Planning a Smoky Mountain vacation and want that true mountain experience? Plan a day for Walden’s Creek Riding Stables, where you can go on a horseback ride, take a wagon ride on the 500-acre ranch, go fishing, have a picnic, sit down for a Wild West Supper Show, and even plan a wedding!
With the Great Smoky Mountains around you, you’ll watch cowboys and cowgirls perform, take a hayride through the valley, play games by the bonfire, roast marshmallows, and have a warm Southern meal of BBQ, hot dogs, green beans, corn, and more.
Coming to the Smokies for a retreat or reunion? They can cater to groups. Want to plan a special birthday at the ranch? Kids will love all the fun activities here. Sneaking away to the mountains to say “I do” with just the two of you? They have wedding packages for intimate ceremonies and laid-back receptions. It really is fun for everyone!
It’s no wonder horseback riding is so popular in the Great Smoky Mountains, when a day on a ride means cool mountain breezes, a variety of wildlife, and a backdrop of rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, and tree-studded mountains in the distance. At Waldens Creek Riding Stables, there are more than 500 acres to explore, boasting year-round rides when “flowers are blooming in the spring, lightning bugs are glowing and bears are roaming in the summer, leaves are turning in the fall, and snow is falling in the winter.”
You’ll get a unique view in each season, and you can choose from the Valley Hill, Valley Mountain, Mountain View, Mountain Adventure, or Sunset Dinner rides.
Valley Hill Ride
1 hour | $29.95 | double riding allowed for children 20-40 lbs (+ $10)
Valleys, wooden bridges, Waldens Creek
1 ½ hours | $44.95 | no doubling
Mountains, valleys, Waldens Creek, 1900s farmstead, moonshine still
2 hours | $59.95 | no doubling
Valleys, Waldens Creek, 1900s farmstead, Great Smoky Mountains, stream, wooden bridges
3 hours | $89.95 | no doubling
Valleys, atop the mountain, up-high view of the 500-acre ranch, Waldens Creek, moonshine still, 1900s homestead
Weddings at Waldens Creek
Looking for a unique wedding experience beyond a wedding chapel? At Waldens Creek, you can have an intimate ceremony with gorgeous natural surroundings – just minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville.
Your special day can be formal or relaxed, with packages ranging from the basic (with a 1-hour horseback ride) wedding on horseback to the wedding and reception with a bonfire, horseback ride, and a hearty cowboy dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, corn, green beans, rolls, tea, and lemonade. They can also create custom wedding packages and take some great wedding photos to put on a CD.
Basic Wedding – starting at $249.95
White Wedding – starting at $279.95
Sunset Wedding – starting at $339.95
Mountain Wedding – starting at $459.95
Wedding & Reception – $1,200 + $12/per additional guests over 40
Wedding Pictures – $99.95
Wild West Supper Shows
For a true Smoky Mountain experience, plan for a Wild West Supper Show at Waldens Creek! You’ll take a wagon ride through the ranch before a stop at their Wild West bonfire where you can relax. Cowboys and cowgirls will put on quite a show, with barrel racing, trick riding, gunfights, and more. Cheer on your favorite while you roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire, and enjoy a hearty meal of BBQ puled pork, baked beans, corn, green beans, chips, and unlimited lemonade and sweet tea.
There are even plenty of games you can get in on, including corn hole and horseshoes! As the sun goes down, you’ll climb back onto a wagon and take a ride back to the stables. With good food, games, and beautiful surroundings, it’s perfect for kids and adults of all ages!
Fishing & Picnicking at Waldens Creek
Ready to cast a line in the Great Smoky Mountains? Whether you’re here for a father-son trip, a weekend with friends, or a fun family vacation, enjoy a day fishing in the stocked pond at Waldens Creek Riding Stables. There is plenty of shade where you can relax while you fish, and picnic areas offer nice spots for lunch or a snack. A 1-day fishing pass is just $7.95, so it’s a fun and affordable activity for all ages.
Wagon Rides through the Country
The kids will love climbing aboard the hay-covered wagon and riding across the 500-acre ranch at Waldens Creek. The fun and relaxing ride will wind past a 1900s homestead and may give riders a view of turkey, bears, wild boar, and more! It’s a great way to experience the outdoors! Rides are just $7.95 per person, and kids 4 and under are FREE.
Combo Packages at Walden’s Creek
To save you money and make planning easier, Walden’s Creek Riding Stables offers combo packages. The Cowboy Package (with the purchase of a horseback ride) is just $14.95 for the Wild West Supper Show. The Outdoor Package (also with a horseback ride purchase) features a wagon ride and a 1-day fishing pass for just $11.95. Or if you want to bring your own lunch, picnic tables are available for free.
Waldens Creek Riding Stables
2720 Waldens Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
With so much to do and see, Waldens Creek Riding Stables is a whole-day attraction. Spend the day fishing, riding horses, picnicking, or enjoying a Wild West Supper Show, and don’t forget to stop by the 5,000-square-foot gift shop that’s loaded with everything from cowboy hats and cap guns to boots and wine holders. Waldens Creek is also great for special events, from birthday parties and family reunions to corporate retreats. They’re even adding some new fun, with a corn maze, haunted house, hayrides, and gem mining coming soon!
More Outdoor Fun in Pigeon Forge
Beyond Walden’s Creek Riding Stables, Pigeon Forge offers plenty of outdoor fun. You can hit the trails for a day of hiking, play miniature golf, go fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, check out the historic buildings in Cades Cove, find a swimming hole on a hot day, or go whitewater rafting with River Rage Tubing. And after a day of outdoor activities, you can head back to a cozy cabin to relax. From 1-2 bedroom charmers to spacious large group lodges, we have cabins for honeymooners, families, businesses, weddings, holidays, and much more!