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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...

March Spring-like Snow Fall

The Warm Spring temperatures have closed our Traditional Sleigh Rides on snow. Our alternate activity is a Sleigh Ride on wheels at the scenic Lake Tahoe State Park at Sand Harbor.  Just 15 miles from South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.


Sand Harbor State Park is open offering a horse drawn sleighs on wheels.  Opened & accepting reservations 11am - 4pm. This is a 1 hours private ride with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Mountains & towering forest.  The Sand Harbor State Park is located on Hwy 28, 3 miles south of Incline Village less than 20 miles from our Stateline locations.  Reservations are recommended.

Our 1 hour reservations are $50 adults & $20 children 2-10 yrs, under 2 free. $5 discounts are available for seniors, active military & students.

Please call the office at 775-588-2953 if you need additional information.

Sorry for any inconvenience and Thank you for considering the Borges Sleigh & Carriage Rides as one of your activities while visiting Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy!

Unfortunately, due to high temperatures, our Traditional Sleigh Rides on snow are closed. Our alternate activity is a Sleigh Ride on wheels at the scenic Lake Tahoe State Park at Sand Harbor.  Just 15 miles from South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.

Sand Harbor State Park is open offering a horse drawn sleighs on wheels.  Opened & accepting reservations 11am - 4pm. This is a 1 hours private ride with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Mountains & towering forest.  The Sand Harbor State Park is located on Hwy 28, 3 miles south of Incline Village less than 20 miles from our Stateline locations.  Reservations are recommended.

Our 1 hour reservations are $50 adults & $20 children 2-10 yrs, under 2 free. $5 discounts are available for seniors, active military & students.

Please call the office at 775-588-2953 if you need additional information.

Sorry for any inconvenience and Thank you for considering the Borges Sleigh & Carriage Rides as one of your activities while visiting Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy!

Think Snow!!!

 

Unfortunately, due to the warm temperature this week the snow has melted and our Sleigh Rides on snow are closed. 

Sand Harbor State Park is open offering a Horse Drawn Sleighs on wheels.  This is a 1 hours private ride with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Mountains & it's Towering Pine Forest.  The Sand Harbor State Park is located on Hwy 28; just 3 miles south of Incline Village & less than 20 miles from our Stateline locations.  Reservations are recommended.  Parking fee is required

All of our rides are $50 adults & $20 Children. Friday - Mondays.  Cash, MasterCard & Visa is accepted. hours are from 10 am until Sunset.  Last rides leave at 3:30 pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides are available in South Lake Tahoe will be open in South Lake Tahoe on the corner of Stateline Ave & Lake Tahoe Blvd.  Reservation are not necessary. You can simply walk up to a driver, pay and go for a ride.  

Thank you for considering the Borges Sleigh & Carriage Rides as one of your activities while visiting Lake Tahoe.  The weather is warm, the roads are clear & it's always beautiful at Lake Tahoe! Enjoy!

Think Snow!!

Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor

Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor

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Tahoe Weekly > Current Issue > Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor

While the beauty of a snowy winter at Tahoe is hard to beat, sometimes we all need to beat a path away from the crowds. Surprisingly, one place where you will find peace and quiet in the winter is one of the busiest places at Tahoe in the summer – Sand Harbor State Park.Borges offer horse-drawn sleigh rides at Sand Harbor State ParkNow open in the winter, you can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the park or enjoy the amazingly beautiful beach and hiking trails, which in the winter are nearly devoid of people. And the best news of all, unlike in the summer, you will not need to rush to the park early in the morning to capture one of the precious parking spaces.

“You can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the park or enjoy the amazingly beautiful beach and hiking trails, which in the winter are nearly devoid of people.”After spending much of the holiday week in the happy but bustling confines of the rental shop at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, I was ready for a break from the crowds, so I gladly took on the Sunday morning writing assignment of taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the park.I was the only passenger in the beautiful little sleigh as my driver, Dale, new to the area from Maine, guided Chance, a 35-year-old Belgian horse, along the narrow sleigh route. Belgians aree the smaller cousins to the Clydesdales of Budweiser fame. They are a beautiful horse bred for plodding work.After a sleigh ride, enjoy a snowshoe and picnic on Lake Tahoe’s shores.Chance gently rang the sleigh bells as we slowly made our way along the shore of Lake Tahoe and through the park’s forest of Jeffrey pines, cedar, lodgepole and white fir. While the distance covered on the route is fairly short, the chance to slow down, appreciate the views and listen to the sound of the bells made for a meditative experience. Dale said that while children are excited to see the horses, once the sleigh starts moving, kids often fall into a deep sleep.I was nice and cozy and warm under the blankets, but I was thinking this might have been more fun with another passenger or a family to cozy up with. Looking for a unique and romantic place to take a date? This might fit the bill. The sleigh ride is about an hour, and costs $50 each.Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides provides for the horse-drawn experience. They’ve been taking people on sleigh rides at South Lake Tahoe for more than 50 years. Just two years ago, they made the leap to adding the Sand Harbor location, and this is the first winter there has been enough snow to do it on sleighs instead of wheeled carriages.Cozy up on a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Tahoe.In addition to the sleigh ride, Sand Harbor State Park provides just about all the activities that it does during the summer, except without the crowds. Even swimming, in the form of scuba diving in wet suits, is a popular winter activity. Short hiking trails wind through the park or along the beach providing stunning views of Sand Harbor’s glorious sandy beach, as well as the picturesque shoreline to the north. On a nice day, bring a picnic and find yourself alone on a beach that is usually packed to the gills in July. If the conditions are right, a kayak or paddleboard might be in order. Although the winter water temperature of around 50 degrees might not be as cold as you would expect, I would still strongly recommend not falling in.In addition to the outdoor opportunities, Sand Harbor’s Visitor Center provides detailed information on the natural and human history of Lake Tahoe, as well as books and clothing for sale. You can cozy up to the rock fireplace, check out the relief map of Lake Tahoe or read about how the Virginia City silver mines of the Comstock Era brought devastation to the forests of Lake Tahoe.Story & photos by Tim Hauserman For information on the sleigh rides or to make a reservation, visit sleighride.com. Sand Harbor State Park is located 3 miles south of Incline Village on Highway 28. For more information, visit parks.nv.gov/parks/sand-harbor or facebook.com/sandharborofficial. The park is open daily, with sleigh rides offered Friday to Sunday.

 

December 27th 2015

The Holiday Season is sold out from 12/19 thru 12/29.  At this time, we are no longer accepting reservation and the waiting lists are full.  Please Call in the morning for updates - cancellations due occur and many time the conditions allow me to add sleighs for last time riders

Both our South Shore location ( Lake Parkway E & Hwy 50; next to Mt Bleu Casino, Stateline, NV) and our North Shore location (Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe Incline Village, Nevada) is open from 11am - 2pm daily on a first-come/first-served; walk up, pay & go for a ride on a stand-by status.  There is not guarantee that you can walk up and go for a ride.  I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Sleigh Rides: 
$50 adult; $20 Children 2-10 yrs; under 2 free
The ride is a 1 hour experience with a 40 minute ride & time allowed for petting the horse & taking pictures.

Thank you considering our activities during your holiday. 
The Borges Family wishes you the Best for the Holiday Season.


Thank you

Dwight & Dianna Borges
Borges Family Sleigh & Carriage Rides
775-588-2953
www.sleighride.com

November 25 2015

We are all very disappointed that the recent storms have not brought enough snow to open our Sleigh Rides in South Lake Tahoe.  The South Lake Tahoe Sleigh Rides are CLOSED.

We are OPEN with Sleigh Rides on the North Shore at the State Park at Sand Harbor, Incline Village are open from 11am - 4pm taking reservations.  Please call 775-588-2953 or use the Reservation system on this website to schedule.