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Smokemont Riding Stables

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Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
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+1 828-497-2373
09:00 - 17:00
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Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains...

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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Such a great place....

I just loved these stables. The horses are beautiful and so well taken care of, which is extremely important to me, and the staff is very nice as well. I hadn't ridden in a very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just loved these stables. The horses are beautiful and so well taken care of, which is extremely important to me, and the staff is very nice as well. I hadn't ridden in a very long time, so I let them know that, and they picked a very handsome boy named Ruger for me to ride on. He was just... More 

Thank lizzieMiamiFL
Bridgeport Al
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well trained trail horses, led by very experienced guides. Horses are well taken care of, which is important to an animal lover like me. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. The riding trails are very scenic, tranquil, and it's a great experience for novice to expert rider.

1 Thank funforfamily2011
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have rode here twice before..Beautiful ride..This time however not so great..Our last two visits we had great guides..Esp Tim..Talked to us..Very friendly..We got Ray this time round. He is an older gentlemen that had the personality of a rock..Stir-up needed to be raised and we asked..He was very rude and made you feel like a idiot..The one horse we... More 

3 Thank Lisa J
Elizabeth C, Manager at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this review

Im glad you had two great rides with us.Im sorry you was disappointed this time. I was suprised to see this review. When your group returned, I asked if you all had a good time? The lady that paid for the ride said yes , you all had a good ride. I wish you would have spoke to me before... More 

North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 2 young daughters to go riding. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous and Randy, our guide, helped my first time rider (6 years old) feel comfortable and have a great time. This is a must for anyone visiting the Great Smokey Mountains to see its beauty!!

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I took my teenage son and his girlfriend on the 1 hour ride. I took my camera and they even stopped halfway and took pictures for us. The staff was amazing told us everything in advance even help you on and off the horses. If you have questions they are very helpful. I recommend taking an adventure with this company.

Thank Jeanette J
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband booked this for us both we had a 2.5 hour horse back ride which at first I was really nervous but I really did enjoy it in the end it was a great experience I think I was 7 the last time I had a trot on a horse, my horse Robin was keen and right up the... More 

1 Thank Lilkentkitchen123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The team are so friendly here and the horses seem well cared for and quite tame compared to some I have seen/ridden. They cater for all abilities and ages with a variety of options for rides. So glad we booked this one of the many in this area. We would recommend if you want to visit the national park and... More 

Thank Gr3d
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This stable is very professionally run and conveniently located. Our guide Buck was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and was happy to share his knowledge of the park, its plants and history. He was also quite an accomplished horseman and also shared his love of gaited horses. The horse were surprisingly energetic though still well behaved. Several private riders on the... More 

Thank Lisa H
Rock Spring, Georgia
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our ride with Smokemont Riding Stables so much. The ride was beautiful! The staff are friendly and helpful. The horses are well trained. This was the highlight of our weekend away!

Thank fgrayson
McCordsville, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We have ridden horses in a long time so we took the hour ride. Very enjoyable time. Our guide was very talkative and great knowledge of the area. I can't remember his name but he was from Charlotte. We will 2.5 hour next time to see water fall. We will be back!!!!

Thank co3wc1

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