Ride the Smokies

Grab the reins for private and group walking trail rides across the ranch and the national park. Soak in the views on half-day or full-day rides, a picnic ride to Gooseberry Knob or a refreshing Ride & Spa Treatment at The Swag.


Ride to Gooseberry knob

Saddle up for a thrilling horseback ride through Smoky Mountain National Park to reach Gooseberry Knob at our sister property, The Swag. In five short hours, you’ll experience awe-inspiring views and enjoy a delightful picnic amidst the stunning natural beauty.

Serenity Saddles

Ride, retreat, rejuvenate. Embark on an unforgettable adventure that seamlessly combines horseback riding and spa indulgence. Discover the perfect harmony of adventure and serenity in one remarkable experience.

Take in a wide-eyed gulp of the surrounding wilderness. Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve never been horseback riding before, you’ll lay eyes on historical and breathtaking sights during your unforgettable riding excursion.


Half Day

Enjoy a few hours exploring the scenic Smokies on a historic, eye-opening adventure entirely unique to a stay here at Cataloochee Ranch. No matter your level of training, prepare to experience the stunning viewpoints of a mid-nineteenth-century pioneer on horseback.

Full Day

For a true equestrian experience, spend five to six hours on horseback diving deep into the wonders of nature amidst breathtaking Smoky Mountain scenery. A full-day ride provides ample time to see the many wonders of the pristine, untouched landscapes.

Private Ride

Expect magnificent views seen from the property’s equestrian trails on your private horseback ride. Designed to nurture a personal connection with the surrounding area, this intimate adventure opens a rider’s eyes to the truly extraordinary nature of Cataloochee Valley.

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