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Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides

#18 of 59 things to do in Stowe Features Animals
4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
+1 888-460-5567
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Charming ride through the woods

Although short, the sleigh ride is everything you would expect in this winter wonderland. Kudos to... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Just ok

We were looking for a sleigh ride and called this place multiple times with no answer, it said the... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
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4000 Mountain Rd, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
+1 888-460-5567
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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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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...More

Thank Zac1mac1
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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...More

Thank broomhilda04
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...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
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...More

Thank Vsa800
Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank Leonora W
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Michele B
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...More

8  Thank Gracielufb
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.

3  Thank KJG1972
Reviewed 11 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.

2  Thank Lynn C
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How long is the carriage ride?
17 September 2016|
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What is the cost for four adults, & do they do the rides all year long?
15 September 2015|
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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.