While I cannot comment on the accommodations as my husband and I did not stay on the property, we had a wonderful horseback riding experience. What set the experience apart from other ranches we have visited are two things: (1) the owner's love and respect for the animals, and (2) her desire to tailor the riding experience to what the guests desired. Janice (and her assistants, Nic and Jasmine) began by allowing the guests to get used to the horses and ensuring that each knew how to handle the animals with the best of care. Janice's focus was on both the safety and comfort of the guests and the animals. She then gave the group an option of which part of the property to experience--and whether to trot and cantor or merely walk the route. Janice entertained us with her positive spirit and her knowledge of the history of certain buildings and identification of plants and flowers. All in all, we really had a terrific time and the cost was extremely reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountain Foothills you will find your own little piece of heaven! Horseback mountain riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, petting animals ( kittys, dogs, pig, horses, llama, donkey, sheep, goat and bunnies) Playing Ranch Hand, porch rockers, campfires, cookouts............all await you! We have cabin/private units, main bed and breakfast lodge and wilderness camping. Great for families, couples and single folks as well. Get back to nature and recharge your batteries! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Twin Valley Bed And Breakfast And Horse Ranch Tennessee/Walland