Wildwood Stables

Crossville

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Groups bundle up for 30-minute hayrides across the pasture to enjoy the fall air and interact with friendly horses

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Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 8 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The harvest season conjures countless memories—the crunch of fallen leaves, the smell of pumpkin pie, and the melodious sound of a scarecrow belting out the blues. Summon seasonal feelings with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for a hayride for two with drinks and s'mores (a $20 value)
  • $18 for a hayride for four with drinks and s'mores (a $40 value)
  • $25 for a hayride for six with drinks and s'mores (a $60 value)

Groups of 10–15 people sit around a wooden cart for scenic 30-minute trips through the pasture to get up close and personal with the stables' equine inhabitants. Passengers enjoy a drink and gooey s'more during the trips, which depart at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Wildwood Stables

The 96-foot-tall and 150-foot-wide sycamore tree that stands in a field outside Crossville has grown there since 1864. It's spent nearly 150 years steeped in local history, during which it drew in John and Michelle Cannon. After years spent as employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, they retired and built a horseback-trail-riding facility on the 300 acres of farmlands surrounding its roots. Their visitors have joined in picnics, Halloween celebrations, and marriages at the base of its 16 foot-wide trunk. Under the guidance of their niece—an equestrian-management major—and horseback-riding instructors, the Cannons conduct year-round trail rides, horse-care workshops, and wagon rides across these rolling fields and woodlands. They've seen riders return year after year, often bringing their children, where seasoned instructor and barn manager Judy Gibson matches each child with one of the facility's 22 gentle, patient horses based on the horse's temperament.

Guides lead rides along the property's trail, which meanders through four switchbacks, across streams, and past waterfalls. They also conduct hay-wagon rides, during which they take visitors out to the fields to feed the horses and ferry them back to the barn for a bonfire. On rides across the fields, guides may point out flower beds planted by local gnomes as well as two beehives maintained by local beekeepers and occupied only by union bees. In special workshops, staffers teach schoolchildren the basics of horse care, tacking, and environmental conservation and guide those with physical or mental disabilities in riding horses as a form of rehabilitation. As visitors ride or revel in one of Wildwood Stables' seasonal activities, they may walk the stone pathway to the barn, lounge on the stone patio next to the gazebo, and pass by the front entrance, where the sculpted head of a beloved horse looks out over the fields. Resident instructor and former stonemason Calvin Daniels sculpted each of these fixtures after harvesting their crab-orchard stone from the property.

Customer Reviews

It's very obvious that it's very well run and the horses are well cared for. A nice place to just go visit and take in the beauty of the area.
Daria R. · April 22, 2014
great place my whole family loved it we definitely go again
Caroline B. · January 3, 2013
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    Crossville

    7705 Chestnut Hill Rd.

    Crossville, TN 38571

    +19314843733

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