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Smoke Tree Stables

2500 Toledo Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-327-1372
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Ranked #21 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Traveler Description: Horseback Ride Into Beauty.  Learn a Lot of History Too.  Get to Know the Desert First Hand.  www.smoketreesta... 760-327-1372 Experience a Few... more »
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Palm Springs, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Smoketree Stables hasn't changed in the last 70 yrs, and that's a good thing! Go back in time, you're Clint Eastwood, no, John Wayne, how about Gene Autry.... Get your cowboy on and ride thru some of the most scenic desert landscape that California has to offer... Yee-Haw!

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Temecula, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I did the 2 hour horseback riding tour. It was so a great trip. Our guide was wonderful. He pointed out landmarks, animals and the different plants. We enjoyed the stop at the Oasis. It was well worth the money.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I opted to take the 2 hour ride so that we could enjoy the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation desert mountain oasis (beautiful palm trees and a natural mountain spring) and it was sooo worth it! Our guide Case was awesome and gave us lots of information about the area and the land as we rode - he... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've just returned from two weeks in Palm Springs and was fortunate enough to be able to go riding every morning at Smoke Tree Stables. I don't think I rode the same path twice. Each ride was not only a great activity; they were also filled with information sharing about horses and desert life. Not having been on a horse... More

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear Jthin Toronto, Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review. I know it will be very helpful to our customers. I just had to write and let you know that we all really enjoyed meeting you! You were such a pleasure and trooper riding every day of your vacation. We hope to see you... More

Sacramento, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Smoke Tree was cheaper than the rest. The 1 hour ride was exactly 1 hour, no skimping. The guide was talkative and kept our kids entertained. Not much to see on the ride other than shrubs and the nearby mountain, but it was enjoyable.

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Balgonie, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Took two hour private ride up the canyon. This is probably one of the best and most relaxed way to experience the valley. I was visiting from the prairies of Saskatchewan and found the scenery very unique. I chose a private ride for two reasons, first off we have horses at home and when riding with a group would rather... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I cant begin to tell you how great the visit to STS was. Excellent service, beautiful scenery, and a great value. As an experienced rider I opted for a private 3 hour ride and had the pleasure of having Case as my guide. He was very knowledgable about the area, and took time to point out interesting aspects of the... More

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear Kat H, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I know it helps our customers. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride and time with us. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Stacey More

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I returned to Smoke Tree Stables some 19 years after my last visit, my riding skills are still those of a real beginner so I opted for the 1 hour trip. We were the only two on this 3pm trip and we were led by the very friendly and welcoming guide Casey and it was just like a private tour.... More

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear Marc L, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Next time you might want to try our 2 hour ride into the Indian Canyons, it is spectacular. We hope to see you again soon! Very Kind Regards, Stacey More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nice place to enjoy the surroundings of Palm Springs. We asked for a private ride for the two of us and the guide we got was great. She obviously like animals and horses since she has a full time job there and she works for a vet when she has a day off. We forgot some camera equipment over there... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

First off reading these reviews is frustrating. If you are an experienced rider you should know better than expecting a standard group trail ride to be anything more than walking and possibly a little trotting. This stable is completely correct in riding to the level of the least experienced rider as it should always be safety first. If you want... More

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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this review

Dear RYEJAYE, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I know it is helpful to potential customers. I too read trip advisor when making choices;) We were so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your ride. It is always wonderful as a business owner to read that your customers are happy and enjoyed the experience.... More

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