Top 10 Ranches In North Carolina, The USA - Updated 2023


A state located in the southeastern region of the United States, North Carolina is a state of scenic discovery, boasting plenty of awe-inspiring scenery. It is home to scenic waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and four national forests. North Carolina is also filled with booming music scenes, plenty of shopping and restaurants, as well as activities such as surfing, hiking and zip lining for adventure lovers. Not to mention, you have got to tuck into one of their ranches for a comprehensive North Carolina experience! Get ready to watch wild horses roaming around while you enjoy the laidback ambience of a ranch accommodation. We have rounded up the top ranches in North Carolina, the USA. So get ready to go on an adventure with your loved ones, all at an affordable price.

1. Rustic cabin in the midst of lush greeneries in Marshall (from USD 65)

Situated 7 minutes away from the quaint river town of Marshall and 20 minutes from Asheville, this cabin is a simple and cosy home with a spectacular mountain view. It is surrounded by orchards and gardens and guests are even welcome to pick homegrown fruits and vegetables. The host also offers tours at USD 30 per hour where you get to explore a agroforestry farm owned by them as well. A great spot to unwind, this cabin makes a romantic getaway or even a perfect spot for exploration as it is located near many hiking spots as well.

Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
Marshall, North Carolina, United States
554 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
and very clean and cozy
everything was clean and as expected
the space is clean and all your basic needs met
the cabin was clean easy to find and stayed warm all through the night
great place clean and close to scenic hikes
great hosts that provide an awesome private outdoorsy getaway
awesome hiking trails around and super friendly hosts and neighbors
a wonderful little place with nice wholesome hosts :—)
james and sofia are very sweet and accommodating
we couldn’t be happier with the hosts and their home
the location is great-so close to some phenomenal hikes and cute towns
great location and overall great stay
cozy and unique stay in a great location
it's also very close to some great hiking and asheville
quiet enjoy the sound of the birds in the morning
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2. Modern and spacious carriage house with outdoor porch in Chapel Hill (from USD 105)

Accommodating up to five guests, this spacious carriage house has a total of two bedrooms and four beds. Each bedroom has a dresser and closet, providing you with ample space to store your personal belongings. High-speed wireless internet with Youtube and Netflix, as well as on-site washer and dryer are also provided. The home is also surrounded by woods and trails and is located close to hiking paths where you can spend a day exploring nature and immersing in the serenity. Alternatively, sit by the outdoor covered porch while making use of the outdoor grill to cook up a delicious meal for you and your loved ones. Not to mention, a parking space that fits up to five vehicles is also available right at the front of the carriage house. Do note that the owners have pet dogs, a cat, and Mallard ducks you might find roaming the property - let them know ahead if you’re planning to bring a pet!

Carriage House with Pond and Trails on 32 Acres
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
396 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sofa and beds super comfy and extra blankets if needed
beautiful land and a comfortable house
super clean plenty large enough for 4 full kitchen coffee and a natural alarm clock (2 roosters)
a comfortable quiet well-designed space in lovely countryside near chapel hill
the carriage house is very comfortable
so clean and comforting
super clean and very private
it was clean and had everything we needed
the accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well equipped
the place was clean spacious and comfortable
really lovely place and great hosts
mike & alicia are excellent hosts and we’re very responsive
alicia and mike are great host
absolutely beautiful property and very gracious hosts
they are incredibly responsive and accommodating and the property is gorgeous
close to everything but feels like you're a world away
peace & tranquility in a beautiful setting close to chapel hill area
the location was perfect it was about 15 min from everything we wanted/needed to do
there are trails to walk chickens to see and even cute ducks to feed
we were close to town but really felt like we were away from everything out in the country
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3. Peaceful and quaint farmhouse perfect for animal lovers in Waxhaw (from USD 88)

Located in Waxhaw, this beautiful farmhouse is only minutes away from the downtown Waxhaw, making it a convenient place to stay at. If you are an animal lover, you will be thrilled to know that this place is home to plenty of animals such as horses, donkeys, and goats! Nestled in the woods, this home gives you beautiful views of North Carolina from the outdoor porch. Guests are also allowed to take a walk around the farm and will get the chance to feed the farm animals as well. If you are looking to explore the surroundings, the hosts have also kindly provided two bicycles for their guests.

Fox Farms Little House
Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
369 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were perfect extremely comfortable and we used her local tips for food choices (amazing)
the room was a lot better than we expected
beautifully decorated house with many personal touches and every convenience for a comfortable stay on a beautiful horse farm
it was cozy and the bed was extremely comfortable
clean super comfortable and cozy
the place was very clean spacious and adorably decorated with a southern charm
it was very clean and there were so perfect little touches that made it so special
very quiet and clean enjoyed walking around feeding the animals
the space was super stylish extremely peaceful and very clean
lauren was a great host
lauren was the greatest host
lauren was a wonderful host and communicator
lauren is an amazing host
lauren was very responsive and patient with all my questions
great location away from city but oh so close
this place is super cute and relaxing
this location is only 5 mins from town with plenty of restaurants and a cool little downtown area
i would highly recommend this location
the town is also very cute and calm
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4. Elegant stone house with outdoor pool in Concord (from USD 158)

Decked in stone walls, this one-room home sleeps up to two guests and is fully furnished with a queen-size bed, a mini fridge, and a coffee and tea bar. This home is nestled on an eco-friendly farm with lots of farm animals. A perfect place for all seasons, the stone house comes with a wood-burning stove to keep you warm on colder days and an outdoor pool for you to dip into on warmer days. Not to mention, an outdoor fire pit is also available if you are hoping to organise a barbeque session with your friends. The bathroom, located just steps away from the house, also comes with a rainforest showerhead - talk about being fancy. If you are hoping to explore this beautiful state, the house is also only a short drive away from downtown Concord where you can find plenty of restaurants and shopping spots.

Elegant Stone Greenhouse on 40-Acre Farm
Concord, North Carolina, United States
221 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
lori's place was very clean and modern
the outdoor bathrooms were very nice and clean as was our space
everything was so clean and eye catching
the green house was adorable and very clean
simply amazing warm welcoming different clean exciting
quick responses helpful friendly and a wonderful experience
she was very patient with me with something i had forgotten and was a great host
lori was a great host
the host lori was great and very quick to respond to any questions we had
if there was a problem my host was more than happy to help alleviate the issue
the location is beautiful and great for just relaxing
super close to downtown with restaurants and little shops to go to
beautiful location recommended to all of my friends looking to stay in the area
all the little touches of their charming location really made our stay very enjoyable
i’d recommend anyone looking for a private and peaceful getaway to stay at lori’s location
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5. Swanky and spacious home with salt-water pool in Hurdle Mills (from USD 216)

Sleeping up to eight guests, this luxurious home is located within a farmland and includes a patio where you can chill at with a cup of coffee while immersing in nature. Amenities such as a salt-water pool, hot tub, and entertainment facilities such as a pool table, darts, and Blu-ray player are also available for the guests. Guests can enjoy the whole farm. There’s a stocked pond plus pasture-raised meat and fish products available as well.

Luxury Retreat on Farm with Pool, Hot Tub, Fishing
Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, United States
120 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy cabin set on a beautiful farm
it was clean
the kindness and hospitality of the host and owners was beyond amazing
pat and mike are lovely and generous hosts
they are flexible kind and sincerely wonderful people
the hosts are exceptionally welcoming and communicative and we loved the farm tour
their guest house is beautiful and surprisingly toddler friendly
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6. Rustic barn facing Steep Rock Mountain in Asheboro (from USD 175)

Travelling with your pet? This rustic home is the one for you. Your pet dog can freely run around the property that also features other animals and a pond. While unassuming, the home is fully equipped with basic necessities such as a washing machine, dryer, smart television, as well as wireless internet. With two bedrooms, the cosy home sleeps up to nine guests and has an outdoor porch where you can gather with your loved ones while watching the beautiful sunset over the Steep Rock Mountain. Surrounded by nature, this home makes a great escape with your family or friends.

Great for Travelers with Dogs and or Horses! Or Large Groups! Beautiful Views
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Barn 9 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
it is as clean as humanly possible however and my family felt very comfortable staying there
the hosts were exceptionally friendly
the hosts (key and les) are extremely friendly and accommodating
very beautiful land and exceptional hosts
will definitely use this location again
peaceful location beautiful scenary a wonderful pond to fish and let the dog play in
this place is great if a remote rustic stay is what you are looking for
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7. Magnificent home with a sunroom in Asheville (from USD 684)

An ideal space for large families, this spacious home has a total of 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and room for up to 18 people. With a pond, farm, and hiking trail in the property, this magnificent place is perfect for both adventure and leisure getaways. With a fully equipped kitchen, including a double Thermador oven and a six-burner Thermador range, an outdoor pavilion with fire grill, as well as a sunroom with a ping pong table and 65-inch plasma television, the possibilities at this home are endless!

Huge House with Pond on 55 Acre Horse Farm 10 Minutes from Asheville. Weddings!
47 reviews  Wifi Available
House 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was beautiful and well-stocked from the kitchen to the game room
the beds are all super comfy
all the rooms are spacious / beds all so comfortable
the property was very clean and comfortable for our large group
it was exceptionally clean and very well equipped for meals and family activities
the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and the beds themselves were comfortable
the home is clean and pristine
from the cleanliness to an abundance of firewood everything was perfect
our hosts were the nicest people and the home was gorgeous
the owners are lovely people who really care about your experience
the owners are very responsive and friendly
the homeowners are incredibly responsive and gracious
they were the best - great place and great hosts
great location near asheville
the house is also very central and easy access to everything around asheville
the farm is close to west asheville and an easy drive to restaurants hiking and attractions
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8. Secluded and cosy farm cottage in Wilmington (from USD 178)

A cosy cottage overlooking horse pastures and ponds, this secluded home sleeps up to five guests and is only a short walk to the shopping and restaurant district. A fire pit is also situated right outside of the home, making for a perfect place to chill while enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The host will also be providing coffee and marshmallows for the guests to roast by the fire pit. Guests are also welcome to stop by the farm to check out the animals, such as horses. Alternatively, head to the nearby nature trail for a morning walk.

Cozy Farm Cottage, 17 Acre Horse Farm, Ponds, & Tranquil secluded setting!
39 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furniture soft bedding and linens and the kitchen has every amenity you could need
house was clean and everything we needed was there
the owner was kind and attentive to us responding quickly to any questions
extremely easy dealing with owner and grounds keeper
the owner has thought of so much to ensure your stay is perfect
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9. Remodeled 100-year-old home in Lillington (from USD 162)

Located southwest of the town of Lillington, this remodeled home is 15 minutes away from Campbell University and 20 minutes away to Fort Bragg. It is situated on 62 acres (25 hectares) of farmland with animals such as horses. Decked in neutral brown tones, the interior of the home exudes a cosy ambience, making it a great home away from home. There is also an outdoor porch where you can sit by while watching the beautiful sunset. Sleeping up to six guests, this place makes a perfect spot for a family getaway.

Farmhouse on 62 acres - Beautiful Views - Near Campbell Univ. and Ft. Bragg
49 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and nice amenities
it is clean tidy and comfortable with all the amenities you would expect from your family visit
house was very clean and comfortable
the house and property was beautiful and clean
we felt right at home and the house was incredibly clean and very comfortable with everything we needed
the home was clean and everything was convenient
darrell was a wonderful host and very accommodating and available
great experience in a superior home and the owner who makes you feel like a family
we loved everything about it the owner was hands on and made everything run smoothly for us
owner's were very kind and welcoming
darrell is a perfect host and made sure that we had everything that we needed
the location was perfect for our family to meet after campbell's graduation
this location was perfect peaceful serene and the house was well stocked
perfect place for family
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10. Restored farmhouse built in 1940 in Denton (from USD 175)

A farmhouse built in 1940, this inviting home has been recently restored. It is situated in a family-run farm where you can visit the animals, go fishing, or enjoy a picnic. Sleeping up to four guests, the house has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker, as well as a back deck with a fire pit and a charcoal grill available. It is conveniently located close to many tourist attractions such as Uwharrie National Forests, Morrow Mountain State Park, and NC Zoo. This home also makes a great escape from the bustling city life and offers plenty of outdoor activities like kayaking and fishing.

Peaceful Acres Farmhouse at Fine Family Farm
15 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

An escape from the bustling city life

A state with plenty of magnificent scenic views, North Carolina is a great destination that also offers plenty of dining options, outdoor activities, and cultural spots. However, North Carolina also makes a great place to recharge in the countryside. Immerse in nature and stay at a ranch, enjoying the company of animals and going back to basics.

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