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Smokemont Riding Stables

#1 of 7 Outdoor Activities in Cherokee Features Animals
135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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Such a great company!

This was our second time riding with this company and we will definitely be back again! First of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bridie R
Titusville, Florida, United States
via mobile
Great ride!

We did the 2 1/2 hr. waterfall ride on July 4th. Even though it was lightly raining, we had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica E
Farley, Iowa
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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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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time riding with this company and we will definitely be back again! First of all, we felt very confident. The guide will even tie onto your horse if you need it...though we didn't. Some of the trails felt a little scary...More

Thank Bridie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 1/2 hr. waterfall ride on July 4th. Even though it was lightly raining, we had a great time. There was enough canopy cover to keep most of the rain off of us, plus we all had rain repellent jackets. Our guide's...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went horseback riding a few weeks ago on June 15, 2017. Now that I am home I had to write this review. First of all I am not a horseback rider at all. I have had problems with a horse I was riding sitting...More

1  Thank marlin1357
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time ever on a horse for me-we had a group of 13 from age 5 to 65 and had a great time on the 1 hr trail ride. Superb trip for the value! Will absolutely do it again when in the area. Staff was...More

Thank eddielegge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful and polite staff, beautiful horses and gorgeous trail ride to the waterfall. Buck was our guide, he was great. All around wonderful time spent in nature.

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went on the 1 hour ride which was just enough for us. A very nice ride through the woods and across a stream. Carly, our guide was great as was the rest of the staff that we encountered. I would highly recommend this stable.

Thank EMY33455
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved the whole experience. We did the 2.5 hr waterfall ride leaving at 3 pm in the afternoon. It's clear these guys are great horsemen and women, and they have a divine location to show visitors. They know the personalities of the horses...More

Thank becduncs
Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a great way to spend time in the woods of the Park. The staff at the stables were fantastic -- great orientation, helpful hints, and lots of info about the habitat through which we rode. Carly was a great guide. She made us feel...More

Thank BandB-1508
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The stable is well-tended, the horses are well-trained, and the staff is respectful of people, of animals, and of the national park lands. My favorite part of the ride was crossing two streams, both going and coming. I also enjoyed the remote feeling of being...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Our guide was excellent. He was so polite and patient with us. Explained everything as we went and addressed us with yes ma'am, no ma'am. Beautiful scenery. Horses are very well taken care of. Would highly recommend.

Thank Tony K
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13 December 2016|
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Response from mommamia30189 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can,, we didn't have any young children with us so I am not certain, but they are quick to email you back or call the number on their website. It was an awesome experience- we had a great time.
Kyle B
7 September 2016|
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Response from tmgeister | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain but they did have a place for unloading for people bringing their own horses. If you were to call they should be able to tell you. I would say if yes be certain you really know your horses capabilities... More
Kassidy J
1 July 2016|
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Response from Myflowergirls2 | Reviewed this property |
I would not consider my family "pros" at horseback riding at all but we have gone riding on many vacations in many different locations. Every experience was completely different. My son doesn't love to ride horses but goes... More