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Happy Acres Ranch, Dunnellon

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HAPPY ACRES IS A LITTLE RANCH IN DUNNELLON, FLORIDA JUST 10 MILES SOUTH WEST OF OCALA. WE OFFER TRAIL RIDES, ENGLISH/WESTERN RIDING LESSONS, HORSE BOARDING, RV PARKING & GUEST COTTAGES. SEE OUR WEB PAGE AT www.ocalahappyacres.com

GUEST ACCOMODATIONS (Call Jim 352-427-8870 for reservations)

Happy Trails Lodge sleeps 6 adults. It has washer & dryer, satellite TV, a full kitchen and is located in the compound area of the Ranch where you are in the middle of the action. It rents for $120 a night and $320 for a 3 day weekend. By the month it is $2000.

Stage Coach Camper sleeps 4 adults. It has satellite TV & WiFi internet service. It is located in the compound area over looking the horses in paddock "C". It rents for $65 a night.

TRAIL RIDES: (Call Jim 352-427-8870 for reservations)

Trail rides are available Monday through Saturday by reservations from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM depending on the weather. Rides are $40 per hour with a minimum of 2 riders. We have 50 miles of trails right out side the front gate. There is also the Greenway State Park, 110 miles long with Trail Heads every 5 to 7 miles apart. The Pruitt Trail head is just 3 miles from the Ranch.

Riding LESSONS: (Call Sandy 352-812-1816 for reservation)

Lessons are available for young & old. We have some very gentle lesson horses to learn on. Lessons are $50 per hour. Call for package pricing.

RV PARKING:

We have room for 4 RV's at one time. Elect (30 amp breakers), sanitary, WiFi & satellite TV are available. Of course also available is a beautiful view.
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  • Happy Acres was a great place to stay for the experience of having roosters wake you up and enjoy the horses! Laura was great with the children and teaching them all about horses. She allowed us to...  more »
  • We didn’t come here for the horses, but for a place to stay 10minutes from Ocala and 10 minutes from Dunnelon. The cabin we stayed in was also quaint with family photos and farming and ranching...  more »
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  • Great place to stay! Skip the hotels and scoot off the beaten path to this homestead. James and his wife have a beautiful ranch tucked away in the middle of everything. A long lane with Spanish moss soaked trees line the way to this little piece of horse country paradise. The guest house is very well maintained, beds were extremely comfortable and the home was equipped with all the necessary kitchenware, linens, umbrellas, etc. And the beautiful horse stalls are literally located under the same roof!! Open your back door and you find classy horse stalls with pretty, clean and extremely happy horses!! Our boys woke up to the sound of neighing..it was wonderful! Feed them carrots, groom them, and saddle up for a ride! No horse riding experience necessary, reliable and friendly supervision comes with stay! And don’t forget to check out the hen house for some fresh eggs! I highly recommend Happy Trails. James is a true blue patriot, businessman and cowboy. He was a fascinating host which only added to our great experience. We will definitely be back!
  • My granddaughter and I had a great time. She thought they let her pick out her horse. LOL.

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