People should learn how to ride a horse now because there's no telling when the horses will eat all of our cars. Pick up a new skill before it's too late with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a half-day horseback trail-ride with lunch for one (a $150 value)
- $139 for a half-day horseback trail-ride with lunch for two (a $300 value)
The three-hour trip takes riders up the region's mountain trails, where varied wildlife and terrain make for a scenic journey. The ride includes a packed lunch. No horseback-riding experience is necessary. Click here for more information and guidelines on what to bring.
North Mountain Outfitter
A native of Augusta County who knows its wildlife and terrain, Dwight Wood recreates a simpler time—a time when cowboys rode horses up the mountain trails, ate steaks seared by the campfire, and jumped into a hot tub before going to bed. Granted, that last part is only available if you stay overnight at the bunkhouse, but the Wood family's horseback-riding trips are otherwise historically authentic.
Riders meet at 9 a.m. on the ranch, where they're paired up with a trusty and well-trained steed before trotting out into the wilderness of George Washington National Forest. Dwight guides the trip over water, up slight inclines, and past breathtaking views of mountain country, leading the pack to some of the highest points in the region without the help of cliff-side escalators. He also keeps each trip small in order to better answer questions and provide a personalized experience for each rider. Guests can saddle up for a half-day, full-day, or overnight excursion, and look forward to a cowboy-style supper on longer trips.
This was probably the best horseback riding experience I've ever hadYesl C., Yelp, 3/19/11
“Great place totally worth it”
“Loved the experience...”
“Great experience, I had a nice time! Wish there were more scenic views on the ride though...the forest was still very lovely. :)”
709 North Mountain Road
Swoope, Virginia 24479