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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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Very boring

We did a trip of 11 but it was really boring ,just sat in a carriage pulled through a field ,and... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2015
Not worth it!

The ride was short, maybe about 15-20 minutes. They don't have their pricess listes anywhere, so... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2015
Willow Z I
Fairfax, Virginia
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4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

We did a trip of 11 but it was really boring ,just sat in a carriage pulled through a field ,and through a small few trees ,supposedly a wood...worth about 10 dollars a head not the astronomical,cost we paid .

2  Thank LondonHighgate
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The ride was short, maybe about 15-20 minutes. They don't have their pricess listes anywhere, so they will overcharge you if they feel like they can. We were charged $48 per adult, and $25 for a 10 year old. Not impressed at all, especially not...More

3  Thank Willow Z I
Reviewed 1 January 2015

After a full day of skiing we stopped for a sleigh ride at Gentle Giants before dinner. Even though we didn't have reservations, they got us on a sleigh with a gorgeous brown horse (can't remember the breed but was told he weighed "a ton")....More

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 26 December 2014

On vacation from florida, driving through stowe we cam across gentle giants and decided to stop, we boarded the sleigh and the horse took off, the driver was not able to control the horse, he went into a full out run, she was screaming for...More

4  Thank kelly s
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Staying at Trapp, we were not amused when the sleigh rides they offered were not available on our first day there & fully booked on our second & last day. It was one of the things we had looked forward to enjoying. Fortunately, reception were...More

Thank BruceYork
Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

I loved the sleigh ride with my girlfriend. The lady driver was very nice. Took a bunch of pictures of us together in the sleigh. It was wonderful going through all the snow covered trees and looking at the beautiful scenery. The horse even put...More

1  Thank Jon T
Reviewed 18 August 2014

What a wonderful time we had on our loop along the Stowe bike path. The trip takes about one-half hour and would be particularly spectacular in fall and winter. We did enjoy Vermont's lush greenery and delightful conversation with the driver. There are several different...More

Thank MaryBethPB
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were in Stowe celebrating our 10th Anniversary. This activity was on the pricy side, but we had planned for it. The day was perfect and the fall colors were amazing! Seeing it all while enjoying a lovely carriage ride was breathtaking! The horses are...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 June 2014

A delightful time with Rochelle , our guide, and Mac , the horse . We had a nice carriage for 5. We took lots of pictures and then went for a leisure ride out to the meadow. It was about a 30 minute ride for...More

2  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Gentle Giants was a great bargain and a wonderful ride throughout the meadow near the recreation path. It was only about $35 per person and the rides are just for you and your family. Our guide Rochelle was friendly and informative. The horses were sweet...More

1  Thank lovinparadise314
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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.