As you drive down the country lane into the Seventy-four Ranch, you'll see the lovely rolling foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. The big sky is wide and blue, and our spirited horses and our cattle are on the move. Get ready to relax in rugged indulgence. The historic Butler-Cape House, built in the mid 1800's, is the heart of the Ranch. Our rooms, cabins and suites are hand-crafted for your delight. Antiques, artifacts and artwork await you, and you'll be refreshed by comfy beds, down pillows, quilts and fluffy towels. Care for a little adventure? We have 1200 acres to ride. Stay right here on the ranch and learn to rope like a cowboy or fish for your dinner in Parker Pond. We've got the poles, bait and plenty of fish. Watch our foals learning to become cow horses and our calves scampering after the herd. Big Scarecorn Creek invites a family expedition or a rendezvous point for cocktails. In the moonlight, roast marshmallows around the campfire and listen to the true tales of the history of the ranch. We'll tell you about the Cherokee Indians, the Civil War, and the 'Moonshine War' here. Wake to the smell of rich coffee and the sounds of the ranch coming to life. Your hearty breakfast is served on the antique french dining table in the Butler-Cape House. Savor the freshest of foods, often straight from our garden and organic when possible.
Our romantic cabin features a vaulted cedar ceiling and double, handmade french doors leading to a private balcony with the best view of the ranch. It has a queen bed, a wood stove, and a charming kitchenette with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and sink. The suite is appointed with an oversize leather sofa, antiques, original art, and antique stained glass. Hand carved french doors lead to the bath which includes an 1824 claw foot tub. We are family and pet friendly. WIFI
Nightly Rate: N/A
This cozy and rustic cabin is furnished with a queen bed and antiques which include a 1930's Navajo rug, an 1800's trunk and vintage stained glass. A Missouri Confederate cavalry flag and a wooden Mexican saddle are displayed on one wall. Floor coverings include sheepskin and our steer hides. The cabin has a wood stove, a leather rocker, a porch and fenced side yard with adirondack chairs, a chiminea and swing. A handmade wooden door leads to a shared spacious bath. Wheelchair accessible. We are family and pet friendly. WIFI
Nightly Rate: $145/$145
A wood barn door opens The Saddle House, home to our best saddles and tack plus four double bunk beds originally built for our cowboys and their families. We have designed it with families and groups in mind. The large poker table is perfect for meals and games. The wood stove keeps the cabin cozy. An antique church pew holds Pendleton blankets and quilts. Small monitor for DVDs. A handmade wood door leads to a shared bath which features a large tiled shower. A spacious porch with hand carved chairs and table allows you to settle in outside. Pet friendly. Wheelchair accessible. WIFI
Nightly Rate: $135/$135
This charming room is upstairs, inside the historic Butler-Cape House. It has a vaulted ceiling, and a gabled window. The hardwood floors and window panes are original to the house, believed to be pre-1850. The four-poster double bed is covered with quilts and down pillows. The decor includes antiques and three original paintings. The Blue Room shares a small balcony overlooking the front of the property. It also shares a guest bath on the first floor, which has a tub/shower and is appointed with our private line of toiletries. Pet friendly. WIFI
Nightly Rate: $95/$95
This upstairs room inside the historic Butler-Cape House has a vaulted ceiling and two gabled windows. Window panes and hardwood flooring are original to the house, believed to be pre-1850. Views include the front of the property and the timber-framed Well House. The room has a trundle day bed (two twin beds) and an antique day bed. It shares a balcony on the front of the house, and a guest bath downstairs. Apointments include original photographs and a 74 Ranch steer hide. Pet friendly. WIFI. Guests may use the large screen HD TV in the living room and relax by the fire.
Nightly Rate: $85/$85
The Cowboy Cabin is an authentic replica of a 19th century cowboy cabin out west. It is constructed of beams rescued from a barn built in 1832. Cedar ceiling, handmade cedar bed, cedar saddle rack, wood stove and stack stone chimney. Charming wood shutters open onto a wonderful view of the pasture, with horses just a few feet from the window. In keeping with its authenticity, there is no power. Guests use oil lamps, candles and a Coleman lantern. Pendleton blankets and sheepskins on the floor keep it cozy. Shared guest bath inside main house. Pet-friendly.
Nightly Rate: $85/$85
3.0 on October 13, 2013
it was ok the rooms are very noise from all the big trucks on the road about 100 feet away
4.2 on September 26, 2013
Very different B&B. Very western atmosphere. Innkeeper Larry full of western yarns. Wife Pam very gracious. You must like dogs!!! Stayed in the cowboy cabin. Will definitely return! Beautiful location.
5 on April 29, 2013
Me and my wife stayed here from April 5th thru April 9th, 2013. We went to the Final Four basketball games in Atlanta and wanted to stay somewhere fun within driving range of Atlanta. This place was wonderful! The house is beautiful. We stayed in the Blue Room. The breakfasts are delicious and Pam is flexible on the times which was good for us as we were getting back late from the games, especially the Championship one on Monday night (where Louisville won, GO CARDS!). The land is fabulous with horses and lots of friendly dogs! I enjoyed sitting outside and reading and drinking coffee every morning and afternoon. Pam and Larry are very friendly owners with some great stories to tell. The nearby town of Talking Rock has some good antique shops and Jasper has plently of restaurants. Highly recommended!
4.6 on April 13, 2012
A fun place to stay. Dogs and horses everywhere. Every inch of the place meticulously decorated in a ranch theme. Authentic ranchers. Delicious and unique breakfasts. Horseback riding on 50+ acres. Who could ask for more, we'll be back.
5 on November 02, 2011
The moment you step into the property Larry and Pam will make you feel like part of the family. Rooms are very unique and clean, you will have a real ranch experience. Amazing breakfast will start your day right, thanks to Pam! And make sure you have a chance to meet Junior, a real cowboy, full of information about ranching! Must have experience! We will go back!!!
Creek side, Pasture view, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch
Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 60 miles
From Atlanta Airport (Free pick-up at Airport) Take I-75 North to I-575. Continue for approximately 40 miles, until I-575 turns into I-515. Go to the big intersection of Highway 53 West and 515. Then go left on 53 (heading West). The Seventy-Four Ranch is seven miles on the left. (You'll see the sign out front.)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Learn to Rope, Firearm Safety and Markmanship Training, Bug catching and star gazing, Horse Training, Sunset rendezvous, Moonlight marshmallow roast, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Ranch, Homestay Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Guest Cottage, Working Ranch
Alarm clock, BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Turndown Service
Family Adventure Vacations, Creek and Pond Fun!, Marshmallow Roasts w/Ghost Stories, Horseback Riding and Roping, Romantic Packages, Fishing and Target Practice
Pam and Larry Butler
Organic homegrown ingredients
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Goorgia Grown , Southwestern
Peaches N' Cream Pecan Waffles
Luscious deep dish homemade waffles overflowing with fresh peaches, Georgia pecans and organic maple syrup.