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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Best experience in Cherokee

My 13 year old daughter and I decided to go horseback riding while vacationing in the area. We took the 2 hour trail ride to the waterfall. The ride was relaxing with gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My 13 year old daughter and I decided to go horseback riding while vacationing in the area. We took the 2 hour trail ride to the waterfall. The ride was relaxing with gorgeous scenery. The guide was knowledgeable and very familiar with the horses and the area. I had the best horse ever, Poco, and my daughter rode Gus. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I made a 9am reservation for the Waterfall Ride a few days before my parents and I left for Cherokee. I went on the trail ride without my parents as they chose to spend the majority of their time at the casino! LOL!! This was my first time actually riding a horse and holding onto the reins. (I'm in my... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wow!!! This was my first time riding a horse. I am so glad I chose to ride at Smokemont. Staff very knowledgeable. Darius and Alex was our tour guide they did a fantastic JOB . I recommend Smokemont Stables.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cherokee has so much more than gambling, horseback riding plays so much history. We had so much fun my husband and I on Father' Day weekend. He said he really enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I took my 9 yr old grandson who had never been on a horse before. He really enjoyed it. The staff is so good about matching those with no or little experience up with the right horse. And they go over all the safety requirements. Would come here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time here today June 11, 2015. We rode Jake and Buster these horses are beautiful. Jason the owner is very kind and Doug was our tour guide Best riding experience we've had.

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Jasper, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We took a morning ride on Rugger and Romney. We crossed a stream and went under 441 by tunnel. our guide Dillon was very friendly and kept us updated. Loved the ride and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Thanks

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went riding twice during our stay in Gatlinburg and this place is GREAT!. The guides are very knowledgeable and very nice / engaging. The horses seem well cared for (I've had horses my whole life and was very concerned about that at the other stable we visited right in Gatlinburg). They take reservations and were very patient when I... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Took the one hour tour with Dylan as our guide. He was a sweetheart, very knowledgeable about the area providing tons of facts and fun stories. The horses (Roach and Rambo) were wonderful and so well-behaved. My boyfriend had never been horseback riding but was completely at ease. The trail was gorgeous and included a walk across the river complete... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great fun, lovely horses, interesting guide told us lots about the local are and we even saw a baby black bear !

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Additional Information about Smokemont Riding Stables

Address: Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-2373
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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