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The Grove River Ranch facilities include a luxury rental river-front cabin, bunk house lodging, a mini-campground with hook-ups and horse high lines, primitive group tent camping with picnic shelter on the river, hiking and horse trails, a stocked fishing pond, indoor arena, indoor round pen, and lighted outdoor arena.

The rate sheet is not published on this web site because rates are subject to change and seasonal specials are offered during the year.  Contact CJ to request a copy of the current rate sheet and ask about specials.




Click on this link to view a short video of the rental cabin and surroundings.

This private, scenic two bedroom, two bath cabin sits on a small bluff over the river. The noisy shoals can be seen and heard from the bedroom deck.  The front deck features a screened porch with hot tub, rocking chairs, and a peaceful view of the stocked fishing pond. On the west side of the cabin is a grilling deck and stone fire ring for bon fires. 


Inside, the cabin has central heat and a/c, gas log fireplace, satellite TV, premium channels, DVD and VHS players,kitchen fully stocked with small appliances and cookware, washer-dryer, linens, and Wi-Fi on the premises.  Four occupants maximum in the cabin, no pets, no smoking.

Click on this link to download the cabin rental agreement.


Click on this link to visit our cabin's Facebook page, and "like" us while you are there!

For  families and groups of more than four people looking for more economical lodging, click on the link below to view the Bunk House in the stables. 


The pond at the cabin is well stocked with bass, catfish and bream, and features a fishing dock at each end. Keep what you catch!

If you tire of relaxing in scenic privacy, you will find many other things to do on our "Area Attractions" page.

To receive more information about lodging and camping, to receive a current rate sheet, or to check availability and upcoming specials, please call 706-677-0072, or email


The campground is open year round, has six water and electric hookups (30 amp and 110volt), fire rings, and picnic tables. The paved pads range from 45' to 60' in length.  Climate-controlled full bath and laundry facilities are located in the stables. A dump station is located behind the indoor arena.  Bagged ice is sold on site.  Reservations are required. Contact CJ for rate sheet and availability. All campers with horses must have a signed waiver on file, proof of negative coggins on each horse, and agree to abide by all ranch rules.

There are small clearings behind each site for those who wish to camp with their horses using a high line or portable corrals. Horses are not allowed to be tied to the trailers in the campground at any time.  Please be familiar with the camping rules prior to your arrival.  Click on the link below to open and download the .pdf document.  Stalls and sheltered run pens are also available at the ranch.

Primitive tent camping for groups is located at the picnic shelter on the river.  The shelter has a brick charcoal grill at the far end, and a large brick fire ring for bon fires.  Please be prepared to pack out your own trash - dumpsters are not provided because they attract hungry critters!

Click on this link to view a video clip of the river next to the primitive group camping area.


Click on this link to view and download the campground policies and rules.

Click on this link to view and download ranch rules.


Click on this link to take a virtual horseback tour of the river trail on a Paso Fino mare - turn up your sound!

We do not rent horses to the general public.  However, day riders with their own horses are welcome to trailer in and use the arenas, trails, and picnic areas, by appointment only, for a grounds fee of $10/horse. There is a $30 minimum on the use of the indoor arena during the day, $50 minimum for evening use and running the lights. Ranch guests do not pay a facility fee.  Trails will be temporarily closed during very wet conditions for the protection of riders, horses and natural resources. Trails may also be closed during event weekends and on a few managed hunt days.   Day riders must call first to confirm trails and facilities are open, let us know the approximately time of arrival, have a signed waiver on file, bring proof of negative coggins, and agree to abide by all ranch and trail rules. Links to the downloadable trail rules and the trail map are listed below.  Due to mountainous terrain on some trails, use of a breast collar is highly recommended! Please indicate if you would like to ride in the indoor arena so it can be properly watered down prior to your arrival.

Click on this link to view and download the trail rules and etiquette.

The horse and hiking trail system consists of ten plus miles of a variety of terrain and scenery with picnic areas in many locations and flat sandy frontage on the Grove River. Most of the trails are single-track through the woods. The trails on the north side of the property also have good footing and pretty scenery, but they are more challenging - narrower single track with lots of curves, elevation changes, and water crossings. The trail sections for intermediate and advanced riders are marked in yellow, blue bypass trails or the gravel/dirt roads may be preferred by novice trail riders. The link to download your color-coded map and trail rules is above.   A small obstacle course has been added on the trail system as an optional spur trail.  Additional obstacles are available to be set up at the indoor and outdoor arenas. 

Click on this link to view a video of more photos of our trails.

If you are interested in organizing a moonlight trail ride, mother-daughter retreat, girls only camp-ride, or other event for your club or group, contact CJ for rates and availability.


CJ Farmer
345 Hickory Flat Drive
Gillsville, GA 30543
home/office 706-677-0072 or cell/text 770-540-8380