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Dan Patch Stables

7036 Grand Geneva Way, The Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
+1 262-215-5303
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Owner description: Dan Patch Stables has been operating on the Grand Geneva property for many years. The stables are managed by Kim Krueger and family. Kim worked for the stables while growing up, and is proud to have this family-owned business to share with Dan Patch Stable visitors. Dan Patch Stables prides itself in creating a fun, safe, equine experience for young and old. From pony rides for the kids, to peaceful carriage rides for couples, we are dedicated to providing an experience you'll remember for years to come. Our experienced trail guides are very familiar with our horses and with choosing just the right horse for each rider. Our 45-minute guided trail rides offer a scenic view of hundreds of acres of beautiful Grand Geneva property. Please take a moment to browse our site to see all of the fun we have to offer!

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Freeport, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I took a trail ride and it was very relaxing. The guide was wonderful, even when the horse bolted because something scared it. My husband had not been on a horse and of course his horse is the one who bolted. He managed to remain calm and the guide was very helpful.

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Mokena, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

what fun we had.. it gets very dark there so be ready to scream... it is a tractor ride with long seated wagon... while you wait they have campfire going to stay warm .. we had a nice night so it was great...the "actors " did a good job of jumping out and making you scream.. nice Halloween fun!!!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The stables were a lot of fun! They even had a few other barn animals that you could pet. The countryside and trail itself was picturesque and very peaceful. Even saw a flock of wild turkeys in the background. The horses were beautiful! The price was average. The only thing I felt that it was a bit rushed at the... More

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Cary, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It could have been more fun. We felt rushed and the ride felt short -45 minutes all together and half of it was walking by the hotel. The horses were sleepy (I guess that means not dangerous for beginners) and the guides were bored. I was bored! Mosquitoes were very bad--wear long pants and bring bug spray. It was expensive... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very dangerous place. I was severely injured here. They do not offer any safety equipment. Would never take my family here again.

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Lyons, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I planned a trail ride for my nephew's 12th birthday party at Dan Patch Stables. He lives out of state and likes to spend his birthday in Wisconsin with his WI family. Most of the gang had never been on a horse including the adults in the group. The trail guides were experienced, friendly, and helpful. They helped everyone get... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My 5yr old daughter had a nice (but brief) pony ride for $8...plus a $5 tip. (there's a sign saying tips are welcome) My 8yr old would've loved a pony ride, but he was too old for that....so he only had the option of a trail ride, which he was too nervous to do (having never been on horses). Would... More

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China Spring
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I think the trail rides are probably fun, although they sounded a bit pricey. I believe it was $32/person for a 45 minute ride. We purchased a pony ride for our 4 yr old. He had fun, but they just lead the ponies around a pretty small circle 4 times. $2 a lap.....well, ok.

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Madison, WI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We just stopped here for a quick pony ride. Kids thought it was fun, but not that impressive. We've been on much better rides before. This one just went in a small circle 3 times.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been to the stables several times, taking advantage of both the trail rides and pony rides. It is such a nice added amenity to the Grand Geneva property overall. They have a simple area with a few animals that children can pet for free and such friendly horses that love to come to the fences to be pet.... More

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