Humberland Guest Cabin

Our guest cabin is very beautiful and overlooks the Pinelog Mountain Range.  The cabin sleeps  8 comfortably.  The master bedroom has a queen size bed; the loft has two twin beds; and there is a queen size foldout sofa in the living room.  The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is one bathroom.  There is also a game room downstairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseback Riding

With access to trails running through approximately 14,000 acres of the Pinelog Mountain area, our trained horses will carry you through the scenic hills of the Southern Appalachians.  

Each of our rides will be guided by experienced wranglers.  We will begin all rides with a lesson on proper riding technique and, if necessary, will continue instruction in our round rink

  Horseback Riding is included in a guest ranch stay.  For those who are not staying at the ranch, but want to horseback ride, we offer various riding packages in order to suit your desires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overnight Pack Trips

           

Going on one of our overnight pack trips is an excellent way to experience all the wonderful things the great outdoors has to offer.  We will begin our trip early in the morning by saddling up our horses and packing the gear on our favorite mule, Betsy.   We will stop for lunch at one of our scenic spots and then continue on to our destination.  When we arrive at our camping area, our wranglers will set up camp, and our cook will begin preparing supper in our dutch ovens.  You will enjoy a delicious, gourmet dutch oven meal and will spend the rest of the evening sharing stories, songs, and good times around the campfire.  In the morning, you will eat a hearty breakfast, and we will pack up and enjoy a ride back to the ranch.

 

*Call for pricing and availability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing

   

Our five acre lake boasts bass, bream, shellcracker, catfish, and trout.  Whether you prefer a rod and reel or a fly rod, you can be sure that you will enjoy your fishing experience on our beautiful lake.  

 

*Fishing is included in a guest ranch stay.  

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

Target/Skeet Shooting and Archery

 

Fun and challenging activities, target/skeet shooting and archery are favorites among children and adults.   

*These activities are included in a guest ranch stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing 

    Call for current seasonal pricing  770.479.7895

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us                            

 

          North Georgia natives, Dr. Ken and Brigitte Humber moved to Cherokee County in 1979.  Wanting to move further into the country, they bought a beautiful plot of land at the base of Pine Log Mountain in Waleska, Ga in 1985.  They moved there after building their lake, barn, and house.  A close friend penned the name “Humberland” to their property, and the name has stuck ever since.  Dr. Ken, an Orthospinologist, practiced in Smyrna, and both he and Brigitte took care of Humberland.   Brigitte majored in music at Reinhardt College and took up gardening, filling Humberland with flowers and music.  They bought horses when their two girls, Michelle and Crystal, were little and started riding and learning about horse life.  Throughout this time, the Humbers took numerous trips to the west: Montana, Colorado, and especially Wyoming. 

          In 2001, their oldest daughter, Michelle, attended a guide school in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming at Bridger Wilderness Outfitters.  She loved the experience and continued to work at the ranch after guide school was finished. 

Tired of the commute between Smyrna and Waleska, Dr. Ken and Brigitte decided that Ken would take an early semi-retirement from his private practice.  Tim Singewald, owner and operator of Bridger Wilderness Outfitters, needed ranch managers and thought Brigitte and Dr. Ken would be perfect for the job.  In the summer of 2002, they packed up three of their horses, their cowboy boots and hats, and headed west.

          Over the next three summer and fall seasons, Brigitte and Ken guided pack trips and trail rides in the Wind River and Gros Ventre Mountains.   They saddled horses and packed mules.  They cooked in dutch ovens over an open fire and entertained guests with their wonderful singing and playing skills.  When they came home to Georgia for the winter and fall months, they concentrated on turning Humberland into a guest ranch.  After three years, they were ready to leave the summers at Bridger Wilderness Outfitters and focus all of their attention on Humberland Guest Ranch.

          Dr. Ken and Brigitte continue the ranch tradition today.  They built a beautiful log cabin to house overnight guests.  Dr. Ken has built numerous horse trails around Humberland and the surrounding property.  And they are constantly adding new facets to the ranch.  Right now, they are in the process of completing a gorgeous pavilion that sits by the lake.  The ranch offers trail rides, pack trips, overnight ranch stays, archery, fishing, and much more.  It is absolutely beautiful all on its own, but there are flower gardens everywhere to add to the ambiance of the place.  The vegetable garden helps create the delicious food served at Humberland.  But more than anything else, it is Brigitte and Dr. Ken who make Humberland Guest Ranch.   These two wonderful people are so warm, inviting, funny, and incredibly talented, you will find yourself wanting to come back again and again.

 

Written by Michelle Humber                               

 

 

 

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