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  • Established

    2005. Guest ranch since 1945
  • Owner

    Red Horse Properties, LLC
  • Manager

    Robert Farmer
  • Tel

    888-689-9680
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $533 - $583
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $533
  • Minimum Stay

    1 week
  • Maximum Guests

    60
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Large family reunions, Corporate Retreats, Weddings
  • Memberships

    The Dude Ranchers' Association
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Idaho's Red Horse Mountain Ranch is known for its all-inclusive dude ranch vacations, including an extensive list of guided adventures, well appointed accommodations, first rate western hospitality, and a famous Kids Program for ages 3 and up. Located on 560 deeded acres, with over 300,000 acres of outfitter area, the ranch is a perfect location for a western dude ranch vacation. Full service, all-inclusive, week long dude ranch vacations are available from May through October.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is tucked away on a private road 5 miles off Highway 97 at the foothills of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, surrounded by Idaho Panhandle National Forest, BLM lands and private property. The ranch is situated at the base of Red Horse Mountain, with seasonal Blue Lake Creek running through the heart of the valley.

Good time to go

Our favorite times at the ranch include June when the scenery is exploding with every shade of green, mid July when the kids program is rolling full steam ahead, and September when the valley is quiet, peaceful and ablaze with fall color. You really can't go wrong though.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 3 and over

Ages 3-10 ride in our Children's Program. We are one of few ranches out there who offer horseback riding programs for children 3 to 6 years - this is definitely something you'll love that sets us apart. With safety at the top of our mind, your child has the opportunity to fall in love with horses at an early age. Our children's program allows your child to ride the trail while being led by our trusted wranglers. Ride length is specifically devised for the interest of your child. If your child is able to handle the horse by him or herself, your child can ride next to a wrangler without being led. Children do everything that adults do, but at a kid's pace! Because we care about the safety of your child, it is mandatory that children under the age of 14 wear a helmet.

Minimum age children can ride

3 and over

Arts & Crafts

coloring, sketching, Pottery Barn

Activities

hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, floating, supervised swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, .22 rifle shooting, challenge course and climbing wall, zipline, pottery, 3D Archery Course, and many other fun activities.

Games

scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, soccer, volleyball, badminton, pool table

Ranch History

What is considered Red Horse Mountain Ranch today has had a rich history of being an important part of the guest ranches in Idaho since 1946. The same tradition of celebrating life and the western experience lives today.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    BYOB, wine provided with dinner, available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), dining room (formal attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, farm fresh eggs, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

In the spirit of a great Rocky Mountain Ranch, Grandma’s recipes are alive and well, but we’ve added a little flair to bring out the flavors and the freshness of the West.

With guests visiting from all over the country and the world, we like to keep our menus diverse, yet simplified to please many different appetites. The chefs will delight you with daily homemade fresh baked breads, endless buffets, multi-course dining, and outdoor western ranch cooking. All of your entrees, appetizers and salads are made fresh daily. Lunches and dinners always include salad and regional produce whenever possible, as well as homemade breads and desserts. We are open to every special meal request and dietary concern for you and your family. Just let us know!

Guest Favourites

  • Ribs
  • Pacific NW salmon
  • Wine dinner

Lowdown

  • Address

    11077 East Blue Lake Road
    Harrison
    Idaho
    83833
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    2300 ft - 4600 ft ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Harrison

Harrison has a population of 250 (approx), and is situated 6 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Harrison include: grocery store, post office, atm.

For shopping Harrison offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

Yes

Nearest Airports

Spokane International Airport (GEG), Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Distance

70 miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Horizon, Alaska, Southwest

Ranch shuttle

No


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

St. Maries, Idaho

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane

Distance

40 miles

Ranch shuttle

no charge

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    100
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Thoroughbred, Appaloosas, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Arabians, Tennessee Walkers, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Hidden valley near the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, nestled at the base of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains.

Public Land (more than 50k acres)

Our outfitter area includes 300,000 acres of Idaho Panhandle National Forest, and trails that range from beginner to advanced. Our rides offer beautiful mountain ridges and awe-inspiring open vistas. 90% of our riding is trail based with significant elevation changes. You will enjoy pure mountain air and the pure, natural beauty of Idaho. 


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Scenic orientation ride the first day of arrival. Family, Advanced, Scenic, All-Day Rides. Rides begin 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Good to know

We make sure you and your horse are ready to kick it up a notch before heading out on the trail. All riders wishing to do the Advanced Ride, regardless of riding experience, will be tested by our wranglers in the arena beforehand, allowing us to evaluate your ability to control your horse and stay in the saddle at faster gaits. Once passed, there are 3 advanced rides through the week, riding on specified trails and changing gaits throughout the ride. Rides last approximately 2 hours.

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, Riders should be confident without a wrangler by their side, We offer accessible riding programs for riders with varying needs, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight


Why our riding stands out

  • Each guest can be assured to have the same horse and fitted saddle throughout their entire stay. Riders have at least two opportunities for exhilarating, western-style horseback riding each day. There are rides scheduled throughout the week for all skill levels. All horseback rides leave from the valley floor and travel to unique vistas, viewpoints, or peaks.
  • Each little buckaroo age 3 and older is paired with their own horse and saddle, just like mom and dad or their big brother or sister. In fact, RHMR is one of the few ranches that allows kids ages 3-6 to experience real horseback trail riding.
  • Red Horse Mountain Ranch has been a Dude Ranchers’ Association Horse Safety Program member since it’s beginning. The program reflects our responsibility to give guest riders enjoyable horseback riding vacations along with exercising the highest degree of care.

Riding Lessons

Lessons are designed by your wrangler or the barn manager to offer instruction to increase the abilities of the rider. Please just visit with barn manager or wrangler to set up a time throughout the week. 

Details

lessons come with package, basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler

Location

on the trail, in the arena

Arena Work

Type

outdoor arena

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $533 - $583
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $533
  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $533
  • Nightly Rates (nanny)

    $333
  • Minimum Stay

    1 week
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Sun
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Sat
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    6 night
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Red Horse Mountain Ranch can cater for up to 60 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | 8 private cabins & Vacation home available.

Rates (Per Person)*

$215 - $400
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

5 nights

Description

Our dude ranch vacation guests have always commented on feeling at home in any of our 20 private suites designed to keep our guests comfortable and cozy during their week-long vacation. Lodging options include everything from one bedroom suites to four bedroom authentic log cabins. Plenty of western flavor, comfort, and tasteful decorations will make you truly feel like you’re home away from home. Each accommodation includes full private bathrooms with plush towels, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion and other items to make you feel welcomed.

Rooms

20

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, washer / dryer

Entertainment

hot tub


Booking Policy

All rates are a per person rate for double occupancy. A 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation at the time of booking. The remaining unpaid balance is due at the conclusion of your stay. The weekly rates plus a 15% resort charge, 6% Idaho sales tax, and 2% Idaho bed tax will complete your all-inclusive stay.

All rates are subject to change without notice. Although we occasionally extend limited time promotional discounts or incentives, we are unable to offer retroactive discounts or refunds for previous bookings in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.

Parties of less than 12 guests

Cancel your reservation any time prior to the arrival date and receive a full refund of the deposit, less a 3% cancellation fee. Reservation deposits for canceled bookings may be transferred to another booking in the same year or the following year, free of charge.

Parties of 12 or more guests

Reservations canceled more than 90 days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund of the deposit, less a 3% cancellation fee. All reservation deposits are non-refundable within 90 days of arrival date. Reservation deposits for canceled bookings within 90 days of arrival date may be transferred to another booking in the same year or the following year, however transferred deposits remain nonrefundable. In the unlikely event of a forfeited deposit, the resort charge will be refunded. There are no refunds or credits for reduction in occupancy within 90 days of arrival date.

Late Arrival/Early Departure

There are no refunds or credits for late arrivals or early departures.

Travel Insurance

The ranch highly recommends and encourages all guests to purchase travel insurance.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, gratuity, Riding, Meals, snacks, dinner appetizer, non-alcohol drinks (coffee, teas, juices, hot chocolate, sodas), cocktail hour and alcoholic beverages for 21 years of age and older. Dinner only on day of arrival, and breakfast on day of departure. Private accommodations. Individuals are fit into their own suite or private cabin, and our hilltop vacation home is available for large families or groups. Ranch activities include your own horse for the week, horseback riding, kids program, challenge course and climbing wall, 3D archery, sporting clays, mountain biking, bike tours, on ranch fishing, fly fishing lessons, and morning fitness activities. Non-guided activities include on-ranch fishing, geocaching, hiking, swimming pool, hot tubs, and library, family board games in the lodge, disc golf, horseshoes, and other lawn games. Kids ages 3-11 will enjoy our famous Kids Program during our family summer vacations.

Extras

Tax

6% Idaho sales tax, 2% Idaho bed tax, 15% resort charge.

Gratuity

If you feel our staff exceeded your expectations, additional gratuities are allowed and appreciated, but certainly never required.

Other

Premium Wines & Spirits: The ranch stocks a list of wines available for purchase, chosen by the chefs. Spirits not usually stocked can be requested by the bottle and the cost will be added to your bill. Guided Fishing Trips: Catch and release guided fishing trips on Lake Coeur d’Alene for bass and pike, as well as guided fly fishing trips for famed St. Joe River cutthroat trout, can be arranged during your stay. We recommend pre-booking your fishing trips before you arrive to ensure availability. Trading Post Souvenirs: A large selection of logo clothing and hats, as well as unique western-themed jewelry, signs, buckles, Christmas ornaments and many more items are available to choose from. Plus there are games and toys for the kids and you can also pick up any personal items you may have forgotten. Additional Laundry Tags: In the event your family needs laundry services, we do offer laundry bags for $20 each.

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  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone, free long distance.
  • Business Services

    Conference center, computer and fax hookups, printers, common computer.

Onsite

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, ATV Rentals - non-inclusive, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, 3D archery course, zipline, challenge course

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub, lake water sports, Fishing and swimming pond.


Fishing & Wildlife

Fly Fishing the St. Joe River, not included. White Pine Outfitters will be your outfitters for this trip. Free fly casting lessons are available at the ranch prior to your trip, and all the necessary gear is provided. Don’t hesitate to bring your own though, if you prefer. The legendary St. Joe River is classified as a National Wild and Scenic River. Its emerald-tinted waters are so clear you’ll see the river bottom over 20 feet below the surface. This classic fishery is home to a tremendous population of native Westslope cutthroat trout that can grow over 20 inches long. This classic Idaho river offers a variety of different hatches, including stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and terrestrials, producing high fish counts and offering amazing action at times.

Fishing on offer

spin, fly, river, stocked pond, lake, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available, BYO equipment

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 50-75.

We can handle up to 60 guests with shared accommodations.  Please contact us for specific details.

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 50-75.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination for a wedding! We can take up to 60 guests with shared accommodations. Give us a call for more information.


Local Attractions

Coeur d'Alene Lake

Coeur d’Alene Lake is the second largest lake in northern Idaho, caught in a beautiful mountain setting created when  great lobes of the continental ice cap receded during the last Ice Age. The lake is over 26 miles long with some 135 miles of shoreline, dotted with numerous parks, campgrounds, beaches, trails and recreational facilities. The lake is fed primarily by two rivers, the Coeur d’Alene River and St. Joe River, and its outlet forms the Spokane River. A natural lake, the lake level is controlled by discharges from the Post Falls Dam operated by Avista.

Park, Beaches and Trails: There are more than a dozen well maintained boat ramps around the lake. Right in Coeur d’Alene proper are City Park and Beach with extensive sandy beaches, trails, ball courts, volleyball and more; and Tubbs Hill, a 165-acre natural peninsula with miles of hiking trails offering spectacular scenery. The North Idaho Centennial Trail runs along miles of waterfront, through the city to Higgins Point. Out of the city, major parks include Heyburn State Park, Mineral Ridge, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s and Beauty Bay.

Boating: There are more than a dozen well maintained boat launches around the lake. Several companies offer rentals of watercraft ranging from jet skis and ski boats to pontoon boats to sailboats and stand-up paddle boards. There are nine major marinas on the lake with fuel docks, food and services.

Wildlife: One of the great wildlife spectacles of the region, each winter from November through February a migrating population of bald eagles visits the Lake Coeur d’ Alene area to feed on spawning kokanee salmon in Wolf Lodge Bay. The number varies each year, but more than 200 of the majestic birds have been spotted in some prime seasons. Swans, geese, ducks and ospreys are also abundant around the lake in spring and summer.

Fishing: The lake hosts a variety of sport fisheries; it’s especially noted for its chinook salmon. But fishermen also enjoy fishing for trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and kokanee salmon. There are a number of charter fishing companies and fishing guide services.

Distance

7 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

Yes

Highs

  • The ranch embraces high adrenaline, adventure-based activities; from horseback riding and zip-lining, to their signature climbing wall, all set on a 300,000 acre playground. They also offer endless adventure opportunities for children: kayak, archery, horse riding, bike riding and even plinking – horseback riding for three-year-olds
  • Enjoy rustic elegance in the gorgeous outdoors of Idaho
  • Tuck into a carefully executed seven-course dinner for adults only, the ranch will take care of the children!
  • Relax in the evening at the Old West Saloon or under the stars with a campfire. You can also enjoy specialty wine tasting weeks and girls’ getaways

Lows

  • The activities are scheduled, however it keeps everything running very smoothly and you'll love their outdoor activity menu

Visitor Reviews

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5 dudes at Dude Ranch

Fantastic place. Fantastic people. Fantastic stuff to do. We had 5 guys from Pennsylvania, including two first-time dude ranch visitors. Everything exceeded expectations. For our first-timers, they couldn't believe how much fun it was. For the other three guys, this was our fourth ranch trip, and the best of the four, and we didn't think we could get any better than last year's ranch trip to Montana. Red Horse was the best. Great accommodations and food. The activities were great fun and our hosts were a big part of our great experience.

5 stars

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