Southern Cross Guest Ranch - All-Inclusive Horseback Riding Vacation Ranch in Georgia, USA!

Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison / Georgia
German website

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-around guest ranch, horse farm, and bed & breakfast conveniently nestled one hour east of Atlanta, GA.

North America > USA > Georgia > Madison

Central Georgia's Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta.
Map Georgia

Additional information about the area

Excursions: In addition to enjoying life on the ranch, it’s nice to know that you can find many other activities and attractions in the area to meet the interests of everyone in your party. Please use the link to "local attractions" on our website to see what our area has to offer.

Traveling by car:
From Atlanta (1 hour)
Take I-20 East to exit 114
Turn Right on Hwy 441 South, go 2-1/2 mile
Turn Left on Crawford Road, go 1 mile to “T”
Turn Right on Bethany Church Road
SCR is just over 1 mile on your left at 1670 Bethany Church Rd. (look for paved drive, tan metal barn, and many horses.
Please follow the drive and signage to the main house.
Traveling by plane:
Atlanta (ATL) airport is the most popular option and is just over an hour drive by car.
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Fishing, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Lake/river for swimming, Golf course, Tennis court

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Canoeing / Kayaking
Trail Riders
Trail Riders
The Relaxing Pool
The Relaxing Pool
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


B & B for Horses, Breeding Company, Dude/Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Ranch Resort, Farm, Riding Stable, B & B for Horsemen, Western Riding Stable, Hotel for Horsemen
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 6 & up

General description:

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-around guest ranch, horse farm, and bed & breakfast conveniently nestled one hour east of Atlanta, GA.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Round pen
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

The ranch features over 200 acres of wooded trails and pastures for riding. We also have a lighted outdoor arena and round pen.

More details of the property

Horseback riding is the featured activity at Southern Cross. The climate in Georgia is great for horseback riding year around and the riding program even allows you to ride unguided when appropriate.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Horseshoe pitching
  • Fishing
  • Bike rental
  • Massage

Additional Animals on the property

Home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses, the ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up
Riding (trained for / saddle):
Western, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Ride on your own
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
    Minimum age for Trail Rides:
    age 6 & up
    Riding experience:
    No restriction
    Demand on rider:
    average demands
    Big/Heavy Riders:
    max. 120 kg - 260 lbs
    Accommodations for guest horses
    Distance to the Accommodation:
    The Riding stables are on the property directly.
    Kind of accommodation:
    Indoor boxes - closed stable

    Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
    General information of the Training:
    Trained Horses available, Private Lessons
    Riding Lessons for:
    For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
    Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
    age 6 & up
    Riding Classes / Lessons
    Western Riding, Recreational riding
    Guest lodgings

    16 comfortable guest rooms, private bathroom, internet, pool, hot tub and dining

    >10 Single / double room(s) :
    no details
    4 Multi-bedded room(s):
    All rooms feature at least a King bed, TV, DVD, private bathroom, air conditioning, phone, and free wireless internet.
    5 Parking space for Motor Homes / Campers :
    no details
    Amenities - special features:
    Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
    Kind of Catering:
    • Self-Catering
    • Breakfast on request obligatory
    • Full-board on request obligatory
    • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
    • Wholesome food
    More information of the Catering:
    Our meals are served buffet style 3 times daily and feature a delicious mix of international cuisine as well as local favorites.
    General information of the accommodation
    Special features:
    Dogs permitted, No smoking, Pool available, Whirlpool/hot tub, Phone, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service
    More information of the accommodation:
    All rooms feature at least a King bed, TV, DVD, private bathroom, air conditioning, phone, and free wireless internet.

    Rates and contact

    Rates of the accommodation

    Rates of the mult-bedded room:
    from: 190,00 Euro / Day
    to: 285,00 Euro / Day

    Rates of the Horses for rent

    Rates for renting a Horse:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.

    Rates Guest Horses

    Boarding fee:
    15,00 Dollar per day/horse
    Feeding fee:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
    Southern Cross Guest Ranch
    First name:
    Last name:
    + 1 706 342-8027
    + 1 706 342-8114

    You can contact us with the following languages:
    German, English

    We are available by telephone 9am-6pm Daily. You may also visit our website or email anytime.

    E-Mail address: Inquiry

    Company: Southern Cross Guest Ranch
    Zip/Postal Code: 30650
    Street: 1670 Bethany Church Rd.
    Country: USA -- Georgia -- Madison
    Phone: + 1 706 342-8027