The Diamond D Ranch is a ranch resort located in the Frank Church Wilderness of Stanley, Idaho. The ranch provides old-fashioned fun and the ability to disconnect from the outside world in one of their cabins, suites, or bed and breakfast rooms. Guests can take one of the renowned hunting camping trips, go horseback riding, enjoy the homemade cuisine, or enjoy time just lounging by the pool.

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Lodging

The Diamond D Ranch has a variety of different lodging styles, all designed to be as warm and inviting as possible. There are cabins, suites, and bed and breakfast guest rooms located all across the ranch property.

The ranch has two different size cabins for overnight accommodations - three cabins with two bedrooms (sleeping six), and one cabin with four bedrooms (sleeping ten). Each cabin has its private bathroom, large living area, and a mini refrigerator for beverages and snacks. The smaller cabins are located above the ranch’s creek (that can be heard babbling with the cabin’s windows open). The large cabin has also been designed to be accessible to those with physical disabilities.

There are two suites on the property as well.

Also, the main lodge also offers five bed and breakfast guest rooms. These rooms have the option of either double or queen size beds.

Amenities

All rates at the Diamond D Ranch include three meals a day, the cost of lodging, use of all of the ranch’s facilities, horseback riding, and additional daily, planned activities. Beer and wine can be purchased at an additional cost.

Dining

The Diamond D Ranch has a fully equipped kitchen that puts out imaginative menus daily. Meals are all served either family style in the dining room of the lodge or outdoor at one of the barbeques. Regular menus include coffee, hotcakes, and bacon and eggs for breakfast, and fresh, home-baked cakes and pies for dessert. The staff at the Diamond D Ranch can also work around most dietary restrictions with advance notice.

They also serve a huge variety of wines and beers.

Activities

Activities at the Diamond D Ranch are plentiful, due to the vast wilderness that surrounds it. Guests staying at the resort can go horseback riding, enjoy the hot springs, go on overnight camping/pack trips, try their hand at gold panning, do some guided fly fishing, hike (guided hikes are planned Wednesdays and head to many of the close scenic locations like Mystery Lake and Summit Ridge), target shoot, and more.

There is a wide range of family-friendly activities at the ranch. Families can enjoy kickball, volleyball, roasting s’mores at the campfire, or go swimming in the pool. There is also a play area and swing set, and daily events planned just for younger visitors. Babysitters are also available.

Also, recently added at the ranch, are other activities including yoga (a certified yoga instructor is on staff at the ranch) and stand up paddle boarding,

Special activities are planned daily for all age levels and interests.

Hunting

One of the biggest benefits of visiting the Diamond D Ranch is hunting. The area surrounding the ranch is approximately 2.5 million acres, making it the second largest area of its type (just behind Alaska).

There are many ways that guests can hunt while visiting the ranch. Many hunters enjoy visiting one of the ranch’s hunting camps. Each camp can host six hunters at a time, and one hunting guide is provided for every two hunters. Guests can request private guides as well. The camps have a large and fully equipped cooking tent as well as sleeping tents that can sleep two with provided lanterns, heating stoves, and cots.

Hunters can track mainly mule deer and elk.

Guests planning to hunt should make sure to pack their rifle, sleeping bag, scabbard, warm/wet weather clothing, and sturdy footwear. With a deposit, the staff will work with each guest to procure their Idaho hunting license. The ranch provides a cot/bed, as well as all food and tack needed for their visit.

Weddings and Special Events

The Diamond D Ranch is well-known for being the perfect setting for a variety of special events, including weddings.

Weddings can be performed anywhere outdoors on the property, or guests can choose to say their vows in the chapel that was hand-built by the owners of the ranch. The indoor chapel holds up to 60 guests, and one of the owners is an ordained minister, which allows her to perform the weddings. A catered menu can be designed with the ranch staff.

The ranch is the perfect setting for a variety of other special events including small conferences, seminars, sales meetings, and more. The conference room on-site can seat between 25 and 30 attendees.

1 Loon Creek Road, Stanley, ID, 83278, website, Phone: 800-222-1269