Pisgah View Ranch - Candler, NC

One-, Two-, or Five-Night Stay at Pisgah View Ranch in Candler, NC

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Horseback Riding, Mountain Views, and Private Cabins on 2,000-Acre Dude Ranch

Pisgah View Ranch is set up like a dude ranch in the Old West: you might see blazing campfires, people learning how to rope and ride, or cowboy action shooting—a competition in which participants typically dress in period costume and wield old-fashioned firearms. But the ranch is miles from the Western wilderness. It's located a short drive from Asheville, North Carolina, set on 2,000 acres amid the Blue Ridge Mountains and one of the first national forests in the eastern United States, Pisgah National Forest.

The Cogburn family has owned this property for more than two centuries, and the homey cabins have a vintage, rustic feel to them, like something from the pages of Little House on the Prairie. Some have log exteriors and some are A-frame buildings. Select cabins are outfitted with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, or covered porches that overlook the lake.

You can ride horseback on the trails here with Pisgah Mountain and Indian Spring Mountain as your backdrop. Paths wind through the woods past waterfalls and streams, occasionally showcasing local wildlife. Other outdoor activities include casting out for bass, bluegill, and lily pads at the tranquil fishpond.

Southern hospitality makes guests feel right at home on the ranch. Each day, you can savor home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and on Saturdays, you can eat barbecue and corn on the cob at the ranch's weekly cookout. Throughout the day, lemonade, sweet tea, and baked goodies are always on hand.

Candler, North Carolina: Outdoorsy Activities in Blue Ridge Mountains Close to Downtown Asheville

The small, unincorporated area of Candler, North Carolina, sits in the southwest corner of the state, near Pisgah National Forest and Asheville. Pisgah National Forest is made up of more than half a million acres, and you can mountain bike or ride horseback on hiking trails through tree-lined mountains.

Voted the 1 of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America by Good Morning America in 2011, nearby Asheville is a hodgepodge of artsy shops and historical neighborhoods. Biltmore Village is perhaps the best example of this unique character: it features red-brick sidewalks, wrought-iron street lamps, and Victorian-era buildings that now house antiques stores and specialty shops. Don't miss the Biltmore Estate, the former home of multimillionaire George Vanderbilt, which features a staggering mansion and its own winery on 8,000 acres.

It's worth it to stop by West Asheville, too, where you can stock up on vintage duds at one of the area's colorful resale shops, browse eclectic art at the galleries, or sample organic produce at the weekly farmers' market.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a duplex cabin.

Valid for travel in April, May, August, or September

  • Option 1: $75 for a one-night stay (up to a $125 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for a two-night stay (up to a $250 value)
  • Option 3: $309 for a five-night stay (up to a $625 value)

Valid for travel in June, July, or October

  • Option 4: $175 for a two-night stay (up to a $250 value)

Book by: 5/17/13
Travel by: 9/30/13 (options 1, 2, or 3), 10/31/13 (option 4)

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Amenities

  • 2,000-acre ranch
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Hiking trails
  • Bluegill-and-bass-fishing pond
  • Pioneer museum onsite
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  • Must book by 5/17/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/13 or 10/31/13
  • Not valid 5/3-5/5, 6/8, 6/21-6/23, 8/31-9/2
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit for option 1, limit 2 per visit for option 2, limit 1 per visit for option 3, limit 2 per visit for option 4
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to 15% fee
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 11% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In Most Cabins

  • One or two bedrooms
  • Queen, double, or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 for each additional occupant 15 or older; $15 for each additional occupant 14 or younger
  • Private or shared porch

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free (one space per cabin)
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property or near barn
  • Pet policy: in Sunrise and Walnut cabins only, pets up to 50 lb. may be added for $50 per stay, pets 51–85 lb. may be added for $75 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: may be available during booking

Getting There

  • By plane: about 25 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • By cab: about $55 from AVL

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