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"Mike & I enjoyed our stay with you!  We especially appreciated sharing with you our love for the Lord. We learned a lot about caring for horses & how to feel comfortable around them. We will forever remember fondly our experience with you all! Thanks so much for all you did & making our weekend a lifetime event!"

~Mike & Renee,


Dear Tennessee Guest Ranch Family & Staff,


"When my husband and I told our two horse-loving girls that we were going to a real dude ranch for vacation, they were thrilled. For months, they counted down the days till it was time to go.  They adore horses, so it was not surprising that they had the time of their lives caring for and riding their own horses during our stay.  What was surprising is what a great experience we adults had! The people at Tennessee Guest Ranch are the friendliest, most helpful people you will ever meet.  We truly felt like we were visiting family.  The wranglers were very knowledgeable and informative, always attentive and making safety a priority.  The horses were very gentle and easy to handle, which eased our minds as parents of young kids.  The views were spectacular from the ranch as well as from the trails we rode.  We not only learned about handling and riding horses, but about the history and life of cowboys, and also about horses in the Bible.  We even had a few hands-on cowboy cooking classes!  The wonderful people, great food, beautiful scenery, and fun trail rides made for a vacation that our family will never forget! We will definitely be back!"

~Rainey Locht

Tomball, Texas 

"Max and I had a very special time with all of you.  We saw the effort it takes and we appreciate what you did to make our anniversary weekend a great memory. Tammy, thank you for your thoughtfulness in letting me ride your 'Sweet Pea' and for helping me drive the surrey. Chris, you taught us so much and were very patient and positive with us.  Thank you for doing half my job! The Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch experience was terrific.  Being with brothers and sisters in Christ, young and old (Ok! That's right, we were the old!), was a bonus."
Love you,
~Max & Betsy, 
North Carolina


"When I had arrived at this beautiful Ranch in Tennessee I was greeted with all smiles and a great vibe! We got our horses assigned according to our experience and I got to ride a horse called Montana. He was the sweetest thing and I became very attached to him and was very sad I had to leave him. This Ranch was one of the best I have ever been to! The views are amazing and the people are so kind with interesting Bible studies and thrilling horseback rides. I hope to go back there soon. I think the fact that this Ranch is small makes Tammy and Chris Young feel like family to me and I hope everyone can go to this ranch and feel the love I felt. One of my favorite things about this ranch was its whole-grain food and amazing bread!!!! I also loved how interactive you could be with the animals. It almost felt like I owned them! In conclusion, the Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch is one of the best places I have ever been and I suggest you go there!!!"


New York


"Your home -- a beacon in the world! God was truly glorified through our time at your Ranch. Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness -- not for being taught horses & cooking -- but on how to Live CHRIST."

~The Bartilson Family,



"I can't really put into words how special our stay was -- Olivia and I are still re-living our wonderful adventure! I am so thankful that you and Chris followed God's lead to create a place and a concept like your Guest Ranch.  I'm afraid we'll never find another place quite like it, so we'll have to come back! I pray Olivia will grow up and marry a young man that has been raised the way your sons have been; we enjoyed our cowboy wranglers Brant and Bryce so much."

~Chelly & Olivia,



"Thank ya'll so much for letting me come to the ranch!  I love being around amazing things like that!  Everything was just right -- even the hard work.  I learned a lot as well, like good work ethic, how to saddle up and ride, and all that it takes to run a farm.  I love ya'll so much. Thanks again!"

~Allyson (10 years old),



"AnnaMarie and I had a wonderful time! Bryce did a great job and we had a lot of fun with him. I can't explain what an awesome experience this was for us. Your horses are absolutely beaufiful -- Sweet Pea is sooo gorgeous! Thank you for letting us stay in the bunkhouse -- the scenery is breathtaking! And by you allowing me to ride your baby, Sweet Pea, your kindness took this trip over the edge for me.  I really miss my walking horses and she gave me just a little taste again.  Many Thanks!"

~Kristi & AnnaMarie,




"Thank you so much for such an amazing experience.  We have experienced some memorable vacations in our life and this one is one that will always stand out.  Thanks again and we will see you soon. Until then...keep taking care of the horse I rode, Magic (and tell him I will miss him! Okay, and T.C. the horse too!)."

~Jeanette & Sam,



"We so enjoyed our time with all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great experience for each of us.  It was fun for me to learn more about horses and actually survive.  It was fun for Natalie to learn how to ride a Quarter horse! It was fun for Keith to ride again. What a blessing to be in God's creation and to be able to enjoy such beautiful weather. Milking the cow and gathering eggs was especially fun for Natalie and Keith. Feeding animals is always a delight!  We have great photos! 

For each of us us, being with each one of you was a huge blessing.  Dancing with Bryce and Nat, listening to them practice for Cowboy Church, receiving hugs from Deanna, LJ, BJ, and Donivon, and enjoying Laiel's cooking, and riding with Paul -- they are just precious. Loved the teaching on grains, the history of the cowboy, and the Wednesday morning devotional by Tammy.  A special thanks to Chris for doing all of "my stuff" wth Magic...high maintenace, ya know! We all appreciated your expertise in riding and in teaching us to ride as well. Thank you for the teaching of the Word on the trail.  What a blessing. LOVE the Cowboy Bibles!

Lots of sweet memories. Lord bless you all!"

~the Goodman Family,