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Horseback Vineyard Tours

Package includes: horseback vineyard tour for two, wine tasting, picnic lunch with picnic essentials.

Indian Summer Guide Service is central Virginia’s premier vineyard riding experience!  Enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge on a private, guided horseback ride at the venue of your choice.  Every ride is uniquely tailored to the group and terrain.  Calm, trained, well behaved horses will lead you through an unforgettable, unrestricted riding experience.  Indian Summer Guide Service has built relationships with Charlottesville’s finest wineries in order to offer guests access to some of the most breathtaking properties in the region.

Hop on the saddle with your significant other, your family, or your friends – whoever you decide to bring, the experience is shaped around the desires of your group. Each of our private horseback rides is led by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will ensure your safety as well as your enjoyment.

After the ride, make your way to the tasting room to enjoy locally crafted wines or ciders.  Each guests (21 and older) receives a full tasting from a knowledgeable employee of the venue.  After your tasting feel free to stock up on your favorites to drink at the venue or to take home!

Once the tasting is over, enjoy a lovely picnic lunch!   Each guest can choose a gourmet sandwich with chips or pickle, fruit snack (seasonal) or trail mix and water.  Picnic lunch is packed in a picnic basket that includes coolers, plastic glasses, plastic plates, silverware and napkins (picnic basket is not part of the package deal and is returned at the end of your outing).

Venues include: Glass House Winery, King Family Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Keswick Vineyards, Cunningham Creek Winery at Middle Fork Farm, Castle Hill Cider and The Market at Grelen.  (some venues require food from off site to be consumed outside the tasting room). 


Price of horseback tour, tasting and picnic lunch for TWO people: $400 (in addition to cabin rentals) 

For groups larger than two, please call Beth-Anne directly to discuss options.



**All packages are subject to availability.  If your desired time and dates are unavailable, we will offer a refund for the package.  Please allow up to five days notice for any package.**


  • Restrictions
    • For the safety of our riders and horses, we have a 250lb weight limit.  Good physical condition is a plus.  Riders must be able to mount and dismount on their own, with a mounting block.
    •  The minimum age is 12 years old, unless the rider has 1-2 years of prior riding experience.
    • Riders will be given safety and riding instructions and must be able to demonstrate the ability to control the horse and be of their own physical ability to ride.

  •  Policies
    • Closed toed shoes and pants are required.
    • Helmets are available but not required.
    • For the safety of all riders and horses, we do not allow you to bring your own horse.
    • Reservations are required as we only offer private rides.  We recommend booking at least several days in advance.
    • Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on any of our rides.
    • No-shows or cancellations within 48 hours will result in the forfeit of your deposit and loss of your reservation.​​

  • Cancellation
    • We require a credit card to hold your reservation. If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled ride, there is no charge. If you cancel with less than the required notice, fail to show up, or show up intoxicated, we will charge the full amount to the card on file.


  • Inclement Weather Policy
    • Our guides will have the final call in regards to weather.  We will not cancel for light rain, or extreme temperatures, so please check the weather and dress accordingly. Should we make the decision to cancel, you have the option of rescheduling and will not incur any charges.


  • Gratuity
    • Our guides are working long before and long after your ride begins and ends. They do their best to provide you with an unbeatable experience. If you had a great time on your ride, show your appreciation by tipping your guide.


We loved our stay in the neat log cabin, in an excellent location, with lots of quiet moments in pure beauty.... peaceful stay. We will definitely come again in the future. Owners were very friendly and around to give great pointers about the area. -Jennifer J. via TripAdvisor

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