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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT
888 460 5567
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Stowe
Type: Equestrian Trails
Traveler Description: Gentle Giants is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy Vermont. The ride is about 25 minutes long and the driver gives you a history lesson as you ride... more »
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Shelburne, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a wonderful time we had on our loop along the Stowe bike path. The trip takes about one-half hour and would be particularly spectacular in fall and winter. We did enjoy Vermont's lush greenery and delightful conversation with the driver. There are several different carriages to accommodate different size parties. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were in Stowe celebrating our 10th Anniversary. This activity was on the pricy side, but we had planned for it. The day was perfect and the fall colors were amazing! Seeing it all while enjoying a lovely carriage ride was breathtaking! The horses are well-fed, the equipment well-maintained. Everything was top notch. We will definately do this again next... More

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Pottstown
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A delightful time with Rochelle , our guide, and Mac , the horse . We had a nice carriage for 5. We took lots of pictures and then went for a leisure ride out to the meadow. It was about a 30 minute ride for 34.50 per person. It was a gorgeous day and we had a very nice time.... More

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bergen county NJ
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Gentle Giants was a great bargain and a wonderful ride throughout the meadow near the recreation path. It was only about $35 per person and the rides are just for you and your family. Our guide Rochelle was friendly and informative. The horses were sweet and well cared for. Some of the horses were out grazing in the pasture while... More

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upstate new york
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a must do! Rochelle was wonderful and her love and care for her horses was evident. Do not let cold temperatures deter you, she has cozy thick blankets that keep you toasty and cozy even in single digit temperatures! Thank you Rochelle for making our weekend even better! ! Sandra and Glenn.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A sleigh ride in the snow has been on my bucket list and Gentle Giants fulfilled my wish. The ride was perfect--cold but the nice blanket they provided was wonderful. Great, obliging horse named Clayton and friendly owner and staff made the experience perfect, Couldnt have asked for more. Somewhat expensive but hey, if it is your bucket list, it's... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went there for information, we went to visitors centre in stowe and it looked too pricy. But when we got there we discovered it was affordable and we went for it! The driver was so nice, taking pictures for us and telling us stories. Very friendly people and the horses are beautiful. We had jack a 16 year old... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had an appt for 3 but arrived a earlier but they were more than accommodating. It was a very romantic and peaceful ride with it being just the two of us. The scenery was beautiful as were the horses.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We just took our first family sleigh ride with Gentle Giants this week. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic trip with some beautiful horses. The owner was very accommodating and obviously takes great care of her horses. Thank you Gentle Giants for making our trip so enjoyable. We'll be back.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I took my family to Stowe for the first time this year and searched for all the great attractions. I was lucky to have been told about Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides. It was an incredible treat -- especially for the kids. The horses were beautiful, the staff was very kind and the sleighs were like out of a movie. They... More

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