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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 18 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 August 21, 2014

Had the 2.5 hr waterfall ride. So much fun! The horses were well trained. Love my horse Black Jack. Staff was nice and helpful. Our guide Nolan was very friendly and knowledgable. The scenery was beautiful. I will be back!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a wonderful hour at the Smokemont Riding Stables whilst vacationing in Bryson City. The stables was well sign posted and easy to find. Very well organised and kept us up to date about the previous ride running late (due to a bear trying to get some honey from a bees nest on the trail). Riding hats available, the... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I haven't ridden horses since I was a little girl when I would ride them every summer on my uncles' farms. Came across this stable and saw that they offered guided mountain tours on horseback. My daughter has taken horseback lessons since she was 10 and she loves horses, so I thought this would be perfect for us! A 2... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My sister and I had an awesome time at Smokemont! From the moment we arrived, we were very well taken care of and prepared for our upcoming excursion! The staff (especially Dillan) were patient, kind and understanding of all the questions we had about our ride. The adventure was breathtaking! What a great trial we had to ride our horses... More

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Breaux Bridge Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try something new and adventurous during our mountain vacation and this was perfect. The horses were beautiful, well trained and very well taken care of!!!!! Everyone there was awesome!! Family owned and operated by 4 generations!!!! Our guide Marleigh was amazing and full of energy and fun facts. We even saw a deer.. Definitely a re-do!!!!

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This trail ride was great. It was four hours and the scenery was really nice. The horses are well taken care of and were a pleasure to ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We all enjoyed the hour ride. Our children were well taken care of as they have very little riding experience. Got to ride over the river and through the trails. Very peaceful and relaxing. Felt a little mechanical or automated. But we understand that we aren't the only riders and that the stables are busy.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had never ridden before so we took the 1 hour trail ride and it was perfect. The price was affordable, the scenery beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful. My kids want to go back for the waterfall ride!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our 15 year old and his Dad went on the 1 hour horseback ride while our 3 year old daughter and myself road the buggy ride. Minimum age for trail ride is 5. There are trails here you can walk to an old Church and the stream. The owners and guides are great and strive for safety! We all thoroughly... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I took our 3 daughters, ages 10-14, for the 1 hr. ride. My girls have never ridden, and it's been years since my husband or I rode. They matched us perfectly to our horses! It was a very pleasant ride through the mountain trails and through a river. Marly, our guide, was great too! The horses were... More

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