Dude Ranch in the mountains of Western North Carolina

Horseback RidingAsheville Horseback riding. Just an hours drive, in the Pisgah National Forest...click here
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Outdoor Activities

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Line dancing - not just for the kids- Adults love to join in as well.


Weekly trips to the Gem Mines where our guests are given a tour of a real mine and then pan for actual gems.


Enjoy and relax in our heated pool and hot tub.
Aside from our heated pool, we have a beautiful mountain stream where we go tubing among the rocks and eddies of this babbling brook. We have a special" Junior Wrangler Ride" (age appropriate) where we pack a lunch and go on a long ride...Just the children and the wranglers, no parents allowed.

Join the wranglers for an evening of Karaoke

Flexible, fun and interesting activities are provided for children 5 years and older. Some of the activities include supervised horseback riding, nature hikes and fishing, horse painting, hay rides & a trip to the Gem Mines. This keeps youngsters busy and amused while allowing Mom and Dad to share ranching experiences with the family, yet still have time to be on their own.

Our Game Building has a covered area for ping-pong, pool tables, an inside activity room, restroom and a covered porch overlooking the campfire area.  There is also a large workshop and laundry facility available for guests in this building. When it's time to head for home, you may just have to peel the young'uns off the front porch rail. They're not always ready to leave.

For Adults

Fly Fishing, Golf, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing sound fun?

You are in the right place. In the nearby South Toe River, the Rainbow and Brook Trout always seem ready to do battle. Whether you are an experienced "old-timer" or a beginning fisherman, come prepared to spend some marvelous hours testing our waters. You will definitely enjoy some beautiful fishing. We can supply the rod and reel if you happen to forget your own.

Our van will take you to nearby championship golf course, Mt. Mitchell Golf Course. We will arrange a White-water rafting trip.. Tours of local artisans and local area attractions are also available.

Other Activities

Other activities you can expect to enjoy at Clear Creek Guest Ranch include an evening outing, Square Dancing, dips in our heated swimming pool and relaxing hot tub.

The Cantina

The “Cantina” is adjacent to the main lodge.  Furnished in rustic western décor, it has a beautiful view of the mountains, serves as a cozy getaway for guests and provides adult refreshments.