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High Mountains. Deep Roots.

For over 75 years, Cataloochee Ranch has welcomed travelers of all kinds to discover the wonders of their beautiful mountain setting. Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, this exceptional destination lets you experience a simpler way of life, where the age-old mountains and ancient hardwoods offer a place that lets you truly getaway. Here you will find peace and quiet among the peaks and forests, and complete comfort among their lodging options. Stay in a cozy room at the ranch house or enjoy the extra privacy of a cabin. Either option offers beautiful views and complete access to all ranch activities. And when it comes to activities, there's never a dull moment here. Horseback riding is a must; explore the beautiful mountain meadows throughout the surrounding Smoky Mountains National Park, ride down to Salamander Creek, or up Mt. Sterling to enjoy some of the most incredible views imaginable. If that's not enough, spend a day on a hiking trip, enjoy a walk through the park to explore as many of the 1,660 kinds of plants in the area, or simply cast a line at the onsite trout pond. The ranch offers fun games such as badminton and croquet, as well as wagon rides, and a heated pool for swimming. Top off your ranch experience with delicious meals served fresh during the day! It's everything you're looking for in an authentic ranch getaway!

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Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy great fishing opportunities while staying at Cataloochee Guest Ranch. The ranch features its own pond that's perfect for casting your line for trout without having to go too far! Of course, if you're interested in even more fishing, spend a day exploring the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains National Park for beautiful mountain creeks and lakes!
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Skiing at Cataloochee Ranch. There are numerous opportunities for winter sports when you stay at Cataloochee Ranch, chief among them, skiing and snowboarding. Different ski packages are allow you to choose what works best for you, and nearby is the Cataloochee Ski Area, where both rentals and lessons are available! When the snow falls, fun is right behind!
We know that your pet is simply another part of your family, and to go on your vacation without them would be heartrending. At Cataloochee, you won't have to suffer a minute without Fido! Bring your pooch with you and spend some quality time together. Your furry friend won't be able to stop wagging his tail at the abundance of trails and new smells everywhere he goes!
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Horseback riding at Cataloochee Ranch. For more than 75 years, Cataloochee Guest Ranch has called the Great Smoky Mountains home. Guests fasten themselves a saddle, ride into the tunnels of trees and across mountain streams and are granted more than peace; they find tradition. Help preserve the heritage of this very special corner of western North Carolina and find Cataloochee Ranch out for yourself.
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Family and horse at Cataloochee Ranch. Cataloochee Guest Ranch offers you the chance to experience the workings of a real ranch. So if you guided horseback rides to get into the spirit of the ranch, you can! You can choose between half day rides or all day rides and rides ranch from beginner to expert in difficulty. So you can rest assured that there's something for everyone!
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 24 units
Nearby City
  • Ashevile
Nearby Water
  • N/A
General
  • Cribs
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Pack N Play
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable TV
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Gourmet Dining
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Meeting Room(s)
Suitability
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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