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Cades Cove Riding Stables

10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-9009
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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... more » 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. « less
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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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Fareham Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We arrived at 9am and although there was only the 2 of us, this wasn't a problem for the staff. Ron chatted with us whilst our horses were getting saddled, then Kevin introduced us to our horses, Cindy and Mindy. We were given a brief orientation before Gerry took us out, While we were getting ready to leave Ron took... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My 10yr old grandsons first time on a horse and my first time in 20+ years. Wonderful ride through the Smokies. Horses are matched up to the size of the rider. We were given a brief but good orientation and then we were on our way. I liked the way both the riders and horses were treated. Our guide was... More

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Rockton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on a Friday afternoon and had only a short wait till we could go. Gerry did a good job leading our ride with some scared members of another family on the ride. Horses were very suitable. Pleasant way to enjoy Cades Cove. Helmets available, required for under 16.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On Tuesday July 29, my family drove (3 carloads of us) to the stables just for the hayride. Upon our arrival around 2pm, we were told by another customer that they were closed because they had "too many people." The website states this company offers 3 different services. The families that were waiting were there for horseback riding. How does... More

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