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Next to Heaven Adventure

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A Touch of "Heaven"

This was truly an amazing, memorable experience. The owners are warm & welcoming with true southern... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Sebastian, Florida
Awesome horseback riding adventure!

Highly recommended! No guide! No helmet required! Staff were friendly and they do not combine... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Marietta, Georgia
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1239 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-3416
+1 865-448-6947
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited during December when other stables had closed for the season. Comparing this experience to past experiences at other stables, I felt a bit disappointed. The horses did not seem well-cared for and the cost was quite a bit more than other stables in...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was truly an amazing, memorable experience. The owners are warm & welcoming with true southern hospitality. I was able choose the horse I wanted to ride, a beautiful black & white American Paint. Hubby was on the lead horse. We got to experience the...More

1  Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Highly recommended! No guide! No helmet required! Staff were friendly and they do not combine groups. The horses were calm, well behaved and obedient. The horses know the trail well! And the ride was not just for beginners - steep slopes up and down. This...More

1  Thank catlady100
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Springfield, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We are both experienced riders so we wanted an unguided ride, because we thought it would be more fun without a group of people being with us. The staff was super friendly. The ride was about an hour and while we was on the overlook,...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I had some friends come into town to visit and one of them wanted to go horseback riding. We wanted to try a new place as we had gone riding at another place in the Smoky Mountains last year. We decided to try Next to...More

2  Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I were here a few days ago with our 3 kids, the youngest being 7. We had the most incredible time and the staff was super nice and made my children feel very safe. It was their first time riding a horse...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have been riding horses my whole life and have visited many stables in the surrounding areas. Next to Heaven is by far the absolute best place to spend your hard earned money and time. The horse riding trail is through the woods and up...More

2  Thank travelchanneljunkie
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We decided to try out Next to heaven because of all the great reviews. The place is great and the owners are lovely people. The horses are trained very well, our kids are 6 & 7 and they were fine to ride on their own,...More

Thank grainne12
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the best! The staff are very nice! Its the only unguided horse back riding in the Smokies and from the top there is an outstanding view!!!

Thank Dylan M
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The horses were excellent wonderful ride, need to try it. The owners are super nice it's Fair priced and well worth it.

Thank Christina C
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Donna B
24 July 2018|
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Response from Tammy W | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April and my daughter and I rode without a guide. They advertise they are guideless, horses know where to go. It’s a nice trail, pretty scenery, great people. I. Sure you’ll enjoy it.
8 April 2018|
Response from Davistravels | Reviewed this property |
They really want to go at their own pace. Also the workers want you to let them go at their own pace. We took our time and someone came up the hill to find out why we were taking so long. We also galloped a little.
Chelsea P
29 January 2018|
Response from Davistravels | Reviewed this property |
We did not notice a weight limit. You would have to check with them about that. The price was $40, for self guided tour. We took our time and enjoyed every bit of the ride.