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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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Leon (on his horse Sunny) led our riding experience. He was very patient with all the kids we had with us. He was very knowledgeable on the local wildlife. Leon made the ride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Seven Hills, Ohio
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Seven Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Leon (on his horse Sunny) led our riding experience. He was very patient with all the kids we had with us. He was very knowledgeable on the local wildlife. Leon made the ride both fun and educational. I will definitely return to the stables if I am back in the area.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My daughter and I were on a "mom & daughter getaway" and stopped in for a horseback ride. I have rode horses most of my life but my daughter was a beginner. The tour guide spaced out the experienced riders throughout the group and was always turning around to watch the riders behind him. He pointed out some bear dens... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped at Cades Cove in the hope of getting to do a little horseback riding. They helped us out. We were greeted by very helpful staff who got us ready in no time & made us feel at ease. We were put on very friendly horses & taken on a trail by Phillip, who did an excellent job of... More 

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Johnson City,TN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The staff were super friendly, the horses were sweet and easy to deal with, and the overall experience was superb! We had an awesome time on our little trail ride and we would recommend it to anyone who isn't afraid to get on a horse.

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Evansville, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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