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Smokemont Riding Stables

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Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-2373
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Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains...

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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My mom, sister, and I wanted to go horse-back riding at some point during our week vacation to Smoky Mountains National Park, and we are glad we chose to do it here! The ride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Kiersten N
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My mom, sister, and I wanted to go horse-back riding at some point during our week vacation to Smoky Mountains National Park, and we are glad we chose to do it here! The ride itself was peaceful and very pretty. The 2.5 hour ride was the perfect length for us. We aren't experienced riders and were in it for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We had an wonderful experience at Smokemont. The staff was very informative and friendly and catered to our 5 year old who is still talking about what a great time we had. Taking the horses to cross the river, through the tunnel and on the mountain was just surreal. I'm so glad we stopped for the one hour ride. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Our guide was really informative and friendly. Helped us through the basics of working with our horses and kept us entertained throughout the trail ride. Definitely coming back.

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Thank John D
Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My friend and I did the 2.5 hour waterfall ride. We had a wonderful time. Everyone was very pleasant and the horses were very calm and well taken care of. Our guide was friendly and even took our pictures of us.

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Thank Robin M
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

What a fantastic ride!! It was the first time on a full size horse for our 5 and 7 year old. My girls loved it because they were tied to two different very experienced other riders on horses. The guides were so engaging with our girls and chatted with them. We had a great 1 hour ride (which is perfect... More 

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Thank Renee C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My 15-year old grandson, who had never ridden a horse, and I stopped in at the stables without a reservation on a Friday afternoon and they very graciously and professionally set us up with a one-hour trail ride, just for the two of us. They were very conscientious with all the instructions and the guide made sure my grandson was... More 

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The staff was nice and knowledgeable which made for a great experience. This was my 8 year old's first time riding a horse and we all felt safe. She loved it and so did we. We took the 2 hour waterfall ride and it was beautiful! The horses appeared to be well cared for and calm. Thanks for everything!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My wife and I took the 1 hour trail ride and we both loved it. The riding stables charge $30 per hour for guided tours ( No unguided tours available). The 1 hour tour takes you through the river and through a tunnel under the road ( US 441) and then does a big loop up the side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time went on the 2.5 hour ride to the waterfall. The guide was very nice and the horses were very well behaved. The trail was nice with different views of the river and scenery. Good price well worth it!!

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful time on the 1 hr ride through a river and up and around in the smokie mountains. Horses were nice and well trained for the novice riders. Guide was wonderful and stopped and took our photos.

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