Guest Comments

Here's what folks are saying about us...

My husband and I took our daughters and son here for a few hours. My hubby took our oldest daughter for a mountain horseback ride while the rest of us wondered their property. We visited the animals in the petting zoo, played on the jungle gym, and sat in the shade to relax. It was and awesome time. The staff was very kind, explained everything to us and even took a break to just chat. We will definitely go back and I highly recommend them.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed riding horses up a mountain trail and then eating our lunch in the shade by the creek, only after mining for gems! We then had fun playing horse shoes nearby and finished our visit at the petting zoo. Very nice place to spend an afternoon and very close to our cabin.
-T.F., Roanoke, VA

Ducks on the grass at Big Rock Dude Ranch

I liked everything they had to offer us when arrived. Friendly staff, good prices, amazing mountain view trail ride. Perfect place to enjoy a family day! Go there and experience A GOOD TIME!!!!!!
-M.S., Whitsett, NC

We tried a couple of other horseback riding businesses but someone in our party didn't meet the weight requirement so we wound up at the Ponderosa. The people were very friendly and especially patient with some of their more nervous patrons. The trail was beautiful and is a memory I will cherish forever.
-Macon, GA

I have ridden horses at a number of stables in my time, and I am very impressed with the stables, horses and people at this facility. The stables were clean, the horses fed and well-watered and in very good shape. The personnel, from the gentleman who checked us in to the various guides and barn hands, were very polite and knowledgeable
-Sparta, KY