My daughter and her friends were very surprised when the carriage arrived while we were standing in front of the Hyatt awaiting the surprise we had arranged for them. They commented on how, while dressed in their formal gowns for Prom, they felt like princesses touring the city. “People were looking at us and waving at us, and some were taking pictures!” This was a great experience for these young ladies. And as this was their Junior year in High School, I expect they’ll be asking to do this again next year.
Our guides Arthur & DJ took us on a one hour ride of Minneapolis on a beautiful Saturday evening. Weather was great and the scenic ride through Loring Park provided a great backdrop to the in-ride proposal near the park entrance. A memorable evening made better when she answered Yes! Thanks again!
The Hitching Company is always our first stop with out of town guests. We have taken advantage of all three destinations – Nicollet Island, Nicollet Mall and Loring Park. Each one showcases Minneapolis’ assets. Arthur our driver shared stories of unique buildings, history, funny tales, and what ‘s new to the city.
We really enjoyed our trip and our driver gave us some great places to check out while we were downtown. They do a great job.
We happened on Mike and his horse and carriage by the Nicollet Island Inn and he took us on a terrific trip around the island. The lights of Minneapolis and the river were fantastic. It was chilly out, but the blanket were warm and the ride was SOOO relaxing…a nice break from the day. Better than Central Park in New York! I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to have a “blast from the past” carriage ride on a breathtakingly beautiful perspective on Mpls…one you won’t see any other way.
We had a wonderful time. It was a little chilly, but it is February in Minnesota after all. They had a nice warm blanket for us and everyone was extremely friendly. It was our Anniversary as well as Valentine’s Day and they made sure we had plenty of pictures to capture the event. Our horse was Hank and he was beautiful and friendly.
We just want to say thank you for making our engagement special for us. My fiancé planned a wonderful proposal and the experience as well as our driver, Steve, made it awesome!
Ordered a 30 minute carriage ride on Valentine’s Day for my fiancé and I before our dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn. To put it simply, it was great and highly recommend. If you’re looking for a unique, romantic activity to do with that special someone, then do a horse drawn carriage ride with The Hitching Company.
Highly recommend this place. Tour was amazing and our driver Mike even doubled as a fabulous photogragher! Hats off to horse Frank for the hour long ride!
I took my granddaughters on this carriage ride as a surprise, They loved the whole experience from meeting Marble the horse to drinking hot chocolate under warm blankets. The temperature was very nice when we started at 4:30 but was chilly as we came across the stone arch bridge. Ask for a tour of the Nicollet island homes at the end. I’m not sure that they would otherwise take you there.