Shangrila Guest Ranch- Virginia Riding Vacations



**We understand during this time of uncertainty and social distancing that there may be families looking for a respite and location away from large cities.  We are offering the exclusive use of the ranch, activities and lodging facilities to a family who would like a private stay. They can contact us for pricing and additional info.

At this time we are limiting the number of guests and will continue to remain open.**

Shangrila Guest Ranch website
3219 Cluster Springs Road
South Boston, VA 24592
Tel. 434-517-0888 Email Shangrila Guest Ranch

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Located in rural Southern Virginia, Shangrila Guest Ranch provides guests with a variety of quality horses suited for any riding ability for Virginia Riding Vacations. Guests may be as involved as they please with the entire guest ranch experience, including gathering horses in the morning, grooming and tacking.

Through an expansive trail network, the hundreds of miles of trails in the area allow guests to experience a new adventure everyday. One section of the ride may be spent listening to the rustle of pine needles as your horse winds through tight turns, then you cross a creek, and suddenly you find the pines are replaced by maples, hickories, sumac and holly bushes; while thick ropes of vine drape across the trees. Your setting, once reminiscent of Narnia, now resembles a jungle.

In addition to horseback riding and other on-site activities, Halifax, VA offers numerous recreational activities as well. Only in this area can guests experience unmatched southern hospitality where all the residents are glad to welcome visitors with open arms and share their stories about why they hold this place they call home so dear.

At Shangrila Guest Ranch, guests enjoy home cooked meals, personal attention, nightly campfires, and are always greeted with warm welcomes that exemplifies the guest ranch experience; come as a guest and leave as family. Guests may bring their own horse for a trail riding vacation or one of Shangrila's clinics or ride one of Shangrila's horses. For those who want a smooth ride, Shangrila does have Gaited horses.

Visit the Shangrila Guest Ranch website for additional information and special Virginia horseback riding holidays and vacation packages.

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Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Cowgirls Retreat Weeks

Ladies only, come join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch for a 5 night / 4 day cowgirl get-a-way! Enjoy horseback riding, wine tasting, shooting, archery, wagon ride, fishing and relaxing massage included in your cowgirl getaway package.

Cost: $1,365/person 
**Groups of 4 ladies or more: Receive 15% off per person!!**

2020 Cowgirl Weeks
Sunday, April 26th to Friday, May 1st
Sunday, May 3rd to Friday, May 8th
Sunday, September 20th to Friday, September 25th
Sunday, September 27th to Friday, October 2nd
Sunday, October 4th to Friday, October 9th

Learn more by visiting Shangrila Guest Ranch's website. Emailing Shangrila Guest Ranch or calling 434-517-0888.


Western Horseback Riding with Riding Lessons and Clinics, Trail Riding, Natural Horsemanship Clinics, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, ACTHA Competitive Trail Rides, John Deere Gator Rides, Wagon Rides, Gaited Horses, BYOH- Bring Your Own Horse or ride on of Shangrila's.

Golf Located Nearby: Halifax Country Club, Greens Folly Golf Course
Wine Tastings, Hiking, Fishing, Bird Watching, Volleyball, Board Games, Ping Pong.
Children, Corporate Retreats and Team Building welcome.
Learn more about Group Glamping.


The unique lodgings at this Virginia guest ranch are private and have views of the horses and pastures.

The Old Home Place was built in 1801. It has 3 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and fireplace, one with a full bed and fireplace, and one with two twin beds. It also has a kitchen, living room with fireplace, full bath, washer and dryer. The home provides a haven for visitors to relax, whether on the porch overlooking the herb garden or in the hammock for afternoon snoozes. Cozy up to the fireplace, relax and reminisce.

The Log Cabin sits tucked in the woods and can accommodate up to 4 people. It has a full bed, full bath, open kitchen and living area with two twin beds in the loft. A small pasture lies in front of the cabin surrounded by trees. The secluded cabin is ideal for accommodating a couple and perfect for anniversaries, honeymoons birthdays or that special occasion.

The Packhouse provides lodging for an individual, couple or small group. Formerly used as a packing barn for tobacco several many years ago, the large refurbished structure retains its rustic charm with the addition of modern conveniences. The backside of the upper floor is a private efficiency which will accommodate an individual or couple. It has a queen bed, private bath and small kitchen area. It also has a private deck that overlooks the pond and pastures. The middle room upstairs in the Packhouse has a queen bed, private bath, open living/kitchen area and futon. The backside of the lower level provides rustic accommodations with two twin beds. A separate bathroom with shower is located at the side of the building for guests use.


Packages include all meals. Lunches may either be at the ranch or at a trail stop for trail riders. A variety of home cooked meals are provided and special dietary preferences may be made upon request.

Area Attractions

Virginia International Raceway, Staunton River State Park, Occoneechee State Park, The Prizery, South Boston Museum, Cages Sculpture Farm.

At a Glance

Virginia year-round guest ranch providing a variety of quality horses for all inclusive horseback riding vacation packages and day trail riding excursions.


South Boston, VA (1 hour North of Raleigh, NC)


Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) Raleigh, North Carolina

Riding Style/ Ability

Western, beginner to advanced.


Year round


15 people
Corporate Groups Meetings and Retreats Welcome.
This guest ranch works with Travel Agents.

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Debit, Visa, MasterCard