We found this place on Tripadvisor a couple years ago and hoped that it would live up to the comments. It did. My daughter and I went during women's week and were there with 23 other women who came as sisters and long time friends and there was one other couple that was a mother/daughter. The food was tremendous, the activities were plentiful. We did everything that we could fit into a day but also left time to relax. It was very cool in the mornings but warmed to high 50s in the afternoon. The skies were perfectly blue and the sites were incredible. All the wranglers were very patient with those who knew how to ride and those who were learning. We were the only two that opted to do the zip line that started in the mountain and ended int the freezing water pond, but the activity still went on. The ranch owner/manager made sure that even though there were only two of us, it happened. It was a blast.
I particularly loved the morning mountain hikes prior to rides in the morning. So peaceful and a good way to get warmed up before sitting in the saddle.
Each day the food just got better and better. You will want for nothing.
I mentioned on my pre-trip form that I "required" Diet Coke in my regimen. Even though it is not part of their normal bar offerings, it was waiting on my cabin porch when we arrived.
I will return if I can make it happen again. Thanks to all the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a family dude ranch, vacation getaway, and retreat on nearly 300,000 acres tucked away in Rocky Mountains near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Since 1947, the ranch has had a rich history of dude ranching in Idaho and the same traditions of the Western experience live today. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch Hotel Harrison
- Red Horse Mountain Ranch Idaho/Harrison