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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

Address: 4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT
Phone Number: 888 460 5567
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Ranked #21 of 40 things to do in Stowe
Type: Equestrian trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Equestrian trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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skibum48
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went for a sleigh ride with my wife and inlaws, the employees were very nice and accommodating. We had a great time!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked a sleigh ride as part of a package with the B&B we were staying at. It was a neat experience and extremely picturesque Vermont with the red sleighs and the big horses. Our guide was friendly and answered our questions, though it was hard to hear him from the back of the sleigh. That said, we were in... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First of all this is a very good experience - especially with children and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. However - as the paying adult there are some major disappointments. Firstly we were told the ride lasts around 25/30 minutes and we were back within 15. There was no commentary about the area or the horses from the sleigh-driver to... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We did not go for a sleigh ride, but enjoyed watching them tot through the snow, sleigh bells jingling, as we xc skied on the path!

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Readington, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were a group of 7 adults and 2 young children, and they are able to accomodate that size group in one large sleigh pulled by two Percheron draft horses (Mack and Donny). They also have a few Belgians. One-horse sleighs are available for smaller parties.The rides are offered for 30 minutes, just north of the town of Stowe, close... More 

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london
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We did a trip of 11 but it was really boring ,just sat in a carriage pulled through a field ,and through a small few trees ,supposedly a wood...worth about 10 dollars a head not the astronomical,cost we paid .

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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The ride was short, maybe about 15-20 minutes. They don't have their pricess listes anywhere, so they will overcharge you if they feel like they can. We were charged $48 per adult, and $25 for a 10 year old. Not impressed at all, especially not for the price.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a full day of skiing we stopped for a sleigh ride at Gentle Giants before dinner. Even though we didn't have reservations, they got us on a sleigh with a gorgeous brown horse (can't remember the breed but was told he weighed "a ton"). They took photos of us with our cameras, put warm blankets on us, and gave... More 

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kissimmee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

On vacation from florida, driving through stowe we cam across gentle giants and decided to stop, we boarded the sleigh and the horse took off, the driver was not able to control the horse, he went into a full out run, she was screaming for the horse to slow down, I knew in that instance this was not going to... More 

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York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
23 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Staying at Trapp, we were not amused when the sleigh rides they offered were not available on our first day there & fully booked on our second & last day. It was one of the things we had looked forward to enjoying. Fortunately, reception were helpful & marked a route on a map to take us to Gentle Giants (who... More 

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