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 @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 - -

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 February 1st this year and save 10% off the regular rate. Email us for a quote
  • Spring Break Fever
    • Make your reservations for Spring Break by January 20th for 2020 and save 15% off 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.
  • 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


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 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 =$999.00 Includes everything

Couples complete price for Friday to Monday=$1459.00 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.