5+ Enchanting Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in West Michigan

Grand Rapids Area Sleigh Rides

There’s something magical about horses and snow and sleighs all mingled together. Horse drawn sleigh rides are an awesome outdoor winter activity.

That’s great news for us, as we have plenty of snow and winter ahead of us. Here are the local places offering winter sleigh rides around West Michigan.

And if you like the idea of horse-drawn sleigh rides, we think you might also love visiting one of Michigan’s Magical Reindeer Farms.

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West Michigan Sleigh Rides

Classic Carriage 

Southwest corner of Pearl & Monroe, in front of PNC Bank and across from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
171 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

2023 Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 pm
Sunday through Thursday and earlier times on Friday & Saturday by appointment only.
Tickets: $60 per half hour – $90 per hour (driver gratuities not included, but appreciated)

Tour downtown Grand Rapids in a horse drawn white Vis-a-Vis carriage.

Carriage comfortably accommodates four adult passengers and features authentic Amish lap blankets, electric carriage lamps and convertible tops to cover the passenger area of the carriage.

There is also a two-person Victorian carriage available as well as a larger 8 – 10 person wagonette.

Advance reservations required, no refunds. Cash or check only.

Common Gentry Carriage Company

146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Rosa Parks Circle in front of Biggby Coffee and Kilwins Chocolate)

2023 Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tickets: $60 for up to 6 passengers. 1 hour tour is $90

Create unforgettable memories on a classic winter sleigh ride.

As the horse steps along in the snow, you’ll listen to the sound of German sleigh bells ringing across the countryside, while you sit cuddled up with your loved one in our 1800’s horse drawn sleigh. Lap blankets provided.

Carriage rides downtown include an optional narrated tour of the highlights of Grand Rapids’ history.

Walk-ups are welcome or you can call to make a reservation.

Other tour options include Princess Party, Western themed events and horse drawn nostalgic town coach.

fruit ridge hayrides grand rapids sleigh rides

Fruit Ridge Hayrides

1966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, MI 49330
2023 Dates: Groups may book any day, by reservation only
Tickets: $200 per hour (up to 10 people)

Take a ride through a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride and then cozy up together around a warm campfire.

Access to picnic area, play area, and petting zoo is included.

Rides are approximately one hour and may be combined with a one-hour campfire, either before or after the ride.

Reservations are required. (Sleigh rides are not wheelchair accessible.)

Healey's Outback Ranch grand rapids sleigh rides

Healey’s Outback Ranch

12600 Buchanan Rd., Stanwood, MI 49346
2022 Dates: Weekends by appointment only
Tickets: $75

Cozy up with family and friends for a 35 minute ride through the crisp woods and warm up with some hot cocoa and a homemade treat upon return.

A good base of snow is needed in order for the sleigh rides to run.

Up to 6 adults can enjoy the horse drawn sleigh ride.

PLUS stayed tuned to their Facebook page for news of special sleigh rides for the Christmas season.

Post Family Farm sleigh ride

Post Family Farm

5081 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville, MI 49426
2023 Dates: By reservation only
Tickets: $400 for the first 12 (or fewer) people and $10 for each additional person

Experience Michigan’s winter wonderland while on a horse-drawn sleigh!

Enjoy the sound of sleigh bells and a steaming cup of hot cocoa as you glide over the snow on the 80-acre farm. Private group sleigh rides available by advance reservation.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are weather permitting. If the conditions are not suitable for the skis, it will be a horse-drawn ride on a wagon.

It is not handicap accessible.

During the month of December, they also offer “Over the Creek and Through the Woods” Horse-Drawn Rides. Admission is $15/person for ages 2 and up and includes a bonfire with hot cocoa and marshmallows and access to farm animals and play areas.

Wild West Ranch Sleigh Rides

1865 52 St., Fennville, MI 49408
2023 Dates: By appointment
Tickets: $100 a couple

Bundle up and have some fun with these sleigh rides.

Rides are 40 minutes long.

By appointment, weather permitting.

All rides are by reservation only. Call to book your time.

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3 thoughts on “5+ Enchanting Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in West Michigan”

  1. As of 11/13/22 Double JJ resort doesn’t have any horses to pull their sleigh & it’s not looking good for the 2022 winter/Christmas season.

  2. I don’t see any of these in an actual SLEIGH
    like in the picture..red sleigh or grey at end of article.. for 2 or 4…. aren’t there any REAL OLD FASHION SLEIGHS??

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