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Smokemont Riding Stables

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Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
Phone Number: 828-497-2373
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Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains...

Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.

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Awesome adventure with the family!

We had such a great time!! Sonny was our guide and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We all felt very safe and the area we rode in was beautiful. We just did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
mommamia30189
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had such a great time!! Sonny was our guide and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We all felt very safe and the area we rode in was beautiful. We just did the one hour ride, but i would try the 2.5 one next time because we enjoyed it so much. The horses were very well... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I are locals, living in Bryson City. My middle daughter loves horses, and for her 10th birthday 3 years ago, she wanted to go horseback riding - so we went to the Smokemont Riding Stables to do their 1 hour ride (a great beginner ride). She turned 13 today and we returned to Smokemont to do their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went on a ride today and it was so much fun. Marley was our guide and she was amazing. She told us stories about the old church in the woods and she is quite the botanist, pointing out all the plants along the trail. Everyone at the stable was very nice and you could tell they... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I took the one hour ride. This was her first ride and it was a wonderful experience. We forced the river and rode through a tunnel. Our guide was friendly and talkative and took our picture at the halfway point. We will definitely ride again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife spent the day riding with Smokemont Riding Stables. The staff was great and very knowledgeable of the area. She had a great ride and she can not wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the 2.5 hour horseback ride to see the waterfall for my wife and I. They fit her with a calm horse as she was a beginner rider. There was one other couple and the trail leader. So it was a more private and personal adventure. We enjoyed the beauty of the creek, the sounds of the forest, and... More 

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Collins, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across the signs so we decided to check it out . Very friendly staff we were mounted on our horses before we knew it .one in our group was very apprehension having never rode a horse before but our awesome guide Rob easily made him feel comfortable . We did the hour ride as we had more to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want the feel of riding through the mountains this is the place to go. It was a beautiful 2 1/2 hour ride with beautiful scenery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We took the waterfall tour. It was a nice ride (about 2.5 hrs) through the woods to a peaceful waterfall. Our guide Carlee was friendly and knew her horses and the area well. I felt safe on my horse Jake, and my hubby enjoyed his ride on Buster. Cost was in line with other riding stables, but horseback riding is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We were on a road trip from Florida and found Smokemont by chance. We are inexperienced riders and slightly nervous about the trip. The staff was amazing and the horses are great and easy going. I fell in love with mine, Poco. We did the 2.5 hr waterfall ride up the mountain and the views were beautiful. I highly recommend... More 

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