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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 17 attractions in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Neither my wife or I had ever ridden. We decided to go all out and take the 4 hour. Chris was our guide and did a great job . My horse was Jughead and my wife rode Levi.Horses were very well trained. Scenery and people were great.

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Miami, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our family decided to take the 2 1/2 hour trip even though I begged them to pick the 1 hour trip. Before we went, we met two people who had just taken the 1 hour trip and were waiting for their ride. They told us that the 1 hour trip took them through a creek and was more than enough... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Decided to take the 2.5 hrs ride as we thought it will be more enjoyable even though it was too expensive, $75/ person for 5 people. The 1 hr is $30 so I think 2.5hrs should be like maybe $65 or give a discount for groups to make it more affordable. It was our first time riding horses so the... More

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Smyrna, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived a little late because the GPS directions take you to another area about 5 miles away. Don't expect anyone from town to know where this place is and there are no signs to follow until you get into the Great Smokey Park. We truly enjoyed our ride and our guide was perfect - told us a little bit... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After reading all the reviews, I chose to take my family of 5 (wife + 13, 15, and 17 yr old) on the 2.5 hour ride. The weather was perfect, the horses did mostly well, and our guide was quiet but patient. The lady at the stables was exceptionally nice. Smokemont is in a very nice location, and the nearby... More

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Mount Prospect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great ride through beautiful lush woods along a rocky stream to a lovely waterfall. good guides (Chris and Alex), well behaved horses, amazing scenery.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was hands down the highlight of our trip to Cherokee. My 9 year old daughter and I did the 1 hour trail ride. The scenery was breathtaking and the horses were well trained. The staff was incredibly helpful and we will be lifelong customers!!!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I called in the morning but no one answered the phone. Left a message as I was asked to do and someone would call back soon but did not hear back. Then called myself again and got someone on the phone who was not very customer friendly. I made reservations and I am surprised to read doubling is not allowed... More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your ride. Our goal is for each rider to be safe and have a nice ride while enjoying the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To insure the safety of our guests and horses, all of our rides are walking pace. No one is allowed to "double" (two riders on... More

Northampton, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the best rides we've ever had. Beautiful views, crossing water, and very good horses. Our guide took pictures with our camera. Great experience very nice people.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just got back from a trip to the Smokies. My six year old son and I went on the 2 1/2 hour waterfall trip and LOVED it. The horses are well cared for and matched to the rider based on experience. My son got to be at the head of the line {because he was on a lead rope... More

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