12 Great Winter Sleigh Rides In Wisconsin
There’s nothing quite like experiencing winter in Wisconsin…unless you’re experiencing it while riding in a horse drawn sleigh! We’ve put together a list of 12 great winter sleigh rides in Wisconsin, divided by area of the state! If you know of a great sleigh ride in Wisconsin that we missed, please let us know – and we’ll be sure to get it added to our list.
We hope that the map below is helpful for you in planning your Wisconsin sleigh ride adventure – click each of the icons for detailed contact information, pricing and directions as well.
Lastly, if you’re planning on taking a sleigh ride in Wisconsin this winter, be sure to check out our list of warm cocktails for your thermos – and thank us later.
Sleigh Rides In Northern Wisconsin
There’s nothing like starting a new family tradition – and what better place than at Brandt’s Sleigh rides near Antigo. Their family owned and operated business specializes in old time family fun, particularly as part of their popular 2 hour winter sleigh ride around their family farm. Come hungry, as Brandt’s encourages guest to bring their own food to cook over the open fire after the ride is through. They’re great at accommodating groups – with room for up to 20 people per sleigh! Sounds like the start of something special!
Brandt’s Sleigh Rides
N4515 County Road S
Bryant, WI 54418
Cost : $100 – $175 (for up to 20 people)
Just imagine cozying up with your family, as your winter sleigh is pulled by a pair of Percheron draft horses across the Starwood Farm east of Wausau, outside of Ringle, Wisconsin. The destination? A private bonfire that’s been reserved just for your group. Warm up for a while, and enjoy some refreshments before reboarding the sleigh for a majestic journey back to the farm. This is a great sleigh ride, especially if you’ve got children in your group – they’re encouraged to get up close with the animals for a pet and a picture.
5271 Town Hall Road
Ringle, WI 54471
Cost: $10 per person before 4pm / $12 per person after 6pm / $85 minimum for groups less than 9
The Western Connection Ranch in Rhinelander, WI boasts three beautiful horse teams that stand at the ready to pull your winter sleigh through the woods of northern Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a fun group outing, this might be the ticket – as the winter sleigh rides depart and return from the Woodpecker Bar & Grill in Rhinelander. You’ll be able to warm yourself up both before and after your ride. Sounds good to us!
Western Connection Ranch
6899 Hwy K
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Cost: Call ahead for availability and pricing
Sleigh Rides In Northeast Wisconsin
Experiencing the Kettle Moraine while being pulled by a team of Belgian or Percheron Draft Horses will give you an entirely new perspective on the Northeastern Wisconsin landscape. The team follows a route that covers both scenic woodlands as well as open fields for as far as the eye can see. Looking for a romantic sleigh ride? Be sure to check out their night rides – perfect for couples. Be sure to dress warm, and don’t forget to pack your Thermos!
Kettle Moraine Carriages
N612 Forest View Rd.
Kewaskum, WI 53040
Cost: $100 per hour, per sleigh (up to 8 people)
Rodger and Jan Cavahaugh are both retired educators, who have decided to spend their golden years sharing their love for animals and the outdoors with anyone who’d like to join them at their 140 acre family farm outside of Neenah, WI. To add to the fun, their farm acts an old west backdrop, transporting you out of Northeastern Wisconsin to a simpler time. This is a great winter sleigh ride for groups, families and team building.
3910 Fairview Road
Neenah, WI 54956
Cost: Call ahead for pricing and availability!
If you find yourself anywhere near Kohler, Wisconsin – go and check out the 40 acre Bulitz Farm and one of their day or evening sleigh rides. This picturesque location can acomodate groups from just two people all the way up to larger groups. Once the sleigh ride is complete, enjoy some time around their indoor fireplace while sipping hot chocolate. It’s the perfect way to spend a winter evening.
Bulitz Pumpkin Farm
N6327 Range Line Road
Kohler, WI 53044
Cost: Call ahead for pricing and availability for your group
Sleigh Rides In West Central Wisconsin
Red Ridge Ranch in Mauston (near the Wisconsin Dells) offers three sleighs that are in operation throughout the winter. With each sleigh being able to hold 10-15 people comfortably, their operation is built for both groups and family outings. Each 40 minute ride is a step back in time, as the horses pull you through the scenic woods of West Central Wisconsin – and back to enjoy some hot chocolate. If you happen to go on Saturday or Sunday, enjoy warming yourself by their bonfire!
Red Ridge Ranch
W4881 Hwy. 82
Mauston, WI 53948
Cost: $20.00 per person / Children 5 and under $8.00 / Reservations Required
Cabin Ridge has been offering winter sleigh rides since 1984 – which means they’ve got it down! If you’re looking for the full experience for your friends or family, be sure to book their bonfire ride. You’ll enjoy a 45 minute sleigh ride, combined with a bonfire at their special outdoor pavillion area, complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows. If you’re looking for something even grander, Cabin Ridge offers both an A-frame chalet as well as a large indoor lodge that can seat up to 120 guests. Might just be time to book that mid-winter party you’ve been talking about!
4271 220th Street
Cost: 2-4 people $65 / 5-10 people $100 / 10+ $10 per person
Sleigh Rides In South Central Wisconsin
Rocking L Acres offers one of the most intimate winter sleigh rides that we’ve found in Wisconsin. Enjoy a ride in an open bob sleigh pulled by a pair of drive horses. You’ll take in the sites and sounds of the woods, fields and ponds near the town of Dunn – outside of Madison, WI. While you’ll need to dress in winter clothes, but they provide authentic lap robes that will help keep your legs and feet warm during the ride. After the ride, enjoy a wood burning stove, hot beverages and cookies inside. You’re going to love this!
Rocking L Acres
2964 Hwy AB
McFarland, WI 53558
Cost: $50 hitching fee + $10 per adult / $5 per child
Sleigh Rides In Southeast Wisconsin
The Paradise Ranch outside of Cedarburg, WI has it figured out! Their old fashioned designed sleigh can hold up to 12 people, and is pulled by a team of Percherons through the crisp Wisconsin night air. To add to the charm and excitement, the sleigh rides through Paradise Ranch, fully decorated with 1000’s of lights for Christmas. It’s truly a winter wonderland not to be missed!
2408 Spring Hill Drive
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Cost: $42 per person / $29 ages 11 and under
Regardless if you’re coming from Chicago or the Milwaukee area, the Dan Patch stables will provide you the perfect place to kick-off your Lake Geneva winter sleigh ride. The horse-drawn sleigh will tour you around the most beautiful scenery of the Grand Geneva property. It’s the perfect way to compliment your winter season – but make sure you call ahead for reservations and availability!
Dan Patch Stables
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Cost: $60.00 for 4 people
Hoof Beats Express offers riders a unique ride in their antique Canadian sleighs. The 40 minute ride is guided by a team of horses around their 115 acre farm outside of Oconomowoc, WI. If you’re looking for something more romantic, you’ve got to check out their antique Minnesota country sleigh or their large bobsled. After the ride, saddle up with hot chocolate and cookies inside of their warmed barn – and make the most of winter nights.
Hoof Beats Express
W359N9054 Brown Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Cost: $25.00 per adult / Under 18 $15.00 / Under 10 $5.00
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