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Address: 2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
Phone Number: +1 970-926-1578
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour...

(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October (Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most unique and authentically Colorado event venue. Accommodating summer parties of up to guests celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner or corporate retreat with us.

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The horses are clearly cared for, healthy, and respond to reining. They are calm trail horses but my horse showed willingness to ride farther and trot (we selected a one-hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The horses are clearly cared for, healthy, and respond to reining. They are calm trail horses but my horse showed willingness to ride farther and trot (we selected a one-hour beginners ride and walked horses through scenic mountainside). The wrangler was extremely capable, and all is overseen by the owner of the stables. I would highly recommend Bearcat for a... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out on a ride with us, and so glad you had an excellent experience with us. Have a look at our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides for your next visit, the views are incredible! Thanks again we hope you had a great stay in the Vail Valley! More 

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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my son on this evening and it was a great last evening to our trip. Make sure to get the 5:30 seating if you have kids. We got there early and got lots of great pictures of the general store and the sleigh and barn. When you enter the house/restaurant it is filled with all of the history of... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing all of your great photos! We are so glad you brought your family out and had a wonderful time, and enjoyed the fun history of our Cabin. We appreciate the feedback for the dessert, it always helps us improve our service. Sincerely Jill Ragaller More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We've been heading up to the Vail Valley for a few years now, and we love Bearcat Stables. I've been to both trail rides and sleigh rides, and recommend either. The guides are great at matching up riders to horses, and I've never felt safer with their selections. The guides are knowledgeable about the area, and are great at keeping... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to see us last week. So great to hear you enjoyed the sleigh ride! We truly love what we do and are always happy to see our guests have a wonderful experience. Please send me your contact information to groupsales@bearcatstables.com for a special offer. Kindest Regards, Jill Ragaller More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My husband and I took a sleigh ride at Bearcat Stables and the had dinner in the cabin afterwards. It was great! The guide told us all about the horses themselves, about the area and about the historic cabin. Everyone here clearly loves the horses and they are well taken care of. A great experience!!

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Hi Amanda Thank you for coming out to visit us at Bearcat's Cabin for the sleigh ride and dinner! We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us, and your feedback is so valuable to us and others that are coming to visit us. We hope to see you again soon, and remember we offer several... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We visited Bearcat Stables on December 8, 2015 for a horse-driven sleigh ride. The horses were beautiful and strong. For $25.00 each, we rode in a big red sleigh for 20 minutes in a figure eight shape, stopping every five minutes for the horses to rest. The young driver was a very knowledgeable woman about the area's history, which proved... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our sleigh rides generally last about 25 minutes as to not over exert the horses, they have a long season with us and are prone to injury if worked too often! We are happy to hear you did enjoy the rich history of our property. We are hoping to soon improve and update our facilities... More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

While looking for a fun, winter activity to do on vacation after skiing, I stumbled across BearCat Stables, and thought a horse drawn sleigh ride would be fun. We could only get a reservation for 7:45 which was a little late, but that is what we get for booking so late during the busy season! I loved the horses! It... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to visit us Angela, and we are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. January is a busy time but we are glad you were able to join us for the later seating. We would love to see you again in the summer, we offer a number of different horseback... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience last night. A 1 horse open sleigh ride. Beautiful red sleigh pulled by Wyatt. The dinner was fantastic (I'm a bit of a food snob), great wine list, terrific service. I highly recommend this romantic experience.

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BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Dear Kris Thank you so much for the kind words! Wyatt sure is a special horse, so happy to hear you go to have him for your private sleigh ride. We appreciate the great review, please come see in the summer for our horse back ride! Cheers, Jill More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We decided to do this because my wife has always wanted to go on a one-horse open sleigh ride in the snow. Well this was a two-horse open sleigh ride with a small group, but that was just great for us. The group sleigh has 4 rows, but you really need to sit in the first two if you want... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to visit us at Bearcat Stables! We are always excited to hear when you have a great experience. We hope you were able to get a lot of pictures with the horses for lasting memories. Please come again to visit us in the summer! Enjoy your stay in the Vail Valley. More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I was excited to do something out of the ordinary for my parents' visit on our trip to Vail. A sleigh ride seemed like a wonderful option for my parents who rarely see snow. It was pretty chilly out, so we were glad we brought hand warmers with us. It was interesting to hear about the horses, and our guide,... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Our sleigh rides will last only 20-25 minutes and tend to be 20 minutes on the colder days. We need to ensure our horses are healthy and safe as they do have a long season ahead of them. Please come visit us in the spring when the... More 

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We did a one hour ride with my non horseback riding friends. The horses were very gentle and our guide Nicole was a doll. One of the highlights of our trip to the Avon/Vail area.

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and visiting us at Bearcat Stables and are so happy to hear you had a great ride with us. Fall is truly the best time of year. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, Jill Ragaller Director of Sales and Marketing More 

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