Horse Drawn Carriage Tours

Horse-Drawn Carriage tours with Eustace will resume as of April 15 2017. 

Come and see Turtle Island Preserve with owner and master horseman Eustace Conway on a horse drawn carriage ride! Journey through our unique, real-living-history farm. Eustace Conway will personally guide you through miles of fabulous private trails. He can teach you as much as you want to learn about horse-work while you enjoy the beautiful experience.

Enjoy a buggy ride with Eustace!The cost is $75.00 for one individual, or $65.00 each for 2 or more persons, for an hour-long private instructional adventure through beautiful wilderness trails. (No charge for children age 3 and under.) We can fit 7 adults at a time, in addition to Eustace, your driver. The ride can be personally suited to group size and interest level.

Buggy Ride in the summer meadow

How To Register:

To make your appointment, please send an email to: or call (828) 265-2267. Tours are available Thursday through Sunday. We try to book at least two weeks in advance, to acommodate as many visitors as possible. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with the date you would like to visit, along with your contact information and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Once your date is booked, Mail in your non-refundable payment (to Eustace Conway, not Turtle Island) and completed 2-sided Medical/Liability Form to:

Eustace Conway
Attn. Buggy Rides
2683 Little Laurel Road
Boone, NC 28607

After You've Registered:

Driving & Parking Directions (for buggy-riders only) 

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions related to Buggy Rides

Buggy Riders fall 2013

Thank you again for the buggy ride and tour of turtle island. It was unquestionably the most memorable part of our vacation! The kids are still talking about it and are asking questions about everything we saw. We are very grateful for the time you spent with us.
--Recent Visitors


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."