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St Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 25 December 2009

Received a gift certificate for one night at the Smoakhouse Ranch. When we made our reservation, the proprietors not only honored the discount rate for one night, Tim and Emily Smoak gave us the same rate for the second night. The Earl cabin was decorated throughout the cabin for Christmas and was a delight to drive up and see all...

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Reviewed 22 August 2009

Me, my husband our teenage daughters love to stay at the Smoakhouse Ranch! It is a hidden jem in Florida's spring country. We have stayed 2 years in a row in the Earl cabin. And will probably stay a hundred more. There are so many springs in the area, we go tubing and swimming in just about all of them,...

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Reviewed 29 July 2009

My wife and I, along with my sister and her partner and her two children, rented the farmhouse on the Smoakhouse Ranch while visiting the Florida springs region. The ranch is beautiful and has several houses and cabins from which to choose. It has donkeys, goats, and cows that the children (and adults) can feed, a fishing pond, a swimming...

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Torrington, CT
Reviewed 16 May 2009

Stayed for a weekend while in the area visiting friends. This ranch came highly recommended, and was on the mark! My husband and I wanted a few days of down-time while visiting the area. Tim and Emily Smoak were wonderful hosts giving information about sights to see in the area along with ongoing and upcoming events. We enjoyed feeding the...

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Jacksonville FL
Reviewed 24 April 2009

We have been to the Smoakhouse three times and each stay was wonderful. Tim & Emily are wonderful hosts, making sure we have everything we need, offering suggestions to local sites. Our 8 year old son loves feeding the goats, donkeys & sheep. He remembers these vacations more fondly than any of our trips to Disney or Universal.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL
Reviewed 11 April 2009

The Smoakhouse Ranch has been my little hideaway since, ohhhh, 1995 or so. I fell in love on the first visit. The Smoak's have always been gracious and attentive hosts - from a twilight cocktail to morning coffee outside and chatting. They have been kind enough to take us out of the river on several occasions - certainly not required...

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St Pete
Reviewed 5 April 2009

My husband and I have been coming to the Smaokhouse Ranch since Tim and Emily opened. Our 4 children (now 30, 28, 28 and 25) have all brought friends over the years on family trips and those friends still talk about these weekend getaways as the BEST!! Are you looking for peace and quiet? This is where to come! Do...

Thank eofficetravel
cape coral florida
Reviewed 2 April 2009

We have been staying at the Smoakhouse ranch since 2004. We have stayed several times in the Earl cabin, and cabin 1 and 2. All the cabins are cozy and home away from home for us. Our son has enjoyed feeding the goats, donkey's and cows. The ranch is a step back in time but with air conditioning! Love it...

2Thank Lauracaman
Wellington, FL
Reviewed 2 April 2009

We needeed a place to park the family while half of us (the smart half) went to the Swamp to see the Florida Gators play in Gainesville. This funky little ranch is perfect to keep the kids amused with the animals and let my wife birdwatch while my sons and I go to watch the Gators. The place is very...

1Thank Gator-fanatic77
Reviewed 2 April 2009

Smoakhouse Ranch Proprietors: Tim and Emily Smoak I have had the great pleasure over the past 15 years to be associated with Tim and Emily Smoak. On numerous family visits to the Smoakhouse Ranch we have found it to be relaxing and a boost to our families well being. It has been my experience through out the years of my...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Smoakhouse Ranch is a real working ranch, offering a relaxed introduction to the real Florida since 1994. Our accommodations range from two park models cabins, a two story historic cabin, or a full size 2/2 farmhouse---all country appointed, will full kitchens and bath. Feed our cows, goats, lambs, donkeys and chickens. 50+ acres and 8 area parks. The Ranch Experience! FBBI Palm award for many years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Smoakhouse Ranch

Address: 4321 SE County Road 500, Branford, FL 32008-5181
Region: United States > Florida > Branford
Price Range: $159 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Smoakhouse Ranch 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“all of the cabins have different layouts. Just tell the Smoaks your needs and they will help you figure out the best option.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyGetaways, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms out in nature bring the harmony people are looking for”
 of 5 bubbles 625EmmaL, 31 Dec 2012 | Read review
“The Earl Cabin is really rustic but very charming and comfortable - whether its summer or winter. The Farmhouse is big enough for a large family too.”
 of 5 bubbles nanette_63, 30 Dec 2012 | Read review
“The Earl cabin is designed and outfitted like an original homesteader cabin but has all the modern conveniences. The fire pit outside is great to relax by in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles Minnesota_Mongoose, 3 Dec 2012 | Read review
“The farmhouse was great, but the Earl cabin looked interesting also.”
 of 5 bubbles jmcv, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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