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Dan Patch Stables

7036 Grand Geneva Way, The Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
(262)215-5303
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Cary, Illinois
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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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

OK for first timers or young children who are easy to please. Guide was really quiet. She barely spoke. Pretty boring experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We happened to notice the stables and decided to stop in and check it out. We were able to schedule a sleigh-ride for the next day and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The ride was phenomenal! Gorgeous scenery!!! We rode a horse drawn sleigh through the snow-covered field and into the woods. We had a blast. The owner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time on this trail ride. It lasts about 45 minutes and goes through the woods. The horses were very socialized and well behaved too. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone (adults too!)

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