Welcome to The Horse Drawn Carriage Company!

The Carriage Wheel Ranch in Chugiak, Alaska is the Home of the “Gentle Giants”.
The Horse-Drawn Carriage Company began offering carriage rides downtown Anchorage in the fall of 1983.


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Take A Carriage Adventure Back In Time To Wild Alaska


A unique experience with a truly Alaskan flavor, adventure back to a simpler era as our horses guide you on a scenic ride with views of the Alaskan Mountain Range. Or sit back and relax as the gentle giants guide your carriage on a romantic ride through downtown Anchorage.
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Special Events and Custom Packages

Making your events memorable for years to come!


Our Cinderella Carriage is perfect for romantic weddings, holiday parties, weekend escapes, anniversaries, birthdays and any other special occasion.

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Our Sleighs and Carriages

Offering numerous customizable options to serve you and your occasion.


Whether you’re looking for a sleigh ride through the countryside or a romantic carriage ride downtown, we have a variety of sleighs and carriages available to accommodate any event. Our Six Carriages will help you celebrate any special occasion in style:

  • The antique 1893 Falling Front Brougham 
  • The 1879 French Landau Carriage 
  • Two white Vis a Vis carriages
  • The white twelve-passenger limousine carriage
  • The white Cinderella carriage

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Rides in Downtown Anchorage

Experience the city from a new perspective.


We offer horse-drawn carriage rides of different durations and with several route options so you can choose the ride that best suits your schedule and interests. All of our carriage rides offer the scenic splendor, relaxation, and romance that only can be found in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Rides in the Birchwood Countryside

Travel through the beautiful Birchwood countryside by sleigh or wagon.


With a variety of sleigh sizes accommodating parties of up to 20 adults, our horse-drawn sleigh rides travel through the breathtaking Birchwood countryside. Wagon rides are also available with seating for larger parties of 20 to 30 people, offering a charming nostalgic experience for group outings. Longer rides travel into the Chugach Mountains offering panoramic views of Alaska’s magnificent scenery.

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Horse Boarding

Caring for your horse with warmth and compassion.


Our main priority at The Carriage Wheel Ranch is to make you and your horse as happy as possible while offering you both a quiet and relaxing environment. We cater to all equine lovers from the competitive hunter, jumper, and dressage riders to those who just want to trail ride on the weekend or routine horse grooming.

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Driver Course

Learn how to drive a team of draft horses in our beginning driver class.


There is nothing quite like the feeling of driving these strong and powerful animals. In our driver course, seasoned drivers from the Horse Drawn Carriage Company serve as helpers, allowing for a one-on-one learning experience. The course covers single driving, team driving, hitch driving, and carriage driving, as well as circles, figure 8′s, and backing maneuvers.

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  • “Not only myself but my whole family loved it. This could become a tradition! Thank you, Jon, for making this so fun and sharing these beautiful giants.” – Betty J.
  • “Very flexible and accommodating, crazy nice. Definitely worth the price. Horses seem well taken care of and possibly even spoiled!” – Reverend Richard H.
  • “Great service and a wonderful experience! We couldn’t have asked for a better time!” – Douglas H.
  • “Very flexible and accommodating, crazy nice. Definitely worth the price. Horses seem well taken care of and possibly even spoiled!” – Reverend Richard H.

Rides in the Birchwood Countryside


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Beautification Award


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Selected as one of the 55 Alaska Treasures in Alaska Magazine


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Heart of the City Award