Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is located just 16 scenic miles NE of the beautiful small town of Sandpoint, Idaho. USA Today recently voted Sandpoint as the most beautiful small town in the USA. Resting at the base of the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho’s Panhandle region, the community of Sandpoint can be found 60 miles south of the Canadian border and 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.
Sandpoint sits on the shores of the spectacular Lake Pend Oreille, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States. At 43 miles in length, Lake Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake (1,158 feet at its greatest depth) in the United States with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint’s high ranking as a premier tourist destination. The reality is that the only way to get a full grasp on the natural beauty of Northern Idaho is from a breathtaking scenic vista, atop a Western Pleasure horse.
For those visiting the ranch in the winter, you will be glad to know that 26 miles from the ranch is Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. Schweitzer is a pristine jewel situated in the Selkirk Mountains and is the perfect location for your next ski vacation. This mountain boasts 2,500 acres of the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery imaginable, with views of Canada and two states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide-open bowls and gladed runs, 92 trails, and Idaho’s only high-speed, six-person ski lift… all at an elevation of 6,400 feet! The ski season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort lasts from November to April.
Getting to Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is a beautiful scenic drive through the Selle Valley to the foothills of the Cabinet Mountains. From I-90 either east or west, take the US-95 exit # 12 in Coeur d’Alene and head north to Sandpoint. Before arriving in Sandpoint, you will cross the Long Bridge. After crossing the Long Bridge, continue North on 95 until the HWY 200 exit. Take the HWY 200 exit to the right then continue on HWY 200 for 6.1 miles until you reach Colburn-Culver Rd. Turn left on Colburn-Culver and continue for 4.0 miles to Gold Creek Rd., turn right and continue for 2.8 miles to Upper Gold Creek. Follow Upper Gold Creek 1.5 miles to the lodge (Watch for the blue Western Pleasure Guest Ranch signs along the way).
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If you have trouble finding us, give a call: (208) 263-9066
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
1413 Upper Gold Creek, Sandpoint, ID 83864