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Fort Valley Ranch

Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 299 S Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley, VA 22652
Phone Number: +1 888-754-5771
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Description: Mountain horseback trail riding. Enjoy a trail ride on one of our gentle...
Mountain horseback trail riding. Enjoy a trail ride on one of our gentle mountain horses. Located in the Shenandoah Mountains near Luray Va. Ranch packages, Bunkhouse Cabins and Camping available. No experience necessary. Children must be at least 8 years old and our horses cannot safely carry more than 250 lbs. Reservations are strongly suggested. Open year round,every day.
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Fun all-day ride!

My boyfriend treated me to an all-day trail ride for my birthday in November at Fort Valley ranch. We picked a day that ended up being particularly cold (even light flurries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My boyfriend treated me to an all-day trail ride for my birthday in November at Fort Valley ranch. We picked a day that ended up being particularly cold (even light flurries), but we made the best of it. The horses were great, and our guide (Dustin) was cheerful and knowledgeable, despite the cold! The pack lunch the ranch provided was... More 

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Key West, FL
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51 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While visiting the DC area, we decided to take a drive to the countryside. This was by far one of my favorite things to visit and go do. We took a horseback trail ride which was very nice. I just wish we got to stay the whole weekend and take longer day rides. The shorter ride has a lot of... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

For my dads 70th bday I planned a weekend get away, and when our hot air balloon trip got canceled, it sent me scrambling for a good alternate adventure. I was pleased that Ft Valley Ranch was able to accomodate a party of 6 that same afternoon. The weather was perfect, the leaves were near "peak color" and it couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Fort Valley Ranch was an awesome place. We did the half day ride and it was so much fun. Gale our guide was excellent. She had a lot of knowledge about the plants/trees along the trail, the flowers and the history of the trail. She taught us more about horses and she was very down to earth. It was an... More 

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Berlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A friend and I booked a 5 night camping trip to Ft. Valley Ranch. Took our own horses. A map, and gps, and explored the mountain trails. What an awesome area! The hospitality was the best! Wonderful paddock for our horses, and icecream for us! Ft. Valley Ranch is managed by some of the nicest people on earth! I will... More 

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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We booked at the last moment for an afternoon trail ride at Fort Valley, and it proved to be a highlight of our holiday. Josh, our guide, was really encouraging to the three of us, including our 9 year old son who had never ridden before. The paperwork was all safety focused and riding helmets were available without additional charge.... More 

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our group of 17 took the 1-hour trail ride. Very nice, cool forest trail. Guides were knowledgeable and attentive. Be sure to arrive 1/2 hour in advance to complete paperwork and find a helmet.

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Orlando, FL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We looked around the Luray area and decide to try Fort Valley Stables because of the mountain trails through the George Washington Forest. We chose the hour and a half ride. They asked us to be about 30 minutes early, but we probably got there about 50 minutes early. The check-in process seemed smooth, we picked our helmets, and the... More 

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Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I did not "stay" at this property so I cannot comment on accommodation. However I did ride here. I booked a half day ride for me and two other girls. I have decades of horse experience and my two friends have ridden before but have no training at all. I followed the directions from the website and found the place... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The reason this review does not get 5 stars is because we got lost getting there. I know many do, because once we did, the exasperated girl at the desk was giving someone else directions. Hint: if people get lost a lot, you need to put a bigger sign out. We got lost because the road forks, and we just... More 

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