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The Cataloochee Ranch

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Only come here if you love beauty and peace. Best place to go horseback riding in the southeast. Came here on our 26th wedding anniversary and we can't wait to go back. I wish we had found this place a long time ago.

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Mary C, General Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Cataloochee Ranch. I hope that you will come again soon. Mary Coker

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2014

My husband and I stayed in Dogwood cabin, which was very private and romantic. There is so much to do at the ranch and also within the surrounding area. The Horse back riding is wonderful. We went in the fall for change of season, which was amazing. The meals were good, but didn't enjoy sitting at a communal table, would...

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Mary C, Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review of Cataloochee Ranch. We strive to provide that perfect get away and am glad that you had a chance to visit us. I hope you met some nice people and had a chance to visit with new friends.

Efland, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 November 2013

First off, I stayed in the Main Ranch House, so the experience in the cabins or Silverbell Lodge may be different. The house is an old structure, but is in very good condition. They had a big fireplace which was nice to gather around. The biggest surprise was... NO TV in the rooms! (I understand that other areas of the...

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Mary C, Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review of Cataloochee Ranch. I know many people want all the technology but we find that the lack of it helps people to reconnect to themselves and their families. Remember the gathering around the big fireplace? I hope to see you soon for a regular vacation or another business meeting.

Atlanta
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We just got back from a quick weekend trip and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are perhaps a bit dated, but met my expectations from reading other reviews and viewing pictures. My wife probably would have liked the rooms to be a bit more upscale, but they were fine by my standard...clean, warm, and cozy (Silverbell). The horseback...

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Mary C, Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Cataloochee Ranch. Though I know the older building and furnishings are not for everyone, each room has it's own personality. We are in the continual process of updating the rooms and updating some of the menus. I look forward to see you again soon.

Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The family and I have been to the ranch many times over the past decade. Our recent visit is consistent with past visits. Just a bit more attention to detail, and thoughtful but inexpensive touches would pull them over the peak toward great. Instead, they are kind of stuck at very good. Pro's * Quiet, safe, family oriented environment -...

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Mary C, Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We appreciate your input and take all things to heart. As we approach our 80th anniversary we look for ways to continually improve and reviews like your help. Special attention will be paid to updating and upgrading the cabins. We always run our plates before service in order to provide a clean, warm plate but...

Atlantic Beach, FL
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Recently went with family to the ranch. The ranch cabin was clean but old with old furniture. Bathroom could use some updating. I was surprised that the staff wasn't friendly and the owner never did come around during dinners to meet or talk with anyone. The food was ok but during their "family nights" it was a little skimpy --...

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New Bern, NC
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed there for four nights in mid-July and brought our granddaughter with us. Rented one of the ranch cabins with a drop dead view of the mountains. Stayed a fri,sat,sun,mon. The first three nights they had entertainment or an activity, but not on mon nite. We square danced, listened to the wolf man, want on a hay ride, hiked...

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Mary C, General Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We love for grandparents like yourself to become heros to their grandchildren by taking them on a special vacation. We look forward to your visit next year if not before. Thank you, Mary

Ohio
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Recently returned from the ranch where we visited for the first time. All in all it was a good vacation, but with a few changes it would have been excellent. The location is fanatastic and the view worth a million dollars. The temps are much cooler being at least 10 degrees lower than the valley. The rooms were as expected...

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Mary C, Manager at The Cataloochee Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review. We are love having all the families. The staff attitude has been addressed by doing some retraining and refining with our personnel. Your input is very helpful and we hope to become better and better. Thank you, Mary

LaGrange, GA
Reviewed 12 July 2013

The Alexander family must treat their help so well! Everyone who works here acts like they own this ranch and cares so much that everything is right for the guests. The place is beautiful, the accommodations are clean and cozy and ranch like. Both Children and elderly alike have plenty to see and do. People just seem happy here. It's...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We loved our vacations at Cataloochee Ranch, and the kids had the best time! they were able to explore, make new friends and run around the property safe, the food was really good and the horse rides were fun. Cabin was neat, comfortable and had a great view! Great place for family vacations...oh!..and the weather is around 60 degrees in...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Cataloochee Ranch

Address: 119 Ranch Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751-8509
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Maggie Valley
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
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“Main Ranch House rooms are connected to living room and dining areas, an advantage if weather poor. Ranch cabins offer more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles A7677LQmikes, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cabins have porches: historic 150-year old structures or fairly new. Ranch house rooms (not as quiet) and Silverbell Lodge rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles connieherringdine, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the SE facing cabins below the lodge for best view.”
 of 5 bubbles Sgteasy, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We had a lovely room on the ranch Triilium, but I think I would try one of the cabins next time for a real away from it all experience.”
 of 5 bubbles KittyBritAbroad_, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try Galsx or Trillium in the ranch house - quiet and your own outdoor private entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles CaryTravler, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
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