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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 scenery

We enjoyed the ride more than we thought we would. It's a classic "over the river and through the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard C
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Gaithersburg`, United States
Nice to try

This is a good thing to do once. The sleigh, harness and horse is beautiful. The people are very... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
danamc01
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Branchville, South Carolina
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4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
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+1 888-460-5567
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ride more than we thought we would. It's a classic "over the river and through the woods" trip. Covered bridge, through the forest along the river, some fields. Beautiful view of Stowe Ski area and Mt. Mansfield when the horse turns around...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a good thing to do once. The sleigh, harness and horse is beautiful. The people are very nice. I guess the expectation that the ride would be a bit longer and more scenic was my only disappointment. The area is quite close to...More

2  Thank danamc01
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Nice relaxing ride through the woods. The Percheron horses are beautiful and didn't have any trouble pulling the sleigh.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I guess nothing is more Christmas-y than a one-horse open sleigh ride through the woods. It was actually snowing when we took our ride, which made it even more magical. The owner provides heavy blankets to keep you warm. The ride is relatively short...about 20-25...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We were given money to do the sleigh ride as a gift for Christmas. When we asked around about prices, everyone said something different. Some said $35 others said $40... turned out to be $40 per person which is EXPENSIVE but okay since we were...More

2  Thank Maddie S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very nice relaxing carriage ride on a sunny fall day. It was through mostly fields with some woods but the colors were beautiful. The owner is very freindly has numerous different carriages and seems to be restoring some as well. The horses are a french...More

1  Thank Malinda53
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It's so inviting to see the horses and buggies beside the Mountain Road in Stowe. What a calm, comfortable ride. The horses are well taken care of and very calm. It's very romantic and scenic. It would be very worth your while to try a...More

Thank Brent W
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We took a ride on a carriage and it was a fun time, going through the woods nearby. The horses are very impressive, and we also were able to pet the horses and get some great photos. This is a nice unique activity for Stowe...More

1  Thank IlliniRon
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Beautiful draft horses. Nice lady. Our horse, Jack, took us through the woods and fields on a beautiful VT day. The ride is only 1/2 hour. It was a fun thing to do.

1  Thank ruth4HMB
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Although short, the sleigh ride is everything you would expect in this winter wonderland. Kudos to the very friendly staff. Another enjoyable experience in VT. Thanks!

Thank neslyn
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NancyJan2013
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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.
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