The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is in Stanley, Idaho where visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, homestyle dining, and comfortable lodging for people of all ages. Every meal of the day is included within the price of the stay at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. In between and after those delicious home-cooked meals, the staff is there to help every guest with all the activities to do at the ranch and in the surrounding area.
Lodging at the ranch is found in either a cabin or a lodge room. All accommodations have been renovated to be brought up to date while still recognizing and maintaining the footprints of the ranch’s original log structures.
There are 17 cabins available for rent.
The main cabins (which accommodate up to two people) are arranged in seven different duplexes of two cabin pairs. Each of these cabins has its rock fireplace, private bathroom featuring either a shower or a bathtub, and a separate bedroom with either a king size bed or a two twin size beds. Guests can also request an additional rollaway bed during their stay. Four of the seven cabin duplexes offer connecting doors on their interiors that allows guests in the cabin to accommodate even larger parties (up to four to six people).
Three additional cabins are available that can accommodate even larger groups. Two deluxe cabins can accommodate even larger families. Each of these cabins has two bedrooms with king size beds and the third bedroom with a twin-size bed. The third bedroom also connects the two cabins. Each deluxe cabin has a large bathroom with a large soaker tub and oversized stone shower. There is also the stand-alone deluxe honeymoon cabin, also with a king size bed.
There are also four lodge rooms available for overnight stays.
Each room has a queen-sized bed and a stone shower. The rooms are located just off of the Great Room, which means that most guests can use their cell phones during their stay.
All of the lodge rooms and cabins have electric heat.
In the main lodge, guests can access the ranch’s laptop computer, telephone, and make use of their wireless internet access.
Three homestyle meals are included in the price of lodging at the ranch - breakfast, a picnic lunch, and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are extra.
Breakfast is served in the main lodge. Visitors may find freshly baked pastries, hot coffee, a buffet of fresh fruit, cereal, granola, a hot breakfast menu with options like pancakes and scrambled eggs, and more.
The lunch menu at the ranch allows guests to choose from a selection of grab and go lunch items (like sandwiches, salads, and more). The in-house chef will also include home-baked cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit to compliment the main dish. Lunches will be served so that they can be taken outside with guests on their daily adventures.
Dinners at the ranch are served in different ways, depending on which day of the week it is. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, guests can enjoy dinner in the main lodge’s dining room. Appetizers are served before the multi-course menu, and arrangements can be made for guests visiting with children to allow them to have a quiet date night alone. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, guests can enjoy a buffet style dinner made in one of the Dutch ovens or wood-fired brick ovens. The buffet menu on Tuesdays always pays homage to more traditional, Basque/Idahoan dishes local to the area. Thursdays and Saturdays are usually barbeque or southwestern inspired in nature.
Vegetarian, children’s, and other dietary restrictions are available, on request.
Sports and Activities
The ranch sits in the Sawtooth Mountain Range, which is famous for having an immense amount of outdoor beauty and hundreds of miles of different hiking trails to explore. Guests who are interested in heading outdoors are encouraged to stop by the front desk and ask the knowledgeable staff for help planning their day. They can choose from hiking, single track mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, cast or fly fishing, swimming, or boating, or even whitewater rafting.
For ranch guests who want to stay close to home, the ranch also offers daily activities. The staff provides chess and playing cards, or guests can relax by the fire and read a book. There are often educational talks and live entertainment as well.
Natural Hot Springs
The ranch is also home to a naturally fed hot spring pool. The pool is twenty feet by forty feet in size, and from three to nine feet deep. The regulation of the water flowing into the pool keeps it between 99- and 104-degrees Fahrenheit year-round. It is maintained frequently to keep it clean.
One of the best parts about visiting the ranch with children is the diverse amount of activities that they can take part in. Children often enjoy fishing for trout in the pond, hiking up the accessible Knob Hill, playing ping pong, or taking a trail ride on one of the easy-going ponies. They can also earn their Junior Ranger badges.
Three nights a week at the ranch, the staff organizes and plans more structured activities. These include story hours, crafting, lawn games, and educational talks. Childcare is also available.
For guests wanting to venture out of the ranch, the nearby town of Stanley has a variety of other attractions to explore.
Walking tours of the town are available, which introduce ranch guests to the history, architecture, and town of Stanley. During the tour, there will be plenty of opportunities to shop and dine at some great places along the way.
The salmon hatchery is another interested area attraction to explore. Sawtooth introduces guests to both the history of salmon as well as the process of raising and farming them through their daily guided tours.
Also, nearby are two different ghost towns, Custer, and Bonanza. Both of these ghost towns are tourable and are home to a variety of different activities and special events throughout the year.
HC64 Box 9934, Stanley, ID 83278, Phone: 208-774-3544