Here’s a fun winter tradition! How fun would that be to get your family together for a wintertime horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) ride? All locations have been updated for the 2020-2021 winter season!

CornerStone Ranch
29 Dowds Lane, Princeton MA
(978) 464-4570

Join Corner Stone Ranch for a chance to step back in time and experience what was once common, as you ride behind our team of young Percheron Mares (Frick and Frack) in a wagon or sleigh, complete with sleigh bells (snow conditions permitting). You’ll marvel at the beauty of these magnificent horses and notice how well they work together as they trot along on the journey down country roads and meadows.

Rides available Thursdays-Sundays.

When it’s cold outside, they’ll have the camp fire going and hot chocolate and Smore’s will be available.

Sleigh Ride Pricing:
Private sleigh rides for two, or family unit are $150 plus gratuity.
**The weather and footing will be the factor as to which our rides will be, wagon rides or sleigh rides.**

Oakholm Farm
80 Lake Rd
Brookfield, MA
(774) 757-8773

The majestic draft horses from Winterhill Farm will escort couples & families around the farm through the lanterns (will be seen for the evening rides) in a beautiful white carriage known as a “vis a vis,” which is French for face to face.In order to provide a safe experience for all guests, we must limit the wagon capacity to one family/group at a time. Rather than pay by rider, there is one price to reserve the wagon – comfortably fitting 6 to 10 guests per ride. Ride time is around 15 minutes and is $40 per family.

After your ride, linger awhile by the fire & grab a hot chocolate or hot cider or a cold ‘holm-brewed beer from
the Oakholm Brewing Co. Taproom or delicious woodfired pizza from Pup’s Pizza Trailer.

Mainely Drafts
1361 Lyon Street
Ludlow, MA (413) 218-4074

Mainly Drafts sleighs afford an exhilarating winter experience as there is nothing that rivals a New England horse drawn sleigh ride! By appt. only, contact 413-218-4074 /

Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge MA

The village will be offering horse drawn wagon rides throughout the village during their winter walk at the village event.  The rides are included in museum admission, which is half prices through 2/7. Event runs weekends and Feb. school vacation week through 2/28.


Salem Cross Inn- Cancelled for Winter 2020-2021
260 West Main Street (Route 9)
West Brookfield, MA (508) 867-2345

This unique event features dinner and a ride! The Fireplace Feast, a special dining event at the Salem Cross Inn, occurs weekends this winter. A series of 1700’s style feasts, prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Relax by the fire or lend a hand as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in our cast iron cauldron. See your prime rib, roasted ‘to a turn,’ as the only known authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire of wild cherry logs. Beware the brimming bowl of freshly whipped cream – the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

While your dinner is cooking to perfection, enjoy a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the valley on the Inn’s pristine 600 acres. Shake off the chill with warm mulled wine or cider upon your return and browse their extensive collection of colonial and federal period American antiques.

Fireplace Feast Dining Event Includes:

  • Delicious Early American Fare for your consumption
  • Pie making, mulling and chowder demonstrations
  • Horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride, weather permitting
  • Casual dress is a must for this event


  • Adults $63 
  • Children $25 (Ages 5-12)
  • Ages 2-4 $15
  • Age 1 and under are Free

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