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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

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4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
+1 888-460-5567
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Beautiful ride!

We have never been on a sleigh ride and what better place than in Vermont! We were the only two in... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Jacksonville, FL
Over the River and Through the Woods...

I had always wanted to take a one horse open sleigh ride in Vermont during the winter, so that is... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
St. Louis, MO
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  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
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“bitter cold” (2 reviews)
4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
+1 888-460-5567
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have never been on a sleigh ride and what better place than in Vermont! We were the only two in the sleigh which made it very nice and private. The driver made sure she helped us in the sleigh with some steps. They are...More

Thank broomhilda04
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had always wanted to take a one horse open sleigh ride in Vermont during the winter, so that is one of the reasons we came to Vermont, and I was not disappointed. We traveled along the river and through the woods and even saw...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It was bitter cold and the wind was blowing hard but our ride was great. We had Jack the horse who was very amusing. The warm red blanket cut the chill right down. It is a little icy where you get on, and the plastic...More

Thank Vsa800
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We recently went with 8 adults and 8 children on a sleigh ride at Gentle Giants. The spot is beautiful and location convenient to Stowe Mountain, but the ride was only 13 minutes and incredibly expensive. I recommend seeking other sleigh operators - there are...More

1  Thank Leonora W
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had an appt for 11, showed up at 10:15 and were taken on our ride by owner Rochelle immediately. My daughter and I had a wonderful time. The horses are well taken care of and healthy. We had Jack, and he was sure-footed on the...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I hate to give a terrible rating but we booked a carriage ride for our weekend away. We were celebrating our 35th Anniversary and we were so looking forward to this romantic ride. I had scheduled a ride at 11:00 am on Sunday 10/30/16. We...More

9  Thank Gracielufb
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife an I took the ride in August 2015. The woman who operates the sleigh was very nice. Beautiful well cared for horse. Nice trails. We would like to go back for a winter sleigh ride with the kids. We have recommended to others.

3  Thank KJG1972
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I've never ridden in a horse dawn sleigh before. One of so many highlights of the trip. Yes it was cold, but very much worth the effort.

2  Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Did my research in advance of this trip to find a good source for a sleigh ride--a bucket list item for my wife. Due to the lower than usual amount of snow in Stowe this year, only one --Gentle Giants--could deliver. Their location seems to...More

7  Thank ranger002015
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Booked a quick little excursion one afternoon on a whim. The gentleman giving us our ride was very sweet and gave us a little history lesson on Stowe and the surrounding area. It was bitter cold that day but with all of our ski gear...More

1  Thank Pizzachick1
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14 September 2015|
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Not sure about all year long. I wanna say it was like $250 for 5 adults - the price is determined on the size of the sleigh , not the people.