Dining at our Idaho Rocky Mountain ranch

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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 …

Adventures at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

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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. …

Kids at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

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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 …

Season Changes

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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 …

Women Only Weeks at Red Horse Mountain Ranch!

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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 …

The Latest Buzz

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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 …

Ladybug

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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 …

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Meet Rachel…

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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, …

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Zombie Kids

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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 …

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Seatbelts for Horses

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Training a horse starts from the time that they are born and continues their entire life. These horses here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch have had years upon years of training. Most have also had previous careers before coming here. Some examples include RC who used to be a 4-H horse. Back in the day, Big Sug and Otis pulled wagons together. Bob used to be a barrel racer, and Bailey unknowingly came to us pregnant. Thanks to Bailey, we …

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The Zombies are Coming!

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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 actually rope someone’s foot. Regardless, we try and laugh and chatter our way up to the lodge. We …

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Brushing Off the Dust

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It’s important to stay flexible around here. For example, when you are told that a good dozen or two horses are coming a week before staff training…and only half of them show up a week before guests arrive (We call these our Montana horses). Or when we de-lice the entire herd only to have it rain the second we finish the very last horse. The powder needs to stay on for at least twenty-four hours which means, yes friends, a …

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

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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 …

The Story of Amos

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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 …

5 Tips to Landing a Summer Job

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For over 10 years I’ve ben 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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Featured on Discover Ranches

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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.DiscoverOutdoorLife.com 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 …

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

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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 …