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Happy Acres Ranch

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10051 SW 125th Ter, Dunnellon, FL 34432-3681
+1 352-489-8550
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Great place for the family to stay!

My wife found this place to settle down for the week fo spring break. We were thrilled...and the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Kazmanbrew
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San Francisco, California
Very lovely basic ranch

My daughter and I had a nice hour long trail ride. $40 per person. It's not so much a trail as you... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Ashley A
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Beautiful horse ranch in the heart of Florida horse country. We have vacation rentals, boarding for horses, trail rides and riding lessons available. We are centrally located to all horse venues including Florida Horse Park, Ocala Breeders Sales and HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun) and the beautiful Rainbow River.
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10051 SW 125th Ter, Dunnellon, FL 34432-3681
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My wife found this place to settle down for the week fo spring break. We were thrilled...and the kids were even happier. This was surprising since they were not real thrilled with the idea of staying on a ranch (instead of a resort). They soon...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had a nice hour long trail ride. $40 per person. It's not so much a trail as you are on rural gravel roads, so not much in the way of scenery, but my daughter loved it. Definitely check it out. They...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Professional, well cared for ranch with 20+ horses. We took the trail ride option and went with Goldie, Smoothie, Shakespeare... we walked for an hour and Sandy the leader was very polite, knowledgeable and professional. We had an absolute blast.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

My nephew came for a visit from KY and had never been on a horse. It was a great time. We went to a beautiful park and the horses were so sweet. We rode Joey and JR. The stables are very nice and Sandy, our...More

1  Thank BThankful
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I treated my nephew and his new bride to horseback riding during their visit from NYC. Unfortunately, we weren't privy to the same experiences as others. Sandy appeared to be friendly; she was never rude. However, as we awaited Sandy to feed the horses, we...More

3  Thank Rose H
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a find! We stayed for two nights in Barn A and it was a delight. This is a working horse farm, so it is not elegant - but it is fun. The horses are wonderful, and the restroom doubles as a tack room. There...More

1  Thank StuartandDenese
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1James2014, Owner at Happy Acres Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for the nice review! We enjoyed having you at the ranch. Sandy loved her foot massage!

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Sandy takes you on a 1 hour ride on very calm horses. I have never really been riding before but was ready and able to do so after only 30 seconds of instructions. The part of the ride around a lake/pond in a park under...More

4  Thank Jonas B
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1James2014, Manager at Happy Acres Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Hi Jonas! Thank you for the nice review. Your children were superstars on the trail! Sandy

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the ranch. Everyone was so friendly and inviting. Thank you too to Sandy, for so much fun! The girls enjoyed riding and selfies with the horses! It was a great experience and very memorable. The river was close too.

1  Thank Susan W
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1James2014, Manager at Happy Acres Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for the nice review. Horses have a way of making people enjoy their day and we have some wonderful horses! I am happy you enjoyed them. Sandy

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Das waren wirklich geniale Tage auf der Happy Acres Ranch!!! Had such a great time!!! We stayed with Jim at Happy Acres for 2 days and slept in the Stage Coach Camper which was really comfortable, clean and had a well equipped kitchen...overall just everything...More

2  Thank Sebastian S
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had the best stay in the ranch, everything was great, the cottage was wonderful, all clean and nice and we had the horse right behind us, we really enjoy our stay there and the ride in the morning! Is the best place to stay...More

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Becky6969
9 August 2017|
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Response from AutoCAD | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not. The lady who owns / runs the place is really easy going. (Professional, but easy going). I would call and just have a conversation with her and tell her what you want. I think she'd actually love it... More
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Lynn H
15 January 2017|
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Response from 1James2014 | Property representative |
Every one needs an appointment to guarantee they will get to ride. If you just show up it will depend on how busy we are and what time of day it is. We are not open to the public on Sunday. If you are refering to guest... More
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