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“Great Operators & Great Horses!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bearcat Stables

Bearcat Stables
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Edwards
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: (Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October (Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most unique and authentically Colorado event venue. Accommodating summer parties of up to guests celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner or corporate retreat with us.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
South Florida, Florida
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Operators & Great Horses!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our family recently took an hour ride through the mountains with Bearcat Stables (children ages 6 and 8, first time riders). The trail guide Jill was awesome. She was very kind and provided clear direction to our children so they had a great first time experience. Gavin also provided us with interesting background information about Bearcat and its history. We would definitely ride with them again.

Visited September 2012
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new york
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A real adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I took a 1.5 hour trail ride with my husband. There were five other adults with us. Matt and Leeds did a great job. The ride was fun and interesting. We appreciated that they spent time instructing us on the correct way to handle the horses. The horses were well-trained and beautiful. This is a highly recommended activity if you are in the Vail/Beaver Creek area. Kudos to Matt and Leeds.

Visited September 2012
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Coralville, Iowa
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“Vail to Aspen August 2012”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Thank you, Bearcat, for a life changing experience. Four days riding through the backcountry between Vail and Aspen has left me with so many great memories. The sights were beyond description and the company was fantastic. My horse quickly became my trusted friend. Hawkeye more than earned his "wages" by keeping me safe and still responding eagerly to my requests. The food was wonderful. Accommodations ensured a close relationship with fellow riders and gave us a feel for roughing it a bit. I will never forget this trip and look forward to returning with friends and family.

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Always on Vacation
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic First Trail Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

It was the first time on a trail ride for our kids, 8 and 10. Our guide Becky was wonderful and the horses are well trained and taken care of. We will come again next time we are in the Vail Valley.

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
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“Nice views, horses and guide ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

We had a good ride this week - August 2012 - at Bearcat Stables. Our guide Marla was knowledgeable and funny. We took the two hour ride which just roams through the property but it was very nice and the horses were very well behaved and happy to be out. We will definitely go back when we are in the area and take a longer ride in the park.

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