At first glance I thought Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast looked like a very nice place to stay and do the hourseback riding trip. However, this was not the case. From the very beginning Pepper was quite rude to us; our teepee was not ready when we got there, we brought food to cook however the refrigerator was not cold at all, and she kept telling us to hurry even though we were 45 minutes early! She made us do some sort of a hand test to tell which horse would be suitable to us, this actually seemed very insulting/judgemental especially for those people who good the smaller/weaker horses. I know this is some sort of a refugee for horses, however I wouldnt say the horses are the best taken care of or are the best for the riders, you need to have some knowledge of horseback riding. In general, the fact that she kept on repeating that the reason why the horseback tour is so expensive is because some of the money goes to the upkeep of the horses, seemed rather odd to me. What she failed to tell you is that some of the wineries you attend are actually owned by her family, seems pretty scammy to me. Anyways, the riding of the horses was fun, i wouldnt say the owners made this overly enjoyable but the concept of being on a horse was fun. The worst part to me, was the actually wineries that went to. Firstly, I have never seen such small tastings from wineries before. Secondly, you have to PAY at the wineries. Therefore, not only is the horseback ride $250, but you need to add around $30 on top of that to cover the cost of the wineries + whatever wine that buy. As well, the wineries that you go to are super low quality, at the first winery I could barely swallow the tiny tasting (in the place not one person bought any wine). The second winery (which her family owns), is decent (however SUPER expensive, i believe $35 for the cheapest bottle). The final winery we went to the quality of wine was not great but they did a cool food pairing and the price was cheaper. Finally, she talks about this wonderful "gourmet" lunch that you will get, this was probably the most disgusting meal i had, slightly old lettuce with chicken and mayo (yuck!), and a cookie. When i opened the box, i was starving but didnt really want to eat any of this!
As for the teepee, the teepee and the grounds were pretty nice. However, the owner Pepper and the rest of the crew basically desert you at the horseback grounds and go into their house. They do not ask if you need anything, they are just gone. The wine we got they took into their house, so i awkwardly had to ring their doorbell to get what i had bought so i could have some for dinner. As well, the supplies the gave us were meager, not enough to actually cook dinner. As well, they do not provide what they promise; no flashlight (had to use cellphone), little wood, nothing else. The breakfast was yummy that they gave us.
Overall: I enjoyed driving around to the good wineries in the area and tasting as opposed to the whole horseback riding trip. Once the novelty of the horsebackt ride wore off, it was just a crappy trip. Just bring your car to taste the wineries, and go horseback riding somewhere else. The teepee was cool, but make sure you bring EVERYTHING you need as if you were camping.