Sometimes, it’s nice to leave the big city behind and escape into the serenity of a local ranch. Whether you’re looking for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle or want to train your stallion to be the next racing champion, check out our picks for the best ranches to visit in the Ocala area.

BG Ocala Ranch

BG Ocala RanchBG Ocala Ranch offers the getaway of a lifetime. You can rest in style and luxury as you unpack your bags and settle into your room in the 10,000-square-foot Great House, private cottage, or cozy Farm House.

This serene space offers visitors plenty to do, including:

  • Outdoor pool with water slide and rope swing
  • Polo pitch
  • Mountain biking
  • Trail riding
  • Horse exhibitions and demos

Visit them on Facebook to learn more about events happening at the ranch.

Bridlewood Farm

This 800-acre facility has a long history of breeding and training championship racing stallions. The ranch sits atop a hill overlooking a vast expanse of natural beauty that’s sure to bring out the farmer in even lifelong city slickers.

They plan to eventually offer a boarding service, but currently, their bread and butter is the state-of-the-art training facility and training program. Facilities include:

  • A 7/8-mile dirt racetrack
  • An observation building
  • A 5/8-mile all-weather uphill gallop track
  • An equine cold-water spa

Check them out on Facebook to stay updated on racing news.

The Griffin Ranch

poolStep foot on the grounds at The Griffin Ranch and you’ll be transported back in time to an era of classic, old Florida ranch life. This is truly a retreat from the day-to-day as you take in the romance of your natural surroundings and enjoy living side-by-side with local flora and fauna.

You can stay in a guest cottage or cabins, each with antique interiors, and spend your days rocking on the front porch or engaging in many rustic activities, like:

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Off-roading
  • Swimming

Follow them on Facebook to learn more about what the ranch has to offer.

Meet Me at the Ranch

From rustic getaways to intensive training sessions, there’s something for everyone to do at one of the many ranches in the Ocala area. We hope you enjoy the three we picked out!