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Smokemont Riding Stables

135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-2373
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Smokemont Riding Stables is a must do when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Guides and staff are awesome, and the horses are perfectly matched. Of course riding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is stunning. This is a must do when in the area!! Highly Recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was me and my boyfriend's first time riding a horse! When we called for reservations, the guy was extremely nice and gave us perfect directions! When we got there, they were even nicer!! They explained everything to us with this being both of our first times and helped us on the horses. We did the 1 hr ride and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I rode on his birthday 10/27/14. Cody was our guide and he did a great job. The ride was the best we have ever been on and the people couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely ride here again when we visit the area.

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I surprised - sort of - my wife with her first horse back ride on a beautiful fall Sat morning. We did the 2 1/2 hour waterfall ride, our guide was Cody and our horses were Gus and Buster. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Cody made the ride interesting pointing our things along the way and the scenery was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband went on the 2 1/2 trail ride and absolutely loved it despite the cloudy day........... highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My boyfriend had never been on a horse before, so he was not very enthusiastic about the idea of going horseback riding (I myself had not been on a horse since I was 10 or 12). I convinced him to try the hour-long ride, and we both loved it. Our horses (Cherokee and Midnight) trotted at a very slow and... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were up in Cherokee over the weekend and had the opportunity to take a one hour trail ride Monday afternoon(10/20). We had a great time. Our guide Tim was very entertaining and knowledgeable. We'd also like to thank Levi and Pete (our horses). The horses were very calm and easy to handle. We'll be back to take a longer... More 

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Hiram, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on the 2 1/2 hour waterfall ride with Chris. This was by far the best experience we have had riding. The staff was friendly and the horses are wonderful. Great time and will return next year!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went horseback riding while the husband played cards at the casino. I went on the 2 1/2 hour ride and it was so worth the money! The employees are so friendly and are excited to make your ride the best experience. I will be back next year for sure!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to Smokemont for the one hour ride. It was an awesome ride. Not too long and not too short. The ride through the trails, water and tunnel was so much fun. The horses were great and very laid back. The owners were very friendly and our guide, Sonny, was so much fun.

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