One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Stowe, VT is to savor it slowly, one sip at a time. And there’s no better way to do that than to take a ride with the Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides down its picturesque paths and covered bridges. Let a handsome Belgian or Percheron draft horse drawing a carriage or wagon carry you around at an easy pace that lets you soak up all this beauty and New England charm. Gentle Giants is open all year round, weather permitting, and offers private rides limited to just you and your small group.
If Santa has Rudolph and the rest of his reindeer gang, you can have Tom, Jack, Danny, Bret, or Justin pull your Santa-like open sleigh over a covered bridge, across a frozen brook and weave your way through a forested trail. If that sounds like the kind of romantic trip that would ignite passion in the ardent hearts of couples, that’s because it’s exactly what it was meant to be. Evening rides even come with enchanted lights to complete the picture. Sleigh rides are offered to couples as well as private groups. Day rides are open between 11 am until 3:30 pm, while evening rides start at 4 pm.
Take a ride back in history and experience what transportation was like before automobiles were whizzing down the streets. You can choose between three types of carriages at Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides. Couples can go for either a Victorian or a Surrey two-seater carriage while a group of four can take the Vis-A-Vis carriage. Enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield as you sit back in your luxurious seats and savor the fresh air, the idyllic scenes, and the sound of the horses clopping their hooves through the woods.
Wagon Rides at Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides
While carriage rides are perfect for couples or a small group of four people, wagon rides are more suitable for large groups. Wagons come in two options: 6-seaters and 12-seaters. Candy apple red in color, these wagons drift through the meadows like an antiquated time machine from a bygone age. The spindled wheels and convertible top give this ride the authenticity you’d expect.
Enjoy Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides as part of Stowe’s popular tourist attractions. They are a romantic trip through history that is long lost but not gone in Stowe. Contact us today for more activities and to book one of our vacation rentals!