Double J Riding Stables and Horseman’s Campground
Established in 1993, the business is now owned by Rocky and Dave Lombardi who purchased the facility in 2011. “This was a new venture for us in many ways,” explains Rocky. “We were living in Florida at the time. Dave had just retired and was looking for some additional property when he heard about this place. Neither of us knew much about horses, but thought we’d come and take a look. We fell in love with the location immediately.” With lots of hard work, helpful mentors, and endless hours of careful observation and learning from the horses themselves, the couple has created a popular tourism destination for campers and horsemen.
The facility consists of 55 acres and offers 17 campsites with electricity and water and an unlimited number of rustic sites. They have two bathhouses with showers and restroom facilities, a playground for children, several barns and enclosed fields for campers’ horses, plus a “Over Yonder Dry Saloon” a new venue for special events. Double J Stables offers guided trail rides every day beginning March 1 through Labor Day, and then by reservations Friday through Sunday until October 31. November through February, private rides only are offered. Double J Stables offers several types of tours based upon the experience of the rider and is the only licensed outfitter to provide trail rides in Mammoth Cave National Park.
Throughout the year, Double J Stables offers several special events including a Kids Day Camp for boys and girls in June and several Ladies Getaway Weekends. At their “Over Yonder Dry Saloon,” they host Derby Day, Memorial Day and Halloween activities, plus offer packages for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, scouting events and other occasions. The facility is located at 542 Lincoln School Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY. For more information, call (270) 286-8167, visit them online at www.doublejstables.com, or check out their Facebook page.