As many families and guests have known for some time, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is now recognized nationally as one of the few great dude ranch vacation experiences and is a member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is known for its guided adventures that reawaken the spirit. From relaxing in the tranquility of a Rocky Mountain dude ranch, to the exhilaration of eager trout, healthy horses, or conquering the climbing wall, you decide to play or relax in the rustic elegance of Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch. Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch offers a Western dude ranch vacation experience, from dining, to a wide array of seasonal activities. Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch provides adventures such as the high ropes and challenge course, kayaking tours, miles of scenic trails, kids’ program, horseback trail rides, fly fishing, as well as countless other seasonal activities.

“Rustic Luxury and Western Hospitality.” Enjoy our ranch cooking, the elegance of a classic Rocky Mountain dude ranch, and a staff dedicated to make your stay truly something special.

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Belongs to

    Dude Ranchers' Association


  • Manager(s)

    Rob Farmer
  • Address

    11077 East Blue Lake Road , Harrison, Idaho, USA, 83833
  • Tel

  • Fax

  • Capacity

  • Open

    May-Oct - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $215-400 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Kids - all ages

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  • 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


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

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

  • Nightly rate

    $215-400   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

  • Nightly rate (children)

  • Minimum stay

    3 days
  • Preferred arrival day

  • Preferred depart day

  • Booking Policy

  • Advanced reservations are required. Any additional items must be paid in full at the time of your client’s departure. A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged if received at least 90 days in advance of arrival date. There are no refunds on cancelled night stays within 45 days of the reservation. The Ranch’s hospitality is extended to a limited number of definite bookings. Cancellations early in the summer cannot be replaced. It is therefore agreed that in case of cancellation, the reservation deposit will not be refunded unless space reserved can be filled. The management of Red Horse reserves the right to refuse, change, or cancel reservations at any time.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, tax, Riding, 3 meals, snacks, dinner appetizer, non-alcohol drinks (coffee, teas, juices, hot chocolate, pops), cocktail hour for over 21 years of age. Dinner only on day of arrival, and breakfast on day of departure. Private accommodations; individuals are fit into their own suite or private cabin (if family or large group). Ranch activities include your own horse for the week & horseback riding, kids program, challenge course & climbing wall, boat tours, hiking, 3D archery trail, sporting clays, mountain biking, bike tours, on ranch fishing, lake fishing, fly fishing lessons, & morning fitness activities. Non-guided activities include on-ranch fishing, geo-caching, hiking, swimming pool, hot tubs, and library, family board games in the lodge, disc golf, horseshoes, and other lawn games. Soccer balls, and other lawn games are available. Kids fort near the main lodge. Kids ages 3-11 will enjoy our famous Kids’ Program from May 29th through August 27th, 2011
  • Extras

  • Massage

    rates vary
  • Other

    Fly fishing trips, whitewater trips, alcohol beverages outside of cocktail hour, shuttles to the Spokane airport, purchases inside of the trading post (gift shop).


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  • Elevation

    2300 ft - 4600 ft ft.

Nearest Airports

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

  • Nearest town / city

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Distance to ranch

    30 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour 30 mins
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Horizon, Alaska, Southwest
  • Ranch shuttle

    $100 first person, $20 each person after that, one way

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    St. Maries, Idaho
  • Travel by

    Helicopter, Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    40 miles

Nearest Town / City

  • Harrison

  • Population

  • Distance

    6 miles
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, post office
  • Rental car


Our riding stands out

  • Each guest can be assured to have the same horse and fitted saddle throughout the week
  • Children 3 and up ride horse on the trail with our trusted wranglers
  • Horse safety-certified through the Dude Ranchers Association

Our horses

  • guest horses

  • horse types

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

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    Orientation Ride the first day of arrival, Scheduled, Advanced, Scenic, Lunch, All-Day Rides. Rides begin 9:30 and 1:30

Good to know

  • Riding considerations

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



  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families Ride Together
  • All riders complete a guest orientation ride on the first day. Once completed, guest may choose to do the advanced all day rides or scenic rides as they like. Family rides are offered at specific times throughout the week for those who would like to ride together.
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Advanced riders must first pass our advanced test which includes proficiency in handling the horse as well as keeping your control while changing 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.

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours
  • Riding

    On specified trails

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons are additional, basic riding lessons, advanced horsemanship lessons
  • Lessons given by

  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena
  • 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. Private lessons are $40/hour.

Arena Work

  • Type

    outdoor arena


  • Private Land - 250-1000 (acres)

  • Hidden Mountain Valley nestled up against the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

  • We ride on 300,000 acres of The Panhandle National Forest trails for beginners to advanced. Our rides offer beautiful mountain rides with awe-inspiring open vistas. 90% of our riding is trail based with drastic changes in elevation from 800-2000 feet. You will enjoy pure mountain air and the pure, natural beauty of Idaho.

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 fresh breads, seemingly endless buffets, 5-course dining, and outdoor western ranch cooking. All of your entrees, appetizers, salads are made fresh daily. Lunches and dinners always include salad and seasonal, regional produce whenever possible, as well as breads and desserts, made fresh daily. We are open to special meal requests and dietary concerns for you and your family.

We encourage you to fill out the allergy and food preference portions of the Activity Form so that we can be prepared for your visit upon arrival.

Personalized services

Guests can choose menu, request favorite wine on-hand, request specific soda/non-alcoholic drinks

Good to know


BYOB, wine provided with dinner, available for purchase


Stocked refrigerator, BYO snack


  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style, Health oriented, Any food allergies are welcome.
  • 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), dining room (formal attire)
  • You'll definitely love

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

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Lauren Martin

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 trusty 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 - established through our trusted safety-certification program, your child can ride next to a wrangler without being led.

Children do everything that adults do, but at a kids pace! Because we care about the safety of your child, it is mandatory that children under the age of 14 wear a helmet. 

Detailed Activities

  • Arts & Crafts

    coloring, sketching
  • Activities

    horseback riding, kayaking, 22 rifle shooting, challenge course and climbing wall, zip line, pottery, 3D Archery Course, and other fun activities.
  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, soccer, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, pool table
  • Riding based activities

    arena riding, trail riding,family rides


  • Available for children age

    0 to 3
  • Provided by

    Qualified Red Horse Mountain Staff during our Wine Dinner evening.
  • Hourly prices from


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. 


  • Ranch established

  • Guest ranch since


Our Managers

  • Manager - Rob Farmer

  • With ranch since

  • Languages spoken


Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | 8 private cabins & Vacation home available.$215-$400n/a

    • 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

    • Max occupancy

    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      5 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

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

      hot tub



  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • free long distance
  • Business Services

    • Conference center
    • computer and fax hookups
    • printers
    • common computer
    • Cell Networks

      • no cell services

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 40-50. Please contact us for specific details.


Outdoor Activities

  • climbing
  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • Golf - 9 hole course
  • sporting clays
  • bird watching
  • Water based Activities

    • outdoor pool
    • hot tub
    • lake water sports

Good to know

  • You can borrow

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

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

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

Offsite Activities

  • Ranch shuttle and rental cars are available from the Spokane International Airport (GEG)

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