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Nantahala Village Riding Stable

9400 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-9649
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Bryson City
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Boston, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trails were very closed in, very hilly, very smelly from horse manure and mud and very hot. The trails were quite muddy so the horses kept slipping. I was afraid I was going to fall off. We have paid to horseback ride in several states and I would say this was our least favorite.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Junie was our guide and he had me laughing the whole way. He's been working with Dave at this place for 17 years. He gave me the story on each horse, everything about the area and other anecdotes. My sons 11 and 7 years old enjoyed the trip too. My husband rode Pearl, I had Flash, my youngest had Dennis... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My 2 year old rode with his dad and my 4 year old was able to ride on a horse by herself ( the guide held a rope attached to my 4 yr olds horse). They absolutely loved the experience. This was both of the kids first time on a horse and they could not stop talking about it....so much... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We made a reservation on line and we started 20 minutes late as we waited for the last group to return. I observed the 7 horses return to a roofed area, then the same animals came out to be mounted by our group. No apparent routine safety checks of equipment or animal (checking saddle fit, hooves, stirrups, etc.) Staff spotted... More

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Jessi C, Owner at Nantahala Village Riding Stable, responded to this review

In response to your August 9th horseback ride. The roofed area other wise known as racks has a water trough available at all time to all horses at which the must walk by after every trip. As the horses are brought to the loading area each saddle is checked. After the rider has mounted the stirrups are adjusted and the... More

Loxahatchee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While on our family vacation we found this riding stable, and we had the best time ever while at their facility. It was a bit difficult to locate, but it was worth it. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. They have had this stables for over thirty years and it is family owned and operated. We had the... More

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Dunn, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone! We took a group of five and our guide, Cole, was awesome! Beautiful horses with beautiful scenery! I recommend these stables over any!!! The owners are very friendly and amazing people!!

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our 7 and 2 year old grandchildren rode on this trip. It's very safe for children. We took the one hour trip and it was perfect. Rode up the mountain and back down. Beautiful views with an element of surprise that I will not mention. Just go. You'll love it.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our family of 4 visited these stables for the first time recently and had a perfectly good time. I had revered a 2 hour ride, however, I tip the scales at a little over 250lbs and I was unaware of this rule prior to arriving. I told the woman right away that I exceeded the limit, she inquired with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took my boyfriend out on the 4 hour ride ... He has never been on horseback before so this was a new adventure for him. With many group trips books for summer campers we were blessed with the 2 most ornery horses ... And they were pretty solid and thunder-proof! Junie (the guide) was sweet and wonderful! He kept telling... More

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Shallotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I took my son and his girlfriend, it was her first time, and she ended up in tears from the treatment we received from our "guide" I would have named him, but he didn't offer his name. There were 3 others ahead of us on our 1 hour tour which departed at 3:00 pm. We were instructed by the gentleman... More

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Jessi C, Manager at Nantahala Village Riding Stable, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to apologize. We strive to be the best stable we can be and fell short. The guide in question has been identified and is no longer employed by the Nantahala Village Riding Stable. We would love to make this trip up to you and show you our true standards. More

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