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Riverside Riding Stables

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Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
+1 828-288-1302
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Fun Time!

We went in December with a group of nine - teens and Dads. We did the hour long mountain ride... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Todd G
Alpharetta, Georgia
Family Tradition continues.

We vacation at Lake Lure from Florida every year and have been to Riverside Stables for 16 years... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Saint Cloud, Florida
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“hour ride” (7 reviews)
“the river” (19 reviews)
Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
+1 828-288-1302
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We went in December with a group of nine - teens and Dads. We did the hour long mountain ride. Really fun time. Arlene was really sweet, and out guide, Tammy was awesome. I wish we were able to do the second hour with the...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We vacation at Lake Lure from Florida every year and have been to Riverside Stables for 16 years. It has become a family tradition. My daughters started riding there when they were 6 years old.The satff is very friendly and personable. The horses are well...More

Thank Davistravels
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Tammy was very accommodating setting up a time to ride based on our travel time from south carolina. Our guide April was great at taking the lead rope for our inexperienced son & reassuring him to trust his horse. We got saddled up and knew...More

Thank midwesttraveler388
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A great place to introduce young riders or older inexperienced people like me to the art of horse back riding. Located in a rural country farm setting. Staff and owners friendly and know how to pair ability with the proper horse. Very affordable and an...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We visit riverside every year around this time. The horses are chill and the guides are wonderful! It's always a great time. We enjoy the two hour trip which is an hour in the river and an hour in mountains. Reasonably priced for the amount...More

2  Thank Dominique D
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We went to Riverside Riding Stables, 10 minutes away from the Lodge at Lake Lure, and did the 2 hour horseback ride. BEST part of the trip! The first hour was a ride to the top of Bald Mountain and the second hour was riding...More

Thank Anita552
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The river walk makes this a better than most trail ride. River is included in the 1/1.5 and 2 hour ride. Trail guides and horses are very nice. been back several times

Thank chuckland
Reviewed July 31, 2016

A family of 4 plus 6 other riders & the guide stated that a storm was brewing but still took this group of 10 out for a hour ride, I assume they didn't want to give refunds. Well about 15 to 20 minutes into the...More

1  Thank auntieteddybear
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing but fun afternoon this is the place. The horses were well taken care of and the staff was very knowledgeable. If in the area again I will do the 2 hour trail ride.

Thank Lnl3301
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did the two hour ride. The ride is through beautiful country and riding in the river was great! The staff was very friendly and accomodating. After the ride my husband and I sat and talked to the owner and one of...More

1  Thank Kris J
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Melissa D
July 2, 2015|
Response from Rhema J | Reviewed this property |
We didn't camp while we were there. I'm sorry. We stayed at a resort.