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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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Awesome Experience

We went on Monday afternoon on the 1hour ride, it was the best experience we had while we were in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erica T
Better than we ever expected

As someone who grew up on the back horse I was hesitant that this would be touresty but it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on Monday afternoon on the 1hour ride, it was the best experience we had while we were in Cherokee, NC. I had never rode a horse before and the guide was very helpful and friendly made my experience GREAT. Glad we did this...More

Thank Erica T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As someone who grew up on the back horse I was hesitant that this would be touresty but it definitely wasn't. We did the 2 1/2 ride which was perfect for an afternoon. The trails are super exciting due to how narrow and steep they...More

Thank AuntieEmily94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two teenaged daughters wanted to take a horseback ride through the mountains on our recent trip to Smoky Mountain National Park. We chose Smokemont based on other reviews. Since neither of them had riden before we were looking for a place that would take...More

Thank DebD928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the 2.5 hour ride to a waterfall. Our guide, Dylan, was a nice young man. The horses knew the trail extremely well and I felt confidant even though part of the trail seemed very narrow! I would love to visit...More

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awsome! The ride was beautiful, certainly for beginners. But I, as an advanced rider also had the best time. For me the happiness of the horses is really important, and they are super wellicht cared for, friendly and sensitive. Randy showed me...More

Thank Chris1989_R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were hesitant to go horseback riding. Neither of us had much experience riding, and hadn't been on a horse in about 40 years. After speaking to the guide we felt comfortable giving it a shot. We took the one hour trail...More

1  Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended! We chose the 1 hour trail ride. It was my husband & I, along with our 22 year old daughter. Beautiful scenery, just you and nature. Our trail guide, Tim, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and even offered to take pictures of us on...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I tried to get out of it, but I'm glad I didn't. Had zero experience and still think I did ok. Staff was very friendly. No reservations and was on horseback within an hour. My horse was great "Petey" and the guide went out of...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Three of us went for an hour long trail ride. Beautiful scenery, friendly folks and healthy horses! We had a great time!

Thank Barb F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

As old as I am, I'd never ridden a horse until last week at Smokemont stables! And it was a wonderful experience! All the staff were very encouraging, and our guide, (Darius, I think?) was just great...very calm, with great stories about riding in the...More

1  Thank AnnieJ52
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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.
13 December 2016|
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Response from mommamia30189 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can,, we didn't have any young children with us so I am not certain, but they are quick to email you back or call the number on their website. It was an awesome experience- we had a great time.
Kyle B
7 September 2016|
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Response from tmgeister | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain but they did have a place for unloading for people bringing their own horses. If you were to call they should be able to tell you. I would say if yes be certain you really know your horses capabilities... More