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Bearcat Stables

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Address: 2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
Phone Number: +1 970-926-1578
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour...

(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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Beautiful scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was just right. We highly recommend this!

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Thank KNick8
BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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 sleigh rides if you will be out to visit again! More 

New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 were looking for. Next, we met the gentleman in charge, who was not overly friendly... More 

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Thank MtsAreCalling
BearcatStables, General Manager at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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 be sure the cabin is free of trash from the previous days business, and I... More 

San Angelo, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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! We look forward to seeing you again in 2017 More 

Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 job matching up horses to our 5 riders (all of us were beginners) and teaching... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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 have a great time and connect with the horses the way your daughter did. If... More 

Guilford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 was great and the campfire was fun. The night sky was impressive with clear Milky... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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 More 

Chapel hill, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the perfect amount of time. The ride was the usual in-line walking involving inclines, flats,... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

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 got some great photos as well. Thank you for your business. Jill Ragaller More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The folks at Bearcat stables made this a wonderful memory for our 9-year-old grandson. He had never been on a horse and just loved it! Thanks, Bearcat staff!

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your grandson out! We love to have beginner experience horseback riding with us and are thrilled to hear it was an excellent time for everyone! Please come see us again soon and follow us on FB for current deals More 

Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The horses are clearly cared for, healthy, and respond to reining. They are calm trail horses but my horse showed willingness to ride farther and trot (we selected a one-hour beginners ride and walked horses through scenic mountainside). The wrangler was extremely capable, and all is overseen by the owner of the stables. I would highly recommend Bearcat for a... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out on a ride with us, and so glad you had an excellent experience with us. Have a look at our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides for your next visit, the views are incredible! Thanks again we hope you had a great stay in the Vail Valley! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Took my son on this evening and it was a great last evening to our trip. Make sure to get the 5:30 seating if you have kids. We got there early and got lots of great pictures of the general store and the sleigh and barn. When you enter the house/restaurant it is filled with all of the history of... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing all of your great photos! We are so glad you brought your family out and had a wonderful time, and enjoyed the fun history of our Cabin. We appreciate the feedback for the dessert, it always helps us improve our service. Sincerely Jill Ragaller More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We've been heading up to the Vail Valley for a few years now, and we love Bearcat Stables. I've been to both trail rides and sleigh rides, and recommend either. The guides are great at matching up riders to horses, and I've never felt safer with their selections. The guides are knowledgeable about the area, and are great at keeping... More 

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BearcatStables, Director of Sales at Bearcat Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to see us last week. So great to hear you enjoyed the sleigh ride! We truly love what we do and are always happy to see our guests have a wonderful experience. Please send me your contact information to groupsales@bearcatstables.com for a special offer. Kindest Regards, Jill Ragaller More 

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