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Sand Harbor sleigh ride

Wonderful weather for Sleigh Ride at Sand Harbor today

beautiful Lake Tahoe

beautiful Lake Tahoe

  Sleigh Ride are open in South Lake Tahoe😀

  Angel striking a pose

  Angel striking a pose

Wintery Weather has returned to the Sierra Mountain

Road Closures, Flooding, Blizzard Conditions with Snows & Ice, High Winds and a lot of Rain has been common words describing the weather since the beginning of the New Year 2017!  

I would like to say this has been a tough few weeks to operate our sleigh ride locations at Sand Harbor State Park & in the Stateline Area with any consistency.  We have a criteria, questions we ask ourselves each day to determine if we should open: #1 can we get there safely and return our crew home and horses to the barn?  #2 can we operate our sleigh rides safely for ourselves, our guests & our horses? and lastly, #3 A truth for us is ' If We open...They will come'!  So, will this day offer a pleasurable sleigh ride or will our guest leave feeling like the 'Donner Party' barely surviving? 

The Borges Family have been operating in the Lake Tahoe area for some 50 years this 2017.  Our main objective is to provide a safe & fun sleigh ride activity where you, as our guest, can enjoy our home: Lake Tahoe and the views it offers and our amazing Belgian Draft Horses.  

So with all this explanation- We are closed at both our South Lake Tahoe locations in the Stateline Area.  We are unsure when that location will open.

We have high hope that we will be open Friday, January 13 but frigid temperatures over so much rain and snow, coupled with road closure have us concerned.  We suggest checking back to our NewsBlog on the 13th for more information.  You can always call 775-588-2953 for updated information, just remember we are a small family business not a corporation with a phone switchboard.

From all our us at the Borges Family to You & Yours,

Stay safe, Stay Warm & Strive to be Happy!

Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor OPEN 1/6

Good Morning Sleigh Ride Enthusiast!

The Sleigh Rides will open today, Friday, January 6th, 2016.  

at Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, Nevada from 10am until 4pm for reservation and last minute walk up, pay & go.  Offering 1 hour horse drawn sleigh rides on snow & wheels.  

Charges are $50 adults; $45 Senior; Military & students 11-25; $20 children 2-10yrs; under are always free

I would suggest that is you have not already made a reservation (and don't bother making one this late in the day ) you can just show up before 2pm and go for a ride.  A parking fee is required at all state parks.  The largest sleigh operating today will hold 12 adults.

We expect to only be open today, Friday 1/6/17  and closed the next few days due to the forecasted unpleasant weather..."Atmospheric River" (lol)

Any questions feel free to give us a call.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Sleigh Rides in South Lake Tahoe are closed

Unfortunately, the South Lake Tahoe, Stateline sleigh rides next door to Mt. Blue Casino & Spa Resort are closed.  The warming weather & snow conditions have not allowed us to operated on the environmentally sensitivity meadow.  We will post at this location when it is open.  At this time, we can not be able to accept reservation for this location.  

The Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor State Park on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe is 20 mile north of Stateline and will be open the winter of 2017, weather permitting.  Sand Harbor is a beautiful state park located on the shore of Lake Tahoe.  Our private 1 hour horse drawn sleigh ride offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, then meanders through the wooded areas surrounding the park enjoying the beauty people have admired for ages.   

We do accept reservation through this web-site from 10am - 4pm.  

Open from November until April, 2017 - 7 days a week, weather permitting.  A parking fee is required.  

From everyone at the Borges Family Sleigh & Carriage Rides we appreciate your understand and hope to see you at Sand Harbor.

Sleigh & Carriage Rides Closed due to Weather Conditions

Dear Holiday Travelers,

A Winter Storm Warning Alert has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area for **Sunday, 01/01 New Year's Day through 3rd of January, 2017.

This weather alert includes high winds, rain & snow; and dangerous traveling conditions. 

If this materializes, we may have to close our Sleigh & Carriage locations and cancel your reservations.  Because of the sheer numbers of visitors to the Lake Tahoe area over the holidays, it is impossible to call each and every one of you that are on reservation and waiting lists.  I hope that this email reaches you in time to minimize any inconvenience. 

  Because of the uncertainty we can not confirm if the sleigh rides will be available until later the evening before or the morning of your reservation.

Any updated information regarding storm closures or re-openings and activities offered after the storms will be posted on our web site http://www.sleighride.com/blog/  in the News Blog area.

Everyone of us at the Borges Family Sleigh & Carriage Rides hope that you & yours will stay safe & warm and enjoy the Holiday Season!

Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor State Park - OPEN!

The snow that Mother Nature has gifted us for Christmas has transformed Sand Harbor into a Holiday Winter Wonderland!  Sand Harbor State Parks offers a spectacular 1 hour narrated tour with stories, songs & poems.  The custom built Santa type Sleighs are pulled by 2,000+ lbs Belgian Draft-horses that love the guests affections, pets & tasty treats! 

Located only 20 mile (apx 30-45 minute drive) from South Lake Tahoe on State Hwy 28, 3 miles South of Incline Village, Nevada.  The sleighs will be waiting at the Visitor's Center through the Main Entrance of the state park.

Rides will be available today, 10am - 4pm, for our lucky Reservation Holders, as well as, any last minute visitors wanting a 1 hour narrated tour in a horse drawn Santa type sleigh.

Our sleighs will remain on wheels today to offer a smooth ride over paved pathways that accent the beautifully scenery of this amazing Nevada State Park.

A 1 hour ride is: $50 per Adults; $45 for youth 11yrs - 17yrs; $20 for Children 2-10 yrs and under 2 are always free.  Ask about our discounts for Seniors, College Student, Military and Nice people bearing gifts.  (the horses do love carrots!)

Unfortunately, the South Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride location has not yet open for the season, and the carriages in South Lake Tahoe will also be closed.

If you have any questions, Dianna & Veronica will be manning the  phones today and Everyone at the Borges Sleigh & Carriages Rides wish you and your a Very Merry Holiday Season!

The Borges Family

Storm Alerts has been posted for the Holiday Season

Dear Holiday Traveler,

A Winter Storm Warning alert has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe area Friday, 2/23 through 12/24, Christmas Eve.  This weather alert includes high winds, rain & snow; and dangerous traveling conditions.

If this materializes, we may have to close our Sleigh & Carriage locations and cancel your reservations.  Because of the sheer numbers of visitors to the Lake Tahoe area over the holidays, it is impossible to call each and every one of you that are on reservation and waiting lists.  I hope that this email reaches you in time to minimize any inconvenience.  

Any updated information regarding re-openings and activities offered after the storms will be posted on our web site www.sleighrides.com in the News Blog area.

From Everyone of us at the Borges Family Sleigh & Carriage Rides hope that you & yours will stay safe & warm and enjoy the Holiday Season!

Now Hiring Winter 2016/17 Tour Guides

Winter Employment Opportunity

With the Borges Family Sleigh Rides at

Sand Harbor State Park

 

The Borges Family has been delighting visitors to the Lake Tahoe area since 1967 with poems, songs & stories offering a 1 hour narrated horse drawn tour.  Our 2,000 lb Belgian Draft horses are know as ‘Gentle Giants’ and our Haflingers also pull the sleighs.  They are big, strong and lots of fun to work with.  Horse experiences is therefore a must.  We will train you on driving sleighs, the routes, tack & harnesses as well as safety.  This is a drug free environment and drug testing will be a requirement.  

 

We offer a 1 hours narrated tour with the general history of the area and the typical things people would expect like dashing through the snow & you guessed it - a verse of Jingle Bells.  Don’t worry, we will help you with scripts & fact sheets of the history & the facts of Lake Tahoe, also the poem by Robert Frost, “Stopping By The Woods on a Snowy Evening”.  We like our drivers to have fun and interact with the family & couples that come to visit the area, so speaking and dealing with the general public has to be a skill you need to enjoy and been comfortable, or at least you want to improve.

 

Employment will start in late November with training and the season tends to be over by March.  Opportunity to stay with the Borges Family and drive Carriages in the Summer is a possibility.  We enjoy working with students and are flexible with schedules.  We start at $10 per hours and you keep all your tips with raises available upon efficiency.  Full time hours are available with overtime possible during the holidays.  Your schedule will include weekends & holidays.  Plan on being crazy busy for Christmas.  Our hours of operation are 10am till Sunset (5pm during the winter).  Duties will include: set up & tear down for the days reserved rides - harnessing the horses, brushing & some grooming, un-tarping/tarping and preparing sleighs, walking horses &  general horse clean up.  This is an outdoors activities and with many hours in the weather.  Housing & transportation are available.  Uniforms will be provided.  If you are interested please send a short resume with contact information, any experience & your expectations regarding your employment as a ‘Sleigh Driver’.  

 

Send all correspondences to info@sleighride.com.  Visit our web-site @ www.sleighride.com or call  Dwight or Dianna at 775-588-2953 if you need any additional information.  

 

Spring has Sprung in Lake Tahoe!

A fun Spring Time activity at Lake Tahoe is Borges Carriage Rides.  The Borges family has been delighting visitors to the Lake Tahoe area with narrated carriage rides pulled by magnificent Blonde Belgian Draft horses since 1967.  Wither you are here to enjoyed a Family Fun Experience or a Romantic moment together, the Borges Family aim to please!

We are operating at two locations on Nevada's Eastern Shores of Lake Tahoe: 

North Lake Tahoe: Our scenic Sand Harbor State Park carriage ride offers spectacular views as the trail meanders along Lake Tahoe and through the towering pines of the Sierra Mountains. The State Parks offers an interactive Visitor's Center. Reservations are recommended.

South Lake Tahoe: 15 miles south from Sand Harbor is Our South Lake City Carriage tour is conveniently located in the casino area and goes along South Lake Tahoe exciting shopping & restaurant areas, to Lake Tahoe, along it's shore and the elite Edgewood Golf course then though a quiet Tahoe neighborhood.  Reservation are not always necessary.  You can walk up to a driver, pay & go...

Call

775-588-2953 

For more information or reserve on-line...