At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, experience the spirit of the West on an all-inclusive guest ranch adventure vacation. The warm Western hospitality, country gourmet dining, ranch-raised and -trained horses, and the beauty of Idaho’s wilderness will make your guest ranch stay not just a vacation, but an authentic Western experience with memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Dude Ranch Association

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Roley and Janice Schoonover
  • Manager(s)

    Same as owners
  • Address

    1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd, Idaho, USA, 83864
  • Tel

    2082639066
  • Fax

    2082650158
  • Capacity

    20
  • Open

    Jan-Dec - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $275-350 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Kids - age 6+

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Highs

  • Authentic hospitality: Guests have commented on how welcome and at home they feel. Being family owned and operated means the family is involved in the daily operation of the ranch. There are no corporate holdings or off-ranch owners, just a true, family-owned and operated facility.
  • Great food: The ranch’s chef Shelley provides guests with cooked-from-scratch homemade meals, using locally-grown products whenever possible.
  • Excellent trails and horses: Guests are provided with quality horses and trails that offer a variety of terrain, without having to experience the nail-biting side of the mountains.
  • A smaller guest size: Having fewer guests allows the ranch to customize their guests’ experience – the ranch is happy to accommodate those special requests.

Lows

  • From mid June to early August it’s a very popular family ranch, so it may not suit anyone looking for a child-free vacation at that time.
  • Having very few guests means that it’s not ideal if you are looking to meet lots of new people on your vacation
  • Although the ranch offers beautiful, well-kept log lodging options, it is not considered to be a ‘resort ranch’.
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    Jun-Sep
  • Nightly rate

    $275-350   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $175-250
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $200-200
  • Preferred arrival day

    Mon, Tues, Weds, Sun
  • Preferred depart day

    Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Booking Policy

  • 25% deposit holds your reservation. No refund available from 60 days you before ranch stay.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, Riding
  • Extras

  • Tax

    8 %

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    Jan-May, Oct-Dec
  • Nightly rate

    $125-220   view details on lodging rates
  • Minimum stay

    No minimum stay
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • 25% deposit holds your reservation. No refund available from 60 days you before ranch stay.
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • , Cross-country skiing, breakfast for lodge room stays
  • Extras

  • Tax

    8%
  • Other

    Horse-drawn sleigh rides, Schweitzer ski package, spa packages, snowmobile packages

Environmental & Social Practices

  • Community

  • USA Today describes Sandpoint Idaho as “Norman Rockwell-meets-Ansel Adams”. Sunset magazine recently voted Sandpoint as ‘Best Small Town in the West’. Sandpoint has also been featured in National Geographic Adventure and Outside magazine.

    The reality is that the only way to get a full grasp of the natural beauty of Northern Idaho is from a breathtaking scenic vista, atop a Western Pleasure horse. Sandpoint sits on the shores of the spectacular Lake Pend Oreille, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States. At 43 miles in length, Lake Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake (1,158ft at its greatest depth) in the United States, with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint’s, ranking high as a premier tourist destination.

    The community of Sandpoint (at an elevation of just over 2,000ft) serves as the county seat of Bonner County (population 40,699 in 2013). For more than a century, its economy depended heavily on the lumber industry. Beginning in the late 1980s, the tourism industry began to grow rapidly in response to increasing awareness of the region’s four-season climate.

    With an annual average rainfall of 33.5in and annual snowfall of 71.in, residents experience few sub-zero days in the winter, while summer days rarely exceed 90°. The average year-round temperature is 47° and there are close to 125 frost-free days each year. The humidity level is comparatively low, the nights are generally comfortable and summertime typically offers weeks of blue sky and sunny days. This is, of course, to the delight of boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking and horseback riding enthusiasts!

    Resting at the base of the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho’s Panhandle region, the community of Sandpoint can be found 60 miles south of the Canadian border and 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.

  • Food

  • Meals are served either buffet or family style in the great room of the lodge. We specialize in hearty ranch meals using seasonal, sustainable, local and organic products wherever and whenever possible.

    Our meals are prepared using only the finest ingredients to satisfy your entire family. We are especially proud of our beef products that are raised naturally on grain and grass on the ranch. Chef Shelley's style of authentic ranch cuisine will make your stay with us a culinary delight.
     

  • Conservation

  • The 1100 acres of Idaho forest that make up the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch have been carefully managed since Riley Wood moved to northern Idaho from Colorado in 1941.

    In 2008 and 2009, the 640 acres that make up our Section 31 were placed into a conservation easement program to protect it from development and division, and to ensure the continued management of the timber and wildlife resources. Timber management is systematically harvesting mature trees, thinning overgrowth and eradicating diseased timber in order to maintain a healthy forest. After the timber is thinned and harvested, the clean-up process must begin.

    The timber slash (debris left after a logging operation) must be piled, burned, re-piled and re-burned. The remaining ash piles need to be leveled, and the potential grazing areas re-seeded for cattle and wildlife to graze. This process results in a healthy, beautiful forest, and vibrant forest grassland on which domestic stock and wildlife can thrive. We believe that this process is critical to responsible forestland ownership.

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

252936465359656356453528

Avg Rainfall (in):

43.12.722.12.1.711.72.944.4

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    2700 ft.
 

Nearest Airports

  • Spokane International, Spokane, Washington

  • Nearest town / city

    Spokane, Washington
  • Distance to ranch

    90 miles
  • Time to ranch

    2 hours
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, Southwest

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Travel by

    Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    16 miles

Nearest Town / City

  • Sandpoint, Idaho

  • Population

    7,365
  • Distance

    16 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, malls, western wear
  • Rental car

    Required
 

Our riding stands out

  • Small group sizes
  • tailored to guest requests
  • Educational and hands on

Our horses

  • guest horses

    30
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    Morning rides depart at 10 and afternoon rides depart at 2. Rides vary from open meadows to timbered trails, with valleys and vistas. One of the most unique rides we offer is our day ride, where we ride to Grouse Creek Falls for lunch and swimming. We also afffer some cattle work and arena games.
  • Guided rides

    Rides are all guided with a 1-6 wrangler-to-guest ratio

Good to know

  • Riding considerations

    225-250 lbs, no riding experience needed, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight
  • Saddles

    Western

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Everyone rides together, Rides tailored to guest requests, Rides dictated by ranch work, Families Ride Together
  • Max riders per ride

    12
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Loping rides must qualify first in arena

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours, Evening - 1 hour
  • We also offer a day ride to Grouse Creek Falls, which is a 6-7 hour day.
  • Riding

    Openly through property, On specified trails
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler, horse trainer, ranch owner or manager
  • Lessons located

    in the arena

Cattle work - pasture gathers

  • When

    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
  • Frequency

    Weekly
  • No. of yearlings

    10
  • No. of cow/calf pairs

    60
  • Interaction

    Guests participate

Arena Work

  • Type

    indoor arena, outdoor arena
  • Activities

    sorting, roping from the ground, barrels, pole bending, gymkhana
  • Riding lessons are also available

Horsemanship Clinic

  • Clinician

    Vickie Fuller
  • Details

    Clinics occur yearly, Included in package, Clinics occur in the arena
  • Cost

    $1350.00
  • Focuses on

    Basic horsemanship with a great foundation to pursue other disciplines

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • MONDAY:
    8:30am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
    9am – Breakfast
    10am – Meet at barn for riding orientation and instructions. A short trail ride to follow
    12:30pm – Lunch
    2pm – Afternoon ride (about two hours)
    5pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
    6:30pm – Dinner
    7:30pm – Archery practice
    Skeet shooting
    Cruise on the lake

    TUESDAY:
    8:30am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
    9am – Breakfast
    10am – Meet at barn for morning ride (about two hours)
    12:30pm – Lunch
    2pm – Afternoon ride. A fast ride and a slow ride are offered. Wranglers must approve those going on fast ride. Ride may be a little shorter because of dinner cruise.
    or
    Skeet shooting. Skeet is a recreational and competitive activity, using shotguns, where participants attempt to shoot clay disks flung into the air at high speed. Minimum age to participate is 12years
    5pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
    4:30pm – Meet in lodge parking lot to caravan to town
    5:15pm – Board the Shawnodese on Lake Pend Orielle for a dinner cruise. (Available June 14-August 30)
    9pm – Return to ranch
    Lounging at the falls

    WEDNESDAY:
    8:30am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
    9am – Breakfast
    9am – Make sack lunches for ride
    10am – Meet at barn for all day ride. Ride to Grouse Creek Falls. You may want to bring a swimsuit, watershoes and towel (ask for towels at the lodge) as the trip home in wet jeans can be long! There is a half-mile, moderate hike into Grouse Creek Falls
    4:30pm – return to lodge
    5pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
    6:30pm – Dutch Oven Dinner. Served outside at fire pit
    7:30pm – Music around the campfire
    Wagon ride

    THURSDAY:
    8:30am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
    9am – Breakfast
    10am – Cattle sorting. This is a competitive team event. Bring your game face!
    12:30pm – Lunch
    2pm – Afternoon ride
    6:30pm – Dinner
    8pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
    Time TBA – Evening wagon rides
    Grilling steak over a fire

    FRIDAY:
    9am – Breakfast
    10am – Non-horse activity TBA
    12:30pm – Lunch
    12:30pm – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
    2pm – Day ride – a shorter ride is available upon request
    6pm – Dinner on the trail
    7:30pm – Ride back to the lodge
    8pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
    Cattle drive

    SATURDAY:
    9am – Breakfast
    11am – Check out
    No goodbyes here, just “Until next time!”
     

Setting

  • Private Land - 1000-5000 (acres)

  • Public Land - 5000-10000 (acres)

We specialize in hearty ranch meals which are served either buffet or family style in the great room of the lodge. The meals are prepared using only the finest ingredients to satisfy your entire family, and we’re especially proud of our beef products that are raised naturally on grain and grass on the ranch.

Good to know

Alcohol

available for purchase

Snacking

BYO snack

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style, Health oriented, Country Gourmet
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

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

    ranch-raised beef, farm fresh eggs, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • Ranch raised steak dinner cook out
  • Locally raised and processed country style baked ham
  • Dutch Oven Dinner Cook Out

Wine List Sample

  • Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cannonball Merlot
  • Cannonball Chardonnay
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Shelley Yeck

Sample Menu

    Breakfast:
    Cinnamon French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, yogart, granola, juice

    Lunch:
    Fish tacos, Mexican rice, homemade refried beans, fresh baked cookies, iced tea and lemonade

    Dinner:
    Bone-in country-style baked ham, oven-roasted sweet potatoes, fresh, seasonal vegetables, warm bread, cheesecake with huckleberry topping

     

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 6 and over



A hands-on experience with their horse is the centerpiece of this program. Before arriving at the ranch, children will receive our ranch’s horsemanship manual to help expand their learning. The program starts on Sunday evening and is concluded on Thursday evening with a horse show, complete with trophies and ribbons.

Children will be responsible for their own horse and equipment, and very morning they will help prepare their horse for the day’s activities, all the while learning valuable horse husbandry skills and equipment care.
 

Detailed Activities

  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, pool table, Basketball court
  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, pony rides, arena riding, trail riding, gymkhana

The Western Pleasure Guest Ranch operates on the 75 year-old family ranch, and has come to be what it is today through hard work and family dedication. Before the guest ranching operation began in 1991, it was known as the Wood V-X Cattle Ranch.

Without the hard work and pioneer spirit of Janice’s parents, Jim and Virginia Wood, this guest ranch would never have become a reality. Janice’s father Jim, designed and participated in every aspect of the log lodge’s construction in 1996.

Most of the Panhandle of Idaho, including the Gold Creek area, was owned and logged in the early 1900s by Humbird Lumber Company. Rails were laid for narrow gauge steam engine locomotives to transport the logs out to be milled. Today many of those same railroad grades make up the trails and roads used on the ranch. You will also find old apple trees, still bearing fruit, which grew where the loggers threw out their apple cores. After logging operations in an area were completed, they pulled the rails and burned the area. Today, huge burnt stumps are all that remain of the hand-cut logs.

In 1939, Janice’s grandfather (Riley Wood) lived and farmed in Colorado on a leased farm. Riley read about cut-over land for sale in northern Idaho that could be worked into fine ranch land. He and his wife Gladys traveled here that summer and were shown land on Gold Creek. They fell in love with the area, went home, gathered the family, sold the livestock and equipment, and started their journey to Gold Creek in north Idaho. They arrived on February 14, 1940 in three feet of snow, under a bright moon at 10pm at the door of a very small, one-bedroom house.

In 1957, Janice’s father (Jim Wood) purchased the 960 acres from his father, Riley, and continued to expand and work the ranch. In 1978, a second ranch, located six miles north of Sandpoint, was purchased. Jim and his youngest son, Leonard, ran about 400 head of cow calf pairs, using the lower ranch as the calving grounds and Gold Creek Ranch for summer pastures.

This ranch is a direct reflection of what one man with the help of a supporting wife can accomplish through a lifetime of hard work and dedication. I believe it is through this same spirit that our forefathers came to this land some 100 years ago.
 

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1940
  • Guest ranch since

    1991
  • Ranchers for

    third generation generations

Our Staff

  • Authentic
  • Customer service-centered
  • North Idaho is their home
  • We have 5 wranglers on our staff, aged 25 to 55

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Roley and Janice Schoonover
The Schoonover family
Wranglers - Kim, Danielle, Isaac, Libby, Barb, Brad

Owner Info

  • Owner - Roley and Janice Schoonover

  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Roley and Janice are both natives of Sandpoint, Idaho. Janice grew up on the ranch that is now known as the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Janice’s Grandpa, Riley Wood, came to Sandpoint in 1940 and the family has been on the ranch since then.

    Horses have always been a major part of Janice’s life and as a child she was very involved in the local 4-H program. In 1982, she married Roley, her high school sweetheart and they moved away from Sandpoint to pursue Roley’s college career. He received a degree in business administration and six years after leaving Sandpoint, they returned home.
     

Our Managers

  • Manager - Same as owners

  • Hometown

    Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Languages spoken

    english

Our Wranglers

  • Wrangler - Brad Yunek

  • Age

    55
  • Hometown

    Rockford, Ill
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Brad and his family live on the ranch in the ranch house. He does a little bit of everything on the ranch and is a huge ranch asset. In his off time you will find him with a pen and paper, writing and publishing songs.
  • Wrangler - Danielle Otis

  • Age

    27
  • Hometown

    Sandpoint
  • Danielle is the eldest daughter of Roley and Janice (the owners). Her passion for sharing the Western lifestyle with the guests who visit the ranch was cultivated by her years of childhood on the ranch and her love for family heritage.

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Settler$300-$325$180

    • Description

      If you are looking for the privacy of a western vacation, but also the convenience of being closest to the lodge you may consider the Settler cabin. This cozy log cabin has a friendly country décor. Sleeping arrangements include a private bedroom on the main floor with a queen sized bed. Upstairs is an open half loft with a queen bed and two twins. The cabin has a kitchenette with all the basics for light cooking, kitchen table, and living room area with a free standing wood stove.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace
    • Entertainment

      hot tub
  • Cabin | Wrangler$300-$325$180

    • Description

      Step back into the days of the old west when you enter the Wrangler Cabin. This spacious yet cozy cabin is nestled in the trees for extra privacy. Sleeping arrangements include a private bedroom on the main floor with a queen sized bed. Upstairs is an open half loft with a queen bed and two twins. This cabin has a private bath, a kitchenette with all the basics for light cooking, kitchen table, and living room area with a free standing wood stove.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace
    • Entertainment

      hot tub
  • Cabin | Hunter$300-$325$180

    • Description

      The Hunter Log Cabin offers the most seclusion of the four cabins at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch with its end of the road location. It is not unusual to watch a doe and fawn grazing outside of this cozy cabin. You may even catch a glimpse of a black bear or coyote in the woods surrounding the Hunter Log Cabin. As the name of this cabin hints, you will experience a sportsman feeling when you enter the cabin. A deer antler chandelier and various animal mounts make this cabin a genuine North Idaho destination. Sleeping arrangements include a pri
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace
    • Entertainment

      hot tub
  • Cabin | Meadowview$325-$350$220

    • Description

      The Meadowview Cabin offers a private tucked away feeling with a stunning view of the Meadow where you can watch cattle and horses grazing, and maybe even watch deer, elk, and moose pass through the valley. This is the perfect cabin for a honey moon or a place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion. It’s open floor plan with your own river rock fireplace will make you feel right at home. But, if you should decide to bring the kids there is a lower level with two full size beds and half bath. The horsey touches throughout this cabin mak
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace
    • Entertainment

      hot tub
  • Lodge | lodge rooms$300-$325$125-$135

    • Description

      The beauty and seclusion of North Idaho are at your fingertips while staying at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Lodge amenities include: The Great Room for dining and meeting space, the upstairs loft for relaxing, the recreation room, outdoor hot tub, and six lodge rooms all with private baths
    • Rooms

      6
    • Max occupancy

      14
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, air conditioning, wood fireplace
    • Entertainment

      tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv, hot tub
Meadowview Cabin
Meadowview Cabin
Meadowview Cabin

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • Business Services

    • Conference center
    • Cell Networks

      • AT&T
      • verizon

Additional Services

  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of up to 30.

Onsite

Shopping

  • Ranch gift shop

Outdoor Activities

  • mountain biking
  • sporting clays
  • wagon rides
  • bird watching
  • Hiking, basketball court, archery

Water based Activities

  • hot tub
  • whitewater rafting-adventure
  • Natural water swimming in Grouse Creek Falls

Winter Activities  

  • cross-country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • down hill skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • Sleigh rides

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    guided non-inclusive
  • Fishing charters can be arranged with off-site fishing outfitters in Lake Pend Oreille or other local streams, lakes and rivers

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Deer, elk, bear, coyotes, moose, wild turkey

Offsite Activities

  • Silverwood Theme Park, Sandpoint shopping, driving tours, golf, boating and kayaking, museums, music events, Schweitzer ski area

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Silverwood Theme Park

  • Silverwood is the Northwest’s largest theme park, featuring over 200 acres and more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions.
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Action Water Sports

  • Action Water Sports offers lessons, lake tours and rentals in two convenient locations, Sandpoint and Hope, Idaho. Rentals include ski and pontoon boats, jet skis, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks.
  • Distance

    16 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Sandpoint City Beach

  • May we say, modestly, that Sandpoint’s City Beach is simply one of the finest city parks anywhere? With magnificent views down Lake Pend Oreille, enjoy swimming and beach lounging, play volleyball on one of the three sand courts, tennis on the pair of recently upgraded courts, pickup basketball, kids playground, or launch your boat at the public ramp. An easy stroll away from downtown, off Bridge Street.
  • Distance

    16 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Kootenai Wildlife Refuge

  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is the place to go if you are a wildlife enthusiast or bird watcher. The refuge is 2,774 acres and was established in1964 to restore and manage an important area of valley-bottom wetlands along the Kootenai River. The refuge is located in the Kootenai Valley, which is bounded on the west by the Selkirk Mountains and on the east by the Purcell mountain range.
  • Distance

    20 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

  • Looking for a fun and adventurous way to take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful views? Whether you’re a hiker or biker, Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers more than 20 miles of trails with amazing alpine scenery and see-forever views. Start in the village and warm your legs up as you head out to Picnic Point – with only minor climbing – to take in the sweeping views of the mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. From there, your options are wide open. For those looking for a pure downhill biking thrills, Schweitzer has many intermediate to expert options, with a chairlift assist to the top; all downhill trails begin at the top of the Great Escape Quad and descend 1700ft to the Schweitzer Village. Pick up detailed trail maps in the village.
  • Distance

    26 miles
  • Time from ranch

    45 mins
  • Rental car

    Required

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Fun at Grouse Creek Falls
Winter Sleigh Rides
Log Cabin comfort in the Meadowview Cabin
Siesta Room
Beautiful Sunsets
 

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