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“Pleasant ride.”

Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Horse drawn sleigh ride 2 miles south of Leavenworth. Comes complete with good old fashioned hospitality, complimentary drinks and cookies, and sleigh bells. Warm hospitality area, route is through a big snowy meadow and along the Icicle River and under ponderosa pine trees. Operated by, award winning, Icicle Outfitters & Guides.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This was a fun ride for the money. We got lots of photos and did not have to wait long for the ride. The rides ran very often. This is the closest sleigh ride to Leavenworth. It is worth doing this once for the bucket list.

3  Thank Jennie C
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LeavenworthIcicle, Owner at Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Jennie, Thanks for your Trip Advisor review of our sleigh rides.
Glad you enjoyed our ride and we hope to see you again. Bruce

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Seriously, the folks writing the sour-grapes reviews are obviously looking for something more showy and less authentic. The ride is done by real cowboys who work for the outfitting company and actually work with horses, not some kind of fake drovers who are all hat and no spurs. The scenery on our sunset private ride was wonderful, the snow was deep and other than the sound of the sleigh and the sleigh bells on the horses, it was breathtakingly quiet. We saw no wildlife other than a lot of ducks in Icicle Creek, but the views of Sleeping Lady Mountain were fabulous. Heavy wool lap blankets are provided, but do wear warm clothing because with all that snow around and the slight breeze created from the ride itself, it's plenty wintery-cold! We were picked up right on time at our motel by a very nice van driver, and taken back by the same gentleman. After we arrived back at the tent, cookies and a warm fire from the wood stove was waiting along with cowboy coffee cooked on the same stove. All-in-all, I'd say it was exactly what we were looking for. If you want entertainment other than the unique opportunity to ride quietly and smoothly in a horse-drawn sleigh and see beautiful, snowy scenery...stay in the city. Or...you could put your smartphone away for 30 minutes and let your senses wander and wonder at the beauty surrounding you as presented by Icicle Outfitters. For our money, it was one of the highlights of our weekend trip to Leavenworth.

1  Thank 636Kelly
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LeavenworthIcicle, Owner at Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Kelly, Just a note of thanks for your review of our sleigh rides.
We appreciate your detailed review. Bruce

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have read a lot of negative reviews on the sleigh ride, but I found it beautiful. The staff were so friendly. Great value for $18.00 - got picked up and dropped off at our hotel, had a nice easy ride around the property and then came back to cookies and hot chocolate. It was very magical.

1  Thank Robyn K
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LeavenworthIcicle, Owner at Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Robyn, We appreciate the review of our sleigh rides.
Thanks for coining down from B.C. for Leavenworth's
Holiday celebration. Bruce

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

we had alot of fun on our private ride and it started to snow during our trip! the warming tents are nice and its
well worth the money

1  Thank Dwayne F
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LeavenworthIcicle, Owner at Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Dwayne, Thanks for the review of our sleigh rides.
We appreciate it. Bruce

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Took kids on this thinking it was a nice ride through forests. It was just a loop in the owners back yard - literally. They try to stretch out the ride by stopping a lot and also not to bump into the sleigh in front of us. No pretty green forests here - just a slow, loop through sparse back field. Thankfully there was snow, otherwise what an overpriced, slow, falsely advertised, corny, tourist gimmick.

3  Thank IslandMomNow
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LeavenworthIcicle, Owner at Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Island Mom, Thanks for visiting Leavenworth. You must have done a sleigh ride with us in the winter of 11-12 and then visited again in the summer. Like you, we wish that our sleigh ride had more of a forest trail but we can't change the venue. The stops must have been because the horses were tired on a busy weekend.

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