160 $875 $145 per night
Children Under 5    $300  $50 - -

Summer Week Long packages are 6 nights from Sunday to Saturday - check out 2 pm

Discounts-Only 1 discount can be applied per reservation


Limited Time Discounts offered below!

  • Spring Break Fever
    • Make your reservations to stay between March 1st and March 15th and save 40% off the regular price for any stay.
    • Make your reservations to stay between May 3rd and May 24th and save 35% off the regular price for stays of 2 or 3 nights.
    • Get a BOGO for spring if you stay 4 nights-Buy 1 get the 2nd one at 50% off *available dates are March 29 th to May 3rd.
  • Summer Bogos Available now
    • This summer the following weeks below for a limited time buy a BOGO-Buy 1 get one at 50% off
    • June 7 to June 13 (SOLD OUT), Aug 1st to Aug 29th.
    • New weeks just added: May 24-30 & July 5-12
    • Only available for a week stay from Sunday to Saturday at 2 pm.
    • Contact us for a free quote using this fantastic savings for a limited time.
    • Not available with any other discounts.
    • Can't stay a week in the summer? Buy a 3 nights stay and get 20% off if you book by March 20th


The above discounts cannot be applied to the special weeks listed below.

These discounts can only be applied to the pricing in the box located at the top of the page.

Special Weeks


2021 Valentines Weekend Romance Special!

Spend the weekend with the most Memorable Valentines you'll ever have. A Dude Ranch gives you one of the last places to connect with your loved ones on vacation. What better day to do that than on Valentines? Arrive on Friday to get checked in since that is the travel day. You will eat a family style served dinner and meet the other couples. After dinner all of us will go through Horse Orientation to get us ready for the next day. On the 2nd day you will enjoy a breakfast and lunch with horseback rides in the morning and the afternoon. In the evening, awaits you and your loved one, a Romantic private table dinner accompanied by Flowers, Wine and Candy. After your elegant meal we will have a bluegrass band come to play some waltz's so you can slow dance. On Sunday you will enjoy a going away Romantic breakfast and check out by 10 am. Since Monday is also a holiday if you would like to spend another night with more horseback riding you can do that too!

Couples complete price for Friday to Sunday =$899.00 Includes everything

Couples complete price for Friday to Monday=$1299.00 Includes everything


Don't miss the 2020 Holidays!

There is no better time to visit and enjoy time with your family!

Thanksgiving & Christmas Weeks!

Adults $225/night Teens $150/night Kids $120/night.

Enjoy another great family time period with a roaring fireplace, great food, horseback rides and cattle drives!

3-night minimum

    • Women's Week 2020 is September 13-19th   Don't miss it! Early Bird pricing** for the week with 2 in a room is $1400.00 each by 1/31  Regular price is $1500 each >Riding Instruction clinics, Natural Horsemanship demonstrations, van trips, trail meals and so much more!

    Enjoy a week only for women who love to ride. Arrive on Sunday for an action packed week including a Supper Ride on the mountain, black powder shooting, advanced riding for those that qualify, 2 "citified" trips for shopping and secret destinations that you'll have to wait to find out (you can also stay on the ranch and ride), campfires with smores and sing a longs, whitewater rafting, cattle drives, team penning & classroom instructions on how to improve your horsemanship and riding. Don't miss this one in a lifetime experience!

    Single Ladies =$1600.00 each~ 2 ladies in a room =$1500.00 each
    Reserve your space for 20% down and pay your balance when you arrive

    We have a Special Guest Singer/Songwriter this year and she will perform 1 night during Women's Week.

    Leah Grams Johnson is an artist and songwriter, hailing from the rugged coast of Northern California. With a distinct timbre akin to the untamable spirit of the American West, Leah’s authentic take on Folk and Country music has resonated with fans of all musical backgrounds nationwide. Raised on the voices of strong impassioned women like Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell, Leah discovered at a young age the magic of music and power of a well-written song.

    Clinics Dates in 2019

    March 13-15 or May 15-17 or September 25-27

    The clinics are followed by an advanced riders 5 night week if you want to stay longer and really hone your newly learned skills with more trotting and cantering-If you do the clinic ($499 +tax) you can stay another 5 nights for only $799.00 more. (extra 5 nights) This is all inclusive with meals, lodging & horseback riding. 

    Cost for clinics:

    $499.00 each which includes instruction, lodging and meals for the weekend. Plus taxes

    weight limit for clinics is 225 lbs.

    Advance Rider Weeks in 2020!

    Now following each Balanced Riding Clinic is an Advanced Riders Week. We will go out on trails and do trotting, cantering and even some galloping. You can also do arena work around cones or barrels in 45 minute sessions instead of trail riding. These weeks are for accomplished and balanced riders. This is what we consider a balanced rider: you are able to ride in balance without the aid of any saddle parts. There is no guarantee that each rider will get to do all or any of the more advanced riding if that rider is not ready. IF you are not sure about your balance I suggest you come to the clinic just before these weeks to get balanced. 

    Cost for Sunday to Friday

    $1400.00 each total

    which includes your room, meals and horseback riding.

    Minimum age is 18 and maximum weight is 225 lbs.