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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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We had a wonderful ride thru the woods with Jesse as our guide. She sensed my fear of riding since... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Such a fun trip with great scenery and wildlife!

Cam, our guide, was excellent in ensuring we were safe, saw wildlife, and had the best ride! Slow... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ashley J
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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...more
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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful ride thru the woods with Jesse as our guide. She sensed my fear of riding since I had not been on a horse in 4 decades. She was great in reassuring me as we traversed thru the woods. The horses were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cam, our guide, was excellent in ensuring we were safe, saw wildlife, and had the best ride! Slow pace is good for all ages and experience levels. Some Hills through the trail add to the adventure. Definite yes to do (again!).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashley J
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time. It was the best trail ride we have been on. The scenery was beautiful and our guide made the adventure even more enjoyable. I highly recommend Michael and Millie; they made a great team. The riding instructions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Otis45
Reviewed October 9, 2018

First they have rules they stick to and they make sense. They offer horse rides and carriages rides. My family of five had son in law and grandson who had never sat a horse. There was a girl about 9 years old in our group...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My husband and I went on a hack while in Gatlingburg on our one year wedding anniversary and it was a wonderful experience! The trek was incredible with Doc as a brilliant guide and Amy and Frank spectacular horses to ride! I’ve grown up riding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying that I’m by no means an expirenced rider, but I had a blast riding with Jessie our guide. She was fantastic, cracking jokes and telling us about the land the whole ride. We were able to expirence the smoky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I personally rode the carriage ride with 3 other women and the rest of the family rode the horses, I personally enjoy the ride was a little short but well worth it! The entire rest of the family have been talking about the horse back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mil2004
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our wagon ride. Our guide was friendly and funny. We had a large group and they accommodated us with two wagons. They even arranged for us to leave at the same time. The ride was a little shorter than...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank memoriestopaper
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was our first time riding in the National Park. It was very different from riding at private stables in the area as it wasn't commercial (where some try to sell you photos and goods afterwards). The horses were beautiful and were very well taken...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

The trail guide was friendly and told us history of the area. My daughter was nervous. However, those feelings subsided. She’s ready to ride Peppy again. The price was cheaper than other horse stables.

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 9, 2018|
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Response from Infernotheclown | Reviewed this property |
You were asked not to carry a camera for safety.
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