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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

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Address: 4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
Phone Number: 888 460 5567
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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 starsReviewed August 7, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

It has been a while but when we rode on Christmas Day the girl let us bring our little daschund dog for a ride she also let us ride in the smaller sled with just the 3 of us, for privacy it was real nice then i pulled out christmas music the girl really thought it was a nice idea... More 

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Moretown, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I gifted my son and his girl(from n.carolina) a sleigh ride for Christmas on Jan 2. As they didn't arrive in Vt. until 12/30 snow wise everything worked out terrific. She tells everyone she went on a ride in a true one horse open sleigh. Even though it would have been a smoother ride with more snow, they had enough... More 

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Albany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were hoping for a sleigh ride, but there was no snow so it became a buggy ride. We had a good time, but it was short for the money we paid. I would do it again if there were snow to get the sleigh ride experience we'd been hoping for.

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Even though there was no snow, the horse was freindly, the owner was awesome and we got to cuddle under a blanket; what more could you ask for! Even without snow it puts you in the Christmas mood and allows you to enjoy your spouse's company.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Took the carriage ride as part of a hotel package. Staff and horses are wonderful, but it's only a 20 minute trip in a circle without much interesting to see. If you've never done a carriage ride or sleigh ride, go for it. If you have you will probably be disappointed.

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