What should I pack?

When it comes to planning your trip to Twin Oaks Guest Ranch and dressing properly, think layers and versatility. Middle Tennessee has a generally mild climate, but still enjoys four distinct seasons. 

Dude ranch vacations are known for their unique Western hospitality and welcome travelers the "cowboy way." As you open up your suitcase, don't be afraid to pack classic western attire. You'll fit right in at the ranch with your cowboy hat and button-up shirt...remember to break in cowboy boots before bringing them!

While horseback riding is one of the main outdoor activities, requiring closed-toe shoes and long pants, you'll also want to be prepared for other various activities: swimming, barbecues, lawn games, nice meals and more. 

Cool Mornings & Evenings​

  • Comfortable western or denim shirts

  • Hoodie or pullover

  • Long pants or Jeans

  • Light to mid-weight vest

  • Light to mid-weight jacket

  • Beanie

Warm/Hot Days

  • T-Shirts

  • Shorts

  • Swimsuit

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Cowboy Hat and/or ball cap


  • Cowboy boots and/or closed-toe shoes

  • Tall socks

  • Hiking boots/shoes

  • Tennis shoes

  • Flip flops and/or water shoes

  • Casual shoes 

Additional Items to Consider

  • Rain jacket or water repellant windbreaker with a hood

  • Lightweight backpack

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Binoculars 

  • Insect repellant

Video Of The Ranch Guest House

Video Of The Lone Star Suite

Aerial View of Twin Oaks Guest Ranch