Sleigh Rides in Maine
Enjoy a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride at Carousel Horse Farm
Maine Winter brings a serenity and glimmer that is best experienced in a horse drawn sleigh being pulled through the Winter Wonderland of Casco, right in the heart of the Lake Region Area. Enjoy the sparkling snow covered trees and snow ocean of the drifting fields while you glide along with family, friends, and others enjoying this wonderful season together. We have private and group sleighs available. Enjoy a date night that she will never forget or a family outing the kids will not stop talking about.
We Have Snow!
Sleigh rides are available Saturdays and Sundays as long as we have snow. Weekday rides are also available.
The Couples Sleigh Rides
The small red sleigh is for Couples Sleigh Rides only. We plan to do “Date Night” on Fridays after 5 pm. We will offer these sleigh rides for $80 per couple which includes a hot drink and home baked dessert per person. We will have “head lights” for the horses for our after dark adventures. Full moon rides are sure to make a check mark on someone’s bucket list. We will also offer this sleigh ride on weekends and Monday through Thursday evening for $100 per couple.
- Friday Nights – $80 for a Couple – Includes a Hot Drink and Home Baked Dessert’
- Monday through Thursday and Weekends – $100 Per Couple.
Both sleighs are available during the week for groups or individuals that would like to join us for a sleigh ride. The larger sleigh can be reserved for a group of 8 per ride, for 30 minutes for $225 and the red sleigh can be reserved for a couple for 30 minutes for $100. We will open the cafe with a limited menu during these weekday reservations so you can get a hot drink and take care of your sweet tooth.
- Group Sleigh – $225 / 30Mins – Upto 8 People
- Couples Sleigh – $100 / 30Mins – Couples Only
Group Sleigh Rides
The large sleigh holds 8 adults and will be available 11 to 3 every weekend as long as trail conditions are favorable. Reservations are recommended but not required. The cost is $15 per adult, $10 for children 4 to 12 (all children must be accompanied by an adult) or $45 for a family of four with two children under the age of 13. The way our reservation system will work, is that we will give our customers a time, such as 1 pm. Everyone should arrive and be ready to board at 1 pm, but if others reserved for the same time were here earlier they will go first and your group may have to wait until the 1:30 trip. That way if anyone shows up late, we can still fill each ride and be ready for the next one. So be prepared to come have a good time, hang out around the fire and watch everyone enjoy themselves. We will not reserve more people per hour than we can take so you will be guaranteed a spot during that hour. These rides are about 20 minutes long to ensure that the horses get a 10 minute rest between each trip.
- $15 / Adult = 14 or older
- $10 / Child = 4 to 13
- $Free / Child = 3 or under
Gift certificates for sleigh rides are now available for purchase. This is a great gift for that someone who has everything! For the horse lover in your family. Or as a nostalgic and romantic gift to your loved ones. Purchase them here: Sleigh Ride Gift Certificates
The Sleigh Rides Route
Sleigh rides will begin as soon as we have at least two storms equaling 8 or more inches of snow. The sleighs will travel through our property and along a wooded trail out to the back pasture with a great view of Mt. Washington. We will circle the pasture and make several passes for the best views of the mountains. We often see deer and wild turkey in our pine grove too! Weekend rides last approximately 20 mins. If you’d like a longer ride you can reserve outside our regular hours at our normal rates.
Pony Rides and Other Entertainment during Sleigh Rides
We will also have a pony available to pet, most weekends and will offer pony rides when there is enough staff to do so. These are 5 min rides for $10. We walk the pony around the riding ring or down the sleigh trail. Parents are welcome to walk with the child and pony handler but must have good safe shoes for walking in snow. We do not take reservations for pony rides. There may also be some simple snow games for kids with trading cards of our horses as prizes and some local live music on busier weekends. We have plans to do a special for Valentine’s Day weekend and Maple Syrup Sunday! We’ll keep you updated.
Road Apple Cafe and Sleigh Rides
The Road Apple Cafe menu includes paninis, soups, stews and chili to warm your belly on a cold day. Traditional hot cocoa or flavor it up! Espresso, coffee and tea are also great with our homemade flavors such a mint and cinnamon dolce. Desserts are abundant with at least four different choices every day! You’ll be able to come in before your trail ride or sleigh ride begins to grab a pastry and a hot drink and wait out back in our little picnic area with the fire and a great view of the sleigh and horses coming through the pasture for their next ride.
Need a Place to Stay and Sleigh?
Wolf Cove Inn stays open all winter long and will help you set up all of your winter activities in the area. Visit their site at www.wolfcoveinn.com or call for a reservation in their beautiful Inn by the lake in Poland.