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Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides

Gold Fork River, Donnelly, ID
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Amazing!

This is such a great experience if you like animals. A team of three draft horses took us on a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Terri A
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New Meadows, Idaho
"A Promise well kept"

Because I share the same last name Ive gone previously. This time was amazing! The young man who... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
ourtimes2018
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Nampa, Idaho
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Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides is a chance to view Rocky Mountain Elk and other wildlife on the scenic surrounding mountains in Long Valley located near Donnelly and the Tamarack Ski Resort and Recreational Area in the heart of the mountains of central Idaho.
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“all ages” (2 reviews)
“elk” (10 reviews)
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Gold Fork River, Donnelly, ID
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is such a great experience if you like animals. A team of three draft horses took us on a sleigh to experience a herd of elk. You sit on alfalfa hay bales which is the attraction to the elk. The elk continue to return...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Because I share the same last name Ive gone previously. This time was amazing! The young man who drives that team has earned my respect for life. It was my girls first time " A time of her life " she has told me (over...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This was such a fun experience! The operators were very apologetic in that the wild elk herd was about 90 minutes late from their normal, expected time to feed. We waited in our warm car and watched for the elk to arrive along the treeline....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is one Donnelly activity that you don't want to miss! We were thrilled with our experience on the sleigh ride and when organizing our trip with Scott and Jessica. The weather was perfect, the horses were beautiful, and the ride was comfortable. They happily...More

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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Jen, You all are a very special couple and it was a real honor to be apart of your vows with Gary on our sleigh ride. You defiantly had a captured audience with all the Elk around you. On your wedding day we were...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We have ridden the sleigh several times now over a period of 12 years and it has always been wonderful. The organizers are friendly and very knowledgeable, the horses beautifully kept and the experience of having the elk up that close is, for any animal...More

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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Bar131e, We want to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with the Hap & Florence Sleigh Rides to view the wild elk. We appreciate your kind words and are so glad that you all had a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Terrible experience. We reserved this sleigh ride a week in advance, which they confirmed. They sent us a confirmation text with the date and time. We show up 15 minutes before the reservation. However, there is no one to be seen. The owner eventually shows...More

Thank Teresa G
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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Teresa G, We received a request to cancel your group reservation due to someone being ill. When you all arrived and said you didn't want to cancel. We offered to take your group on the next sleigh ride the next hour and at a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had a blast! The elk ate the hay right out from under me! The horses used to pull were beautiful and the price was unbeatable!More

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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your sleigh ride and watching our beautiful Percheron draft horses pull our sleigh! We hope you will come back and see us...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

What a wonderful experience. Up close and personal with hundreds of Elk. They are eating the hay bales that you sit on. When we were there a couple of Bull Elk went at it. It was so cool to see. Took lots of pictures and...More

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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time the write a review of your experience! We are so glad that you were able to see the neat interaction with the Elk in the Wild Herd. We hope you will come back and see again soon! Merry Christmas,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Great experience good time thank you I stole a kiss from a young cow the owner I thought did a great job explaining elk,wolves and told some history of his family ranch a must do for kids or adult a lot of fun

2  Thank Dan M
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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Dan, Thank you so much for the nice review of your experience on our sleigh rides! We hope that you will come back and see us again soon! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Sincerely, HFPSleighrides

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Dress warm and bring blankets. Sleigh operates rain, snow and shine. Take your camera. Gorgeous elk and a few bulls make for great photos. They put down bales to sit on and the best seats are on the sides as the elk will graze on...More

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Jessica P, Owner at Hap and Florence Points Sleigh Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your experience on the sleigh rides. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time! We go every day no matter what the weather is doing. We hope you will come...More

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293came
10 October 2016|
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Suggest you call Hap for information to assure it's updated. Requires reservations, but no need to pay ahead. They have the "honor system."
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Tina T
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Response from Fabvagtrp | Reviewed this property |
Check out their website hfpsleighrides OR call Lyle and Kathy Points at 208-325-8783.
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Response from tenpint | Reviewed this property |
It is 20 Dollars.. I think it is worth it. We want to go back and take the kids.
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