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Jack's Livery Stable

7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours first, and I just had to ride a horse around the island. We "rented" saddled horses for an hour and wish I had done it for the while day! They gave us horses based on our experience, so I got one that liked to trot and canter, and my husband... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a carriage ride for two in the early morning with our horse Willie. It was a very pleasant ride and he was an easy horse. He knew the trail and made our journey very enjoyable. The people that waited on us were very professional and friendly. I recommend taking the ride!

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It's a nice idea in theory, and I'm glad that we can say we tried it.... But it wasn't nearly as much fun as we had hoped. Our horse was very, very slow. We kept having to pull over constantly, because everyone wanted to pass us. I guess it didn't help that the very first guy to pass us was... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a must do on your list of things to do on Mackinac Island. Rent the carriage and drive it yourself! It is an experience you will always remember. The folks at Jack's Livery Stable are extremely nice and accommodating.

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Mackinaw City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great experience with Jack's Livery with Courtney as our guide/driver. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable and we'd really like to recognize her specifically. Our horses were well taken care of and obviously responsive to her. Courtney's knowledge of the island and different pieces of history was very helpful.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We did the horses only. People were friendly. Horses seemed well cared for. The ride was fine. They ask you all kinds of questions before the ride, but I'm not sure what the point of that was. The entire ride was a walk. Whether you were an experienced rider or not, I'm not sure the trip was any different. They... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

OK, so first things first. Babe was really doing the driving. We approached Jack's Livery without reservations on a pretty busy day. We were quickly assigned "Babe" to take our family of four on a tour of the island. Our riding/driving ability was assessed with a short questionnaire (years of riding, no carriage driving for me), and we were loaded... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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205 reviews 205 reviews
133 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is so neat, not only can you rent horse and go where you want by yourself but they have carriages that you can take the whole family and go at your own pace around the island

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Manchester
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Drive your own carriage worked out beyond our expectations! We had three - daughter and dog - on the trip. Dog sat in the back seat, no problems. Stop at Cannonball DriveIn on back side of Island was nice - Jacks had a person there to watch the horse.

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We rented a horse and buggy today and had a blast. They asked questions about our skill level and paired us with a nice horse. Queen was a doll and had good spirit. We took the shore drive and it was such a peaceful ride. Made a great memory for us. Thank you!

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