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Address: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, The Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: +1 262-215-5303
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Dan Patch Stables has been operating on the Grand Geneva property for many...

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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Toddler fun!

We brought our 3 year old to ride the pony and she had a great time! She wanted to go again so she did! The petting zoo was okay... Not a lot to see but the cows were so friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Jessica U
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We brought our 3 year old to ride the pony and she had a great time! She wanted to go again so she did! The petting zoo was okay... Not a lot to see but the cows were so friendly and just wanted to lick us to death! I would recommend this for a quick trip if your in the... More 

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Thank Jessica U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Very poorly maintained facility and animals. Felt the the facility was one big accident just waiting to happen. People there did not seem to care and was not a very friendly environment. I would not recommend this facility to anyone even if it was free.

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1 Thank Steven H
Oak lawn
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I hadn't been horseback riding since we were kids, so we were both a little bit nervous about this. Nice place, easy to find, and the animals are well cared for...good start. The staff here is so professional and knowledgeable that they put us at ease right away. They explained everything, made sure everyone was comfortable before... More 

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1 Thank MrsT503
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

The facility is old and unkept, the horses look dirty, the petting zoo was pathetic, and the staff was disinterested. Small kids will not really notice this and still like seeing horses, but for the price and quality, you're better off going to any other place.

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1 Thank torres79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I went on horseback riding and it was very peaceful. Later we brought my daughter (17 months) to ride a pony and play in the petting zoo. It was small and perfect for her. We will be back!

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Thank Jessica K
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's disturbing that someone has the audacity to complain that others aren't wearing helmets. If you feel compelled to wear one, then strap one to the voluminous cranium that bobbles on top of your neck, but stop demanding that everyone else obey your self imposed safety regulations. For decades, people have been enjoying lots of various activities without a helmet.... More 

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2 Thank FamFunHunter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Took my son for his first horseback ride. He had a great experience. Staff was friendly, fun and patient. Kudos to our leader Jessica for her helpful pointers. Trail goes by the lodge and then back into a wooded area. Recommend sunscreen, bug spray and pants. Pace is slow which is good for first timers and those not comfortable on... More 

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Thank Suzanne D
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced. On our honeymoon and this was my first time riding a horse. The horses were well trained and the guides dogs a great job as well. Cute little petting area. Planning on bringing our 3 kids back sometime.

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Thank msampred
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Our party of four children and five adults enjoyed a trail ride here last weekend. The staff was very helpful and careful to fit each person with the proper horse. Two younger children went on the pony ride and had fun feeding the animals. This is a low key operation without a lot of bells and whistles, but everyone in... More 

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2 Thank 406nancyb
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Just walking around this place was a bad experience. People were riding horses without helmets which is a big safety issue. Also, these animals looked as if no one had cleaned them or looked after them. Most of the horses were lame or injured from overgrown hooves. The ponies for the pony rides looked as if they were brought in... More 

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