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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our 2nd year riding in July here at Smokemount and loved it. I've been to 2 other stables in years past and they weren't nearly as nice, patient with amateur riders and children. Truly a awesome outfit!

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a combination of experienced and inexperienced riders in our group and it was an enjoyable experience for all. Our guides Marley and Sonny were great with the kids and shared good information on the area. The stables were well run and management takes safety seriously. After reading some of the other reviews I would just like to say... More

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Madison, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We are inexperienced riders and we all loved the one hour ride. Just enough of a ride for us, the trail was beautiful and the guide was good. He took excellent pictures for us while on the ride! We were late for our reservation and the people at Smokemont were very kind and accommodating. Overall it was a great experience!

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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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