What you'll do
Get ready to make lifetime memories! Start your Cookout Lunch Ride at my mountainside farm, Randall Glen. We'll match you up with a horse that's just right for you. Whether you’ve ridden all your life or never been on a horse, we have the mount for you! Some of your party more comfortable with horsepower than horses? They can join you at our outpost with our Campfire Cookout Hayride--the perfect ride for family groups, grandparents, toddlers. Everybody’s welcome! Mount up and we’ll ride through some of the prettiest countryside in the Smoky Mountains. You’ll ride over scenic hills through gentle farmland. You'll see log cabins, rushing creeks, wildflowers, and great mountain views. At our creekside outpost we’ll set the horses to graze. While we get the fire going you can explore, wade in the creek, pitch a game of horse shoes, pick an armload of wildflowers. Or just relax with some lemonade. We’ll grill a steak and chicken lunch over the wood fire and you’ll sit down to a big feast. Top it off with fresh fruit, toast some marshmallows over the fire. Then we’ll ride back to the farm and you can visit with our friendly farm animals—and cuddle some barn cats too!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
With the Campfire Lunch Ride I combine two of my greatest loves--horseback riding and cooking. I have ridden all my life, and have more than 40 years' experience in leading trail rides. And besides having owned a cafe and a food truck, I have years of cooking hearty meals over an open fire--there's nothing better than feasting outdoors by a wood fire!
Wood fired steak & chicken skewers, fire roasted vegetables & potatoes, slaw, BBQ bread, fruit, toasted marshmallows
Country lemonade and pure spring water from our mountain
Horseback trail ride through beautiful countryside to our creekside outpost for your Cookout Lunch
Randall Glen stainless sports bottle for you to keep, filled with pure spring water from our mountain
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Where you'll be
You’ll experience your Horseback Cookout Lunch Ride in the historic valley of Big Sandy Mush. Ringed by mountains, it’s a time capsule still farmed by the descendants of the original settlers of the 1700s, real mountain people. Very few visitors get to experience this special place. You’re welcome to explore my mountain farm, interact with the animals, hike my mountain. We’ll have lunch at our outpost, bounded by creeks farmland and meadows
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Prior horseback riding experience is useful but not required, but you must be in reasonable condition and have no balance problems. Our Campfire Cookout Hayride is available for non-riding members of your…
We go out whenever the weather is good. Weather in the mountains is changeable - a rainy night often turns into a beautiful morning. If you're worried about the weather, feel free to check with us.
Horseback Cookout Lunch Ride
$175 / person
$175 / person