Another popular question in the Blue Ridge Travel Forums is where can we go Horse Back riding?!?
This is one activity my family and I have not had the opportunity to try out ourselves yet, but the following three companies get great reviews from other travelers. So here they are for you to research yourselves. If you have tried any of these locations please leave us a comment and let us know what you thought so other guests will know where to head to while they are here visiting!
Appalachian Trail Rides at S & T Stables is a full service experienced trail riding facility offering a variety of packages to make your time in the Appalachian Mountains as memorable as possible. They claim to have 30 years experience, and say they are here to make the most of your ride as they guide you through 250 acres of pristine private land. Meander alongside lakes, creeks, and breathtaking mountain views! Allow us to show you a memory to last a lifetime!
Looks like Riders have to be at least 6 years old and weigh no more than 260lbs to go on a trail ride. They do have pony rides for those with children under 5 years of age.
Trail rides start at $42 for groups over 9 people and go up from there for various options. More detailed pricing can be seen on their site here.
The S&T Stables are located at 4100 Cutcane Road, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. Which if you staying with us at Woodhaven then it is just a short 8 mile or 15 min drive away. You can reach them by phone at (706) 374-0362 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
From their Front page:
Visiting the Blue Ridge Georgia Mountains is not complete without a trip to Blanche Manor!
With outstanding animals, first time riders can go for a leisurely stroll or the seasoned veteran can saddle up to really put their mount through its paces. Our staff is second to none. They set the standard for customer satisfaction and safety.
Have an amazing adventure on trails that are a view into the unspoiled beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wild life and wild flowers can be seen throughout the seasons.
Visit Blanche Manor in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall for year round horseback riding adventures in Blue Ridge, Georgia! Envision the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains where you can saddle up to ride through a shady forest trail or embark into a snowy winter wonderland.
From their FAQ page it states that Riders must be older than 6 years old and less than 220lbs. They do also offer Pony rides for those under the age of 6 years old. Pricing looks to start at $42 for their trail rides.
Blanche Manor is located in Copperhill, TN. If you are staying at our cabin it is just about 15miles or just a 28 min car ride away. You can reach them by phone at (706) 455-7433 or by email at email@example.com
From their homepage:
Cowgirl Up Stables! We are a family friendly horseback riding company nestled in the breath taking Blue Ridge Mountains. We specialize in rides for beginners lead by our very experienced, professional trail guides at the lowest prices in North Georgia! Our horses are perfect for any experience level and know how to do their jobs very well! We look forward to riding with you!
On their pricing page it is harder to find the exact age and weight limits, but I do see one mention of 6 and up. Their pricing seems to be the most affordable of the three with a novice 30min ride starting at $22.50
CowGirl Up Stables is located at: 327 Cashes Valley Rd. Cherry Log, Ga 30522
From the Woodhaven Cabin this is just a 12.5 mile or 25 min car ride per Google Maps
CowGirl Up can be reached via Phone at (706) 258-BARN(2276) and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Have a horseback riding experience with any of the providers or have a different recommendation? Email me @ email@example.com and I will update the article!