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.

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Lodging

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.

Amenities

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.

Dining

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.

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.

Massage

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.

Activities

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.

Children’s Programs

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