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Smokemont Riding Stables

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A must do experience

I visited with my mother and boys and we all had an absolutely amazing time. The staff are... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2019
Nikki C
Highly recommend

My boyfriend and I went on the 2 and a half hour ride to the waterfall. It was just beautiful with... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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...more
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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

I visited with my mother and boys and we all had an absolutely amazing time. The staff are friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable. My oldest son has a disability and uses a walker to get around. We were able to get him up on his assigned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the 2.5 hour waterfall ride on a beautiful day in mid October. The staff was friendly, our guide was the best one we've had out of the 3 different places that we've rode, & the horses were well taken care...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the 2 and a half hour ride to the waterfall. It was just beautiful with the fall leaves and water along side us. Highly recommend Smokemont, the horses are wonderful and the trail is very maintained. We dont remember...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I chose to spend a beautiful fall day enjoying the 2.5 hour waterfall ride. We passed an old church, a river, and a beautiful mountain view. Our guide, Jamie, was very knowledgeable of the area and had great stories to tell! The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We did the 2 1/2 hr waterfall ride. Buck was our guide and our horses were Captain and Pete. It was just us two and the guide. Buck was great. We had a great conversation along the way and learned a lot about the area,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We brought our 4-H club and families up from Florida. We brought young kids, old kids, kids that have showed horses, kids that just started learning. Parents that knew how to ride and one that had never been on a horse before. Everyone had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Took the family on a one hour ride in late August including our 5 and 7 year olds. The team from Smokemont was great with the kids and shared a lot about the forests and local history with us on the ride. It was also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Great staff, friendly knowledgeable. Cater to experience and not. I would definitely recommend! Loved it and thank you Dawson and staff. And Rambo , Roan and Polly! Gorgeous! No dress code, but for your comfort ,jeans and boots!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

If riding horses everyday was like our experience at Smokemont I’d do it! Our family had a wonderful time. We were treated with respect and patience. We had varying levels of experience and the staff picked good horses for us all. Dylan was our guide....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I booked my husband and I on the 1 hour early morning ride. I've never been on a horse and was quite nervous but had read a lot of the reviews in here and being that this is something I wanted to experience thought we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from BKJRH | Reviewed this property |
Optional for adults.
Selina A
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Property representative |
1 hr ride is $35 per rider. 2.5 hr ride is $87.50 per rider. 4 hr ride is $140 per rider. Wagon ride is $15 per rider.
deb w
April 22, 2018|
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Response from melissav0623 | Reviewed this property |
I have ridden with this stable twice. Each time the horses appeared well cared-for and did not appear in any way distressed. I worked on a horse farm previously and know what to look for. These people really care about their... More