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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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Great ride in the Smokies

Great ride in the Smokies. First time my wife and I have been on horses in many years very gentle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great all around experience

This was our 2nd day of riding in the park. Our 1st day, at another stable, was a real disaster... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
+1 865-448-9009
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Reviewed yesterday 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 5 days ago

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

Thank oldguyindy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff there was very caring after knowing that I had little experience of horse riding. They gave me a gentle horse called Julia who is such a beautiful horse. It was great experience to ride horses in Smoky.

Thank jade y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are inexperienced riders and had a great time. The staff was very friendly, the stables were clean, and our guide was great. The trail was beautiful and secluded and we even saw some deer. Our horses were gentle and obviously well cared for. The...More

Thank SkipBittman
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Love Cades Cove! We have been going there for several years and if you time it right you will see a lot of wildlife. This is the second time we took the Ranger led hayride. The ranger-Nelson, I believe that was his name was very...More

Thank pdjdc2017
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Love this Riding stable. The staff is very friendly and attend to the riders very carefully. Most enjoyable whether novice or experienced. The views are gorgeous and very good chances of wildlife encounters. We actually viewed momma bear and three cubs this year. The horses...More

Thank Gatormammie
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We went twice. First with Briar, then Sarah. Horses were great. Fun trip. We'll be back for sure. Price was fair too. Briar catered perfectly to everyone and had great conversations with the group, told stories, even saw a bear climb a tree. Sarah was...More

Thank Jacky C
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Our guides, Sarah & Salem, were amazing. I was so scared, hadn't been on a horse in 14 years. The manager Leon was so reassuring and made it much easier. These horses are gorgeous, absolutely babied by the staff, and perfect for any level riders....More

Thank ARyherdBrown
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific stale that is well run and caters to each riders ability. We were met with smiles each time we visited. Edward, stable manager, and all the guides and staff were super positive and friendly. Along the trail they take the time...More

Thank patjoenkids
Reviewed June 22, 2017

The people here really take care of the horses and the riders. They are all very knowledgeable and we felt safe and comfortable the entire time. Its a great place for first time riders and note that its the only stable that has horses big...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.