Ok, we're Texans, so when KY cousins suggested we meet them in Georgia to ride horses for 5 days, we thought they were a little daft. WE WERE SO WRONG! We can't say enough about every aspect of this beautiful ranch. Your first indication that this is not your average B&B is the office staff. Jim and Midge are friendly, efficient, and go out of their way to find just the right accommodation to fit your needs.Their service begins with you initial contact and continue till you "settle up" on the last day of your adventure! And the Ranch - WOW! Over 200 hundred acres of shaded trails and pastures provide a varied riding experience for every class of rider, "first-ever-on-a-horse" to very experienced. Everyone at the stable is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable!! The room accommodations are beautifully decorated, and overlook either green tree-lined pastures where some of their 220 horses roam, or a lovely stock tank (do you call them ponds?) where the geese swim and horses water and roll. The housekeeping staff is exception, keeping everything shiny and fresh while you are out and about! And the food -- OH MY! Three full meals a day of the best home-cooked buffets you'll ever eat with a huge variety of foods. All are cooked in small batches so things are fresh -- the meals taste more like single servings than what you think of as buffet foods - wonderful! By the way, if you don't ride horses, there are plenty of things for you to do like ride bikes, swim, take in the historic town of Madison, or just sit on one of the many decks and enjoy quiet. Can't really describe it -- you must experience 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