Jack's Livery Stable, Mackinac Island

4.4
#9 of 16 in Outdoors in Mackinac Island
Established in 1953 by brothers Jack and Burton Gough, Jack's offers both drive-yourself carriages and saddle horses for rent by the hour. Upon Jack's death in 1970 and Burton's death in 1976, Jack's sons, Billy and Reggie, and Burton's son, Dale, took over the stables. Today, Jack's is owned and operated by Dale and Cindy, Billy's wife, as well as Teddy, Billy's son.

Jack's opens for the season in early May and closes in mid-October. Although open 7 days a week, hours change throughout the season. Please call for more information.
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  • This was a fun experience! We had a 2 hour drive with Barney, who pretty much did as he pleased during the trip, we didn’t have to direct him too much. There is a mid-point stop where you can get snac...  more »
  • We saw an ad for Jack's Livery Stable prior to going to Mackinac Island and thought this would be the perfect way to see the island because we are not big on taking guided tours. You have to complete ...  more »
  • my husband and i really enjoyed our buggy ride around the island. it was very relaxing! our horse knew his way and it was easy to “drive” the buggy. highly recommend this!  more »
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  • nice place for a ride. get there early as they fill up fast.
  • Lovely ride on the island. Started guided (and our guide was terrific!) then we were asked if we would like to ride solo through the woods, and we took her up on the offer. We were only out for an hour but I felt like that was enough time to do a nice short trail ride. If you want to see a lot of scenery and go further into/around the island, definitely plan for 2 - 2.5 hours or so (if your butt can handle it, that is).
  • Great way to see Mackinaw! Very knowledgeable staff. Jim was a great horse. Good price for the carriage ride. Looking forward to visiting again. I have horses and have never drove one before so this was a fun experience. If you are thinking about doing this and have no horse experience I would recommend you do it. The staff and horses will take care of you.
  • My husband and I really enjoyed our carriage ride, we had never taken a carriage ride by ourselves but we had a very experienced horse by the name of "Shorty" he knew exactly where he was suppose to go and what to do! Would highly recommend Jack's🐎 awesome people to deal with. Explains everything thoroughly. Thanks for the awesome experience and allowing us to tour the island with your horse and buggy!
  • My husband and I went last year and it was great! Loved the carriage ride, the horse knew right where to go. Will be going again this month celebrating our anniversary! Highly recommend doing this! Staff is great too!
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