I and fell in love, the family that runs the ranch are very kind and strive to make sure your stay is comfortable. there are so many things to talk about that I guess i'll just have to go in order. when I first arrived the first thing I saw was a large field that seemed to go around the ranch, and moving farther along the drive way (and it's a pretty long drive way) I saw that it contained many of the ranch horses, the fields themselves looked very green and lush and almost looked like something out of a movie. next are the horses themselves. all of the horses are great riding horses, one of the owners (I believe he's an owner) matches you up with a horse depending on your skill. the other cool thing is the fact that they do breed horses and have their own stallions and mares. my family and I went in May so there were about 3 mares with foals, and one mare that was due within the next week. as for the owners and workers, they were all excellent! they had quite a few wranglers from Germany and it was fun to talk with one Wrangler in particular (I'm very sorry I forgot her name) All of the wranglers were easy to talk to and were a lot of fun! The last thing I have to talk about was the food, the food was amazing, all of it was home cooked, and they had this type of Ice cream for desert that came in the shell of the flavor it was in (example, Orange flavored came in an orange peal, coconut came in a coconut shell)
if you ever get the chance to come here do so! you will not regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Cross Ranch is a new breed of dude-ranch experience that combines a working ranch with the comfort of a cozy bed-and-breakfast inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Southern Cross Ranch Hotel Madison