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Nantahala Village Riding Stable

Address: 9400 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: (828) 488-9649
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Ranked #8 of 16 Activities in Bryson City
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports

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Longwood, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went on the one hour ride, and we all loved it. We are all full sized adults that are not used to riding horses and we had a great time. The horses were very gentle and very very well trained, they knew what they were doing and where they were going even though we did not. Our trail guide... More 

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Elgin, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I called earlier in the week and had a reservation for 1pm. I wasn't sure how to find the stables but I stopped in at the building near the road and they pointed us in the right direction. We had a great time on the 1 hour ride. It was the perfect length of time. We (my wife and 3... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Although we never connected directly to make a reservation prior to arriving, our multiple phone messages secured our ride time. We were lucky to be the only two riders and a had great up close and personal experience with Dave and our guide. We learned a lot about the history of the area. The horses were great, the scenery so... More 

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Boston, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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