Winter Sleigh Rides & Rates

We are accepting reservations for the 2021/2022 Winter Season!! Get your date & time down on the schedule today!

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TRAIL UPDATE: As of today, 12-1-2021, we have about 2 inches of snow with rain in the forecast for today. There is snow and colder temperatures in the long term forecast. We will continue to use the wagons unless we receive 4 to 6 inches of snow that will give us a good base to groom.

Our two seat sleighs hold 2 adults.

Thank You for visiting Fantail Farm!

We do group rides- we do not sell rides by the seat.  Your group will have a sleigh/wagon to yourself. 

Our sleigh rides are 45-55 minutes in length, through the woods and fields of our 120 acre farm.   During your trip there is a possibility to see Bald Eagles, Whitetail Deer and other forest critters!  We have a variety of sleighs – from a cozy two-seater to sleighs than can hold 8, 10 and 12 adults. 

For the 2021/22 season, we will be adding an option. This two seat sleigh is a tad wider than the original, and will accommodate families of 3, two parents and kids under the age of 12. Tots 3 years and younger still ride free.
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Our larger sleighs hold 8 adults comfortably.

Our hours are by appointment. This year we have both Weekdays and Weekend time slots – 10 a.m., 12 Noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.  These spaces in time are for our equine teams to rest up, or be changed out.  It gives our teamsters a chance to warm up as well.  

General Rates  (Good through March 14th  2022):

  • Two Seat Santa Sleigh: $60 (2 guests)
  • Group Ride (adults – 3 to 6 Guests):  $84.00 Flat Rate
  • Group Ride (7 or more guests): $14.00/person
  • Children age 3 and under are free!! 
  • Santa Sleigh family-  (Two parents and child age 3-12)- $70.00

  Please Note!!  Private ride is only defined as having a sleigh for you and your family.  We often go out in a caravan for safety, (sleighs following each other down the path).  If you prefer the trails to yourself, there’s an additional fee and special scheduling required.   

PAYMENT- We accept payments at the time of service through PayPal and Venmo (using QR code), credit and debit cards along with a check or cash.PayPal QR codes for touchless payments will be posted in the Sheds as well as the main barn for your convenience.  You can also scan this code right from this page!!  

We offer Gift Certificates!!!  NOTE!  Gift Certificate holders, don’t wait to schedule your ride, (unless we’re waiting for snow, even then, get on the schedule!)Click here for Gift Certificate Info

Contact us today to secure your spot and discuss the custom options of your winter wonderland sleigh ride!

–We will confirm reservations 24 to 48 hours in advance by text or voice call. Please check to see if we’ve reached out to you and take a moment to respond. It takes time to prep barns and horses for guests, please take that into consideration and let us know ASAP what you intend to do. Thanks!

Additional Information:

–PLEASE, this year,  bring your own lap blankets. (We’re not sharing due to Covid).  

–Please come a bit early if you need to prepare yourself or children. We like to leave on the hour!  

 Included with your ride, we offer hot cocoa KITS which are pre-packaged for each group- kits include cups/lids/one spoon and cocoa packets. Kits will have your name on them and be waiting at one of the two hot water stations- (one in the main barn, one in the little barn).   These are available at the end of the ride, to enjoy while meeting the other horses or to take with you!  

–You are welcome to bring your own preferred beverages (spill proof containers, Please!).

–We appreciate advance notice of cancellation so we can give the sleigh ride to another group on the wait list .

The addition of a warming shed was so well received this past winter, we’ve added this second “North Shed” for our guests. This allows our groups to have their hot cocoa out of the cold and with a view of the horses.
Sitting inside, watching the herd is so relaxing. Horse behavior can be fun to interpret.
The South Shed
Though sometimes there’s not enough snow for sleighs, the views from a winter wagon ride can be spectacular!!