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 = 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!

See the 2019 Summer Itinerary on the Adventures page

check the faq page 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 
* 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   (2019=$1,500)  (2019=$250) $1,350 $225 per night
Teenager Pricing  (2019=$1,200) (2019=$200) $1,125 $190 per night
Kids 5-12 Yrs Pricing $  (2019=$960)   (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

Discounts-Only 1 discount can be applied per reservation


Limited Time Discounts offered below!

  • Early Bird Special for Summer 2020!
    • Make your reservation for Summer 2020 by January 1st this year and save 12% off the regular rate. Email us for a quote
  • Spring Break Fever
    • Make your reservations for Spring Break by December 20th for 2020 and save 17% off!
  • BOGO for summer
    • 4 weeks next summer are now available for a limited time for a BOGO-Buy 1 get one at 50% off
    • May 31 to June 6, June 7 to June 13, Aug 16 to Aug 22 & Aug 23 to Aug 29.
    • 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.


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


Don't miss the Holidays they are starting to fill up!

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

Thanksgiving (full)& 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 $1300.00 by 12/31  Regular price is $1500  >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 ~ 2 ladies in a room =**$1500.00
    Reserve your space for 20% down and pay your balance when you arrive

    Clinics Dates in 2019

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

    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 ($499 +tax) you can stay another 4 nights for only $749.00 more. (extra 4 nights) This is all inclusive with meals, lodging, horseback riding and entertainment. 

    Cost for clinics:

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

    weight limit for clinics is 225 lbs.

    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