A paradise for horses and horse lovers, this all-inclusive year-round equestrian escape in Georgia's Historic Heartland region combines southern hospitality with old-fashioned ranch living. It is home to a 16-room bed-and-breakfast and more than 150 paint and quarter horses. Hands-on riding classes are available for beginners, and those with more expertise can enjoy the freedom of “relaxed riding” programs. When not learning about tack and grooming, guests can visit the antebellum homes and antique shops in historic Madison. A haven of open pastures and wooded trails, Southern Cross Guest Ranch is just an hour's drive from Atlanta.