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Smokemont Riding Stables

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Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: +1 828-497-2373
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Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains...

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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Waterfall Trail Ride

I had a wonderful time, everyone is so friendly and the horses are beautiful and well trained. The trail was amazingly beautiful. I would highly recommend Smokemont Stables!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Franklin, North Carolina
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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had a wonderful time, everyone is so friendly and the horses are beautiful and well trained. The trail was amazingly beautiful. I would highly recommend Smokemont Stables!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you enjoy riding horses and getting to see some beautiful sights, you will love Smokemont! Every time I travel to the Great Smokey Mountains, I make it a point to stop and ride. The guides treat you like family, and the horses are well taken care of. I went on the Waterfall ride this time and wasn't disappointed! The... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We took the 2.5 hour waterfall ride and it was amazing. Our guide, Carli, was awesome, the horses were so well trained I barely had to hold on to the reins, and the view was spectacular. This was an amazing experience. We can't wait to go back and go on the 4 hour ride!

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we came back again and had another GREAT ride. Our Guide was personable and took his time to be sure that all riders needs were met. Pictures were encouraged during the ride. Dillon our guide told us about the history of the area and pointed out many points of interest. We will keep coming back to Smoke Mount Stables Always... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband grew up on horses, but I hadn't been on one for (cough, cough!) years, so we only went for a one-hour ride. They kindly appointed me to a slim Tennessee Walker with a smooth gait, while the fella got a lovely, lazy Percheron. Our guide, Cody, was attentive and engaging (congrats on your upcoming wedding, sir!), and the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Always a pleasure and beautiful views! I was pleasantly surprised to be able to secure a ride on my ole horse-mate "GUS" from last year. The facilities, staff, and horses were all very professional (yes, even the horses). The weather was absolutely beautiful. Smokemont has become a "must" when we visit Bryson on our yearly trip. We love the city,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Horse back riding in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! We were a group of 7, 4 adults, 3 kids (ages 9, 10, and 13), everyone loved it! Very professional establishment. Great scenery! Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience here! Will definitely come back and ride again. Very beautiful scenery! An all around beautiful place to visit and a spectacular experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had such a great time!! Sonny was our guide and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We all felt very safe and the area we rode in was beautiful. We just did the one hour ride, but i would try the 2.5 one next time because we enjoyed it so much. The horses were very well... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My family and I are locals, living in Bryson City. My middle daughter loves horses, and for her 10th birthday 3 years ago, she wanted to go horseback riding - so we went to the Smokemont Riding Stables to do their 1 hour ride (a great beginner ride). She turned 13 today and we returned to Smokemont to do their... More 

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