The stay at 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch was absolutely unforgettable. I wanted to try horse-riding, but I imagined that it would be one of those experiences which include waiting, lining up, trodding down safe paths, eating 'commercial' foods....etc...But those things are exactly what 4D Longhorn is NOT!! Brad, Sharon & even little Dustin provided a great, homely and wonderful place to spend a day and a night. I come from Singapore...but all 3 made me feel right at home in the lodge.
It was refreshing to get away from the busyness of life and get out to the ranch...to see the expanse of land...the freedom one feels is indescribable. Brad is fantastic to teach and show how one preps the horses for the ride. With great patience, he taught me (a green-horn) to ride with confidence. To my surprise, Brad then took me for an unforgettable ride up and around the hills, away from the usual paths, into the wild. The freedom one gets, just roaming around the place without a 'set' path, is amazing. Brad - I must say a big thank you for that great ride and the fantastic view we got throughout the ride. Thank you also for the many wild huckleberries you picked along the way so that we can have 'huckleberry-toasts'!
Sharon cooks up lovely meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner....making me feel like royalty whenever the food is laid before me.
From the outside, 4D Ranch feels a little like a blast from the past. Brad has made the place look like from good old western days......but inside...the rooms are very comfortable, cosy and lovely.
A great place to take the family to....especially when there's little Friday (small horse) for the children to ride on. WIshed my children and husband were with me for this trip.
I would suggest that if anyone is going whitewater rafting near Horseshoe Bend to plan proceed onwards to 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch for a night's rest and then an unforgettable day of riding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch is a dude ranch, or working ranch, located in the scenic mountains of Idaho. Here you can experience authentic cowboy life with all the comforts of home. The 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch caters to all skill levels of horsemanship from novice to experienced riders. We also cater to groups for corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions. Enjoy the clean, crisp mountain air, while at the same time learning the cowboy way of life. Some of the activities that are offered during your vacations or event at 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch are:Weekly Cattle Drive Guided Trail Rides Horsemanship Skills such as Horseback Riding, Roping, Cutting, etc.Riding and Roping Lessons Team Building Programs and More. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch Idaho/Ola