My husband and I just returned home after an amazing week at the IRMR (Aug. 24 - Aug. 30th), and neither of us were ready to leave! IRMR is an amazing experience and we can't wait to start planning our next trip. Our stay was so amazing thanks to the comfort, beauty, a great staff and fun activities @ IRMR.
Sandra and Erica were extremely helpful with her knowledge of nearby trails and the best spots to see wildlife.
The meals are all included in your stay and AMAZING! The dinner options feel as though you are at a 5 star restaurant. The chef is fabulous. Jeremy was our waiter several of the days we were there and we really enjoyed him. He was very professional and very personable.
Lots of fun things to do nearby - horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, and fly fishing just to name a few. However my favorite part was the gorgeous scenery, and IRMR has an incredible view! I really enjoyed that they have a laundry facility onsite at the lower ranch, after white water rafting and horseback riding we were grateful to be able to wash our wet clothes!
Honestly I can't think of a single thing that we did not enjoy about our trip. I would recommend IRMR to anyone who is interested in truly discovering an amazing part of the country while enjoying a comfortable stay/experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The living history of the Old West mingles with the solitude and peace of this 1000-acre ranch, offering freedom, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by the largest protected wilderness area in the "lower 48", guests will enjoy full days of outdoor adventures, our authentic lodge and cabins, delicious meals, rejuvenating natural hot springs pool, and plenty of relaxation time. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and the view from the front porch –well, you just have to experience that for yourself.This 50-person guest ranch is an ideal homebase to enjoy one of America’s most majestic natural treasures, --- The Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Sawtooth Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland, with miles of hiking and biking trails, scenic western horseback riding, and countless opportunities for fishing, rafting and exploring the pristine Salmon River.The Ranch property originally was part of Stanley Basin pioneer Dave Williams’ homestead. It was acquired in 1929 by New York Frigidaire executive Winston Paul, who began building the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club. A crew of 60 men, among them a blacksmith and stonemason, camped on the Ranch property in the fall of 1929 until they were forced to leave by severe winter weather. Construction began with the snaking of logs up Williams and Gold Creek to the Big Meadow chosen as the Lodge site. The crews returned the following spring to complete construction, and the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club opened that summer as an invitation-only guest facility.A hydroelectric plant, whose log structure housing still stands at the willowed bend in the pond, generated power for the IRMC providing the first electricity in the Sawtooth Valley. Several of the original power gauges can also still be found around the Ranch. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Hotel Stanley
- Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Stanley