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Ride. Stay. Relax.

Unforgettable Ranch Vacations in the Historic Georgia Heartland

Enjoy our hands-on
riding program

Experience southern
hospitality at its best

Rest, dine and recharge
in a peaceful setting

Typical vacations are boring

Do you want to experience something new?
Does vacation planning give you a headache?
Are you running on empty? Feeling stressed and need to unwind?
Do you want to reconnect with yourself or your loved ones?

Find the escape you have been looking for
at Southern Cross Guest Ranch

horse riding


Our riding program allows time for you to learn and bond with your well matched riding companion. Saddle up your new best friend to enjoy over six miles of wooded trails and acres of pasture at a walk, trot and lope.


Upscale and spacious guest rooms offer a peaceful, cozy haven after a long day in the saddle! Our rooms feature unique decor to bring your ranch experience to life. Welcoming lounges and common areas designed to make you feel right at home.


Have fun with your family swimming, playing games, fishing, riding bikes, and roasting s’mores. Or just sit back and relax while our kitchen team prepares your daily meals, featuring a wide variety of international cuisine and local favorites, snacks and soft drinks!

We get it –
vacation planning
can be stressful.

That’s why we have spent almost 30 years making over 15,000 ranch dreams come true with our fun-filled, relaxing, all-inclusive ranch vacations

"Southern Cross in the only vacation spot that I cried when I had to leave…” - Heidi T.

“This is the most beautiful, stress free, amazing place to vacation. I'd rather be here than the most beautiful exotic island. The horses are gorgeous, the food is great, and the staff is super friendly. I wish I could spend my life here!” - McKenzie C.

Your plan options:
All plans include complimentary breakfast, snacks, unlimited soft drinks, and mountain bikes

All-Inclusive (Riding)

Saddle up for two daily rides in addition to lodging, all meals, all amenities, snacks, beverages, mountain bikes and lots more!

All-Inclusive (Non-Riding)

All of the delicious and fun perks of the riding plan, with even more time to relax and unwind!

Bed & Breakfast

Just looking for a place to rest your head? Enjoy our welcoming guest rooms and a hearty breakfast with our Bed & Breakfast plan

How to book:

1. Choose your plan

There’s something for everyone! For those who want a lot of saddle time the All-Inclusive riding plan is by far the best option! Rides can be added a la carte to all other plans.

2. Select your room & dates

17 uniquely decorated guest rooms offer a wide variety of room choices over six different room types. Each room has its own bathroom and all of the amenities you would expect at your home away from home! We are open year round to welcome guests and riders to the ranch! Our booking tool will help you decide!

3. Get the rest you deserve!

No last minute arrangements, no taxi rides, no stress and no wrangling stray family members. Park your car and leave it - everything you need will be taken care of right here, so all you need to do is let us show what a relaxing vacation truly is.

Welcome to paradise!

Located just an hour outside of Atlanta, Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Georgia’s premier vacation destination, offers something for everyone. Our beautiful ranch guesthouse offers a relaxing stay filled with horseback riding, great food, and time with loved ones - away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Our ranch, a working horse farm and home to more than 150 horses, truly is a horse lover’s paradise. In addition to scheduled horseback riding, guests can enjoy mingling with the horses in our pastures, great food and lots of playtime!

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