Pisgah View Ranch - Candler, NC

1-Night Stay for Two or 2-Night Stay for Two with Horseback Rides 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 thousands of miles from the Western wilderness. Instead, it's set on 2,000 acres amid the Blue Ridge Mountains and one of the eastern United States' first national forests, 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 Mount Pisgah 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, trout, 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 (reservations for each meal are needed at least 24 hours in advance), and on Saturdays, you can eat barbecue and corn on the cob at the ranch's weekly cookout. Throughout the day, lemonade, iced 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 half duplex cabin (room only)

  • Option 1: $75 for 1 night (up to a $125 value)
  • Option 2: $189 for 2 nights with one-hour horseback rides for two (up to a $330 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/8/14
Travel by: 10/31/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee of 15% Groupon price; 30-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • 2,000-acre ranch
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Hiking trails
  • Trout-and-bass-fishing pond
  • Pioneer museum onsite
  • WiFi is available in the main ranch house (access code is needed)

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/8/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/14
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 15% Groupon price; 30-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Photo ID required at check-in
  • 11% tax not included.

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 guest 15 or older; $15 for each additional guest 14 or younger
  • Private or shared porch
  • There are no televisions in the cabins.
  • Linens and towels are included with the room.
  • Personal hygiene products are not included in the cabin.
  • Guests must bring their own pool towels.

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 the barn
  • Pet policy: There are two pet-friendly cabins in Sunrise and one in Walnut 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: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP; 86 miles)
  • Driving distance from Asheville: about 18 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • Riding available for an additional cost for ages 6 and older
  • Meals are not included in this Groupon but can be added on à la carte - see details at: http://www.pisgahviewranch.net/dining.php

Customer Reviews

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Denise R. ·
Reviewed November 16, 2014
Location and the grounds.


Philippa H. ·
Reviewed August 31, 2014
The whole atmosphere. The staff is also great!


Amy G. ·
Reviewed August 21, 2014
The horse back ride and the quiet and tranquility. It was nice to go someplace with OUT phones, TV, and internet in the rooms. It provided more opportunity for my son and I to enjoy doing things together.
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