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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 #20 of 28 Activities in Stowe
Type: Equestrian Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Equestrian Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Readington, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 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
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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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189 reviews 189 reviews
23 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I loved the sleigh ride with my girlfriend. The lady driver was very nice. Took a bunch of pictures of us together in the sleigh. It was wonderful going through all the snow covered trees and looking at the beautiful scenery. The horse even put on a little show in certain parts and sped up which was fun.

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Shelburne, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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