Jack's Livery Stable, Mackinac Island

Horseback Riding Tour · Outdoor Activity
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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  • I have lots of riding experience, but had never driven a carriage. It's easy! It was great fun to enjoy a leisurely trip about the Island. I would recommend this for everyone!  more »
  • This is an awesome experience! The staff are super friendly and can answer any and all of your questions. I am a paint horse owner and I'll admit the idea of driving a big draft horse is a little...  more »
  • My daughter that has horses drove the carriage. The horse was very well behaved and pretty much one where to go. The route is on more of the back roads so it is a peaceful beautiful ride. The guys at....  more »
  • One of the most fun things to do on the island is to rent your own horse and carriage and take a spin. The horses are cared for and know the way. The stable gives a lot of support to drivers and horses for a successful journey. The route takes you by beautiful views and interesting parts of the island. We had a good horse and a wonderful experience!
  • Amazing! Chance and Minnie (the horses) were so good to us and they matched our personalities. Even though we were experienced riders we decided to get a guide since we didn't know the horses or the area. Alyssa (our guide) was amazing and definitely gave us a good time and quite some good laughs. Me and my brother highly recommend her!!!!! And we cant wait for the next time we can see Minnie and Chance
  • Had a great time. An hour was plenty for my novice skill level. The horses are very gentle and the ride through the woods was beautiful.
  • So much fun renting a horse and carriage. Very nice people, we got lost once, but the horse knew we were going the wrong way! My family will definitely be return customers next year!
  • This is a great place to go if you would like a private ride with a horse and carriage. However it is quite expensive. I found taking a taxi to where you want to go less expensive depending on where you're going. The taxi service is on Main Street right up from the Starr Dock. We have used Jack's Livery stable as well as the taxi service both are great.

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