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“Experienced with Young Children”

Smokemont Riding Stables
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Owner description: Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We visited Smokemont (which is 3 miles from the Ocanaluftee visitor center - south side of park by Cherokee) and had such a great time. The one hour ride was tranquil and safe. We have a 5 and 7 year old, and were worried about their safety. They put a lead rope and handler with each child. I could relax and enjoy without worrying. When does that happen?
And, they are only $30 for a 1 hour ride. This is half the price you'll find elsewhere plus the Great Smoky NP recommends them.
Treat your family to a memory-making ride!

1  Thank christinavr6
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My husband and i came to Cherokee for our honeymoon Kitty and Roger Bowers. We visited Smokemont Stables where we had the pleasure of enjoying a 4 hour trail ride with our most awesome guides Sonny and Tim both were very knowledgeable of the surroundings.the horses we rode Jughead and Bernadette were well trained and most pleasant to ride thank you again. Will be back again big hugs to Rob awesome gentle giant beautiful Perchron,,,,,thanks much Kitty and Roger...Virginia Beach, Va

1  Thank Kitty B
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We loved our guides and had a wonderful experience riding through the mountains, creek and through the woods. We were on the one hour ride and felt we got our money's worth and more (our guides were so great that we left them a tip). We will return and suggest you give these folks a chance first!

2  Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We called , we rode , We had a great time , everyone was courteous and professional , worth the money !!! Sonny was a great guide and Tim was a delight !!! We will be back !!! Buster and Rocky rule !!!

1  Thank Hipchik69
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Wonderful 2.5 hour ride to a waterfall.
I will be back next year!!!
:)
Our guide, Sonny, was very knowledgable and patient.
For a novice rider like myself that's a plus.
I also liked the fact that my horse "Rambo" knew the way and needed very little correction.
Staff was wonderful and very nice.
We were warned that any lightning would end the ride and offered a prorated price if that happened. (which was very kin considering that it was supposed to pour).
Luckily we didn't get rained out.

1  Thank MiniMedic
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