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Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm

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Great Ride with Great Folks

We had a wonderful two hour ride (with a break). Gary, the owner, had some great stories. Brendan... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Carmen L
Sanford, North Carolina
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Great family fun & nice views. Rachel and Branden were awesome.

We carried my 8, 11, and 12 year old kids, and they had a blast. Branden and the owner, Gary, were... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Mike W
Canton, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we pulled in it was sketchy and trashy looking! Animals looked very unhealthy and everything was grown up had no landscaping done in quite sometime I’m sure, did not like our guide, or hardly anything about it only liked one place ...it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful two hour ride (with a break). Gary, the owner, had some great stories. Brendan and Rachel were very nice and helpful. This is beautiful area and we all had a great time!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

They were friendly and helpful, but the trail had few views and the place was pretty run down and a bit strange.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We carried my 8, 11, and 12 year old kids, and they had a blast. Branden and the owner, Gary, were careful to put my kids on very easy to ride horses. It was well worth the money and they were very accommodating to our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a two-hour trail ride up the mountain. The guides were friendly and competent and the horses were gentle and well-mannered.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kristen D
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Today I was thrown off a horse during a trail ride. First, I was put onto a horse where one of the stirrups was too long. Then on the ride, the two back guides left their position to ride ahead. I was in the back...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Valerie L
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We decided to spend the weekend in Asheville on a whim; what a fantastic experience! We called Gary at Smoky Mountain Trail Rides on a Saturday morning and said we were about to drive his way and could we possibly grab a trail ride. He...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank csindone
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This was AWESOME!!! We went with our 8 yr old son, he had his own horse, my husband, I rode with my daughter which is 5 yrs old. The guide was very attentive to my son since it was his first time riding alone. We...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Roxanne L
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We had a diverse bunch in our group - some experienced with horses, some first timers! We were well matched with our horses and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, as well as the other animals on the farm. Will definitely come again!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kjmama1995
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We were very happy to have the owner himself lead us on our ride. It was a lovely and easy drive from Asheville. The horses seemed to be well cared for. We really enjoyed the simplicity of the experience. They supply helmets for every one...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brittany Gordon R
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Response from JuliaSN | Reviewed this property |
You can call and ask but I would say it was a lot more space and freedom than almost any trail ride I have been on in the US.