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Smokemont Riding Stables

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Great Trail Ride

Jeremiah was a great guide, wife and I had a great morning ride, keep up the good work guys... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
enhljh
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Orange Park, Florida
Great time

Had a great family visit! It was my first time on a horse, EVER. The guide was fun and the horses... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
anastaciag1
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Coral Springs, Florida
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“hour ride”(104 reviews)
“waterfall ride”(22 reviews)
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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...more
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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
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+1 828-497-2373
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jeremiah was a great guide, wife and I had a great morning ride, keep up the good work guys, thoroughly professional group of folks, many thanks.

Thank enhljh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great family visit! It was my first time on a horse, EVER. The guide was fun and the horses were awesome! Levi was the best :)

Thank anastaciag1
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed riding Levi for your first ride. Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are experienced riders. It was nice that we had our own guide and group. The horses were well trained. We did the 1.5 hour trail ride to the waterfall. Just beautiful country!!

Thank flygirl64
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you experienced riders had a good time. Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try Smokemont Riding Stables because of the reviews. I'm always a bit skeptical of solid 5 star reviews, but this one deserves it. The young lady who took our reservation was very patient and kind when we booked. I was driving, and had...More

Thank travkea3
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to ride with us and your review. Come ride again !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect trip for first timers. I went with a 14 and 15 yo that had never ridden. The guides select horses then assist with mounting and give a quick intro with specifics to your horse. Mine liked to stop and snack occasionally and I was...More

Thank BKJRH
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year we have done a 2 1/2 hour waterfall ride with our children-they loves it so much they wanted to go back this year. The guides are courteous and helpful, and the trail is gorgeous.

Thank Stephanie L
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to come back and ride again with us. We appreciate your business and your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn’t riden in years. They picked my horse for the hour ride. The horse’s name was Roan, and although he was big, he was a gentle giant. Cassie was our guide and she did a wonderful job of teaching us how to ride on...More

Thank wandarjohn
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us! We are so glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the family for a 1 hour horseback ride. Horses seemed healthy and well maintained. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They even helped our anxious 7 yr old to get on the horse. She was asking to ride again by the end of the ride!...More

Thank Joseph E
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for riding with us. Come again if you get a chance .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family did the 2.5 hour waterfall ride. It was a little long for my liking and but the guide was very patient with my children and we had a great experience riding. Next time, I'd do the 1 hour trip.

Thank Jonathan54321
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great riding experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my sons (5 and 8) to the Smokies for a boys adventure trip. We did some hikes and did some sightseeing but our trip with Smokemont Riding Stables was the absolute highlight of our trip, for all of us. We were struck with...More

Thank Ryan H
Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you and your boys had a great ride. Thank you for choosing to ride with us!

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Selina A
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Property representative |
1 hr ride is $35 per rider. 2.5 hr ride is $87.50 per rider. 4 hr ride is $140 per rider. Wagon ride is $15 per rider.
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deb w
April 22, 2018|
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Response from melissav0623 | Reviewed this property |
I have ridden with this stable twice. Each time the horses appeared well cared-for and did not appear in any way distressed. I worked on a horse farm previously and know what to look for. These people really care about their... More
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Pinkhairlady
August 6, 2017|
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Response from eddielegge | Reviewed this property |
Seems like I read something to the effect of around 220-230 on the limits.
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