Georgia Dude Ranch
Georgia Dude Ranch: Featured in Equitrekking’s Vacation Guide
Family-owned guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland. This Georgia Dude Ranch raises Paint and Quarter horses and is unique in offering both guided and unguided riding. Check out Southern Cross’ Valentine’s Day specials!
Madison, GA (1 hour east of Atlanta)
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced, Guided & Unguided
Rates/ Payment Methods
Daily, Multi-night and weekly rates available – starting at $100/person/night and up
No Hidden Service Charges
(Cash, Debit, Visa, M/C, Amex gladly accepted)
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
It’s unusual to find a guest ranch on the East Coast, and Southern Cross Ranch is bona fide horse farm and Georgia dude ranch with over 200 horses to admire. The quality of the horses and the unguided riding opportunities make this Southern guest ranch stand out.
From the Horse’s Mouth
Southern Cross Guest Ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program and peaceful, comfortable setting. This Georgia guest ranch boasts delightful accommodations, great cuisine, and southern hospitality.
Enjoy grooming and helping to tack up your horse for a true equestrian vacation experience. Horseback riding is the featured activity at Southern Cross Ranch. Horses outnumber guests by more than 7 to 1, so there’s sure to be a horse that’s right for you. The climate in Georgia allows for horseback riding year round.
Unique to U.S. ranches, the riding program at Southern Cross Guest Ranch allows qualified guests the opportunity to ride on their own if they desire. For those who want to join a group, small, guided riding tours are always available at this Georgia dude ranch. Ride lazily across beautiful open pastures or pick up the pace and trot and canter through shaded trails.
Guests who visit this Georgia dude ranch and don’t wish to ride may enjoy on site activities including: hiking trails, mountain biking, a game room with pool table, darts and foosball, throwing horseshoes, shooting basketball and the pool or hot tub. Nearby, play golf, shop, fish, skeet shoot, visit museums, and more.
Called “One of America’s Best Dude Ranches” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, horseback riding in Georgia is made easy at Southern Cross Guest Ranch. Ranch staff supply all the equipment you’ll need to ride in small guided groups or on your own.