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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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We took our family there yesterday, kids aged in range 6,9,13,15. They had a blast. Its all they keep talking about over everything else we have done on our vacation. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took our family there yesterday, kids aged in range 6,9,13,15. They had a blast. Its all they keep talking about over everything else we have done on our vacation. Our guide Ed was very good and put up with our very talkative 6 year old and answered his every question ( and here were many) The horses were well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Smokies before so wanted to do something different. We picked horseback riding near cades cove. The guides were fun and made sure everything was ok. The horses were very good and beautiful. The trail made you feel like you were lost in the woods. You got to go through creeks, up hills, down hills and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took a trail ride and our guide was great! He was very knowledgeable, pointed out things of interest to us and treated us like old friends. Absolutely beautiful scenery!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We paid alot of money for a 20 minute ride that was supposed to be a 30 to 45 minute ride. The guide had one piece of info to share with us about the area. My 3 year old said is that all!!! Definitely not worth the money.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a great way to start your tour of Cade's Cove. We saw deer and turkey and our guide told us some of the interesting history of Cade's Cove. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited here on 7/18 and had an absolutely fantastic time! This was my favorite part of our whole trip! The grounds are well kept. All the staff members I met were very friendly and very helpful. The horses were very healthy and well cared for and knew exactly what to do. I was nervous about riding as I haven't been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took a carriage ride since my son wasn't old enough to ride a horse alone. The guide was nice and the staff was friendly.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We did the horse back riding in Cades Cove on July 16th, it was one of the best experiences we had on our trip to the Smokie Mountains. Our guide Curtis was super nice and gave us a fantastic guide. We had to wait a while to ride but, it was well worth it. Thanks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had two people ride horses and three went on the carriage ride. The horses are well trained and the staff was friendly. Waits can be long, so come early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a large group and were able to make reservations at this very popular spot in the Great Smoky Mountains. The hayride was perfect for our group because we had ages 70 to 3. The hayride is a very long loose hay filled flat wagon and guests sit on a hay covered wagon bed, not hay bales. There were... More 

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Additional Information about Cades Cove Riding Stables

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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