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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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A TRUE SOUTHERN BELLE... OUR GUIDE MS CANDICE!

what a wonderful time my wife and parents had here. On my 80 year old mothers bucket list was to... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
ironfrog1220
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Hayden, Alabama
Breath taking

My husband and I love Cades Cove and go every year. This year we saw some horses crossing on a path... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
julieward1978
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Elk Park, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“cades cove” (82 reviews)
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10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
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+1 865-448-9009
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

what a wonderful time my wife and parents had here. On my 80 year old mothers bucket list was to ride a horse. frankly I found it hard to b believe as my mom was raised on farms and in the south her whole life,...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My husband and I love Cades Cove and go every year. This year we saw some horses crossing on a path in Cades Cove 3/18/18 and we decided to go check it out. The people were so nice and the horses were taken well care...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Even for individuals with little horse riding experience, Cades Cove Riding Stables is a safe, scenic, and enjoyable experience. Staff are friendly and do a good job with matching horses to riders.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed the scenic ride in Cades Cove. Tim was our guide and did a wonderful job! Great sense of humor. Our horses were Juliette, Stickers, and Dottie. Wonderful horses that seemed well taken care of. Will definitely be back in our next vacation.

Thank Melanie E
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This is a national treasure! Wonderful wildlife and scenery! We had some great hiking and visited historical sites!

Thank cjmccarthy
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Had such a great time! My sister and I took a ride with Michael and Pepper. They were the best!! Michael was a blast. Full of....well...a wealth of info and bad jokes. But, he pulled them off flawlessly. I rode Blue. Was told by many...More

Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We arrived early one morning to make sure we could be on the first ride out as we had other plans for the day. We were not disappointed! I do believe the name of our guide was Debbie. She was very informative and kind. She...More

Thank 71groovy
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

If you choose these stables you will have a great time! Ask for Michael as your guide and his beautiful horse Pepper! He is a very accomplished guide and rider with a wealth of knowledge about Cades Cove and he has the best bad jokes...More

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to ride horses for a long time and my husband surprised me with a ride in my favorite place in the world. This stable was beyond amazing. The horses are so beautiful, healthy, and well taken care of. We rode Colby and Ted...More

Thank Tanya H
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This was highlight of our trip!! We love Leon our guide. He took extra time to reassure one in our party that was really anxious and kept checking on us the whole trip. Ride is good length.and you cross a creek. We also got to...More

Thank FriscoHales
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nataliebrandt2018
9 February 2018|
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Response from Tanya H | Reviewed this property |
we carried our phones and took pictures. They also took pictures for us. I'm not sure about cameras. They were very helpful and accommodating though
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Theresa_G-mims
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
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momof3baldwins
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
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