Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Break at Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, NC

We arrived Saturday afternoon, October 2, at the Cataloochee Guest Ranch, located on a mountain near Maggie Valley, North Carolina.  The ranch has been owned and operated by the Alexander Family for 76 years.    We enjoyed a fantastic activity-filled three nights at the ranch and are planning a return visit!  
Our two bedroom cabin, Wintergreen, is in the top photo along with our cowboy, AJ and our cowgirl, KJ. 
Saturday was a perfect fall day in the mountains of western North Carolina. 
After settling in our cabin and walking around the ranch, we joined all the guests for a delicious cookout dinner at the ranch house.  The menu included: Grilled Rib-Eye Steak, Grilled Chicken, Fresh Corn on the Cob, Baked Potatoes or Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Salads, and homemade dessert buffet. 
 After dinner entertainment included sing-a-long featuring traditional music accompanied by a guitar, flute and hammered dulcimer. 

More photos and fun details to come.....


Gin said...

Did you have the onion casserole while you where there?

A Hopeful Heart said...

Linda, our family loves Maggie Valley!! We stayed there back in 1998. Truly, we fell in love. It is my favorite family vacation of all time. We stayed in a cabin (dont' remember the names) for an entire week, and used it as our home base to head to Cherokee, Asheville, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, etc. We were total tourists and went gem stoning, fishing at a trout farm, and horseback riding. SUCH a fun place to go.

Did you happen to make the short trip to Waynesville and go into that old-time candy store? My kids LOVED going there.

See, your post has unleashed a whole flood of memories for me.

KJ is y'all's granddaughter, right? How neat that she was able to make the trip with y'all.


W. Latane Barton said...

What fun.... I've never been to Maggie Valley. I should go and perhaps I can find out if those Alexanders that own the ranch are kin to me.... after all, I was an Alexander in my maiden years.

Angela McRae said...

Looks like you and your fellow whippersnappers there had a great time! Look forward to reading more!

racheld said...

It's such a treat to be invited along on your adventures!! And Maggie Valley sounds like the nicest place to vacation---like something out of a gentle old Western story for children, who live there and have wonderful escapades which always end well.

More soon, please?

Susan said...

I have been meaning to visit that area to see the Elk ! Great Fall destination !


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