Vail Stables
Vail Stables
4.5
Yoga & PilatesCountry & Western BarsHorseback Riding Tours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
"Goat Yoga Classes, Horseback Rides, and a Saloon with the Happiest Hour in town. The Goats run wild and the kids play in the sand. Located one mile from downtown Vail, CO. The views of Vail Mountain from our location are spectacular! Humans enjoy an exclusive opportunity to ride in the peaceful forest on beginner friendly to advanced gentle horses, that like to trot, if you so desire. Goat Yoga classes are held most days. The saloon is open weird hours with cold brew, wine and spirits. Enjoy a free game of corn hole or washers or free redneck bowling."
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4.5
208 reviews
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Gail G
Tampa, FL39 contributions
Aug 2021
Great afternoon spent with the grandkids. The 3 year old got a pony ride that we took the lead and walked her. She loved it. Then my 5 year old grandson and 7 year old granddaughter and my husband and I went on an hour horseback ride. The 5 year old 's horse was tethered to the guide's horse but the 7 year old rode her own horse and was able to pull his head up many times when he bent down to eat. The horses were very well trained and followed each other up and down the mountain. The views were beautiful and the 2 guides were very attentive. A great time was had by all. Afterwards we all went to play and feed the goats which was also a lot of fun.
Written August 17, 2021
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Rita L
11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Kim, Cade, Pedro, Kris and other Vail Stables staff went out of their way to make sure my daughter had a spectacular horseback riding experience. We really felt like part of the family following the half day ride and the goat happy hour featurring live music and friendly four legged animals. The horses and goats are well cared for. We srongly recommend Vail Stables for families, especially families of teens.
Written July 23, 2022
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Mica R
Glen Rose, TX1 contribution
Jul 2022
Amazing beautiful scenery! The guides were very good and made my 7 year old feel very secure going up and down the mountain. My only complaint was we were told to be there at 12:15. We did not start the riding until 1:30. It was a very long hot hour until we got to ride. They told me the group before us was late and that is why. I just wish they would have called our group to move the time to 1:00 then so our time was not wasted. Poor planning on their part. One thing to think about as well is if you struggle with a fear of heights this would be very stressful for you. I don't think I realized it would be a 90 minute trek up and down a mountain overlooking drop offs at times. Overall though, I am very happy we went. My daughter loved every second of the ride.
Written July 7, 2022
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Melanie F
New Orleans, LA2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
My friend and I wanted a relaxing horseback ride. Instead,
We got a very stressful long, boring ride, with too too long and too many stops. We had to ride 3 people back behind a child. First and foremost, children and their parents should NOT ride with adults! He couldn't control his horse, which then stopped us numerous times! And because of the frequent stops, we had dust clouds in our face, breathing dust constantly! NOT FUN!!!!!!!!
When we asked for a discount, she blatantly and rudely said "that's not gonna happen! " She needs a course in customer service, and her abrasive attitude needs a major adjustment!!!! I would not recommend Vail Stables to anyone!!!
Written August 4, 2022
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Chris B
Grand Rapids, MI31 contributions
Sep 2020
We really enjoyed the one hour ride up the mountain. Our guide, Luke, did a great job leading the way and answering all our questions. The trail is narrow and the view is amazing. This is not for people afraid of heights. The horses were well trained and responded well to direction from the riders. I would like to return and take the longer trail so I could spend more time riding and enjoying the scenery all around.
Written September 17, 2020
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Alexandra V
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Horrible experience. Would never come here again. The goat yoga instructor didn’t show up and the owner showed us no empathy. The owner was disrespectful and laughed at us. Customer service was the worst I have ever seen. We asked if we could just see or pet the goats, and she laughed at us and said no. We asked if we could do horse back riding instead, with any sort of discount. But she said this wasn’t her fault and she couldn’t control her employees. She said she couldn’t give us any discount ofter driving 20 minutes there and back and having to pay both ways. We would have been totally ok with going home with a refund if she was not rude and disrespectful. Would never go here or recommend it to anyone.
Written July 21, 2021
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Leslie A
1 contribution
Jun 2021
My daughter and I went to Vail during our recent mother-daughter visit. I had booked a trail ride 2 months prior to our weekend. We both had such an amazing time on the horses, looking at the stunning nature around us, and listening to our guide, Larissa tell us interesting facts about everything around us. The horses were gentle and sure-footed; the weather was perfect; the experience was wonderful from the time we pulled up to when we patted our horses goodbye. I rode Cisco while my daughter rode Tonto...I can't say enough about how glad we were to make this a part of our fun weekend. I would recommend Vail Stables to anyone!
Written June 25, 2021
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Greg Loeffelholz
Des Moines, IA2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We signed up for the Bear Hallow Trail tour. My wife and I had our boys with us (9 and 6). We showed up for the 9AM ride and realized we had signed up for an 11AM ride by accident. The staff said they were able to take us out instead of having us leave and come back. The guides and staff were great with getting the boys comfortable and giving them great instructions. They both had so much fun and said it was their favorite part of our vacation. It was a wonderful experience. I can’t recommend them highly enough!
Written June 24, 2022
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Jen2652
Elkhorn, WV1 contribution
May 2020
I reserved rides for my son (9), daughter (7) and myself and we were pumped for our adventure! Unfortunately, my daughter had other feelings as soon as she saddled up and wanted to get off Dolly right away, as it was her first time on a horse and she freaked. Kym was amazing with her and tried walking her around and explaining what was going to happen. After about 10 minutes of trying to calm her down, Kym asked what I thought and I made the decision for her to end her ride. My son and I proceeded to go on the 1.5 hour trail ride while daughter stayed back and played with the baby goats and helped take her sister on a pony ride. The trail ride was AMAZING and the wranglers were so knowledgeable and helpful. Son had a blast and cant wait to do it again. When we got back, the daughter who skipped out on the ride had the biggest smile as she had a blast playing with the baby goats. I was just happy that both daughters had a great time while we were gone. Biggest surprise was when I checked my email and noticed that I had received a refund for daughters unused ride. I did not expect that at all, since we had reserved the horse and the time. Kym and staff were very professional and helpful. Will definitely be back and recommend to anyone that wants a great experience in a beautiful setting!
Written May 28, 2020
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grliegrl21
Phoenix, AZ35 contributions
Jul 2020
We visited Vail Stables this summer and we were impressed. The horseback riding was great! But the real fun came afterwards when we had a few beers and the kids fed the animals, including the baby goats. Great day spent with the family and the owners could not have been nicer.
Written September 14, 2020
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