We’ve compiled a list of some great sleigh rides in Minnesota. From the Twin Cities area all the way up to the North Shore, taking a winter sleigh ride is something that’s fun for families and lovebirds alike. If you know of a great sleigh ride in Minnesota that we missed, please let us know – and we’ll get it added to our list!
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What’s better than a picturesque sleigh ride through the North woods of Minnesota? A free one.
The Grand View Lodge offers up their pair of Clydesdale horses for a short (15 minute) but sweet ride around their property in Nisswa. You’ll be able to take in the beauty of the pine trees, the sound of their hooves in the snow and the jingle of their bells before your hands even get a chance to freeze over. If you’re looking to make a weekend out of it, be sure to check out their cabins, cottages and suites – and complete your weekend outing.
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
There’s something to be said about a ranch that’ll accommodate sleigh ride groups from 2 people all the way up to more than 60 – they’re built for it! The Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch will deliver a romantic “cutter ride” on their sleigh built for two, along the Root River near Stewartville. If the group outing is more your speed, their 20 person sleigh will work in shifts, ensuring that everyone in your group gets a chance to be pulled behind their horse fleet. The amount of time on the sleigh varies depending on how many are in your group – and they even offer meeting space to make sure that no one is left out in the cold while they’re waiting.
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
7291 Couty Road 6 SW
Stewartville, MN 55976
Less than an hour drive from Minneapolis sits the Roselawn Stables, and their team of horses. Situated outside the scenic town of St. Francis, this dedicated horse and riding ranch will whisk you away on a once-in-a-lifetime horse drawn sleigh ride that’s ideal as either a family friendly activity or as a romantic evening away near the Twin Cities. Their options range from their Enchanted Sleigh, designed for groups up to 4 people all the way up to their Bob Sled for groups up to 20.
24069 Rum River Blvd. NW
Saint Francis, MN 55070
If you close your eyes, you can almost picture it. A sleigh ride through snow covered woods, meadows and pastures near Hibbing. You’re not dreaming, and Mr. Ed’s will make it a reality! While the farm takes its name from the famous talking horse, we can (almost) guarantee that you won’t find him on this sleigh ride. If you’re planning on a group outing of 12 people or more, Mr. Ed’s also offers an event center that can be reserved for hanging out after the ride. If that wasn’t good enough – you’re welcome to hang out and visit with the animals as well. Be sure to dress for the weather, the only thing that cancels trips at Mr. Ed’s is ice!
Mr. Ed’s Farm
10796 Foss Rd.
Hibbing, MN 55746