Banner Elk Stables



  • 796 Shoemaker Road

    Banner Elk,    


Horseback riding for the entire family, open year around!

Come take a memorable high mountain trail ride in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the flanks of scenic Beech Mountain. Enjoy nature’s beauty and often the wildlife that inhabit these mountains all on horseback. It’s a beautiful ride anytime of the year. With our large stable of horses, we’re sure we have just the right horse for your riding ability, even if you have never ridden before. Heck, some of our horses have worked on movies such as “For Richer or Poorer,” “Shallow Hal,” “Cinderella," “National Treasure,” plus many more! Be welcomed by our friendly greeters and maybe take a picture of Bruno, (we’re kinda sure) he’s Banner Elk’s only water buffalo. Bring the kids, we have a few of our own, and we strive to make each experience safe and fun for everyone!

Our family-oriented trips make great outings for church groups and other organizations as well as individuals.

We certainly hope it’s considered to be one of the most memorable things you did on vacation. Trail ride adventures originate at Banner Elk Stables at the end of Shoemaker Road in Banner Elk.

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796 Shoemaker Road
Banner Elk NC 28604


Latitude: 36° 9' 47.52" / Longitude: -81° 52' 17.3994"

Special Directions:

Located on Shoemaker Road, off Highway 194 in Banner Elk. Go 1 mile from stoplight in Banner Elk toward Valle Crucis, turn left onto Shoemaker Road, stay left, go 1 mile, road dead ends at Banner Elk Stables.

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