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 to Broken Tree Horse & Harness and Captain’s on Long Lake in Isanti. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a sleigh ride and dinner package for two (up to a $94 total value) that includes:
- A sleigh ride for two (a $22.50 value each)
Two entrees at Captain’s on Long Lake (up to a $24.50 value each)<p>
- For $80, you get a sleigh ride and dinner package for four (up to a $188 total value) that includes:
- A sleigh ride for four (a $22.50 value each)
- Four entrees at Captain’s on Long Lake (up to a $24.50 value each)<p>
Broken Tree’s experienced drivers and noble steeds whisk guests on a sleigh ride through a wintery landscape and lead them back to Captain’s to dine on a menu of tasty steaks and grilled fare. Riders sink into a sleigh flanked with tinkling bells helmed by majestic and gentle horses, which have all been thoroughly trained and speak fluent French. During the 30-minute ride, the ponies dash through 39 acres of snow-crested fields and woods as guests cuddle up and keep their eyes peeled for deer, eagles, and other bucolic wildlife. Like Santa on cruise control, groups kick back and gaze upon sparkling constellations and revel in the crisp winter air.
As appetites begin to surface, groups return to the cozy, north-woods-themed Captain’s on Long Lake to devour a dinner of Heritage Ranch steaks and other grilled dishes. The 8-ounce filet mignon tramples taste buds with Heritage Ranch premium source-verified beef, and the london broil fills tummies with tender-roasted sirloin. Patrons can indulge in a pan-fried or baked walleye dinner or an 8-ounce northern pike that, like Mr. Peanut’s monocle depending on his mood, is lightly seasoned or encrusted with almonds.
Broken Tree Horse & Harness
Backed by a lifetime of horse-riding and driving experience, Broken Tree Horse & Harness owners Lois and Vance guide their fleet of steeds on scenic strolls through the Minnesota countryside. The horses—which include an Arabian mare, a Quarab, and numerous Norwegian Fjord breeds—pull a range of wheeled and bladed transports to fit the seasons. In warmer weather, riders hop on a wagon to enjoy a 10-mile trip around a lake or a three-hour ride out to a historic 1880s schoolhouse, built in a time when horses still weren't allowed to learn math. During the autumn and winter, riders sip hot chocolate on brisk sleigh rides over freshly fallen snow.