Sleigh Rides

 On winter sleigh rides in New Hampshire, the jingling of bells whisks blanket-snuggled passengers right back to another era. Did you know that sleigh bells were the airbags of their day? They were a safety device required by law to warn pedestrians of a horse-drawn sled's approach. Now, of course, we associate the jingle of bells with holiday fun, romance, and laughing all the way!

Whether you dream of a private, horse-drawn sleigh ride for two (a memorable way to propose or to celebrate an anniversary) or want to pile the whole gang into a 20-passenger logging sled for a lumbering ride through the snowy woods, contact these New Hampshire sleigh-ride providers for pricing, details, and reservations.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
  • Ragged View Farm, Andover. A team of Suffolk draft horses pulls a hay-filled sleigh that can carry up to eight passengers on rides through the fields and woods at this working farm.

Lakes Region
  • Heritage Farm Pancake House, Sanbornton. Horse-drawn winter wagon rides are available by appointment and make a perfect add-on after your breakfast or on your tour during maple season.
  • Purity Spring Resort, Madison.  Traverse open fields and backcountry trails.
Merrimack Valley Region
  • Charmingfare Farm, Candia.  Book a sleigh ride for two or for a group at this multifaceted farm. Your choices range from a romantic red sleigh perfect for Valentine's Day to an old-fashioned logging sled that can carry a party of 20.

Monadnock Region
  • Stonewall Farm, Keene.  Choose a two-seater sleigh or a wagon that can seat a dozen adults for your ride through the wooded trails and open fields at this classic farm.
Seacoast Region
  • Coppal House Farm, Lee.  Sleigh rides begin as soon as there's snow at this southern New Hampshire farm, which offers sleighs for every occasion, including an antique one-horse open sleigh for two.
  • Hidden Hollow Farm, East Kingston. Whatever you're imagining, this NH farm can customize your sleigh ride: They'll even come to you!
White Mountains Region
  • Farm by the River Bed & Breakfast with Stables, North Conway.  Incredibly scenic sleigh rides are the specialty at this 70-acre White Mountains estate and stables, where you can even treat your sweetheart to an overnight stay at the on-site inn.
  • Nestlenook Farm, Jackson.  Sit back and enjoy a picture-perfect journey through a 65-acre Victorian estate aboard a custom-crafted, horse-drawn Austrian sleigh built to carry 10 to 12 people. Or reserve a more intimate outing in a one-horse open sleigh.
  • Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods.  Tour this storied resort via sleigh ride for a throwback experience. The Equestrian Center offers day and evening outings for the public, as well as resort guests.