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Banner Elk Stables

#3 of 4 Outdoor Activities in Banner Elk Features Animals
Banner Elk, NC
+1 828-898-5424
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Nice Ride

My family of four had a nice ride. The guide was extremely patient with my young son who wasn't... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2014
Rockville, Maryland
nice place to ride

$40 for an hour. Nice trail and knowledgeable guides. Horses were gentle although Scout was a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2014
Junette H
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Guided horse-tours for all ages with spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible18%
1 Jan 2016
29 Dec 2015
“Got rained out”
Banner Elk, NC
+1 828-898-5424
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

My family of four had a nice ride. The guide was extremely patient with my young son who wasn't quite strong enough to nudge his horse along. Our horses were generally responsive, and there were some nice views along the trail. In contrast to some...More

3  Thank Bluestruck
Reviewed 22 June 2014

$40 for an hour. Nice trail and knowledgeable guides. Horses were gentle although Scout was a little grumpy. Good value

Thank Junette H
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

We visited again this year and loved it. They saddled up my daughter's favorite horse, Kid after she mentioned him. I really like the fact that they take in and adopt dogs an cats that need a home. The horses are like family and even...More

2  Thank DDGreene87
Reviewed 5 September 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful time horseback riding with our guide, Brian. We took to a high country trail with fantastic vistas all around us. Accompanied by all the stables' dogs, it was a real fun country experience. Brian gave a running commentary...More

Thank dialer01
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Five of us on a mountain trail, it was great! Reasonable prices, and a fun guide. It rained, making it all the more exciting.

1  Thank M T
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We brought our two son's to this farm last September. I do not think we will be returning this September. We too were greeted by many, many dogs that did not appear healthy. We also questioned if the horses were treated fairly. The guide who...More

3  Thank KAD0929
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My daughter and I took our first ride in the mountains here. I was excited to find a place that was reasonably priced and close to where we were staying. The views are spectacular, but I must agree about the trails and the horses. Compared...More

6  Thank Tara S
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Very nice guide (Justin). Great price. Nothing fancy about the ranch. Trail is rocky, but beautiful area to ride through

4  Thank lori r
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We enjoyed our trail ride so much. There were beautiful views of Grandfather Mtn. from the trail. The farm is very rustic and there were lots of farm dogs and cats, but that didn't bother me as I grew up on a farm and knew...More

3  Thank suzieq45
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Well not knowing what to expect I can say it was enjoyable. The guide was very patient and understanding of an individuals needs I am almost 70 and not really in best of shape for this activity but was able to enjoy it Highl recommend...More

2  Thank PatM2631
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Monica W
23 July 2015|
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Jeans! And we all wore sneakers. I wore my toms.