If you own horses, why not plan a vacation with them and really see the Smokies! We have a stable with 10 indoor box stalls, two 80' x 100' wooden fenced paddocks, 3 roundpens and a ½ acre lot to accommodate your horses. We also have another barn with 2 stalls and a corral near our camping spot. We can accommodate large horse trailers.

Twelve major trailheads for riding horses into the Smoky Mt. Natl. Park are from 1 ½ to 14 miles from our Retreat. You can either ride directly into the Park from here (you can even ride to Cades Cove) or trailer to various trailheads. There are a little under 200 miles of trails in this area of the Park. The trail riding varies from easy to moderate to more difficult. The scenery and views are spectacular. There are trails rolling through the woods, some that switchback up to mountain tops 5000 ft. in elevation, or some that are along beautiful streams with waterfalls. We have trail maps and trail books to purchase and we help you plan rides. After you enjoy a leisurely ride for the day, you can come back to the comfort of the jacuzzi! All of our cabins are convenient to the stable, or corrals, yet private from each other.

All horses entering Tennessee must have an official health certificate and proof of a negative Coggins Test (EIA) current within 12 months. We will make every effort to ensure you and your horses' safety, however, Lazy Horse Retreat cannot assume any liability for personal injuries, livestock injuries, or equipment damages pursuant to the Tennessee code annotated, Title 44, Chapter 20, Part 1.

Professional Veterinary and Farrier Service available. Stalls cleaned daily except Sunday and major holidays. Bedding furnished. We have hay to purchase. Camping available, Bathroom with shower, Electricity and water furnished. Dumping station on premises. 16 ft. gooseneck stock trailer available to rent - $20.00 per day. ($15.00 per day for multiple use). Dogs are not allowed in the Natl. Park , or in our cabins. Campers with dogs please call first for permission. There are boarding kennels from 2 to 8 miles from our Retreat.






Horse Stabling - $15.00 ea. horse per night

Paddocks - $10.00 ea. horse per night (must use hay bags)

Camping - $20.00 per rig per night (w/2 people)

$25.00 per rig per night (w/more than 2 people)


Nearby attractions and activities include hiking, horseback riding, bike riding, trout fishing, swimming and tubing in the beautiful Little River. The Tuckaleechee Caverns are within a mile of the Retreat.

If all this isn't enough to keep you entertained, action packed Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are about 20 miles away. But don't forget, most of the areas best restaurants and craft shops are located right here in Townsend.

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