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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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Relaxing and Easy-going

If riding horses everyday was like our experience at Smokemont I’d do it! Our family had a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NLHicks
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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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Nervous First Rider

I booked my husband and I on the 1 hour early morning ride. I've never been on a horse and was... read more

Reviewed 3 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%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour ride” (104 reviews)
“waterfall ride” (22 reviews)
“well taken care” (24 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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"experienced riders"
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"longer ride"
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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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"highlight of our trip"
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"great guide"
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"great pictures"
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"great smokey mountains"
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"national park"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If riding horses everyday was like our experience at Smokemont I’d do it! Our family had a wonderful time. We were treated with respect and patience. We had varying levels of experience and the staff picked good horses for us all. Dylan was our guide....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked my husband and I on the 1 hour early morning ride. I've never been on a horse and was quite nervous but had read a lot of the reviews in here and being that this is something I wanted to experience thought we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Jeremiah was a great guide, wife and I had a great morning ride, keep up the good work guys, thoroughly professional group of folks, many thanks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great family visit! It was my first time on a horse, EVER. The guide was fun and the horses were awesome! Levi was the best :)

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

We are glad you enjoyed riding Levi for your first ride. Thank you for your review and choosing to ride with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are experienced riders. It was nice that we had our own guide and group. The horses were well trained. We did the 1.5 hour trail ride to the waterfall. Just beautiful country!!

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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try Smokemont Riding Stables because of the reviews. I'm always a bit skeptical of solid 5 star reviews, but this one deserves it. The young lady who took our reservation was very patient and kind when we booked. I was driving, and had...More

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect trip for first timers. I went with a 14 and 15 yo that had never ridden. The guides select horses then assist with mounting and give a quick intro with specifics to your horse. Mine liked to stop and snack occasionally and I was...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year we have done a 2 1/2 hour waterfall ride with our children-they loves it so much they wanted to go back this year. The guides are courteous and helpful, and the trail is gorgeous.

Thank Stephanie L
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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to come back and ride again with us. We appreciate your business and your review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn’t riden in years. They picked my horse for the hour ride. The horse’s name was Roan, and although he was big, he was a gentle giant. Cassie was our guide and she did a wonderful job of teaching us how to ride on...More

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the family for a 1 hour horseback ride. Horses seemed healthy and well maintained. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They even helped our anxious 7 yr old to get on the horse. She was asking to ride again by the end of the ride!...More

Thank Joseph E
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Elizabeth C, Owner at Smokemont Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for riding with us. Come again if you get a chance .

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Selina A
16 May 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Property representative |
1 hr ride is $35 per rider. 2.5 hr ride is $87.50 per rider. 4 hr ride is $140 per rider. Wagon ride is $15 per rider.
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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
6 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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