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This place is for kids!

This Place is for Kids! "Our kids have voted: Cherokee Park Ranch is better than Disneyland!" - Martin, North Carolina At Cherokee Park Ranch, we warmly welcome children! In fact, we have an entire program on our [...]

Which Cherokee Park Ranch Horse Are You?

Which Cherokee Park Ranch Horse Are You? Cherokee Park Ranch has over 130 horses, each with their own unique personality! Ever wonder which one of our horses is most like you? Take our quiz [...]

Welcome Home to Cherokee Park Ranch

You open your eyes to the sliver of sun peering through your curtains that warmly hits your face. You stretch your legs and arms and in the distance you hear the chirping of birds [...]

25 Fun Facts About Cherokee Park Ranch

The ranch has 130 horses. 78 Quarter Horses, 19 Walking Horses, 10 Draft Horses, 6 Appaloosas, 4 Paints, 3 Thoroughbreds,  3 Mustangs, 3 Arabians, 2 Haflingers, 1 Miniature Pony, and 1 Miniature Mule. The producers of the [...]

A Buckskin Mustang & A Big Black Draft

Horses are incredible animals. They are intuitive, loving, intelligent, and spunky. A few years ago, we were able to witness a miracle performed right here on Cherokee Park Ranch that proved an example of [...]

A Cowboy Playlist

What could be better than a cowboy playlist to remind you of the Ranch? We couldn’t come up with anything so thought we’d put one together. Some of these are our favorite songs, some [...]

Name Those Horses!

We’re excited to be bringing two new horses to the ranch this spring to join our herd for our Summer 2016 Season! Over the years, we’ve had the chance to name a lot of [...]

Meet Our 2016 Staff

Meet our Cherokee Park Ranch 2016 Staff Cherokee Park Ranch has incredible horseback riding, breathtaking scenery, mouth watering food, but the very best part is our staff! We get hundreds of applicants a year [...]

Jeff Julian: The Man Behind the Camera

Behind every great picture we share of our beautiful home, Cherokee Park Ranch, is an incredible man. If you have vacationed with us in the last 20 years, you have had the pleasure of [...]

Growing Fodder At Chrokee Park Ranch

Everyone has heard the phrase, “Hay is for horses,” right? Well, here at Cherokee Park Ranch, “Fodder is for horses!” What? Among the many questions you might have now, the first is probably, “What [...]

Becoming A Dude Rancher

Almost every week I think I get asked, “How did you end up becoming a dude rancher?” I get this from not only our guests, but also from a lot of people I meet [...]

Meet the Herd

As a guest at our ranch, you will be assigned a horse for your week’s stay. Each has has their own unique features and personality – as the week goes on, you will get [...]


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