We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alpine Meadows Stables

Address: 2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-583-3905
Improve this listing
85%
Ranked #14 of 19 Activities in Tahoe City
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: Offers scenic guided tours in the Tahoe National Forest as well as pony rides for kids.
Attraction details
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: Offers scenic guided tours in the Tahoe National Forest as well as pony rides for kids.
Write a Review

14 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    3
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our 7 year old granddaughter requested horseback riding as part of our family reunion in Lake Tahoe. It was her first time and once she got up on the horse she was very hesitant and did not want to go but Matt put her at ease and we all enjoyed the trip very much. There were two guides in our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Last summer, my husband and a friend took their four kids on a four-hour ride. The horses spooked repeatedly, and there were two incidents in which children were thrown by the horses: one, because the horse rolled; the other, because one horse kicked another in the chest. My daughter has been riding for five years and said the horses felt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Maine
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My 15 year old son and I went on a 2 hour ride. The entire ride was through the woods on rocky trails. No vista's. My son was on a lame horse, that limped the whole ride. I was concerned for his safety. I wouldn't do this ride again. Boring and stressful due to the horses tripping on all the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palatine, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I always try to horseback on a trip to a beautiful area..such as Lake Tahoe. Alpine Meadows Stables didn't disappoint. We were able to get reservations for the time requested the day before (the week after Labor Day weekend). Our guides Lara and Martin were wonderful, making things comfortable and answering questions along our one hour ride.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alamo, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My daughter is a young equestrian and wanted to get some riding in while we were in Tahoe. I saw the other reviews of Alpine Meadows Stables so we decided to try it. We called in the morning and got to ride on the same day, a two hour trail ride. 60 bucks was a great deal. Dusty was the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My girls (ages 5, 7, and 9) wanted to try horseback riding. We booked a 1 hour trail ride. The guides were concerned about whether my 5-year-old would be able to handle the horse, so one guide led her horse for her. The horses were very calm, the guides did a good job of selecting animals for us. The other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grass Valley, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My granddaughter loves horses and is saving her money to buy a horse. She is seven and has never really ridden a horse so I took her horseback riding at Alpine Meadows Stables. The two hour ride confirmed that she wants a horse! We rode through beautiful, rugged country and she handled her horse all by herself! We went through... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We chose the two hour trail ride - just long enough for us, who have not been on horses in several years. The horses were well mannered-though mine really favored munching on "mule ears" throughout the ride. Our guide, Rachel, was informative, knew the area well, and made sure we were all doing well throughout the ride. The trail took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Banos
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
60 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Lets face it, horseriding is expensive. $35 per hour in a resort area is pretty good. My wife went riding and had a good time. The trail got off the beaten path. She got to see countryside and not just the roadside. The people there were nice and helpfull.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Walnut Creek, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

They are a great stable, nestled off the road and in business since the late 60's! Friendly and professional, great with nervous kids and adults alike! This is the second year we've gone with my 8 year old niece insisting it become a tradition!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Alpine Meadows Stables also viewed

Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Alpine Meadows Stables? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Alpine Meadows Stables staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?