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What to Expect During Harrison, Idaho, Bird Watching

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , |

The dude ranch community of Harrison, Idaho, is known for its breathtaking Lake Coeur d’Alene, world-class horseback riding, and dude ranch style eateries. However, Harrison is quickly becoming one of the best bird-watching areas in Northern Idaho. Locals and visitors alike enjoy seeing Idaho birds at Thompson Lake Wildlife Refuge, Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, and Heyburn State Park. Luckily, all three bird watching areas are nearby the Red Horse Mountain Ranch.  Get to Know the Idaho Birds While there are roughly 83,569 square feet of terrain in Harrison that you can bird watch, we urge our guests to visit [...]

Seeking Peace

December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|

I read somewhere that you should give yourself at least 30 minutes after waking before you look at your cell phone or electronic device, and that you should not use your cell phone, computer, or watch T.V. for at least one hour before you go to bed. The article said that looking at your devices first thing in the morning leads your mind to be more distracted throughout the day. And doing it again right before bed interferes with healthy sleep. It's no wonder many of us feel so disconnected, yet so over-connected at the same time! If only there [...]

Well-Deserved Yoga Trip in Harrison, Idaho

December 15th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , , |

‘Body, Mind, Equine’ is a unique yoga trip and a great way to spend a long weekend. It’s led by its creator, Cathy Woods, a long-time yoga teacher, equine enthusiast, trail rider, and author of Yoga for Riders. As a retreat leader, Cathy creates a supportive environment for participants to experience a journey of awareness, growth, fun, and adventure. This three-night yoga trip includes morning guided meditations, gentle yoga classes (with good stretches for riders), a workshop about the connection of yoga and horsemanship, arena time with ranch horses, and of course, trail rides. What is Horse Yoga? Our yoga [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Traveling with Children 

November 4th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , |

Family vacations are an event that children and adults look forward to. But let’s face it, traveling with children can be a challenge. To ensure you and your family have the best holiday travel experience possible, our team here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch put together a list of tips and tricks on how to travel with kids. Easy Entertainment Long flights aren’t enjoyable for anyone, especially young children. The last thing you want is your child having a temper tantrum in tight quarters. Avoid their boredom with a simple life hack: giving them small presents. Before your flight, check [...]

Last Call for Idaho Trout Fishing

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , |

It’s a gorgeous autumn day on your Idaho ranch getaway. The temperature peaks in the 60s, the skies are swimming pool blue, and there’s an elk bugling in the distant brush. You can’t ask for a more perfect day to go Idaho trout fishing.  Best Trout Fishing in Idaho Many locations known for the best trout fishing in Idaho aren’t open all year round. Most streams and lakes are open from the end of May through November 30. Before heading out to your chosen spot to fish, read up on the fishing regulations. Special rules may apply to that region.  [...]

Benefits of Traveling Alone to Harrison, Idaho

September 1st, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , |

Taking a vacation with your loved ones is always a great time, but these days, many people are emphasizing the benefits of traveling alone. When traveling alone, you have the freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. You can talk to people or stay to yourself, and you can reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. There are many reasons that Harrison, Idaho, is one of the best places to travel solo.  Adventures for Solo Travelers in Harrison, Idaho For travelers that love the outdoors, Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers endless adventures for solo travelers during spring, summer, and [...]

Family Reunion at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

August 28th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , |

With the end of summer quickly approaching, there’s no better time to squeeze in a family reunion in Harrison, Idaho, at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Our Idaho dude ranch is the ideal place for quality family time, delicious food, outdoor adventures, kid-friendly fun, and a whole lot of western hospitality. We have everything you’ll need for your family reunion to be legendary! Family Reunion Activities No two days are the same at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Thanks in part to our many onsite activities for families to enjoy. Check out our adventures page, and you’ll quickly realize there’s more than [...]

Kids Program at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

July 12th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , |

Summer vacation is something everyone looks forward to, especially kids! Whether horseback riding through the vistas, climbing the climbing wall, or practicing your aim at the shooting range, Idaho’s Red Horse Mountain Ranch has the vacation for you! Our all-inclusive dude ranch vacation activities are the perfect option for family trips. For those of you who’d like to explore the ranch on your own, without kids, you can! We offer a popular Kids Program (for children three-years-old and up) to guests with the all-inclusive vacation package. Kids Horseback Riding Program Every child in the Kids Program (or “KP” as we [...]

Eat Your Way Through Harrison, Idaho

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , |

Grandma’s recipes are alive and well in Harrison, Idaho. And after a long day of activities, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Red Horse Mountain Ranch's food is always fresh, with plenty of options for all. Of course, we also cater to any dietary need, including vegan and gluten-free options. Breakfast Kick off your adventure with the most important meal of the day. Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers both buffet and made-to-order meals.  Homemade pancakes, waffles, eggs any way you like ‘em, and our omelette bar are guest favorites.  Daily fresh baked pastries are always available. There is also [...]

Summer Fun in Harrison Idaho

May 16th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , |

Whether you're looking for a unique experience riding horses through breathtaking vistas of an Idaho dude ranch or relaxing on your private patio, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect place for you and your family. Summer in Idaho is something to experience. Whether it’s jumping in the lake during a mid-day ride or soaking up the warm weather on a sunrise hike, we have it all! Summer Activities at our Idaho Dude Ranch Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a remote guest ranch nestled in one of the most beautiful places in Idaho, perfect for an unforgettable family vacation. Nothing [...]

Early Summer at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, ID

April 29th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , |

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is famous for it's family adventures and Kids Program. But before the little ones take over our Idaho dude ranch for the summer, we've reserved a few all-inclusive Early Summer Adult Weeks for adults, friends, couples, and families with kids 11 and older. This is also the perfect time for singles and solo travelers looking to meet new friends. Many solo travelers often worry about the safety of traveling alone but rest assured our Idaho dude ranch is safe for all. Whether you plan to make new friends or get away with old friends, you'll experience [...]

Couples Getaway to Red Horse Mountain Ranch

January 12th, 2019|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: |

When it comes to romantic getaways, we've got your couples getaway covered at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. You’ll have a wonderful time on our ranch in Idaho. From thrilling adventures with your lover, like horseback riding in Idaho to evenings filled with conversation and festive atmosphere throughout the lodge.   Rustic Accommodations You'll love our comfortable and cozy suites. Lodging choices include everything from one bedroom up to four bedrooms in authentic log cabins. Each room includes a private bathroom with plush towels and most toiletry items, like shampoo and conditioner. Take in the scenery or enjoy a good book [...]

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Family Getaway

December 27th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , |

Family vacations offer quality time with your loved ones, a chance to disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other. No one understands that better than Red Horse Mountain Ranch, which is why we offer everything you need to enjoy an all-inclusive family ranch vacation in Harrison Idaho. Family Ranch Vacation The key to successful family vacations in Idaho is simple, book your stay at Red Horse Mountain Ranch for an easy all-inclusive getaway. Where you’ll find healthy meals and plenty of outdoor adventures, as well as some quality time with your spouse while the kids enjoy being kids. [...]

Dining at Our Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: |

Healthy & Homemade food at our Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Red Horse Mountain Ranch is known for its famous Kids Program and amazing “menu” of guided adventures, however, over the last few years our dining menu has become a consistent favorite. In the spirit of a great Idaho Rocky Mountain ranch, Grandma’s recipes are alive and well, but we’ve added a little je-ne-sais-quoi to bring out more flavors and the freshness of the West. At Red Horse Mountain Ranch the food is always fresh, with plenty of options for the entire family. We strive to make everyone feel at home, [...]

Adventures at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

October 8th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , |

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the best dude ranch Idaho offers! Not only will you experience outstanding horseback riding during our week-long all-inclusive dude ranch vacations, but you can also enjoy other thrilling adventures! Challenge Course and Climbing Wall For a one of a kind dude ranch Idaho adventure, try our challenge course during your vacation at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Our nationally certified course is designed to challenge you both mentally and physically, with each element progressing in difficulty. However, we want to make sure everyone has a great time. So, you choose only the elements you feel comfortable [...]

Kids at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , , |

At Red Horse Mountain Ranch, we offer the best Harrison Idaho lodging with beautiful views of our ranch valley and exciting activities for all ages during our week-long summer dude ranch vacations. With our extensive menu of guided adventures, you’ll never be bored! Kids Program at our Harrison Idaho Lodging Our Harrison Idaho lodging offers the best Kids Program in Idaho, available during our summer all-inclusive Family Vacation Weeks. The program is designed for ages 3 to 10, but anyone is welcome to participate. At Red Horse Mountain Ranch our kid-friendly environment lets you see your children’s confidence bloom as [...]

Season Changes

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

As the dry summer heat burns away and signs of a rapidly approaching autumn appear, life on the ranch has also begun to adapt to some expected seasonal changes. Last week marked the conclusion of our Kids Program — a bittersweet indication of the fading summer days. As our youngest guests prepared for their transitions back into school, so did many of our seasonal staff members. For the first time in years, Hilary and Daniel left at the start of August so Daniel could begin his education classes at Idaho State University. Our smartest babysitter, Hope, started her junior year [...]

Women Only Weeks at Red Horse Mountain Ranch!

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , |

Before summer ends make some time to relax in one of the best dude ranches in Idaho, Red Horse Mountain Ranch! Whether it’s a mother-daughter vacation, class reunion, a sisters get-together, or just friends catching up, Women Only Weeks at Red Horse Mountain Ranch are all-inclusive dude ranch vacations not to be missed for the ladies. All-Inclusive Girls Trip at one of the best dude ranches in Idaho! Trade chores, dishes, bosses, or laundry for delicious food, unforgettable conversation, and breathtaking adventures!  You’ll fall in love with our horses, as you ride on the mountain peaks to enjoy a stunning [...]

The Latest Buzz

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

Things have sure been buzzing around the ranch lately…literally. The ranch has been overrun with bees, like so many other places this year. Horses and people have been falling victim to these little buggers left and right. Two days ago we had to turn our ride around to avoid a nest. The other day I was saddling old faithful, Roscoe, and he started kicking out and stomping. Now with any other horse, I probably would have figured it was just having a bad day, but not old Roscoe. He’s one of the most well behaved horses on the ranch. Just [...]


August 12th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: |

We love all of our horses at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. That being said, we all have our favorites. There’s no denying that some horses are loved more than others. One horse in particular, Ladybug, recently received a pretty big gift! Our beloved three-year return guests, Eric and Ondie, sent a care package to the Ranch including a brand new halter engraved with Ladybug’s name on it.  I don’t know if you’ve seen our halters in the barn, but they are nothing fancy. Our wall of over eighty halters is filled with faded, fraying, and well-used ropes. Now, at the [...]

Meet Rachel…

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

Coming all the way from the east coast to head the Red Horse Mountain Ranch Kids Program is Rachel Weedon. As a second year wrangler, Rachel knows what it takes to guarantee that even the youngest guests are able to fulfill their dreams of becoming real cowboys and cowgirls — even if it’s just for a week. Although, here on the ranch, Rachel does a superb job of leading the kiddos in activities like shooting rifles on the plinking range or painting ponies at the barn, Rachel is most known for her ability to sing Disney songs at the top [...]

Zombie Kids

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

The Zombies are out! And so are the kids. It’s officially summer folks. The ranch is crawling with little balls of energy. Luckily we have the perfect horses for these little rascals. Remember my earlier post about the zombies getting out? Since then, I’m pretty sure that they have escaped at least another three times. I once caught Big Sugar with her front feet on top of a gate trying to make her great escape. These old, gentile, slow moving souls are who we pair with the children. Watch out parents, the zombies may infect your kids with the horse [...]

Seatbelts for Horses

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

“Every time I get up into the saddle, I look for a seatbelt”, a guest said jokingly as I tied Tuffy’s lead rope onto the saddle horn. I actually witnessed her reaching behind to try to grab for the imaginary safety gear. I laughed and laughed as I went back to grab another horse for a guest to mount. It was such a funny idea. I guess growing up around horses; everything involving these soft-eyed creatures seems pretty normal to me. So I got to thinking, how do we make our giant beasts safe for beginner riders? Safety is extremely [...]

The Zombies are Coming!

May 21st, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

I am so excited to announce that it is the first day of the 2018 season at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. The guests have arrived! …And so have the zombies? Hold on, let me back up and explain. A group of staff members and I were making our way to dinner at the lodge from The Haven where we live. We make this half-mile trek often and enjoy finding ways to keep it interesting. Today someone grabbed a rope and we were practicing lassoing each other’s feet on our way there. Don’t worry; most of us aren’t skilled enough to [...]

Brushing Off the Dust

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Ranch News|

There is always something that needs to be done on a ranch. The world has trouble agreeing on a lot of things, but I would argue that everyone would agree with me on this one. There is a lot of work to do at Red Horse Mountain as we gear up for the 2018 summer season. Over the last week, the staff has been pouring in. Housekeepers have been shining up the place and Wranglers have been legging up horses. It’s important to stay flexible around here. For example, when you are told that a good dozen or two horses [...]

A Secret Ingredient to being an Award Winning Ranch

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

There's always a few things our past guests most likely remember about their stay with us. One is usually the name of the horse they rode for the week. Another is the old “Cowboy” at the campfire with his guitar and cowboy poetry. Tom Lamb is the epitome of western authenticity and we are so blessed to have him. The third is how amazing the meals are as well as the scones, delicious muffins, cookies, fresh breads, and desserts which are always available. It all happens behind the scenes and it is because of our kitchen manager and professional pastry [...]

A True Hero of Red Horse – Happy Birthday Jim

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

One of the first days I was on the ranch I met with the staff of the old Hidden Creek. I don’t remember everyone, but a few interviews feel like they were yesterday. Looking back we were all so young.  Matt Majoros, said his goal through the transition was, “ to make sure the previous owners would be taken care of no matter what it took. I’m here to make sure they are covered.” Sarge, or Phil Bailey, showed up and handed me a folder of his entire decorated military career. I remember him calling me “Sir” and being about [...]

Red Horse Mountain Ranch earns 7th Straight TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

Red Horse Mountain Ranch today announced that it has received the 7th straight TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. "We could not be happier with our staff who have made Red Horse Mountain Ranch a leader in hospitality. We want to also thank our wonderful guests for another amazing summer. We look forward to many more years of providing a well deserved vacation [...]

The Story of Amos

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

Being on the back deck of the lodge early morning with a warm cup of coffee is breathtaking. I can’t help but to enjoy the peace and silence. The morning cup of joe taking in the views of the ranch has been done for decades. Looking through the old records you’ll find lists of names on census reports, deeds, and old homestead documents of people who have lived here before. There’s only a few records of an old man by the name of Amos Vaughn from Iowa. He lived at Red Horse Mountain Ranch in the early 1900’s but only [...]

5 Tips to Landing a Summer Job

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

For over 10 years I’ve been involved in finding our seasonal staff at the ranch. Hiring takes a tremendous amount of time and effort and a full team of people. We’ve been truly blessed with our staff in the past and I would have to say it’s one of the top reasons why the ranch makes such a wonderful vacation spot and I enjoy coming to work. “Surround yourself with great people.” This is such an important rule in life and one I’ve tried to remember. For the applicant, there are some tips you could try to help land that [...]

Big Savings on Couples Vacations Beginning this Fall.

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News|

Sneaking away for an overnight stay at a nearby hotel gives a couple just enough time to realize they need a vacation. We see it time and time again…around day 2 on the ranch the outside world and daily grind seem to slough off a person . It takes time to put your worries aside and focus on what's truly important. Daily life is filled with hectic schedules, constant phone reminders, and never ending work loads. It's hard for couples to find time together and even harder to find things you both love to do. And ladies we [...]

Ladies Week: Our Dedication to the Devoted

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Ranch News & Stories|

Almost 10 years ago Red Horse Mountain Ranch near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho had its first Ladies Week. Women only trips were just becoming popular and Red Horse was looking for other ways to bring folks to the ranch to help make ends meet. We had a week coinciding with the fall colors after the kids head back to school. So we gave it go. Even the first Ladies Week, with maybe 20 or 25 women, was an amazing week. The ladies had enough fun to last them an entire year and most of them returned. Now, we need 2 weeks [...]

8 Tips to be Ready for Single’s Week at the Ranch

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Ranch News, Ranch News & Stories|

Even though the ranch is buried in snow and the horses look like furballs, there's already a buzz beginning to build around the 2017 summer vacation season and a big part of the excitement stems from our first ever Single's Week starting May 21st. A good group of solo travelers have already decided they're coming but there's some 400 plus folks waiting till the summer gets closer to finalize their reservations. Just as a reminder there are only 36 spots. We'll try to fit as many of you as possible because this is going to be one of those weeks on [...]

Secrets to the best family reunion you’ll be talking about for years.

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Ranch News, Ranch News & Stories|Tags: |

Family reunion planning can be tricky. Just picking a reunion destination spot can take time. I myself come from a large family and we’re lucky to have several amazing planners who handle our family reunions. Planning can be stressful and trying to find a perfect location which everyone will enjoy is a daunting task. Working at Red Horse Mountain Ranch for over a decade, I’ve come to know many of the challenges with family reunion planning. However, it is a small price to pay for some of life’s most enduring memories. Sadly, I think ranches are not normally on a [...]

Singles Week

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Ranch News, Ranch News & Stories|

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is well known for it's famous Kids program, summer family vacations, and Women Only vacations. But in 2017 we're kicking off the summer season with our 1st annual "Single's Week" in May. Now there's no guarantee you'll meet the love of your life. But you'll be glad you ditched that dating Web site, hopped on a plane, and had the best time tucked away in Idaho at an award winning ranch. If you're tired of the old typical “singles vacation” which tends to be a group of friends and it just turns into a booze fest [...]

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Wins 2015 World’s Best Ranch for all Ages

February 1st, 2016|Categories: Ranch News|

For Immediate Release announces Red Horse Mountain Ranch as esteemed Award Winner in their inaugural Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence, 2015! The Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence, 2015 were chosen from hundreds of online reviews written for the traveler, by the traveler and feature 10 categories; each category has been divided into a number of awards to celebrate everything the discerning guest, family or traveler requires for their perfect ranch vacation. As the winner of the ‘Best Ranch For All Age Ranges Award’ in the ‘Family Friendly’ category, Red Horse Mountain Ranch has created the perfect [...]

One of the Best jobs for the 2016 Summer. The race is on!

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

All you wanting a job for the summer in the mountains of Idaho it's time to get yourselves to the website and fill out the application now! Wranglers, Kitchen crew, housekeepers, servers, ranch hands, and kids program counselors, it's time! Mosey on over to our Ranch Jobs page to check it out. Here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch, our staff members work hard, but we also have a blast. Our staff members are diverse, talented, and experienced; and come from all over the country and Idaho. If you have worked a seasonal position or a full-time position [...]

Meet Our Wranglers Justin and Kelsea

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

Justin is a local boy and his love for the outdoors started at age four when he began riding horse and shooting guns. He served in the National Guard 6 years with 3 years of active duty and has just graduated college with a degree in education. He hopes to get a job teaching and continue to come back to Red Horse for the summers to help take care of our wonderful guests. His favorite activity to guide is the all day ride which takes you up to a lofty spot that helps you see beautiful Idaho and even Washington [...]

Unique Family Reunions

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

When you get a bunch of people together for a reunion you have a lot of personalities and interests to satisfy. Here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, our staff love helping families have unforgettable reunions. We have something for everyone and pride ourselves on being professionals in this business. Families who come here for a reunion have many options to keep themselves as busy or as “un” busy ask they want. Each day offers various guided adventures. From our main feature of horseback riding, to sporting clays, archery, kayaking, zip-lines, and fishing, everyone will find something to do. Each member [...]

Become a Local on Your Vacation

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

Here at Red Horse we love inviting people from all over the world to come stay at our beautiful ranch nestled in the Idaho mountains. Likewise, people love visiting us…. over and over and over again! So much so, that they can’t help but start to become a “local.” This week, we would like to welcome back the Esposito family. They have been coming to Red Horse Mountain Ranch since 2008 for their family vacation and it is always exciting to see them pull up every year. We have had the privilege of creating some wonderful memories with [...]

The “Sweet 6” enjoying a little friendly competition at the sporting clays range.

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

We had a "blast" with the "Sweet 6" this week! Here they were enjoying having the range all to themselves. This summer, the sporting clays range is open almost every afternoon. For you shooters or those wanting to try shotgun sports for the first time, the Red Horse Mountain Ranch sporting clays range is a perfect setting for it during your ranch vacation. Sporting Clays were developed in England as a method for preparing for the hunt, but today is a great past time in the U.S. and also can be a very competitive sport. Our range has [...]

Help Red Horse Welcome our New Ranch Manager Family.

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

I have been chomping at the bit to get this out to everyone for quite sometime and I can’t be more happy. I am pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Farmer to the position of Ranch Manager. As Ranch Manager, Rob will take on my responsibilities for the Ranch’s daily operations and oversee guest services, food and beverage operations, housekeeping, and activities. Some of you remember Rob and his wife Ashley first coming to the ranch many years ago. Time does fly, and it’s been almost 8 years since their first summer. The ranch is so excited to [...]

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Featured on Discover Ranches

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Ranch News|

Discover Ranches takes you to the heart of ranches and ranch vacations, exploring the stories behind the guardians of timeless landscapes, supporters of local communities, creators of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, producers of cattle, and cultivators of award-winning food. The new international travel series features on Discover Outdoor Life, an on-line network dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. and Discover Ranches was created by long-time rancher and Top50 Ranches Business owner Jody Dahl, and television producer Kerry Lambert (Food Network, Discovery Channel, The Cooking Channel, PBS). In this episode, join Discover Ranches as they take a behind the scenes to [...]

Have Special Food Preferences? No Need To Worry Here At RHMR!

January 16th, 2014|Categories: Ranch News|

Here at Red Horse Mountain, our excellent kitchen staff is dedicated to serving their best dishes, whether it is a classic ranch barbeque, or an eloquent dish for our five-course dinner, the goal is to make every single guest satisfied. We consider and realize that people have all types of food preferences and dietary needs, and for this reason we make sure that before each of our guests arrive, we have a detailed list of their requirements, so they can enjoy every meal to their liking! Whether gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, soy free, an allergy,or a simple like [...]

Horses 101: Annual Vet Checks

March 9th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Well, this past week we completed our annual vet check, and we were grateful to have all of our winter staff members there to help! While Jeannie works full time with the horses throughout the winter, we also had our part time wrangler Andrea, our maintenance guys: Jim, Rob, and Matt; our chef Lauren, our office manager Jody, and finally our ranch manager Cory up at Challenge Course Pasture helping to catch each and every horse for their annual worming, vaccination, and routine check. Here's Jeannie and Andi helping out. When you have a herd of 80+ horses, vet checks [...]

Thinking About A Road Trip To RHMR? Check Out These Worthwhile Detours For Your Journey

February 27th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Mountains, beautiful freshwater rivers, massive lakes, lush green forests; and some of the best wildlife in North America: does Idaho come to mind? It should! Here at Red Horse we know how lucky we are to be located in the middle of this beautiful northwest landscape, and we want to share this with our readers. For those of us who are lucky enough to call Red Horse Mountain Ranch home, or for those fortunate guests who have shared time here with us, we know what an amazing place this is, and it wouldn't be the same if we weren't located [...]

Multi-Generational Vacations At Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch

February 20th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Dude ranches are an amazing place for a family to grow closer, especially when it comes to family reunions or a parent-child vacation, but sometimes this can be hard to organize as people lead busy lives! Family members can enjoy time here together even if a full-scale reunion isn’t possible. In today’s hectic world, people of all ages have jam-packed schedules of work, school, sports, and anything else that may get in the way of some peaceful relaxation in the outdoors with loved ones. Multi-generational vacations at Red Horse Mountain Ranch are a great way for family members to share [...]

Red Horse Mountain Staff: Meet Sarah Dunbar, Wrangler and Guide

February 16th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Sarah has been here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch for several years as a seasonal and year-round wrangler, and she has a unique bond with horses. When guests come to the ranch and head out on trail rides, they expect knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, and that’s what they’ll get with our wranglers! Sarah has a great way of sharing her horse knowledge, and this not only spurs fun and great conversations, but it also makes a few horse-shy guests feel at ease. She has been working with horses for over 11 years, and her career began at age 16 by [...]

Horses 101: Ten Horsemanship Tips For A First-Time Ranch Goer

February 11th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

When our guests arrive at the tack barn for their first ride of the week on Monday mornings, they are always excited to meet their assigned horse! While some of our guests may already be experienced and advanced, it is a first time for many, and some might be a little unsure about their experience with horses. We always pair each individual rider with a specific horse, one that will make the most comfortable experience out on the trails. It is always important to put aside shyness and let your wranglers know if you are a bit uneasy around horses, [...]

Red Horse Mountain: The History Of A Dude Ranch

February 6th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

This post is dedicated to the rich history of Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch, as it represents over 100 years of transformation that made Red Horse what it is today! While thousands of people embark on all-inclusive dude ranch vacations every year, its possible that many forget to ponder how most ranches were founded: by brave and adventurous settlers who were looking for adventure, a new life out west, and of course the timeless necessity to make a living. When it comes to our region and the historical western expansion, the hardy wilderness of northern Idaho perhaps prolonged settlement in [...]

Tubbs Hill Nature Park, Coeur D’Alene: A Fun Stop On Your Way To Red Horse Mountain!

February 1st, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Looking for something to do on your way to Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch? The scenic city of Coeur D' Alene has a lot to offer, and if you are heading to Red Horse, it's right on your way! So if you have time to do some exploring en route to the ranch, and are up for a beautiful leisure hike, check out Tubbs Hill. Located on the peninsula adjacent to the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Tubbs Hill Nature Park is referred to as an 'urban wilderness', as this natural setting has been preserved despite its close location to downtown CDA. [...]

Historic Harrison, A Great Place To Visit Near Red Horse Mountain Ranch

January 29th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Harrison, 1910, Crane Historical Society If you haven't been lucky enough to venture to Red Horse Mountain Ranch, or Harrison, ID, then you don't know what your missing! The quaint town of Harrison has a rich history that can still be seen today. The sense of hard work and community from which it was founded on is still represented in the culture of the locals and the 20 historical buildings that remain, eight of which are on the National Historic Register. The town of Harrison is a wonderful reminder of the western frontier spirit, as it was established [...]

It’s Time To Add New Horses To RHMR! Learn About How We Pick Our Trail Horses

January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

Here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch we are celebrating the New Year and looking forward to the upcoming season, and it's time to start introducing some new horses to the ranch! Over the next few months we will be searching the northwest for the perfect trail horses that will fit right in with our herd here at the ranch. Choosing a horse requires extensive knowledge, intuition, and riding experience. While to some, it may seem that a trail horse might require less training than say, an arena horse, but this is not the case! Trail horses need excellent [...]

Meet Andi Bordelon, An Area Local And Wrangler Here At RHMR

January 16th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

ANDI AND HER BLACK LAB, BOHDI Andi has been a wrangler here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch for the past two years, going on three, and she has some great reasons as to why she loves this place! Andi has spent most of her life around horses and found her passion for these magnificent animals at a young age. She started 4H and got her first horse at the age of 9, and has been hooked ever since! She has done horse shows, trained several horses, and competed in barrel racing and other timed events before finding [...]

Springston Bridge: A Piece of Harrison History

January 15th, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

While Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch remains to this day an excellent all-inclusive vacation destination in its beautiful mountain setting, there is a great deal of history involving the surrounding area! There will be more to come on the interesting history of the ranch itself, but this focuses on the picturesque Springston Bridge near Red Horse that to this day is the remaining representation of a booming lumber town. At the location of the bridge there was a town previously known as Anderson. Just a few miles from Harrison and nestled at the base of Anderson Mountain, it was located [...]

Horses 101: Raising Baby Kahlua!

January 2nd, 2013|Categories: Ranch News|

A continuation from Horses 101, this post is all about appreciating horses, and here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch we feel that learning more about them is another way to make your experience at a dude ranch the best it can be! Learning about all aspects of horse care can make any rider appreciate their horse that much more. Just before our 2012 season, we were given the amazing gift of a baby horse named Kahlua. Kahlua was a big hit all summer, not only did she excite the kids but she also captivated the adults that fell in [...]

Get a Taste of Our 5-Course Wine Dinner

December 29th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

Imagine an event packed week of riding, activities such as kayaking, hiking, or fishing, and nights full of fun at musical campfires and singing at the saloon. Here at Red Horse Mountain this jam-packed week is topped off with a gourmet wine dinner, adding an elegant twist to an adventurous week at one of the top dude ranches in the west. At Red Horse Mountain you will find yourself getting closer to your family and loved ones as you sit down together for every meal, and our end of the week wine dinner is the perfect way to end the [...]

Find Out Why Our Chef, Steve Gallant, Loves Red Horse Mountain Ranch

December 12th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

When guests come to Red Horse Mountain Ranch for the first time, they may expect the typical and basic home-style meal, but for those who have experienced the food at Red Horse, they know this is not the case! Comfort food with a classy edge is what our guests find here, and it can only come from a dedicated and experienced kitchen staff. Steve Gallant, our dinner and all-around chef, made this season an amazing one for the pallets of our guests! Steve is never satisfied unless the quality and taste of his food is the best it can be, [...]

Explore Your Way To Red Horse Mountain Ranch on Northern Idaho’s Scenic Byways!

December 9th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

One of the greatest things about visiting Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch is that there are many things to do in the surrounding area for families or travelers that want to further explore Idaho. While many of our guests arrive on a shuttle from the airport, many also choose to rent a car and spend time in nearby Coeur d' Alene to explore the city and do some sightseeing. The most common drive to Red Horse Mountain is a beautiful one on Idaho-97 via Interstate 90, and its beauty, among other aspects, is why it was designated as the Coeur [...]

Meet Lauren, Our Pastry Chef Here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch!

December 6th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

Lauren, our full-time pastry chef, spends an extensive amount of time at the ranch making sure our guests have the most delicious muffins, scones, desserts, and bread- all made from scratch! From 6 am until dinner, she is in the bakery of our kitchen making sure everything is perfect and fitting to the taste of our guests. One of the most appreciated aspects of our kitchen at Red Horse Mountain Ranch is that we cater to all food preferences, whether it is gluten or diary free, vegetarian, or individual allergies, Lauren can bake an exceptional dessert, bread, or whatever is [...]

Brenda Kalkauski, Celebrating 17 years at Red Horse!

December 4th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

At Red Horse Mountain Ranch, one of the biggest reasons why this place is so amazing is the wonderful staff. Whether it is the returning staff or the lucky employees that get a chance to spend a summer here, it is always an atmosphere that speaks family. For the guests who have been here for one season or several, the staff has proven to be one of the main reasons they return. Brenda Kalkauski, one of our head housekeepers and servers, has been here for 17 years. For the first time this summer, her one-year-old granddaughter had the chance to [...]

Wildlife Viewing at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch

December 1st, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

  If you aren't familiar with northern Idaho, or if you haven't yet had the chance to visit Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch, then you might not know about the amazing wildlife up here. Red Horse is surrounded by the Coeur d' Alene National Forest. One of three forests that comprise the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, the CDA National Forest is 726, 362 acres, and we are lucky enough to be located here! Near Harrison, Idaho, we get the chance to see an abundance of animals, and it's always fun when our guests get the opportunity to see them too! [...]

Adventures At Red Horse Mountain Ranch: Learn About Our Mega Zip and Challenge Course!

November 29th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

What do you expect from a dude ranch vacation? Family ranch vacations are definitely about the riding and taking a unique trip beyond the typical beach or cruise vacation, but Red Horse offers much more than riding! Here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch our Challenge Course and Mega Zip offer an amazing experience that people inquiring about ranch destinations might not expect from a dude ranch, and these activities often end up being the favorites of the week for many! The Mega Zip, which was a new addition for our 2012 season, has been a huge hit! Everyone always has [...]

Red Horse Mountain Ranch: The Perfect Place for All-Inclusive Family Reunions!

November 26th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect place for a family reunion! Whether your family get-together is a group of 10 or less, or 20+, there will be a place for you at Red Horse. Our Hilltop cabin can easily fit a group of 10-12, while our diverse selection of cabins near the lodge can fit any combination of families as well. Check out our wide spread of activities that can be a blast for all ages! There is always something exciting going on from a morning horseback ride or fly fishing trip, to an afternoon of kayaking or sporting [...]

Horses 101: A Few Things to Know About Horses For Your Dude Ranch Experience!

November 21st, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

Here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch we put a great deal of work into making sure our horses are happy and healthy, after all, what would a dude ranch be without its wonderful equines? Many people come to the ranch with a wide base of horse knowledge, but many guests that come here for vacation are here to learn and experience a dude ranch for the first time, and understanding horses can make riding them more enjoyable! Horses are a unique animal, just like humans, and require extensive care. There are a few important things to know about taking [...]

Top Ten Reasons Why Red Horse Mountain Ranch has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

November 19th, 2012|Categories: Ranch News|

A big thanks to our guests that took the time to go online and share their experience! # 1: Our Horses of Course! Our healthy herd of horses are one of the main reasons people love this ranch. Experienced dude ranch goers and lifelong horse owners continue to be impressed with the caliber of our horses. Each week, we specifically match the horses to each individual rider, from the advanced riders to three-year olds! # 2: Staff A close run for number one, our wonderful staff is one of the biggest reasons guests, both new and returning, visit Red Horse Mountain Ranch. [...]

Get Ready Ladies, Girls’ Getaway Week is Full!

July 20th, 2011|Categories: Ranch News, Ranch News & Stories|Tags: |

31 ladies. 85 horses. 7 Days.The entire ranch all to themselves. 2011 Girls' Getaway week is going to be our best ladies week to date. Moms and daughters and friends catching up from all over the United States;West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, and Illinois are all represented among the gals scheduled to arrive. Most likely, awhole new group of friends will be made during our week long stay at the ranch. We've put together the perfect week, with a few surprises to boot. Everyone will be arriving on Sunday, September 25th and our first wine tasting of [...]

Top 10 Questions (and Answers) About our Dude Ranch Vacations.

January 10th, 2011|Categories: Ranch News|

Here are some typical questions and answers to help you decide if Red Horse Mountain Ranch fits the ranch vacation you're looking for. You can also get more information from our FAQ page, or just hop on the phone and give the ranch a ring at (888) 689-9680. #1. Is there a place we can do some laundry?  Better yet, a laundry service is provided. We'd much rather you spent your time with your family or out on an adventure! During your laundry day, it will be picked up at your cabin and delivered back to your cabin by the end [...]

Fly Fishing trips during a Dude Ranch Vacation

January 7th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Ranch News|Tags: , |

Idaho is blessed with trout waters and one of the best rivers are not far from Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Trout Unlimited called it, "the best cutthroat trout fishery on the west side of the Rockies, " and we share the same opinion. the St. Joe River winds 130 miles from the Idaho-Montana border to Lake Coeur d'Alene. The upper river stretches are considered blue ribbon and anglers spread out along the 30-40 miles of this Wild and Scenic corridor enjoying catch and release wade fishing. On its lower stretches which resemble a typical western freestone river, anglers have their [...]

Dude Ranch Vacations + Grandparents = A lifelong memory.

December 28th, 2010|Categories: Ranch News|Tags: , , |

Every so often we're asked whether a dude ranch vacation is perfect for the grandparents and to be honest, they have always had a "grand" time on the ranch. It's wonderful to have grandparents that love to travel and can think of no better traveling partners than their precious grandchildren. Most often, we see grandparents wanting to share their passion of horses or the great outdoors. Sometimes they are rewinding memories of a vacation they may have had some time ago. Whatever the reason, bringing your grandparents with you during your dude ranch vacation at Red Horse will no doubt [...]

Plan for Fun on a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

December 21st, 2010|Categories: Dude Ranch Vacation Specials|

Some people have a love for the Wild West. Although it's not so "wild" anymore, there is a certain romance to the whole cowboy image. Horses, campfires, riding the range - some people wish they could experience life the way it used to be. Now, you can. Many families are choosing to take adventure vacations to dude ranches in the U.S. and elsewhere. On these vacations, they can live out their dreams of being a cowboy in the old West. Once you have decided that you want to go to a Dude Ranch, there are several more decisions and plans [...]

Dude Ranch Vacation updates for the 2010 Summer Season

May 12th, 2010|Categories: Ranch News|

At the ranch there is a stir of excitement. I think it comes when spring draws to a close. We're all anticipating temperatures to break into the 70's this week. Winter, we hope, now becomes a memory but in Idaho, you expect weather to change. In the next few weeks, the final touches are being completed as the ranch reawakens for our 2010 summer season. I thought it would be fun to give everyone a few updates on the exciting news for the coming year. Fishing Opportunities. One exciting bit of news is that Red Horse Mountain Ranch has expanded our [...]

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