We have the most amazing trails in East Tennessee. We are a very small, stable, and are available to ride by reservations only. The one hour ride is very gentle, with no mountain climbing involved. The longer ride gains 450 feet in elevation and is absolutely breathtaking.  Please call or e-mail 24 hours in advance to reserve a ride.

5641 Old Walland Highway
Walland TN, 37886
(865) 785-2708

Cades Cove Riding Stables offers adventure options for the entire family who wish to enjoy the magnificent Cades Cove. We specialize in providing Guided Horseback, Carriage, and Hay rides for National Park visitors who desire an alternative method of enjoying the scenic splendor of the park.

10018 Campground Drive
National Park TN, 37882
(865) 448-9009

Open every day except Christmas Day.

  • January 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • February 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • March 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • April - August 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • September - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • November 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • December 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              


Inside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.

Special Programs:

Ranger-led programs are conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for times.


Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture; includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures

Available Facilities:

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.


10042 Campground Drive
National Park TN, 37882

Davy Crockett Riding Stables, your best choice for a beautiful riding experience through the Great Smokey Mountains for the whole family to enjoy.

Reservations Recommended

Riding daily, March 15 through November 15 Winter months by Reservation only

Walk-ins Welcome

505 Old Cades Cove Road
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6411

We are a family owned and operated business located in beautiful Dry Valley , just 3 miles from Hwy. 321 and Townsend, Tennessee.

Dry Valley is a lovely, quiet valley surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. It is very similar in appearance to Cades Cove only with working farms. We have a magnificent panoramic view which includes breathtaking Rich and Scott Mountains towering directly behind us along with the Chilhowee Mountain Range in front of us.

We have four rental cabins, plus facilities for horse owners to bring their horses on vacation with them. We welcome guests with or without horses. You will find our tranquil ranch setting a wonderful place to relax and enjoy God's surrounding beauty.

938 School House Gap Road
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6810

Your adventure awaits at Next to Heaven Ranch!  Come and enjoy the Natural Beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains while taking an unguided trail ride.  We have the only unguided horseback rides in the Smoky Mountains!  Whether you are an experienced rider or its you first time riding, you are sure to have the adventure of a lifetime! 
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Smokies while making memories that will last a lifetime!

1239 Wears Valley Road
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6947

Set in the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies," we offer some of the best trail riding experiences anywhere. Come along with your horses and visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Orchard Cove is an 160-acre farm that borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is surrounded by mountains. You can ride through our gates a short distance into the Park's miles of scenic trails without trailering or public roads. You can look at a trails map in our links section. We are a new facility and are constantly improving. We have a new 20-stall barn, a 90' x 200' covered arena, and a bathhouse. Stalls are 10 x 12 and bedded with shavings upon arrival. Additional shavings, ice, and firewood are available for sale as needed. Stock trailers are available for rent if desired..

1263 Schoolhouse Gap Rd
Townsend TN, 37882
(423) 400-6667

Located in Townsend, Tennessee, only 2 miles from the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

We provide a stable to board your horse while you explore the fun in the area and ride the hundreds of miles of scenic horse trails that are in the park.

We are a boarding stable only.

We do not rent horses.

25 indoor stalls
Hay supplied or bring your own
Stalls cleaned daily
Fresh sawdust
Concrete wash pad
Large stalls with plenty of air
Owner lives on premise
Someone is on the premise 24 hrs.
Negative coggins required
We have plenty of flat level ground to park your trailer.
Electric and water hook-up available
For the safety of your dog and others, leashes are required
Reservations required to assure availability
Deposit- 50% within a week of booking
Balance due on arrival, check or cash

7728 Cedar Creek Road
Townsend TN, 37882
(865) 448-6318

Twin Valley Bed & Breakfast Ranch is located in the beautiful foothills of the Smokies, just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the excitement of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Knoxville, plus other great regional attractions. With miles of private mountain trails for horseback riding on our sure-footed mountain horses, fabulous mountain views, a rustic mountain ranch-style escape awaits you and your family. 

2848 Old Chilhowee Road
Walland TN, 37886