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.

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

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

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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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.

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Bryson City, NC 28713

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