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

-non summer is low season

in the box below

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

***July 8th-15th is sold out!***

***July 15th-18th is sold out!***

SPECIAL=Spring Break Vacation-Book before March 20th for March-May 24th and save 32% off any regular stay!

  Weekly High Season High Season 3 & 4 Night Stays LOW SEASON Low Season 2 Night Minimum Stay
Available Packages 7 nights Sunday to Sunday
* Weekly rate-All activities included
* Memorial Day to September 1st
* Weekly-Sunday to Sunday Week long packages
Packages Available for Half Week Stays
Multiply x 3 or 4 Nights High Season
3 nights Sun. to Wed.
4 nights Wed. to Sun.
* Advanced Whitewater Raft Trip for the 4 Day Stays is $35 per guest that wants to go.
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 $280 $1,350 $225 per night
Teenager Pricing $1,375 $230 $1,125 $190 per night
Kids 5-12 Yrs Pricing $1,075 $180 $875 $145 per night
Children Under 5 $300 $50 - -

2018 alert: Please note starting on January 1st, all credit card purchases will carry a 3% charge.


Limited Time Discounts offered below!

2018-Make your reservations now for an Early Bird Summer season discount savings:

  • Save 15 % if you book before April 15th with a regular deposit of 30% by credit card (+3%) 
  • Save 20 % if you book before April 15th 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

Women’s Week September 5th – 12th / 2018

Enjoy a week only for 20 women who love to ride. Arrive on Wednesday 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 total cost ~ 2 ladies in a room = $1400.00 each total cost

  • Reserve your space for 30% down and pay your balance when you arrive

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.