Incoming Guest Forms and Shuttle Info
Step 1: Each guest must fill out the Activity Form and sign a Liability Waiver.
Step 2: For travelers needing shuttle service to the ranch from the Spokane Airport or Coeur d’Alene area.
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] and we will send it right over.
This information is helpful for us to best accommodate each guest. We use the information to assign you a horse for the week and also to let our kitchen know of any allergies, food likes/dislikes, and other preferences. 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!
The nearest airport is Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Washington state, an approximately 1.5 hour drive from the ranch. Airlines flying into Spokane include United, Delta, Southwest, Horizon, Alaska, and other major airlines.
Shuttle service is available for the Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID areas. The shuttle service is a great source of transportation to and from the ranch. If you are planning on extending your vacation before or after your week at the ranch, we recommend considering a rental car.
If you choose to take the shuttle, the ride is about 2 hours, including the time it takes to grab your baggage at the airport. For the return home on Saturday, the shuttle is scheduled to leave the ranch three hours before your flight. This gives you plenty of time to check in and get ready for take off.
Schedule shuttles by completing the online shuttle request form in your folio, or by calling the ranch office at (888) 689-9680.
Shuttle services available for our guests from the Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID area if you opt out of renting a car. We can accommodate single guests and large groups up to 60. The shuttle takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours driving time from the Spokane Regional Airport (GEG), and about 1 hour from Coeur d’Alene.
To reserve your shuttle, submit the shuttle request form from your online folio, provide your flight information or your pickup location, and how many guests will be in your party. Booster seats and car seats are not provided so please prepare accordingly.
With Sunday check in being anywhere from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, it’s best to schedule your flights to arrive anywhere from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are planning to remain in the region after your stay, we recommend considering a rental car. If you have other means of transportation, please kindly let the ranch know so we know not to book a shuttle for you. Feel free to contact the main office at (888) 689-9680 or email [email protected] with any questions.
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
This service can be requested by submitting the shuttle request form in your online folio and is provided by Scott’s Taxi Service from Coeur D’Alene, ID. The cost is $150 per vehicle, one way, for the first 2 passengers. Extra passengers are $20 each, with a maximum of 5 (including children) or 4 adults.
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.
Uber and Lyft are also options, and may be slightly less expensive than Scott’s Taxi Service. Please note on the shuttle request form if you are using one of these services, and kindly enter your flight times so we know when to expect you.
For 20+ Passengers
Please contact the ranch directly for these services by calling (888) 689-9680 or email [email protected].
Please use the shuttle request form in your online folio to submit your outbound airline and flight number, flight times and how many will be traveling together. Guests typically leave for the airport 3 hours prior to their scheduled flight. The private shuttles run around the clock, so feel free to book a flight time most convenient for you.
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. The ranch may have special deals with these providers so you may want to touch base with the ranch office at (888) 689-9680 or email [email protected] before making your reservation.
If you have questions about your upcoming stay at the ranch please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call the ranch office directly at (888) 689-9680.
Location & Maps
Red Horse Mountain Ranch is approximately 28 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, roughly a 1 hour drive along the Coeur d’Alene Lake Scenic Byway, Highway 97. The ranch is located near the eastern shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, a few miles from the town of Harrison, Idaho. The nearest airport is the Spokane International Airport (GEG), an approximately 1.5 hour drive from Red Horse Mountain Ranch.
On your way in or out of the ranch, we have some interesting local secrets we would recommend if you have extra time in the area, maybe while you’re waiting for a flight or if you have an early arrival. Now these aren’t the typical tourist spots, so be prepared for local flavors. Give us a ring at (888) 689-9680 or email [email protected] and we will fill you in.
The Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway passes through an area where the lakes, mountains, and beautiful summer weather combine to make one of the most amazing summer playgrounds and resort destinations in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re leaving or entering the ranch from the north, you’ll have to travel this route. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife roaming the pristine forests of Northern Idaho, including moose, deer, elk, bear and several bird species.
Beginning at the junction of Interstate 90 and Idaho 97, the route travels south along the eastern shoreline of Lake Coeur d’Alene, home to bald eagles and the largest population of nesting osprey in the Western states. Take a break and stretch your legs on the Mineral Ridge Trail, which offers panoramic views of the lake, as well as several learning stations describing the area’s botany and animal life.
Shortly after leaving I-90, you’ll see Mineral Ridge Trailhead on the right-hand side of the road. It’s approximately 3 miles from I-90. Mineral Ridge features a 3.3-mile interpretive loop trail which is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The loop is known as a “classroom in the forest”, where a self-guided trail takes visitors through the native animal and plant communities. The trail also offers spectacular views of Lake Coeur d’Alene, which requires some elevation climbs, so expect the kids may need a little extra positive reinforcement.
THE BEER LOVER’S DREAM
With 62 rotating taps from breweries around the globe, Crafted features a beer list that is second to none. Crafted Tap House is at the epicenter of the local beer scene and always has a wide variety of beers on tap from several local breweries. Each member of the bar staff has formal Cicerone training so they are more than prepared to educate customers about the continually growing world of craft beer. From beer experts to beer novices, they guarantee customers will enjoy one of the many options available on tap. [Google Maps Link]
If you’ve got a hungry crew on the way in or out of the ranch, The Moon Time Eatery and Pub hit the list because it’s a favorite of our staff. No fries, or greasy fast foods, but more of an eclectic, homemade hamburger joint and pub, located in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Don’t worry, the menu is diverse, including fresh salads and much more. Moms will be happy. With amazing microbrews and other famous beers on tap, and a great kids meal, we have to give Moon Time two thumbs up! The lamb burger has been known to cure jet lag (for our European guests). Don’t expect high end, it’s more of a local hangout. Enjoy! [Google Maps Link]
Cabela’s is always a great place to outfit the entire family for your adventures, with good prices, sizes for all ages, excellent service and a top-notch warranty. The Post Falls, Idaho location is on the way to the ranch coming from the Spokane International Airport. If you’re looking for a last-minute jacket, a pair of hiking boots, cowboy boots, or anything else for your trip, stopping here is a must. Give an extra tip to your shuttle driver and we’re sure they’ll accommodate you. The ranch and its employees use Cabela’s frequently, and it’s a convenient stop for those looking to fill last minute needs. [Google Maps Link]
This portion of the Olympian Hiawatha route has been called one of the most breathtaking scenic stretches of railroad in the country. The “crown jewel” of rail-to-trail mountain bike trails is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area which is located adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho/Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho.
The Hiawatha Trail is typically open daily from around May 30 thru October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead to make sure. Every year the snowpack is different so opening dates change. Winding through 10 tunnels and 7 high trestles, this 15-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana.
The Route of the Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, which burrows for 1.66 miles under the Idaho/Montana state line. With an incredible history beginning in 1906 of construction, hardships and calamities, unprecedented electrification, and of carrying passengers and freight from the Northwest to the Midwest, generations of railroaders kept the Milwaukee Road running until it finally went bankrupt in 1977.
The last train west of Butte, Montana passed through in 1980. After that, the line was abandoned. With government funding and private donations, the rails were removed, and the construction of this spectacular wilderness bicycle and hiking trail was undertaken in 1997. The Idaho portion of the trail first opened for public use on May 29, 1998. The St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, was completed in May of 2001 and is now open for bike riding. [http://www.ridethehiawatha.com/].
The Holiday Inn in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is attached to Triple Play Family Fun Park and Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark. With 96 comfortable rooms, designed especially for families, and complimentary deluxe breakfast each morning, the hotel is the perfect place for families to relax and have fun. They are open to the public and now offer all-day play passes.
Raptor Reef is a 25,000 square foot indoor water park featuring a wave pool, children’s lagoon with a 2-story play structure complete with slides, water guns, and a tipping bucket. Guests can lean back and relax in the indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi or ride one of the three amazing slides, one banking in at over 390 feet [www.3play.com].
Silverwood Theme Park has over 65 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, restaurants, and more [www.silverwoodthemepark.com]. Guests who stay with Red Horse Mountain Ranch can receive a discounted rate by calling Tami at (208) 772-7900.