Wonderful Ranch and Great Alternative to a B&B
Posted Oct 14, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed for the weekend of the Ellijay Apple Festival and had a great time. The Saddle House was neat, the horseback riding was better than we would have expected, and the entire atmosphere at the ranch was a lot of fun. When booking this place, remember that it is a ranch and not a hotel. For example, the Saddle Room is called the Saddle Room because it houses the saddles for the horses. There are two sets of bunk beds, a table, TV, wood burning stove, AC, and an entire wall of horse saddles. This gives the room a rich, leathery smell and rustic feel.
Breakfast is included and very homemade all by the housekeeper Rita (Pam was not feeling well and we did not see her the entire weekend). Saturday morning was a fresh from the oven breakfast casserole and Sunday was french toast served in the main house. Horseback riding, which is an extra cost, was provided by Christian, Manny, and the kindly and voluptuous Alysia. I cannot recommend the riding experience enough. They were professional and intent on us having a good, safe time.
Overall, we highly recommend the 74 Ranch. Why stay at another bland hotel or a stuffy B&B when you can stay at an actual working ranch within easy driving distance to everything in the area?