Idaho's wine industry dates back to the 19th century, with the pioneer-era planting of the first vineyards throughout the Pacific Northwest. Today, the wine growing region has become one of the United States' top viticultural areas, home to the lovely Snake River Valley AVA, which is easily accessible from downtown Boise and home to some of the state's top wineries. Other wineries are located within the Eagle Foothills AVA, which is known for its rich volcanic ash and sandy loam soils that result in top grape-growing conditions. These luxurious winery tasting rooms throughout the state offer intimate ambiance and showcase popular regional grape varietals such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Chenin Blanc, which all thrive in the state's climate. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
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3 Horse Ranch Vineyards was originally founded in 2002 by Gary and Martha Cunningham, who began planting Bordeaux and Rhone grape varietals on the hillsides of their Sawtooth Range ranch two years prior. Today, the winery has become the state's largest family-owned wine operation, located within the burgeoning Eagle Foothills District wine region. In 2011, the winery was named as the Idaho "Winery to Watch" by Wine Press Northwest. Guests can taste award-winning wines at the company's public tasting room, including its Pinot Gris varietal, which received a gold medal from the Great Northwest Wine Competition in 2014. Tastings are offered Wednesdays through Sundays throughout the afternoon hours. Vineyard tours are also available, led by vintner Martha Cunningham and lasting approximately 120 minutes.
5900 Pearl Rd, Eagle, ID 83616, Phone: 208-863-6561
2.Camas Prairie Winery
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Camas Prairie Winery is northern Idaho's oldest winery, originally established in Bovill in 1983. The Latah County winery, which is located approximately 40 minutes from the city of Moscow, produces a wide variety of grape wines from the best imported grapes, ranging from classic dry reds and lightly-sweet whites to decadent dessert wine varietals. An impressive selection of high-quality fermented meads are also sold, including strawberry, huckleberry, blackberry, and raspberry varieties. Visitors can enjoy wine and mead tastings seven days a week at the company's public tasting room, which also offers tours of its adjacent production facility. A retail store carries locally-made products, including pantry goods. Wines are also sold at the Moscow Farmer's Market each week or in partnership with the Moscow Food Co-Op.
207 Main St, Bovill, ID 83806, Phone: 208-826-3222
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© Cinder Wines
Cinder Wines has been named as one of the American West's best urban wineries by Sunset Magazine, located within the Snake River Valley American Viticultural Area in Garden City. The winery, which is helmed by vintner Melanie Krause, is named for the volcanic cinder that underlies many of the region's modern vineyards. A public tasting room is open select days throughout the week, located within easy driving distance from downtown Boise. Guests can sample the winery's high-quality red and white wines and blends, including classic Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Viognier varietals. Tours are offered with advance reservation, including large group tours and private special event tours.
107 E 44th St, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-376-4023
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4.Clearwater Canyon Cellars
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Clearwater Canyon Cellars is an ultra-premium wine producer in Lewiston, owned and operated by married duo Coco and Karl Umiker. The winery, which began its production at Lewiston Orchards in 2004 in a garage side room, moved into its current farm winery production facility on the Umiker's family farm in 2016. In 2015, it was named as Idaho's winery of the year. Today, guests can taste delicious Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs, Carmenères, Chardonnays, and Merlots at the company's tasting room, with expert winemakers on hand to talk to all visitors. Tasting room hours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the afternoon hours or by special appointment.
3143 10th St, Lewiston, ID 83501, Phone: 208-816-4679
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5.Coeur D'Alene Cellars
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Coeur D'Alene Cellars is the premiere small-batch winery of Coeur d'Alene, producing more than 3,000 ultra-premium wines each year since 2002. The family-owned winery, which is located within Idaho's acclaimed Columbia Valley wine region, produces high-quality traditional wines reflecting the region's famed terroir, including smooth and drinkable Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Cabernet Francs. Tasting room hours are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays during the afternoon hours, with private tasting reservations available for small groups with advance reservation. A full menu of light cafe fare is offered to accompany wine flights, including cheese boards and truffle bites. Public special events throughout the year include live music performances, wine and painting nights, and winemaking courses.
3890 N Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815, Phone: 208-664-2336
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© Coiled Wines
Coiled Wines was founded in 2008 in Idaho's Snake River Valley, located in beautiful Garden City, a short day trip drive from Boise. The winery offers two labels of wines produced from vine-to-wine in house, including the company's elegantly-blended Translations line, which takes wines produced in neighboring regions and blends and refines them into new interpretations. Delicious wines can be sampled at the company's tasting room in Garden City or its charming wine bar in downtown Boise. At the Boise wine bar, guests can also enjoy a selection of small plates, including platters of locally-produced chocolates, nuts, and olive oils. Special events hosted at both locations throughout the year include art shows, bingo nights, and winemaker's dinners.
3408 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-820-8466
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© Crossings Winery
Crossings Winery was Idaho's top winery for 2017, located within charming Glenns Ferry in the beautiful Snake River Valley. The winery harvests grapes grown in the rich fertile ancient volcanic soil Idaho is known for, splitting production between its own vineyard grapes and grapes sourced from nearby Hagerman Valley and King Hill. High-quality varietals include traditional wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Pinot Grigio, paired alongside silky-smooth blends such as the company's Roundup Triumvino and Old Vine Sweet. A public tasting room offers tasting flights Mondays through Saturdays, with extended evening hours for visitors stopping in after work. Guests can also dine at the delicious Tannin's Restaurant and Tavern at Crossings, which serves up from-scratch Northwestern cuisine alongside a full draft beer list and cocktail bar.
1289 W Madison Ave, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, Phone: 208-366-2313
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8.Fujishin Family Cellars Winery
Fujishin Family Cellars Winery is owned and operated by Martin Fujishin, sourcing grapes for wine production from some of the Snake River Valley's top growers. The winery produces a wide variety of high-quality wines through its signature Fujishin and inventive Lost West wine labels, with varietals ranging from classic Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons to well-balanced dry and sweet blends perfect for sipping and food pairing. A tasting room at Caldwell's Robison Fruit Ranch offers hours seven days a week spring through fall and select tasting hours during the winter months. Complimentary tastings let guests sample up to six wines from the winery's current release lineup, with group tastings available by appointment for groups of six or more. Reservations are strongly recommended on weekends due to high visitor volume.
15593 Sunny Slope Rd, Caldwell, ID 8360, Phone: 208-649-5389
9.HAT Ranch Winery and Vineyard
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HAT Ranch Winery and Vineyard is an award-winning winery owned and operated by Helen and Tim Harless, originally established in 2011. The Snake River Valley winery, which has received medals at the Great Northwestern Wine Competition, is a part of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail and is known for decadent classic varietals and blends, including its gold-medal-winning HAT Trick Red, which blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Tempranillo. A gorgeous tasting room showcases panoramic views of the nearby Owyhee Mountains, located just 40 minutes from downtown Boise. Tasting hours are offered daily between noon and 5:00pm, letting guests sample five wines of their choice for free. An art gallery at the tasting room also displays the works of local and regional artists working in a variety of media.
15343 Plum Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-994-6416
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10.Hells Canyon Winery
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Hells Canyon Winery has been owned and operated by the Robertson family since 1981, home to Idaho's oldest grape vineyards, which are located on rich volcanic soil hillside slopes near the beautiful Snake River and Owyhee Mountains. The sustainability-focused winery produces high-quality wines from estate grapes traditionally fermented in small oak barrels, sold under the winery's Hells Canyon and Zhoo Zhoo labels. As Idaho's first fully solar-powered winery, the winery makes a great choice for environmentally-conscious wine enthusiasts looking to lessen their carbon footprint on a day trip. An outdoor wine bar serves up wine flights and appetizers on a patio space overlooking the Snake River. On colder days, the winery's cozy lounge offers fireside seating for sipping wines by the glass or by the bottle.
18835 Symms Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-454-3300
11.Holesinsky Certified Organic Vineyard and Winery
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Holesinsky Certified Organic Vineyard and Winery is southern Idaho's premiere USDA-certified organic winery, originally founded in 2001 by winemaker James Holesinsky. The whimsically-branded winery, which was founded to honor the lifelong amateur winemaking dream of Holesinsky's father Frank, produces high-quality Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Muscat wines, along with several selections of fine port wines. All wines are branded under fantastical names evoking fairytales and mythology, ranging from the winery's new Unicorn Syrah Rose varietal to bottles showcasing art of Alice in Wonderland's Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. Tasting appointments can be scheduled on a call-ahead basis at the winery's main Buhl location. Winery booths are also operated periodically at several area farmer's markets in Boise and Sun Valley.
4477 4450 N, Buhl, ID 83316, Phone: 208-731-0590
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© Huston Vineyards
Huston Vineyards are one of the most popular stops of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, located within the Snake River Valley AVA. The lovely Caldwell winery operates an estate vineyard utilizing the region's rich volcanic soils and intense sunlight conditions to crafted excellent grapes for showcasing in fruit-forward wine selections. All wines are handcrafted in small lots to ensure top premium quality and highlighting of the region's unique terroir. Wine offerings range from a high-quality private reserve selection to a highly-drinkable Chicken Dinner wine series that has been acclaimed by Wine Enthusiast. Guests can taste wines at the company's winery barn facility, which also sells a wide variety of farmhouse merchandise and wine accessories. Each year, the winery hosts a harvest celebration that offers grape-cutting experiences, hay wagon rides, and Idaho culinary feasts.
16473 Chicken Dinner Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-455-7975
13.Indian Creek Winery
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Indian Creek Winery is one of the American Northwest's top wineries, named as the Idaho winery of the year for 2018. The delightful Kuna winery, which was opened in 1982 by married duo Mui and Bill Stowe, is now overseen by the second generation of the Stowe-McClure family. Many wines are available for sampling at the company's tasting room, including popular major label Pinot Noir, Riesling, and White Pinot varietals and small-lot Chardonnays, Moscatos, and Merlots. Wines can be sampled Thursdays through Sundays during the afternoon hours, with winery tours also offered during operating hours. The winery's lush butterfly-filled gardens may be explored as part of self-guided tours or rented for weddings and other private special events. Annual special events include a Father's Day Open House, a harvest festival, and a pet-friendly party.
1000 N McDermott Rd, Kuna, ID 83634, Phone: 208-891-7151
14.Koenig Vineyards and Tasting Room
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Koenig Vineyards and Tasting Room was originally founded in 1995, overseen by winemaker Greg Koenig today. The Snake River Valley winery, which is located within Idaho's Sunny Slope District, produces handcrafted small lots of fine wine varietals, sourcing from top vineyards within the Hells Canyon, Williamson, and Bitner microclimate districts. Varieties produced by the company include signature Idaho varietals such as Syrah and Viognier, along with well-known favorites such as Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant tasting room, opened to the public in 2016, showcases the company's wines alongside Koenig Distillery whiskey, brandy, and vodka tasting selections. Guests are welcome to bring their own food from area restaurants or pack picnic lunches to enjoy with bottles of wine on the orchards surrounding the winery.
21452 Hoskins Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-459-4087
15.Lindsay Creek Vineyards
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Lindsay Creek Vineyards has been owned and operated by sibling duo Doug and Art McIntosh and their wives Brenda and Michelle since 2007. The charming winery focuses on estate Bordeaux and Rhone grape varietals, showcased within excellent traditional Tempranillos, Malbecs, Sauvignon Blancs, and Merlots. Highly-drinkable blends are also branded to reflect the character of the Pacific Northwest, specifically developed for food pairings. The company's public tasting room offers a scenic backdrop for trying samples of wines or buying selections by the glass or by the bottle. A light bar bites menu features options such as Brazilian cheese puffs, hummus plates, and locally-curated charcuterie boards.
3107 Powers Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501, Phone: 208-746-9463
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16.Parma Ridge Winery
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Parma Ridge Winery is Parma's premiere winery, overseen by winemaker Storm Hodge. The winery is known for its delicious estate-grown wines and blends, sourced from grapes from both the nearby Snake River Valley and the Pacific Northwest's Yakima Valley. Excellent wine options include Viognier, Muscato Blanco, Pinot Gris, Syrah, and Riesling varietals, along with a selection of silky smooth signature blends. All wine label artwork is designed by Hodge's wife, professional artist Stephanie Hodge. A winery tasting room and bistro is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, serving up a full menu of brunch, lunch, and dinner fare. Clever gastropub fare ranges from creative burgers and flatbreads to globally-inspired entrees such as Korean-style barbecue chicken skewers.
24509 Rudd Rd, Parma, ID 83660, Phone: 208-946-5187
© Sawtooth Winery
Sawtooth Winery is a lovely estate vineyard and winery that was originally founded in 1987 on pasture lands formerly owned by Charles Pintler. The nationally-renowned winery, which has been acclaimed by Wine Enthusiast and received medals from the prestigious Idaho Wine Competition, is helmed by winemaker Meredith Smith today and is known as the Snake River Valley's most prominent wine grape grower. Tasting room visitors can sample the company's smooth, drinkable Pinot Gris, Riesling, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Syrah wines, which are also available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. Interactive educational experiences are also offered periodically, educating visitors on key aspects of grape harvesting and winemaking.
C, 19348 Lowell Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-467-1200
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© Scoria Vineyards
Scoria Vineyards is helmed by one of Idaho's only female vintners, Sydney Nederend. The winery has been the culmination of a lifelong dream for Nederend, who received her first 20 acres of land to plant Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes while she was in college and began bottling amateur wines by the age of 21. Today, Scoria has become one of Idaho's hottest new wineries, located on a beautiful ridge overlooking the spectacular Owyhee Mountains in Caldwell. Red wine varietals are available for tasting at the company's public tap room, which is open Friday through Sunday afternoons. Guests can try classic Bordeaux varieties such as Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot in the winery's industrial-chic tasting room, styled to attract a new younger winery demographic.
9631, 12639 Walker Lake Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-550-2472
19.Small House Winery
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Small House Winery is a lovely Sandpoint winery that was originally opened to the public in 2013 by Patrick Werry. The winery focuses on crafting high-quality affordable wines, sourcing all of its grapes from top wine-growing regions in Oregon and Washington State such as the Columbia and Willamette Valleys. The company's wines have received major national awards, including a silver medal for its signature Red Blend at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. A tasting room is open to the public on Saturday afternoons, with additional hours offered by appointment. Wine consultations are also available for couples looking to tie the knot on the winery's premises or receive catering or beverage services from the company for their big day.
1636 Baldy Park Dr, Sandpoint, ID 83864, Phone: 208-290-2016
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20.Split Rail Winery
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Split Rail Winery is owned and operated in Garden City by married duo Jed Glavin and Laura Hefner-Glavin. The delightful small-lot winery strives to raise the profile of local Idaho agriculture and make the desert landscape of the American West drinkable, showcasing a variety of Idaho-centric wine varietals and products. Excellent red, white, blush, and blend wines are showcased, including four-pack dry rosé wines and clever everyday drinkable wines on the company's Howlin' Owl second label. A public tasting room is open Wednesdays through Sundays during the afternoon hours, offering complimentary tastings and wines available for purchase by the bottle or by the glass.
4338 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-490-0681
21.Ste. Chapelle Winery
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Ste. Chapelle Winery was originally founded in 1975 in Emmett, housed within its present-day facility in Caldwell since 1978. The winery, which has been helmed by Meredith Smith since 2011, has grown to become the state's leading production winery today, turning around more than 130,000 cases annually. High-quality Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah varietals are sold, along with the company's popular Soft line, which features red and white blends and huckleberry fruit wines. A tasting room borrows aesthetic influences from France's famed St. Chapelle chapel, open to the public daily. Beautiful event spaces and scenic vineyard grounds make for perfect backdrops for private special events, including weddings and receptions.
19348 Lowell Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, Phone: 208-453-7840 ext. 7843
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Syringa Winery is one of Boise's most acclaimed wineries, originally opened to the public in 2007. The picturesque winery sources grapes from the nearby Snake River Valley AVA, which are turned into fine wine selections using traditional handcrafted winemaking techniques. As part of the Garden City region's District 44 winery cluster, the winery has received a number of major awards for its excellent red and white varietals, including selections such as Albarino, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Primitivo, and Tempranillo. Tasting room visitors can enjoy samples at the company's public facility on Saturday afternoons. Wine pouches are also sold, serving as a perfect two-bottle-equivalent way to transport wine for picnics or overnight camping excursions.
8991 S Greenhurst Rd, Kuna, ID 83634
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23.Telaya Wine Co.
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Telaya Wine Co. was originally opened to the public in 2016 by winemaking married duo Carrie and Earl Sullivan. The intimate winery, which is located in Garden City along the banks of the Boise River adjacent to the Riverside Hotel, showcases a limited selection of high-quality varietals, including Syrahs, Turahs, and Merlots. A winery tasting room is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, with tables available for picnic lunches or carryout from surrounding restaurants. Outside, a beautiful seasonal patio offers an above-ground fire pit and welcomes four-legged friends. Standard tastings offer three one-ounce pre-selected pours, while tasting flights let visitors choose their wine selections. Cheese plates from Caffe Luciano's are served up alongside wines, along with offerings from food trucks parked on site throughout the summer. Public special events include summer Music on the Patio events.
6609, 240 E 32nd St, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-557-9463
24.Thousand Springs Winery
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Thousand Springs Winery is a charming Hagerman Valley winery, located within the beautiful Thousand Springs region along the banks of the Snake River. The winery grows high-quality estate grapes on its rich volcanic soil vineyard slopes, reflecting the unique terroir of the Snake River Valley AVA. Wines are bottled under the winery's Feathered Winds Wine label, including delectable Idaho blends such as the company's signature River's Edge Red and Windy White. Visitors can taste wines at the company's public tasting room facility, which is open to the public throughout the week. A delightful bed and breakfast facility at the winery is available for overnight stay, offering stunning river views and complimentary breakfast for all guests each morning.
18852 US-30, Hagerman, ID 83332, Phone: 208-352-0150
© Vizcaya Winery
Vizcaya Winery is a charming boutique winery in Kuna, conveniently accessible from downtown Meridian via Interstate 84. The winery, which was founded by Kay and Larry Hansen, began harvesting grapes at its Windy Ridge Estate vineyard in 2004 and has become known as one of Idaho's most award-winning wineries, receiving best of class awards from the Idaho Wine Competition. Acclaimed Tempranillo, Albarino, Malbec, and Pinot Gris wines are sold by the glass or by the bottle at the winery's public tasting room, which is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Public special events at the winery throughout the year include a summer concert series, showcasing food trucks and live music performances from regional artists.
1105, 8987 S Greenhurst Rd, Kuna, ID 83634, Phone: 208-870-8354
25 Best Idaho Wineries
- 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Photo: Vitalina Rybakova/stock.adobe.com
- Camas Prairie Winery, Photo: Camas Prairie Winery
- Cinder Wines, Photo: Cinder Wines
- Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Photo: Clearwater Canyon Cellars
- Coeur D'Alene Cellars, Photo: Coeur D'Alene Cellars
- Coiled Wines, Photo: Coiled Wines
- Crossings Winery, Photo: Crossings Winery
- Fujishin Family Cellars Winery, Photo: jeancliclac/stock.adobe.com
- HAT Ranch Winery and Vineyard, Photo: HAT Ranch Winery and Vineyard
- Hells Canyon Winery, Photo: Igor Normann/stock.adobe.com
- Holesinsky Certified Organic Vineyard and Winery, Photo: Holesinsky Certified Organic Vineyard and Winery
- Huston Vineyards, Photo: Huston Vineyards
- Indian Creek Winery, Photo: zhu difeng/stock.adobe.com
- Koenig Vineyards and Tasting Room, Photo: Koenig Vineyards and Tasting Room
- Lindsay Creek Vineyards, Photo: Lindsay Creek Vineyards
- Parma Ridge Winery, Photo: Parma Ridge Winery
- Sawtooth Winery, Photo: Sawtooth Winery
- Scoria Vineyards, Photo: Scoria Vineyards
- Small House Winery, Photo: Small House Winery
- Split Rail Winery, Photo: Split Rail Winery
- Ste. Chapelle Winery, Photo: Ste. Chapelle Winery
- Syringa Winery, Photo: Igor Normann/stock.adobe.com
- Telaya Wine Co., Photo: Telaya Wine Co.
- Thousand Springs Winery, Photo: Thousand Springs Winery
- Vizcaya Winery, Photo: Vizcaya Winery
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More Ideas in Idaho: Red Horse Mountain Ranch
The Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a perfect combination of upscale lodging, delicious home cooked meals, and various outdoor activities for guests of all ages and experience levels. Located in Harrison Idaho in the middle of hundreds of acres of land, the ranch is open from May through October and can accommodate up to 60 guests at a time. Adventures at the ranch last a full week and are all-inclusive.
Lodging at Red Horse can be found in either the Hilltop Home or one of the cabins or suites.
The Hilltop home is located at the top of the ranch, above both the cabins and the main lodge. The house was designed for private, secluded group accommodation and breathtaking views of the property. It has multiple bedrooms - a master suite with a king bed and private bathroom, two king bed and queen bed bedrooms that share a bathroom, and an additional king bed bedroom with private bathroom. All king beds (with the exception of the master suite) can be substituted out for two double beds. The home also has a full kitchen stocked with a coffee maker and coffee (as well as tea kettle with tea and hot chocolate options), microwave, refrigerator stocked with snack and beverage options, standard kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and cooking spices. It also has a dining room with table settings, including wine glasses and coffee mugs, for 12 people. There is also a living room that offers guests a flat screen television with satellite cable, a computer with printer, telephone with complimentary long distance, and wireless internet access. Hilltop home also features a private deck and hot tub, and a vehicle for guests to use for transportation back to the main lodge. Robes, towels, and linens are provided (which can be washed in the home’s washer and dryer), as well as a selection of books, games, and puzzles.
The other lodging at the ranch is located in either a cabin or a suite.
There are multiple suites available, each of which offer guests a choice of bed configuration. Wapiti and Bighorn both have a bedroom with a queen bed and another with two twin beds. They each feature private bathrooms and are located on the top floor of the main lodge.
Guests can choose one of the log cabins. The Old Post Cabin is one bedroom for smaller parties, or guests can stay at the White Pine Cabin which offers four king suites with their own private bathrooms.
All cabins and suites are located closer to the main lodge, which allows easier access to the many amenities and services the ranch provides.
All of the beds at the ranch have a pillow-top mattress and luxury linens and down comforters for guest comfort. All pillows are hypoallergenic. Guests are welcomed to bring their own blankets as well.
Every bathroom at the ranch comes with all necessary shampoo, conditioner, body soap, lotion and other toiletries that guests will need during their stay. Each has either a bathtub, shower, or combination and towels are provided.
All lodging has both heating and air conditioning units, which can be individually programmed.
For guests not staying at the Hilltop Home, laundry service is available. The first few loads are provided complimentary, and each lodging option provides guests with a laundry back for their convenience.
The main lodge also has the Trading Post store where guests can purchase anything they may have forgotten at home. Personal hygiene products, apparel, sunscreen, and more are available.
The staff at the ranch provide complimentary, freshly cooked meals multiple times a day at the main lodge.
For breakfast, hot coffee is provided starting about 6 am. Breakfast options include fresh fruit, cereal, muffins, juice, granola bars, yogurt, and bagels. They are provided as a grab and go option, and are offered at other times of the day as snacks as well.
Lunch is served as a buffet and is lighter in nature, including salads and sandwiches made from freshly baked bread. Guests who are planning to head out for an activity can also request a packed lunch.
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Dinner is generally also served as a buffet, and vary depending on what the chef decides to make that evening. Proteins are always available, whether that is BBQ, roasted chicken, fresh fish, or a previously requested vegetarian or vegan option. Once weekly, the ranch staff also hosts a wine dinner where local wines are paired with a full course meal.
Also in the main lodge is a full-service bar that is open from lunch through dinner. Beverages are provided complimentary, and guests can upgrade to a premium wine or spirit for a small charge. The bar also stocks local craft beer.
Red Horse staffs experienced and trained massage therapists to provide massage services to ranch guests. Treatments are all tailored to take into account the specific needs of guests after they take part in outdoor activities. Some of the services available include Swedish and deep tissue massage, both of which last an hour. Massage services are performed in guest lodging.
The number one activity guests take part in while visiting Red Horse is horseback riding. All riding programs at the ranch were designed to provide not only instruction and education but also relaxation and fun. The ranch is home to more than 100 horses during the summer months. Guests planning to ride will coordinate with ranch staff and will be assigned a specific horse and saddle for their entire visit. There are at least two different daily opportunities for Western-style riding, which could include trail rides, lessons, lunch rides, or family adventures. The first day at the ranch will consist of a full orientation of both the horse and the riding facility. Guests must weight under 240 pounds to ride, and riding is available for children over the age of 3.
For guests wanting to get out on two wheels instead of four hooves, there are many different mountain biking trails available on and around the ranch. Guests are provided one of the full suspension bikes and a helmet. Orientation rides are available for guests who aren’t experienced with mountain biking or trail terrain, and guests can choose to ride on their own or as part of a group ride.
The ranch also has a sporting clay ranch, which consists of five different shooting stations. Guests are provided instruction and all necessary safety equipment (ear protection, vests, and shooting glasses). Children over twelve years old can shoot with parental supervision and approval. There is also a 3D archery range, where guests can use compound bows to shoot three-dimensional targets at one of eight stations. Guests will be provided arm protection as well.
Guests who are interested in outdoor water activities may enjoy taking a kayaking tour. Tours are offered just a few miles from the ranch on Thompson Lake and are held in larger, ocean kayaks. This is also a great way to see much of the local wildlife, including deer, beaver, moose, pike, bass, and waterfowl, in their natural environment. Guests are also welcome to swim in the lake. Fishing is also available, with either a conventional fishing pole or a fly rod. All fishing is catch and release, and guests do not need a fishing license to participate.
For a more land-based experience, the ranch provides multiple options. One of the more popular is the climbing wall and challenge course. This area of the ranch includes a 300-foot zip line, a 63-foot climbing wall, and a trapeze located 30 feet in the air. Guests will receive instruction and all safety equipment, as well as being monitored by trained professionals.
There is also an Old West Saloon, located in the main lodge, that provides guests with live entertainment, darts, a pool table, and dancing without having the leave the comfort of the ranch.
The ranch also has multiple swimming pools and hot tubs for guests who want to swim without having the leave the premises.
Most children's programs are designed for children between the ages of three and ten. Children’s programs are available for the majority of the same activities that adults can take part in. Children’s trail ride and arena riding are provided for horseback riding guests, as well as bike tours, kayaking, and zip lining. There is also a library in the main lodge that provides children with books, games, and activities. Evenings on the ranch also come with s’more making, storytelling, and scavenger hunts with the youngest ranch guests in mind.
One of the more recent additions to the ranch’s children’s programs is the Pottery Barn. Children are able to choose from a variety of pre-made items, like figurines, plates, cups, and more, and paint them before they are glazed and fired in the on-site kiln. Children will be able to take their souvenir home as soon as it is dry. There is no charge for their first piece, but additional pieces can be added for a small additional fee.
11077 East Blue Lake Road, Harrison, ID 83833, Phone: 888-689-9680
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Nestled between scenic prairies and wooded mountains outside of Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, Ida-Home Bed and Breakfast is a charming inn with comfortable accommodations and year-round activities ranging from swimming, fishing, and river-rafting on Lake Coeur d’Alene to hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The elegant retreat boasts four well-appointed guestrooms with country-style décor and period antiques, sitting areas with wardrobes and armchairs, and modern amenities, and one shared bathroom with a shower and double vanity. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and select additions for guests include hot tubs, massage services, fresh flowers, welcome packages, and signature bathrobes. Ida-Home Bed and Breakfast is a few miles away from the Spokane River and a short drive from the Coeur d'Alene Lake, which offers an array of activities for the whole family.
Ida-Home Bed and Breakfast features four well-appointed guestrooms with country-style décor and period antiques, sitting areas with wardrobes and armchairs, and modern amenities. All guest rooms have king or queen-size beds dressed in Comphy sheets, luxury linens, and thick pillows, and a shared bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanity, signature bathrobes and slippers, and deluxe bath products. Sitting areas have armchairs, sofas, antique wardrobes, and fireplaces, and modern amenities and rooms have large windows or glass doors with lovely views.
The Heritage Room has a king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress, Comphy sheets, luxury linens, and thick pillows, two reclining chairs, a working fireplace, and a shared or private bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanity, signature bathrobes and slippers, and deluxe bath products.
The Dogwood Room opens onto a private patio with a table and chairs, terraced gardens and a firepit, and features a coffee table and chairs, a love seat, an in-room sink, mini-fridge, and a shared or private bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanity, signature bathrobes and slippers, and deluxe bath products.
The Harrison Fisher Room offers a queen-size bed with a pillow-top mattress, Comphy sheets, luxury linens, and thick pillows, a loveseat and a shared or private bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanity, signature bathrobes and slippers, and deluxe bath products. This room opens onto a private patio with a table and chairs, terraced gardens and a firepit.
The Rock Room is a cozy room with a single bed, a pillow-top mattress, Comphy sheets, luxury linens, and thick pillows, an antique rocker, and a shared or private bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanity, signature bathrobes and slippers, and deluxe bath products.
A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread.
Amenities and Recreation
Deluxe amenities at the Ida-Home Bed and Breakfast include terraced gardens, a hot tub and a firepit, a complimentary breakfast every morning, and free high-speed wireless Internet around the property. Additional specialties for guests include fresh flowers, in-house massages and spa services, welcome packages of crackers, cheese and cider, fresh homemade soaps, signature slippers and bathrobes, and gift certificates.
Situated on the banks of the Spokane River and surrounded by majestic mountains and vibrant evergreen forests of ponderosa pine trees, the town of Post Falls, Idaho is an authentic mill town with spectacular natural beauty and a rich heritage. Named after a German immigrant called Frederick Post, the small town offers much to see and do in the way of activities and attractions, as well as plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops. Year-round activities range from swimming, fishing, and river-rafting on Lake Coeur d’Alene to hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
16374 W Riverview Drive, Post Falls, ID 83854, Phone: 208-773-6169
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