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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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Address: 10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-9009
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Description: Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains...
Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cades Cove. The National Park's only authorized riding stables in Cades Cove Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. If you have a hearty frontier spirit and are ready to hit the trail, come take pleasure in some wholesome outdoor fun at our stable area. You will be greeted by our Guides, who are committed to providing you with a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Cades Cove. Cades Cove Riding Stables offers adventure options for the entire family who wish to enjoy the magnificent Cades Cove. We specialize in providing Guided Horseback, Carriage, and Hay rides for National Park visitors who desire an alternative method of enjoying the scenic splendor of the park. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even learn a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of a historic settlement period.
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Awesome guide & experience

We had Jonathan & he kept us entertained the whole time! Our horses were well kept, friendly, and had fun personalities. I highly recommend them if looking for horseback riding in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Rachel W
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had Jonathan & he kept us entertained the whole time! Our horses were well kept, friendly, and had fun personalities. I highly recommend them if looking for horseback riding in the Smokies.

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lee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Go early, avoid the line. A wonderful experience with great, caring employees! The 3 mile ride on the horse was scenic and relaxing. The horses knew where to go, so there was little worry with the girls who are ages 9 and 10 and rode by themselves. The cost was extremely reasonable as well.

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Townsend, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There are many great riding stables in the Townsend area and this is one. Am local so I can enjoy different areas to ride depending on what I want to see and do. Be patient if they are busy or try another stable.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I would recommend arranging your horseback riding at another stable before visiting Cades Cove. The Cades Cove Riding Stables do not take reservations, and using their first-come-first-serve system will likely have you waiting hours for a ride. If you decide that waiting is no big deal and ask the person behind the desk about the wait time and/or their progress,... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I love horse-back riding, but this...was....okay? I went to Davy Crockett Riding Stables..and it was just....better...More places to go there, and the experience was just better at Davy Crockett Riding Stables.

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Did the carriage ride. Guide was knowledgeable and funny. He even took pics of us in the carriage after the ride. Price was ridiculously cheap.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was an Ok experience. Only went a short distance through the woods. It would be better to take the hayride. It's only on Tuesdays but goes through the entire park

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed a 1 hour tour with Cade's Cove stables. We are experienced riders but this was a trip for my daughters 10th birthday and all she asked for. We had a great guide Leo and his horse Sunny! They were both entertaining. We will defiantly do it again! Great family fun for all! Thank you from TeamJohns :)

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Peru, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I read all reviews for stables in Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg on TripAdvisor and decided that the Cades Cove Riding Stables (the only one park of the National Park) had the best reviews as far as staff, cleanliness and treatment of their horses and overall value. So glad we did! We drove the Cades Cove loop in the morning and ended... More 

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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Leon and Sammy (horse) took us on a fun and informative tour. They were a great team. Leon really connected with our teen.

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