Horse Carriage Tours to Farms, Orchards and Wineries
We are passionate about creating unique and memorable guest experiences, and we also love being outdoors, being around animals, and savoring good food and wine! What better way to combine these passions than to take a horse carriage tour to farms, orchards, and wineries?! The relaxed pace, beautiful scenery, and fun onsite activities add up to an experience you won’t soon forget!
OUR UPCOMING HORSE CARRIAGE TOURS
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What You’ll Do
At the designated meeting site, we will board a carriage for a ride through the beautiful countryside, on backroads surrounded by the awe-inspiring West Elk Mountains. Ms. Jo Ann, your host, will make you feel welcome and point out features of interest along the way. Our destination will be a local farm or winery. Depending on the venues and the time of year, we will do u-pick fruit picking and/or wine tasting, along with a tour of the farm by carriage. The farm owner may jump aboard to provide insider commentary about their operation. The carriage ride back will follow either the same route, or a different route. The entire tour lasts 3 to 3.5 hours.
Where We’ll Go
The vineyards and wineries are part of the West Elks Viticultural Area, which boasts some of the highest vineyards in North America and great Colorado Wines! We can run three different tour routes:
– Paonia to Black Bridge Winery and Orchard Valley Farms
– Azura Cellars to Stone Cottage Cellars
– Leroux Creek Vineyards to Mesa Winds Winery
What to Bring
Dress for outdoor comfort from the elements! Bring a rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, and snacks. We recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt and good walking shoes. Bring money for buying locally produced wines, u-picked fruit, and specialty food items and products, directly from the farmers. Bring a camera, too!
Tour Start Times
Morning tours go from 10:00 am to 1:00-1:30 pm. Afternoon tours go from 2:00 pm to 5:00-5:30 pm. Be sure to arrive early to get checked in, use restrooms, etc.
Who, What, When
and How Much?
Each trip will have its own point of meeting and departure, either near Paonia or Hotchkiss, Colorado. Instructions and directions will be emailed to guests once the trip is booked.
Who can attend
Minimum age is 8. Minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult guardian. See Physical Requirements for the tour to assess whether a child can keep pace with the group.
Guests must be able to step up into and down out of the carriage, about three big steps.
We love your pets, but they’re not allowed on our tours.
Mac and Mike, the carriage horses, are friendly and you can pet them. Just watch out for their big hooves!
Maximum Group Size
Maximum group size is 13 guests.
Booking must be done by at least 24 hours before the tour.
Restrooms are available at the farm, orchard, and winery stops, but not along the carriage routes. Please use restroom before trip.