Welcome to the French Broad Outpost Ranch

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


2 Seasons to pick from:

Summer is high season Memorial Day to Labor Day

-non summer is low season in the box below

Holiday Periods are listed towards the bottom of the page

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


  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 
* Weekly rate-All activities included
* Memorial Day to September 1st
* 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 stay start on Sunday
* Advanced Whitewater Raft Trip can be booked for Sat afternoon
Weekly Rate
Low Season Months – March, April, May, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
* Low Season Trail Rides, Cattle Drives Oct. thru Dec.
* In April, May, September & October you can add the beginning whitewater raft trip for $25 dollars per guest-minimum 4.
Low Season Months – March, April, May, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
* Low Season Trail Rides, Cattle Drives Oct. thru Dec.
* In April, May, September & October you can add the beginning whitewater raft trip for $25 dollars per guest-minimum 4.
Adult Pricing $1,675  (2019=$1,500) $280  (2019=$250) $1,350 $225 per night
Teenager Pricing $1,375  (2019=$1,200) $230 (2019=$200) $1,125 $190 per night
Kids 5-12 Yrs Pricing $1,075  (2019=$960) $180  (2019=$160) $875 $145 per night
Children Under 5 $300 $50 - -

2019 alert: Our Week Long packages will be 6 nights from Sunday to Saturday - check out 2 pm


Limited Time Discounts offered below!

2019-Make your reservations now for an Early Bird discount savings:

  • Save 5 % if you book before January 1st and pay your deposit of 30% by check

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

Body, Mind, Equine,

A Smoky Mountain Dude Ranch Horse & Yoga Retreat At

French Broad Outpost

October 11- 13, 2019

This fun and learning weekend retreat will be led by Cathy Woods, Creator of Body, Mind, Equine TM , a nationally acclaimed program, which has been featured in Forbes, Western Horse & Gun, Equitrekking & Yoga Digest.


  • Morning guided meditation

  • Gentle yoga classes to include good stretches for riders.

  • Learn the parallels of yoga & horsemanship

  • Become a more aware, confident and conscious rider

  • Use yoga principles to improve horsemanship from ground to saddle

  • Arena time with horse

  • Trail rides

Leave refreshed, renewed and with new skills to enrich daily living.

The ranch will provide. seasoned horses, hearty meals, lodging in western theme accommodations, rustic, yet with modern conveniences.

Cathy is a long-time yoga retreat leader and avid trail rider who makes yoga and horse riding accessible to everyone!

This retreat is open to anyone ages 14 and up regardless of horse or yoga experience.

Rates: Double occupancy: $670 plus taxes and gratuity for 2 nights per guest

Single occupancy: $760 plus taxes and gratuity for 2 nights for 1 guest

To learn more about Cathy Woods, Body, Mind, Equine



    Women's Week 2019 is September 8-15   Don't miss it! Early Bird pricing for the week is $1200.00  Regular price is $1500  >Riding Instruction clinics, Natural Horsemanship demonstrations, van trips, trail meals and so much more!


    2018 Senior Citizens Sight Seeing, Shopping, and Activities Spring & Fall Vacation

    We are offering a Senior Citizens Vacation that teams up some great outdoor activities as well as Sight-Seeing Van trips. Our Seniors Vacation offers one horseback ride in the mornings and in the afternoons we will take you by van to some interesting places. Some of the places are Waynesville, North Carolina, coupled with an evening stop at Cataloochee to see the Elk and another afternoon we will visit the Forbidden Caverns and Bush Beans Visitor Center. While we are traveling by van we will also stop by some interesting things like small antique shops or some local street festivals in the local areas we are driving through. This is all-inclusive, we take care of everything so you don’t have to. Just the kind of vacation you probably need!

    Here are the costs:

    • Double Occupancy
    • 2 adults 55 and older for 3 nights = $899.00 Singles = $549.00

    This includes your lodging, 8 meals, horseback riding, van tours, taxes, and gratuities. This is a 3 nights package which is available Sunday through Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 10 am.

    Clinics in 2018 are:

    March 16-18 or May 4-6 or September 14-16

    The clinics are followed by an advanced riders half-week if you want to stay longer and really hone your newly learned skills with more trotting and cantering-If you do the clinic ($399 +tax) you can stay another 4 nights for only $649.00 more. (extra 4 nights) This is all inclusive with meals, lodging, horseback riding and entertainment.

    Cost for clinics:

    $399.00 each which includes instruction, lodging and meals for the weekend. Plus taxes

    Thanksgiving & Christmas Weeks!

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

    Enjoy another great family time period with a roaring fireplace, great food, and activities! 3-night minimum

    Our base price includes everything at our ranch except the following items:

    • Saloon
    • Purchases from store
    • Picture purchases
    • Fishing license
    • Individual horseback lessons
    • State and Local Taxes are added to your bill.
    • Recommended Gratuity of 15%

    At the time you make reservations unless otherwise stated, a 30% deposit is required and can be paid either by personal check or by credit card receipt. Your balance is due the day you check in and can be paid by cash, check or credit card.