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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 2013
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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Whittier, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We took the one hour ride - grandparents and grand kids (9 and 11) - and had a super time. We crossed the Oconaluftee River, went through a tunnel under the road, then up and around the mountainside and back again. Some of us were new to riding and they really put us at ease - helmet fitting, instructions and... More

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Rockwell NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Loved, loved, loved this waterfall ride. The staff is great and willing to help you with everything. The are very knowledgeable about the area and were willing to answer all questions. We took the 2 1/2 hour ride but will return for the hour ride just to go in a different direction. We are planning on bringing the parents back... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Really fun and safe ride for our family of five! Oldest child is 16 and youngest is 9. None of us are experienced riders but they made us comfortable and took us through pretty country. Very friendly and knowledgable staff.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was a beautiful ride to the river. Family of four, all of us love it and would go back many times. Enjoyed Buck and all the stories he shared. From the beginning thru the end everything was perfect. Mara Pacheco, Miami FL

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Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

It was a beautiful ride to the waterfall. Went with a young first time rider and safety was their main concern. Really enjoyed Buck and all the stories he shared. Elizabeth was very sweet and they couldn't have been more accommodating.

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Harlem, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to the stables and one of my boys rode on the one hour ride and we rode on the wagon, we had a wonderful time and the owners are great people. Will go again...

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Chunky, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I haven't been on a horse in over 20+ years and was a little nervous. Timmy our guide was great, he asked if we rode? I told him that I needed a "dead broke horse" cause it has been a while. He delivered with a horse named Gus, and it was an awesome 2 and a half hour trip to... More

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Canal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This one hour ride through the beautiful mountain was fun! The staff and guide were professional and friendly. The horses very tame as well. Well worth it!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband, myself, and our adult daughter took the one hour horse ride. It took us up through the forest, through a short tunnel, and through a creek. It was a very nice ride, and made for a memorable day. Our tour guide was friendly and told us a lot of information about the area while we were riding. The... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Loved the wagon ride. Was Evelyn and Tambie first. Guide was very professional. Needed longer trail. GSM treet again!! 1st place

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