What’s included in the All Inclusive Dude Ranch Vacation?
Evening entertainment, cowboy poets, spectacular views, capable horses, star-filled nights, and a delightful staff. If it’s new friends, great conversation, and a few laughs you’re looking for, the evenings at the lodge are filled with folks looking for the same things. For couples, the ranch has private suites. You’ll have the entire lodge to relax in during the evenings with hot tubs, wrap around deck, and a full service bar available. Our helpful staff will make you feel right at home. No matter how you choose to spend your time, we can guarantee you’ll be happy with your choice of our Idaho adventure and western hospitality.
Horseback riding at Red Horse Mountain Ranch is exhilarating and there are rides scheduled throughout the week for all types of riding levels. All rides will be leaving the valley floor to unique vistas, viewpoints, or peaks. Advanced and beginner riding is available. Advanced riders must complete the advanced test, allowing us to see your ability to control the horse and to make sure you and your horse are a good match. See more .....
Outdoor Guided Adventures
Whether its riding horseback to breathtaking vistas,conquering the climbing wall, practicing your aim at the shooting range, or simply relaxing in the tranquility of a Rocky Mountain dude ranch, you decide how to spend your week at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. See more .....
Chef Prepared Meals & Drinks
The chefs will delight you with daily fresh breads, seemingly endless buffets, 7-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. See more .....
Rustic Luxury Accommodations
Our dude ranch vacation guests have always commented on feeling at home in any of Dude Ranch Vacation Cabins & Suites at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranchour 20 private suites designed to keep our guests comfortable and cozy during theirweek-long vacation. Lodging options include everything from one bedroom suites tofour bedroom authentic log cabins. Plenty of western flavor, comfort, and tasteful decorations will make you truly feel like you’re home away from home. See more .....
Typical Questions & Hints
Arriving & Departing the Ranch. Most everyone will be taking the shuttle in from the Spokane International Airport (GEG). A flight arrival between 12 & 3 pm is perfect. Or, arrive in Spokane on Saturday and make a day in Spokane or Coeur d’ Alene. We’re hearing from our guests this year that the flights seem to work better with a Saturday arrival. The shuttles can easily pick you up from anywhere in the region. On Sunday afternoon, when you arrive at the ranch, we’ll get you settled into your cabin, give you a short tour around the ranch, and give you some time to relax before our cocktail hour and appetizers. Dinner will be ready at around 6 pm and evening entertainment will begin.Departures will occur after breakfast on Saturday and we’ll be sorry to see everyone head home.
During the week.Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from any of the outdoor adventures we have in store for everyone. Massages, horseback riding, fitness hikes, kayaking, sporting clays, bike tours, and more! You’ll need the entire week to fit it all in, but don’t forget, relaxing with a good book is also highly recommended. Every evening has something fun planned from campfires to evenings in our old west saloon. We’ll have beautifully crafted dinner with courses paired with some of our favorite wines, luncheon horseback rides to far off meadows, and all-day rides to some of the nearby peaks. It’ll be a week to remember!
Hint #1.Be prepared to ride.From advanced to beginner horseback riders, our week is going to be filled with lots of riding. After our orientation ride on Monday, there are advanced, scenic, and all-day rides scheduled throughout the week. You’ll also able to take advantage of learning from some of the wranglers by taking a lesson. One of our past guests suggests bringing a pair of bicycle shorts to go under your jeans to save your bum. If you don’t have boots, we do have boots you can wear but slick soles are a must. You should also make sure to have a few pairs of jeans, a pair of shorts, or something you can get wet in for the kayaking trips, boat tours, and bike rides. Some folks bring a pair of leather gloves with them to ride with during the fall. We recommend this highly. A pair of tennis shoes or running shoes are also very handy.
Hint #2. It’s Idaho weather.We have a saying in Idaho during the fall. If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes. Plan on evenings being chilly, a good fleece jacket will no doubt be very useful. Rain is possible but don’t worry about that stopping the horseback riding. The barn has a number of full length slickers to fit you.
Hint #3. Dinners and meals.Our chefs are going to make it very difficult to shed pounds while you’ll be here. Daily baked breads, fresh salads and fruits, homemade desserts, and more. Some decide to get a little dressed up during our Wine Dinner. Don’t have to though, a pair of jeans and boots are regular attire on the ranch. This will be an exciting and fun evening! For those guests that have food likes or dislikes (and the likes are just as important), don’t forget to fill out your activity forms and tell us. Gluten free, vegetarians, etc are all welcomed!
Question #1. Should we rent a car?Unless you’re planning to go elsewhere during your vacation, we suggest just taking the shuttle from the Spokane International Airport. Once you have arranged your flights, just come back to our website, fill out the shuttle form, and you’re all set. If you’ll be driving into the ranch, check our website for the best directions. The only thing you want to watch out for is the navigational gps units pointing towards forest service roads or away from the main highway as you near the ranch.
Question #2. Are we going to get some alone time? Yep. There’s places to sit and take in the clean air and breathtaking views. You’ll be amazed at how quiet the ranch is when everyone is off on their own adventures with the guides.
Question #3. We’re a group of friends? Are there accommodations where we can be together?Yes. More than likely if you’re making your reservations early, we’ll easily be able to put you all in your own cabin together.