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Winchester, TN

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Had a great 2 wks. at Circle E. The trails are rocky. I recommend front & hind shoes w/pads or boots for horses not accustomed. Pretty scenery, could use a few more sign posts if your directionally challenged like me. They are marked "easy" Moderate" "extreme". The yellow arrows always point back to camp the fastest route and I found myself on "extreme" trails following them. Most stalls are 8x8 ask for stalls in barn D & E for 8x 10 (request an extra stall for hay/tack if staying longer than a weekend).They provide bedding, but I recommend you supply your own manure fork. The Owner let me turn my horses out into a round pen and small pastures for 2 hr. periods (greatly appreciated) If you have a rig that requires 2 30amp or 50 amp electric ask for sites C 1-5 or D 1-5. Pull thru sites. Easy access to both sides of the dump station (the white pvc pipe lifts out of the ground for dumping. The roads were nice and wide getting into the campground. There is a 2mile 11% hill so make sure your truck's tranny and brakes are in good working order and matches to your trailer. Owner & staff were friendly and helpful. Would love to return
Reviewed by: guytim on 10/26/2016 8:56:17 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/9/2016 Hometown: CENTREVILLE, MI

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Great riding, food, people and facilities. Thanks to the cooks for feeding us and we greatly appreciated Cody for helping us find the best trails for a couple of old folks from Florida. Everyone we meet was friendly and helpful, from the gentleman from Mobile that helped our mare cross her first double log to the folks from Manchester that took us on a great ride. Looking forward to being back next year.
Reviewed by: bob campbell on 10/19/2016 11:16:22 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/10/2016 Hometown: Cherry Lake, FL

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Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere, TN - I stayed for 2wks in October 2016. The campground was clean with pull-thru sites. Has electric /water/dump station/ bath & shower room . Has a dining/entertainment hall. Dining hall is open for organized rides and most weekends. Has stalls. The sites have 1 30 amp & 2 20 amp services. If you have a larger rig you want sites C 1-5 or D 1-5, they have 1 30 amp, 1 50 amp, 2 20 amp electric service. They offer free bedding and offer cleaning for $5 per day. The barns closest to the campsites have 8x8 stalls. I recommend barn D & E because they have 8x10 stalls . They gave us a free tack stall to store feed & tack. Make sure you request one if staying more than a weekend. Shower house was clean. Food was good. Camp staff and owner were friendly, helpful and accommodating. They let us use the round pen to let our horses stretch out. The trail could use more markers. They can be rocky and some sharp rocks. I recommend your horse have front & back shoes w/pads or all boots if your horse isn't from a rocky region. I am from Michigan and had shoes without pads or front boots on our horses and the rocks still bothered them. The trails are marked easy, moderate & extreme. The yellow arrows point back to camp. One word of caution on using the yellow arrows to find your way back to camp.They route you the most direct way and not necessarily the "easy" way. I re-routed on yellow because it took me on "extreme " trails. The riding was beautiful and I would recommend Circle E. The roads getting to the campground are good and will accommodate the largest of rigs, however there is a 11% grade, 2 mile hill just before the campground. Make sure your tow vehicle is matched to your trailer and transmission /brakes are in good working condition
Reviewed by: Guytim on 10/19/2016 9:55:42 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/19/2016 Hometown: CENTREVILLE, MI

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This was our second trip to Circle E guest ranch and since this was KY spring break week and not TN the campground was not busy at all. The weather was nice the 4 days we were there but it had rained considerably the week prior to our visit so the trails had several muddy spots. We stayed on the saw mill side of the campground since one of our group had rented a cabin, (which had a nice view over the bluff) and our sites were very nice with Electric (50amp), water, and sewer hook ups. The barn is one of the nicest we have used and for $5 per day they will clean your stall while you are out riding, which we did enjoy having that amenity. The campground is clean but sadly the restaurant is now only open for group rides. The maps are very easy to follow and the riding for the most part is easy to navigate but you will pull several inclines so have your mount legged up prior to the visit. I have never been on one of their group rides but I believe that the facilities would provide a good experience. If you have never ridden in this part of Tennessee then I would recommend visiting. The owners have worked hard to provide a very nice campground with lots of trails to explore.
Reviewed by: Mike Lisa on 6/2/2015 11:22:54 AM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/6/2015 Hometown: Hartford, KY

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This was our first visit to Circle E. We came with a group of 10 and stayed on the Saw Mill side for the Sept organized ride. There were some really good things about this campground and some not so good. The best part of Circle E by far are the trails. If you are a good rider, have a good horse and like a challenge there arent any trails you cant ride here. Yes there was mud but you could get around most of the bad spots. Yes some of the rocks were really slick just go slow. A must is having a "fit horse" thats well shod, most of the trails have steep long climbs. We stayed on the Saw mill side but they dont tell you that there are permanent homes on that side and it looks dumpy.The stalls are way bigger on this side but if you keep your horse on the outside of the barn like we did there are no lights. There were two wheelbarrows in the barn that barely worked and were being held together with baleing twine. The meals were good but we had the same thing for breakfast everyday. We opted to walk to the dining hall for meals but if you dont like exercising you will want to drive its a long walk! All though they can improve on some things our overall vacation was good you cant beat the trails here we will return in the future.
Reviewed by: Indyfire on 12/9/2014 4:05:23 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/6/2014 Hometown: Danville, IN

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I have ridden at this campground many times and I would not pull my rig from Texas to Tennessee if both the campground and trails were not enjoyable. Got a problem riding in mud then do not come riding in Southwest Texas. Got a problem with rocks then do not come riding in the Texas Hill Country. I guess all we have left to ride is the beach. Heck if there was not an element of danger riding in the mountains then I guess I would just stay here and work these cows all the time. Ray and his group do an excellent job and I have ridden trails in 26 states and I like to ride Tennessee and the Circle E. Do not let a few rocks and a little mud keep you from going to Circle E. Great food and people and riding.
Reviewed by: Roll Top Meadows Farm on 11/22/2014 9:48:32 AM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/15/2014 Hometown: Alvin , tx

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you want find a horse camp owner thats trys any harder. Everyone that works at circle E was great trails,camping,dinner hall,barns all great dont know were u could find a better place camp and ride i have rode many places and circle E is a place i want to go back to many times
Reviewed by: Johnny Hall on 12/25/2013 11:35:50 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/1/2013 Hometown: Russellville, AL

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Always friendly helpful staff in the office, the restrooms/bathhouses are huge and always clean. We have ridden here a dozen times or so and love it! Some people fuss about the mud but there are usually ways of going around it if it is an issue at all. We have trail ridden for years and expect mud to be in the mountains, as well as some rocks. There are lots of trails for different levels of experience to suit anyone. If you don't like a certain trail, turn around, there will be lots more to choose from. We love coming here and are thankful for people like Mr. Evans who give us the opportunity to ride over hundreds of acres of land.
Reviewed by: M Jett on 11/9/2013 9:00:56 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/13/2013 Hometown: McMinnville, TN

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Great weekend! rode some trails that I never knew were there, we rode with trail guide Gary Neeley he took us on awesome ride, the campground was nearly empty, what a shame, cause the place is awesome, great trails great campsites (several hundred) super barns, fall colors, bluffs and rock wide trails narrow trails thanks ray for having us
Reviewed by: Bob Peck on 11/3/2013 5:04:53 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 11/2/2013 Hometown: New Market , AL

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Enjoyable stay. Only wish they would cater a little to folks who don't like the orginized rides...we pay $$ too.
Reviewed by: W Wilkerson on 10/11/2013 2:12:44 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/6/2013 Hometown: , AL

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Loved it!!! Didn't stay long enough. It's even better when the restaurant is open...I don't have to cook! We were there during the Blue Grass Festival and the food there and people who work there couldn't be nicer. The campground was well kept up....will go again.
Reviewed by: Julie Anthony on 7/5/2013 5:01:11 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 7/1/2013 Hometown: Morriston, FL

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I have ridden from Mexico to Canada and this is one of my absolute favorite places to come. The people here are great to deal with and having a restaurant on site is very handy. The sites are large and all pull thru and the barn is clean when you arrive. Bathrooms and showers are kept up,cleaned and in great condition. The trails are beautiful. Some areas are sometimes muddy but they tell you where these are so you don't have to face them. Be sure your horses or mules are shod because the area is rocky. Beautiful creeks, waterfalls, high vistas and caves. They have it all.
Reviewed by: Barbara Buckley on 6/17/2013 10:17:58 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/5/2013 Hometown: Clearwater, Florida, FL

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Great facilities and trails. Very friendly and helpful management.
Reviewed by: Tim Scarbrough on 5/11/2013 5:14:20 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/4/2013 Hometown: Columbus, OH

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We went up for the organized ride in September of 2012! My first organized ride at Circle E, I have rode there before! I LOVED IT! We had great food always something to eat! Afternoon activities were fun! Lots of new friends, trail boss were nice! We did run into bees but Ray was right on them trying to get them taking care of! Can't wait till next year!
Reviewed by: Carrie on 1/18/2013 1:39:49 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/14/2012 Hometown: Soddy Daisy TN, Select State

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We had a great time at this campground. It was the October scheduled ride. Food was good, stalls good(plenty of sawdust)site was roomy for our very large trailer on the office side. We plan on going back next year for the October ride (reservation have already been made). Beautiful scenery especially at "Pretty Place" Awesome view. Must see place to go trailriding. The trails were easy to rugged, all depended on what you wanted to ride. I read other reviews about people complaining of mud. Well we found mud and also it had rained about an inch or two. You are going to have mud. Just ride around it. Very nice place to ride!! Can't wait to go back in October next year.
Reviewed by: Elizabeth DeBorde on 12/3/2012 6:08:22 AM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/16/2012 Hometown: Arcanum, OH

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Another beautiful weekend. The trails were awesome, the weather perfect and the fall colors were amazing. And as always the ranch was very clean and the staff was friendly
Reviewed by: marjorie on 11/6/2012 2:39:02 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 11/1/2012 Hometown: new market, AL

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Trails are wonderful, campground great, food at restaurant delicious. Will come back as often as we can.
Reviewed by: K. Gilbert on 11/4/2012 9:01:41 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 10/26/2012 Hometown: Niceville, FL

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September ride was awesome. Weather was beautiful. Campground very clean. Showers and restrooms kept clean. Entertainment great. Some bees on trails but to be expected in September. Trails smooth to challenging and well marked. Trail guides very helpful. We will return in October.
Reviewed by: Bill on 9/16/2012 7:23:38 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/15/2012 Hometown: , LA

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We just made our first trip to Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere , TN and had a good time. The camp ground is nice and very clean. You have two choices to camp, as this place is on both sides of the road. The saw mill side is the older and the smaller of the two with much more shade and a little more private, however the barn and bath house are at one end of the campground so you may have a little walk to your horses. The bath house on the saw mill side is small with 2 stalls and 2 showers but was clean. The barn is very nice, clean and has shavings when you arrive. The office side is new, with over 100 sites on this side. The barns are new with nice stalls, not overly big, but clean and safe. The bath house on this side is excellent, with 6 showers, sinks, toilets that are all some of the nicest I have ever been too. There is also a very nice restaurant on the office side that serves meals every Friday and Saturday night during open weekends and has full meals for the organized rides. There are trails on both sides of the road and they have a very nice color map that is very easy to follow. The trials are marked and I believe that there is riding to suit all types of riders. There was some mud but we were able to ride around most of the spots. I enjoyed the riding but due to the intense heat this weekend we were only able to ride about 3 ½ hours each morning, so we were only able to scratch the surface of all the trails at this camp ground. There is over 1000 acres on the saw mill side and over 10,000 acres on the office side. We are definitely looking forward to returning soon and would recommend you give this place a try.
Reviewed by: Mike on 7/8/2012 6:36:33 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 7/4/2012 Hometown: Hartford, KY

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Had A great ride at Circle-E again. We had one and a half days of light steady rain, but the ground soaked it up. There was very little mud and lots of great scenery. My first out of state was in 98 and I truly believe Circle -E is by far the best laid out camp I have ever seen. the dineing hall is second to none. A great place to go to. And as allways the management and other guest just make you feel like its home. Ron Kieszkowski
Reviewed by: ron Kieszkowski on 5/30/2012 1:53:51 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/13/2012 Hometown: Michigan City, IN

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My wife Dee and I spent 9 days riding this awesome area. Riding for 9 days on our fox trotters, Tank and Buddy, we were able to cover most of the well marked trails. We had very little mud on the trails and only in the spring run-off area. The trails were VERY WELL maintained and the campground as well as the camp staff was great. Did I mention the scenery was beautiful and there were trails for every level of rider and horse. Be sure to order a steak in the camp restaurant it is the best in the area. This is a campground we plan to return to next year.
Reviewed by: Tom Dischler on 5/20/2012 9:23:06 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/2/2012 Hometown: Eunice, LA

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I have ridden at Circle E off and on all winter. Last time I rode was Good Friday.The trail bosses have worked all winter to improve the trails..more trails, more by passes around the mud and replacing trail markers. These trails are for every level or interest..there are quiet, easy going sandy trails, there are more challenging trails with peaks and valleys that offer excitement, but not unsafe and then there are the trails that take on an air of what it must of been like when this area was traveled by the cowboys of long ago...There is some mud, but it is worth a little inconvience of going around the mud to enjoy the caves, the waterfalls and the beautiful plants that only underground springs can nourish. For those that only want to come for a day or two..ask one of the trail bosses to take you out....their services are free (tips are nice, but not required)..they know all the best spots and you get the best use of the whole experience..The campground is like no other..I love to travel to Orchard Cove, Falling Waters, Eminience, Big South Fork and of course Colorado and all points west..all of these campgrounds and facalities offer something different and all are great, but Circle E is the entire package..pull through campsites with plenty of electricity and water..Stalls are good sized and safe and always in good repair. The dinning hall/dance hall is the best that I've seen..5 stars for Circle E for sure.
Reviewed by: Miss Pam on 4/23/2012 12:39:11 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/6/2012 Hometown: Cowan, TN

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AS always I had a blast I hate to see so many badreviews on the mud, it is not that bad, my first trip to circle E was unimpressive, my second trip was great! now I can't count the trips I have taken there, the more I go the more i love it! the mountain is just great, and the trails are easy to difficult, the trail guides can show you all the neat stuff, we rode with Gary neely this last time and he showed us trails we have never seen and the rock bluffs and hollows were just wow!, you can go with a guide or go on your own, You can NOT ride this place in one weekend, there is too many trails, you cant even ride one side, yeh its on both sides of the road, the campground is huge! nice barns, bathhouses,super friendly people, You could not ask for a nicer person than Ray Evans and his staff. I WILL be back again and again,
Reviewed by: bob on 4/22/2012 7:49:05 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/21/2012 Hometown: new market, AL

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I am amazed every trip we have at Circle E. It gets better each time. Thanks to all the staff for taking such pride in your ranch. We continue to enjoy the trails more each time and the campsite in so peaceful. We visit very often since we are so close and continue and to come up on beautiful sites. keep up the good work.
Reviewed by: Marjorie on 4/22/2012 6:03:33 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/12/2012 Hometown: New Market, AL

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I have visited many places all over southern USA and by far Circle E is the best all around place I have been. Owner and staff are great and go out of their way to meet any need you may have. The campground, barns, bath/shower houses are the best I've seen at a campground. The riding is exceptionally beautiful. Trails for all level riders. Marked trail maps. With regard to maps and markings on trails, you can call and tell some one where you are at, in case of an emergency, almost always. I have saw several negative comments about there being a lot of mud. Please keep in mind that you are going "TRAIL" riding in the mountain. Mountains have water and streams all in and around them. There are seasons that it rains a lot in the mountains. Anywhere in the world you mix water and dirt and have hooves walking through it, you will have some mud. That is out of the control of anybody anywhere. However, PLEASE keep in mind that if at any time you encounter a strip of muddy trail on Circle E trails, and if that bothers you, you can get off of the heavily traveled trail and go around it. The trails are never muddy for long distances at a time. The mud some have commented on so negatively about is not any worse than it would be anywhere else during a rainy seasons. I recommend anybody that loves great riding, extremely nice hosts and staff, beautiful, clean campgrounds and facilities plus more go visit Circle E. you will not be disappointed!!!!! Happy Trails...
Reviewed by: Melissa "missy" Jones on 4/22/2012 1:47:05 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/1/2012 Hometown: Monticello, MS

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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE This place!!!!
Reviewed by: Mrs. & Mr. Graham on 4/21/2012 9:48:41 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/14/2012 Hometown: Sequatchie, TN

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We did not enjoy the trails! Way to muddy, trails where not well marked and ended up on a few closed trails that where also not marked till the end of the trail! I am very disappointed...all the good things we have heard and none of it was true! Also we came in on a "organized ride" rode over 4 hours and saw 1 horse as we was loading ours......
Reviewed by: Disappointed Rider/13 year Trainer on 4/21/2012 12:46:43 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/7/2012 Hometown: Lincoln , TN

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the most dangerous place we have ever riden, we even hired a guide three of our horses fell on the trail, some trails are like quick sand barn area and cabins are very nice but 8 of us will never go back. our riders were very expereinced and we do alot of trail riding. can't understand why they would leave some of those trails open
Reviewed by: nelson on 12/7/2011 10:31:43 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/10/2010 Hometown: knoxville, TN

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After reading the "mud" reviews, please read this! Our large group ventured on the well marked trails the first day and had a ball. Rode easy trails with very little mud. Day 2: we ventured out on our own (as usual) and came upon mud. Lots of mud. Along came Mr. Al Thompson and Mr. Gary Neeley, effectively riding around the mud. Being the sociable group we are, we introduced ourselves and learned they were "Trail Bosses" for Circle E. We have never used a trail boss before except on the Wagon Train; however, we all admitted we sure would like to know the way around the Red Trail mud we had encountered. Al and Gary were happy to jump in front and behind our large group. We saw some of the most beautiful rock formations and took "off-the-beaten-path" trails and rode alongside some of the most beautiful bluff scenery and rock walls. If you are worried about mud, Please don't hesitate to take up with one of the trail guides...which we would normally NEVER do. We sang David Allen Coe, they tolerated our social breaks (ummm, we were resting the horses), cut-up, told our tall tales and Al and Gary joined right in. If you are worried about mud, find a trail boss. Tell 'em how long you want to ride. They'll show you the best scenery for your time frame and skill level. You won't regret it! Thanks, Circle E for a fantastic trip!
Reviewed by: Tim & Julie Humphrey on 11/13/2011 6:02:21 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/11/2011 Hometown: Southside, AL

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A very nice campground,very friendly people,great trails.Had a very good time.
Reviewed by: David Dean on 11/8/2011 6:13:00 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/5/2011 Hometown: Opp, AL

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We went there on our first organized ride. The campground is excellent. It has easy access for the biggest rigs. The owner went above and beyond to take care of us. He saw to all of our needs. Can't wait to go back!
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 11/3/2011 9:59:31 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/12/2011 Hometown: Okeechobee, FL

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Im from Texas and this is my first expierence riding in the mountains. My review is a little late but I love it here and will stay in this area permanantly. The trails are beautiful all year arround. The trails have a little mud but that is expected and a happy exchange for the beautiful scenary and rock formations. Great Job Ray!!!
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 10/28/2011 11:26:16 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/1/2010 Hometown: , Select State

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We have been to Circle E many times and we are so blessed to live so close. We have spent the last 2 weekends camping and riding there. There is nothing you could complain about with the campsite or the barns. The trails are wonderful. After visiting other horse camps we would have to pick Circle E as the most superior place of all. Thanks Mr. Evans for such a beautiful all around great place!
Reviewed by: marjorie on 8/29/2011 1:33:23 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/27/2011 Hometown: new market , AL

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Perfect trip with perfect weather! This was my first trip to Circle E and it was great. Enjoyed beautiful trails with a lot of varied terrain. The rock formations, waterfalls and scenery were worth the little bit of mud. The only reason I did not give 5 stars on the trails was for the mud which is something you trade off for having so much shade but it makes for a great ride even on really hot July days. FYI- they do not mind if you detour around the mud and make your own trails. Campground was very well maintained and clean, we camped on the old side for the shade and went to the office side and used the newer bath houses and they were spotless. Barn and stall was cleaned and well kept. Trails were marked pretty well and we were able to get around without getting lost on our first trip. Have all intentions of going back and going to Walls of Jericho.
Reviewed by: Dee on 8/27/2011 1:34:28 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 7/16/2011 Hometown: Oneonta, AL

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It was my first time at circle E, but many friends and family have been several times. The Shower houses are great lots room, showers and potties!! Stalls are great, each barn has wash rack. Trails are great you can pick how you want to ride easy or hard. Trails are marked and trail map is great. Lots of great veiws. Food was not prepaired this time, but they say food is great. People are very nice, I can't wait to go back!!
Reviewed by: Carrie on 6/26/2011 8:57:27 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/30/2011 Hometown: Hixson, TN

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Yes , it rained a bit and there was mud. some rocks are slipprier than other. I don't care . I had a great time , so what if the weather wasnt perfict, what in this life is perfict. I got a good horse and I met some of the nicest people you could ever meet in this life or the next. Our trail bosses are the best of the best , they looked after every one ,trying to make shure every one was safe and having a good time. Best of America was a hoot, and I had a good time rideing with everyone in that groop. As well as the folks from the Belt Buckle groop. God bless you all Ron Kieszkowski
Reviewed by: Ron Kieszkowski on 5/21/2011 1:54:55 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/12/2011 Hometown: Michigan City, IN

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Have enjoyed the week at Circle E, Great place to ride, everyone I see comments on the mud but who don't have mud with the weather everyone keeps getting. I do know that Circle E has closed some trails due to mud and cutting new ones. They have do keep clean campground/trails, barns, & bathrooms. Gorgeous riding with beautiful views of the bluffs, mtns, & waterfalls, caves. Couldn't ask for a better staff & food this week!! Keep up the great work Circle E!!
Reviewed by: Christie on 5/20/2011 8:05:38 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/16/2011 Hometown: Dawsonville, GA

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The weather couldn't have been more challenging, constant rain..but Circle E still managed to make the best of it all. The trail bosses took us on scenic, safe and timely rides. The dinning hall was beautiful. Showers and restrooms were immaculate. The staff constantly asked if there was anything we needed. The trails were muddy, but the rain would have made the desert muddy. Pretty place was my favorite. I will be back in June!
Reviewed by: Ph on 5/15/2011 4:13:04 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/15/2011 Hometown: , Select State

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What an amazing weekend. Best of America by Horseback visited Circle E and despite the horrible weather, Ray Evans and his staff made this one of the highlights of the tour, I'm sure. The facilities are second to none. The trails, when we dashed out between showers and down-pours, were scenic and interesting. Mud was a problem, but the beautiful rock formations and challenging trails made the mud easy to ignore. It was recommended we have shoes on our horses, and we were glad we did. Our horses were comfortable and so were we. Because of the weather, we were unable to make the trip to the Walls of Jericho, but we are going back as soon as possible/
Reviewed by: Ph on 5/15/2011 3:45:58 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/15/2011 Hometown: , Select State

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Very muddy. Some spots, horse sunk to knees. Go to this place only during a drought
Reviewed by: cindy on 4/12/2011 9:18:17 AM
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Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 4/10/2011 Hometown: tullahoma, TN

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Just returned from a great vacation at Circle E Guest Ranch. Barns are great....very clean and safe for my "babies". It takes me about 5 hours to get here so I like to know I have a good resting spot for my horses. Trails are beautiful. No clear cut and maps are easy to follow. Dining Hall not open but looked great. I plan to come back on an organized ride.
Reviewed by: Tab on 3/25/2011 4:45:06 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/19/2011 Hometown: Jeffersonville, IN

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really nice campground. lousy trails. very muddy
Reviewed by: walkers on 3/24/2011 9:08:53 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/28/2010 Hometown: sunbury, OH

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.Stayed at Circle E was very impressed. Trails are easy, medium and demanding. Scenic riding offers rock formations, waterfalls, and a cool cave.Trailbosses very helpful and friendly.Best barns of any trailride I have every visited.Dinningroom and restrooms excellent. Plan to return in May.
Reviewed by: Teresa on 2/26/2011 8:49:16 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/16/2010 Hometown: Oneida, TN

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Circle E is excellent. Can't believe the negative comments. I have ridden many places from PA to Fl and have never seen facilities even close to Circle E. Barns are immaculate. Stalls are very safe and clean. Circle E does NOT charge for daily stall cleaning, you are only required to pay for the cleaning on the final day to ensure that stalls are clean for the next person. There are two campgrounds to choose from...the older side is more shaded the newer side is more open. TONS OF TRAILS! Staff second to none.
Reviewed by: Sam on 2/20/2011 1:03:56 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 2/20/2011 Hometown: , IN

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Not the best I have been to...saw mill right there where you head out on trail. I don't want someone else to clean my stalls, and I don't want to pay someone to do it for me and charge me. Ride when it is dry and saw Mill is not running. When trying to work with small children riding this is not the place to go. TOO MUCH NOISE. Also, if you make reservations then they should be there when you get there.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 11/1/2010 12:56:48 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/20/2010 Hometown: , TN

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I really hope this is not the "best" there is. I don't like the fact I must stall my horse where I can't even see the barn from my campsite, and when returning from the trail, someone has parked their horse in our stalls. I guess they thought the stalls included hay and water buckets? I never seen anywhere on the website that mentioned a mandatory stall cleaning fee (you can't clean your own). $5 bucks each stall, adds up quick when you have 4 there. It would be nice if the stalls where cleaner too, considering. The hay, waterhoses, wheelbarrows and pitchforks in isle of the barn are overwhelming, of course where else would you put it all??? Certainly not at your campsite that is a quarter mile away. There where no lights in the mens bathroom/showerhouse. Nor did anyone bother to fix it, or the door that wouldn't close. It was too cold in there to take a shower anyhow. Love the trails, won't be camping there anymore. This is one trail I would stay clear of when its wet. Mudd goes up to the horses knees unless its dry.
Reviewed by: Kris on 10/3/2010 1:46:25 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/2/2010 Hometown: , TN

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Our first trip to Circle E and we enjoyed it immensely! Great trails from easy to jaw dropping and good accomadations. We stayed on the old side where there was plenty of shade and enjoyed it. Only complaint was that there really should be more toilet/shower facilities but everyone worked together and had a good time. Owners were great and worked with us with our late arrival as well as someone being in our site. We were given another site and stalls quickly and circle e helped us unload and get settled. recommend this camp to anyone
Reviewed by: Chris and Brenda on 9/10/2010 7:07:28 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/6/2010 Hometown: Cross Plains, TN

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Fantastic Experience with varied and well marked trails.
Reviewed by: Shawn on 8/8/2010 8:05:51 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/7/2010 Hometown: Columbia, TN

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We were @ Circle E for a fund raising event for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Society. We were on the new side of the campground and had a very nice, level, pull throw site. We were so close to the barn that I could look out of our trailer window and see the horses. The bath house was extremely clean, large, well stocked and the nicest one I have ever seen in a horse/camp groud. The trails were well marked and the map was easy to read. There was lots of wooded riding which was nice since we were there in July. We rode on two different days and on both sides of the highway and didn't have any problems with mud. The staff was wonderful! This was my second time to visit Circle E and I certainly plan to return.
Reviewed by: Lisa on 7/22/2010 3:09:43 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 7/17/2010 Hometown: Goodlettsville, TN

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The camping in the new campground was great. Bathhouse was great, very clean. The only problem we had was the mud. There was no way around the mud on the trails. Just part of the experence. The scenery was beautiful. There were waterfalls, caves and beautiful rock formations. The staff was great. Everything was clean. If we could just sprout wings and fly over the mud, it would have been a wonderful weekend.
Reviewed by: Sharon on 6/6/2010 5:11:39 PM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/28/2010 Hometown: Columbia, TN

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We went for TWHBEA event and our first time and sure enjoyed it. The most gorgeous & neat campground I've been to. The trails are great and easy to follow, sure enjoyed it and planning another trip in the fall to see the gorgeous views of the mountains/leaves
Reviewed by: Julie on 5/15/2010 2:41:51 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/8/2010 Hometown: Bowling Green , KY

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Just returned from "ANOTHER" great vacation @ Circle E. The cabin is wonderful. All the conveniences of home. The trails are awesome!!! Going back in July!!!! We have great trails here at home, but it's always nice to go to another good place.
Reviewed by: Roy & Maddie on 5/14/2010 5:50:07 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/24/2010 Hometown: Wytheville, VA

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Love the riding at Circle E, great views and maps that are easy to follow. Enjoy our trip to Circle E and the staff was great make you feel right at home.
Reviewed by: Phillip & Julie on 4/27/2010 9:33:44 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/9/2010 Hometown: Rome, GA

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I'm a intermediate rider so I don't like to ride a long time or rough trails but at Circle E they have what's great for any rider. "Pretty Place" is the best place to see all of town gorgeous views. The staff & kitchen are wonderful along with the food
Reviewed by: Sue & Joe on 4/16/2010 6:35:22 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/14/2010 Hometown: Springfiled, TN

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Had a Blast at circle E during the Big Gun ride, food was great & the show/trails was great, have my reservations for next year
Reviewed by: Nick on 4/14/2010 5:43:21 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/28/2010 Hometown: , AL

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We had a great spring break at Circle E, great views & trails, you have maps and are great to follow. The staff was so helpful & caring. If you haven't been you need to go!
Reviewed by: Jamie on 4/11/2010 8:46:22 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/5/2010 Hometown: LaGrange, GA

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I have been riding at Circle E since Apr. 2008. I liked the area so much that in 2009 when I retired I stayed at Circle E for 2 months in the summer of 2009 to find property and I have been staying here since Nov. 2009 until my cabin is finished. The trails and campgroud are wonderful. Ray and the staff are always there for you with that great southern hospitality.
Reviewed by: Bonnie on 2/4/2010 6:53:05 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 2/4/2010 Hometown: Manito, IL

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I have been riding at Circle E since Apr. 2008. I liked the area so much that in 2009 when I retired I stayed at Circle E for 2 months in the summer of 2009 to find property and I have been staying here since Nov. 2009 until my cabin is finished. The trails and campgroud are wonderful. Ray and the staff are always there for you with that great southern hospitality.
Reviewed by: Bonnie on 2/4/2010 6:49:49 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 2/4/2010 Hometown: Manito, IL

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We enjoyed the camping, the trails were marked well, but very muddy it had rained most of the time we were there the camp staff were wonderful, the food was very Good! We had a great time, & we are for sure going back in Sep.2010
Reviewed by: Royann on 1/23/2010 11:49:26 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/18/2009 Hometown: angola , IN

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We enjoyed the camping, the trails were marked well, but very muddy it had rained most of the time we were there the camp staff were wonderful, the food was very Good! We had a great time, & we are for sure going back in Sep.2010
Reviewed by: royann mclatcher on 1/23/2010 11:46:13 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/18/2009 Hometown: , Select State

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We arrived at Circle E with a full welcome from the owner Ray, our first visit but not our last, the trails was marked the best you pass a number and you can see where you are. Been to alot of places and you never know where you are. The cabins are the great with a view and cozy. stalls are very clean & cleaner then my own barn.
Reviewed by: Jack on 1/9/2010 6:09:45 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 12/26/2009 Hometown: , AL

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We enjoyed our first trip to Circle E, trails was very well marked with maps that was great always new where you was at all times..unlike other places we have been. The campground was very nice with large sites, the staff was always around asking if you need anything and making sure your ride that day was a good one. If you haven't had a chance to ride at Circle E we recommend it to everyone, will be back for the New Years Eve ride/party.
Reviewed by: Bill/Susan on 12/9/2009 9:26:04 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 12/5/2009 Hometown: Athens, TN

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Had a great time at Circle E, the best campground we have seen, clean & showerhouse was very clean. Trails was great and very enjoyful enjoyed every minute. Great staff that helped with any needs.
Reviewed by: Frank & Judy on 12/8/2009 8:10:23 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/27/2009 Hometown: , MS

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We had a great time at Circle E Thanksgiving weekend, Office staff is great getting what you need. Trails are very well marked never seen any like it. ShowerHouse was very clean and large. Met alot of new riding friends & a new place to ride-ALOT
Reviewed by: June Smith on 11/30/2009 7:47:14 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/28/2009 Hometown: Summerville, TN

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Just found this site and it's great. We went to Circle E for our 3rd time and usual it was great time. The best marked trails that we have ever been to, Great job Circle E on the trail maps. The staff is always great with help on marking you out a trail and know how long it will take. As always the campground is very clean and it rained some and they open up the chow hall to watch football on the big screen tv's they have. Can't wait till our spring trip for the Big Gun Ride.
Reviewed by: Jerry on 11/17/2009 6:59:13 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/31/2009 Hometown: Athens, AL

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Our first trip to Circle E and boy it was great, some trails was closed for deer season but had alot of riding anyway. The views are gorgeous also all along the trails. Campground & bathrooms was clean, you couldn't ask for a better staff, if you need anything they was there for you. We will return again soon, so glad we found this place.
Reviewed by: Susan & Roger on 11/16/2009 9:45:23 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/14/2009 Hometown: Rydal, GA

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This was my first ride at the circe E, I have to say this was some of the best riding i have seen in years i took a young colt needing some work, I rode by self w/ the map provided..there were trails for anyone or and experience...little mud ..but ways around ray and kim are outstanding folks..this place is heaven!!! and Im lucky enough to only live 5 miles away!!! Guess what i will be back....see you next ride ..Thanks Ray and Kim you folks go out of your way to make this one of the best riding camps I have ever been too!!!! See you again soon!!!
Reviewed by: Elizabeth on 11/10/2009 3:12:13 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/10/2009 Hometown: Cowan, TN

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What a wonderful place to visit and sure did enjoy our trip. The campsite are very large and wide. Stalls are big and very clean when you arrive. The staff helped us with everything we needed, even the days it rained showed us places to go: Bedford Tack a must see and Jack Daniels. We can't wait till spring and be able to return again.
Reviewed by: Doug on 11/3/2009 2:54:52 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/24/2009 Hometown: , GA

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Despite the weather it was a great time at Circle E, the trails was very well marked and mapped out. Campground/bath-house was very clean and stalls was great. You can get the stall guy to clean everyday for you and then really enjoy vacation. The leaves are gorgeous in the mountains you need to see them for yourself. Will be back in the spring.
Reviewed by: Sue & Joe on 10/28/2009 10:52:26 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/22/2009 Hometown: Albertville, AL

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We just arrived home after a wonderful week of riding, camping and being with old and new friends. Loved everything except the rain this week, Circle E staff is one of the best! The trails are great even with the rain, food, campground and bath house was great. Can't wait to return in the spring and see the mountains without the leaves.
Reviewed by: Jan on 10/18/2009 8:01:37 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/11/2009 Hometown: , MI

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I want to express how much fun I just had at Circle E this week it's wonderful and the staff makes it even more wonderful. The campground, food, stalls and was wonderful we had the best time at the "Tea Party" (In honor of Kim office mgn.-with breast cancer) I can't wait to come back soon.
Reviewed by: C. P. on 10/15/2009 6:14:31 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/11/2009 Hometown: , MS

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I have been here several times and just love every bit of it. The campground is the best I've been to. The trails are great to me, beautiful scenery. I can't wait to go back again when leaves fall. The staff (everyone) is very nice and courteous. Ray runs a very nice Trail Riding Campground.
Reviewed by: Carol Young on 10/14/2009 9:34:33 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/3/2009 Hometown: Athens, AL

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We love this place !!! we go every october ride.we have since it opened.the trails are great along with good barns clean bathhouse and good food.the crew there are very nice and helpful when needed.
Reviewed by: John on 10/12/2009 2:20:18 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/15/2008 Hometown: Belfast, TN

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We have arrived at Circle E for the October ride and have had a great time even with the rain. The campground, stalls, chow hall, trails & etc. is excellant. Yes it's muddy but where isn't? The trail bosses have kept us on the great trails. We just LOVE Circle E
Reviewed by: S. Jones on 10/12/2009 9:43:49 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/10/2009 Hometown: , MO

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First time at Circle E and loved it all, it's first class place. The campground, trails, shower house along with the staff just love it. Can't wait till we can return and see it with the leaves off. You must try it out if you love the mountains.
Reviewed by: Jane R on 10/4/2009 5:52:37 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/1/2009 Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

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I went in March and have been back again since then, We love Circle E, the trails are great and very well marked with arrows and numbers. Food they only serve during big events and we also didn't have any problems with food during our stay. I know you can't please everyone but you should try it out yourself before judging. We have been since March and returning in October can't wait!!!!
Reviewed by: Joe & Susan on 9/19/2009 10:20:55 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/22/2009 Hometown: , AL

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I went in March 2009. Many muddy areas on trail, some deep. camp is windy. food made me sick, I had to go into town to eat. Some of the trails are nice. Poorly marked. Staff are very nice, barn facility is excellent, but I will not go back. I called ahead to ask about shoes for the horses and they were like fronts definitely. I carefully explained the terrain at home, etc. My horse should have been shod all the way around with drill tek. As I said before, I will not go back.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 9/16/2009 8:52:01 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Charleston, SC

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AWESOME!! Beautiful cabins, great trails and scenery, nice stalls for "The Kids" and the "BEST" staff!! Ray, Kim and John are friendly and caring. Circle E will be on the top of my list. This will be a yearly event for us!!
Reviewed by: Maddie on 9/15/2009 7:37:19 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/5/2009 Hometown: Wytheville, VA

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Close to home 2 hrs drive, make sure you have enough truck the drive up highway 16 is long & steep, 20 miles in hours 2nd gear (large trailer).We stayed on the sawmill side,camping sites are close together,good thing not to many people were there. Nice stalls.Trails were great,gives your horse a good workout & nicely marked, rocky, but you're in the mountains.Plan to return in a few weeks.
Reviewed by: Tim & Tammy on 8/30/2009 7:14:42 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 8/22/2009 Hometown: , TN

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have visited there once and stayed in a very nice cabin which was spacious and had a beautiful wrap-around porch, great bargain for the money! The trails were muddy even in mid-July (2008), and could figure they would be much much worse in the Spring. I'm used to riding trails in Southern Illinois and Southeast MO, so rocky trails are expected for me, but the rocks here were unexpectedly slippery granite-type, unlike the sandstone-type rocks I'm used to. The scenery was OK, but nowhere as nice as what I'm used to in the locations mentioned above. The campground is set up on two sides of a two-lane road. One side of the highway where we stayed has rental cabins (some on the bluffside which looked very nice), and the sites there are shady and relatively level. The shower house on that side of the highway is an older musty cinder-block house. The barn on that side is excellent, large stalls, well-ventilated, perfect. The opposite side of the highway has much more campsites, but they are all in the open (no shade), they are level, some are pull-through and could accomodate large rigs. There are two barns on that side, one has smaller stalls (?8x8?), the other has big stalls. The mess-hall is amazing, large, with TV's, etc. The attached showers at the mess-hall are new and modern and clean. We did not go during an organized ride, camp was almost empty the days we were there (middle of the week). The office staff was hard to 'catch' in the office to pay our bill and we didn't see them until the 3rd day, but there were trail maps available outside that we got on the first day. They over-charged us, but corrected it when we noticed. The office girl told us what trails to avoid because of the ground-bees, which would have been nice to know on the first two days! The trails were marked adequately, there were some markers missing but we could figure out with the maps where we were. I prefer haveing my horses closer to my campsite/cabin, saves having to lug food/tack back and forth. The road to get to the 'top of the mountain' to reach the campground is pretty steep and curvy, don't even think of trying it if your tow vehicle is under-powered and make sure you trust your trailer brakes. The higher elevation made for some nice cool nights, even in the heat of the summer.
Reviewed by: Bev on 7/12/2009 7:27:26 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 7/15/2008 Hometown: Cobden, IL

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I have camped at The Circle E several times. I have also camped and ridden my horse on trails from Florida to Wyoming and back to Florida, many times. I have obviously seen a lot of different camp sites. By far, The Circle E is the best. Ray, the owner is one first class gentleman. Whatever you need, he is right there for you and has exactly what you want. The most accommodating person I have ever met and always with a smile on his face! His place is the cleanest you'll ever see. The bathrooms/showers, the restaurant, the whole park, is spotless. Not to mention how good the food is! The stalls are always sparkling clean and full of nice saw dust when you arrive. You can have all the saw dust you want for you stalls for no charge. Kim runs the front office with perfection and Mark is as helpful as he can be! The trails are well marked and the trail bosses are the best! There is absolutely nothing negative that could ever be said about The Circle E. Ray, you have done a fantastic job making the Circle E Guest Ranch THE premier horse camp!! It is the best!! For you who haven't been there yet, once you do, you will return many, many times!!!
Reviewed by: Bobbye McGarry on 7/10/2009 7:50:09 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 4/18/2007 Hometown: Ocala, FL

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I have been to The Circle E several times. I have also traveled, camped and ridden my horse on trails from Florida to Wyoming and back, more than once. I have obviously camped in many different places. Of all my travels, The Circle E is by far THE BEST!! Ray, the owner is fabulous. Anything you need, you hardly have to ask for, if he doesn't have it, he'll get it for you. Truly the most accommodating gentleman, and gentleman he is, I've ever met. Kim runs the front office with perfection. The trails are great and very well marked. Trail bosses, great! The facilities are spotless. The park is spotless and the food is great. All of the saw dust you want for your stalls, no charge, and the stalls are sparkling clean and full of fresh saw dust when you arrive. The whole place is first class with no negatives. If you are looking for the best of the best, go to The Circle E Guest Ranch!! You WILL go back again and again!!
Reviewed by: Bobbye McGarry on 7/10/2009 7:16:22 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Ocala, FL

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We went to the May organized ride and it was a blast! The trail bosses was wonderful along with the staff. The trails are well marked and can easy ride on your own, but the trail bosses know how to make a heck of a ride. The campround was very clean along with the shower houses, their is 2 campgrounds and if you want shade ask for the old side. They have one new very large bath house and one old one on the shade side. We can't wait to return in the fall to see the trails light up with color.
Reviewed by: James Neil on 7/1/2009 9:11:02 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/12/2009 Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

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The camping was lined up against A highway with Logging & Walmart trucks traveling it. There was an ancient shower house with mold about 1-1/2' up the walls. Camping on the other side of the highway has a newer shower house with camping in a large field with no shade. There is a lot of deep mud scatttered on the trails. Some of the mud is even marked on the permanent maps, a lot is not. Scenery was good & trails are well marked
Reviewed by: Mike Seng on 6/27/2009 6:11:41 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/6/2009 Hometown: Elizabeth, IN

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We had a great time at Circle E, enjoyed the trails alot,easy to get around. NO mud, and if you did see a small amount you could get around it easy. This was our first time there and will return back in the fall heard it was gorgeous with the leaves off. The staff was very helpful and checked on us everyday. Thanks Circle E for making a great place!!!
Reviewed by: Marilyn & Joe on 6/23/2009 7:26:28 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/18/2009 Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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WE MADE TWO TRIPS OUT OF OUR TRIP TO CIRCLE E...OUR FIRST AND OUR LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - THEY DON'T TELL YOU WHEN YOU CALL TO RESERVE HOW DANGEROUS THE TRAILS ARE WITH THE MUD - MY HORSE ALMOST BROKE HIS LEGS - I UNDERSTAND THEM TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING BUT AT THE EXPENSE OF PEOPLE AND ANIMAL SAFETY - AND BY THE WAY IF YOU DECIDE TO CAMP THERE BE SURE TO PAY ONE DAY AT A TIME BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT GET A REFUND - WHILE WE WERE THERE SERVERAL PEOPLE PACKED UP AND LEFT COMPLAINING OF THE SAME THING, DANGEROUS TRAILS!!!!!! - THE GENTLEMAN THAT RUNS THE PLACE NEVER CAME BY TO CHECK ON US - I GUESS HE KNEW WHAT WE WOULD SAY mmmmm - HOW THEY ADVERTISE IN TRAILRIDER MAGAZINE IS BENEATH ME - NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 6/19/2009 7:39:05 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/9/2009 Hometown: , Select State

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We loved Circle E, the trails/views was gorgeous, the stalls are great, clean & neat. Will be back in the fall.
Reviewed by: Ben & Judy on 6/10/2009 8:17:27 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/6/2009 Hometown: Greenfield, IN

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Very nice campground. I have rental horses available for this trail riding location. All of my horses are well mannered and bomb proof. Please call or email for information. 931-565-3321
Reviewed by: Earl Webb on 6/3/2009 2:12:33 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/5/2009 Hometown: Minor Hill, TN

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Enjoyed the trails and the campground/shower house was very clean. And the staff(Kim,Faye & Ray) was friendly just like you have known forever.
Reviewed by: Frank on 6/2/2009 2:26:58 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/29/2009 Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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We sure enjoyed our trip to Circle E for Memorial Day weekend. We was lucky it only sprinkled rain one day and the rest was great. Trails was gorgeous with rock formations and views of the mountains. They had a band one night and dj the other night. This was our first trip there and I'm sure it's NOT going to be the last!!! Can't wait till fall and see everything change colors.
Reviewed by: Judy on 6/2/2009 6:52:00 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/22/2009 Hometown: , AL

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Just love this place first visit and I couldn't find not one thing wrong!! Great Food, campground, trails, trail bosses, and staff. There was an accident and the staff responded so quick and helped out in everyway. Hope the lady is doing better. We will return on the 4th of July and I'm sure more then that.
Reviewed by: Mary & Jim on 5/26/2009 5:46:36 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/24/2009 Hometown: , WI

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Great Place! Love the campground and the trails do have some mud but they have cut arounds but what do you expect when it rains. Everyone was so nice to make sure we had a great time. Will return soon.
Reviewed by: Sandra on 5/21/2009 10:45:07 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 5/15/2009 Hometown: , KY

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This is a beautiful campground--very clean & organized. The hosts are extremely helpful. I would recommend this campground and trails to anyone. The trails are very well marked and absolutely gorgeous. The terrain can be difficult, but well worth the effort. I give the Circle E a top notch A+ grade!
Reviewed by: Lynette on 4/22/2009 8:34:18 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/12/2009 Hometown: Ixonia, WI

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Went to Circle E for the first time, for the "Big Gun"Single Footers/Racking Races, It was Great!! The staff couldn't have been any better, Everyone was so helpful and the whole campground was very clean top of the line!! Trails was very beautiful with cliffs,rock formations. We plan to return again before the next March it's well worth the drive.
Reviewed by: Bob on 3/29/2009 12:33:00 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/20/2009 Hometown: , VA

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We just had our 4trip to Circle E Guest Ranch, as always Great time! We usually go to Virginia but last year due to high gas prices and everything we tried Circle E and realized that driving that far to VA was crazy when you have something this nice within 4 hours of you. So if you don't want to make those long trips you should try Circle E
Reviewed by: James on 2/17/2009 9:13:41 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 2/14/2009 Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

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We visited Circle E several times in 2008 and plan to visit more in 2009. The trails was very well marked and mapped out. The food during the organized ride was great home cooking. Very clean facility from the campground, bathhouse and trails. Staff was very nice and made you feel at home.
Reviewed by: Betty & Jim on 2/5/2009 7:54:50 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/12/2008 Hometown: Columbus, MS

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Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: JfhdcGdAuq, Select State

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Reviewed by: sammi on 2/3/2009 6:36:49 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: JfhdcGdAuq, Select State

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Best Trail Riding Facility I've ever visited and can't wait to go back.
Reviewed by: Teresa on 1/9/2009 3:29:42 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Sulligent, AL

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You will not find a more friendly and accomodating group of folks than Ray, Kim and the others at Circle E Guest Ranch. We have visited twice, once in March 08 and again in October, and we were very pleased with our experiences there. Looking forward to future visits.
Reviewed by: Swafford Stables on 1/9/2009 1:51:48 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/31/2008 Hometown: , TN

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The trip to Circle E was great for New Years, YES except the weather, but who knows anymore what it's going to do. Some mud but you could get around it, was foggy a couple of days. But overall the place was GREAT, they do have 3 sets of barns with differant sizes so if you do have a bigger horse go with the bigger stalls. The trails are mapped so well the best I've ever seen, the staff was great, the food was great couldn't ask for much more except sunshine!!
Reviewed by: Phillip on 1/6/2009 12:08:23 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 12/28/2008 Hometown: , MS

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Great campground, nice people. Stalls were a little small, but big enough for a weary horse to rest. This place is perched on the top of a mountain, so the wind blew like crazy and a cloud was thick like fog the entire time we were there. The weather can't be controlled by the owners, so that is just a point when planning a winter trip. The bathhouse was clean, but the water could have been a little warmer. The dining hall was nice and clean. We were able to watch a college bowl game while we were there. We attended the NYE party. The band was fun, but they stopped playing at the stroke of midnight. It would have been nice if they would have played a little longer. Overall the campground was nice, can't say the same about the weather. The trails are very muddy this time of year, but at least when we were out on the trails they were sheltered from the wind. We saw some really beautiful things while riding. I won't be back in the winter, we're going south. But already planning a summer trip to really be able to enjoy everything. We were able to use a large stock trailer to haul out to the Walls of Jericho free of charge- Thanks for that! The Walls were incredible- made up for the crappy weather. Hauled 9 horses with room for more. Not for the faint of heart, you must hike 2 miles by foot on a really trecherous trail. Well worth it.
Reviewed by: Christine on 1/6/2009 9:10:33 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 1/1/2009 Hometown: Columbus, GA

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Well once again our trip to Cirle E was great, this was our 6th trip this year and hope to have more next year, We've been in the rain,cold,sunshine,and enjoyed everyminute of it. We love the trails on both sides and the campground/bathhouse is always clean. See you again soon Circle E
Reviewed by: Jess on 1/5/2009 8:25:27 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 12/28/2008 Hometown: Birmingham, AL

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We just returned from the best New Years Ride/Party at Circle E, Steaks was excellant and the band/party was a blast. This will be our place every New Years from now on!!
Reviewed by: Thomas on 1/2/2009 2:35:03 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 1/1/2008 Hometown: , KY

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Trails are great -- they still need to IMPROVE the hot water situation in the showers tho
Reviewed by: Sue on 12/29/2008 8:36:17 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/13/2008 Hometown: Nashville, TN

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The campground is the nicest I've been in. There is an older camp area with plenty of shade. And the newer section is roomy and easy to pull into. The bathhouse is big, comfortable and CLEAN. The barns are clean and the stalls are very large. This is, by far, a wonderful facility. However, the staff makes Circle E the exceptional camp that it is. They go above and beyond what you would expect. They always have a smile and they want you to enjoy your time with them.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 12/27/2008 3:37:37 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 11/11/2008 Hometown: , AL

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GREAT PLACE JUST ASK ANYBODY FROM ALABAMA!!!!TRAILS,CAMPGROUND,FOOD,STAFF NOTHING BUT THE BEST
Reviewed by: J.L. on 12/26/2008 3:46:23 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/12/2008 Hometown: , MO

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We loved Circle E, it was cold but beautiful some trails was closed during stay but there was 1000 acres opened up and it was great, the bathrooms was very clean, campground was neat and clean along with our stalls, you couldn't ask for much more. Our group had a great time!!!
Reviewed by: Kathy/Mike on 12/25/2008 3:35:40 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 11/28/2008 Hometown: Birmingham, AL

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I have been to alot of places thru the years and have yet seen one like Circle E Guest Ranch, It's not missing anything, you have some wonderfull trails and great bathouse with wonderfull food during the organized rides, this was our first time and it won't be our last, the staff made everything so down to home for you.
Reviewed by: Tracey on 12/24/2008 12:15:52 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/17/2008 Hometown: , FL

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We have riden at Circle E 3 times, and will be going back soon.The trails are great, and the senery is awesome!All the staff is friendly and very helpful.The organized rides are a lot of fun, and the food is waiting for you when you return from your ride. Good food!There was a Ladies Tea Ride in Oct. that was a blast. Thanks again Ray, Kim, Mark, Sonny,Al all of you made our trip the BEST! Sarah
Reviewed by: Sarah & Paul on 12/23/2008 4:06:53 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Summit, MS

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There is no way you can not have an incredible time at this campground. The trails are challenging, however for those less experienced, there are areas with wide roads and trails that are more relaxing, but with just as nice a view!! Aside from the gorgeous location, great trailer hookups, incredible cabins, there are secure stalls for your horses and ammenities available including stall cleaners. If that is not enough said, the owner and staff are incredible, friendly, accomondating, and very social. We like to go there to visit them as much as enjoy the facility. Makes it hard to go anywhere else!! See you there!
Reviewed by: Marti Vitulli on 12/23/2008 10:04:04 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/1/2008 Hometown: New Market, AL

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The folf you there are THE BEST!!! make sure you check this place out
Reviewed by: Rebecca Kilgore on 12/23/2008 9:23:43 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/5/2008 Hometown: Dawsonville, GA

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GREAT PLACE I'VE BEEN ALL YEAR, AND PLAN TO RETURN MORE NEXT YEAR!!
Reviewed by: JO on 12/12/2008 7:19:54 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/15/2008 Hometown: PULASKI, TN

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We visited the Circle E on Thanksgiving Weekend and truely enjoyed such a wonderful place, some trails was closed for deer season, but what's open was gorgeous. We will return to see the other trails I can only imagine how great they are. The campground is one of the best we've been to. We will return again, maybe even New Years Eve for their ride/dance.
Reviewed by: Sarah Jones on 12/8/2008 8:01:05 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/28/2008 Hometown: Gallant, AL

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We had the chance to visit Circle E during their Organized ride, it was the BEST, the food was great all meals, campground was clean and neat, sites was large and wide/long, Trails was easy to follow without guides,Yes there was maybe a couple of muddy spots but you can get around any of them. Staff was excellant if you need anything Kim,Faye,or Ray was there to have it done for you, oh yea they have someone to clean stalls daily if you want and you can enjoy the whole camping trip. If anyone has the chance they did to put this place in your traveling for 2009.
Reviewed by: Donna on 12/5/2008 8:11:52 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/15/2008 Hometown: , NC

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Great Trails, Challenging, rugged, well marked, beautiful and varied. Really nice campground, clean with friendly staff. Trail Boss provided free if desired. Barns are very nice and clean. Stalls secure with sawdust provided. For $5 per night you can have your stall cleaned if you want. Great dining room - HUGE - open on weekends for non organized rides. This is one of our new favorite places. Enough trails to keep you busy for a week.
Reviewed by: Joe James on 11/24/2008 7:15:21 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/22/2008 Hometown: Greenfield, IN

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Circle E is awsome..I have been to several BIG trail rides and the Circle E is the best! We will be back next Oct. We already have reservations. Some of the trails are excitingly scary and then there are the days you just want to sit back and take a easy trail. Ray Evans is a sweet heart and his staff is the BEST. The ladies Tea Party was a BLAST. We also took afternoon trips to Winchester (real close) and to the Tractor Supply - Great little town. I CAN"T WAIT until next Oct. the weather was beautiful...Sweat shirts at night then tee shirt days. WE LOVE YOU CIRCLE EEEE !
Reviewed by: Katrina on 11/22/2008 8:08:28 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Altoona , FL

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We had several great days of riding at Circle E, even thru the cold, trails couldn't be marked/mapped any better, the best ones I have ever seen. Trails/Views of the mountains are great. Great place for night rides under the moonlight. I suggest everyone should try Circle E--They will love it, The staff couldn't be any nicer and helpful with any needs or directions. OH YEA Don't forget to eat at the Hitchin Post when you are there GREAT STEAKS.
Reviewed by: Peg/Charlie on 11/22/2008 11:10:46 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 11/14/2008 Hometown: Montgomery, AL

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Our first time at Circle E, the staff was very nice, and the trails was beautiful, leaves was changing and the views of the mountains was wonderful. Campground is clean and stalls was very clean when we arrived. All trails are marked where you can easily find your way around. We will be back and enjoyed the entire trip.
Reviewed by: Johnny/Karen on 11/6/2008 9:15:03 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/31/2008 Hometown: , AL

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Circle E Guest Ranch is the best! Trails is marked great, good wide trails for gaited horses, the best dining hall and the staff treats you like family. Campground is very nice with many stalls to accomidate large groups. Every thing was great
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 11/3/2008 10:55:21 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: , AL

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Our first visit to Circle E and it was GREAT! The trails are very well marked with maps that are easy to follow and you know where you are at all times. The campground/stalls are very clean, they even have someone "Carlos" that will clean them out for you on a daily thing if you want. The staff is very nice and helpful at all times. We will be back and tell all of our friends.
Reviewed by: Bev/John on 10/29/2008 2:02:40 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/22/2008 Hometown: Hopkinsville, KY

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Great staff, great campground and awesome trails. We have ridden in many states including South Dakota, Arizona, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia,Illinois and Indiana. Circle E is GREAT. We like rugged riding. The trails are challenging, the views are awesome. We will go back for sure. Ray and his staff are doing things the right way. Thanks Ray. Joe and Liz in Indiana
Reviewed by: Liz James on 10/28/2008 11:38:21 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/23/2008 Hometown: Greenfield, IN

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The trails here are awesome. Any level can ride. There are easy Sunday afternoon trails, and when you get off the beaten path, there are some challenging straight down, rocky trails. The campground is very nice and you don't have to worry about your horses in the stalls. The chow hall is beautiful, and the meals are great. This was our second year for the October ride and we had a great week!
Reviewed by: cmeader on 10/24/2008 4:57:17 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/15/2008 Hometown: Jonesborough, TN

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Well we just returned from THE BEST RIDE YET~~!! We spent 9 days at Circle E, and will return for more. The Trails was GREAT, gorgeous views of the bluffs,mountains, and rock formations, and don't forget to also go to the Walls of Jerrico to. The food and staff was EXCELLANT, never had any problems, everything was very clean and the staff done a great job with the 350plus people that was there. The highlight of the ride was the ladies ride/"Tea Party", all the ladies that made it happen done a great job with everything. I suggest everyone should try Circle E~!!
Reviewed by: Debbie on 10/21/2008 5:43:32 PM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/13/2008 Hometown: , MS

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Even though we had rain, which we needed, we are having a GREAT time at Circle E, the trails are great, staff is wonderfull help, and if you get to go take time to travel over to Bedford Tack in Shelbyville, TN.
Reviewed by: Kevin on 10/8/2008 8:41:51 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 10/8/2008 Hometown: Florence, AL

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miles and miles of great trails. cabin and campgrounds are clean and quite. staff is friendly and very helpful. love it!
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 10/7/2008 1:33:27 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 10/6/2008 Hometown: new albany, MS

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Our first stay at Circle E was GREAT! They just done some work on the trails and we did see some mud areas but you can get around them if you want! Far as the sites they are VERY large sites on the office side so if you have anyone beside you they aren't close at all. All sites have water/electric. We sure did enjoy everything, staff was great! Trails was very beautiful, bathrooms was very clean! We will return many times, specially New Years Eve for their ride.
Reviewed by: Susan on 10/7/2008 5:11:24 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/25/2008 Hometown: , KY

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We camped this weekend in the new campground . No shade. sites a little close.The trails were ok several muddy spots. But be careful Granite Rock ! VERY VERY VERY slick!
Reviewed by: Wayne on 10/5/2008 7:07:28 PM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 8/31/2008 Hometown: Moulton, AL

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Circle E came highly recommended for many reasons, and proved to be worthy of it's stellar reputation. We have been twice in the past month and highly recommend Circle E. Great trails (easy and agressive), terrific staff, excellent facilities. If you enjoyed going to summer camp when you were a kid, you are going to enjoy Circle E.
Reviewed by: Lisa & Leon Faris on 9/24/2008 7:41:42 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/20/2008 Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

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My wife and I have been to Circle E 3 times and will return labor day with a group staying on the "new side" for the first time. There are trails for everyone, if you want some hills and excitment it's there, if you want a nice easy ride on dirt/gravel roads you have it. The trials through the woods are beautiful with plenty of wild life. The trials are the best marked we have ridden. YES, there can be some muddy spots but there are always go-arounds.We will continue to go as long as Cirlce E is open.
Reviewed by: Jane and Les on 8/11/2008 2:42:14 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 8/8/2006 Hometown: lascassas, TN

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We Love Circle E the people are great , the trails are well marked (the only place we have been where the trails are marked so well). GREAT JOB KIM< MARK RAY & STAFF
Reviewed by: Jo & GAry on 7/10/2008 5:47:35 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Ashland City, TN

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This was our first time at Circle E. I can't wait to go back again. The place was beautiful and the owner very friendly and helpful. There was all kind of trails some challenging and some easy. There was some mud but most was easy to go around. Lots of well marked trails so if you don't like one you can take another. The facility was very clean and lots of space and the barns were also large and clean. I would highly recommend this place.
Reviewed by: Cheryl Jackson on 7/9/2008 12:55:29 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 7/5/2008 Hometown: Ashland City, TN

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Circle E Horsecamp is by far the best Horsecamp I have ever been to.The Horsestalls are 1st class.The campground is very roomy , big enough for big Horsetrailer.Showerhouse is very clean.We have a big LQ trailer with a full bath and we never used it.Hospitality was awesome.Food was great.Everybody at Circle E make you feel at home and will do everything they can to make your stay great. We have had such a great time that we are planing to go back in October and we also made reservations for next Year in June.This is one camp that you need to put on your must ride list.
Reviewed by: Harry & Claudia on 6/30/2008 3:30:08 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 6/19/2008 Hometown: Shepherdsville, KY

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Circle E horsecamp is by far the best horsecamp I have ever been to. The horse stalls are 1st class. The campground is very nice. The food was really good, shower house is very nice. I have a have LQ trailer with a full bath and I never used it. The shower house was that nice. Ray, Kim, Mark, Sonny, and the whole gang make you feel 110% at home and will do everything they can to make your stay great. We have already made reservations to go back again this Oct. and next June. This is one camp that you need to put on your must ride list.
Reviewed by: Gregg on 6/30/2008 7:20:20 AM
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Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/20/2008 Hometown: Harrodsburg, KY

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We had a ball!! Ray, Kim, Lloyd, Mark, Albert, everyone was great! Gosh where do I start..food was good, entertainment every night, stalls are very professionally kept, campsites are large, trails vary according to levels,etc. We loved ourselves soooo much we have already booked for next year. Come on people give it a try, I guarantee you won't meet a stranger at Circle E.
Reviewed by: Andy on 6/29/2008 6:42:32 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 6/23/2008 Hometown: Mt.Washington, KY

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Hello,my owner would not write a review so i decided to do it for him. From Ga. its a nice smooth trailer ride up I75N.to I24W. exit 127 trn left and we are just about there. Now when we get there he puts me in a new stall with new shavings water and hay. we don't ride the trails alot because he's always eating one of the three meals a day that are provided so his hind end can just keep getting bigger and bigger. There seems to be so much to do at the Circle E I finally get a break. Yes, food music dancing and visiting his old friends means the easy life for me and I don't mind a bit, remember that bigger and bigger thang I mention earlier. Great camping great trails, well what i have seen of them, and Ray and Kim with a team of great trail bosses have put together a wonderful place to have a great time and enjoy friends old and new. So, if you see a big white Bloomer horse trail be quiet, let that fat boy sleep this is my vacation.
Reviewed by: Lightning on 6/21/2008 8:05:59 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/12/2008 Hometown: Dallas, GA

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Great trails, yes some mud but you can get around it, they have been blessed with rain. The staff is wonderful and offers alot of help with everything, the food was great. The bathhouse was very clean.
Reviewed by: Julie D on 6/11/2008 7:11:56 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/7/2008 Hometown: , GA

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Had a Great Holiday weekend at Circle E, the staff was great about telling you how to get around the trails and bypass any mud, we didn't get into hardly any at all. The campground was great and the trails was awesome. GREAT JOB CIRCLE E, KEEP IT UP
Reviewed by: Cyndi on 5/26/2008 7:19:25 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/23/2008 Hometown: , TN

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Do you remember the ballid of (Davey Crocket) you know ,born on a mountin in tennessee so forth and so on. well that is where circle e is on a mountintop . So you should expect to find a lot of rocks, and mud is where you find it, it can be found almost every where. My two mares were born and raised on the flatlands of indiana ,where the highest place is a big ol ant mound at the edge of the pasture. if you want easy going and manacured trails come to Indiana. If you want a challenge and beauty in your landscape go to circle e. I want the challenge , I work my horses hard for at least 3 or more week's. I try to work them in the sand so they need to work to get their job done. I was awe struck when I got to circle e , and so was my son ,as this was his first out of state ride. You folks in the south are truly blest to have the kind of rideing you have . I got to go trampin about to find what you take for grantid. Thanks Ray for giving us A beautiful place to ride. I will be back . Sincerly Ron kieszkowski
Reviewed by: Ron Kieszkowski on 5/25/2008 6:32:25 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Michigan city, IN

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Lots of hills and when it has rained, lots of mud, most of which you can get around. Pretty wild flowers and lovely vistas. Ray Evans has gone to a lot of trouble to create a wonderful campground, safe barns and a welcoming atmosphere. I can hardly wait to go back. Yes,there are hills, and rocks...it's on a mountain people. There are trails that offer less of a challenge. Kim in the office is a rider herself, and can help steer you to trails you will enjoy. I think they have done a good job of marking the main trails. Some of the "off trail" trails are not marked, but they seemed to cross marked trails often enough for you to figure out where you are. The yellow arrows, will always be pointing toward the camp ground...What a great and thoughtful thing to do. Thanks Ray!
Reviewed by: helen Cary on 5/24/2008 1:29:05 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/19/2008 Hometown: Fairview, TN

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I had a wonderful time at Circle E Guest Ranch. The day I lost my horse for 6hrs. Ray, and his staff were there for me 1oo%,also thanks to the 4 ladies in camp.The camp ground, and trails are awsome! I would go back agin and agin.
Reviewed by: Ann Petersen on 5/22/2008 2:25:57 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/13/2008 Hometown: Laporte, IN

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Best accomodations of any horse camp, although we will not be going back. I went to relax and enjoy my husband my horse and the outdoors. The only one I enjoyed was the outdoors. Beautiful area but the trails are terrible. Had new shoes on both horses and lost those, my horse has never thrown a show on a trail. My husband and I had to work at riding our horses and I felt very sorry for both horses. I thought the first day we had chosen bad trails as it was our first visit. We went with a guide the next day and that was a disaster. I can't imagine anybody enjoy riding in those rocky muddy conditions. We are both experienced riders and I have been riding all my life. I really hate it because the people and the accomodations were the nices I have seen. I will stay at East Fork, Dupont, etc. We don't get much time to travel with our horses and I would have been happier riding on my farm. It has almost been a week and my husbands horse is still limping, vet says he is just sore. Not ever had this problem before. I farrier has put our shoes back on along with building up all the lost hoof.
Reviewed by: Andrea & Jim on 5/22/2008 10:55:04 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/17/2008 Hometown: , GA

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As fuel prices dictate our mileage to our riding destinations, it is most important to get the most BANG FOR THE BUCK...Well, Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere, Tennessee has it all. A campground for every taste, either trees or open fields...great stalls, that are clean and safe and a restaurant on the grounds. But the trails are wonderful..sure when it rains, some spots can be sloppy, but Lloyd is constantly working on "by-passes"..but the views and the waterfalls and caves are well worth the travel. Also, the staff cannot be more helpful..no matter what the request, seems that Ray, Kim and all the rest have a way of fulfilling whatever the need.
Reviewed by: Sallie Jane on 5/7/2008 7:03:43 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: Hollandale, Select State

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The campground across the road from the office is great, lots of trees. The other one is wide open. The area was beautiful, the trails were terrible, everyone in our group agreed we would never return. There were a lot of areas of mud, slick rocks, and gravel. We had two horses that slipped and fell getting hurt and our horses were not the only ones we saw that had been hurt. If you want to visit this area make sure there isn't any rain in the forecast and it hasn't rained for several weeks before going.
Reviewed by: Alice on 5/1/2008 7:08:48 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/26/2008 Hometown: Phil Campbell, AL

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My saddle pals and I have spent at least 2-3 weekends at Circle E during 2006 & 2007. Every minute spent there has been a gift from God. We consider ourselves to be so blessed to have such a beautiful place only a little over an hours drive from Chattanooga. A place where we can take our horses and enjoy the riding and time with each other to "decompress" and get away from it all. The trails are well marked and with each visit, it seems like we find a trail that's been added or maybe we just missed before. Our group encompasses experienced riders all the way to new horse owners. Ages range from 4 years old to 54 years old. We did hit a few "sloppy" spots this weekend, but nothing we couldn't navigate. If you're going, check and see how much rain has been in the area. You may want to make sure your horse has fresh shoes if it's been really rainy. Of course, that's good advice before any trip right?!
Reviewed by: K. Smith on 5/1/2008 6:28:51 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 4/26/2008 Hometown: Chattanogoa, TN

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This was my first vacation in many years I have been all over the world and I would give even greece over going back to the circle E the staff and surrording commity was so great when we had a problem that they gave 110 percect. the trails were well marked and changling, but that makes the fun doesn't it. If anyone wants to have a great time and have a fantisic time you need need to visit the Circle E. I hope everyone that visits here has as great A time as I did. And as far the travel goes I spent 18 years in the navy and I have been to 16 countries and have rode horses in a few of the countries but nothing has been better then the circle E including the rockies in Colorado or the the mountains in Israil, but this was the best. Scott Hager
Reviewed by: Scott Hager on 4/29/2008 5:45:53 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2004 Hometown: La porte, IN

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Best trail marking system I have ever seen. they have a refrence # on trail junctions that you can find on the map so you know where you are. no guessing, you know without a dought. each trail has a color, and points of interest are marked, such as (w)for water fall (c)cave and exp. of what it means. they have a big bath and toilet room and the dining hall is big ,big ,big . plenty of room for dancing eating or what ever they want to do. It is without a dought the best camp I have ever seen. I know I will go back again even if fuel goes to $9.00 A gallon. And Ray and his crew are so friendley, you just know you have known them all your life. But be carefull because some of these trails can be tuff and unforgiveing, but some of the most beautiful land God created. And I have been in a lot of camps Ron Kieszkowski
Reviewed by: Ronald Kieszkowski on 4/20/2008 11:17:14 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 4/13/2008 Hometown: Michigan City, IN

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We spent two different weekends in the bluff side cabins these were great! The riding was a great challenge and we had a good time. the scenery is excellent from the water falls to the valley views. this was my 3rd trip up to Circle E and I will return soon. We were lucky enough to take place in the benefit ride that went on the 22nd of march even the rain and hail did not deter anyone. I would recommend this place to everyone the staff was great the barns were clean.
Reviewed by: PJR on 4/10/2008 1:19:43 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 3/29/2008 Hometown: Bell Buckle, TN

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GREAT TRAILS & CAMPGROUND
Reviewed by: Joan on 3/20/2008 9:56:23 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/18/2008 Hometown: , AL

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Even though the trails are a little muddy from some much welcome rain, the trails at Circle E are amazing. The waterfalls are fully flowing feeding all the streams and rock formations. The red trails on the 'OLD SIDE' was simply the most inviting I have ever seen, despite a few sloppy spots. With all the leaves still off the trees, the whole valley could be seen as well as all the wildlife. Saw several deer and the frogs have become busy. As always, Kim, Faye, Ray and all the rest were extremely accomodating. With gas prices being what they are and what they promise to be, Circle E makes the trip well worth it!!
Reviewed by: pammy on 3/18/2008 10:05:07 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/17/2008 Hometown: , TN

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Trails were excellent for the type of riding we like, even though one of our horses slipped slipped & fell (less experienced rider). We rode both sides of Hy 16. Both sides were muddy but created no problems. We camped on the "sawmill side" for 5 nights. We found the campground noisey (located next to the Hy), dogs barking until around 10 pm & all the traffic to the barn goes past all campsites. There was no picnic table at this site although others had tables. Site was not real level but was adequate. Firewood can be purchased for $20 which is a pretty good value compared to other locations. Horse facilities are excellent. Will definitely go back to ride additional trails.
Reviewed by: Gene Klosterman on 3/14/2008 5:05:14 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/10/2008 Hometown: Allendale, SC

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Although the staff was 5 star, campground was 5 star, I simply can't rate the trails 5 star. There were some places so boggy that 2 of the (freshly shod) horses in wour group lost shoes in the deep mud. Also the rocks in this area of Tennessee are extremely slippery, creating a fall hazard for horses even if they have borium or drill teck on their shoes. I am not exhadurating, I know people who's horses have fallen here by slipping on the rocks.
Reviewed by: Julie on 3/14/2008 4:56:46 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/1/2007 Hometown: Riceville, TN

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GREAT TRAILS, MAPPED & MARKED! FIVE START ALL THE WAY/EVERYONE IS GREAT!
Reviewed by: KH on 3/13/2008 7:22:47 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 3/12/2008 Hometown: SHELBYVILLE, TN

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This is a beautiful campground with great trails and wonderful host, hostess and tour guide. We only had a very short stay as we were passing through on our way back north, so Ray lined up RJ to give us a quided tour on short notice so we would have a better feel of the trails for our next time there. We will definitely return when we have more time to explore.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 3/8/2008 3:12:41 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 3/3/2008 Hometown: , MI

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CIRCLE E IS TOP NOTCH!!!! KIM,RAY AND THE REST OF THE CREW ARE JUST WONDERFUL. THEY MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE YOUR STAY SPECTACULAR. WE HAVE BEEN TO LOTS OF PLACES TO RIDE AND CIRCLE E HAS BEEN "THE BEST OF THE BEST". THE CAMPGOUND, BARN AND DINNING HALL ARE ALL TOP NOTCH AND THE BISCUITS ARE THE BEST. WE VISTED 4 TIMES LAST YEAR AND HOPE TO DO MORE RIDING THERE THIS YEAR. JUST KNOW A TRIP TO CIRCLE E IS A HORSE RIDERS DREAM. (ALSO DONT FORGET TO GET CARLOS TO CLEAN YOUR STALL), NOTHING BETTER THAN A CLEAN STALL TO COME BACK TO AFTER A DAY OF RIDING. JUST KNOW CIRCLE E IS A HORSE RIDERS PARADISE!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by: CINDY on 3/7/2008 4:40:21 PM
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Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/18/2007 Hometown: DAWSONVILLE, GA

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We have had some realy wonderful times around the campfire and the staff members are so thoughtful and friendly. The many trail choices make for a new adventure every time we ride. The night with the fish fry and band music was so fun also.
Reviewed by: James & Cathy on 2/29/2008 4:25:35 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 1/10/2008 Hometown: Pulaski, TN

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Reviewed by: Anonymous on 1/14/2008 2:20:18 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2000 Hometown: , Select State

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WE HAVE BEEN TO CIRCLE E SEVERAL TIMES WITHIN THE LAST YEAR ..EVERY STAY WAS FANTASTIC. STAYED IN THE BLUFF CABIN AND CAMPED. RAY EVANS , MARK AND KIM RAY, AND THE ENTIRE STAFF MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE FAMILY AND WANT TO PLEASE YOU. THE WELL MARKED TRAILS MAKE FOR A GREAT DAY OF RIDING. WATERFALLS,BLUFF VIEWS, AND ROCK FORMATIONS.IF YOU TRY IT YOU WILL RETURN TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
Reviewed by: Melinda/Donnie on 1/13/2008 7:59:31 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 1/12/2008 Hometown: Pulaski, TN

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Even though the weather was quite colder and even stormy. We throughly enjoyed our trip to Circle E. The campground was clean, big, stalls are great, bathhouse was clean. Mr. Evans even took us around to show us his place prior to us setting up camp. Mr. Evans and crew know how to treat their guests. The riding was awesome, when weather permited. We will be making more trips to this great horseman's campground.
Reviewed by: C. Paschal on 11/28/2007 4:20:43 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 11/21/2007 Hometown: , GA

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Trails well marked and vary in difficulty and length (so you can choose the right trails for your level/ability and the staff is helpful with that). The campground and stalls are well kept and convenient. Would recommend and we will be back! Thanks Circle E!
Reviewed by: rebecca on 10/18/2007 2:37:41 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/24/2007 Hometown: ardmore, AL

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Labor Day Weekend was our first visit to Circle E Guest Ranch. What a wonderful place..the trails are absolutely the best and the facilities are top notch. The barn even has free shavings and if you want you can pay one of the barn workers to clean your stalls every day. It is nice to leave for a ride and come back to a clean stall and fresh water. Can't wait to see the trails in the fall.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 9/10/2007 8:41:58 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 9/10/2007 Hometown: , AL

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Reviewed by: Anonymous on 9/4/2007 11:33:08 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/4/2007 Hometown: , KY

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Despite broiling temperatures Circle E gave us a wonderful ride. The trails are amazing..we can't wait until fall..Thank you Kim and Ray for all your work.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 8/13/2007 3:48:12 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/13/2007 Hometown: , SC

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We did the June ride. It was hot but, we still had a great time. We stayed in a cabin. It was cute and cozy! We recomend the camping and stalls at the campground with the cabins. Lots of shade and the stalls are larger too. Food was great! (because I did not have to cook!!) Free shavings and a real plus... You can pay to have your stalls cleaned if you don't feel like doing it!! Mr. Evans and his crew are very accomidating. They even had a farrier lined up for us! The trails are awesome. And they have the best trail maps we have ever used too. Make sure that you go to the Wall of Jericho. (Take a lunch and comfy shoes. If it is hot take a swim suit, and plenty of water to drink.) We would like to go back in the fall. We heard it was great riding then and pretty.
Reviewed by: Roy and Robyn on 7/21/2007 9:25:18 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 7/21/2007 Hometown: , FL

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We went for the June trail and had a wonderful time!! Trails are very well marked and beautiful. Walls of Jerico, it is a must see! We were fed 3 meals a day, food was ok, you won't go hungry. Everyone is very helpful, trial guides were great. Barn is kept clean and free shavings. We will be back to ride in the fall.
Reviewed by: Alan & Sharon on 7/12/2007 9:24:53 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 6/25/2007 Hometown: , FL

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We were there for the week ride in May. This was our first time there and it will not be the last. Everyone was so nice and the trail bosses were great. They provided 3 meals a day, and all were delicious. The trails range from easy to more advanced. Such a great place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Reviewed by: Donna & Dave on 6/19/2007 7:32:53 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/20/2007 Hometown: Afton, TN

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This place is GREAT with very good marked trails with maps. And the barns are wonderful, with free bedding. The campground is new and has water and electric at ALL sites. EVERYONE was very helpfull, they make you feel right at home. EVERYBODY needs to try it out. Can't wait till our next time which will be soon.
Reviewed by: Scout on 6/17/2007 4:41:52 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 6/14/2007 Hometown: , MS

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Mr. Evans and Co. have put together a true riding treat. Very nice campsites, something for everyone..either open field or rustic shade..water and plenty of electric available for all. If that doesn't suit, he has lovely cabins available. The trails are everything from rolling wide paths to challenging hills with maps and trail markers that are easy to read and follow. The stalls are wonderful with free bedding..Of course, everyone is helpful and go out of their way to keep their guests happy and comfortable. I will be returning time and time again..
Reviewed by: miss pam on 6/13/2007 10:59:01 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 6/13/2007 Hometown: cowan, TN

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Reviewed by: Anonymous on 6/12/2007 4:57:16 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/29/2007 Hometown: , Select State