Horseback Riding at Village Stables (seasonal)

The Nantahala Village Riding Stable is located on the property and is available to guests and the public. The Loftis family operates the stable and offers guided trips on trails in the Nantahala National Forest. No experience is necessary for your Western style trail ride. You are sure to enjoy views of Fontana Lake and some guests see (and hear!) the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad as it begins its journey through the Nantahala Gorge.

Groups are welcome and the maximum number of people for a trip is 15.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended for groups of 7 or more people. Usually, 1-6 people can reserve a trip a few days in advance or take a trip on a walk-up basis.  We do not allow riders to double up. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Village Stables at 828-488-9649.

How Long
Trips are tailored to your group. A typical trip is one hour, but we offer multiple hours and day trips.

Payment
Cash on site is the best payment method, and payments can be made at the stables.

Reservations
We recommend that all reservations are made in advance to guarantee available spaces and preferred time.

Requirements
People of all ages can go on our excursions. All riders must be at least 5 years of age. There is a 250lb maximum weight limit.

All amenities are at full discretion of Nantahala Village Resort.

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See What Our Visitors Think...

  • I am a local to the small town next to the village and my family and I always stay at least once a year! The staff is so amazing and sweet and our cabin is always so clean and nice. I see a lot of reviews about only the main lodge having WiFi and that's true but staying out here in the moutains is all about our beautiful views which you will always find at the village. We love the Nantahala Village and will continue to stay each year!
    -Cassidy O.
  • Absolutely beautiful cabin, beautiful scenery, and friendly staff!
    Brandi L.
  • Beautiful cabins surrounded by majestic scenery. One of my favorite mountain destinations!
    Jackie S.
  • We just finished our wedding vacation at the Nantahala Village!! I would like everyone to know if you are looking for a first class event or just a beautiful get away this is the place!!! Constantine is a wonderful owner that attends to every little detail to make your stay a memorable one!!!
    James P.
  • Had our first visit this past weekend and really enjoyed our stay. We upgraded our 2 lodge rooms for a cabin and loved it! Beautiful view and had fun making a fire in the fire ring. Will be back for a longer stay next time and hope to ride horses.
    Pamela R.
  • Beautiful view. Exceptional staff. They gave some of the best service I've had in the mountains!
    Erica C.
  • We discovered a magnificent get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations at Nantahala Village. THe staff was astounding, and our cabin had a magnificent view! This was our 1st visit and definitely won't be our last. I hope everyone else enjoys NV as much as we did!
    Heather E.
  • A lovely place with nice staff.
    Haley C.
  • Love this location. I have been staying on this property since I was a kid when traveling to NC. We love the front porch on the inn. It is a wonderful place to site and relax.
    Ty H.
  • Beautiful Views. Great Staff!
    Lorraine L.
  • Awesome location and friendly people! It was a nice getaway in the mountains with plenty of activities and amenities, I wish we could have stayed longer!
    Sara Z.
  • The staff are wonderful, they make you feel like family.
    Amanda P.
  • We stayed for our anniversary. Staff was great, met the owner Constantine who was super nice. Beautiful place nestled in the mountains. We will be back.
    Monica H.
  • Outstanding in every way. Comfortable lodging with beautiful views and amazing people who go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. Also, best breakfast award of the year!!
    Sue H.
  • I am just one member of the Swain County High School, class of 1968, so I can't speak for everyone, but I can say that the Nantahala Village is a great place for a class reunion. THe facility was clean and well stocked, the staff was pleasing and efficient, the meal was excellent. I hope our class will be able to repeat our experience there in the years to come. Thans to NVR for a very enjoyable evening.
    George C.

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Bryson City, NC 28713

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