Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a 30-minute horse-drawn sleigh- or carriage-ride experience for four from Ma & Pa's in Burton (a $150 value). The experience includes:
- A 20-minute sleigh or carriage ride
- 10 minutes for having refreshments and petting the horses
Ma & Pa's gentle steeds tow passengers on sprightly sleigh and carriage rides throughout the scenic Geauga County woodlands. In wintry weather, parties can board an old-fashioned sleigh with blades ideal for traversing snowy terrain and carving expertly past snowmen pedestrians or clamber into a carriage if the landscape is clear. Duos of noble equines lead vessels on a 20-minute tour of forests and fields before toting guests back to a quaint log cabin. Once safely in the cozy abode, patrons can dry their union suits by the fire while feasting on homemade banana-nut bread or chocolate-chip cookies and warming bellies with maple coffee or hot chocolate.
Ma & Pa's
In the woods of Geauga County sits Ma & Pa’s, a dismantled and resurrected log cabin originally built in the 1820s. There, customers will find a menagerie of seasonal delights, such as maple syrup, maple coffee, jewelry, and clothing. In March, the cabin hosts maple tours, as horses whisk guests through the woods for collection and sampling of maple treats. During winter, soft snows welcome the treads of horse-drawn sleigh-rides, followed by cozy fires and hot drinks.
Pulled by horse, you'll ride through the Geauga County woods, splitting fresh snow with the brisk wind at your back.Keith Gribbins, Cleveland Scene, 11/24/10
15161 Main Market Rd.
Burton, Ohio 44021