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Cades Cove Riding Stables

Address: 10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-9009
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Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cades...
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Type: Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Warrenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I came across this horse stable by accident while visiting Cades Cove in the Smoky's. It's a great diversion from driving and the trail is about an hour long going through a river and hills deep in the forest. Most of the horseback riding is a trot with an occasional gallop. Our instructor was great both with... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Me and my husband decided last minute to do the trail ride. So glad we did! Guide was awesome. Reasonably priced. Definitely recommend!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We took a trail ride based on a recommendation of a family friend. We have a six year old son who has never ridden before, so we weren't sure what he would think. As we waited, we lined up so they could match horses to us; they brought out the biggest horse, Rose, and put her in front of my... More 

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