Calling all winter wonderland and snow lovers! Each year, 50 inches of snow layers the Poconos in a white blanket. So with peak snowfall time approaching in January and February, it’s time to start planning your trip! Among the other wonderful winter activities to do in the Poconos, horse-drawn sleigh rides are an unsurpassable winter activity. While horseback riding is a popular year-round activity, horse-drawn sleigh rides in Poconos, PA, is an exclusive opportunity for wintertime visitors. For guests staying at the French Manor Inn & Spa, two of the best places for sleigh rides are just minutes away, making it the perfect distance for a day trip. Download our free Vacation Guide to start planning your trip into a horse-drawn winter wonderland!
Companies that Provide Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Poconos, PA
Mountain Creek Stables
Just 15 miles from the French Manor Inn & Spa, Mountain Creek Stables is known for having some of the best horseback riding in the Poconos. Their horse-drawn sleigh rides are no exception. Unlike traditional horseback riding offered year-round in the Poconos, the sleigh rides are only available after the New Year. However, it’s important to note that they are only offered with at least six inches of packed snow. Unlike the stable’s other riding options, the horse-drawn sleigh rides yield no age restrictions. This makes it the perfect activity for up to 12 people. The sleigh ride takes visitors through historic Pocono Manor with views of snow-brushed cottages rich with history.
In addition to being a great family-friendly option, the horse-drawn sleigh rides also make for the most romantic date. Couples are welcome to snuggle up in blankets, take in the sights of the Poconos, and finish off the night in the dining room at our award-winning restaurant. Check out Mountain Creek Riding’s website for more information!
Daisy Field Farm
A little further from the French Manor Inn & Spa, Daisy Field Farm is nestled on its own private farm and wildlife preserve. Owners Mike and Judy Mertz have been managing the service for over 35 years. The Mertz knows firsthand how horse-drawn sleigh rides can enhance travelers’ overall vacation experience. Part of this experience is seeing wildlife on their private farm. Because the Mertz don’t allow hunting on their farm, sleigh riders can see wild deer and other creatures as if they’re in an enchanted forest.
When weather permits, sleigh rides are available by appointment and can be made for couples or large groups. Visitors are also welcome to request that Daisy Field Farm arrange a bonfire to accompany their sleigh ride. Head to Daisy Field Farm’s website for details.
Happy Trails Stables
A local stable enduring over 20 years, Happy Trails Stables is the perfect place to go for a ride on horseback in the Poconos! Open year-round, Happy Trails is a great place to embark on a guided, relaxing ride on a sunny trail without having to leave civilization.
Plan Your Horse-Drawn Getaway With Us
Now that you’re ready to experience the best winter activities in the Poconos, like the enchanting horse-drawn sleigh rides in Ponocos, PA, it’s time to book your trip! When you stay at the French Manor Inn & Spa, we promise to provide only the most luxe amenities like a jetted tub and gas fireplace provided with our Suite Genevieve. Wake up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast on us. Then take a day trip to either Mountain Creek Stables or Daisy Field Farm, and head back to our inn for dinner before retiring to your cozy room.
View our accommodations and book now while sleigh-riding season is upon us!