Indulge your unbridled spirit

Come and explore the wilderness of Tennessee as it appeared to some of America’s first settlers, from the saddle. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even discover a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of the historic settlement of the area.

Memories for the entire family

For kids from 1 to 100, expert riders to first timers, a trip back in time through the breathtaking wilderness of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. We have a range of activities available that the entire family can appreciate. All you have to do is choose your own adventure.

Choose Your Own Adventure

  • Guided Trail Rides

    Have control of your very own horse as your trail guide takes you through the wilderness of Cades Cove...

  • Policies

    Even the greatest of adventures need to be postponed at times, but we’ll still be here waiting for you...

  • Guided Carriage Rides

    Sit back and relax as you explore the forest from the comfort of your carriage seat with your private guide...

  • Wildlife Viewing

    From frolicking deer to slumbering bears, Cades Cove is teeming with life...

  • Guided Hayrides

    Perfect for large groups, this tractor-driven hay trailer is the perfect way to explore Cades Cove Loop Road and the surrounding 19th and early 20th century farming communities...

  • Accessibility

    Our goal is to make this natural environment enjoyable to as many people as possible...

Even the most well-meaning businesses and visitors can unintentionally damage the delicate ecosystems of our national parks. This is why we devote our extensive experience to ensuring that our business practices do not impact the surrounding beauty you are here to see.

Discover how we protect one of the last bastions of the real Tennessee, and see what you can do to help us keep this treasure around for generations to come.

Leave Only Footprints...