How many people can fit on a Sleigh or Carriage?
We have many different sizes of Sleighs, Carriages and Wagons. Our small cozy Sleighs hold 2-4 adults comfortably, some can hold 6, 10, or 12, while our largest sleigh holds up to 20 persons. The most popular Carriage is our Victorian Vis-a-Vie (French for face to face) holds 2-4 average size adults comfortably, however we have others that hold up to 9 persons. Our Hay Wagon hold 20 - 25 people.
Can anyone ride a Carriage or Sleigh? Is there an age limit?
Our horse drawn Carriage, Sleigh and Hay Wagon rides are considered a family activity. All ages are welcomed to take a ride and enjoy the horses, our tour guides and especially the atmosphere. Even family pets are welcomed as long as they are on leases and do not interrupt the ride for others! Weather and road conditions may effect your ride and we recommend calling 24 hours in advance for locations, weather and road conditions.
What should I wear on a Carriage, Sleigh or Wagon ride?
I always recommend dressing comfortably for the weather conditions. Remember, the weather can change very rapidly here in the Sierra Mountains. I always say, " You can't put it on, if you don't have it." Warmer Jackets and Coats can be left in the car if the weather proves to be warmer than expected. Casual clothes in layers are always the best choice. But don't be surprised if you might see another couple in a carriage wearing formals for a Wedding or Special Event. Some of our drivers look mighty fine in their Western Wear ( a favorite) and a warm blanket is always (even in the summer) tucked away for anyone who might need one.
what are 10 fun Things to do with children in Tahoe area?
Lake Tahoe Area:
4-Camp Richardson/Valhalla/ Tallac Historical Site/ Pope and Baldwin Beaches / Visitor’s Center: What we commonly refer to as the Camp Richardson area is loaded with cool stuff to do. The Tallac Historical Sites are beautifully groomed with walking trails & shops, the Visitor Center has a Stream Profile Chamber great for little ones and ask if the Rangers are offering a lecture, Bike Rentals and miles of easy walking & biking trails. The beaches are good for swimming, with an Ice Cream Shop and other novelties, The Beacon Restaurant and always a festival of some sort. Great fun for the day! Click here
5-Nevada State Museum / Children’s Museum/Capital Complex: Three great cultural, educational and historic activities within walking distance with lots of eateries, pubs and shopping guaranteed to have something for all ages. Click here
8-Sierra Safari Zoo, Reno: Sierra Safari Zoo has become a fixture of the Truckee Meadows community for over the last twenty years. Though small, it has become the largest zoo in Nevada, with over two hundred animals of over forty different species. Sierra Safari educates, and entertains young and old alike. Click here
10- Virginia City & Genoa
Both historical towns are still in operation and offering a ‘Step Back in Time’ feel and activities. Virginia City is by far the largest and defiantly has a whole day’s worth of stuff to do: Train and Carriage Rides, tours through Mines, Living Legends walking around, Food, Drink, Entertainment & shopping with more little museums than you can shake a stick at… Click here
Genoa is a quaint town and has some very good museums and 2 nice parks. The Oldest Thirst Parlor in Nevada is located in Genoa and families can set outside on the picnic benches while adults go up to the bar for refreshments. Across the street is a country store is snacks and good sandwiches. Click here