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Authentic Travel
Authentic Travel

To be immersed in a culture or location, leaving behind that which one came to escape; that is when today's traveler feels they have experienced something authentic....

10 Things To Do In Sandpoint In the Summer
10 Things to do in Sandpoint in the Summer

Sandpoint, Idaho is a four season, vacation destination town located between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain ranges, in the panhandle of Idaho, just 60 miles from the Canadian border. Sandpoint sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and at the base of Schweitzer Mountain,...

Arizona Dude Ranch
Where do dude ranchers go on vacation?

Where do dude ranchers go on vacation? To a dude ranch of course! At the convention at the Tanque Verde Ranch, we must confess we skipped a few meetings to enjoy a ride through the dessert, a dip in the hot tub or a nap....

family vacation trail ride
Family Vacation

Experience the spirit of the west as a family while you ride, bike and hike the meadows, trails and mountains of North Idaho....

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch Adventure
Ranch Adventure and a Winter Storm Warning

The snow removal team has been working all day long for nearly 3 days straight to shovel roofs, plow roads and horse pens, snow-blow walkways and do it all over again as more snow arrives. But all this snow doesn't mean just work. With lots...

Things to do in Sandpoint
10 Things To Do On Vacation In Sandpoint In The Winter

Sandpoint and the surrounding areas are truly an outdoors man's paradise. Sandpoint has four very distinct seasons and each season has a unique draw of its own. Winter is no exception. With snow in abundance from mid December through February and sometimes beyond, there is...

guest ranch wranglers
Dude? Dude! Dude.

The meaning and use of “dude” is as varied, it seems, as the people who use it. Dude ranches are not just for men. No, they are for anyone who wants to experience the spirit of the West. Anyone who saw that western...

Idaho Tree Farm Tour 2016
2016 Idaho Tree Farmers of the Year Tour

The Wood family had the honor of receiving the award for the Idaho Tree Farm of the Year for 2016. The purpose of the Idaho Tree Farm Program, according to their website, is to “promote better forest management among non industrial forest owners”. This non-profit...

Isaac and the chainsaw
A New Horseback Riding Arena

A new, bigger and better horseback riding arena is in the works at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Our current outdoor arena, although adequate for our current horseback offerings, leaves little room for the growing list of horseback arena activities we have rolling around in our...