Seattle is home to eclectic architecture and a vibrant and bustling downtown area. Touring the city courtesy of a horse-drawn carriage ride offers a romantic alternative to traditional bus tours and allows guests the opportunity to sit back, relax and take in all that the Emerald City has to offer.
Emerald County Carriages
Price: ranges from $30 for 15-minute rides to $120 and up for rides lasting an hour or more
Hours: Vary based on availability. Reservations required.
Offering its guests a variety of destinations throughout the city, Emerald Country Carriages caters to groups both large and small. From fairy-tale themed wedding services to birthday celebrations or tourist groups, Emerald Country Carriages packages that can be customized to fit most any occasion. All tours are led by professional tour guides who are well versed on Seattle’s rich history and are drawn by gorgeous percheron draft horses. Hours vary based on availability.
Price: averages $55.00 for one-hour rides
Hours: Vary based on availability
Sit back and take in Seattle’s natural beauty as Sweet Pete guides you past Seattle’s famous Space Needle and through the city’s painstakingly preserved historic district. From traditional 30-minute tours to customized packages, Sealth Horse Carriages caters to groups large and small and has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most personable carriage services. Sealth Horse Carriages features equestrians that are child friendly, and princess-themed rides are available for birthdays, weddings and other special events. Tours are available by reservation only and hours vary accordingly.
Price: Varies from $150 for basic, 90-minute packages to $350 for longer events
Hours: Vary based on availability. Reservations strongly advised.
Specializing in romantic events, Willow’s Edge Farm offers an array of customized horse-drawn carriage rides that are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, anniversary events or special first dates. Located just 20 minutes outside of Seattle in the village of Bothell, Willows Edge Farm offers mares and stallions that are raised and cared for on the family owned company’s private farm.
P.O. Box 54
Graham, WA 98338
Price: varies based on event and duration
Hours: based on availability. By reservation only.
Servicing the greater Seattle area, Country Wagon is known for its elegance and professionalism. It offers intimate tours for two as well as customized packages for formal events. Stage Coach rides features a variety of elegantly designed carriages in an array of sizes. Memorial coaches are also available for funeral services aboard a vintage 1840s-era functioning horse-drawn hearse. Located in Graham, Country Wagon services areas throughout the state.
Price: Varies from $55 for 3.5-hour tours to $175.00 for tours up to five hours long
Hours: Based on availability. By reservation only.
Located just of Seattle proper in the village of Kent, Falling Cedar Farm offers a trip back in time as you stroll through city streets aboard a luxury carriage drawn by fine stallions and mares. For the adventurous types, Falling Cedar Farms also offers guided horseback rides through 10 miles of wooded trails.
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