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Wild Iris Farm

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2 Lakewood Farm Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7431
+1 207-288-5234
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Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

While walking near the Harbor I heard the clopping of hooves and saw two gorgeous horses pulling a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
sls8806
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Sugar Land, Texas
Thumper and Blossom

This was definitely the highlight of our trip. The horses, Thumper and Blossom were exceptional... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
jholmgre
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Ames, Iowa
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Enjoy the historic town of Bar Harbor via Wild Iris Farm's horse-drawn carriage and experience the romantic, slow-paced travel from a by-gone era. Our beautiful vis-a-vis carriage, drawn by a matching team of Shire horses, holds six passengers. Rides leave from 55 West Street between the Whale Watch Building and the Harborside Inn and start at $25/person (May-June, Sept-Oct), $30/person (July-August), special discounted rates for children for 30-minute public rides; $120-$150 for private. Add a magical memory to your wedding by riding in our special wedding carriages. Call us for availability and reservation.
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“carriage ride” (15 reviews)
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2 Lakewood Farm Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7431
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

While walking near the Harbor I heard the clopping of hooves and saw two gorgeous horses pulling a multi seat carriage come to a stop and park. The two Shires were drawing quite the crowd so with time to kill I decided to take the...More

Thank sls8806
sandi r, Front Office Manager at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for taking a tour with Wild Iris Farm's Shire horses! It was our pleasure to show you beautiful and historic Bar Harbor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your carriage ride and hope you will come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was definitely the highlight of our trip. The horses, Thumper and Blossom were exceptional. We went on all of Mr Rockefeller's old carriage roads. What a beautiful experience! The guide was outstanding in her knowledge of her team and the history. She was absolutely...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We took a horse and carriage tour in a large, covered carriage with open sides that holds 12 people comfortably. The pair of horses were Shire horses, very clean, well trained and looked well cared for. The tour lasted about 1 hour and at the...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful review. We are always pleased when someone enjoys not only the tour, but the attention to detail and care that we give to our horses. They are members of our family and are very important to us. It...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Fantastic 45 minute trip around bar harbour pulled by two shires. Both Mark and Sandy were great at parting information on us.

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We pleased that you enjoyed your carriage tour with Wild Iris farm's shire horses! Our goal is to provide you with some historical information along with a touch of humor combined with gorgeous views of Bar Harbor. Thank you for riding with us!

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

After getting off the cruise ship with nothing planned we stumbled on this carriage ride. The 45 minute ride was very informative and the local history was interesting and amazing. Mark did an outstanding job in his explanations of local buildings and events. We highly...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

It makes us happy that you enjoyed your carriage tour with our shire horses. Marc is not only an excellent carriage teamster, he also thoroughly enjoys educating our customers about our quaint little village. Thank you for discovering us and we hope the rest of...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

I'm sure we arrived in Bar Harbor on the coldest day of the year the wind was biting! We had booked the tour prior to taking our cruise and knew that they would have blankets for us and we weren't disappointed. The driver and coachperson...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Wild Iris Farm's downtown carriage tours. I remember that day and how cold it was and how brave you all were to sit in an open carriage! What an amazing and enjoyable...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Spotted the carriage and 2 beautiful draft horses as my husband and I were wandering through Bar Harbor. Bought a couple of tickets and climbed on board and back in time to when Bar Harbor was the summer playground for the rich. I have been...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your carriage tour with us while learning a little history of Bar Harbor's Golden Age. It was our pleasure to show you our little town and we hope...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friend and I had a plan to go on a trail riding vacation. We considered Ireland, England or going out West. But I have two horses and a truck and trailer and thought, wouldn't it be great if there was place within a days...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review, Leila. We really do appreciate feed-back from our boarders, letting us know what we did wrong or right and how we can improve our services. You are correct in that we strongly feel that our boarders should enjoy their...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great outing for a family with kids 4 and older. It's only 45 min long, so they won't get to board and wiggly. The driver stops frequently for photo ops and gives a wonderful talk on the history of the island. Afterwards...More

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sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for your comments! We do try and make our carriage tours family friendly so the little ones can enjoy themselves along with the adults. As for our Shire drafts, they enjoy the petting as much as the kids. We hope you will be...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016

The horse-drawn wagon tour was wonderful! Lots of history, interesting stories and a lovely way to see the town of Bar Harbor. Highly recommend it!!

Thank Suzi S
sandi r, Owner at Wild Iris Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

So glad you all enjoyed your carriage tour! Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is much appreciated. We hope the rest of your visit to Bar Harbor was pleasurable also.

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hpliska
25 August 2017|
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Response from sandi r | Property representative |
Hi, there - we do not have any availability for those dates - sorry!
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JessM-7
17 March 2016|
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Response from sandi r | Property representative |
Hi, Jessica! How wonderful that your and your children will be visiting Bar Harbor this summer! Wild iris Farm's Shire horses would be proud to show you around downtown in our vis-à-vis carriage which can hold up to 6... More
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