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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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Address: 10018 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5000
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+1 865-448-9009
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Welcome to Cades Cove Riding Stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains...

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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We took the guided trail ride. Two of us are experienced but two weeks beginners. We all enjoyed the trip and our trail guide Joseph was very sweet and knowledgeable. The tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Bowhunter1969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We took the guided trail ride. Two of us are experienced but two weeks beginners. We all enjoyed the trip and our trail guide Joseph was very sweet and knowledgeable. The tour was about an hour long but the whole process was about 90 minutes. They do not take reservations so we signed up when we arrived at Cades Cove.... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a wonderful ride through the Smoky Mt forest. We rode through the woods and through creeks. The stables were well run and the horses well cared for.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a special time for our family at the riding stables. The kids will never forget riding horses in the woods of the great Smokey Mountains. They had an exceptional guide who made them feel very much at ease. This was my grandkids first time riding horses and they absolutely loved sharing that with their parents. We will be doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I cant say enough good things. It was extremely fun. The guide put my 9 year old daughter at ease whwn informed she'd be riding her own horse. They also told us history of the area as we rode through. They have horse and carriages, horses, safety gear. I want to go back just thinking about it.

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Thank Ashli T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Together with our 8 yo daughter we took a ride on 8/10, which was very nice. The horses were very nice and calm and the guide (Frank) took very good care of the group (6 people in total), making sure everybody was doing OK. The horses seem to be well taken care of. The ride takes about an hour and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time riding through Cades Cove. The horses were clean and well trained! Our guide Edward was very entertaining and made the trip extra fun!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This place was awesome. My 7 & 12 year old had some much fun. It was their first time riding a horse. Our guide Edward was so nice. He even took pictures with our phones. I would so recommend this place for all ages. Will differently do again next time we're in town.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife, our daughter, and three grandchildren went to Cades Cove and rented horses at the stables there for an equine trek in the woods. It was great fun, and worked for all the ages (10-69). The personnel couldn't have been nicer, and they worked hard to be sure that each of us had the right horse, taking into account... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A great stop for a family with kids young and old! We had 2 with NO experience and they set them up on horses that fit them perfectly! Guide was awesome and horses were well taken care of!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this ride. The barn manager Leon allowed my 8 year old drive the biggie and then switched to allow my 3 year old to dive too. He was wonderful in helping my children build wondrous memories!

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