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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

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Address: 4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT
Phone Number: 888 460 5567
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Short and sweet- would do again.

We were hoping for a sleigh ride, but there was no snow so it became a buggy ride. We had a good time, but it was short for the money we paid. I would do it again if there were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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Albany
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had always wanted a sleigh ride and we spent 3 days in Stowe VT at the Stone Hill Inn and had the one horse open sleigh ride. It was a great ride and Michael our driver was interesting and very accommodating and so was old Jack the Percheron giant. He was a gentle guy until he rounded the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a while but when we rode on Christmas Day the girl let us bring our little daschund dog for a ride she also let us ride in the smaller sled with just the 3 of us, for privacy it was real nice then i pulled out christmas music the girl really thought it was a nice idea... More 

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Moretown, Vermont
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gifted my son and his girl(from n.carolina) a sleigh ride for Christmas on Jan 2. As they didn't arrive in Vt. until 12/30 snow wise everything worked out terrific. She tells everyone she went on a ride in a true one horse open sleigh. Even though it would have been a smoother ride with more snow, they had enough... More 

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Albany
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were hoping for a sleigh ride, but there was no snow so it became a buggy ride. We had a good time, but it was short for the money we paid. I would do it again if there were snow to get the sleigh ride experience we'd been hoping for.

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Canandaigua, New York
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Even though there was no snow, the horse was freindly, the owner was awesome and we got to cuddle under a blanket; what more could you ask for! Even without snow it puts you in the Christmas mood and allows you to enjoy your spouse's company.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Took the carriage ride as part of a hotel package. Staff and horses are wonderful, but it's only a 20 minute trip in a circle without much interesting to see. If you've never done a carriage ride or sleigh ride, go for it. If you have you will probably be disappointed.

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Helenville
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Relaxing ride through woods. I just wanted it to be longer, because it was over all too soon. Beautiful horse carried us away through the woods and the nearby river.

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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Stowe for a few days and drove past this business several times. We continued to say WOW that looks so awesome we should try it. So yesterday we decided to do it and I am so glad we did. Rochelle, the owner is extremely nice and was the guide who took us out on... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for a carriage ride through the woods. It was great. I absolutely loved the horses, Mack and Jack. They were beautiful!!!!!! Mack is on the left without the riding gear and Jack is the one with the gear on. Jack is the one who drove us around, he was such a good boy.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My family and I have visited Gentle Giants several times, in both Winter and Summer. The horses are beautiful and we were given permission to pet and get to know them. The ride is beautiful and completely relaxing. My children loved it which makes life for all of us better!

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