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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
+1 865-448-9009
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The Great Horse Adventure For Our Family Of Four

The Best Riding Stable in the Smokies Four of us (two adults, two young adults) recently took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer D
Pinellas Park, Florida
The Best Riding Stable in the Smokies

Four of us (two adults, two young teens) recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cades Cove. The National Park's only authorized riding stables in Cades Cove Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. If you have a hearty frontier spirit and are ready to hit the trail, come take pleasure in some wholesome outdoor fun at our stable area. You will be greeted by our Guides, who are committed to providing you with a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Cades Cove. Cades Cove Riding Stables offers adventure options for the entire family who wish to enjoy the magnificent Cades Cove. We specialize in providing Guided Horseback, Carriage, and Hay rides for National Park visitors who desire an alternative method of enjoying the scenic splendor of the park. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even learn a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of a historic settlement period.
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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
+1 865-448-9009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Riding Stable in the Smokies Four of us (two adults, two young adults) recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to drive up to Cades Cove to go horseback riding. I'm so glad we did! The lady in the office was...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us (two adults, two young teens) recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to drive up to Cades Cove to go horseback riding. I'm so glad we did! Julie met us in the office and we super nice. She gave us...More

Thank csa1861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ride a lot but these horses were the best ever. You won't Trot or canter but the trail is nice. Our guide was super interesting and nice. Very clean facility and the horses are treated great. This whole place was a must do experience!

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ride in the Smokies. First time my wife and I have been on horses in many years very gentle with the guide Michael was great. Can't wait to come back and do it again.

Thank Infernotheclown
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was our 2nd day of riding in the park. Our 1st day, at another stable, was a real disaster. This one could not have gone any better. Had a great conversation with Edward before the ride just hanging out around the stables to learn...More

2  Thank oldguyindy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The staff there was very caring after knowing that I had little experience of horse riding. They gave me a gentle horse called Julia who is such a beautiful horse. It was great experience to ride horses in Smoky.

Thank jade y
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We are inexperienced riders and had a great time. The staff was very friendly, the stables were clean, and our guide was great. The trail was beautiful and secluded and we even saw some deer. Our horses were gentle and obviously well cared for. The...More

Thank SkipBittman
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Love Cades Cove! We have been going there for several years and if you time it right you will see a lot of wildlife. This is the second time we took the Ranger led hayride. The ranger-Nelson, I believe that was his name was very...More

Thank pdjdc2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Love this Riding stable. The staff is very friendly and attend to the riders very carefully. Most enjoyable whether novice or experienced. The views are gorgeous and very good chances of wildlife encounters. We actually viewed momma bear and three cubs this year. The horses...More

Thank Gatormammie
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went twice. First with Briar, then Sarah. Horses were great. Fun trip. We'll be back for sure. Price was fair too. Briar catered perfectly to everyone and had great conversations with the group, told stories, even saw a bear climb a tree. Sarah was...More

Thank Jacky C
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21 March 2016|
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Response from Jack B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the guided activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Cades Cove Riding Stables. Carriages and horseback rides depart continually throughout the day. Horseback rides are... More
17 March 2016|
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Response from Glenn B | Reviewed this property |
They take you along a path that loops through the woods away from the vehicle loop. A section of the trail crosses the vehicle loop near the exit. The time of year you go depends on what wildlife you will see. The guides... More
8 July 2015|
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Response from Kenneth S | Reviewed this property |
They have smaller horses since one of the people in our group was a young girl. I didn't see ponies, but it was difficult to see into the stables. You should contact them directly.