All-Inclusive Family Ranch Vacations at Red Horse

The key to our family ranch vacation is simple. What you’ll get here is family time, healthy food, plenty of outdoor adventure, a little luxury, Mom and Dad time, a safe place for kids to be kids, and a whole lot of western hospitality. Everyone wants to do something a bit different and you’re supposed to fit it all in? Not everyone wants to ride horses all the time? You want a family vacation with healthy foods that take extra care for dietary concerns where even the kids like the food? Want to spend quality time with your kids and give them the chance to make a few new friends? Got it all covered in our family ranch vacation.

Fun for Every Generation! Idaho Style…


Don’t be surprised when the kids say this was the best family vacation EVER! Don’t be surprised when everyone doesn’t want to leave. And don’t be surprised when you’re all happily exhausted and sore from having the time of your life. But don’t take our word for it. We highly recommend checking our family ranch reviews and getting the “nitty-gritty” to make sure Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the right vacation spot for your next family vacation. If you come, you’ll be re-connected with your family and have one of the few remaining treasured Idaho dude ranches at your fingertips.


See the reviews on TripAdvisor


Quick Facts:

Family Ranch Vacation Dates: June through August
Length of Stays: Sunday to Saturday, 6 night, 5 days
Family Ranch Vacations Include: 5 full days of guided actives, meals & drinks, accommodations, evening entertainment, and other ranch amenities.
Perfect for: groups of friends, families with kids, large family reunions, grand parents, multigenerational, and multiple families.
Guided Adventures: Kids Program (ages 3-10), Everyone gets their own horse for the week, Horseback riding, challenge course & zip lines, mountain biking, bike tours on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene, 3D Archery, Sporting Clays, horseback lessons, hiking, kayaking tours, yoga, fitness hikes, rifle and shotgun shooting, guided lake fishing, & other self guided activities.

Bring the Grandparents!

Not only do we offer them an extra discount on their family ranch vacation, we have special considerations for our grandparents staying with us. The ranch is absolutely the perfect place! Grandparents are on the ranch every week hangin’ out, riding horses, going down zip lines, and having a blast. Sometimes they’ll join in on the Kids' Program or just head down to the barn to watch the kids ride off on their horse. There’s plenty of space to relax! They’ll enjoy the food and drink, the myriad of activities, the views and everything in between! Even if you have a grandparent that needs us to give them a shuttle around the ranch once in a while, our staff is happy to do it. The ranch provides everything needed to make your grandparents feel comfortable.

Grandparents at a dude ranch

What does the All-Inclusive Family Ranch Vacation Include?


Your accommodations will be stocked with home amenities, warm blankets and comforters, and spacious outdoor decks. In the morning, you’ll rise to the smells of fresh pastries, hot coffee, and be set with your guides for another unforgettable day. The ranch has 8 cabins with up to 24 suites. Our accommodations are rustic luxury and everything you’d expect from a great Rocky Mountain ranch is available during your family ranch vacation.

cabin at the ranch

Meals & Drinks

The chefs will delight you with daily fresh breads, wonderfully plated dinners, coursed dining, and buffets. Our menus are derived from seasonal favorites and grown and farmed exclusively in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Alaska. Our menu strives to be healthy and give you a taste of Pacific Northwest cuisine and the flare of a great western dude ranch. And we’re also including all alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages in your stay as well. There are premium wines available for purchase, but house wines, regional beers, and spirits are all included, along with a long list of pops, juices, teas, coffee, and milk.

Meals and dining at the ranch

Horseback Riding

Each day on the ranch, riders will have at least two opportunities for western-style horseback riding. A menu of Family, scenic, advanced, full-day, lessons, and kids horseback rides are available. Everyone who arrives at the ranch is given their own horse for a week. Horseback riding at Red Horse Mountain Ranch starts at age 3. Horses and saddles are carefully chosen for you based on your riding preferences. We highly recommend reviewing our horseback riding information!


Kids Program

With our famous Kids Program, parents can choose to take on the adult adventures during their week and know their children will be well cared for and have their own adventures at a child’s pace. You’ll meet back at lunch and dinner and hear all of the exciting adventures they were able to accomplish with our seasoned crew of kids wranglers. Ziplines, challenge course, .22 rifle plinking, pottery barn, horseback riding lessons, and kayaking are just some of the adventures the kids have full access to.

kids program ride

Guided Adventures

A full week at the ranch is the only way to get everything in! With a 60 foot climbing wall, ziplines, horseback riding, fishing adventures, boat rides, bike tours, archery courses, sporting clays, and more, your family will no doubt be excited to wake up every day.


Laundry Services

Our goal is to give you as much time to enjoy your family and friends, Idaho, and our ranch. So during your stay with us (Mom), we’ll be taking care of the laundry. Have your laundry bag set aside for the ranch staff and it will be delivered back to you folded and cleaned. (This should really be first in the list.)

Self Guided Activities 

Swimming pool, hot tubs, games, fishing...if you’re looking to just hang out and relax, the pool, hot tubs, and a healthy list of outdoor games are always available. The fishing pond also has fishing gear available at any time. The pond is stocked with trout, bass, crappie, and perch. There are a few real hogs in that pond!

Family Evening Entertainment

In the evenings there is still plenty to do with evening entertainment like campfires, roasting marshmallows, special dinners for parents, Kid’s night out, and much more. Of course, there are also quiet places to rest from the day’s adventures and hot tubs scattered around the ranch.

Snacks, etc...

While staying at the ranch, a snack bar loaded with healthy treats, juices, milk, and other things. It is available all of the time.

Relaxing on the deck at Red Horse Mountain Ranch Family at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch

The Typical Questions

Do we need to bring anything for the guide adventures? Besides the hat, boots, and clothing suggestions, no. All of the equipment for the activities is provided and available. However, if you would like to bring your own fly rod, etc., you may do so. We recommend if you have any questions to give the ranch a call and to talk with one of the adventure guides. Each day at the Ranch, there is a menu of guided adventures available. Since you’ll be staying for the week, you’ll have the opportunity to do everything on the ranch. The schedule is located in the main lodge for all the guests to sign up for guided adventures whenever they would like. Parents or children (ages 3-10) can also sign themselves up for the Kids’ Program activities during the week. A typical day at the ranch includes an early morning activity, morning horseback ride (or other activity), and an afternoon guided activity. Lots of choices everyday!

How many kids are on the ranch each week? Usually between 10 and 15 through the summer, ranging between the ages of 3 and 10. There are usually 5-7 in the teen years.

Is there something for the kids to eat late at night? How about the meals? Is the dining kid friendly? Yes, yes, and yes! A snack bar is open around the clock with fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juices, bagels, granola bars, etc. And each meal has the children in mind as well. Kid friendly, and if there is something your picky eater needs, let the chefs know in advance on your activity form!

I don’t have boots. Does the ranch? We do. Plenty. So if you choose not to travel with a pair of slick soled boots you’re more than welcome to grab a pair off the wall of boots. If you’re a big cowboy, might have to bring you’re own, sizes above 13 are hard to come by.

So how many times do the kids get to ride? Every full day while at the ranch, if they choose to. The kids’ program does other guided adventures in the afternoon like the challenge course, kayaking, archery, and pottery barn. There are a couple of days where they can ride with you on the family horseback rides too. For kids ages 12 and up, there are all kinds of riding opportunities as well!

What will happen with my Teenager? What will they do? Teens also have the unique chance to hang out with their siblings AND they are more than welcome to go along for the adult adventures too. Most of the teens find hanging out with our staff just as fun as well. With all the adventure we have, teens usually have plenty of opportunities while on the ranch.

I want to spend time with my kids. I also want to spend quality time with my spouse. Is this possible?  Our ranch experience is designed specifically for this. The kids’ program is designed to allow you to have your children taken care of completely during their day OR you are more than welcome to join them. We even have specific time periods when you can do your adventures as your own family. During each week on the ranch, there is one night set aside for parents to dine in a formal setting (with or without you needing to be formal) and the kids have their own evening planned. This is a special time for the adults to celebrate the week with the adults and the kids to do the same.

We have someone in our party with special dietary needs. Do you accommodate this?  Yes! Yes! Yes! Prior to your arrival, we’ll have you fill out our Activity Form which includes any special dietary requests. Vegans, allergies, gluten-free, etc, are not a problem, but we do like to know of this well in advance so the menu can be adjusted accordingly. Gluten-Free, vegetarian, and allergies are very typical food requirements that our chefs take care of each week on the ranch.

How far is the ranch from a major airport?  Red Horse Mountain Ranch shuttle service is available from the Spokane, WA & Coeur d’Alene, ID regions. The shuttle service is usually the best option for those travelers with the ranch as their primary destination. If you are planning to travel onward after your stay, a rental car is usually a better option. From the Spokane Airport (Airport code GEG), the shuttle service takes approximately 1.5 hours; It takes 2 hours with getting your baggage and other traveling time to arrive at the Ranch. To be timed with your flight departures, your return trip to the airport will be scheduled 3 hours in advance of your flight, which has proven to give plenty of time, even with small children and checking in baggage.  You can learn more about transportation to the Ranch here on our shuttle information page.

Alright. That’s a lot of information. Give me the big takeaways. Why Red Horse? Why not something else?  That’s easy. 3 top things mentioned in our reviews are the staff, the amount of guided adventures, and the food. We’ll keep everyone (we really mean everyone) so active and full during their stay, they’ll almost need a vacation from their vacation at the ranch and probably a diet. If you have a well trained ranch staff, 300,000 stunning acres of Idaho forest, 100 horses, and summer sun, it’s going to be tough finding anything better. But don’t let us tell you, go check the reviews!

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