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  • Established

    2005. Guest ranch since 1945
  • Manager

    Rob Farmer
  • Tel

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $215 - $400
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering
  • Memberships

    Dude Ranchers' Association

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.

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.

Arts & Crafts

coloring, sketching


hiking, biking, outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo, supervised swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, 22 rifle shooting, challenge course and climbing wall, zip line, pottery, 3D Archery Course, and other fun activities.


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

Riding based activities

arena riding, trail riding, family rides

Baby Sitting

From age 0 to 3. Hourly cost $15.

Baby Sitting Provided By

Qualified Red Horse Mountain Staff during our Wine Dinner evening.

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.


  • Enjoy

    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, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, 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 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.


  • Address

    11077 East Blue Lake Road
  • Remote Location

  • Elevation

    2300 ft - 4600 ft ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k

Nearest Town - Harrison

Harrison has a population of 92 (approx), and is situated 6 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Harrison include: grocery store, post office.

Rental car


Nearest Airports

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


30 miles / 1 hour 30 mins


Delta, United, Skywest, Horizon, Alaska, Southwest

Ranch shuttle

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

Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

St. Maries, Idaho

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane


40 miles

Ranch shuttle

no charge


  • 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
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

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.

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

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.

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

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

Why 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

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. Private lessons are $40/hour.


lessons are additional, basic riding lessons, advanced horsemanship lessons

Given by



on the trail, in the arena

Arena Work


outdoor arena


  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $215 - $400
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $170 - $300
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

  • Preferred Departure Day


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

Minimum Stay

5 nights


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.




Private bathroom


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


hot tub

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



rates vary


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


  • 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.


Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, Golf - 9 hole course, sporting clays, bird watching

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub, lake water sports


relaxation massage, deep tissue massage

Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing on offer

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

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

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


Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination for a low key wedding. In order to book the ranch for a wedding a minimum of 35 guests is needed.

Top50 says


  • 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

Visitor Reviews

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Just got back from ladies week. What a terrific week, cant say enough about this ranch. The staff goes way beyond to make your stay great. The horses are all great especially Shadow. The food is some of the best I have had on any vacation I have been on. They offer so many activities to keep one busy, or just sit and relax and enjoy the views. Cant wait to return in the future. Thanks for a great week

5 stars

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