Each incoming guest must have a completed activity form and a signed liability waiver. To access these forms please see the original reservation invoice you received upon booking. If you need this resent, please email [email protected]tainranch.com and we will send it right over.
This information is helpful for us to best accommodate each guest. We use the information to assign your horse for the week, and also to let our staff know of any allergies, food/beverage preferences, and other dietary requests. Be sure to include anything you would like us to have for you on the ranch during your stay. Chances are, we already have it, but we are more than happy to pick something up for you if we don’t!
Directions from Coeur d’Alene
When driving to the ranch with a navigation device, please make sure that it takes you along the route contained on this page. The Google Map links below are the correct directions. Take I-90 eastbound toward Kellog, Idaho. Take exit 22, ID-97 South. Turn Right onto ID-97 South, toward Harrison. In 25 miles, turn left onto East Blue Lake Road. Once onto East Blue Lake Road, follow the signs to the Red Horse Mountain Lodge, approximately 5 miles, to the end of the road.
Directions from Spokane, WA
Take I-90 Eastbound. Go Approximately 45 miles, through Coeur d’Alene. Take exit 22, ID-97 South. Turn Right onto ID-97 South, toward Harrison. In 25 miles, turn left onto East Blue Lake Road. Once onto East Blue Lake Road, follow the signs to the Red Horse Mountain Lodge, approximately 5 miles, to the end of the road.[Google Maps Directions]
Directions from Missoula, MT
Take I-90 Westbound. Go approximately 135 miles to the Rose Lake exit, ID-3. Turn left onto ID-3. Go approximately 20 miles. Bear right, toward Harrison, on ID-97. Go approximately 10 miles, through Harrison (don’t blink or you’ll miss it), to East Blue Lake Road and turn right. Follow our signs, approximately 5 miles, to Red Horse Mountain Lodge. [Google Maps Directions]
Other Driving Locations
Other Driving Distances and Directions
Salt Lake City, Utah
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The nearest airport is Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Washington state, an approximately 1.5 hour drive from the ranch (70 miles). Airlines flying into Spokane include Alaska, United, Delta, Southwest, Horizon, and other major airlines.
If you’re flying in to Spokane International Airport (GEG) it’s best to schedule your flights to arrive between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, if possible. The drive is approximately 1.5 hours from the Spokane International Airport (GEG), and about 1 hour from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. With Sunday check-in being between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, you’ll arrive at the ranch in time for appetizers and happy hour before dinner. You’ll have several options for transportation to the ranch, including a rental car, taxi service or rideshare service such as Lyft or Uber.
Many guests prefer to rent a car as their mode of transportation. You can visit the Spokane International Airport website to see a list of car rental companies at the airport. The rental cars are located right outside the airport terminal, so there is no dreaded car rental shuttle that drives you to another location. It’s super fast and easy. You pick up your keys right at the rental desk, head out to your car to load up, and you’re on your way!
Pro tip #1: Consider using Avis for your rental company. Spouses are automatically covered drivers with Avis, so no extra paperwork. You can also sign up for Avis Preferred (it’s free). They have a separate (much shorter) line at the rental desk. When you arrive they check your ID, hand you the keys and you’re off! It’s a no brainer. Other companies may have similar offerings.
Pro tip #2: Try a full size truck for parties of 5 or less. It’s usually cheaper than an SUV, has a large backseat, plenty of space for luggage in the truck bed and 4-wheel drive if needed.
Payless Airport Shuttle
You can call then directly at 208-762-7433 or click this link to visit them online to submit a quote request. Their Dodge Grand Caravans are marked with “Payless Airport Shuttle” on both sides and the rear. Guests can expect a call or text from the driver shortly after arrival to help locate the shuttle.
Pricing for two passengers one-way is $155, plus an additional $5 per added passenger, for up to 6 total passengers. Payments are handled directly with the driver upon arrival to your destination. They accept cash, check or Venmo at this time. Additional tidbits: non-smoking, stow-n-go available for larger luggage, no cancellation fees (as of now), child seats not offered but vehicles accommodate them if you are traveling with one.
Scott’s Taxi has drivers who know how to get to the ranch. You can call them directly at 208-704-6663 or 208-667-6664. The vehicles are mini-van style and 5 passengers is tight if there is ample luggage. Families of 5 or more will need to book multiple shuttles. The fee for the shuttle is handled directly with the driver by cash or card. This cost is $175 per vehicle, one way for the first 2 passengers. Extra passengers are $20 each, with a maximum of 5 (children included) or 4 adults.
Upon your arrival at the airport, gather your luggage and meet your driver located in the TAXI service area outside the baggage claim. The shuttle vehicles are black or white and will be clearly marked, “Scott’s Taxi” in yellow. The fee for this shuttle is handled directly with the driver by cash or card.
Rideshare Service (Lyft and Uber)
These popular companies are also an option. Many of their drivers have not made the drive to the ranch before, so be sure the driver knows it’s a longer than normal drive. Also, it’s a good idea to have the route mapped out ahead of time as cell phone service becomes spotty the closer you get to the ranch.
For 20+ Passengers
Please contact the ranch directly for information about these services by calling (888) 689-9680 or email [email protected].
We often have guests fly in a day or two early for sightseeing. Click here to see the list of hotels that offer transportation from Spokane International Airport. We recommend any of the airport hotels (Ramada Inn Spokane Airport, Wingate by Wyndham, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn). A more luxury stay would be the Davenport Hotel and Towers in Spokane, WA or at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in downtown Coeur d’Alene, ID. If you chose the Ramada, let them know you are with Red Horse Mountain Ranch and use discount code “L03” for a reduced rate.
Although Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have their appeal, we recommend visiting the charming small town of Harrison, Idaho just a few miles from the ranch. It has lodging, the famous Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path along the lake, bike rental shop, boat rental, shopping, a delicious creamery, coffee shops, restaurants, and music on the weekends. Harrison is right on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene and it’s a great place to spend a day or two.