Smoky mountain lodging

Welcome to Meadow Creek Mountain.

Whether you’re searching for a secluded, rustic cabin rental for your next mountain getaway, or you’re looking for the perfect place to hold a family reunion, destination wedding, or wellness retreat, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch has something for everyone.
Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

Your home away from home in the Eastern Tennessee Appalachian Mountains!

Welcome to Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch. Located at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee, we’re an off-the-beaten-path destination for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains. From lodging, cabin rentals, tent and RV camping to hiking, horseback riding, horse boarding, and trail riding, we’re an ideal destination for horse and nature enthusiasts alike.

Vacation with Your Horses & Pets

Bringing a horse with you? We have a well-kept, 20-stall barn for horse boarding. We’re also a pet-friendly establishment, meaning you can bring the family dog too.

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Many Accomodations

We have so many ways to accommodate guests! Book one of our cabins, hook up your RV at a campsite or book at our well appointed lodge. We promise you’ll enjoy your stay.

Extensive Riding & Hiking Trails for All Levels

Explore our many horseback riding trails, which vary in difficulty. We welcome adventure seekers and technical riders alike, including competitive trail riders.
Trail Rides

See the Smokies on Horseback

Our Smoky Mountain lodging is conveniently situated right by numerous trailheads, giving you instant access to the beauty of the Cherokee National Forest. Our trails range from simple and short to long and technical, welcoming riders of all calibers. Whether you’re looking to stroll through the mountains, taking it all in or you’re practicing your competitive trail riding skills, we offer the perfect opportunity to see the mountains as you’ve never experienced them before.
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Rustic Doesn't Mean Rough

Nestled right in the mountains, we offer visitors a number of lodging options, so they can make camp in the way that’s right for them. Rough it in a tent, hook up your RV, or ask us about our cozy Smoky Mountain cabin rentals! We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you, your family, your pets and even your horses, feel accommodated. Our enthusiastic staff treat every guest like family. Whether you’re sipping on a cup of coffee in our on-site café, or hiking the endless trails that surround the property, we promise an experience you won’t forget.

On Site Cafe

Grab dinner or our famous homemade pizza at the Crazy Horse Cafe. Open seasonally.

Live Music

Bluegrass under the stars? Local stars in the afternoon? It's all here.

Saloon

Enjoy a cold beer after a long day of mountain adventures. Open seasonally

Trail Access

Endless miles of trails for hiking, biking, or riding are just steps away

On Site Cafe

Grab dinner or our famous homemade pizza at the Crazy Horse Cafe. Cafe is open seasonally.

Live Music

Bluegrass under the stars? Local stars in the afternoon? It's all here. Check the events page for details.

Saloon

Enjoy a cold beer after a long day of mountain adventures. Open seasonally

Cozy Bath House

Hot showers and rest rooms available for RV & Tent Campers in our bath house​

Trail Access

Endless miles of trails just steps from your door!

Sparkling Pool

Chill out by our sparkling pool, open seasonally during warm weather

Cozy Bath House

Hot showers and rest rooms available for RV & Tent Campers in our bath house​

Sparkling Pool

Chill out by our sparkling pool. Open seasonally during warm weather.

Sand Riding Arena

Warm up before the trails or school some jumps in our sand arena.

18 Stall Barn & Turnouts

Keep your equine companion comfy in our 18-stall barn with fans.

Sand Riding Arena

Warm up before the trails or school some jumps in our sand arena.

18 Stall Barn & Turnouts

Keep your equine companion comfy in our 18-stall barn with fans.

Pet Friendly

No need to leave your best friend home. We're completely pet-friendly!
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Our History

Born from a group of horsewomen seeking a place to retire where they could support each other as they age, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch is now a destination to be enjoyed by all.  Click below to learn more about our history, and see what the future holds for us. 

For a wonderful introduction to the Smoky Mountains and comfortable, cozy amenities that you’ll enjoy each day you stay with us, there’s no time to waste in booking with Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch. 

From the beautiful scenery, to the mountain air, to the winding trails that run through them, there’s no better way to explore the Great Smoky Mountains than on the back of a horse. Start your adventure!

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Fill out the form below to get in touch with us or plan your next mountain vacation.
about

Our History

Born from a group of horsewomen seeking a place to retire where they could support each other as they age, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch is now a destination to be enjoyed by all.  Click below to learn more about our history, and see what the future holds for us. 

Reserve

Welcome Home

Fill out the form below to get in touch with us or plan your next mountain vacation.
Views

Check Out These Spectacular Views

Whether it's our horses galloping on the rolling hills or the incredible panoramic views you'll find along the miles of trails adjoining the property, Meadow Creek Mountain has no shortage of stunning vistas.
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Events

Host Your Event on the Mountain

From equestrian events to weddings, corporate retreats, and family reunions, Meadow Creek Mountain is the ideal destination.
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Reunions & Retreats
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People are Talking About Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch

Here are just a few of the many great things our guests have had to say about their visit to Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch
5/5

“Rustic in the BEST Sense of the Word!”

This is a picturesque property off the beaten path in the Smokies. The lodge has a rustic feel in the best meaning of the word--it's extremely clean and has everything needed. The property has amazing views of the mountains and horse pastures (you can purchase trail rides here). Lynn and all staff give great Southern hospitality. The cafe has delicious homemade food and beer at low prices. The campsite is also beautiful with plenty of space for yourself. Within a day trip of Asheville, Bryson City, Gatlinburg, and other Smokies locations. Hiking trails start on the property.
Ed
May 2020
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5/5

“Charmed by our stay!”

We were delightfully surprised to find such a warm and welcoming environment! The lodge is on a farm that boards and trains horses, so the setting was beautiful. There was live bluegrass music outside as well as a bonfire and a simple bar you could buy drinks at. It was also lovely waking up and seeing the sun rise over the mountains, being greeted by horses and a sweet farm cat, and enjoying some peace and quiet. While it’s a little off the beaten path, I really recommend staying here and hope to visit again! We were so charmed by our stay!
Christina
Oct. 2022
Christina
5/5

“You need to experience it for yourself!”

Our dog was welcomed and had fun meeting the cat and horses. Lynn and the staff are wonderful - please take time to talk with them! The lodge was clean and we enjoyed Kim's dinners at the cafe. Once the word of Kim's cooking gets out maybe they can do breakfast also. The views, the location - hard to describe other than beautiful - you need to experience it for yourself! The lodge was nice and the other guests were very friendly.
Robert
Oct. 2021
Robert