Your lodging choices range from cozy, comfortable rooms in the main Ranch House, to individual cabins that sleep from two to eight people, to the Silverbell Lodge, designed especially for larger gatherings. Whether you opt to spend all your time at the Ranch, or to venture out to explore the nearby towns of Maggie Valley and Waynesville, you’ll come home every night to the peace and tranquility of the age-old Smoky Mountains. And to the warm, welcoming spirit that will make you want to return to Cataloochee, again and again.
Group Friendly – 24 rooms available
Take a morning ride to a mile-high meadow where the mountains stretch away, ridge beyond ridge, to the very edges of eternity itself. Savor the cool quiet of rhododendron tunnels and lush forest trails that wind through the Ranch and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you’re a novice rider, an expert, or something in between, horseback riding at Cataloochee is an experience you’ll never forget.
Half- and all-day rides. April through November. Reservations required. 828-926-1401. 800-868-1401.
On a typical night’s menu, your choices could include prime rib, baked ham or herb-baked chicken. On another night, you could find yourself enjoying an old-fashioned cookout, with steaks, ribs, chicken and chops sizzling cheerfully on the outdoor grill while the soft blue peaks of the Great Smokies serve up the ultimate feast for the eyes. The evening’s entrees may vary, but they’re always plentiful. And always accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables, hot dinner rolls, homemade jellies and desserts.