Jayell Ranch

  • Horseback Riding
  • Zipline Tours
  • ATV Rides
  • Extreme Mountain Tubing

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5 Star Rating: Excellent  Based on 267 Customer Reviews

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Loved Jayell

Absolutely LOVED riding with them today!! Our guide was absolutely amazing and the horses were absolutely awesome!! I am a timid rider and my horse Dan was awesome and took good care of me. My sister and 2 yr old rode double on Haus and he was a total gem. My mom who has never rode got to ride Tonka and he as well was good as gold. I highly recommend them!! Amazing experience!!! We will definitely be back!!!

- By Kayla on

Great time at Jayell Ranch

This is a great family owned ranch. The horses were beautiful and well taken care of. Our guide Harold was great. He was fun, engaging and took great care of my 8 year old niece who had never ridden before. The horses were all great. Our family had an enjoyable time even though neither of us had experience riding. The zip lines were also a lot of fun. Great time altogether.

- By Danais Perez on

Best part of my vacation.

I absolutely love my horse back ride on "Blue" and even found out he is a bit of a movie and tv star. We had a great guide. The scenery was amazing. I cant wait to do it again.

- By Sharon Leforce on

Enjoyed our time here!

My family had a wonderful time! I don’t enjoy riding that much but the trails were good and they gave me a very laid back horse. Guide was friendly and talked to us a lot during the ride. I would recommend this place to anyone!

- By Monnie D on

My kids had the best time!

My son and niece had the best time. We got to ride during the sunset and it was amazing! It was a great price for the ride.


Jayell Ranch is the best!! Love this ranch!

BEST STAFF EVER!!! We had the best time ever! We have been to many riding stables but Jayell Ranch was by far the best! All the horses are gorgeous and well taken care of. I can't say enough about how friendly and fun the staff are! I highly recommend this experience!

- By Gaughf family on

Great first time experience

For a couple of first timers, we really enjoyed the workers, the horses (especially Tonka and Haus), the tour and ourselves. Basically, we enjoyed the entire experience. After the tour, Ben's first comment was "everyone is so pleasant". I am telling everyone I know about the experience and have already recommended it to one of our friends. We will be back in May and will definitely do this again. Ben would like to also do the ziplines, but I think I can talk him in to the ATV rides instead. ;) Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend the ranch to anyone. Thanks to everyone for a memorable first time experience!!!!

- By Kay Charles and Ben Reynolds on

Best ride for kids and best prices!

Excellent trail ride with RC as our guide. It was my girls first horseback/trail ride and my 6yo was so comfortable on Shiloh, she left feeling so confident! The horses were great and the staff friendly and helpful. Also the best price anywhere around for a kid doubling with an adult ($10 vs $45!). We will be back!

- By Susan Peek on

Fun experience

I thought the people were really friendly and warm and they made you feel comfortable with the Zipline and the horses even if it was your first time doing it and riding the atv were really fun

- By Celia N on

Lisa was great trail guide!

We had so much fun! Lisa was a great trail guide even when Dan wanted to roll around. Lol. She got me right back on and back on the trail. Thank you!

- By LeaAnn Covington on

I Love Jayell Ranch!

This ranch is the best! It was my first time horseback riding and I instantly fell in love! The staff is wonderful, the horses are beautiful, and the views are amazing! It was an experience that I will never forget!

- By Cynthia Dahl on

Loved the ride

I liked the atmosphere and the people but paid for an hour ride and only rode for 30 minutes

- By Teresa Weaver on

Best in the area.

Hadn't been on a horse for over 40 years. Our guide Wayne was very patient. There were just three of us on our trail ride as we got there early. Truly relaxing ride with plenty of chat between us and Wayne. I would come back here in a heartbeat. Staff were helpful and friendly from start to finish.

- By Roger Crawford on

We will come back again to Jayell Ranch! alot of f

We had a wonderful time horseback Riding and the Zipllines were really fun! I highly recommend Jayell Ranch!! My daughter and Husband really enjoyed our visit to this Ranch! very friendly and enjoyed their help with the horses since we never rode a horse they helped you to be comfortable on the horses

- By Therese Ramey on

Jayell Ranch is awesome!

Jayell is awesome because the staff is amazing,nice,and very instructing. They made sure everyone was fine a all times.The horseback riding was amazing. It doesn't matter if you are an expert or a beginner.If you have no clue what to do they will make sure you at least have an idea of how to ride a horse when you leave.

- By Katlyn Wilson on

Great price great staff. Well trained staff

I rode a horse named smokie. Beautiful white horse well-trained and well-mannered. The guide was absolutely awesome. Zipline crew Annie Craig Taylor or Tyler I can't remember which very informative made them aware I have a heart condition they made me feel very very comfortable highly recommend plan on going back again. Great job guys thank you very much

- By Mitchell. Crowe on

Jayell Ranch is the place to be!!!

I absolutely loved riding the trail at Jayell Ranch!!
My friends and I came out 09/10/19 to go horseback back riding. It had been a while since any of us rode but the guides are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about the horses and their personalities. JC(?), our guide made the ride a great experience.
I rode Midnight, a gorgeous Tennessee Walker and he's the best.
I absolutely recommend this ranch and hope to come back soon.

- By Beverly Switz on

Great Ziplines

My two daughters and I had a great time on the Ziplines. Guides were friendly and fun. Water was provided at every other zip. I loved the no reservations because we just showed up when we were ready. I got photos of us ziplining for a reasonable price. I have two complaints. The zipling guides make server’s wages which I wouldn’t know unless the guides told me. Why would I think that they make server’s wages? They are not servers. After paying over $160 for the three of us to go ziplining, I had to tip the guides or else they wouldn’t make any money. The guides are responsible for the patron’s safety. I would think you would want to pay them a decent wage. Second complaint is that a patron in our zipling group was clearly over the weight limit by several pounds. My husband didn’t join us because he is about ten pounds over the 275 weight limit which is clearly marked on the website and when you walk up to sign the waiver and pay. Why have rules if you are not going to follow them? The over the weight limit patron went down all zips without any problems which means my husband could have joined us. Overall, we had a great time. Would definitely recommend this place.

- By Jamie G on

Ziplines where fantastic

Done all 6 Ziplines. It was so much fun. Guides AJ and Bananas where the best. So friendly and helpful not to mention funny. If you’re looking for a Great time then this is the place.

- By Judy Bowman on

Amazing staff!

I have issues with walking, the staff was amazing at helping get to the places I needed to go so I could participate with my family. RC and Nathan where so helpful. RC was amazing with helping me get on the horse
(Oreo) & took the time to make sure that I was comfortable and safe.Some may say the prices are a little high. But, you get a great experience for your money. This is a definitely a must do family activity! 5????? from us!!

- By Mary Morgan on

So much fun!

We visited yesterday and it immediately became the highlight of our vacation! Our horses were sweet and our guide, Sam was great! He took the time to talk to my son to make sure he knew how to control his horse and stay safe. He joked with him and made us all comfortable. We had a great ride! I took 4 teens and an 8 year old and they were still talking about this experience when we went to bed last night. We will definitely be back!

- By Kari White on

We love this riding stable!

Last September my father, myself, and my 3 year old daughter went here. I've done other stables but this one is amazing. Not only was the tour guide knowledgeable, but the visit was beautiful! My daughter still talks about "her" horse Soro that she and grandpa rode together. We'll be back in October!

- By Lauren Boylan on


Overall we had a good experience! Our tour guide was very pleasant and nice. We were able to do a private ride with just our family. Although we didn’t get to go on the original trail due to rain earlier in the week, we were still pleased by our tour. Everyone we encountered were very hospitable.

- By Latrina Singleton on

Horseback Riding

This was so awesome!! I loved the ride and the guides were so helpful! Definetly would visit again

- By Megan Smith on

Best Ranch in the Area!!

First off, the website is very helpful with signing the paperwork ahead of time to save a few minutes, plus you get $5 off and save trees! My son did the ziplining first, and Sunshine was amazing with him. He rode all 6 ziplines and had the biggest smile! My daughter rode the horses, and Sam was extremely caring and sweet with her to calm her down when she was a bit frightened. The whole staff at Jayell have huge smiles, and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I suggest getting there early like we did so it isn't as crowded. Driving up the hill to park can make you a bit nervous with the gravel, but we made it just fine in my small SUV. Definitely give it a try, you won't regret it!!

- By Candice Williams on

Highly Recommend this place!!!

My Husband and I came here while celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary 3 years ago :-) It was very fun and we've been wanting to come back and have been recommending this place to everyone we know visiting Tennessee.

We are coming back next month and are super excited.

- By Monikah Massey on

Awesome Experience!

The staff at check-in were super friendly. We went horseback riding and the guides were awesome! They made sure we were comfortable on the horses and explained how to direct the horses along the path, so if you're not an experienced rider you should feel very comfortable when you leave the stable. Sam was our guide, and was great! He made sure we were ok and helped if anyone needed it! We will definitely be back & highly recommend Jayell Ranch!

- By Jennifer on

Great staff

The staff at jayells is great! Blake and chopo were our zipline guides and they were excellent! The horseback ride was a lot of fun too. The horses are so sweet and trained well. The ATV was so hot and Dusty and for the place having 250 acres they could of spread it out better that the horseback rides don't cross paths with the ATVs, we had to shut off ATVs several times and bake in sun. It's a lot to do all in 1 day, I'd recommend splitting it up so you can enjoy each activity more.

- By Dave Iavagnilio on

ATV Ride

My family rode the 4 wheelers this morning and had a great time. We got there around 9:15am and we signed a waiver before we got there so there was no line and the process was easy. Our guide Romando was friendly and experienced and explained everything we needed to know to have a fun and safe time.

- By Susan Bullock on

We will be back!

Very friendly staff! Great setting too. Drew was our guide on the UTV and was lots of fun. We had a great time and will be back. 100% positive experience - highly recommend. We visited 06/30/2019

- By Greg & Melissa Martin on


Awesome experience! We did the Horseback, zip line and ATV all of our tour guides were AWESOME! They definitely made the experiences easygoing and fun !

- By Christy Worden on

Great time

We did the horse and atv combo was my girls first time on atv and she loved it!!! Wish it could have been a faster ride as in speed.
The horses were good as well we had a experienced rider with us and he gave the ride a thumbs up.
I would go back again for sure...also the zip lines looked long and fast.

- By Ross Scott on

This place is a MUST on your list of things to do!

The experience here was AMAZING. The views are beautiful but the staff is what really made our trip awesome. So sweet & kind! Made us feel completely safe. Our 6 year old son loved it so much he wanted to be first down the ziplines. If you are looking for a great place to go ziplining and it be kid friendly then look no further!!!

- By Jennifer Worrell on

We loved it here!!!

We loved Jayell Ranch, because we had so much fun. Jessie took us on the ATV and UTV tour, and was very helpful. He even stopped to take our family picture. It's rare that we are all in one picture together. We were able to make so many family memories. We liked the muddy trails.

Then, Megan took us on the horseback riding trails. She did great. I had a special needs daughter that they were very cautious with, and it put this mama at ease. She rode Trigger that was very calm for her. Also my five year old rode with her dad. Surprisingly, this was my first time ever riding a horse as well. I didn't have any issues. Now, Megan got off to help some of the others, and well her horse left, so she walked the entire trip back...many kudos for her. Thanks to all those at Jayell Ranch that made all 3 of my daughters enjoy their day!!!

- By Holly Jackson on

We love Jayell Ranch!

Jayell ranch is great! My husband and I went horseback riding with our four kids and we had a great time. They have a small petting zoo for the kids along with a little zip line/playground for while you’re waiting. The horseback ride was an hour and the guide was great! Our guide’s name was Kristen.

- By Amy on

Plenty to do all day.

We had a good time at the ranch today. We were able to ride utvs, horseback ride, and zip line. It is a little disorganized, and the wait times were long. But once you are able to do an activity it was great. Jesse with the horses was wonderful and helpful.

- By Mindy Lee on

I Love Jayell Ranch!!!!!

The staff is amazing!!! My 5 year old son and I had a great time today horseback riding. Leroy was the perfect horse for my son. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

- By Angie on

Making it a must stop Everytime we visit the mount

The horses back riding was great. The staff was friendly. If you get the guide who looks like Abe Lincoln your in for a treat. Very nice guy...

- By Chris Davenport on

Amazing staff

Jayell Ranch had the best customer service. Our zipline guides were fun and Abe Lincoln was a bunch of fun on our horseback ride. We will come again!

- By Yolanda on

Jesse is an awesome guide!

We had to wait a bit longer than expected for our ATV tour but it was WORTH THE WAIT! Jesse made it a great trip, stopped to allow pictures and even took them for us, and gave us some great memories!! Would highly recommend!

- By Brooke Dalton on


I’m a bigger girl, and I was really worried about the experience for that reason. But everyone was nothing but kind! And the horse I rode was strong and sure-footed. Our guide Adam was amazing, and the trail is muddy and the perfect length. It was definitely worth the money and the little bit of a wait.

- By Breanna House on

Awesome time at Jayell Ranch May 2019

We had an awesome time with guide Jesse on the ATV trail! Took great care of us & very patient with us all!! Loved the mud pit!! Also Laurie’s first time ziplining & loved every minute of it!! All staff was great & very nice!!!

- By Stacey Bailey & Laurie Moore on

Had a great time!

1st time zip lining. Jose and Randy were great and made our experience fantastic! Would definitely do it again. Then we went on a guided ATV tour with Jesse. He was a great guide and helped with tips on how to drive through the deep ruts, hills and mud. I would give this a great ???? up experience!

- By Tonia Gednalske on

Great time on UTV ride

Jesse was a great guide on the UTV ride.He was entertaining, took pictures, and was the best in every way!

- By Jolene Goodenberger on

Best time ever

This place it very kid friendly and fun.I did my first ATV ride ever with Mr.jesse are guider he is super nice and fun.for my first time driveling the atv it was fun when you go when he ask about pro or the devils place aka the mud pit do the mud pit it was fun we got muddy.I give this place a ??????????.


- By Parker,Mallory,Tifni,Jason simpson on

ATV Ride was Awesome

My son and I went on the ATV ride with Ernie as our guide. He was awesome!!! If you think its expensive, it's worth every penny! The experience is awesome but Ernie made the experience, one of a lifetime. Great Times!!

- By Jeff Faccone on

We love Jayell Ranch

Easter Sunday was a blast at Jayell . Was not disappointed Jess was fabulous with the youngest boy he came off the horse like he was a cowboy n won’t stop talking about his horse. Ernie was amazing on the ATV ride he made our experience! n the zip line the only regret we have is we only did the 3 should of def did the 6 lines sorry can’t remember our 2 guides names but they made it a great experience too. Got to give Jayell a ???? n to all the hard workers that make your visit the best

- By Heidi V on

Great family fun!

Our guide Ernie was super friendly, courteous and helpful. He even took pics and videos of our ride for us. Great view and some good mud holes!

- By Chad on

Neat trails.... slow pace

We had a group of eight 24 year old’s on the ATV trails who could ride. It was raining that day and muddy which made the course trails more challenging. However, I didn’t take my ATV out of 2nd gear because our tour guide went painfully slow, even with wet/muddy trails.
I was under the impression we were going to ride and not just sightsee.

- By Hunter H on

4 wheeler

Ernest was our guide. Very professional and did a great job on the tour. Trails give you a good variety of open field to woods and tight turns. If your a beginner to a experienced rider you will have a great time on the trails.

- By Brad Parish on

We conquered Jayell Ranch!!!!!

I would definitely recommend Jayell Ranch to family and friends because of Ernie. Ernie went above and beyond what we expected. I don't have much to say about Jayell Ranch as a whole except for the attractions it offers is dynamic, but Ernie (our guide) made it All worth it on the ATV tour. The guys that guided us on the Aipline was also family, friendly oriented also.The guys were very patient and answered any questions we had, and also very articulate with the instructions that we were given. My family (of 8) will definitely return for more excitement at Jayell's Ranch.

- By Danielle Hannibal on

Fun time!

Our ATV croup had ana amazing time yesterday with our guide Jessie. It had rained a lot so safety was of the utmost importance. After Jessie had gone over all the do’s and donts and after he saw how each one of us handled the ATVs we were able to loosen up a bit and we had a blast. We got to go through some pretty exciting terrain including some deep water and steep inclines. It was the best hour we spent. We really got our money’s worth!! Thanks Jessie for an excellent ride!!!

- By Lee WIlliams on

Awesome-Great outdoor experience!!!

My wife and I did horseback riding and zip line and both were awesome experience with a lot of fun. We were a little reluctant about zip line but so happy we did it. Jason was our horseback riding tour guide and he was funny and entertaining. Horses were very friendly and easy to ride. The entire staff was great. We will definitely come back.

- By Darin Carroll on

Neat Place!

Jayell Ranch was a pretty neat place. However I suggest going early.. we got there around 11 and the wait times for horseback riding and ziplining were hours! The concession was nice and the outside play areas and animals were cool... Loved sitting in the swings around the fire pit! One more thing I would suggest for Jayell Ranch to invest in is an intercom system so that the guides can call your number and you can actually hear them.. we had to constantly keep checking to see when it was our turn! But I do recommend for family fun!

- By Renee on

Awesome Time!

Our ATV host was Ernie. He was a Florida boy like us and gave us one hell of an ATV experience! Top notch excitement and hospitality. Then we Ziplined with Collin and Brantley. Great bunch of boys! Even though I was scared to death they were awesome and helped me through my “bucket list “ experience. I would encourage anyone to try them first! Class act all the way!

- By Susan Wilson on

What a Beautiful Ride

Best experience my family of four has ever experienced together! Our guide Jason did a fantastic job multitasking even if he may not have felt that way! Thank you for taking the time to make my kids feel so comfortable!

- By Haley Driver on


We had a great experience at Jayell Ranch! The horseback ride and zipline tour was well worth the trip from Ohio. Our zipline guide Dylan was awesome. We'd like to link on FB... Dylan where you at?

- By BGSU Crew on

ATV Riding Was Awesome

Highly recommended. We drove Honda Rancher 4 wheelers. For an hour we rode on 4 trails and they were a blast. The folks are professional and they quickly determine your skill level and gauge your trail to your riding capability. For only reasonable drivers, we had a surprisingly challenging ride. We drove through deep ruts, over tree roots, up and down steep inclines, through mud, just solid fun. Ask for Pops, he was really great to ride with keeping everyone in the group together. Nice folks.

- By Joe Schmitz on

Trail riding

We just recently went on a trail ride at Jayell ranch with our six kids, even though we rode in the rain it was well worth it!! The guide was helpful and friendly along with the rest of the staff.. the horses they put us on were great super sweet. We will definitely come again!

- By Patricia Hollis on

We love Jayell Ranch

This was our first trip with our 3 year old granddaughter, daughter, son & law and his Mom. Our guide Jason was completely Awesome! We will come back! A 5 star recommendation!

- By Swindle on

Awesome experience

I just wanted to say that my family and I really appreciate the wonderful experience that we were given today at the ranch. Our oldest daughter(8 years old) has been dying to ride a horse so we decided to let her live her dream on this trip to the smokies. We decided on Jaylee ranch mainly because of the great reviews and the ranch did not disappoint. However I would have to say that the best part of the ride, day, trip, and maybe even the best experience with people I have ever been a part of, would have to have been when the ride began. We had just all been untied and started to head for the trail when my daughter became terrified because the guides horse was acting a little crazy. My first thought was we haven’t even left the stable and she is not going to ride the horse. This is when the wonderful happened. The guide, named Adam, jump off of the crazy horse gave him to another ranch hand and proceeded to guide my daughters horse the entire Trailby foot. And might I add that the trail was up and down and covered in 6 niche plus of mud. This made my daughters whole trip and showed the rest of us that there are still good peopl in this world. Thanks for the great memories and if you are on the fence about this place give it a try it is wonderful. Thanks again Adam!!!!!!

- By Chris white on

What a wonderful experience!

Oh my goodness! We had such a great time at Jayell Ranch. I came with a group of nine and we had an absolute blast with Sam, Justin, and all the horses! Thank you all for such an awesome experience!

- By Kyleigh Mazer on

we had a mud slinging good time!

We had a group of 13 people, we went atv and it riding it was awesome mud and more mud!

- By the alabama gang on

Best thing to do in the Smokies

We had the best time here! Worth every penny..the horses were great with the kids as this was the scariest for me as a parent having my 5 and 7 year old riding solo for there first time ever on a horse I got to ride with my 1 year old on Shadow she was a sweet girl..all our guides were amazing very attentive and funny they made us at ease for every part of our experience they went above and beyond to make sure we had fun..Ziplining was a blast and the quads and trails were amazing we will never forget this thank you Jayell Ranch!! Shout out to our horse guide the one that looks like Kenny Chesney..Justin and the girl from Naples Fl on Zipline ..and pops you were awesome thanks for everything!! Sorry I’m bad with names!

- By Jeni Esquivel on

Amazing horses!!!

We were here Sat. Jan 26th 2019. It was freezing cold but nothing was going to stop my grandchildren from riding the horses. We had a wonderful time...the guide was great as well as the lady that helped him. We live feeded it on facebook and we WILL be back. Next time, we're adding the zip lines. Just too cold this time!

- By Pamela Parks on

So much fun!

We went horse back riding and This was so worth the 10 hour trip to Tennessee! Our guide was awesome and so funny! The views are to die for. If you decide to come here ask for Abe, I promise you won’t regret it! Can’t wait to come back! Much love from Louisiana!

- By Reba Smiley on

We loved Jayell Ranch!!

Loved every minute!!! Three of us and the guide. Couldn't have asked for it to be any better. Shout out to our guide, I don't remember his name, but he was awesome!!! Had a six year old who had never been trail riding and the guide really went above and beyond to make his experience unforgettable. We were the first ones out on 1/4/19. Will definitely come back and try the zip lines. Thanks for a wonderful and unforgettable experience!!!!

- By Wanda Shipp on

ATV was awesome

We had a blast on the ATV it's not what we expected it's a lot more with hills and lots of mud that's the fun part and we seen deer as well and beautiful views of the smokey mountains all the staff on the ATV was very nice and knowledgeable Nick checked out breaks before we left and Josh took us on the trail well worth the money. I'll defiantly go back.

- By Stephanie on


Wow it was amazing, me and my sister went on the atvs and we had a blast it’s worth it trust me. The workers are so chill. If you want to go on a atv rude m?k? sure to come here. I live down in miami and if I lived in Tennessee for sure I’d be there every Saturday. Pops will take care of you

- By Alyssa Crespo on

Well worth it!!

We did the ATV trail ride and it was great..it’s not just a drive in a line real slow and then come back..it’s hills and valleys and you actually go through some rough stuff..the guide was real chill and helped everybody out if they got stuck in a mud hole..he didn’t try and rush or act aggravated..got to see some pretty scenery and saw some deers crossing in front of us..it’s well worth the money..

- By Nick on

Atv ride

Took the boys yesterday 15 and 18 they had a blast. Started out thinking it would be slow and boring but it’s not! The trail is great and at times as a mom scary but was well worth it! Nick our guide was great and staff very friendly.

- By Stacey Sauvageot on

Awesome experience

First time on a zip line and our guides Blue and Daniel were amazing. Put us right at ease. Will definitely be back.

- By Samantha Deaton on




Such a beautiful place

I want to say thank you for letting people with disabilities ride the horse trail,every one was so nice and helpful we had a great time.

- By Sommer on

Zip line fun

Great guides, Colin and Tim. Lots of fun, beautiful views.

- By Kelly on

Highly recommend

Second time horseback riding at Jzyell. Beautiful scenery and guides were great. Next day we came back and rode the UTV. Pops was our guide and with the experience the group had we went on some of the toughest trails. Was so much fun! Highly recommend.

- By Bill Teater on

Pops is the best atv tour guide

I loved pops he was so much fun to ride with. He is very funny and we had a great time thanks pops and Jordan.

- By Cayla Franklin on

Great time!

Pops is tops! Thanks for the great 4-wheeler ride today! Zip lining was great fun too! I would recommend for those who like a bit of an adventure. Good times.

- By Sue Fisher on

Can’t wait to come back!!!

Love love loved it! Did the ATV and horseback trail ride and had a great time! The experienced guides made all the difference and kept safety first. Can’t wait to do it all again.

- By Arturo B on


During our family 5 day vacation, we decided to check this place out! Our family (13 of us, aged 2 - 55) spent a full morning there doing various activities, some of us went horseback riding, others did 4-wheelers, and my husband and I did the zip lines. Had so much fun, we went back two days later, and we all did the zip lines and ATV rides. The staff was so friendly, and if you do the Zip Lining - say HI to Josh (guide) for us! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND stopping here on your vacation.

- By The Bosch Family - Illinois on

Best day ever!

This place was so fun! We went out on the ATVs and our guide was the best! The entire staff was so friendly and courteous!

- By Kim Wolff on


First time on an ATV and it was a blast! The trails were awesome and our guide, Pops, was the best! We will be back! It's a must!

- By Lisa on

It was great.... for those of us that could enjoy

We loved the horseback riding and zip-lining experience, and our guides were amazing. They do a wonderful job with their information and safety checks, and they love to chat. But the website advertises that it is completely 100% handicap accessible and it is in no way accessible. The bathrooms have no bars, the parking lot is awful for normal cars (so forget trying to get a handicap van in there), the walkways are all sloped and not very flat or there's stairs to everything, and there is no way for anyone that would transfer to even get to anywhere except maybe the counter where you buy tickets and only if you have a good motorized chair. Do not try a scooter here or a manual chair. You will not make it, and you'll more than likely tip. There's also the fact that you can't go to the bathroom while you're there (even as a spectator) because it's not accessible at all.

- By Meryl on


We had a blast we did the 6 zip lines! Everyone there was very nice! We will go back again for sure!

- By Brittany on

We love Jayell Ranch!

We went for horse back riding today . Colorado , our guide was excellent ! He made it a lot of fun for my teen girls and the scenery was beautiful!
Loved the goats and pigs too!
Definitely will return on our next visit .

- By Melissa Porter on

Had a wonderful day!

The experience we had here was wonderful!My family and I did the full package. Zipplining, horseback riding and ATV all were fun and the staff were great too! Thanks for the fun adventure for our frist time in Tennessee on vacation.

- By Tabitha on

Wish it wasn’t so muddy!!b

After waiting an hour and a half, we had no idea that forty five minutes of our ride would be in deep mud. Wish we would have been warned that the trails had extreme mud and we would have mud soaked shoes and mud up to our necks from the splashing. The staff was wonderful and friendly and we tipped largely because we really enjoyed Kinsey. Just beware, you need not to have an agenda and you can enjoy the day at the ranch.

- By C. Ford on

We love Jayell Ranch!!!!!

My granddaughter and I went to Jayell because she wanted to Zipline and ride a horse! I chose Jayell because they do little kids! Perfect choice! They were great and caring to her and me. She ziplined 3,000ft combined! She has never done it before! We went trail riding next on her own horse. Couldnt have asked for more fun! I highly recommend them. Staff is GREAT!

- By Wendy Farrell on

Great experience loved it all

Love the friendly staff. Prices worth every penny. Horses looked great and did awesome on the trail even when we saw two deer. Scenic. We went first thing in the am and we got right on quickly and off we went. I gave my horse good boy pats and a kiss at the end of the ride and tipped Jordan for being a great guide appreciated the great experience made my vacation

- By Kelly on

On our way back again!

Well, I'm on my way back to Jayell for Memorial Day weekend with my mom, grandson and sons. We are one shy this year, my husband, Calvin, passed December 31,2017. But we will be ziplining, atving and horseback riding all for him and it couldn't happen in a better place than here. Love this place...

- By Tamara Williams on

Best Time!!

Our experience at Jayell Ranch was amazing! The horses were beautiful and the scenery was too. The workers were also very helpful and kind! No matter what anyone else says, this is the absolute best thing to do in the smokies!I would recommend this place to everyone who asks. Thank you Jayell Ranch!!

- By Jane Swagger on

Absolutely Loved Jayell Ranch

My Family and I had an amazing time we went horseback riding and atv and enjoyed every moment the staff was really nice and helpful. Thank You so much.

- By Kirstie Torres on


Had a blast at Jayell Ranch!

- By RoRoRoRe on

I Love Jayell Ranch

I love jayell ranch. The reason why is becaise the zipline course is so awsome and the atvs are awsome as well. Most of the staff were so accommodating. There was only one staff member who was a hateful person. Ben was his name. But everything else was so awsome. Thank you Jayell Ranch for giving me and my family one awsome time.

- By Steven Jones on

Great Time!

I had a great time while at Jayell Ranch! It took a while to be able to go horseback riding but my family had a great time and will continue to give our business while in the Smoky Mountains!

- By Emma Houser on

Great time!

Had a good time horseback riding and James was a really great guide. Very patient and friendly.

- By Casey Howard on

SOOO much fun!!!!

My family and I went in the fall, we wanted to go horseback riding in the mountains unfortunately in the morning and early afternoon it rained. After it was done raining we called around and this was the only stable open. LUCKY FOR US!! Their hired helped were very well informed the horses were well kept and sure footed. I was SO happy to get the paint horse I wanted!! The guide was very helpful in how to go up and down the slick hills. It was my mothers first time riding a horse and she was not too excited when we got started, but the guide was very reassuring by giving her a well mannered horse, and kept checking on her to make sure she was comfortable. The ride was very scenic, and it was longer then expected. (which I LOVED!) After horseback riding we got to go zip-lining it was SO awesome! Even though they were about to close they still allowed us to enjoy the zip-lines without rushing us out. All of the staff was GREAT! I would definitely recommend this place! You will not be disappointed:)

- By Jenny on

I loved coming here the place was amazing we all h

My family did the horse back riding and the atvs and they were both so exciting.....we dont get to do stuff like this all the time and when i return im going to do the ziplines too!!!

- By Crystal bender on

Friendly, attentive and extremely kind staff

Jayell ranch was great. From the moment you arrive staff is helpful and extremely nice. We went for the trail ride and the guide and the rest of the staff is very attentive. Overall excellent experience. I would highly recommend.

- By Kayla on

Love this place!

The best horseback riding and zip lines! Very professional and extremely nice group of people. Beautiful area. We will be back!

- By Beth Deason on

Enjoyed our family getaway

We came in the winter to get away from the normally of life and set out to find adventure for a family of five in the smoky mountains, we sign up for all six zip lines and the horseback ride as well! We had the pleasure of James, Steve and the new guy on the zip lines! And you can tell those men enjoy their jobs and like to have a good time! It was perfect for us! Four out of five of us zipped line before hand. Jayell ranch let you take your camera to document your trip! We didn’t know that so after we got back they let us wait to get out of the gear for photos! They worked well with my daughter who was afraid of it a bit. On the horses Adam did very well in keeping the younger kids relaxed and picking good horses for each of us! We see deer up close and even though my horse didn’t care for them, I loved my time on this little ranch! Thank you!

- By Tony & Amanda on

Adam and Bull are awesome

My family and I traveled from Florida . Adam and Bull where so great on the zip line and Ryan was with us on the atv’s we had a blast . We did it all ....horses included . Our favorite was the zip lines and Bull and Adam are super . Thanks guys good times

- By Heather on

Off Road adventure!

Family of four went out on UTV, absolute blast! This was best money spent in Pigeon Forge! We drove through some cool mud paths and shared a good family memory, worth the cost!

- By Eric D on

Definitely going back

First time zip lining and the staff were amazing and so friendly I was scared at first but a guy named Isaiah told me that being scared was gonna ruin it for me so I sucked it up and enjoyed it so please try it out

- By Jeremy Keene on

We loved our experience here

Had the combo package, ziplines and horseback ride. AWESOME! The zipline guys were great, put me at ease since this was my first time. Jordan was a great trail guide, super friendly and knowledgeable. Cathy stayed behind and said the rest of the ranch hands were great. We really enjoyed our experience. We can gladly recommend Jayell Ranch.

- By Jim and Cathy Waters on

Fantastic time!

The horseback riding was relaxing and beautiful! The ATV riding was a total blast and worth every dime!

- By Johnny Burke on

We had a BLAST!

Three generations of family travelled to Pigeon Forge for a pre-Thanksgiving vacation. While there, my family and my brother's family enjoyed a day at Jayell Ranch riding the ATV trails. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 3 teens with varied riding experience. We found the trails to be PERFECT for our group. Not too slow but not too intimidating. Our guide was great and helped us avoid the "poo bogs" (they look like mud puddles that would be fun to ride through, but they're filled with stench from the horses making pit stops along the trail). We got GREAT family pictures mid-way through the ride and even saw some wildlife on the trails as we rode through the woods.

Before and after our ride, we had just as much fun playing corn hole, swinging on the old-fashioned tree swings, playing pumpkin checkers, tetherball, and posing for MORE family pics anywhere and everywhere.

Each and every staff member was courteous and dedicated to making our experience a positive one. We highly recommend Jayell Ranch for a day of family fun. There's plenty to do there for all ages. Check it out...you won't regret it!

- By The Patankar Family on

Best in Town

We wanted to ride horses and ATV. We called all over town and this ranch had everything in one location. Also had a combo arm band where we got to ride horses and ATV at a discount. Everyone was super nice and helpful. Also had a professional photographer taking pictures that we where glad to buy. We had a great time here. We will be coming back when we go to Pigeon Forge next. Thanks so much Jayell Ranch

- By Thomas Crane on

Jayell ranch is great

I had a great I'm ziplining and horseback riding. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very safety conscious. I highly recommend this adventure. However, I do not think children under 8 should horseback riding, nor should kids under 10 zipline.

- By Christine Smith on

We so love this Ranch

The Jayellranch is a awesome place. The atmosphere is so pleasant and everyone is always really nice. The horses are beautiful. If you have to wait to ride your horse.. they have plenty of stuff to keep you entertained while you wait. The cowboys & cowgirls bathroom is really clean. We love this place. That’s why we always return. ????????

- By Tracy on

Awesome Time!

Second time visitng. Mini and fresh were both fun and humorous guides on the zip lines. Jordan on the horseback ride made it seem like we were all just old friends catching up again. Wonderful time. Will visit again.

- By Derek Curtiss on

I love jayell ranch

My daughter n law, two granddaughters 7 and 3 and my self 58 year old grandmother just returned from a horseback riding experience at Jayell Ranch. I could not have been more pleased with our experience. Jordan was our guide and was great! The horses were super gentle and beautiful! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

- By Jan Brown on

Fantastic day of fun outdoors!

My wife and I wanted to do something active for the day and, thankfully, found Jayell Ranch online. They are close to "the strip" which made it very easy. We decided to go all out and get a bundle. We went back to our hotel (only 9 minutes of dirty mess in the car!) tired from an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We did ATV, zip line and horses. It was a solid 5 hours (wish I had taken snacks and drinks). Everything was fun, safe and engaging. Staff was happy and energetic. The other guests were mostly polite and happy as well.

A few important notes:

Start early and be patient. By 1:00, people started pouring in and the activities seemed to begin when the group was full, not when the clock hit the magic time. There are limited guides and each adventures takes about an hour. You might have to wait 30+ minutes if the 3rd group just left. Bring a cooler/lunch if you are doing a bundle. Use the wait to relax, power back up and enjoy the ranch atmosphere. Horses seemed to be the busiest, so check there before doing something else.

Tipping - There are signs up everywhere. It is brought up before adventures set out. They do a really great job. I do wish I had known ahead of time (I only took ID and CC).

Dirty - It is OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. Have the right expectations. You will get dirty.

Physical - Again, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. You will have to walk up and down hills, stand for extended periods and various other things that might be challenging for some people. The staf

- By J and B on

Awesome place to go!

Really enjoyed our visit. The staff were great and made the experience fun for my family. We Will be back!!!! Awesome place!

- By Ashley Parker on

Not afraid of kids with disabilities

While vacationing in Tennessee, we came to Jeyall for horseback riding. We originally went to a different location and were turned away because my son who has downs was shy and wasn't communicating with them. So we came here and it was a whole different(wonderful) experience. Everyone we spoke with was friendly and ready to make our experience enjoyable. They made him comfortable before he got on the horse and were just being friendly with him. He had a great time horseback riding. They even have horses for kids that are autistic or afraid to go horseback riding. Thank you again for a wonderful time.. You guys are all amazing.

- By mil on

We'll be back!

We visited and had an absolute great time. Cowboy Troy was great with our youngest (7) and was back and forth ribbing our oldest (12). The kids as well as Mom and Dad loved the Horse ride, and the views during the ride were great! It was our family's first time on ziplines and we had great guides. They were great to interact with, fun conversation and always safety first. Our visit to the ranch was a total blast, we would recommend this destination to anyone visiting the area.

- By Erik F on

Great experience

The grandkids first atv experience,was good,great guides.Also went horseback riding.

- By Gerald allen on

Sam needs a pay raise!

We were a family of four visiting from Philadelphia. On Sunday we ventured to your ranch as our seven year old really wanted to horseback ride. The rest of us signed on with trepidation. While only two minutes into the ride, one of the horses was spooked and took off with a young girl. Sam and Adam handled the situation beautifully and assured those of us ready to turn around and call it a day that everything would be okay. We contuinued on and Sam stepped up to the plate and walked next to my oldest daughters (11) horse the entire four miles in order to assure her all would be well. It really was a beautiful ride and the staff was extremely responsible. By far, however, we are fans of Sam and her southern charm. The girl knows how to handle horses, handle her male colleagues and give visitors a wonderful tour. Give the girl a raise! She deserved it that day.

- By Allison on

Favorite Part of our Trip

We took our kids to Jayell Ranch for their first real Zip line and outdoor horseback riding experience. From the time we got there to the time we left the people kept us laughing and even in the rain, we had a great time. Adam and Ben were awesome on the Zip line. When we went to ride the horses Mike (I think that's his name??) warned us the horses may slip some since the trail was so muddy and wet and our 8 year old decided there was no way she was getting on the horse. He was so kind and patient with her and finally convinced her to just sit on his horse, Cornbread, so I could get a picture. She agreed to sit on it, then Adam said he would stay with her along the entire trail so she wouldn't be afraid and she agreed to go. She went, Adam stayed with her, and she loved it! She has told everyone she's talked to since she got home about riding Cornbread, the Dixie Stampede Horse. Pops took the rest of us on the ride, including my 6 yr old on his own horse, and patiently answered my kids questions the entire ride. The zip line and horseback ride were great, but the people who work there really made the experience awesome for us. Thank you for making great memories for our family!

- By Jody on


2 seniors with 9 & 10 y/o grandsons - on this trip we wanted to find several things the boys had never done before. Jayell offered both horseback riding and ziplines. Staff were super friendly, helpful and professional and the boys had such fun! Zip equipment is well maintained; the horses healthy, groomed, and well-trained for the ride. One thing: the riding is basically one horse following the next in a long line. IOW, the horse runs the show unless it slows down, speeds up, or leaves the line. You just sit there. So don't "argue" with the horse by reining them (not even if you've been riding all your life). But the ride thru the woods and up is lovely, and you're going to enjoy it anyway. Would go back, but next time will do all six ziplines! Thank you, Jayell Ranch!

- By Travis on

Wonderful place!

Our family went on the horseback ride while on vacation. It was a great experience. The staff is knowledgeable, cares about the ssafety of both rider and the animal, and still are down to earth and some funny characters. They took great pics of us to memorialize our adventure at a reasonable price. Thank you for an awesome time!

- By Crystal Cole on

Great fun at Is Tell Ranch

We took four teenagers, 3 of whom had never ridden before. The staff was so fun and put them all at ease. We had a great ride with just the 6 of us, and the horses had great personalities. We would definitely recommend Jayell for anyone. Great value too!

- By The White House on

Great Experience

This place is totally handicap friendly. The zipline team on 27th of July, drove me to and carried me up every tower. The experience was awesome. Thank you Jayell for a time of a lifetime!

- By Paul Shafer on

Love Jayell Ranch

I have been to Jayell ranch 3 times and I've had a great experience each time! Everyone who works there has a great personality and very friendly. I have done the horseback riding 3 times and the ATVs once. I highly recommend this ranch! I will definitely be back!! If I could give them 10 stars I would!

- By Michelle on

Fun time!

People working there were very nice. Took a lot of time explaining things. Fun ride!

- By Lori on

Loved visiting Jayell Ranch!

Me and my boyfriend came to Jayell Ranch. We heard about them from a pamphlet we found in Pigeon Forge. I think it was well worth the time spent there. Also worth the pay. The staff was awesome. We ziplined and rode the horseback trail ride. It was my first time ziplining and the staff worked very well at making sure I was comfortable before descending. The horses were well trained and friendly. The petting zoo was awesome. I enjoyed everything about Jayell Ranch.

- By Brooke Robinson on

Would recommend

The people here were very sweet and helpful!

- By Haley on

ATV Ride

We had an amazing time thanks to your staff...our guide took us out with another group me and my partner knew how to ride but the other group never was on an ATV so they did a great job of teaching and the ride went really slow ...after we got back the guide said hang on a minute and took us back out again to some other trials and we had a blast ..that folks is great customer service the next time we are back we will come back and ride again...Thank you again for making our vacation great..Rick Mora Louisville KY

- By Rick Mora on

Had a Blast at Jayell Ranch!

Staff was Awesome. Very patient with making sure we got the best package deal for the whole family. The UTV & ATV guides were fantastic. They were very considerate of beginner riders and made sure we all were safe and having fun. Kids also loved zip lining and horsebacking. Great place for the whole family to do stuff. Highly recommend this place.

- By Joe from. Kentucky on

Shamus and Bradly

Took my daughter here yesterday to just go horseback riding after getting the decided to use our coupon and zip line too!! Both of us scared the staff made us both feel so much better and in turn we had a blast...thank you Shamus and Bradly for making our first time awesome! And thank you very much to our horseback riding guide for taking us on the ride even though it was later then it should've been really appreciate it! You all were awesome the whole staff went out of their way to make us enjoy ourselves!!

- By Debi on

I Love Jayell Ranch!!????

My husband who always said he'd never horse back ride agreed to go as long as I tried zip lining. So was able to get the combo. Loved both. My horse acted prissy and refused to go through mud if there was any way around it ( and I mean ANY). She was awesome!! If I ever make it back to Tennessee I'd so come back to ride horses again. Loved the zip lining but would want to try the 6 lines next time. All guides we got were great with us

- By Tina on

Loved the horses!

The horses were amazing! I am not the best rider but I had no trouble with my Whiskey, and I rode double with my two year old! Jason was a very capable guide. We had a bit of a blizzare, no typical, ride. Our first guide left her horse to help a guest go back. Jason was able to find ways to get us and all the horses back drama free. My only recommendation is get more experienced staff. My husband and daughter absolutely loved the zip line!

- By Alicia Pearce on

The horse ride was amazing!!!

Kenzie was a great guide. We had a group of 4, and I was the only one that had ever ridden a horse. My 9 year old was scared af first, but Kenzie and Adam helped calm her nerves. My 5 year old rode double with me. My husband we even comfortable on his horse. They all LOVED the ride and are ready to go back. Thanks Jayell Ranch and staff!!!!!

- By Brandie on

This place is the best.

I would like to thank Jayell Ranch for the best birthday. My husband and I was there yesterday from Ohio. We had a great time. We'll be back.

- By Barbara Messick on

Horseback riding iffy, ziplining great

We came to Jayell ranch and bought the horseback riding and zip lining combo package. When we got our wristbands, we were told to go "get a number" for horseback riding, and that the wait would be 25 minutes. After 1.5 hours our number was finally called, and they had only sent one horseback tour out in that time, even though the website says they leave every 15-20 minutes. After our number was called, we stood on the dock for about 30 minutes waiting for them to put us on horse, while we saw some employees standing around the barn smoking. Then it took about another 30 minutes to get our whole group on horses. And while on the horseback ride, it is mostly through a heavily wooded area, without mountain views that we were expecting. Then because this process took 3.5 hours, we had to come back another day to do the zip line, however, when we came back for the zip line tour it was great, and the guides were great.

- By Sara B. on

Definitely recommend

2nd time here. Nice place with great people. Highly recommend.

- By Tyler Nicholson on

So much fun!!

The staff was very friendly and had lots of personality. The horseback riding was smooth and a fun experience. The ziplining wasn't as scary as I thought it would be????! Highly recommend Jayell Ranch for anyone seeking a chill and fun time.

- By Macie on

Loads of fun!

We were here for a family vacation and had called around looking for zip lining and horse back riding for 5 that wouldn't cost a small fortune! One place would've been 90 per person so we called Jayell ranch it was so much cheaper and if you sign the waiver online you get 5 dollars off, and you didn't need a reservation and we didn't have to wait forever to do anything! The guides skittles and doiser(not sure if that's the correct nickname) were funny but very safe for the zip lines and our guide for the horse back riding was great as well! We will definitely be back again to do the 6 lines for zip lining as the three were just not enough! The mountain view while riding was breathtaking and the whole family had an amazing time! The horses were trained and so you didn't really have to do much they kinda know what to do so this is perfect for people who have no experience and the kids ages 10, 13 and 16 had a blast so it's fun for all ages! Thanks to the great staff for a wonderful day! The myers!

- By Teresa myers on

Loads of fun!

We were here for a family vacation and had called around looking for zip lining and horse back riding for 5 that wouldn't cost a small fortune! One place would've been 90 per person so we called Jayell ranch it was so much cheaper and if you sign the waiver online you get 5 dollars off, and you didn't need a reservation and we didn't have to wait forever to do anything! The guides skittles and doiser(not sure if that's the correct nickname) were funny but very safe for the zip lines and our guide for the horse back riding was great as well! We will definitely be back again to do the 6 lines for zip lining as the three were just not enough! The mountain view while riding was breathtaking and the whole family had an amazing time! The horses were trained and so you didn't really have to do much they kinda know what to do so this is perfect for people who have no experience and the kids ages 10, 13 and 16 had a blast so it's fun for all ages! Thanks to the great staff for a wonderful day! The myers!

- By Teresa myers on

Highly recommend horseback riding

Kenzie was really sweet to us and was nice to get to talk to her during our ride. She is the best tour guide I've had compared to others.

- By Crystal Leavell on

Love It!!

First time to zip line; did all 6 lines! Skittles, Jules and Andrew were true professionals and made our experience a lot of fun!! Beautiful view of the mountains!! Would definitely revisit Jayall Ranch!!!!

- By Tracy Mills on

Wonderful Experience

My husband and I did the horse trail and ziplines. I am afraid of horses so I was apprehensive about the ride. However, it is our 42nd Anniversary and it it something my husband wanted to do. Our guide was Jay and he eased my nerves. He was excellent, talking with me the entire trail. Jay, you don't know how much I appreciate your patience.
All of the staff were very friendly. I highly recommend Jayell Ranch.

- By Linda Hundt on

A must do!!

Loved it ask for Jason! First Horse ride that I can truly say Loved it.... We will be back!

- By Shelia on

#A Must Experience

Great experience, affordable prices. I enjoyed every moment of my time here. I got a combo deal with atv ride and also zip-line which was only $100. Each activity was a hour long in which the staff was super friendly and helpful throughout the entire tour. If you are ever in the area this is the place to experience.

- By Keshia Jones on

Amazing place!!

I do not know where to begin, my family absolutely loved Jayell Ranch, you guys have forever customers for sure!! The staffirst were so amazing, special thanks to Adam and "Julie" on zips, you guys were awesome, and hilarious!! Also I want to say a very special thank you to Jason Bailey, hope that's spelled right, he made my daughters first horse back ride (by herself) so special, she can't stop talking about it!! He was so kind and helped her so much to get over the fear she had. By the time we left, she was in love with riding! We had such an amazing time, so much so we spent two days there!! I will definitely come back, I look forward to seeing everyone again!! This is definitely a stop any family should make!!

- By Guess and Thompson family on

Had an amazing time zip lining with Julian and Chappo! They both clearly loved their job and went above and beyond to make sure we had the time of our lives. We had just gotten engaged and we were looking for something thrilling and enjoyable to do. They fulfilled our expectations and exceeded them. However. when we reached the last of the zip lines (in between 5 and 6) we met up with what seemed
to be a very angry boss. A little argument would've completely been overlooked by me. I work in the customer service industry and I have for a long time. But this argument was so ridiculous and almost ruined our entire experience. Constant screaming back and forth between an employee and boss is no way to solve a problem-especially in front of guests who pay to be there and are on vacations from their own lives. I was then the first to go down the zip line after this argument and had the "boss" catch me. What did he have to say to me? "What's wrong?" I wish I would've said "YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG". Take a few lessons in customer service dude. Oh and the children know how to count. You don't need to try and involve them in your arguments to make you feel better about screaming at your employees on front of your customers that have paid to be there and enjoy themselves.

- By Jenna on

So much fun!

Me and my mom took my boys (1 and 3) horseback riding this past weekend and they loved it. We had been here in the past and loved it then 2! The staff is amazing! We will definitely go again the next time we are down there!

- By Keisha on


We went to Jayell ranch while on family vacation. We rode ATV's and did the 3 zipline combo pack. My wife and boys ages 12 and 15 had a blast riding the ATV's... LANCE our guide was awesome, he asked if we had ever rode them before and we had, we own 3 of them... on our ride Lance could tell we had expierence so he let us open em up a lil bit. the 1 hour trail is fairly rugged and we had soooo much fun, Thanks Lance!!!
Ziplines were awesome as well, ADAM and CHRISTOFF were our zipline guides and both made sure we were safe.... They were very funny as well, telling jokes while we waited.
I would highly recommend Jayell ranch to anyone looking for a very fun adventure.
Thanks LANCE, ADAM, and CHRISTOFF, you made our expierence very pleasurable...

- By James Willson on

Mitchell Family VOTED best RANCH 2017

My Family went ATV Riding 3-24-17 OMG is all I have to say, my granddaughter rode off trail the staff was at her side like ASAP, she was afraid after that but it didn't stop this amazing CREW another wonderful CREW MEMBER hop on and brought her on the ride. Then after that I got stuck going up a hill they QUICKLY jump in AMAZING not to mention my artistic son was riding behind me he really enjoyed it. The ride was Awesome well worth the money, everyone on this ranch were polite professional considerate and that was greatly appreciated they were patient my son is autistic he's nonverbal they let him meet the horse before we even had to pay. I'm a owner of WESTGATE here in gatlinburg I'm inviting all OWNERS and GUESS to visit this ranch you will truly enjoy. See Y'all Soring Break 2018

- By Mitchell Family on

Birthday weekend

Staff was amazing. Horses were very well mannered and absolutely gorgeous. Guide was very attentive to everyone in our group. I'll definitely be rocking the fantabulous teal sweat shirt I purchased from the small gift shop. Will return again on our next trip.?????????

- By Linda Allen on

Birthday weekend

Staff was amazing. Horses were very well mannered and absolutely gorgeous. Guide was very attentive to everyone in our group. I'll definitely be rocking the fantabulous teal sweat shirt I purchased from the small gift shop. Will return again on our next trip.?????????

- By Linda Allen on


We did the horseback riding and zip line package for our first day in Tennessee! It was the best experience we could have ever imagined. The weather was perfect, ray led our ride on the trails and he was so funny and welcoming! We had Adam and Bailey for the zip lines and they were hilarious, upbeat, and very friendly!!! They made sure we felt safe and we had a ton of fun with them! Our experience was so amazing that we're coming back again before we head back home next week!! Great prices and great people for a great and unforgettable experience!!

- By Brooke Miller on


We visit TN every year for our annual cabin trip... Jayell ranch Is our go to place for horseback riding,zip line and ATV. This place never disappoints. The staff is nice and friendly. Shout out to Adam and Keith???? Thank you!

- By Nicole on

Best time we had on vacay

Y'all I don't normally take out time to write reviews,but me and my boyfriend came to the Smokies for our 5 year anniversary. We're from myrtle beach and were very surprised to see most of the area was very much the same as what we have back home so after reading some reviews we decided to come to Jauell ranch to try something different. All I can say is MONEY WELL SPENT. We did the horseback riding and the half zip line. The only disappointing part was we only did the half zip definitely spring for the full 6 because you're not gonna want to stop! I believe our horseback guide was rau, and he was the nicest gentleman ever. Despite the trail being muddy the horses did amazing. I rode blue and they put my boyfriend (whos never been on a horse a day in his life, my family free up around them) on cornbread. The mountain views from the trail are amazing and we even saw some deer! The zip line instructors Chase and Taco were so funny and so much fun. Was the only adventure on our trip were weren't disappointed with at all and the price isn't too expensive for what you get. Worth every penny and we'll definitely be coming back with our daughter. THANKS FOR MAKING OUR ANNIVERSARY MEMORABLE!!

- By Shelby and will on

Amazing Experience

We are on our first vacation and really wanted to go horseback riding and the ziplines. Jayell Ranch was great and personable. Kenzi was our tour guide for the horses and she was very fun and easy to talk to which made the experience very pleasant. For the ziplines we started with Kenzi and Choppo until Kenzi switched out with Adam even then we had fun. The trip there wouldn't have been the same without our guides. Thank you!

- By Brianna M & Tyler B on

Great time!

My wife and I visited here today while on our honeymoon and went horseback riding and had an absolute blast! Our guides name was Cole and he did a great job! Highly recommend!

- By Donald Epperson on

Awesome, Jayell Zipline and Horseback!

Our 2 Zipline guides, Nicolas and Dustin were very entertaining, yet helpful and hands-on.
Dakota was a great and fun tour guide with our horses. Our horses, Med.Hat and Comanche were awesome!
I'd come back here again and again, plus definitely recommend to friends and family, or anyone looking for a very enjoyable and fun zip line adventure, as well as serene horseback ride through the woods and and hills.

- By Shannon & Brandi on

Brings back memories

Me and my friends were in the Great Smoky Mountains during our fall break vacation. We decided to do horseback riding at Jayell Ranch. I was very interested because I wanted to reminisce some memories when I took lessons in Minnesota. I asked the horse staff out of curiosity what is the biggest horse on the ranch. Before you know it, I was asked if I was interested in riding the biggest horse during the adventure (which I gladly accepted). Once I hopped on Diesel (the horse's name), memories from 10+ years ago started to come back to me. One woman made a joke about the horse I rode why the horse's name was Diesel (because I was told he was the biggest horse in the ranch). Dakota, our guide, was very helpful and friendly. Especially since my horse was close to him every time we stopped and continued (turns out that our guide was Diesel's owner (hopefully I'm right about this) I could be wrong). I haven't ridden a horse since 2005, and it is easy for me to say that this is the best time of my life!

I wanted to thank Dakota and all the staff at Jayell Ranch for making this horseback riding experience the best one! And a big shout out to Diesel for carrying a big guy like me through out the adventure! :D

I will be more than happy to return to the ranch when I am in the Great Smoky Mountain area!

Speaking of which, if anyone happens to vacation in the area, you must go there! The ranch has a variety of activity (I wanted to do zip-line, but couldn't because we had to leav

- By Evan Fus on

Fun family time

Me my wife and two daughters (13 and 7) went for a hourseback ride and had a wonderful time. The trails were laid out well and our guide Keith was very nice. Afterward we rode the zip lines and the young men that went with us on the zip lines were very nice and patient with all of us. This is a great place to to take the whole family and spend some time having fun. The whole staff was quite exceptional and. Dry patient with us. We will return on our next trip as I think my 7 year old wants to ride a bourse by herself.

- By Joey young on

Awesome Time!

We did zip lining and horseback riding. Both were a lot of fun. The 6 zip line course was definitely worth it. Christoph and Chris were our zip line guides and made it a fun experience.

- By Derek Curtiss on

Zip Lining marked off bucket list

Jayell Ranch was amazing..I have always wanted to Zip Line before my big 50th Birthday. While my husband and I were on vacation in the smokeys, he decided that if that was what I wanted to do, he would take pictures.. IT WAS AMAZING.. the best early birthday present ever and the tour guides for the lines were fantastic.. Only regret I have is that I should have done all 6 lines instead of three.. will definitely be back and will do all 6 lines the next time.. Highly recommend anyone that is vacationing near Pigeon Forge to check out Jayell Ranch.. So worth it.. They treat you like your the only one that matters.

- By Becky Wallace on

My wife and I went there and had great time did all 3 adventures there and had great experience in all them... would recommend this to anyone cheap prices and great time!!

- By E Rittenhouse on

Hey! How was It!!!

We decided to do the zip line and four wheeling. Oh Blue was on the catch end and every single person he said" Hey ! How was It." So that became the theme for day and our group. We then moved to the four wheeling , which was a long wait not very comfortable in heat but once we Got on our Guide Buck did an excellent job and made very interesting ride.. Great Time btw Hey How was It !!!!!

- By Dickson Tn on


Had a great time today with Buck and the great staff at Jayell Ranch! We went ATVing and Buck gave us an outstanding trip! Challenging at times, he guided our group of varying skill levels through some beautiful trails and awesome views of the mountains. Would definitely recommend it and will be coming back again! Had a blast!!!

- By The Langfitt's on


Honestly the best experience ever! We were a group of 14 who did ATV's, Ziplining, & Horseback Riding. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Kept everyone entertained. The wait times were a little long but what do you expect with a large group. Our kids were entertained with all the extras the ranch had. They were running around in the pigpen trying to catch the little pig so they could take it home. Thanks Adam for the laughs. Thank you to the older couple at the pictures who were just so sweet to talk to .... Corinna the California girl!

- By LEARY Family!! on

Although the people were all extremely friendly. The wait was too long. For horseback riding, there were 8 people ahead of us in line and we waited over an hour before we got on and then another 30 sitting on the horse. For zipp lining we waited an hour and half. What they say takes 2 1/2 hours took us 5 hours. Disgruntled folks were leaving throughout because they had to leave.

- By Maureen on

Jayell Ranch was awesome!

Today my boyfriend and I did the horse back riding ATV combo. This was well worth the money! We loved the trails for the ATV riding and how long it was. It was awesome. Our tour guide was PK. From the ticket booth to the employees just walking around everyone had a smile on their face. We absolutely loved every minute of it. We will definitely be back. There are a few places for ATV tours around here but this one is a must!

- By Rose on

I Love Jayell Ranch

We had a great time riding the ATV's a Jayell Ranch. The people that worked the ATV's were so nice and helpful. They were very patient with me, since I had not ridden one in about 30 years. The ride was long, exciting, and well worth the money. Can't wait to go again. Thank you Jayell Ranch and the boys at the ATV ride for a wonderful experience.

- By Mike and Susie Carter on


Such an amazing place people bring ur family and have a blast I know we did, good price and tons of energy and great people ,hands down the best ,thanks for the amazing trip guys

- By James on


we did the horseback riding and 3 zip line combo i called to see if we needed reservations the lady on the phone told me no we could just show up. When we arrived we paid for our combo and went towards the riding stable.we had to wait in line for 1 hour before we even reached the stables and then they put my child on a horse and sat him directly in the sun. He sat there for 45 minutes and they kept telling us we were almost ready . The ride was just ok nothing spectacular.TORI our guide was very helpful,funny,and made our child feel special. After horseback riding we headed for the zip line we waited in line for about 20minutes and then we had to Walk up a very long hillside to get to the first zip line. The zip lines were fun but the views could have been way better nothing but trees. We arrived at the last zip line and they told 2 members of my group they couldn't go on this one due to the wait limit. for one neither men exceeded the weight limit and for two they didn't say anything at the beginning. They said they would send someone on a ATV to come and pick them up they waited at the top of the hill for 30-45 min for them to come and get them.mind you it was at least 100 degrees! I will not be back due to the lack of caring they have for there customers.

- By Andrea w on

My awesome experience at the Jayell Ranch!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the Ranch and it was exactly that. I failed to get all the names of everyone who helped us, but they were all great. We were allowed to ride as individuals and it did not feel as if we were being guided as much as riding along with friends on a their private piece of property. Christof on the Zip-line was great and kept my boys intrigued. Jordan on the trail ride was awesome and he was great with the all kids. I grew up riding horses and ATV's and the experience was more than I had expected. I will definitely plan to go back the next time I'm in Tennessee, as a matter a fact, it will be a MUST do for my family.

Melissa and Boys

- By Melissa Burch on

Great day experience

Our family of five from Florida spent several hours at the ranch. We went horseback riding and ATV riding.
As beginners on horseback, we were treated very well. McKenzie was our leader and she was awesome. They picked out great horses for us and we enjoyed a beautiful day and experience.
Our kids, all girls, are 8,11, and 14. Apprehensive at first but loved it in the end. They can't wait until next time.
PK was our ATV leader and was great. He was very careful and safe with everyone. He made sure all was having a great time. The girls now want an ATV. We all had a blast. Wife and kids smiling all day and still talking about it.
Everyone associated with Jayell Ranch was kind, friendly and welcoming. We can't say anything negative about the place. Even enjoyed the farm animals on the ranch. Would definitely recommend this experience and can't wait to do it again. Zip lines next. If you enjoy your experience, please tip your leaders. They work hard to to make a great experience.

- By Carter's on

wonderful experience!

We just came back home(Miami) . We had a great time at this place. We want to go back. I want to thank Buck ( the ATV guide). He was amazing . I definitely recommend this place!

- By Adriana on

Great time on the ATV ride, beautiful views! The whole family had a blast! Buck was a great guide!

- By Shannon C. on

Great time

We had a great time 3 women and 2 teenage girls - ziplined, horseback, and atvs for the first time. The guides were great funny and helpful. Will definitely be back....

- By Julie Self on

Great Ride

Expected a boring ride in the Smokeys at a snails pace. Buck (our guide) delivered an exciting ride through challenging trails and allowed us to ride within our abilities. Just rained so there was plenty of slip sliding throwing mud. Was definitely worth the cost. Will be back again.

- By Dave on

Horseback Riding

We had a great time Horseback riding. It was my 6 year old granddaughter's first time on a horse alone. Kenzie our guide was great. She had my granddaughter follow right behind her. The horses are well trained. The ride took about an hour. Very enjoyable ride. Great scenery. Look forward to returning next year.

- By Rob W on

Worst experience

We were a group of 14 people who did 6 lane zip lines, there were only 2 people to lead us from start to end. After each zip line we had to wait for about 40 min for our next one as we all had to finish ours and the 2 guys who led us has to switch places. Our over all time was about 5 hours and we had to skip horse ride because of this.

This is the worst experience. I would not recomment this at all.

- By Abhinay on

Great Job

Our party was a group of 12 adults and 2 children, 1 which was 5 yrs. old and 1 that was 2 yrs. old. We were really nervous since no one in our party had been on a horse in 10+ years.... let alone a 5 yr. old who has never been on a horse in her life. Toria (sp?) was our guide and she put the 5 yr. old directly behind her lead horse. Despite being a slow walk, it was a really good trail - both open spaces where the horses went a little faster, and closed / forest spaces that were more difficult to navigate. Toria did great and made sure everyone was safe and progressing on the ride. The horses were great and all of them behaved very well. I was the only double rider with me and my 2 yr. old son - our horse, named Haus, was really good the entire ride. Overall great experience, would definitely recommend this place and will return in future trips. Bonus: at the end of the ride Toria gave my 5 yr. old daughter an old horseshoe from the stables.... which really made her day. Thanks so much for a great experience on our Gatlinburg vacation.

- By John Kelley on

Great horse ride!

Our family including 3 & 6 year old girls loved our ride. Neither of the girls had ridden before. 6 year old was given instructions before we left and put at front behind guide who kept praising her great riding! 3 year old rode with dad. As soon as we got off both girls said they wanted to go again. We would definitely recommend this place. Our guide, Chuck, was great!

- By Jessica on

Best in town, Our 2nd visit since 2013 and it still feels like our first time, they are very family friendly and down to earth great prices also we did ATVS AND the 6 ZIPLINES plus horse back loved it has 2 of the longest ZIPLINES around wear old shoes and clothes you will be dirty and dusty once you leave and I'm a gadgets type of guy it's GoPro friendly also bring your own or rent there's last do the online waiver for $5 off every bit helps

- By Markel Ricks on

Frustrating start but Good finish

We enjoyed the peaceful ride, friendly stable guys, and nice guide. It was very frustrating to call the ranch twice about the Jackson Mountain Homes free ride deal and be led to believe that everybody in our party would be riding free today when they expected us to provide a special paper that nobody ever mentioned AND it tuned out that we only were eligible for 1 free ride for 1 person. It just would have been nice to know ahead of time.

- By Kelly Lester on

Awesome ride

My wife and I thought we would try ATV ride. Decided after reading reviews that jayell ranch was the best and it was. Our ATV guide Buck did a super job at showing riders whom have never ridden all the ins and outs of the ATVs and explained all safety rules etc. He made the ride very enjoyable and everyone returned safely. Great job Buck and a when we come back again we will be sure to ask for you. Thanks for the great time

- By Richard Branch on


I went horse back riding and it was the best! Our guide, Jordan, was by far the greatest tour guide weve experienced while on vacation here. He was very funny, sweet, and was definitely the friendliest person ive met thus far. I cant wait to come back and go riding again!

- By Katie on

great time!!!!

We loved the horseback riding......great guide took us out! My husband and son had a great time in the atv tour......would definitely love to come back soon!!!!

- By kim on

great horse back riding

We did the zipline and horseback riding and enjoyed ourselves very much. Although the zip line was not for me, if they had told us that we had to walk a very steep uphill climb to get to the first platform I probably would not have done this. Maybe they should let you know about the hill (in case you have bad knees or hips or breathing problems)before you sign up. But that was just my experience. The horses were great and we had a great trail ride. We will come back next year but just for the horse back riding.

- By Lynn Camp on

Best place to go!

We did the zip lines first had some of the best guides! Token, Sparky, T-Rex and Squirt made sure we had the best possible time! All while making sure we were completely safe! Definitely will request them next time. We also did their horseback riding and had Sam as our guide! Definitely recommend her. So glad we gave this place a chance and will definitely be back!

- By Caitlin Wells on

Such a blast!

My family and I did everything, the zip line, ATVs and horseback riding. The staff is so friendly, we had the pleasure of having Token, Christophf, Kinzy, and Jordan as our tour guides. I would definatly recommend Jayell ranch to everyone! Thank y'all for a great day.

- By Victorya Lee on

Loved it!

My friend and I did the horseback riding/zip line combo. Horses were gentle and our guide was friendly and helpful.
The zip lines were amazing. We were both a little apprehensive but the guys put us at ease. We felt we were in very good hands. Can't wait to zip line again.

- By Shelby on

Too much fun!!!!!!

We were there yesterday with a large group for the 6 zipline courses. We had the best time and were lucky to have a guide named Token. What a great guide and great experience. Everyone was raving about it! Thank you so much Jayell Ranch and Token for such a special time!

- By jwmott on

The best time ever!

I went there today with my family, and if was the most fun thing we have done! The guide treated us like we were family!!! The whole staff was so friendly and caring. I'm going back in a few weeks. I recommend this place to anyone...definitely the best place to visit, and well worth the money.

- By Kellyscheuer on

Best part of my vacation!

I just wanted to say that you have an amazing group of people working there giving incredible experiences to visitors. Myself and 3 other girls had a great time zip lining and horseback riding. Bushy (or sparky we were told both were his name) and Adam were our instructors and they were very patient and kind. Bushy even encouraged us to go outside of our comfort zones, he had me go upside down on the second zip line and I was very proud of myself and grateful to him for pushing me though I didn't show it well. Matt was our guide on the horse back riding we had a very big group and I'm sure it was not easy for him to watch over us all but he did a great job with what he had, haha! But really great guys, you all should be very proud. I will definitely be recommending this to anyone I hear of going down to the Gatlinburg area! :)

- By Breanna on

Great experience!

Our guide was great! He was very informative and took great care of our 8 year old daughter who was riding alone for the first time. They take good care of the horses.

- By Chris Hoover on

Great time!!

We visited two other riding places before Jayell. The third time is the charm! The staff were great and the horses looked well taken care of. They didn't care if there were just 2 of us. Our guide was awesome! Can't wait to go back!!

- By Shannon and Linda on

Cant wait to go back!!

I took my family to the ranch and let my children ages 10 11 and 15 ride horses for the first time and the guide made me feel completely at ease. We will never forget the experience! The zip line crew was amazing, funny and very professional, I never once felt nervous. We will go back again for sure, well worth the money!!

- By Krystal Alzamora on

Beautiful horses, wonderful people!

Me and my boyfriend took a trip to Pigeon Forge for our anniversary and was looking to ride horses. So glad we came across this place! Wonderful experience and the horses were beautiful and well behaved. The people were friendly and really looking forward to visiting again soon!

- By Tara on

Jayell Ranch was AWESOME

Why I like Jayell Ranch is my youngest son (8) was not really wanting to ride so they let him double ride with me. Half way through the ride he told us when we get back home (Florida) maybe we can get him a horse like BILLY. He was calling him my buddy BILLY. Our guide MATT was AWESOME also really made everyone feel safe on the ride even the ones that haven't had much riding time.Would recommend Jayell Ranch and Matt as a guide any day..

- By John Hewitt on

Awesome time at Jayell Ranch!

My girls and I enjoyed a fantastic day at Jayell Ranch. We had a great experience riding the horses today and our guide, Ally, was awesome. She was so friendly and fun. Our horses were so well behaved and really pretty. My youngest daughter had never ridden a horse before. She was given Billy and had so much fun. She was never once scared and truly enjoyed her ride. We are from South Carolina and plan on returning again next year!

- By Terry Mobley on

Loved our time at Jayell Ranch.

We had an awesome time at Jayell Ranch. My first time zip lining! Our guides Kerri and Crenshaw were great! They helped me get over my fear and taught me how to zip line. They had our group laughing and enjoyed them so much! Matthew was our horse back ridding guide he was awesome also. We will come back when we visit the mountains again!

- By Becky on

Awesome Experience!!

What an awesome family friendly place! We were greeted by Jennifer and Kerry, who went above and beyond our expectations! We had a great time Zip Lining on all six lines! Can't wait until the new towers are finished! Our guides, Christoph and Keri, were the best and were a blast to spend time with! Everyone should definitely check out this Ranch!

- By Jonathan, Heather, Evan and Eli on

Great time from Lafayette, IN

My wife and I had a great time Zip Lining. Keri & Chris were great guides and made us enjoy the event even more.

- By Gerry Beck on

Excellent and we will comeback

YOU MADE THE ZIP LINE RIDES THE BEST!!! Secondly we went horseback riding and my little girl got scared and THANKS TO GABE SHE WAS JUST FINE and we enjoyed the rest of the ride. Beautiful views from the trails. Thanks for making our trip speacial... Marc, cash cookie and peggy!!!!

- By Marc on

Outstanding !

My younger sister and my dad and I went to Jayell Ranch while we were in town and went Zip lining (guides Travis and Cherokee) and horseback riding (Jason)--- Fantastic ! The trails were beautiful and breathtaking with all of the mountains on this hills that could be seen when zip lining and horseback riding. Safety was very important to all of the workers, they treated you like family and would joke around with you. I would defiantly recommend doing the 6 zip lines - not 3, because the last 3 are incredible! We've all decided that next time we visit we will always come back(:

- By Jess H. on

Treated like a King,with my Queen

I have alot of control issues due to my service to my Country. I was to say the least petrafied to allow myself to reliquish control.Some of the guides are Veterens themselves and fully understood some of my issues. My wife and I were there on our Honeymoon and we were made over as we say in the Country . And let me tell you that the guys working there on the Zip lines were complete gentleman when attaching the harness lines to my wife.
I also was so nervous that I completely forgot my camera for any pics. The guys there took pics of us on his camera, and then on their own time forwarded and then even contacted us afterwards to ensure our honeymoon memories arrived and viewable.
You may possibly find a cheaper price, but you will not find a group of people that will treat you like family while in Tenn

- By David Jones on

Great time!!

We had a great time doing ATV tour and zip line at Jayell Ranch. The staff were nice and answered all our questions. The activity guides were great and fun. I will definitely come back when visiting TN again and would recommended to anyone.

- By Punam Patel on

2nd visit as awesome as the first

Loved the ranch so much we went back two days later and rode the ATVs again. Jolly is so much fun and such a great trail guide.
Thanks for making this the highlight of the trip.
Will definitely be back when in the area!

- By Susan Davis on

Gotta visit Jayell Ranch while in Pigeon Forge!

Great place to horseback ride and ATV. Everyone of the staff I talked to were pleasant and personality plus. My trail guide's name was Davey and he was awesome! Very patient with the inexperienced riders and added some humor to the ride. If you are experienced this ride might be a little slow paced but the scenery and views make up for that.
Moved on to the ATV ride and "Jolly" was the guide. He was very friendly and kept the whole experience super! Lots of downhill and climbs, ruts and bumps. Slow enough for the inexperienced but paced just fast enough to keep you on your toes.
Highly recommend this ranch to anyone wanting to ride horses, ATVs, zipline, or off road go kart.
Thanks, Jayell Ranch. Best experience the week I was in Pigeon Forge!

- By Susan Davis on

Had a great time!

My family and I did the zipline and the ATV ride...we had a blast! My hats off to the Staff at Jayell Ranch...They did a great job working with us and keeping us safe on both the zipline and ATVs...Staff is very knowlegable and friendly. Can't wait to go back and do it again!

- By Ricky Lee on

Great job by Dave!

My family and I just got back from a ride with our guide Dave and we had an awesome time! It's been years since I've rode and my family has never ridden. They had little panic moments and Dave did a great job of being patient and guiding them through it! Amazing views! Morning temps were good and the staff was very friendly. The horses were the stars of the trip. Biscuit, Socks and a special thanks to Big Red who had to carry me! Loved it! Can't wait to do it again!

- By Harper Family on


Absolutely love Jayell ranch! I'm disabled i.e.in a wheelchair. Wyatt treated me wonderfully. He's put me in a go-cart, and thrown me down the mountain numerous times. Loved every minute. If you're up his way, do yourself a favor, check his place out. I guarantee a great time had by all!

- By Michael Woodring on

Great Memories

We had such a great time. Went ziplining and rode the atv trails. Great guides and awesome place. Highly recommended this place. Will definitely come back....I wanna work here :-)

- By Brian Partin and family on

Great Memories Made at Jayell Ranch!

Our family had a Blast! We did the Horseback ride/zipline combo! Great fun and everyone took great care of us. The cool dude Adam over on the ziplines was great fun....Shawn the horse guy...loads of fun too! Keep doing what you are doing. We will see you next time!!
....Friends from Ohio

- By The Henry's on

A GREAT Experience!!

My daddy and I went zip-lining on Jayell Ranch this past Friday and it was amazing. My daddy had never been zip-lining and he had a great time. Coalminer and Einstein were awesome to both of us and made sure we had a great time!! The gentleman that checked us in, was super nice, and easily answered our questions. It was great to spend time with just my daddy, and Jayelle made the experience all about us! I HIGHLY recommended the Ranch and their staff!! THANK YOU GUYS!!!

- By Machelle Morningstar on

Very nice afternoon

Very relaxing trail ride with our horses, Diesel and Rosie. Our guide, Nadia was very friendly and helpful. The ziplines were were great. Our guides Christoff and Einstein were very friendly and nice to work with. We are new to horseback riding and ziplines so the staff made the experience a very pleasant one. We would highly recommend Jayell Ranch.

- By The Thiel's, September 2014 on

Nothing compares to Jayell Ziplining!

This was our first time zip lining and we were nervous about what to expect. We chose Jayell because it was very affordable for us. With that said, we were unsure if the low cost would mean low quality service. We were so wrong! The crew members treated us professionally and with enthusiasm and excitement. The zip lines themselves were amazing! They took us from the small ones to the larger ones allowing us to become comfortable along the way. They understood we had small children, but still allowed them to experience it with us. Since then we have been zip lining in other places and have felt very restricted and just herded like cattle through the line instead of like people who want to learn and enjoy themselves. Nothing compares to our experience with Jayell - we hope to be able to come back one day and do it again!!!

- By The Burk Family on

Great Time!!!

We had an awesome time on the ranch, zip lining was a first for me and my husband, but your guys made it very fun and safe, will defiantly do it again next time were in Tennessee. Our guides were very entertaining, not good with names but do remember coal miners daughter. lol

- By Sheila & Greg Prejean(a.k.a. the Fauckers) on

We had a great time!

What a great experience. This was the first time on a zip line for us and my children's first horseback ride. My wife is afraid of heights but Kristoff and Einstein were thorough and made it easy. The horses were very gentle and needed little steering to keep them on the trail. What a great day!

- By The McDonald\'s on

Highlight of our vacation!

First and foremost, what a terrific staff! There were 9 of us ages 8 to 60 and we all had a lot of fun with them. Also, It was very convenient to have so many different activities in one location and reasonably priced. We did horseback riding and zip lining. Although it was our first time zip lining we've been on several trail rides and that was one of the best with beautiful views. The horses were amazing!

- By The Cook family on

i loved the whole group of staff up at the ranch .

My wife, two kids and I went and zip lined just last weekend and it was the best thing we could have done. This place had the best staff who showed us how to be the most safe. They also made this so much fun by enjoying it with us and helping to watch out for our 2 little ones, which gave us peace of mind while we played. We thank you all very much because it was by far the highlight of our vacation. =) THANK YOU!!

- By Jeff hopper on


Absolutley a fantasic time. Such a friendly staff. Had a great time! Highly recommended

- By O Family on

Had a super fun day riding the horses!!

Had an amazing time at the Ranch horse backing riding. We had a great guide named Matt. He really knows his stuff and is super friendly. I would recommend Jayell Ranch to anybody. Very friendly staff. Enjoy! We sure did!! If we are ever in Gatlinburg again we will surely go to the Ranch again. Thanks for a great time!!

- By Rick and Stacy Wolf on

Great Day!

My husband & I just finished our day @ Jayell Ranch. The views from horseback were beautiful. We also completed 6 lines of zip lines with Goober & Appleseed & had a blast! Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a fun, safe day of outdoors activities.

- By Gene & Kathy on

GoPro Video to prove how much fun!

Amazing Time!!! Check out how much fun i had Zip-lining!!!

- By Wilson Tolbert on

Best Time Ever

We got the ATV and 6 Zipline package. Our day started with our guide Al on the ATV"s, he showed us all the trails and a veiw from the top of the mountain that takes your breath away. He was very knowledgable of the property and the trails. Also was very pleasant and funny to talk to, showed you he loved his job and made us feel welcome. It was the first time we ever Ziplined and our guides Tim and Chris were great. They were very knowledgable at what they were doing and were funny as could be. The expeirence they showed us that day was phenomanol. We are planning a trip back next year just because of the kindness and good times they showed us that day. Would recommend this expeirence to anyone looking to have a great time. Thanks for everything

- By Carroll & Cheryl Herr on


it was a great experience!

- By erjing on

Great Horse Riding Experience

Great Experience. Our guide Susan was Wonderful. I got to ride Blizzard. My family had a really good time since for most of us it was our first time on a horse. The horses are very well trained and the staff is super friendly and i would totally recommend the trail ride it a great experience for us.

- By Michelle Stovall on

Good Times!

Thanks to Adam, Chris, Matt and the rest of the staff for a wonderful day! We recommend the horses and the zip lines to any family for a great time. We'll see you next year or maybe sooner! Keep my saddle warm.

- By Camaro S S on

Great Family experience

My family and I took our 1st Zip line adventure at Jayell Ranch. The guys running the zip lines were very therough and explained everything we needed to know in detail. We had bought a package that included horse back riding as well. The entire operation is a family business and it shows in the care of the equipment and the horses. Terry was our guide on the trail ride and our yougest son who had never been on a horse that was not a on lead had a great experience. Sean and Susan were running the horse riding part of the operation and are both seasoned horse people. Their own horses live there as well and Sean offered to let me ride one of his own horses on a 2nd ride. Mom and our oldest boy went back out for a 2nd ride with Susan which Sean offered since they were not busy at the time. It was nice to see the horses so well cared for. We did not do the quads or side by sides but watched as Sean explained to new riders what to do before Matt took them out on the ATV trails. Matt was performing maintenance on the ATVs when we had arrived and everything about the operation was very reassuring from a safty standpoint. They offer a great family day out for everyone regardless of age and the activities were a great value

- By Eric Schwartz on

Horeback riding with Susan

Susan was a GREAT guide! The scenery is beautiful and the horses are very well-tempered. My husband and I rode on Lady and Speckles and really enjoyed adding this to our weekend vacation. We will be back for more riding, as well as zip lines. Be sure to request Susan as your guide - very friendly, knows the area and welcomes any and all questions. Thanks for the great memories!

- By Sarah G on

I love Jayell Ranch.

My sister and I went on the horse back ride and 6 zip lines. The crew at Jayell Ranch were welcoming, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. I would recommend them to everyone I know.

- By Andrew Miller on

Beat horseback and atv riding!

We did the horseback and atv rides. The horses were great my wife had lady and I was on a big boy named diesel. The tour guide for the horses were great. The atv ride was a blast it was just me my wife and the guide. He took us off the trail a little to get some mud. Very fun thinking about going back tomorrow!

- By Paul and Mandy on

This placed rocked out. Sue, Shawn, Adam and Chris were all spectacular guides. Customer service went above and beyond. Strong recommend them to any family looking for something to do while in the area.

- By Justin hover on

Best place to ride

The reason I love Jayell Ranch is because ya'll have a better scenery on the horse back rides don't have to worry bout falling of the edge of the mountain. The ziplines are amazing!!!! Also the employees are great, funny and very entertaining. Thank ya'll Chad, Adam and Mason

- By Angelina on

i love jayell ranch!

My group and i went on our first day of vacation. it was absolutely amazing. Susan was our guide. she did an awesome job! My 4 year old loved our horse, Red. plus it started snowing during our ride which made it even better! i highly recommend this place to anybody looking to ride horses on their vacation to the smoky mountains :)

- By Tiffany on

Great place, cool experience horseback riding

Me and my daughter were in Gatlinburg and heard about the ranch from our cabin. We wanted something fun & low key to do so this was perfect, and my daughter was really looking forward to going horseback riding. Everyone there is so friendly and Susan, our guide, was really nice & informative… very down to earth people. I was a little scared but we had a great time… the view of the mountains when you get to the top was pretty. I was on "Sox" and my daughter had "Camanche". Thanks for a great experience, would definitely recommend and return again in the future.

- By Christina N on

We will be back :) Props to Chris & Adam

Ashley and I stopped in on March 3rd and had a great time. We went horse back riding then 6 zip lines. The ppl there are so friendly and down to earth, They made us feel at so welcome and at home. They made the visit worth it! The guide on the ride was so nice, I think her name was Susan. She took pics and text them to me. Adam and Chris took us on the zip line they made the trip a blast I will be back and I hope to have the same guides. But my girl Ashley would like for Chad to help on the zip line lol she thinks he is a cutie :) But don't feel left out Chris and Adam you are cuties too. Thanks for a great time see you soon......

- By Sherri & Ashley on


My boyfriend and I went to Jayell Ranch yesterday and had an awesome experience. We bought the $49 deal which was one hour of horseback riding and then 3 ziplines but once we did 2 ziplines we ended up upgrading for $20 more to do the other 3 ziplines. I had never been ziplining before and I would recommend it to everyone! If you just do the horseback zipline combo you miss out on the 3 most fun (and longest) ziplines they have. Our guides were funny and I felt totally safe the whole time. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!!

- By Haley on

We love Jayell Ranch!

We had a great time will recommend to our friends.

- By John and Christy Timmons on

The best time we had in the entire Gatlinburg area

We went as a group of 10 and enjoyed every bit of it. We had some nervous kids (as young as 5) and a few nervous adults! I was a bit worried about the 28 degree weather, but all of that faded away after the first line. Our "I can't do it" kids became the "I"m first" bunch by the time we hit the second line. By the third line, all of us were trying to slide upside down!

Adam and Chris were outstanding guides. Our kids appreciated seeing the farm animals, and all of us enjoyed the warm fire at the end of the line.

Thank you for the all of the fun and memories.

- By The Davis Family on

Love Jayell

On 12/23/2013 we went on the ziplines with Sean & Adam; they were great and the experience was awesome (2nd time ziplining and this place was the best). We then went on the ATVs - mudding with Sean; so much fun - the kids (small and big) loved it. We had such a great day we came back today on Christmas and went horseback riding and ATV'g again. Susan took us around on the horses and she was wonderful and the horses were very gentle. Sean took most of the family out on the ATVs again. They really know what they are doing and they couldn't have been any friendlier or accommodating! Thank you Jayell for two great days!

- By Jay, Becky, Jimmy & Ashley Check on

Friday 12-13-2013

I was their with two of my friends. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed very much our two instructors, they were the best. One of the things that stood out was the safety that was instilled by the instructors.
If you want to have fun and also feel that you will be safe, GO and have a ball.

- By Kelly on

Gr8888 Place

Took my 8 yr. old to zip line and horseback ride. Susan and Chis were outstanding hosts, be most certainly be back again!

- By Rodney Foster on

Wonderful experience! Staff was awesome!!

First time horseback riders and Suzanne was very patient and helpful with all five of us! The Zip Line experience was great as well, had that on a bucket list, nearly declined to participate but..Hunter and Keven (hopefully that's his name) were very helpful and convinced me that safety was number one! Thank you for an awesome time!!

- By Karen Hill on

Amazing and Thrilling!

My time at Jayell was absolutely amazing, thrilling, and joyous! This was my first time on a zipline and every bit of it was incredible. I enjoyed it so much that I converted my trip from the half-course to the full 6 zipline course. My guides, RC and Hunter, were very knowledgeable and patient. I definitely plan to return in a few months!

- By Lisa S. on

Jayell Ranch Rocks!

Awesome experience all the way around!! Susan was great on the horseback riding and Adam and Chris were fun on the zip line.
I will come back to Jayell when I visit TN. You guys take your animals to heart and you have fun!
Very personable people! Thank you for great fun!!

- By Kris F & Wanda E - Atlanta GA on


My wife and I came here on our honeymoon to enjoy a nice horseback ride. We looked at all the other places in the area, and we chose Jayell Ranch because they were the only ones who would allow bigger guys to ride the horses. I weigh in about 270 lbs and they had no problem putting me up on a horse. I rode a beautiful mare named "Shadow" and she was awesome! My wife rode "Big Red" and he was great with her! Our tour guide Chuck was awesome!! He talked to us, answered all our questions, and was just a "Good Ol' Boy"! I would recommend this place to anyone!! If we ever get to that area, we will be back!!!

- By Rusty McAulay on

We loved it!

First time for us both ziplining, Adam and Joe were FANTASTIC guides! We will be back! Shawn was ever so AMAZING leading us on the horse trail, we loved Shadow and Troy!!! We can't wait to come back!!!

- By Pamela and Johnny on


My son and I took his 2 daughters here for an afternoon of horseback riding and zip lining. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. My granddaughters had never rode horses, let alone zip lined, before, so this excursion was their number one priority of things to do on our vacation and thanks to the crew at Jayell, they now have fond memories to share with their friends. HIGHLY recommended!

- By Mark H on

Great fun!

We went horseback riding and did the 6 zip lines....wonderful experience! Chad! Adam and Shawn were great tour guides and took great care of us. We would highly recommend this ranch for your outdoor adventures

- By Brian and Tamara Brunsell on

Fun time!!!!!!!

Was just there. The people were fantastic!!!!! My daughter and I loved the ziplines. The whole family loved the horses. Definitely going back in the spring. I would recommend this experience for anyone.

- By Kevin Kelly on

Awesome Memories 8/3/13

We loved Jayell Ranch. Everyone at the ranch was very friendly and great to be around. We liked the fact that you could go to one place and do it all; horseback riding, atvs, and zip lining. My wife and I had a great time and the best part is that they have people positioned all around taking great pics which provides the memories of a lifetime. The location was great because it's a quick drive from Pigeon Forge. We did a lot during our weekend get a way but Jayell Ranch gave us the best moments. Definately coming back with the kiddies. Thanks to the whole staff at Jayell!!

- By Mike&Shannon Hastings on

Best value & scenery

Jayell Ranch is down to earth and you cannot find a better value for what you get. We did horseback riding and 6 ziplines and both were awesome. Get of hustle and bustle of attractions in town for a once in a lifetime experience!

- By Richard on


Staff was super friendly and was concerned about safety and enjoyment.....I rode Psycho and I must say he was awesome....

- By E. McNulty on

Glad our "maybe" happened!

At first I was not sure of the ATV ride because of the fantastic price. My Dad and I really enjoyed ourselves and were both glad that we did the ride. Upon first glance we said "maybe we'll go". Glad we did & we will be back!

- By Ryan on

Lots of fun!

My family really had a good time and will do this again, when we go back to the Smokey Mountains. We felt very safe on the zip lines and on the horses. The staff is very safety oriented and knowledgable. If you go please, tip your guides.

- By b. hinton on

Wonder People!!

Great memories made this weekend!! The staff here truly care about you and your family........especially the children. Making sure everyone has a great experience! I can't say enough good things. I will bring my family back again and again!!!

- By Kay D. and friends on

Awesome stable

We really enjoyed our ride at Jayell stables. Andrew was a great guide and full of information! We can't wait to come back and ride again. The horses were well behaved, but not boring! Shadow, Handsome and sorrel helped made the visit A+ . Maybe next time we will zip line, the course looked Awesome! Thanks can't wait to visit again!

- By Lauren H. on


I absolutely LOVED my experience at Jayell. My fiance' and I have never been ziplining and it was a BLAST! The horse back riding trail was beautiful and my horse 'Rosie' was a sweet as could be. We will be back in December!!! :D

- By Jenna I. on

Great time

We had a group of 8 ride horses, the ride was a true trail ! Beautiful fall ride. Three also ziplined it was their first time, they enjoyed it ! The whole experience was great, highly recommend Jayell Ranch !!!!!

- By Kevin and family on

Can't wait to come back!

Our family was there in July-all the way from Michigan. The whole experience was wonderful! Our daughter, Madelyn, loved the horse back ride the most. Our guide for that was awesome. He gave us a lot of history of he ranch. Then we did the zip lines! Needless to say-that was the biggest rush of our life. Even my hubby who doesn't like heights is ready to do it again. Our guides for that were the best. Now I have a coworker and her family coming down to experience it. Thanks for the awesome experience! Tami, Jason, & Madelyn Kitchell, Buchanan, Michigan

- By The Kitchell's on

Awesome time...loved it!

This was my first trip on a zip line and it was a awesome experience. Our guide was great, thanks Josh, all the way from Kentucky! ;)

- By Annie on


I had a great time at Jayell Ranch riding and ziplining. It was a blast! Josh and Brandon were great guides. They had a lot of patience with my mom who wasn't to sure she wanted to do the zipline. She ended up loving it and wants to do it again. Thank you both for an excellent time, lots of laughs, and wonderful memories. We definitly plan of coming back.

- By Laura Wortman on

I loved it!

Had the best time! love the ride up to the 1st tower to zip line. The horses were awesome! Cnat wait to do it again. The guide "Hank" was awesome! very relaxing and conforting. We will be going back again!

- By Melissa Chandler on

Best Riding in Sevierville

I have been to both the Five Oaks Riding Stables and Jayell Ranch. I can recommend Jayell over Five Oaks for a number of reasons. A few of the most notable are that at Jayell you get a real horseback ride and not a horseback walk. At Five oaks the horses all walk a dirt trail that a car could drive on and if one horse stops for any reason all the other horses stop behind. The reason it takes a full hour at Five Oaks is the pace is so slow and the guide keeps it that way. At Jayell your Guide rides a much better pace, but not so fast as to leave you if you are inexperienced. Jayell horses follow or pass or do as you want them. The horses will gallop or trot depending on your riding ability. The trails at Jayell are REAL horse trails not a road. There are hills, dips, water crossings etc. Last big thing I noticed was at Jayell the horses are treated better and get along better. Well worth the trip.

- By Eric Ripley on

Great Experience !!

We did the combo, horseback riding and ziplining both. The crew were great and funny, making both adventures "an adventure" !! Our son and his friend loved it so much they went back the next 3 days for the ziplining. It's one of the best deals in town !!

- By Jeff Easter on


We had a blast at Jayell ranch. We rode horses and zip lined all in the same day. The guides and crew were great even with the little ones. Highly recommended

- By Deb and company on

Extraordinary, Fun Experience

I have come many times to Jayell Ranch, both with family and with large groups of friends, and each visit brings new memories. The ziplines are a blast, and the hour-long horseback rides are always thrilling, rain or shine. I recommend this Smoky Mountain Adventure Attraction to anyone of any age!

- By Leighton Smith on

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