Horse Riding Vacation: Georgia

Georgia mountains

Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Contact information:

Noel Detienne

1670 Bethany Church Rd.

Madison, Georgia 30650

Phone # (706) 342-8027

Southern Cross is a year round guest ranch, bed and breakfast establishment. The horse ranch is located about an hour from Atlanta.

According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Southern Cross is “one of America’s best dude ranches.”

The horses are Paint and Quarter Horse. Guests can participate in a horse riding program geared to their individual experience. Riding instruction is included as well as learning how to groom a horse and properly putting on the saddle and bridle.

There are miles and miles of trails to ride and explore. After hours in the saddle the pool may call to cool off and relax.

Other activities include billiards, ping pong, (I recall enjoying this game when I was young. We had a table and we set up tournaments in my family. Would be fun to play again) darts, and Foosball all located in the game room.

If you’d like to throw horseshoes, that game is available as well.

Maybe you’d rather ride a mountain bike instead of a horse. There is a place and time for the bike riding activity.

There are some special packages going on. Check these out on their website at www.southcross.com/index.html under Packages and Specials.

Several accommodation rates and such to choose from are listed on their site under the Accommodations tab.

Their website was dated 2007 so I’d be sure and call for updates at (706) 342-8027.

This ranch was the only dude guest ranch listed for Georgia.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment or ask a question. I’ll answer best as I can. Also if you know of any other dude ranches in this state let me know and I’ll add it in.

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