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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
+1 865-448-9009
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A must!!!

Had such a great time! My sister and I took a ride with Michael and Pepper. They were the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori M
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We arrived early one morning to make sure we could be on the first ride out as we had other plans... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruthven, Canada
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Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cades Cove. The National Park's only authorized riding stables in Cades Cove Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. If you have a hearty frontier spirit and are ready to hit the trail, come take pleasure in some wholesome outdoor fun at our stable area. You will be greeted by our Guides, who are committed to providing you with a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Cades Cove. Cades Cove Riding Stables offers adventure options for the entire family who wish to enjoy the magnificent Cades Cove. We specialize in providing Guided Horseback, Carriage, and Hay rides for National Park visitors who desire an alternative method of enjoying the scenic splendor of the park. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even learn a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of a historic settlement period.
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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
+1 865-448-9009
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great time! My sister and I took a ride with Michael and Pepper. They were the best!! Michael was a blast. Full of....well...a wealth of info and bad jokes. But, he pulled them off flawlessly. I rode Blue. Was told by many...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early one morning to make sure we could be on the first ride out as we had other plans for the day. We were not disappointed! I do believe the name of our guide was Debbie. She was very informative and kind. She...More

Thank 71groovy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you choose these stables you will have a great time! Ask for Michael as your guide and his beautiful horse Pepper! He is a very accomplished guide and rider with a wealth of knowledge about Cades Cove and he has the best bad jokes...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to ride horses for a long time and my husband surprised me with a ride in my favorite place in the world. This stable was beyond amazing. The horses are so beautiful, healthy, and well taken care of. We rode Colby and Ted...More

Thank Tanya H
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This was highlight of our trip!! We love Leon our guide. He took extra time to reassure one in our party that was really anxious and kept checking on us the whole trip. Ride is good length.and you cross a creek. We also got to...More

Thank FriscoHales
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Best Riding Stable in the Smokies Four of us (two adults, two young adults) recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to drive up to Cades Cove to go horseback riding. I'm so glad we did! The lady in the office was...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Four of us (two adults, two young teens) recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to drive up to Cades Cove to go horseback riding. I'm so glad we did! Julie met us in the office and we super nice. She gave us...More

Thank csa1861
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

I ride a lot but these horses were the best ever. You won't Trot or canter but the trail is nice. Our guide was super interesting and nice. Very clean facility and the horses are treated great. This whole place was a must do experience!

Thank michelle w
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Great ride in the Smokies. First time my wife and I have been on horses in many years very gentle with the guide Michael was great. Can't wait to come back and do it again.

Thank Infernotheclown
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This was our 2nd day of riding in the park. Our 1st day, at another stable, was a real disaster. This one could not have gone any better. Had a great conversation with Edward before the ride just hanging out around the stables to learn...More

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March 20, 2016|
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Response from Jack B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the guided activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Cades Cove Riding Stables. Carriages and horseback rides depart continually throughout the day. Horseback rides are... More
March 16, 2016|
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Response from Glenn B | Reviewed this property |
They take you along a path that loops through the woods away from the vehicle loop. A section of the trail crosses the vehicle loop near the exit. The time of year you go depends on what wildlife you will see. The guides... More
July 7, 2015|
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Response from Kenneth S | Reviewed this property |
They have smaller horses since one of the people in our group was a young girl. I didn't see ponies, but it was difficult to see into the stables. You should contact them directly.