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Franconia Notch Stables
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Franconia Notch Stables

The Franconia Notch Stables offer hourly horseback tours 7 days a week. Located at the very scenic Franconia Inn, we’re just 2 miles from the village of Franconia. On a regular day our first ride departs at 9:30 am and follows every hour and a half after that, the last one usually being 3:30. Friendly !(However, we are happy to accommodate our customers needs and often do 8 am rides or evening rides, so please don’t hesitate to ask!)

Our 1 hour excursion takes riders through fields and forests as it looks onto Mt. Lafayette, Kinsman Ridge, and Cannon Mt, with other exquisite mountain views. A fan favorite is crossing through the beautiful Hamm Branch River where your horse may stop for a drink. If you’re lucky, you might come across a moose on our early morning tour or deer, turkey, and/or turtles anytime throughout the day! Keep an eye out for beaver as you pass through Beaver Bend, a scenic woods path that twists and turns with the riverside.

Our 1 hour tours are walking only; they are a beginner friendly and gentle ride. Children must be 8 years old to go on our 1 hour tour. For children 7 & under, we offer a 5 minute horseback ride led by lead rope for $10.

Our tours go by reservation so please call ahead of time to ensure your spot!

Sleigh Rides
Beginning in mid-December, our majestic sleigh rides are the perfect addition to your winter get-away. Our traditional one-horse sleigh holds up to 6 adults comfortably. The group ride is $25 per adult, $15 per child 12 years & younger, and 3 & under ride free. Private sleigh for two is $85 (per couple).

An abundance of cozy blankets provided. Feel free to bring hot cocoa or any other warm, special treats. Our rides are roughly 30 min through field and along beautiful wood line with snowy mountain views. Reservations (usually) a must.