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Nottingham, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have been to the ranch twice now. Even though my second time was a little rough for me I still enjoyed myself just as much as I did the first time. The staff treats you as if you were part of the family. To me my favorite staff members were Tommy who works by the pool, Big Dave and...

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

My family and I went to Southern Cross for my birthday. We did not stay all day but did stay for the two hour ride and about an hour after. It was absolutely amazing. The barn animals were very friendly and cuddly. The staff was very nice and friendly. The horses were very well behaved as well. Our guide Jessica...

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1Thank Heather J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 13 August 2014

From the moment of your arrival until your regretful leaving you feel as if you are part of a big family. The hundreds of acres with over 250 horses grazing in the fields welcomes you to this lovely B&B. The bedrooms are spacious, well appointed, and have large king size beds. The three meals are served buffet style. There are...

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Maldon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed at this ranch for five nights and I cannot recommend it highly enough. My wife had previously had a couple of bad experiences riding horses and they were enormously sympathetic to this, pairing her with a horse that allowed her to grow in confidence. This was also in no small part thanks to our excellent guide, Dave, for whom...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I was so excited when I found a bed and breakfast that offered horseback riding. I decided to take a visit to this Ranch a few months before my actual vacation to seal my decision. I had seen good reviews, but I had to make sure. On a short overnight visit in March, this place exceeded my expectations and I...

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Thank Alice M
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I made my first visit in May and enjoyed myself so much I went back a few weeks later. The staff is wonderful, the food is terrific and the accommodations are very comfortable. The riding is great – it is clearly evident that the horses have been well trained and I was well matched with my rides. It’s not often...

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

A fantastically located ranch with plenty of woodland trails to ride through out of the full sun. Plenty to do as a non rider too - lounge around the pool, play pool, darts, cards, watch tv, walk or use the provided bikes to navigate the trails. Child & family friendly in a very hospitable accommodation. Fantastic home baking & meals...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Once again we had an enjoyable trip to GA and the gang at Southern Cross Ranch. Everyone without exception is fabulous, they are kind, they are sincere and they are just lovely! David, Neva, Jim, Sandra, Lance, Midge and Ty to name a few - and of course all of the culinary staff. We were allocated a different room this...

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San Antonio
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Ok, we're Texans, so when KY cousins suggested we meet them in Georgia to ride horses for 5 days, we thought they were a little daft. WE WERE SO WRONG! We can't say enough about every aspect of this beautiful ranch. Your first indication that this is not your average B&B is the office staff. Jim and Midge are friendly,...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed at the Southern Cross Ranch and the trip was wonderful. They provided horse back riding 2 Hours in the morning and afternoon. They have Guides and riding is for novice and advanced. They even give lessons. We did not need any lesson at the 3 meals they offer at a buffet style meals. The food was wonderful and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Cross Ranch is a new breed of dude-ranch experience that combines a working ranch with the comfort of a cozy bed-and-breakfast inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Cross Ranch

Address: 1670 Bethany Church Rd, Madison, GA 30650-5012
Region: United States > Georgia > Madison
Price Range: $112 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Cross Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Southern Cross Ranch Hotel Madison
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“You're not really in your room - you're outside the whole time with the beautiful horses, or by the pool or in the game room”
bambi357, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in the 'Plantation' room. It was upstairs away from the noise and had a good view.”
jwholl, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pastures are the ones to grab!”
alf942, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We did not leave the premises during our stay, but were never without things to keep us happy.”
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