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Banner Elk Stables

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Great for novices

2 of our group of 3 had never been riding. Becky did a great job at making sure they knew what to... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Michelle J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Got rained out

We chose this place even though the review were not that high. When we called we were offered... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2015
David C
Port Orange, Florida
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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
16 Nov 2017
“Great for novices ”
2 Aug 2018
“Fantastic Experience!”
Guided horse-tours for all ages with spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain.
Banner Elk, NC
+1 828-898-5424
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had 5 adults, with varying equine experience. Becky, the trail guide, was friendly and funny. She even took many photos of us with the mountain backdrop. Our horses all had their own personalities; Harley was mine and he likes to do things his way!...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

2 of our group of 3 had never been riding. Becky did a great job at making sure they knew what to do and be safe. Yes, it was muddy. It's a stable and it's been wet. The horses were well cared for and the...More

3  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Is it possible to give them less than one star? These people are not serious. What a disappointment. We were a group of 10 (4 adults and 6 kids). Made our reservation the day before and gave them our credit information. We were all set...More

4  Thank anemont
Reviewed December 29, 2015

We chose this place even though the review were not that high. When we called we were offered different schedules available and the man who answered the phone was pleasant. He even gave us the forecast and said there might be a chance of getting...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Staff included 2 adults and 1 teenager. It was dirty and ranch was not maintained The claim to have 40 horses. The ride was very slow on a very narrow and VERY ROCKY path and returning on same path. Not worth the $40 for...More

3  Thank Hrc R
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

My family has relied on trip advisor for years and I have never written a review. Because some bad reviews of Banner Elk Stables almost caused us to skip it, I had to weigh in. I grew up riding on a cattle farm in southern...More

9  Thank mudforkblues
Reviewed July 30, 2015

I took myself and 3 girls in the family (ranging in age from 12 to 23) to ride at the stables. No one actually greets you as stated in the other review, but even when they want you to pay there was no friendly Hello,...More

1  Thank DallasGal100
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice owners, and horses. Cats and dogs are both friendly. It is a stable so its not all pretty. But the animals seemed happy. The trail is nice and our guide stopped so we could take pictures. Horses were friendly and a gentle ride.

2  Thank ashleeyacevedo
Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to the stables recently with our family of 10 for a family reunion. Mike is the guy who you deal with to schedule things and even though he was pretty gruff on the phone and a bit gruff in person, he was really...More

4  Thank NYGiantsFaninNC
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nobody greeted us when we went into the office (for at least 10 minutes), they never told us where to go, ride started 40 minutes late and only lasted about 40 minutes. The Views were not great and the only person who was even slightly...More

Thank erin b
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Monica W
July 23, 2015|
Response from ashleeyacevedo | Reviewed this property |
Jeans! And we all wore sneakers. I wore my toms.