Press Release - Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Idaho Rocky -- Perfect for Groups  at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Idaho Rocky -- Perfect for Groups
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Jul 01 2012


STANLEY, Idaho, July 25, 2012 – No matter what the reason, when it is time to get away with friends or family, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch offers something for every group of travelers. And the lodge staff views every group as an opportunity to create customized vacation.

This elegant guest ranch in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains offers activities and experiences that meet the adventure needs of everyone in a group. Guests can customized arrange activities as a group or do their own thing and re-gather at dinnertime to exchange the stories of their days.

“This is a place for small groups to bond and discover their own personal adventures, either together or on their own,” said Sandra Beckwith, lodge manager of Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. “And if a guest can’t decide what to do on a given day, our concierge is happy to make suggestions. Regardless of whether it is a group of moms on a getaway or a group of serious anglers hoping to spend their days casting away, every group here is special to us. Our concierge is especially good at anticipating a group’s desires, sometimes even before they think of it themselves.”

There are plenty of lodging choices that are suitable for small groups. A family cabin accommodates up to nine people. There are also 14 cabin units in seven duplexes, a honeymoon cabin and four rooms in the main lodge.

Here are some examples:

- Simply unplug. Going gadget-free can be an adventure in itself for some travelers. The ranch is happy to distract device devotees going through withdrawal by offering a picture-perfect setting on 1,000 acres filled with wildlife and panoramic valleys and forests. While there is WiFi in the lodge, there is no cell phone service available, and guest rooms do not have phones or televisions. “The view from a comfortable rocking chair on the ranch’s expansive porch has been known to lull even the most devoted Type A personality into a state of relaxation,” said Beckwith. “We have many guests who are supercharged and live fast-paced lives, and they come to the ranch to slow down and regroup. One guest told me that an afternoon spent absorbing the view and peace of the mountains was just what he needed to relax.”

- Saddle up. Some people find relaxation on the back of a horse, and Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch offers experiences ranging from short trail rides to all-day deep-in-the-forest forays. Overnight pack trips can also be arranged.

- Cast away. A river runs through it. All guests of the ranch receive complimentary access to the Salmon River, and both veteran anglers and novices can work with the ranch’s concierge to arrange just the right guided or independent fishing experience. There is also a stocked fishing pond on the guest ranch property.

- Find culinary bliss. Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch offers memorable cuisine for sophisticated as well as picky palates. The food is plentiful, hearty and elegant, and it is presented differently throughout the week. The ranch serves a Dutch oven cookout one night a week, barbecue cookout two nights a week and four multi-course dinners in the lodge on the other nights. On the evenings of the multi-course dinners, diners sample the creations of its culinary institute graduate, Chef Jordan Roberts, new to the ranch this year. He seeks out the best fresh locally produced foods to feature on the ranch’s menus, which he describes as “refined ranch cuisine.” The ranch also accommodates special dietary requests.

- Pedal power. Guests of the ranch receive complimentary use of mountain bikes for exploring the scenic roads and mountain trails surrounding the property, including access to the famed Fisher Creek-Williams Creek Loop.

- Hike. There are more than 200 hiking trails that wind through the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains surrounding the ranch. Guests can choose an easy four-mile stroll along Fishhook Creek or a strenuous hike up to Sawtooth Lake at 10,000 feet.

There are many other options for exploring the scenic region surrounding the ranch. Guests can travel to nearby ghost towns, go rock climbing or kayaking or just take a leisurely drive on the Salmon River-Sawtooth Scenic Byway, named by a travel web site as one of the “Top 10 Drives in the Northern Rockies.”

At the end of the day visitors sink into luxury linens in their cabins and listen to the bird calls outside. Many grab a towel and a robe and soak those weary bones in the on-site swimming pool fed by an active natural hot spring.

Located nine miles south of Stanley, Idaho on the Salmon River-Sawtooth Scenic Byways, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is open mid-June through mid-September. Overnight stays include breakfast, packed picnic lunch, dinner, mountain bikes and use of the Ranch facility - natural hot springs swimming pool, stocked fishing pond, Salmon River access, 900 scenic acres to roam and explore -- and a knowledgeable staff providing concierge service. Horseback rides are included when guests stay four or more nights.

For more information or to make reservations, go online to, call 1-208-774-3544, fax 1-208-774-3477 or e-mail

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