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Welcome to the only Dude Ranch in the
Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!

"Rough Cut"
 Our guest lodge and western town

About The Ranch

Our Dude ranch was opened in 1993, on Labor Day weekend.

French Broad River Outpost Ranch in The Smokie MountainsThe first part of the ranch that was completed was the campground along the river. The French Broad river attracts many canoeists, rafters, and fisherman and the campground supplied a convenient place to stay and do all of these things.

The first structures built were the camping cabins and bath house. We now call them pioneer cabins, and they are part of the all inclusive packages.

Our next phase was the building of individual cabins along the ridges that face the river valley. These 4 cabins enjoy all the modern conveniences, yet still have that rustic appeal that so many people desire.

Join Us At The Ranch in The Smokey MountainsOur newest phase is the building of an "old Western Town" which we call "Rough Cut." Located above pastures in the river bottom, you can view the Smoky Mountains as well as hear the mighty river right from the front porch. The town contains our 1200 square foot dining room, 800 sq ft kitchen, 300 sq ft tv & library room, and upstairs our dance room 750 sq ft where the live bluegrass band plays, along with our saloon which is 500 sq ft with an outside covered deck 8 by 40. Also located there are the 4 lodge rooms 16 by 20 with full bath, built in the western theme of old shops on the outside, and modern convenience yet old fashioned rooms inside.

Outpost Dude Ranch in The Great Smoky MountainsStep back in time with us, enjoy a real Dude Ranch vacation where the only thing you need to worry about, is how much fun you're gonna have each day.

Our all inclusive packages are the best in the business.

We invite you to check out the other dude and guest ranches, and compare dollar for dollar value. We are confident you'll find our packages give you more activities for you money, along with great meals and lodging than anyone else. We believe in treating you right, so we offer the best value in the industry.

Click this link for a story from Family Travel Files

Family Travel Files-Our visit to the French Broad Outpost Ranch

Article written by and published in Jet Setters Magazine


Article written by and published in Gwinnett County Georgia Magazine


Article written for Knoxville News Sentinel which appeared all across the eastern part of the United States


Article in Outside Online


Below you can read an article written about us that appeared in the Atlanta Journal (shown below), Charlotte Observer, Memphis Chronicle, Blue Ridge Magazine and the Tennessean in Nashville.

*you can click the link below to read it on the Atlanta Journal website*


Read previous guest comments by clicking the thumbnail below. A new webpage will pop up which is bigger so you can read it. Some of these are sent by the kids, which surveys show they remember this kind of vacation for the rest of their lives. A great thought!

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