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Southern Cross Ranch/Bed and Breakfast

1670 Bethany Church Road , Madison, GA 30650 USA (Show map)
13 Reviews
$80 - $210
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Experience southern hospitality at its finest on this wonderfully accommodating ranch. Largely undiscovered, Southern Cross Ranch is nestled in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and home to over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. We have both Bed & Breakfast only plans and All-Inclusive plans covering meals and/or horseback riding. All guests have access to pool, hot tub, game room, video library, and unlimited snacks, desserts, soft drinks and other beverages. Best known for our exceptional horseback riding program and unguided riding opportunities, Southern Cross combines this with delightful accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service for a complete experience. Our relaxed riding program allows guests to trail ride on their own if they choose. Horses are matched for novice and experienced riders, and lessons are available. Each room is pleasantly appointed featuring a King-sized bed, A/C, TV, DVD, and private bath. Premium rooms offer whirlpools, fireplaces, and delightful views. You may choose a room with a rustic, western theme or one of more traditional Southern décor. You’ll find many ways to relax and unwind at Southern Cross Ranch. You can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or a soak in the hot tub. Seasonal flowers and beautiful landscaping adorn the ranch. You and your family will enjoy the complimentary unlimited soft drinks, tea, coffee, fresh lemonade, snacks, fruit and fresh baked desserts available 24 hours per day.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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5 on November 17, 2013

well my name is korei & im certainly satisfied with everything southern cross ranch has to offer !! my family will return every year if GOD be willing. we made some irreplaceable memories, some lifelong friends, ate like kings and the healthy happy content horses of your choice are awesome. the staff is precious & very insightful... we were very pleased.......


5 on October 19, 2012

This is a wonderful get away. We are from Florida and have been visiting 1 time a year since we discovered this ranch in 2008. It is such a relaxing fun place to visit especially if you enjoy horses. The only place I know where you get to handle your horse from the corral, to the ride and back to the coral. Trails are wonderful and horses are great. The accommodations are clean and roomy. The food is out of this world southern eating. The staff is like family after a visit. Our cousins drive from Atlanta to visit us there (or to eat). All I can say is a great, retreat.


5 on October 06, 2012

This place is amazing. It is serene and beautiful, the people are incredibly polite and the food is delicious!

Horse lovers dream.

5 on July 03, 2012

My granddaughter and I stayed at the ranch in June and had a great time. Everything and everyone was perfect. There is not place like Sotuher Cross. This was our first trip and will return many times. Each person was so nice and helpful. This was a dream come true for us both . There is so much to do and so much good food to be had plus all the drinks and snacks 24 hours a days. It was really great. Can't wait for our return trip! I did not know Heaven was so close to us. It is so relaxing at the ranch. I could live there with no problems. For anyone who loves horses or just want to get away this is the place to be. Thanks to everyone!!

So Relaxing

4.8 on December 19, 2011

I have been to Southern Cross many times and have never been disappointed with my stay. I go specifically for the horses and they are so well cared for that I wonder if they think they are on a vacation too? I love the personal interaction with the horses. The staff is always friendly and helpful. It is comfortable to go there alone as it is easy to make friends with the other guests. When I turn into the driveway at Southern Cross I can feel the stress melt away for a few days.

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Location Type

Countryside, Ranch, Small town


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 58 miles

Directions to property:

From airport, take I-285 East and follow signs as it turns into I-285 North. Catch I-20 East on the East side of Atlanta. Go about 45 miles to Exit 114 (Hwy 441, Madison), and turn right (south). Go 2.5 miles to "Crawford Rd." and turn left. Go to first stop (1 mile) and turn right on to "Bethany Church Rd." Southern Cross Ranch will be 1.0 mile on your left hand side. Cleary marked and large white metal barn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Horse back riding - - On Site, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Tub - On Site, Private Hot Tub - On Site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Guest Ranch

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Satellite/Cable TV, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Meeting / Banquet Facilities, Mountain Bikes, Pool & Hot Tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Tub - On Site, Private Hot Tub - On Site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Not allowed in rooms, may be kept in stables at night

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimums may apply to select weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50/night
  • Cancellations: Deposits for reservations cancelled greater than 30 day prior to arrival are 85% refundable. For cancellations 7-30 days prior to arrival, deposits are 50% refundable, and less than 7 days are nonrefundable. Timely cancellations allow us to offer your room to other prospective guests.



Inge & Tom Wendling

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

3 Dogs , 175 horses Others

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  • Time Served: 8:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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1670 Bethany Church Road , Madison, GA 30650 USA (Show map)

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