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Bearcat Stables

#2 of 17 things to do in Edwards Features Animals
2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
+1 970-926-1578
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Great family time in the Rockies

this place came strongly recommended and didn't disappoint. only 5 minutes from i 70 in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
badger8141
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Chicago, Illinois
Anniversary Trail Ride and it was magical!

We googled them and arranged very smoothly to ride for 60 minutes or approx. We were greeted with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HeatherColoradogirl
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Erie, Colorado
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(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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“hour ride” (12 reviews)
“great job” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place came strongly recommended and didn't disappoint. only 5 minutes from i 70 in a secluded setting of trees and rolling hills. We did the 60 minute ride which was perfect for the family of novice riders. Our guide Diane did a great job...More

Thank badger8141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We googled them and arranged very smoothly to ride for 60 minutes or approx. We were greeted with smiling peeps and they collected payment after the ride, very impressive! We saw wildflowers, wildlife like elk and deer, also beauty of the preserve we rode in...More

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went with a group of eight friends for dinner and sleigh ride. First time for all of us. Went in as directed and two kitchen staff standing behind buffet. Nothing said, they point to next room. Staff there could have done a welcome and here's...More

Thank Michael D
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Hello Michael Thank you for coming out to Bearcat Stables to visit us. We appreciate your feedback, at times it can be a bit chaotic with several guests arriving at once to our cozy cabin, we certainly don't mean to shout, and we will improve...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Called ahead and got a private sleigh. We rode around the pasture and partly up the mountain. It was just perfect for our mini service. Afterwards we sat by the campfire and later enjoyed a buffet style dinner. The staff was very helpful with helping...More

Thank Rapidcward
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

We are so happy you had a great time with us and enjoyed the private sleigh ride! Thank you for visiting and come see us in the summer for horseback rides! Thanks Jill

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just took a 1 1/2 hour ride with Kendra and 4 other guests. What a great time! The trails are beautiful and the views are incredible. Kendra was a great guide and for us, novice riders, the length of the trip...More

Thank KNick8
BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for coming out with us for a ride. I will pass your regards along to Kendra. We hope you got a chance to see some of the wildlife, and hope you come see us again soon. We are open in the winter for...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Upon entering the main building to check in for our trail ride, we were greeted by 6 or more friendly dogs and, unfortunately, about as many large black bags full of garbage heaped upon the front porch...A definite eyesore and not exactly the ambiance we...More

Thank MtsAreCalling
BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you for your feedback and I will certainly pass along your regards to Kendra! We are lucky to have her. Having the riders switch up is a great suggestion! We do apologize for your first impressions, and have made the necessary staff updates to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

My son and I just returned from our second Vail to Aspen ride. The ride is great and the views are amazing. We are going again next year.More

Thank jsp2726
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

We are so glad you joined us on the Vail to Aspen ride, what a beautiful ride it is! We will announce our dates for 2017 in early October. Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to get all of the updated information!...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

I definitely plan to visit Bearcat stables again next time we visit Colorado. This was my daughter's favorite part of our vacation. The horses are clean, well cared for and respond easily to commands with the reigns. Avery was our leader and did a great...More

Thank MurphymomChicago
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Murphymom! Thank you for coming out to Bearcat to see us while vacationing in the Vail Valley! We take great pride in our horses and Avery is great, we are so lucky to have her on our team this year! We love hearing when kids...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Bearcat did a great job for us. We had 20+ riders and were joined by another ten folks after the ride. The ride was a typical trail ride - adventuresome for newbies and limited for experienced riders. All had a good time though. The food...More

Thank tn38-30
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you again for coming out with us! We had a great time with everyone, and glad the weather held off for a clear starry evening for everyone by the campfire! Please come and see us again soon. Kindest Jill Ragaller

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Took an 8 and 12 year old on their first horseback ride. It was a great experience with this company. Horse's were nice and staff very friendly. Most places only have a 1 hour or 2 hour option. We went with 90 minutes which was...More

Thank David G
BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

David Thank you for your recent visit, and great to hear your kids had a great time on their first horseback ride! We find the 1.5 hour ride is our most popular and the perfect length of time for an introduction ride! We hope you...More

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Marion Hudspeth F
Are you open Christmas day? If so do the same rates on the website and apply, or is there a different rate?
19 September 2016|
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Response from BearcatStables | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are open Christmas Day. We have typically offered a special holiday menu and the price has been around $100/adults and $70/kids please let us know if we can make a reservation for you at 970.926.1578
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Marion Hudspeth F
We are looking to just do the sleigh ride, no dinner. I noticed on the website, pictures of people with hot chocolate around a campfire. Is this something you do after each sleigh ride or is this just included with the Sleigh ride/dinner combo? Thanks!
19 September 2016|
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Response from BearcatStables | Property representative |
Yes we do offer sleigh rides without dinners. Our bonfire is everynight including during the sleigh rides only times and we have s'mores, hot chocolates, and a full bar for adult beverages too! We plan to open in early Dec... More
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