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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

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Address: 4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
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Nice ride

My wife an I took the ride in August 2015. The woman who operates the sleigh was very nice. Beautiful well cared for horse. Nice trails. We would like to go back for a winter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
KJG1972
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Boston, Massachusetts
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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to take a one horse open sleigh ride in Vermont during the winter, so that is one of the reasons we came to Vermont, and I was not disappointed. We traveled along the river and through the woods and even saw some cross country skiers during our trip. We were provided a heavy vinyl coated blanket... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was bitter cold and the wind was blowing hard but our ride was great. We had Jack the horse who was very amusing. The warm red blanket cut the chill right down. It is a little icy where you get on, and the plastic steps are unsteady. But the driver helps you and it is actually easier than it... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently went with 8 adults and 8 children on a sleigh ride at Gentle Giants. The spot is beautiful and location convenient to Stowe Mountain, but the ride was only 13 minutes and incredibly expensive. I recommend seeking other sleigh operators - there are many in the area.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an appt for 11, showed up at 10:15 and were taken on our ride by owner Rochelle immediately. My daughter and I had a wonderful time. The horses are well taken care of and healthy. We had Jack, and he was sure-footed on the ice and snow. The ride was about 25 or 30 minutes, just enough in the... More 

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Troy, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I hate to give a terrible rating but we booked a carriage ride for our weekend away. We were celebrating our 35th Anniversary and we were so looking forward to this romantic ride. I had scheduled a ride at 11:00 am on Sunday 10/30/16. We got up early enought to enjoy breakfast, check out of the Inn and we headed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

My wife an I took the ride in August 2015. The woman who operates the sleigh was very nice. Beautiful well cared for horse. Nice trails. We would like to go back for a winter sleigh ride with the kids. We have recommended to others.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

I've never ridden in a horse dawn sleigh before. One of so many highlights of the trip. Yes it was cold, but very much worth the effort.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Did my research in advance of this trip to find a good source for a sleigh ride--a bucket list item for my wife. Due to the lower than usual amount of snow in Stowe this year, only one --Gentle Giants--could deliver. Their location seems to retain the snow better than do the locations of their primary competitors. Mike, our driver,... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

Booked a quick little excursion one afternoon on a whim. The gentleman giving us our ride was very sweet and gave us a little history lesson on Stowe and the surrounding area. It was bitter cold that day but with all of our ski gear on and nice thick blankets that they provide, it was nice.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

My wife had always wanted a sleigh ride and we spent 3 days in Stowe VT at the Stone Hill Inn and had the one horse open sleigh ride. It was a great ride and Michael our driver was interesting and very accommodating and so was old Jack the Percheron giant. He was a gentle guy until he rounded the... More 

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