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Wadsworth Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 12 0 0 24 hour monitoring 11 1 0
Friendliness of host 12 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 11 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 12 0 0 Facilities as represented 12 0 0
Security of facilities 12 0 0 Overall satisfaction 12 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 12 0 0 Total Scores 106 2 0
Comments: (1/2/11) - "This was "first class" all the way around. Julia met us out by the interstate and escorted us the rest of the way, helped us get horses settled in, offered shower facilities and I need to mention this was on Christmas evening. Then she brought us muffins in the morning to get us on our way. Her barn was very clean and organized. Anyone needing to lay over in Alabama should look her up. You won't be sorry.". . . (5/31/11) - "We have stayed at other horse hotels in the past, but this farm is really superlative. The stalls are extremely clean and the turnout is great. We enjoyed meeting Julie and her clan, and felt like we had made new friends when we left. Highly recommend.". . . (10/2/11) - "Our stay at Wadsworth Farm was perfect. Clean, well kept and quiet. We stayed in our LQ and were thrilled with the clean bathroom and shower only steps from our door which helped us keep from filling up our waste tanks. Julia was waiting for us when we drove up and was very helpful. Top notch and highly recommended!". . . (12/2/11) - "Received excellent care for horse and human alike! Will definitely stay at Ms. Wadsworth's for future trips.". . . (1/11/12) - "Julie met us and guided us in, helped us settle the horses in for the night, and our accomodations were excellent. She brought us pumpkin bread the next morning and made the coffee. Then we had a very nice visit with Julie before we loaded to leave. It was the highlight of a long trip and we will definitely plan to stop there again even if we do not have horses with us.". . . (9/28/12) - " Delightful stay with a delightful host(ess). Julie Wadsworth was there to greet us and get us set up with a beautiful, lush pasture for our horses and a perfect hook-up for our rig. The use of the bathroom was an added bonus. First rate facility; highly recommend.". . . (7/25/13) - "The mules had a large pasture space to run free. The bed was extremely comfortable. The sleeping areas for people are in the barn, so very close to your equines. The barn is a "show horse" barn, which was a treat for us to visit. The owner baked us wonderful muffins, and couldn't have been more gracious. An added surprise for us native Texans was a wonderful Mexican restaurant in the town of Ashville.". . . (7/20/14) - "Julie, was a wonderful host. Her facilities were extremely clean and safe. She has a beautiful place and it was perfect for us. We will be staying with her again!". . . (1/22/16) - "Very nice setup. Great accommodations for both people and horses. Our horses had a great time running around in the pasture and stretching their legs after our long trip. Thanks so much!". . . (11/20/16) - "Our visit to the Wadsworth hotel was a very pleasurable experience. The sleeping quarters for my husband and I were immaculately clean and cozy. Our quarters were in the same building as the stables so it was very convenient to check on our horse without going outdoors. I have seen the stables at Queen Elizabeth's (U.K.) personal residence and Julie Wadsworth's stables are very comparable to hers. Julie baked muffins for us and had them waiting for us on arrival. Our stay included a common area which was very comfy as well. This was our first time to meet Julie, but when we left we felt like we had known her for a long time. Julie was very helpful to a couple of green horse handlers traveling with a green horse, lol. Julie's southern hospitality and willingness to sit down with us and drink a cup of coffee made our stay even more pleasurable. We would stay at Julie's horse hotel whether traveling with a horse or not. I recommend this horse hotel to everyone who is traveling near Ashville, Alabama. Pricing is also 5 star. Thank you Julie. Hoping our paths will cross again some day. (Anita & Larry Ricketts).". . . (2/2/17) - "I was late (3 hours, near midnight)! due to a flat but with many calls and texts. I woke Julia up when arriving at the gate. She tried to be cheerful and upbeat but I think was exhausted waiting for me. The small pasture was wonderful and the room was secure as was the whole farm. I didn't use, but saw, the stalls and they were very nice.". . . (5/4/17) - "The stalls are large, safe, clean and secure. Julie was present when I arrived and helped me water the horses. The location was quiet and secure, with a closed gate which only opened by code. I will return here."

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Bin Swindled Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 6 1 0 24 hour monitoring 5 2 0
Friendliness of host 7 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 7 0 0 Facilities as represented 7 0 0
Security of facilities 7 0 0 Overall satisfaction 7 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 7 0 0 Total Scores 60 3 0
Comments: (1/13/18) - "Great place, nice stalls, and super friendly people! Will definitely be back. You won’t regret stopping here.". . . (2/19/18) - "Wonderful farm with easy access to highway and hotels nearby. Owners were very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely use again!" Josh Belles Eventing.". . . (4/2/18) - "Great location just east of Birmingham; large stalls ready upon arrival, and pasture available upon request. Friendly hosts with lovely property providing easy access from the highway with restaurants and motels nearby. We look forward to staying again.". . . (4/22/18) - "Bill and Kathy run a first class facility. They are located a short distance off of state highway 231. Stalls were very nice; matted with good airflow. For those wondering, our trailer is 44 feet from gooseneck to bumper and we had no trouble entering, parking, or turning around. I highly recommend this facility for anyone traveling with horses!". . . (5/2/18) - "Lovely farm! Nice stalls, lovely people. They will get the toilet operational soon. Thank you for the stay.". . . (5/7/18) - "This is a lovely place for horses, with big, safe stalls. Kathy and Bill had the stalls waiting, with fluffy shavings and clean water. Access is easy from the highway. The near by motel was quiet and clean and kind of fun. The next door restaurant had world class fried oysters.". . . (6/6/18) - "The ranch is easy to find in daylight. At night the landmarks disappear. I drove 8 miles too far. My navigator was doing a bad job. My trucks nav system did better than my human copilot!! Bill was waiting and ready to help! They recommended the lake front motel! Super motel, on the lake!!"

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Pinchona Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Seven Oaks Equestrian Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (6/27/16) - "This was my favorite of the 5 places we layed over at using horsemotel.com. Gorgeous pastures which were much needed after being on the road for 6 days. Beautiful barn, and the most lovely owner. I highly recommend this facility."

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4-R Arena
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 35 1 0
Comments: (4/29/12) - "Thank you Robert for a comfortable stay. We will definitely use your facility again when we are traveling. Ned and Rita Leigh.". . . (4/2/13) - "Mr. Burns and his family were incredible hosts! This was the first big move for our horses and he was very "user friendly" for our military move and had a room on site for us to stay in. Thank you very much!". . . (10/18/13) - "This was my first stay with Robert but it will not be my last. I put my horses into his covered arena (huge!!!) where they ran and rolled most of the evening. It is lighted so I could see the horses all night long. He has a number (a lot) of hook ups available in several different areas. I was very pleased with his facility and if I go east on I-20 again I will be staying with him a second time. ". . . (1/14/18 - "Robert was extremely helpful and welcoming. He was a marvelous host and took care of all our needs. His overnight accommodations for humans were exceptional and for horses great as well. We will definitely be staying there again. Thank you, Robert!"

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Rocking "A" Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 17 1 0 24 hour monitoring 17 1 0
Friendliness of host 18 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 16 1 1
Cleanliness of facilities 18 0 0 Facilities as represented 18 0 0
Security of facilities 18 0 0 Overall satisfaction 18 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 18 0 0 Total Scores 158 3 1
(Editor's Comments): Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.
(12/6/10) - "We stayed here in late March 2010. The pool house was great. The pasture turnout worked well for the horses and we really enjoyed dining in Fairhope. We are staying here early next week (December 2010) on our way through to Florida.". . . (4/5/11) - "The Rocking A is off the path a little from I-10 but worth the distance! Susan was so helpful and made us feel completely at home. This place is just beautiful! We took advantage of the guest house and just loved the whole experience. By we, it was my dog and me. The next time through I will be sure to have my wife along to enjoy this. Thanks Susan.". . . (8/29/11) - "Susan was actually out of town but she allowed us to stay at her nice ranch anyhow. The place is a bit further off the Interstate then what we usually like, but well worth the drive. Beautiful area, very well groomed, very nice, clean room/pool, home. Easy to find with help of GPS. We highly recommend the Bimini Bob restaurant in Daphne, just off the Interstate exit and do not miss to visit the Battleship Museum and Park.". . . (8/15/12) - "Made reservations two weeks in advance. Everything was ready for us upon our arrival. Not fancy, but it felt like I had come home to my family's farm complete with a southern great lady in the driveway to make sure we had everything we needed and more. Our stay was perfect. I will be staying at Silverhill again.". . . (10/18/13) - "This is my 3rd stay with Susan and as usual she is the best hostess. Her facilities are exceptional; clean and very accessible. Parking both coming and going is very easy. Hook ups are close by for trailers with living quarters plus she has cabins that are available for reservations. I was, and continue to be, very pleased with her Horse Hotel and will continue to stay there on my trips into the southeast.". . . (6/29/14) - "Appreciated last minute availability as well as late arrival. Thank you very much.". . . (7/22/15) - "The ranch was inviting and so accessible. We arrived hot and tired and immediately felt like we were at home. We hosed the horses down and they went out to a nice shady pasture to relax. We were able to jump in the shower and fall right into a nap in the beautiful pool house. Afterward we went to town and had a great lunch at a quaint little sandwich shop on Main Street. Came back, fed horses, cleaned out trailer, prepared for the next day and then jumped in an in-ground pool before retiring for the night. It was so nice to have a rest stop so comfy. Horses and drivers rested and continued on their journey. Thank you, Susanne.". . . (10/6/15) - "I love this place!". . . (4/26/16) - "This was the most awesome facility for horses and horse owners!! The cottage was more than expected with a pool. My mare had a stall and a large pasture for her to walk and investigate. The stall was very large and roomy. Would advise anybody traveling with or without your horse to stay here. Top-notch hospitality. Thank the Lord for people who have these hotels for us. Superb!!!". . . (5/17/17) - "What a lovely spot in the world. Beautiful accommodations for our horse with a nice sized stall and beautiful, large pasture. And the kids loved having a pool just outside our "room.". . . (8/15/17) - "Having gone from FL to Wyoming and back with my horse I can honestly say that Rockin' A was by far my horse and I's favorite. Not only was the property a horse owner's dream but the town of Fairhope, a short drive to the bay front, was a culinary delight!". . . (11/15/17) - "I needed an equine layover on my way home to Texas coming from the Parelli horse campus in Florida. Susanne was very friendly and accommodating. Her farm is so beautiful and the pool house was very clean and comfortable. I hope to get back through there someday soon!". . . (3/29/18) - "This was a 1st time for us. What a great place to stay. Very accommodating to me and my son. If we were to travel again I would come here. I highly recommend this place.". . . (5/5/18) - "Beautiful place! A little away from the highway, but worth it. Didn't get to meet the lady who owned it, however, spoke to her several times via phone. Nice stall set up. Very peaceful...except maybe the pot belly pig (don't think my horse had ever seen one before!) But she settled down and my husband and I had a good laugh about it. They had a huge pasture that we turned my horse loose in and she LOVED it. Very peaceful and if we weren't on a time schedule we would have stayed another day."

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Legacy Farms
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Caddo Equestrian
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 17 1 0
Comments: (8/5/15) - "Darwin and Elizabeth were so inviting and helpful in every way. The human facilities were like something out of home and garden!! I can't recommend the Caddo place enough. You can't go wrong with these folks. Beautiful facilities and people.". . . (1/26/16) - "Darwin Clark, the owner, went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. We left our truck with him on our way to Florida and on the way back he met us with our truck to switch our horse trailer from our RV to the truck since my husband was taking the horses back to TN and I was heading to west AL with the RV. He was very helpful and saved us a bunch of time. Our stalls were ready for the horses when we arrived at 11:30 pm on a Sunday night. They had bedding and fresh water. Since we both had to be up super early to head out Darwin made the "turn and burn" transition seamless for us. We would stay there again without hesitation and highly recommend Caddo."

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