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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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Wow!! We decided to do this on spur of the moment on the last day of our week long trip to pigeon forge. Let me start by saying how professional the horses & handlers are! We are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wow!! We decided to do this on spur of the moment on the last day of our week long trip to pigeon forge. Let me start by saying how professional the horses & handlers are! We are a family of 5...two 8 year olds, a 19 year old and 2 adults. We were nervous about the girls riding. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We wanted to go horseback riding on our trip to the Smoky Mountain park. After looking over the reviews we decided on Cades Cove Riding Stables and are glad we did. Our experience was what we hoped for. We arrived about noon on Sunday and were told it would be about a 30-45 minute wait. The woman behind the counter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our family had an amazing experience with the carriage rides! First, you are greeted by the wonderful staff (thanks Kimberly) and our guide (Joseph) was great! Everyone is very friendly and the kids had a blast. The ride was well worth the time and experience we enjoyed as a family! Our kids even had a chance to see some wild... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The day we went, it was cloudy and occasionally stormy. When we arrived, there was a hold due to lightning in the area. However, we had allowed for that and blocked out plenty of time. After about 30 minutes the skies cleared and we were ready to go. They are very thorough and make sure you are paired with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After spending 5 hours exploring Cades cove and all of its exciting attractions, I decided to take a horseback ride as I passed the stables. I haven't ridden in many many years. I didn't mind the 30 minute wait, I got to watch all kinds of people and horses. When my time finally came I was in a group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have 2 smaller children, ages 7 and 8 with not alot of riding experience. Jonathan our guide was terrific with interacting with our boys and making them very comfortable during the ride!! I would have to say this was an amazing experience for me and my family! Everyone that worked there was extremely polite and funny!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We loved riding at Cades Cove Riding Stables. They have over 50 horses that are loved and very cared for. The horses are matched very well to level of experience. My husband has only been on a horse one other time in his life, & had no trouble at all.This is a must if you want to get the full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went horseback riding and enjoyed the trail and our guide. They have plenty of horses for all types of riders. The staff was friendly and entertaining. The horses were well behaved and seemed like they were in good care and happy. The place was clean, and affordable.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My "Little Sister's" 11th birthday and she had a great time! Office area was well organized with information, helmet fitting and preparing us for our adventure. Joseph, our guide, took great care to ensure everyone was enjoying themselves and comfortable on their horse. The horses are well trained and this is a great ride for beginners. Highly recommend this for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went on Memorial Day in the afternoon. No crowds, no wait. The woman in the office was friendly and helpful and our guide was wonderful. Stopped along the trail to take pictures of us. It is a mellow ride, which was perfect for me, as I had no experience on a horse. We didn't see any wildlife but that... More 

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Additional Information about Cades Cove Riding Stables

Address: Address: 10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-9009
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
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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