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Smokemont Riding Stables

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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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One hour ride

My husband and I took the one hour ride and had a great time. We went in April and the weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdeezy01
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Russellville, Arkansas
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Best Place!! Amazing Horses and People!

We visited the Cherokee Village and luckily spotted this place on our way back into Gatlinburg, TN... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber G
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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 river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
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“hour ride” (103 reviews)
“waterfall ride” (21 reviews)
“well taken care” (23 reviews)
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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
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+1 828-497-2373
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"hour ride"
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"waterfall ride"
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"well taken care"
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"great ride"
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"longer ride"
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"experienced riders"
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"highly recommend this stable"
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"riding experience"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"took pictures"
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"great guide"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"awesome experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the one hour ride and had a great time. We went in April and the weather was beautiful. Both of us are fairly inexperienced but we got a good explanation beforehand and felt very comfortable. We really enjoyed this guided...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Cherokee Village and luckily spotted this place on our way back into Gatlinburg, TN. I wasn't sure what to expect to I'm so glad we visited and rode the horses! This was my favorite event of the whole week we were visiting!...More

Thank Amber G
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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us. We are glad that you had a good time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a great time, I had to come back. So I did two guided tours and loved every second of it. The guides were very kind and professional. The horses calm and patient. If I would have stayed a day longer I would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this ride. We arrived before the noon ride without reservations and were lucky that 2 spots were open for the 2 1/2 hour ride. They were able to accommodate my stepdaughter who was in a walking boot. We were asked our experience...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad ya'll loved the ride!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell the folks love what they do. Very friendly. Very safety oriented. We had a great time and our 7 year old had never ridden before. They were great and showed her what to do and not do. The trail ride was great....More

Thank Neil G
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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us. We do love what we do and we are happy ya'll enjoyed the ride!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had SUCH AN AMAZING TIME!! We’d done another horseback ride earlier in the week and the kids loved it so much decided to do it again. I wanted to try this one so my 5 year old son could go on his own horse...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us. We cant wait for your next visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with my 12 year old and 6 year old and went on the 1 hour ride. We crossed a river (which was pretty cool), went thru a tunnel, up a mountain and back down the mountain. Our guide was Dylan and he...More

Thank kadesh635
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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us. Come ride again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2.5 hour trip! Our daughter 9, sons 12 & 17 everyone had an amazing time on the horses!!! Buck was our guide he is a true outdoorsman we felt VERY safe in his capable lead!! The rest of the staff are amazing...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us. And thank goodness your stuff was found. Come ride again soon!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Smokemont Campground is opposite the Horse Stables. my Campsite was #B23 and sits in an almost complete sunny area. The campsites are spacious, clean and open. It wasn't to over crowded. The Restrooms are clean and nearby but no showers available. There a river...More

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is the best ride by far with a tunnel and a river to cross. The staff is great, the horses are well trained. The ride includes crossing a river coming and going. From horse country Ocala to Cherokee NC it is worth the ride...More

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deb w
23 April 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
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Pinkhairlady
7 August 2017|
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Response from eddielegge | Reviewed this property |
Seems like I read something to the effect of around 220-230 on the limits.
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13 December 2016|
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Response from surge55 | Reviewed this property |
5. Year olds can ride,,, prices vary,, check their website
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