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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

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Address: 4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
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Nice ride

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
KJG1972
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Lincoln
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a sleigh ride and called this place multiple times with no answer, it said the mail box was full. The next day we stopped by on our way to another location. We spoke with the gentleman and scheduled our ride. The ride itself was just ok. You go thru a field and down along the stream... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a bit wobbly so if your unsure on your feet be extra careful. We were... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 some cross country skiers during our trip. We were provided a heavy vinyl coated blanket... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 steps are unsteady. But the driver helps you and it is actually easier than it... More 

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Thank Vsa800
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 many in the area.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 ice and snow. The ride was about 25 or 30 minutes, just enough in the... More 

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Troy, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 got up early enought to enjoy breakfast, check out of the Inn and we headed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank KJG1972
Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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2 Thank Lynn C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 retain the snow better than do the locations of their primary competitors. Mike, our driver,... More 

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