Horse Riding Vacation: Alabama

Some pretty rock formation of the Alabama country


Shady Grove Dude Ranch

Contact Information:

721 County Rd 614

PO Box 435

Mentone, AL 35984

phone# (256) 634-4027

Shady Grove Dude Ranch is part of the Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort. It is located on Lookout Mountain.

There is 800 acres to ride through where the Cherokee and Creek Indians lived. The explorer DeSoto ventured here too in the 1540’s.

There are one and two hour trail rides to choose from on well-trained horses. Some of the views include Veil Falls and DeSoto Falls. The trails are wooded and open and go up on the mountain where a promise of the beautiful Alabama country side is there to take in.

On the other side of Little River guests can take advantage of the golf course, along with fishing or swimming if they’d like. In the winter there is skiing.

Three cabins, The Farmhouse, Way Station, and Battelle Cottage can accommodate families or a bigger group of folks. All the cabins provide the modern comforts of home. Good food is part of the deal too.

Price rates for the Way Station is $150. The Farm House is $160. The site didn’t list pricing for the Battelle Cottage.

The guided horseback trail rides are the one hour Waterfall Rides is $30. The two hour Waterfall Rides is $50.

The site encourages to make reservations at (256) 634-4027.

I wasn’t able to find more dude ranches in Alabama. There were some sites listed, but were for the most part disabled.

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