All Inclusive Guest Ranch Adventures

Fall Horseback Ride
Lodge Front

Stunning views and fresh mountain air pervades your senses. Imagine a comfortable, rustic vacation that takes you back to nature, to a time when things were simpler.

All Inclusive Guest Ranch vacations include lodging in one of our cozy Grand Lodge rooms or Log Cabins, daily horseback rides, three Country Gourmet meals daily, evening entertainment and access to all ranch amenities. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch’s quality ranch raised horses are perfect for the beginner or the experienced rider. For the non-rider, our many other activities will fill your day with relaxation, education or adventure. When you’re looking for a fantastic family guest ranch adventure vacation or a ranch that you can visit as a single or a couple, look no further than Western Pleasure Guest Ranch!

We offer fun and exciting experiences for everyone. You will love our hands on approach to horseback and trail riding instruction and the personal attention you will receive. We limit the number of guests participating in our summer ranch program to twenty. This will assure you that you won’t get lost in the crowd. We specialize in personalizing guest ranch vacations to fit you. You have special requests, just ask!! Our summer All Inclusive Guest Ranch vacations are fun, memorable, and exciting. This is a life experience. Come enjoy an Idaho guest ranch vacation; where life moves at the speed of a horse.

The summer season runs from June 1 through September 30. Most of our guests arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Saturday, but for your flexibility we do offer shorter stays and arrivals any day of the week. Keep in mind that the only meal served on Saturday is breakfast. Sunday is the horse’s day off so no horseback rides are available.

Summer on the ranch means green grass, tall pines, beautiful wildflowers, blue skies, and fun, fun, fun! It doesn’t matter your age there is something for everyone on a guest ranch vacations at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. At an elevation of 2700 feet there is no need to worry about losing a day of your visit to elevation sickness. Horseback riding is our main focus, but we have many other activities that you can participate in including:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing with a local outfitter (extra charge)
  • Horse shoes
  • Teepee camp
  • Evening campfires with songs and s’mores
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Basketball
  • Pool table
  • Foosball
  • Movies

For those staying on the All- Inclusive Guest Ranch Package activities include…

  • Cattle sorting
  • Dinner cruise on lake Pend Orielle
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Archery range
  • Trap shooting
  • Fishing with a local outfitter (extra charge)
  • White water rafting (extra charge)
  • Kayaking (extra charge)

We are also easy driving distance of many attractions including…

  • Silverwood Theme Park
  • The Idaho Club Golf Course
  • Downtown Sandpoint
  • Schweitzer Ski Resort
  • Glacier National Park

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch provides a fun environment for your next family, couple or singles vacation!

Tentative Summer Weekly schedule at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Riding on the Big Hill
Sunday:

3:00 pm – Check in. Guests arrive and check in to their room or cabin.
6:30 pm – Dinner. Dinner is served in the great room of the lodge.
7:30 pm – Mosey down the the horse pasture and meet your mount.

Riding across the creek
Monday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Meet at barn for riding orientation and instructions.  A short trail ride to follow.
12:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Afternoon Ride (about two hours)
5:00 pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
6:30 pm  – Dinner
7:30 pm – Archery practice

Skeet Shooting
Cruise on the lake
Tuesday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – meet at barn for morning ride (about two hours)
12:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Afternoon Ride. A fast ride and a slow ride are offered this afternoon. Wranglers must approve those going on fast ride. Ride may be a little shorter because of dinner cruise.

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Skeet Shooting. Skeet is a recreational and competitive activity, using shotguns, where participants attempt to shoot clay disks flung into the air at high speed. Minimum age to participate is 12 years old.
5:00 pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
4:30 pm – Meet in lodge parking lot to caravan to town.
5:15 pm – Board the Shawnodese on Lake Pend Orielle for a dinner cruise.
9:00 pm – Return to ranch

Lounging at the falls
Wednesday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Make sack lunches for ride
10:00 am – Meet at barn for all day ride. Today we ride to Grouse Creek Falls. You may want to bring a swimsuit, watershoes and towel (ask for towels at the lodge) for a refreshing dip at the Falls. The trip home in wet jeans can be long. There is a half mile, moderate hike into Grouse Creek Falls.
4:30 pm – return to lodge
5:00 pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
6:30 pm – Dutch Oven Dinner. Served outside at fire pit.
7:30 pm – Music around the campfire

Wagon ride
Thursday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Cattle Sorting. This is a competitive team event. Bring your game face!
12:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Afternoon Ride
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow
Time TBA – Evening wagon rides

Grilling steak over a fire
Friday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Non-Horse activity TBA
12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow
2:00 pm – Day Ride – A shorter ride is available at request
6:00 pm – Dinner on the trail
7:30 pm – Ride back to the lodge
8:00 pm – Wranglers run horses back to meadow

Cattle drive
Saturday:

8:30 am – Wranglers run the horses up from the meadow.
9:00 am – Breakfast
11:00 am – Check Out

No Good byes here, just until next time!

Dutch Oven Dinner
Around the Campfire