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Smokemont Riding Stables
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Owner description: 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 river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
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, history, plants, etc. Horses were fantastic and well taken care of. Ride was beautiful and relaxing.

Thank Kristin T
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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 great time! Beautiful scenery, bridges, and a waterfall! Great staff, our guides were excellent. We had a party of a little over 15 and they were able to accommodate all of us. Horses were well cared for and happy to work. They were given a rest while we got off to view the waterfall and take pictures. All of the horses had great attitudes. We had a great time! Thank you!

Thank ahyoka232cowgirl
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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 clear they took good care of their horses.

Later on the trip we did a ride with Sugarland stables out near Gatlinburg. We really regretted it especially when our guide started smoking on the one hour trip. If you are going to ride definitely go with Smokemont near Cherokee.

Thank JodinO1
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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!

Thank chrissythoures
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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. He was very kind and helpful, also knowledgeable about the area. We felt like we were the only guests they’d have all day, with personal attention and unhurried pace.

Thank NLHicks
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